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The west area of Shinjuku station is a home to a numerous skyscrapers including the Tokyo Metropolitan Governm …

The west area of Shinjuku station is a home to a numerous skyscrapers including the Tokyo Metropolitan Government building and leading hotels such as the Keio Plaza, Hilton, Hyatt Regency and Park Hyatt. It is most likely a business district where Japan’s largest companies’ headquarters and Tokyo City Hall are located. Some tourists think of the Metropolitan Government Building as a tourist spot but it’s actually a building where people process government-related transactions such as driver’s license renewal, public officials vote casting, etc.  

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When talking about the skyscrapers in Shinjuku, almost everyone who has been there think of the Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower which is considered as the most innovative architecture in the area. These skyscrapers offer an excellent observation deck on one of the highest floors. At night, the district is like a sea of neon lights. 

There are a lot of things you can see and do for fun in Shinjuku aside from sightseeing. Some of these are shopping, relaxing at the parks and gardens, going to a movie theater or sports complex, seeing live concerts, going to unusual cafes, visiting museums, and enjoying nightlife.

 

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A number of shopping centers, parks and gardens, shrines and other tourist spots are just around the area. Shops like the Keio Department Store Shinjuku, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Yodobashi Camera Shinjuku Nishiguchi, Ginzo Shinjuku Honten, Isetan Department Store Shinjuku are some of the crowd-favorite shopping areas. In other words, Shinjuku is also a paradise for shopping lovers. A day of window shopping might not be enough if you stroll around the above-mentioned places. Famous parks and gardens like Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, Meijijingu Gaien, Kansenen Park, and Okuma Garden are just around the Shinjuku Skyscraper District. Don’t forget to include attractions like Shinjuku Golden Gai, Kagurazaka, Hanazono Shrine, Zenkokuji Temple, Thermae Yu, and others on your list of must-see places in Shinjuku.

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Shinjuku station

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Varies according to shop but basically it's around 11:00 - 23:00~