Tokyo offers so many things to do to fill your time in Japan but one of my favourite things has to be the Metropolitan Government Building.
Located in Shinjuku, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building is a great place for tourists to enjoy incredible panoramic views of Tokyo and beyond, absolutely free. When the sky is clear, you can spot Mount Fuji, the Tokyo Skytree and Tokyo Tower along with other famous landmarks around the city. The North Observatory remains open to late into the night, ideal for those wishing to catch a view of Tokyo at sunset.
Tocho-mae Station on the Oedo Subway line is located in the basement of the Government building or the JR Shinjuku Station is just a 10 minute walk away, with plenty of maps and directions towards the Tokyo Government building.
Whilst here, you may want to grab a snack from the café open in the observatory area or take a stroll through central park found just behind the building.
Hours: North Observatory open 9.30 – 23.00. South Observatory open 9.30 to 17.30. Admissions end 30 minutes before closing time.
Closed: North observatory is closed 2nd and 4th Monday of each month and the south Observatory is closed 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month.
Admission is free!