If you are looking for the best views over Tokyo then head to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building in Nishi-Shinjuku, on the western side of Shinjuku Train Station, around 10 minutes walk from the West Exit.
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There are 2 observation decks at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building both on level 45, 1 in the South Tower and 1 in the North Tower. Entry to both of the observation decks are FREE!
The South Tower Observation Deck is open daily from 9.30am – 5.30pm. The South Tower is closed every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month.
The North Tower Observation Deck is open daily from 9.30am – 11pm. The North Tower is closed every 2nd and 4th Monday of each month.
You need to enter 30 minutes before the closing times of each tower.
During the day it doesn’t take long to get up the elevator to each of the towers. Before sunset, the north tower has a queue starting to form around 5pm. The queue can take 30 minutes to get to the elevator. If you want to be at the top for sunset it is best to get there early to get up in time for the spectacular views over the mountains and to Mount Fuji with the sun setting behind it.
Being located in Nishi-Shinjuku, referred to as Skyscraper Town, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building is surrounded by tall skyscrapers which you get awesome views of.
In the South Tower there is a cafe and a souvenir shop. In the North Tower they also have a souvenir shop as well as a very romantic, fine dining restaurant, probably the restaurant in Tokyo with the best views.
In the Ground floor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building there is the Tokyo Tourist Information Centre which can provide you with plenty of information about Tokyo and tours around the area.
Check out the location of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building in Nishi-Shinjuku Tokyo