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Tokyo's City Hall

Completed in 1990, Tokyo's city hall is located in the business district of Shinjuku.

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By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover City Hall, Tokyo

Among the most incredible modern constructions to be visited is Tokyo's city hall, which was built at the beginning of the 1990s. Built by the star of Japanese architecture, Kenzo Tange, the Metropolitan Government Building, where the employees are responsible for more than just Tokyo, was built with Paris' Notre-Dame Cathedral in mind. Each one of its towers, both rising 202m, has an observation deck (accessible for free) where visitors can enjoy the superb panoramas (especially at sunset) of the city all the way out to the horizon, where you can make out the silhouette of Mount Fuji.

City Hall, Tokyo

City Hall, Tokyo , A beautiful example of Japanese architecture , Japan
A beautiful example of Japanese architecture

Designed by the Japanese star of architecture, Kenzo Tange, the building is the pride of the city.

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City Hall, Tokyo , An unobstructed view over Tokyo , Japan
An unobstructed view over Tokyo

At more than 200 metres high, there are two observation decks in each tower that offer a 360 view over the city.

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City Hall, Tokyo , An administrative cathedral? , Japan
An administrative cathedral?

The reference has never been confirmed but its shape is really similar to Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

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City Hall, Tokyo , Shinjuku Central Park , Japan
Shinjuku Central Park

There is a little park at the foot of the skyscraper where workers meet up at midday and which holds a Shinto temple.

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City Hall, Tokyo , Daring architecture , Japan
Daring architecture

The building's designers were inspired by a computer chip for its shape.

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