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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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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings Reviews
Go to the observation deck for an uninterrupted views of Tokyo. It is free and easy to access we went early and there was no queue. There is a souvenir shop and cafe at the top in case you are hungry. more »
Good place to see the skylines and views of the land for free (compared to Tokyo tower which is at a cost) more »
the view is great. You can see many places, but unfortunately i came during a rainy day, so the view is not very satisfying, but I believe the view from this place must be very beautiful during a clear day. Definitely gonna come back. It's free tho! you just need to patiently wait in line. Even if I can't really enjoy the view at the moment, but I can enjoy do eye-shopping there since there's a shop and cafe as well.
It's not often one gets FREE passage to see the city from one of the tallest buildings in Tokyo. Ugh, in New York City I paid around $60 CDN to go up the Empire State Building! But here I am after taking an elevator up to the 45th floor Observation Floor. It is a cloudy day but nonetheless, very eye popping and my once in a lifetime experience. Now, on to discovering other sights of Shinjuku...
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