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Where to Get the Best View of Tokyo for FREE



Being in a bustling city that never sleeps filled with skyscrapers can be pretty thrilling, and what better way to gain a better perspective than to see it from the 45th floor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Building located in Shinjuku.

The building boasts of 2 towers, the North and South towers respectively, both of which offer a different view from their observation decks. The operating hours differ slightly from both towers too, so it is best to Google the operating hours before your visit. 


Going just before sunset, you’ll be able to catch the gradual tonal changes in the sky together with your loved ones and friends (the observation deck usually closes at 5:30PM or 8PM, do plan your time wisely). Aside from being an excellent spot for memorable group photos, there’s also a cafe and souvenir shop at the observation decks in case you want to grab some light refreshments and gifts along the way.


It’s within a 10-minutes’ walk from Shinjuku station by following the West Exit. Alternatively, you can ride the Oedo subway line and disembark at Tochomae station, which is the basement of this building itself. 



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