The One about the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatories

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In Shinjuku, Japan, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatories are one of the few locations to get a great look at the city, but also to get night shots of Tokyo at night (if you are a photographer).

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Unfortunately, the location does not allow for a tripod and there is light being reflected on the window, so you will have to put your lens on the glass and have a towel to block out light.

But the South Observation Deck is great for taking photos during the day, while the North Observation Deck, which is open until 10:30 p.m. are for those who want to enjoy the Tokyo view at night and also want to eat at the cafe and bar.

My first time going to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building (back in ’99 – shown above), I went to the South Observation Deck and personally, I feel you get a better view without the obstructions during the night shots versus the day.  So, I recommend the North Observation Deck at night (just remember that it closes at 10:30 p.m.).

But the South Observation Deck does give you a good peek through Odaiba, which is a plus.

Photos by Dennis A. Amith and Antonio Airoso



 

Dennis A. Amith