Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatory
Overlook the Tokyo Cityscape for Free
Tourists are free to come and visit the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building. Guests can use the observatory on the 45th floor of the No.1 building, which overlooks Tokyo from a height of 202 meters. To the west you can see Tokyo Sky Tree, Tokyo Tower, and Mt. Fuji. The building also has quality restaurants and souvenir shops on the premises. You can take the special elevator all the way up to the 45th floor from the 1st floor of the No.1 building.
Photography using stands like tripods is prohibited
The best chances to be able to see Mt. Fuji are December through February thanks to the lower temperatures
There is a multilingual guide, “TOKYO SKY GUIDE,” available
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building staff cafeterias are open for use during lunchtime
- Name in Japanese
- Postal Code
- 2-8-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
North Observatory: Every 2nd and 4th Monday
South Observatory: Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday
(For both observatories, if closed day falls on a holiday, closed the following day instead. Also closed December 29th-31st and January 1st and 3rd.)
※North Observatory is closed from May 1st, 2019, until January 14th, 2020.
9:30am-11:00pm (Admission allowed until 10:30pm)
※May be closed in case of inclement weather. Please confirm operations on the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatory’s Twitter page.
(1) About a 10-minute walk from the west exit of the JR Yamanote Line and Chuo Line’s Shinjuku Station
(2) Directly connected to the Toei Oedo Line’s Tochomae Station
※Please take the “Dedicated Observatory Elevator” from the 1st floor of the No.1 Building up to the observation room.
- Official Website
- Official Website (English)