The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building in Shinjuku is often visited by tourists for its free observation decks, which offer a good panoramic view of Tokyo and beyond. The 243-meter high building has two towers and each accommodates an observatory 202 meters high. It was the tallest building in Tokyo until it was overtaken by Midtown Tower in 2007.
In favorable weather conditions, famous sights such as Mount Fuji, the Tokyo Skytree, the Tokyo Tower, the Meiji Shrine and the Tokyo Dome can all be viewed from the observatories. The southern observation deck is recommended during the day, as you can see from there in the direction of the popular entertainment district Odaiba. The North Observation Deck, open until 22:30, is the perfect place to enjoy Tokyo at night.