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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observation Deck

Overlooking the cityscape of Tokyo from 202m high!

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The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, located in Shinjuku, is Tokyo’s centralized administration complex, comprised of three buildings: the First Main Office Building, the Second Main Office Building, and the Metropolitan Assembly Building. The First Main Office Building is home to a 45th floor Observation Deck, which is accessible by dedicated elevator on the 1st floor. In just 55 seconds the dedicated elevator will whisk you into the skies, to a height of 202 meters above ground and the sprawling view of Tokyo below.

The observation deck is divided into a north and south section (north area is currently closed), where you can take a full 360-degree lap around and feast your eyes on an unforgettable panorama of Tokyo. With Skytree in the northeast, Shinjuku Park Tower and Tokyo Opera City at your southwest, and at night a mesmerizing, glittering cityscape makes this spot recommended as a date spot as well.

To top it all off, the south observation deck is home to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Memory Piano, available for anyone to play. It’s iconic yellow and black design was supervised by Yayoi Kusama, providing a pop of accent to the entire space.


  • Free observation deck in the First Main Office Building of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.
  • Feast your eyes on the unforgettable view from the 45th floor, 202m above ground.
  • A free-to-play piano, Tokyo Metropolitan Government Memory Piano awaits in the south observation deck.


  • The south observation deck also has a cafe space and a goods shop

    The south observation deck also has a cafe space and a goods shop

  • The "Tokyo Metropolitan Government Memory Piano" is free for anyone to play.

    The "Tokyo Metropolitan Government Memory Piano" is free for anyone to play.

Official FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions have been vetted and answered directly by each listing.


Are there any multilingual pamphlets or guide signs available? (If yes, please inform us of the languages available.)


We have brochures in foreign languages (English, Chinese, Korean). In addition, 32 spots that can be viewed from the observation deck can be displayed in 15 foreign languages just by reading the QR code on the smartphone (TOKYO SKY GUIDE).


Is there free Wi-Fi available in the area?


The free Wi-Fi service provided by Tokyo Metropolitan Government is available.


Are coin lockers available?


Not available.


Are there any guides or people who can explain to foreigners in the observation deck?


Volunteers who can handle English, Chinese, and Korean are stationed from 10:00am to 3:00pm from Monday to Friday.



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Tokyo Metropolitan Government No.1 Building 45F, 2-8-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
South Observatory: Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday (open if it's a holiday, closed the next weekday)
Also closed December 29th-31st and January 2nd and 3rd
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Inspection Day
9:30am - 10:00pm
Entrance cut-off is 30 minutes before closing time.
1) About 10-minute walk from JR Shinjuku Station West Exit
2) Directly connected to Tochomae Station on the Toei Oedo Line
3) From JR Shinjuku Station West Exit (underground bus boarding area), take the Toei Bus or Keio Bus (Metropolitan Government circulation) and get off at the "Tokyo Metropolitan Government No. 1 Main Building" bus stop
4) From JR Shinjuku Station West Exit, take the Shinjuku WE Bus and get off at the "Shinjuku Washington Hotel" bus stop
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Official Website (Japanese)