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  • Tokyo Shinjuku Station With The Sobu-Line

  • Tokyo Shinjuku Station

  • Tokyo Shinjuku Station

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  • Tokyo Shinjuku Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower

  • Tokyo Shinjuku High-Rise Buildings

  • Tokyo Shinjuku Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower

  • Tokyo Shinjuku NTT Docomo Building

  • Tokyo Shinjuku

  • Tokyo Shinjuku

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  • Fureai Bridge Shinagawa To Tennozu Isle

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Facts & Figures

Tokyo has 23 special wards and Shinjuku is one of them. Shinjuku's population is app. 313000 with an total area of 18.23 square kilometre. You will find there Tokyo's tallest buildings (skyscraper district) and with Shinjuku Station the world's busiest railway station (3.64 million passengers/day). Shinjuku is an administrative and commercial centre. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building is located in this ward. Shinjuku Gyoen, one of the most beautiful parks in Tokyo, is a must-see especially during the cherry blossom season (hanami).

History

Two events in the past had an huge influence on the development of Shinjuku in its current form. The Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923 and the bombings of World War 2.

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Shinjuku is the central ward of Tokyo.

How to get to Shinjuku?

  • 36min from Narita Airport to Nippori Station by Keisei Skyliner and
  • 21min from Nippori Station to Shinjuku Station by JR Yamanote Line
  • 15min from Tokyo Station to Shinjuku Station by JR Yamanote Line
  • 25min from Ueno Station to Shinjuku Station by JR Yamanote Line

Sightseeing spots

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Shinjuku Gyoen - Shinjuku park is open to the public since 1949 and my favourite place in Tokyo for the cherry blossom season

Shinjuku Station - busiest station in the world

Shinjuku Skyscraper District (Nishi-Shinjuku) - amazing high-rise architecture in a seismically stable area of Tokyo

Kabukicho - largest red light district in Japan

Koreatown Shin-Okubo - collection of the best Korean restaurants I found so far in Tokyo

Golden Gai - great area with many small and tiny clubs and bars

Kagurazaka - a neighbourhood with a nice traditional Japanese atmosphere

Takadanobaba Station - great nightlife area for students

Festival & Events (dates can change without notice)

July

Shinjuku Eisa (Okinawan dance) Festival (27th)
Traditional dances from Okinawa are performed by 23 Eisa dance groups.

September

Kumano Shrine Autumn Festival (16th)
Mikoshi (portable shrines) are carried through the streets of Shinjuku.

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