Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatories

Take in a sweeping view of Tokyo from 202 meters above ground level. Admission is free. Admire the sparkling skyline from dusk to night, and Mt. Fuji on a clear winter day.

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OBSERVATORIES (ADMISSION FREE OF CHARGE)

Enjoy a sweeping view of Tokyo from 202 meters above ground level.

The Observatory Elevator takes visitors to the 45th floor, 202 meters above ground level, in as little as 55 seconds.The observatories offer a view of Tokyo and even dining at cafés and restaurants.

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ACCESS TO TOKYO METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT BUILDING OBSERVATORIES

To access the observatories, take the Observatory Elevator from the 1st floor of Main Building No. 1.
Note that at present measures are taken to reduce power consumption, such as switching lights off. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Hours (Entry ends 30 minutes before closing)

9:30–23:00
* The South Observatory closes at 17:30 (23:00 on days the North Observatory is closed)

Admission

Free of charge

Closing days

  • South Observatory: First and third Tuesday of each month
  • North Observatory: Second and fourth Monday of each month  

* When a regular closing day falls on a holiday, the observatory will open on the holiday and close the following day.
* Both observatories are closed during the New Year holidays (December 29–31 and January 2–3), and for building inspection on Saturday, October 20, 2012.
* Visitors are asked to refrain from using a tripod when taking photographs.

Bringing animals to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings

 (These rules do not apply to assistance dogs accompanying people with disabilities, which are welcome in the building.)

  • Animals allowed in the building
    Animals in a suitable pet travel cage that can be carried easily without obstructing traffic are permitted in the building.
    (Animals that pose a threat to visitors and workers are prohibited.)
  • Carrying animals within the building
    Owners are responsible for securing the animal in the cage, and for carrying the cage and keeping it with their person at all times.
    (Neither the reception desks on the 1st and 2nd floors, the security guard stations, the observatories, nor any other section of the building will look after a visitor’s animal.)
  • Other
    Owners are asked to take care so that their animal remains quiet.
    An owner whose animal causes too much noise, or otherwise disturbs the other visitors, may be asked to leave the building.
    Thank you for your cooperation.

 Inquiries     

 Observatories dedicated line: Phone 03-5320-7890

Parking

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building parking is open from 8:00 to 22:00 (note that vehicles cannot exit after 22:00). Outside these hours, please use a neighborhood parking space.

  •  Tokyo Metropolitan Public Corporation for Road Improvement and Management
     Nishi-Shinjuku No. 4 Parking, 2-4 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku (Under the Shin-fukutoshin Route 10 overpass)
     Open 24 hours a day Phone: 03-3344-6290

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