If you visit Shinjuku, don't forget to visit the area around Nishi-Shinjuku, where skyscrapers stand side-by-side. You are likely to be awed by the massive skyscrapers. Every building has an observatory or restaurant and is convenient for travelers to drop by. Consider a trip to take in a view of Tokyo.
View the Tokyo Scenery from a Triangular Building
Shinjuku Sumitomo Building is 210 meters high and is often referred to as the "triangle building" for its triangular shape. There is a free observatory on the 51st floor and you can view Mt. Fuji on a sunny day. There are restaurants on the 48th to 52nd floors serving a variety of cuisines from French, Italian, teppan-yaki steak (steak cooked on an iron griddle), and kaiseki (traditional Japanese multi-course meal) to casual izakaya (Japanese-style bar) dining. Dinner while enjoying the evening scenery is recommended.
Shinjuku Sumitomo Building 新宿住友ビル
- Address 2-6-1, Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0023
See Mt. Fuji from a Free Observatory Room
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building is 243 meters high. It was completed in 1990 and was the highest building in Japan at that time. This building, houses numerous governing departments that administer the affairs of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. Entrance to the 202-meter high observatory is free and you can enjoy a clear view of Mt. Fuji on a sunny day. It is open until 11:00 p.m., so you can enjoy a panorama of the brilliant night view of Tokyo. Last admission is at 10:30 p.m.
Enjoy the Night View at a Luxury Hotel
Shinjuku Park Tower is a 235-meter high skyscraper consisting of three towers. Park Hyatt Tokyo, located on the upper floors of the building, is an urban hideaway protected from the cacophony of Shinjuku. Each room has a spectacular view so that you can enjoy the Tokyo night view in a luxurious atmosphere. Even if you are not a hotel guest, you can enjoy the view from a restaurant or bar.
3-7-1-2, Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0023
Shinjuku Station （JR Shonan Shinjuku Line / JR Yamanote Line / JR Chuo Main Line / JR Saikyo Line / Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line / Toei Shinjuku Line / Toei Oedo Line / Keio Line / Keio New Line / Odakyu Odawara Line）
12 minutes on foot
- Phone Number 03-5322-1234
- Address 3-7-1-2, Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0023