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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, Tokyo

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Government Building · Hidden Gem · Observation Deck
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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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  • Great view, I loved it. Easy to access, Free. I went twice, once in the morning and once at sunset. You can see Mt Fuji. 
    Great view, I loved it. Easy to access, Free. I went twice, once in the morning and once at sunset. You can see Mt Fuji.  more »
  • Must do in Shinjuku. 360 degree view and even Mt Fuji. There are slightly taller buildings around but you can't tell when you look out and it's free. 
    Must do in Shinjuku. 360 degree view and even Mt Fuji. There are slightly taller buildings around but you can't tell when you look out and it's free.  more »
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  • Lovely observatory to visit for free! The entrance was a bit hard to find if coming from the southern side but other than that it was easy to acces. The trip up was really fast and the view is breathtaking 🤩🌆🌇🌃 I recommend going on a clear day and about an hour before sunset so that you can see Mt. Fuji, the sun set and then the city lights.I will certainly be coming back!
  • This is imho one of the best places to go to first in Tokyo. The observatory is on the 45th floor at over 200m height and it is free! So I went there twice in one day and could enjoy a beautiful sunset, with the sun setting next to Mt. Fuji. The entrance though might be hard to find since there is a public vaccination center located there as well. My tip: go downstairs and try the small doors on the main entrance. Also: North-Observatory is closed as of 2022-10-22.

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