Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, Shinjuku

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Catch sweeping views of the city from one of the two public observation decks at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings. Completed in 1990, the postmodern building designed by Japanese architect Kenzo Tange references a Gothic cathedral. Inside, the governing bodies for the entire Tokyo metropolitan area have their headquarters. At 202 m (663 ft), the building's observation decks each contain a cafe and souvenir shop. One of them stays open late, providing glittering views of the skyline on clear nights. Plan to visit Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings during your Tokyo vacation using our convenient Tokyo online trip itinerary builder.
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  • Worth a stop at! Fantastic views of the city and Mt, Fuji. Lots of space to roam around and check out the views. A nice gift shop and cafe on site as well.  more »
  • Amazing views of the Tokyo skyline and, I’m told, if you go in the morning you might get to see Mount Fuji. Went in both the afternoon and the evening and pleased we did. Sadly the glare of the...  more »
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  • the view is great. You can see many places, but unfortunately i came during a rainy day, so the view is not very satisfying, but I believe the view from this place must be very beautiful during a clear day. Definitely gonna come back. It's free tho! you just need to patiently wait in line. Even if I can't really enjoy the view at the moment, but I can enjoy do eye-shopping there since there's a shop and cafe as well.
  • It's not often one gets FREE passage to see the city from one of the tallest buildings in Tokyo. Ugh, in New York City I paid around $60 CDN to go up the Empire State Building! But here I am after taking an elevator up to the 45th floor Observation Floor. It is a cloudy day but nonetheless, very eye popping and my once in a lifetime experience. Now, on to discovering other sights of Shinjuku...
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