Shinjuku, Tokyo , The Shinjuku district , Japan
The Shinjuku district

Shinjuku is one of the liveliest districts in Tokyo.

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Shinjuku, Tokyo Japan
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Discover Shinjuku, Tokyo

The district of contrasts and excesses. Located on the very practical circular Yamanote underground line, which services the main sites of the city, Shinjuku doesn't look like anything you've ever seen before. Several millions of people pass through Japan's busiest station every day. Dozens of quays, corridors and signs serve to dispatch the masses of people. A large part of these commuters exit into the forest of skyscrapers where the country's administrative and business affairs are focused. Among its modern architectural feats, such as the 'Cocoon', Tokyo's City Hall and its finely wrought exterior really stands out. On the other side of the elevated rail transit system, Shinjuku takes on a completely different allure. Kabukicho is probably the best known entertainment district in the city. This is where you will find countless buildings with neon lights advertising restaurants, bars, clubs, karaoke, etc. where Tokyoites can't help but be tempted to go when leaving work, due to the sweet-talking promoters in the streets.

Shinjuku, Tokyo

Shinjuku, Tokyo , Shopping in Shinjuku , Japan
Shopping in Shinjuku

The many department stores and other luxury boutiques simply delight shopaholics.

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Shinjuku, Tokyo , The capital of signs , Japan
The capital of signs

The signs of the bars, restaurants and clubs compete with one another to attract customers.

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Shinjuku, Tokyo , Nishi-Shinjuku, the district of skyscrapers , Japan
Nishi-Shinjuku, the district of skyscrapers

It's difficult to miss the business quarter of Shinjuku and its forest of skyscapers in the western part of the city.

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Shinjuku, Tokyo , Kabukichô in Shinjuku , Japan
Kabukichô in Shinjuku

Kabukicho is the happening quarter in Tokyo. This is where you will find many bars, restaurants, clubs, etc., open all night long.

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Shinjuku, Tokyo , Tokyo by night , Japan
Tokyo by night

The view of the city from the observation deck in Tokyo's city hall is fascinating.

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