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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building (Tokyo Tocho Building)

Travel Guide - Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building (Tokyo Tocho Building)

InformationInformation

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, or Tokyo Tocho Building in Japanese, is a 243 meters tall twin-tower-building which soars high above the Shinjuku district of Tokyo. The building, designed by a world-famous architect Kenzo Tange, is one of the landmarks in Tokyo with an observatory on the 45th floor (202 meters above from the ground). The Tokyo Tourist Information Center on the 1st floor of The Main Bldg. #1 offers a volunteer tour to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building (in English, Chinese and Korean).
The building is also the starting point of Tokyo Marathon held in late-February every year. Tokyo Marathon is a huge citizen's marathon where about 36,000 runners all start from here and run through the city.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • Tokyo Tourist Information Center: 9:30 – 18:30
  • Japanese Prefectural Tourism Promotion Center: 9:30 – 18:30
  • Observatory: 9:30 – 23:30 *admission until 30 minutes before closing

ClosedClosed

  • Tokyo Tourist Information Center: Year-end and New Year holidays
  • Japanese Prefectural Tourism Promotion Center: Year-end and New Year holidays
  • Observatory: Year-end and New Year holidays except January 1, 1sr and 3rd Tuesdays for South Observatory, 2nd and 4th Mondays for North Observatory

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • Observatory: Admission Free

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • Short walk from Tochomae Station on the Toei Oedo Line (E28)
  • 10 minutes walk from Shinjuku Station on the JR lines, Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line (M08), Toei Oedo Line (E27), Toei Shinjuku Line (S01), Keio Line (KO01), Odakyu Odawara Line

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 2-8-1, Nishishinjuku , Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0023

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