The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office, a 10-minute walk from JR Shinjuku Station, is an important place for Tokyo administration. People tend to think that it is a place where only businessmen are involved, but in fact it is also secretly popular as a tourist spot.
There is an observatory on the 45th floor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office that anyone can enter for free, so you can get a panoramic view of the city without spending money. In addition, there are cafes where you can eat while looking at the scenery, and shops where you can buy souvenirs. At night, you can enjoy a night view with jewels scattered around, making it a popular date spot.
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, there is a first and second this government office building and the Metropolitan Assembly Building, there is the observation room is the first this government office building. There are two observation rooms, the North Observation Room and the South Observation Room. Reservation is not required and entrance fee is free.
Directions from Shinjuku Station to the observation deck.
There is a “moving sidewalk” from the underground rotary at the west exit of Shinjuku Station to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, so you can move easily. When you get on the ground, go straight for about 3 minutes while looking at the Keio Plaza Hotel on your left. There is a passage to the first main government building on your left, so proceed further with the “observation room” guide.
Arrived at the 1st main government building about 10 minutes on foot from the west exit. Next to the main entrance of the first main government building, you can see the entrance of the “Elevator for the North Observation Room”. The elevator entrance to the South Observation Room is also on the opposite side of the main entrance. You can move to the observation room on the 45th floor with a direct elevator.
At the observatory, you can see the Tokyo Metropolitan Tokyo scenery such as Tokyo Tower, Sky Tree, and high-rise buildings, and you can see Mt. Fuji when the weather is clear. If you want to see the fantastic Mt. Fuji, it is recommended to visit on a sunny day from autumn to winter.
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office not only has a good view from the observation room, but can also get information about Tokyo, and you can visit inside the Tokyo Metropolitan Government where you can’t usually see it. A place where you can experience the whole of Tokyo. When you come to Tokyo for sightseeing, you can feel free to use it if you want to refresh and see the beautiful scenery.
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.
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)|