Metropolitan Government Building Observatories

Night view of Metropolitan Government Building Observatories(Shinjyuku Ward)


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Today's beautiful night view time

18:21 ~ 18:51

Visit Report of Metropolitan Government Building Observatories

This observatory offers a panoramic view of the city of Tokyo from the 47th floor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, 202 meters above ground level.

Separate observation floors are provided for the south and north, with different opening hours, regular closing days, and facilities on each floor.

There are no major differences in the views, and the highlights are as follows.

  • The west side of the observation deck offers a beautiful view of the triangular-roofed Shinjuku Park Tower, the 222-meter-high Tokyo Opera City, and Mt.Fuji
  • The north side, with its magnificent view of Shinjuku's skyscrapers lined up in rows.

For those who wish to visit during twilight hours, it is recommended to allow plenty of time for your visit, as there is often a line for the elevators dedicated to the observation deck for about an hour before and after sunset.

This is one of the most beautiful free observation decks in Tokyo, so please be sure to visit.

Information about Metropolitan Government Building Observatories

Name Metropolitan Government Building Observatories
Nightscape features
Opening hours
  • North Observatory 9:30-17:30
  • South Observatory 9:30-23:00
regular closing day
  • North Observatory Second and fourth Monday of the month
  • South Observatory First and third Tuesdays of the month
admission fee
Observatory height. Approx 202 m
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How to get to Metropolitan Government Building Observatories

By train
  • 10 min walk from West Exit of JR Shinjuku Sta.
  • Direct access from Exit A4 of Tochomae Station on the Toei Subway Oedo Line
By Car
  • 300m from Shinjuku Ramp of Metropolitan Expressway
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building No. 1 parking lot (237 spaces / fee-based)

View from Metropolitan Government Building Observatories(Photo List)

Here are some night view photos taken at Metropolitan Government Building Observatories .

Please refer to the atmosphere of the Metropolitan Government Building Observatories and what views can be seen.

Metropolitan Government Building Observatories FAQ

What is the recommended time for night viewing on 4/24

The 30-minute period from 18:21 ~ 18:51 is the twilight time when the night view is most beautiful.

What are the differences between the South Observation Deck and the North Observation Deck at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building?

There are differences in business hours, holidays, and stores on the floor. For a relaxing night view, the South Observation Deck is recommended.

Where can I enter the South and North Observation Deck of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building?

The Observation Deck can be accessed by using the "Observation Deck Elevator" on the first floor of the First Main Building.

What floor is the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Observation Deck located on?

The observation deck is located on the 45th floor.

Is the "Omoide Piano" installed in the south or north observation room?

Omoide Piano is located in the South Observation Room.

What kind of view can I enjoy from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Observation Deck?

The view includes the greenery of Meiji Shrine in the center of Tokyo, the Sky Tree, Tokyo Tower, and on a clear day, Mt.

Can I use a tripod to take night shots?

Using a tripod is prohibited. Please enjoy photography with good manners.

  • Release day:2023/01/30
  • Update day:2023/12/14


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