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Introduction to Shinjuku

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Shinjuku is a special ward in Tokyo, Japan. It is a major commercial and administrative center, housing the northern half of the busiest railway station in the world, Shinjuku Station. The name Shinjuku means “new inn” and it was originally a temporary resting place for travelers in the early Edo period (1603-1868). Today, Shinjuku is a bustling district of Tokyo, home to the Shinjuku Station, which handles more than two million passengers every day.

Shinjuku is a popular tourist destination, with many attractions to explore. Here are some of the things you can do in Shinjuku:

  • Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden: This is a beautiful park that offers a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. It features a variety of gardens, including a traditional Japanese garden, a French garden, and an English landscape garden.

  • Kabukicho: This is a lively entertainment district that is known for its nightlife. It is home to many bars, restaurants, and nightclubs, and is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike.

  • Godzilla Head: This is a giant statue of Godzilla that stands atop the Shinjuku Toho Building. It is a popular attraction for fans of the monster movie genre.

  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building: This is a skyscraper that offers stunning views of the city from its observation deck. It is free to enter and is open until late at night.

  • Hanazono Shrine: This is a beautiful Shinto shrine that is located in the heart of Shinjuku. It is a popular destination for those seeking good fortune and blessings.

  • Don Quijote Shinjuku: This is a massive discount store that sells a wide variety of goods, including electronics, clothing, and souvenirs. It is open 24 hours a day and is a popular destination for tourists looking for bargains.

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