Das Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building (jap. 東京都庁舎 Tōkyō-to chōsha/Tōkyō tochō-sha, deutsch ‚Regierungsgebäude der Präfektur Tokio/Präfekturregierungsgebäude von Tokio‘) ist ein 1991 fertiggestellter Gebäudekomplex im Stadtteil Nishi-Shinjuku in Shinjuku, in dem die Tokyo Metropolitan Government, das heißt die Government von Tokyo Metropolis, ihren Sitz hat. Häufig wird es auch Tokyo City Hall oder „Rathaus von Tokio“ genannt, was nicht korrekt ist, da Tokio keine eigenständige kommunale Einheit ist und Tokyo City im Zweiten Weltkrieg aufgelöst wurde.
Das vom Architekten Kenzō Tange geplante Bauwerk besteht aus drei Teilen. Der größte von diesen ist das Tokyo Metropolitan Main Building No. 1, das mit 48 oberirdischen Stockwerken und 243 Metern Höhe von 1991 bis zur Fertigstellung des Tokyo Midtown Towers 2006 der höchste Wolkenkratzer in Tokio war. Oberhalb des 33. Stockwerks gabelt es sich in zwei Teile und erinnert dadurch an eine gotische Kathedrale. Ebenfalls zum Ensemble gehören das Tokyo Metropolitan Main Building No. 2, das 37 oberirdische und – wie das Main Building No. 1 – drei unterirdische Etagen hat, und das Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly Building (sieben ober- und ein unterirdisches Stockwerk).
|Montag||8:00 AM – 6:45 PM|
|Dienstag||8:00 AM – 6:45 PM|
|Mittwoch||8:00 AM – 6:45 PM|
|Donnerstag||8:00 AM – 6:45 PM|
|Freitag||8:00 AM – 6:45 PM|
Rog Edwards | Mai 2, 2018
Great freebie viewing post. We had a misty afternoon so couldn't see Fuji or any hills for that matter. Handy if pricey cafe although you can't see out from where you sit. There is a regional food fair with lots of local food items on sale from all over Japan.
Joanne Bugeya | März 2, 2018
Fabulous views available from the top of Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings. Admission is FREE! We were able to spend as much time as we wanted on the 45th floor, took plenty of pictures, and loved the 360-degree view. We arrived near dusk, so we enjoyed it as the sun went down on the cityscape. The cafe was very nice and the souvenir shop had some nice items, but I enjoyed looking at the local items available at the locally-sourced products festival...so much tea and so many snacks! We enjoyed our visit and recommend it highly!
Ilika Ghosh | Apr. 29, 2018
Amazingly systematic way of crowd management. The view from the top is fabulous. It's more beautiful during sunset and at night when the whole city lits up. It's also absolutely free. A must visit if you are in Tokyo!
Rashed Haque | Apr. 19, 2018
A great place if you want to take a look from the top of this great city Tokyo. The entry is free, so you may have to wait in a line for your turn to get the lift. *The lift is really very fast. 😋
Andrew Hodges | Apr. 21, 2018
Great views from the top. We did the north observatory because there was no line while the south observatory had a lineup. Very cool and worth the stop.
VC | Juni 8, 2018
An excellent place to view the Tokyo skyline and it's free as well as being open late in the evening - we went at about 9pm. It takes a bit of searching (even for us after taking a taxi there) but you can find signs near an underpass and persevere even though it may seem closed. The north tower observatory deck is usually the one to go to. No reservations needed. You will have a security check and then be directed to the elevator. At the top, there are views in almost all directions (the restaurant takes up some of the best windows unfortunately - those facing east into the city). The best windows are actually the ones closest to the elevator down as they face southeast and you can see the Tokyo Tower amongst other skyscrapers. There is also a gift shop open late and legends underneath some windows explaining which buildings you can see. Staff are great.
葛晨書 | Mai 11, 2018
The Tokyo government building is less than a 10 minute walk from JR Shinjuku station, and is so well signed (in English) that you don't need a map to get there. We had been warned that the lines could be greater than 1 hour, but we went just before midday on a weekday and was let in immediately. They have a security check point with a bag check (as it is an official government building) but they let you straight in and up to the deck relatively quickly. It is a free to access, and has gift stores on both north and south decks (they are separate and require you to go back to ground floor to a different lift). On the decks there are staff that describe to you in English what you are seeing otherwise we'd just be looking at random buildings. On a clear day you can see Mt Fuji, however we weren't as lucky. It was nothing special, I've seen plenty of observation decks in different cities.. but this is the first one that didn't require payment.
Scott Jhet | Juni 8, 2018
I really love the place! It has modern facilities (super fast elevator). It is really worth to visit while in Shinjuku (actually near the hotels). It has a mini souvenir shop at the observatory. Great deals. Plus, I really love their stamps (make sure to get one before going down).
Samuel Rosales | Juli 1, 2018
Access and admission to the Observatory Deck on the 45th Floor is FREE of charge. Magnificent views of metropolitan Tokyo at 202 meters above the ground and, on a clear day, Mt Fuji is very visible in the south direction. There are two towers, North and South, and both have air-conditioned observation decks, a cafe and souvenir shop. The cafe on the North Observation deck converts to a bar at night and closes at 11 PM. There are days that they are closed to the public. South Observation Deck is closed on the first and third Tuesday of each month. While the North Observation Deck is closed on the second and fourth Monday of every month. But when the day falls on a holiday, the observation decks are open on the holiday itself, but closed the following day. To reach the place from Shinjuku Station, get out from the West Exit Police Box and walk the 600-meter distance towards west where you go through several pedestrian overpasses and underpasses. Some portions have mechanized walkways to relieve you of the walking. Directions and signages in English are adequately visible and should not be a problem understanding which way you are heading. Otherwise, you can always politely ask from “knowledgeable” people on the street.
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