TOKYO METRO GOVERNMENT OFFICES
The‘Tocho’,as it is known for short,was designed by the Japanese architect
Kenzo Tange and,according to him,was inspired by the Notre Dame.
The complex also incorporates the 37-storey Tokyo Metropolitan Main
Building No.2,and the eight-story Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly Building.
There is a free observation deck on each of the No.1 building’s twin towers on the 45th floor.
The northern No.1 Tower has a Tourist Information Center on the ground
floor that is packed with useful guides to and maps of Tokyo in numerous
English speaking staffs are also on hand.
Kabukicho is an entertainment and red light district in Shinjuku Tokyo.
Kabukicho is the location of many hostess bars host bars, shops, restaurants and nightclubs, and is often called the Sleepless Town".
The district's name comes from late-1940's plans to build a KABUKI theater, although the theater was never built, the name stuck.
The area has many movie theaters, and is located near Shinjuku station,
Seibu Shinjuku station and several other major railway and subway stations.
SHINJUKU GOLDEN GAI
Shinjuku Golden Gai is a small area of Shinjuku Tokyo, famous both as an area of architectural interest and for its nightlife.
It is composed of a network of six narrow alleys, connected by even
narrower passageways which are just about wide enough for a single person
to pass through. Over 200 tiny shanty-style bars, clubs and eateries
are squeezed into this area.
Nishi-Shinjuku is a skyscraper business district in Shinjuku Tokyo. This
region was called “Tsunohazu”before.
Nishi-Shinjuku was Tokyo’s first major foray into building skyscrapers with the first appearing in the 1970s with Keio Plaza Inter-Continental.
Kenzo Tanze's Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building being the current latest. Tower
I was also the tallest building in Japan at this time.
Progress continues in Nishi-Shinjuku and in West Shinjuku which is heading away from the city center and has the site of the proposed Nishi-Shinjuku 3-Chōme Redevelopment with plans for what will be three of the four tallest buildings in Japan.
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is a large park with an eminent garden in
Shinjuku and Shibuya,Tokyo.
It was originally a residence of the Naito family (daimyo) in the
Edo period. Afterwards, it became a garden under the management of the
Imperial Household Agency of Japan.
It is now a park under the jurisdiction of the national Ministry
of the Environment.
THE HANAZONO SHRINE
The Hanazono Shrine of Shinjuku Tokyo is an important shrine that
formerly belonged to the Naito Shinjuku Family that lived here during the
Every year late in May, a big festival is held an antique fair is
held from early morning on Sunday .
Ｔhe fair will be cancelled on the day when other special events are held or in case of inclement weather.
Shinjuku Suehirotei is a famous vaudeville theater in Tokyo.
It holds many Rakugo events, where people go to enjoy traditional Japanese forms of humor such as Rakugo comic storytelling and Manzai stand-up comedy.