Kenzo Tange's domineering Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building is worth visiting purely to have a good look at its spectacular edifice, but it's also home to a pair of free observation decks that have become a popular stop on many tourist itineraries. For good reason, too: unlike other contenders like Roppongi Hills (¥1,800) and Tokyo Skytree (¥2,060 and counting), the TMG's observatories are completely free of charge. Particularly popular at sunset, when clear days afford good views of Mt Fuji, the observation decks also serve refreshments.
|Venue name:||Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatories|
45F Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, 2-8-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
|Opening hours:||South deck 9.30am-5.30pm (until 11pm on 2nd & 4th Mon of every month). North deck 9.30am-11pm / South closed 1st & 3rd Tue of every month, North closed 2nd & 4th Mon|
|Transport:||Shinjuku Station, west exit|