Visiting the observatories
Enjoy commanding views of downtown Tokyo from a height of 202 meters.
The observatories are intended to inform and educate people about Tokyo and TMG policy while taking in the stunning views below.
We hope that you will take a moment from your visit to think about the future of "Tokyo" while gazing out the window at the city.
The South Observatory will be closed starting Saturday, September 1, 2018 due to remodeling work on the TMG Buildings.
It is scheduled for a renewal opening around spring of 2019.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
From this direction, you can see Tokyo Skytree.
From this direction, you can see Tokyo Tower.
From this direction, you can see Shinjuku Park Tower and Tokyo Opera City Tower.
From this direction, you can see Mt. Fuji in the distance.
Mt. Fuji is most visible between December and February with cool temperatures and good visibility.
Guide to the TMG Observatories
To access the observatories, take the dedicated "Observatories Elevator" from the first floor of TMG No. 1 Building.
※On TMG closures (Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays), the second floor entrance and exit is closed. Please use the front entrance on the first floor.
Some lights have been turned off intentionally to conserve electricity. Your understanding and cooperation is greatly appreciated.
Hours (last admission at 10:30 pm)
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
※The South Observatory is open until 5:30 pm (or until 11:00 pm on days the North Observatory is closed).
※The observatories may be closed suddenly due to inclement weather or other reasons. Closures and other information will be notified via the Twitter feed at: https://twitter.com/tocho_tenbou.
Admission: Free of charge
・The South Observatory is closed on the first and third Tuesday of every month
・The North Observatory is closed on the second and fourth Monday of every month.
※When one of the days listed above falls on a holiday, the observatory will be open on the holiday but closed the following day.
※The observatories will be closed during the New Year's holiday season (December 29 to 31 and January 2 and 3) and on Saturday May 12, 2018 for inspection.
※Click here for the full-year observatory schedule .
Please refrain from using tripods or other devices to take photographs.
Cafes and stores inside the observatories
・Please see the “How and where” web page (South Observatory store, etc).
TMG Observatories TOKYO SKY GUIDE
TOKYO SKY GUIDE is a special viewing guide created by TMG for its observatories
It provides information in the native language of visitors without using a dedicated app.
Simply scan the QR code located at a total of 32 spots on the exhibition panels to automatically display information.
Be sure to try it out on your smartphone.
Observatories Hotline: 03-5320-7890 (weekdays 10:00 am ～ 5:00 pm)
The TMG parking garage is open from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm (be aware that vehicles cannot leave the garage after 10:00pm).
Please use a nearby parking garage if you will be using it outside of these hours.
Part of the South Observatory can be reserved as a venue for events (fee applies).
Inquiries:Building and Facilities Maintenance Section, Bureau of Finance 03-5388-2761 (9:30am - 4:30 pm).