Adventures in East Asia

World’s Largest Pendulum Clock at the Shinjuku NS Building

We peeped into the Shinjuku NS Building this evening before dropping back to our hotel since the place opens until late. It was purely to see the huge pendulum clock that we'd read about. And big it was!


The Shinjuku NS Building is hollow so that standing in the central 1600 square metre area allows you to look straight up at the transparent roof. On one side of this area, affixed to the building interior is the official world's largest pendulum clock.


It is a record-breaking 29 metres high and swings lazily as it counts time. I'm not sure, but I think it was hydro-powered judging by this water engine running underneath it.


Here's a short video:

More Shinjuku NS Building photos online at Flickr

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