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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building North Observatory

Observation deck in the special wards of Tokyo, Japan

Introduction

Location

  • πŸ“ Address: 2-8-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 163-8001.
  • 🏒 Building: The North Observatory is located on the 45th floor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building.
  • πŸ™οΈ Area: Situated in the bustling district of Shinjuku, known for its skyscrapers and vibrant nightlife.

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Admission

  • 🎟️ Cost: Free of charge for all visitors.
  • πŸ’Έ Budget-Friendly: Ideal for tourists looking to enjoy Tokyo's skyline without spending money.

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Hours

  • πŸ•’ Opening Hours: 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM.
  • ⏰ Last Admission: 5:00 PM.
  • πŸŒ™ Evening Visits: The South Observatory is open until 10:00 PM for those interested in night views.

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Closed Days

  • πŸ“… Regular Closures: Closed on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month.
  • πŸŽ‰ Holidays: Closed during the New Year's holiday season (December 29 to January 3).
  • πŸ”§ Inspections: May also be closed for occasional inspection days.

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Views

  • πŸŒ„ Panoramic Views: Offers sweeping views of Tokyo and beyond.
  • πŸ—» Mount Fuji: Visible on clear days, especially between December and February.
  • πŸ—Ό Tokyo Skytree: Can be seen from the north-east direction.
  • πŸ™οΈ Cityscape: Includes views of residential areas and other skyscrapers.

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Access

  • πŸš‡ Subway: 1-minute walk from exit A4 of Tochomae Station on the Oedo Subway Line.
  • πŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈ Train: 10-minute walk from the west exit of JR Shinjuku Station.
  • πŸ—ΊοΈ Directions: Follow signs for the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building from either station.

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Security

  • πŸ” Bag Checks: Visitors are subjected to bag checks prior to boarding the elevators.
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Safety: Standard security precautions are in place to ensure visitor safety.

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Amenities

  • β˜• Cafe: Available for light refreshments.
  • πŸ›οΈ Souvenir Shop: Offers a variety of gifts and memorabilia.
  • 🎹 Piano: A dot-covered piano designed by Yayoi Kusama is available for public use in the South Observatory.

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Travel Information
πŸ“žΒ Β Β Phone: +81 3-5320-7890
🌐   Website: https://www.yokoso.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/tenbou/
πŸ•’Β Β Β Hours: See hours
πŸ“Β Β Β Address: Japan, γ€’163-8001 Tokyo, Shinjuku City, Nishishinjuku, 2 Chomeβˆ’8βˆ’1 ζ±δΊ¬ιƒ½εΊη¬¬δΈ€ζœ¬εΊθˆŽ 45F

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