In Shinjuku, crowds gather in plazas, wait at crosswalks, and crowd the platforms at its central train station. The incessantly active focus of its parent ward, Shinjuku District, Shinjuku itself revolves around fast-paced, brightly lit businesses, boutiques, and skyscraping entertainment centers. By day, Shinjuku resonates with energy. By night, Shinjuku reverberates with the sounds of racy club music and clinking drinks. Perched atop Tokyo's busiest train station, Shinjuku makes it easy to get anywhere in the city.See 42 places to stay Save this neighborhood
Ultra Urban and Ultra Busy In Tokyo's Center
Shopping, fashion, art, parks, cafes, restaurants, izakayas, bars, clubs, venues, discos...[there are] so many things here in Shinjuku!!! Located right in between business/shopping and nightlife districts, the neighborhood is very convenient to live in."
From Racy to Refined: Nightlife In Shinjuku
Shin-Okubo Korean town is also nearby, just a 5 minute walk away. You can find Korean food, clothing stores, cosmetics, and many other things made by Korean people."
Below Shinjuku: Into the Underground
The [area is home to] the Park Hyatt, which is featured in Lost In Translation."
Visited in 2013
A View from the Top of Tokyo's Tallest Buildings
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Masaru studied Photography at Parsons The New School for Design in NYC. He has 25 years experience photographing social and human rights issues in Asia and South America. After spending many years abroad, he has begun to focus on his own country of Japan. He established Reminders Photography Stronghold in Tokyo in 2013, a curated membership gallery making multi-photographic activities possible. His photographs have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Newsweek Japan, and many others.