Tokyo City Hall
Tokyo City Hall
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building
Facts & Figures
Tokyo City Hall (Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building) is an impressive high-rise building (height 243 meter) within the Shinjuku district. The place is especially popular for tourists looking for an free observation deck with great views over Tokyo, Tokyo Skytree, Tokyo Tower, Mt. Fuji, Yoyogi, Meiji-jingu and many more. The panoramic observatories, which are located 202 meters above the ground, can be found in the 2 towers (45th floor) on top of the main building.
- Tokyo City Hall
- Opening Hours (Observatory North Tower) - 9:30 am to 11:00 pm
- Opening Hours (Observatory South Tower) - 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
- Closed (both Observatories) - 29 December till 3 January
- Admission Fee - free
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building (Tocho) was designed by Kenzo Tange and finished after 2 years in 1990 (costs appr. 1 billion US Dollar). The high-rise building was the tallest in Tokyo till 2007.
Tokyo City Hall is located within Shinjuku (ward) in Tokyo.
Address: 2-8-1 Nishi-shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
How to get to Tokyo City Hall?
- 12min from JR Shinjuku Station (West exit) or
- Tocho-mae Station served by Oedo Subway Line
Observation decks - spectacular views over Tokyo from the 45th floor, free admission
Tourist information center - great place to get relevant information about Japan's tourist destinations
Festival & Events (dates can change without notice)
Shinjuku Eisa (Okinawan dance) Festival (27th)
Traditional dances from Okinawa are performed by 23 Eisa dance groups.
Kumano Shrine Autumn Festival (16th)
Mikoshi (portable shrines) are carried through the streets of Shinjuku.