About the Connected Tower of Tokyo and the Wonderful Free Views Over the CityAt a height of 243 meters, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building in Shinjuku is a very tall government building that locals call "Tochu." Until 2007, it was the tallest tower in the city.
The metropolitan power tower is one of the most impressive government buildings around the world. In fact, it is not a single building but a complex of two 48-storey buildings each, which connect on the 33rd floor of each one. This gives "Tochu" a one in a kind look compared to the rather similar government buildings around the world.
From the government building, you can ascend to two 202-meter-high observatories with spectacular views of Tokyo's Shinjuku District. On good days, you can even see the far away Mount Fuji from here.
TipsObservations from the building are free!
There are security checks at the entrance. Discover understanding!
Each of the observatories has a coffee shop and a souvenir shop.
The northern viewpoint remains open longer both in the evening and at night and offers a particularly enjoyable night observation!