Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building is the administrative center of Tokyo and the tallest building (243m) in the Shinjuku skyscrapers district.

The observation deck is popular for its panoramic view of the city and despite it being free to visit is one of the best observation decks in Tokyo.

The Tokyo Tourist Information Center is located here, where you can get information and materials on sightseeing in Tokyo, so it’s a good place to visit first when you come to Tokyo.

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observation Deck

There are two observation decks, the North Observatory and the South Observatory, and you can use any of them except during the year-end and New Year holidays and inspection days.

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observation Deck is located on the 45th floor of the First Main Building of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, 202 meters above ground.

It is a popular night view spot with a view of the city of the whole area and Mt.

Fuji in the distance, as well as the  National Diet Building ,  Tokyo Tower,  Shinjuku Park Tower and other structures.

The observation deck is open until 23:00 and admission is free, so you can easily enjoy the spectacular view and night scenery.

There is an inspection of personal belongings.


nameTokyo Metropolitan Government Building
business hoursNorth Observation Deck: 9:30 – 23:00
South Observation Deck: 9:30-17:30 (Closed until 23:00 on days when the North Observation Deck is closed)
business holidayNorth Observation Deck: 1st and 3rd Monday
South Observation Deck: 2nd and 4th Tuesday
If it is a national holiday, it will be closed on the following day. The observation deck is closed during the year-end and New Year holidays (Dec. 29-Jan. 3) and on inspection days.
residence2-8-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
telephone number03-5320-7890


  • 10 minutes walk from Shinjuku Station
  • A short walk from Tochomae Station on the Toei Oedo Line

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