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The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building located In Shinjuku houses the headquarters of the Tokyo Government

So why should a tourist like you include this in your itinerary? Because it's not just a run-of-the-mill government building!
The 243 meter-tall building has two towers, and each houses an observatory at 202 meters. When the weather is nice, these observatory decks provide an over-arching view of the city, where you can spot famous landmarks like the Tokyo Dome, Tokyo Tower, Mount Fuji, Meiji Shrine and many others.

It is open at night (until 23:00), which makes it a popular spot to catch night views of the sprawling city.
It is famously known as the "sea of stars", which means you can't afford to miss this iconic view!

Night view of Tokyo metropolitan government

So why should a tourist like you include this in your itinerary? Because it's not just a run-of-the-mill government building!

The 243 meter-tall building has two towers, and each houses an observatory at 202 meters. These observatory decks provides an over-arching view of the city, where you can spot famous landmarks like the Tokyo Dome, Tokyo Tower, Mount Fuji, Meiji Shrine and many others.

The North observatory deck is open at night, which makes it a popular spot to catch night views of the sprawling city. It is famously known as the "sea of stars", which means you can't afford to miss this iconic view!

How To Access The Observatory

On the first floor, there is an express elevator to both the north and south observatory. In this case, the term "express" really does live up to the billing. You can reach the 45th floor where the observatories are located in just 55 seconds!

When you get there, you'll feel like you're on top of the world. Take in the amazing sights of the city, and be sure to take lots of pictures!

For the time being, you can only visit the South Observatory of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Twin Tower. The North Observatory is currently closed and will be re-opened around mid-January 2020.

What Else Is There To Do At The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building?

On the first story of the building, there is a tourist information centre with all the info and resources you need on what to do in Tokyo. This makes it a good pit-stop to plan your trip before you head out on your Tokyo adventures.

National Tourism Promotion Corner (Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office 1st floor) sometimes holds fairs where products from Tokyo and other regions are showcased for sale. Each observatory also has a souvenir shop and café for your shopping and relaxation.

Metropolitan Government Building

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building is an attraction like no other. You don't often get a chance to visit a government building that is not only a tourist attraction, but also functions as a workplace for key officials.
Not to mention the breath-taking view you'll take in. It'll truly be an eye-opener!
If you're a connoisseur of spectacular sights, check out this guide to Tokyo's best views.