Shinjuku 新宿

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Shinjuku is one of Tokyo’s main areas, with the train station being among the world’s busiest. The area is filled with bars, cafés, restaurants, karaoke and pachinko joints on one side. To the other side you will see a collection of high-rises, like a mini Manhattan, where there are many 5-star hotels. It gets quite rowdy in the evenings, when many workers leave their offices on the high-rises and head to the pubs. This is Shibuya for adults. The Shinjuku Gyoen Park is an island of greenery and a very peaceful place to spend some hours during the day, most notably during the cherry-blossom season around April. The Shinjuku Ni-Chome is Tokyo’s official gay area and quite an interesting experience.

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Image by TravelVince

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