Shinjuku / 新宿 ( Subcenter of Tokyo )

JR Shinjuku station is surrounded by huge electronics stores, which offer plenty of equipment such as PCs and electrical home appliances. And the area surrounding the station is lined with huge department stores. In the west side of the station, there are two symbolical structures of Tokyo. One is “ Keio Plaza Hotel “ building, built in about 45 years ago and the oldest one in this area. From this hotel building, the history of Shinjuku’s skyscraper city was beginning. And 20 years later, Tokyo Metropolitan Government Offices were moved here from Marunouchi area.

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Offices / 東京都庁
One of Tokyo’s landmarks. The Tokyo Tourist Information Center on the 1st floor of The Main Bldg. This was designed by the architect Kenzo TANGE.

There are two observation decks inside, entrance free. On the 45th floor of Main Building No.1 provides about 200 meter high view of Tokyo. You can enjoy watching a panoramic view of Tokyo including Mt, Fuji and Meiji Shrine in sunny day. I recommend you to visit a North deck, Hakuhinkan Toy shop is there, as a souvenir shop, and there are café restaurant and more ….

If you feel hungry, you can have lunch at the 32 floor staff cafeteria. But, Monday to Friday.

Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal / バスタ新宿
This terminal is well designed for transit with the trains and there is a large bus terminal above the taxi stand.

In addition to it, on the rooftop, there is a resting facility and you can see the high-rise building of Shinjuku from there.

Hatsudai Opera City / 初台オペラシティ

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