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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Observatories

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"Tastes of JAPAN by ANA" is a regional vitalization project that collaborates with the different prefectures in Japan to present the Land of the Rising Sun in all of its diverse glory.

Enjoy the views of the capital of Tokyo from 202 meters above the ground

Open to the public free of charge, the observatories located on the 45th floor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building provide a panoramic view of the capital of Tokyo. The Tokyo Tourist Information Center and Japanese Prefectural Promotion Corner are located on the first floor of the building, where you can get tourist and event information on not only Tokyo but on every prefecture in Japan.

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The views from the observatories

You can see Tokyo Skytree in the northeast direction, while Shinjuku Park Tower and Tokyo Opera City Tower can be seen in the southwest direction. With grand views of the megalopolis during the daytime and the breathtaking landscape of lights at night, the observatories offer truly exciting views of Tokyo. In addition, there are also cafes and souvenir shops in the observatory decks. Because the floors of the observatory decks are raised, you can enjoy the views right below you.

© 2019 Tokyo Metropolitan Government Omoide Piano, collaborated by Yayoi Kusama

Tocho Omoide Piano

Tocho Omoide Piano (Tokyo Metropolitan Government piano of memories), which anyone can play freely, was newly installed in the South Observation Deck that reopened after a major renovation. It lets you spend a fun moment, as music is a magical tool that enables communicating with people you have just met. Donated by a Tokyoite, the piano received a stunning makeover under the supervision of avant-garde artist Yayoi Kusama who has been recognized as an Honorary Citizen of Tokyo.

Location

Name Tokyo Metropolitan Government Observatories
Web Sites http://www.yokoso.metro.tokyo.jp/en/tenbou/
Address 45F, Tokyo Metropolitan Government No. 1 Building, 2-8-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Access Approximately 10 minutes' walk from JR Shinjuku Station West Exit
Directly connected to Tocho-mae Station on the Tokyo Subway Oedo Line
Business Hours 9:30 to 23:00 (Final entry: 30 minutes before closing)
Closed The first and third Tuesday of every month, New Year's holidays (December 29 to 31 and January 2 to 3) *1 *2
*1 When one of the days listed above falls on a holiday, the observatory will be open on the holiday but closed the following day.
*2 Business hours and holidays are subject to change according renovations.
Inquiries TEL: 03-5320-7890 (Observatories Hotline, weekdays from 10:00 to 17:00)
Admission Free
Others The north observatory will remain closed from May 1, 2019 (Wednesday) to January 14, 2020 (Tuesday) due to renovations.

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