Shinjuku Sumitomo Building, Tokyo

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Observation Deck · Hidden Gem · Architectural Building
Anyone with an interest in architecture will enjoy a trip to the top of Shinjuku Sumitomo Building. Step into the one-time fastest elevators in the world, which travel at 540 m (1,771 ft) per minute as they whisk you to the free observation platform and sky lounge restaurants that wait at the summit. At 210.3 m (690 ft) tall, it was the tallest building in the city until 1974, when it was surpassed. Take note of the building's unusual floor plan; built in a triangluar shape with its corners cut off, each of its sides reveal a different view of the city (with the obervatory and restaurants on each side). You'll also notice that the building's triangular atrium extends the full height of the building, creating an impressive sight. Use our Tokyo holiday builder tool to add Shinjuku Sumitomo Building and other attractions to your Tokyo vacation plans.
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  • Just for your information, the building is under construction and the observation decks are closed. I didn't eat at any restaurants, which seemed to be still open. You have to go through a lot of...  more »
  • When we visited, the building was undergoing a major renovation of their ground level public areas so it was difficult to evaluate, but we did get inside to see the 45 story atrium . . . not...  more »

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