The day before yesterday, I went to Shinjuku. I tried to take a look at “Salon du Chocolat” in Tokyo (Japanese version of le Salon du Chocolat in Paris) held at Shinjuku NK Building in vain. There was a long line at the entrance and I was told to wait for 3 hours to enter…! So I changed my mind and went to the observation decks of Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building just next to it, where I often take my friends from abroad. It’s located in the center of Tokyo, open from morning till night and free of charge!
And it was the right decision. The sky was clear. Less people. I enjoyed a beautiful panoramic view (And I didn’t have to spend money on chocolates 😛 )
This is the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building. There are two observation decks (south and north).
You can see Tokyo Sky Tree in the distance.
Shinjuku Gyoen Garden in the middle.
Even Mt. Fuji is visible!