Be sure to come here for a snapshot when you are at Shinjuku!

2016.08.24

Capture the dynamic, unique, dignified characteristic of the city from various angles in Shinjuku

The Shinjuku Ward, where the famous Isetan Shinjuku Store is based.Shinjuku, along with Shibuya and Ikebukuro are consider as the three top sub center cities of Tokyo.
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With the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office headquartered in the city, Shinjuku is surrounded by skyscrapers. However, on the other hand, with entertainment district like the "Omoide Yokocho," the friendly atmospheres of the "Shitamachi" have also remained.
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You can feel the chaos from the "Kabukicho."This place is running day and night with enormous energy. This cheerful impression is given not only to the foreigners but also to the local Japanese.
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Shinjuku is one of the most popular spots for travelers in Japan.Let me introduced some favorite places for a snapshot when you visit Shinjuku as we walk.First, here is the "BUSTA Shinjuku" that opened in April 2016 located next to the JR Shinjuku Station New South gate.
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Here is the largest bus terminal in Japan with 118 Transportation Company and capable of handling 1,625 arrivals and departure daily at max.
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Travelers wait here for their buses to take them to tourist sites such as Mt.Fuji. Many people are taking pictures here while they wait.
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The information counter for the foreigner is also newly established here. Deciding your next destination by coming here is also an exciting moment on your trip.
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Here is the place to observe on people who are leaving and visiting the town. A bus terminal with a flow of people is a good spot for observing human behavior without getting tired of it. Time to move on from "BUSTA Shinjuku", the next stop is "Kabukicho".
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A tourist who tries to capture through their iPhone and tourist who tries to get a steady shot on their DSLR camera, everyone is trying their best to get a nice shot. "Kubukicho" is one the famous entertainment district in Japan, where you can find food and entertainments. Many of the photos from here are being introduced through various Medias on guides in Tokyo. It is recommended to cross the "Yasukuni- Dori" and shoot from the other side to get the best shot.
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There is also a spot where you can't resist from pressing that shutter button in "Kabukicho."Here it is.Have a glance into the "Godzilla Road", you will find something gigantic is looking at you.
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Here is the Shinjuku Toho Building. It is a commercial facility consist of hotels, Movie Theater, and pachinko hall. You can easily spot the place by looking up to see the gigantic head of the "Godzilla."To have a closer look on the "Godzilla", you will have to use the service inside the facility. So, this time, we will just shoot the "Godzilla" from the ground.
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I wonder how close we can zoom it by using a telephoto lens.
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It is nice to shoot the "Godzilla" from various angles, and please find the best spot that will bring the best shot of the notorious beast.The walk for a snapshot is finishing up. Let's try to find some calm scenery in the end by heading to the skyscraper part of the city to see the other side of Shinjuku. The buildings in this area are assorted; each of them is constructed in different style and time.
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You can tell the weather today is pretty disappointed for a walk.You can find the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office located in the middle of the skyscrapers. It is possible to walk from the "Kabukicho" to here, but another way to get here is to take the Toei Oedo Line at the Shinjuku Station.Let us teleport it at once!By getting off the "Tochomae" station, be overwhelmed by the massive structure of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office.
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There are still many fascinating and exciting spot to shoot in Shinjuku. How about a walk for some snapshots next time while you are shopping or waiting for someone in this charming city.

■"BUSTA Shinjuku" (Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal) 5-24-55 BASUTA Shinjuku 3F, Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 151-0051, Japan

■Shinjuku Omoide Yokocho
1-2-1, Nishishinjuku , Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0023, Japan

■Kabukicho Ichibankai
1-23-15, Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0021, Japan

■Gozilla Head
1-19, Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0021, Japan

■Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office
2-8-1, Nishishinjuku , Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0023, Japan

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