Adolescent k-pop shops and adult hotels share Shinjuku District, an engrossing and expansive ward in Tokyo's central northwest. Between the floor-to-ceiling billboards of its department stores and the life-sized anime figures that wander through its Koreatown, Shinjuku District hardly seems to slow down. Find solace underneath the cherry blossoms of Shinjuku Gyoen, one of Tokyo's favorite green spaces—and the only place the area's neon lights fade into the background.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
Diverse Diversions In a West Tokyo Center
If you're interested in Korean culture...this is your chance to enjoy the Korean and Japanese life styles. The neighborhood is known for its multicultural background (Korean town is just around the corner, but Asians from many other countries also live in this part of the city)."
Alex & Chika
Shin-Okubo: Tokyo's Korea Town
Contemplative Space: Relaxing at Shinjuku Gyoen
We really loved the location. The area was perfect - interesting in itself, and very close to all the other areas we wanted to visit."
Visited in 2012
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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.