Shinjuku

This charming, diverse district centered around Shinjuku Station, which serves the most passengers in Japan, includes the shopping area of the East Exit and the business area of the West Exit.

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An array of fashion buildings around the Southwest Exit.

Shinjuku is the center of Tokyo culture, and it is continuously developing. One of the district’s landmarks is the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, the center of Tokyo’s administration. With plenty of spots to see, the area is centered around JR Shinjuku Station, which serves 3.5 million passengers a day, the largest in Japan. The vicinity of the station’s East Exit is full of bustling streets such as Kabuki-cho and Golden-gai, and shopping areas such as department stores and large-scale stores. On the other hand, the business area of the West Exit is where the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building stands, along with an array of high-rise office buildings, hotels and public art installations. For those who are looking for a pleasant place to walk, the terraces among the buildings of the South Exit are perfect. Visitors can also come across more attractions around town including Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, an oasis in the city.

Ticket gate of JR Shinjuku Station (South Exit), serving the largest number of passengers in Japan.

Public art installations in the business area of the West Exit.

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