Observatories | Shinjuku
A staple in many tourists’ visit to the city, the free Metropolitan Government Building Observation Decks offer some of the best view of the megalopolis that is Tokyo. While a little bit old-fashioned, both the South and North Observation Decks offer almost equally beautiful views of the city, we recommend the North tower however, as it’s open until 10:30pm and is therefore perfect for enjoying Tokyo at night (check out the lounge area also). If you are lucky and arrive during clear day (especially in winter) you may even catch a glimpse of Mount Fuji!
Address︎Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building No.1, 2-8-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Closest stations Tochomae (Oedo Line), Shinjuku station (various), Nishi-Shinjuku (Marunouchi Line)
North Observation Deck:
9:30 - 23:00
Closed: Second and fourth Monday of every month
South Observation Deck:
9:30 - 17:30. (until 23:00 when the North Observation Deck is closed)
Closed: First and third Tuesday of every month
*When one of the days listed above falls on a holiday, the observation decks will be open on the holiday but closed the following day.