Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building serves as the city hall for all the wards and cities that constitute Tokyo. The building is located in Shinjuku in front of the Shinjuku central park. The main building is composed of two columns that are structurally linked up to about 2/3 of the height of the whole tower. Above that height, the two structures rise separately towards the sky. The top floor of each of the two towers host an observation deck that is free of change. They are accessed from two separate elevators located in the basement floor.

On a clear day, one can see many landmarks of Tokyo from the top, including Tokyo Tower, Tokyo Skytree and Mount Fuji. I recommend visiting the tower before its closing time of 6:45PM and then head to Shinjuku and Kabukicho to enjoy their vibrant nightlife.

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Country: Japan
Area : Kanto area
Prefecture : Tōkyō-to
City : Shinjuku-ku
District : Nishishinjuku
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Gaijin San

Since my better half is Japanese I often have the chance to travel to Japan. I grew fond over time of this magnificent country. I thought of sharing with you some places worth visiting in this little but growing travel guide to Japan. I try to show with images what I can’t express with words. I hope you may find here some inspiration!

For those who wonder, I chose the moniker Gaijin-San after being called like this by a waitress at a grilled eel restaurant. “Gaijin” means foreigner and “San” is a honorific suffix in Japanese.

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