December 26, 2007

Off to Shinjuku in Tokyo, Japan

The Gaijin Guide travels to Shinjuku and Kabuki Cho.
Come take a look at Japan and its urban metropolis.

Shinjuku (新宿区) is home to the world's busiest railway station (seeing over 2 million passengers a day), some of Tokyo's tallest buildings, and the Metropolitan Government Office, which has two observation floors that offer stunning views of the metropolis and are free to the public. Other notable sights and stops in this ward are the gigantic department and discount electronic stores including Yodobashi Camera. Also located right around Shinjuku Station is KabukiCho.

Kabukicho (歌舞伎町) is a red-light district, which houses many hostess bars, host bars, and love hotels. It is also a major shopping, restaurant, and nightclub area as well. The district's name comes plans to build a kabuki theater on is present spot in the late-1940s. Though the theater was never built, the name stuck.

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