Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, Nishi-Shinjuku, the base of local administration in Tokyo. It may not be so common for us to sightsee like this. In fact, quite a lot of tourists visit from home and abroad. The reason is that there are observation rooms that can enter for free. You can overlook the city of Tokyo and its wonderful view is worth visiting. The observation room is divided into north and south. You will take the elevator from the first floor to the observation room, but before that you have baggage inspection of dangerous goods check, so please be careful about belongings. You will arrive at the observation room on the 45th floor in about one minute. View from the height of 202 meters above the ground is superb. Tokyo Tower, Roppongi Hills, Meiji-jingu Shrine, National Yoyogi Gymnasium and many other places of interest can be seen. There is also a cafe in the observation room, so you can take a break here.
You can enter the observation room at “South” until 17:00, and the observation room at “North” can enter until 22:30. From the observation room on the “North” side, you can enjoy the beautiful night view of lighted-up Tokyo.
Moreover, in the “Tokyo Tourist Information Center” on the first floor, you can get the Tokyo Tourist Official Guide “Tokyo Handy Guide” and “Tokyo Handy Map”. They will be able to make much use in gathering information when enjoying Tokyo. In addition, there is a corner handling the special products of Tokyo on the first floor, you can also buy souvenirs. Besides that, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government has exhibited art works that anyone can freely see. Although it is a government office, it is a place where you can spend a fulfilling time unexpectedly.
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office in Shinjuku, tokyo consists of the main hall approximately 243 meters, 48 stories in height, as the second hall approximately 163 meters, 34 stories in height, and “Metropolitan citizens open spaces” of approximately 5,000 square meters.
The observation deck is divided into south and north of the main hall and visitor moves to the observation deck’s floor by using the elevator. The speed of the elevator is 240m/min, so you can arrives there in 55 seconds.
The scenery from 202m in height is splendid. You can look over a wonderful view like the Tokyo Tower, the Tokyo Skytree, and Mt. Fuji in the distance from this viewing deck.
It opens from 9:30 to 23:00, so it is a popular spot because you can enjoy the night view, too. It’s good to be able to enter this place without paying an entrance fee.
There are a restaurant and a cafe, the souvenir shop, let’s enjoy Tokyo Metropolitan Government relaxing sightseeing.
|Name:||Observation Deck of Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office|
|Adresse:||Nishi-Shinjuku 2-8-1 Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 163-8001 Japan|
|Access:||Toei metropolitan subway Oedo-sen line “Tocho-Mae-eki Station” (directly connected)|