Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Shinjuku, the largest of the three Tokyo sub cities, representing the main Japanese business districts (the other two are Shibuya and Ikebukuro). About 300,000 people live in Shinjuku and one in ten residents is from another country, making it the area with the highest percentage of foreign residents in Tokyo.
The Shinjuku station is the busiest station in the world with an estimated 3.64 million passengers every day. On the Nishi Shinjuku area at the east is Tokyo’s largest skyscraper area. Two of the most famous buildings there are the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building and the Park Hyatt at Park Tower (made famous by the movie “Lost in translation”). Other interesting Shinjuku location is the magnificent Shinjuku Gyoen National garden in the southern area.