Busy Shinjuku

Shinjuku (新宿) is one of the busiest of the 23 city wards of Tokyo. It’s a large entertainment, shopping and business area. Huge department stores, shopping malls and electronic shops can be found on all sides of the Station. Northeast of the station you can find Kabukicho, which is Japan’s largest red light district. You can also visit museums, Shinjuku Gyoen and the free observation decks of the Shinjuku Government building. Shinjuku is very busy even during regular days, so be prepared for the crowds. Here you’ll mainly find big name stores like Uniqlo, Yodobashi and Big Camera, but there are also lots of restaurants, bars and game centers to enjoy.

All year round various events and traditional festivals like the Eisa Matsuri will take place in this major entertainment city. Temporary exhibitions and art galleries can be found as well. Shinjuku Station is the world’s busiest railway station, handling more than two million passengers every day. It can be reached by almost all train and subway lines, including the Yamanote Line.

Official website of Shinjuku (in Japanese): http://www.city.shinjuku.lg.jp/index.html
Official Eisa Matsuri website (in Japanese): http://www.shinjuku-eisa.com/

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