"The Skyscraper District of Shinjuku" Shinjuku Tip by FelixB

Shinjuku, Tokyo: 12 reviews and 11 photos

  Shinjuku High Rise District
by FelixB

Favorite thing: Tokyo has never been a city with heaps of skyscrapers. This is mostly due to the risk that comes from constant earthquakes. However, technology has advanced and like no other city Tokyo is lacking hard in potential building sites. Therefore, building high has become the alternative. In Tokyo you will find many different districts with skyscrapers, but the most famous and possibly best is the western side of Shinjuku Station where Tokyo's largest skyscraper the "City Hall" is amongst others. Lovers of high buildings are in good hands here.

Fondest memory: For all the people who watched Lost In Translation this area would provide you with yet another spot of interest as the Park Hyatt Hotel, the hotel featured in that movie, is located here. The New York bar in the top is open for externals as well but in the evening a cover charge of aroun 2000 Ľ applies. Additionally, be advised that the cheapest item on the menu is a beer for around 1000 Ľ.

Address: Shinjuku-ku

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 10, 2005
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