Exploring Japan: Shinjuku – March 22, 2010

Cherry blossoms were blooming, and I met a friend in Shinjuku.  We went to the Tokyo Metropolitan Office building and enjoyed taking some photographs.  The Tokyo Metropolitan Office building is the seat of Tokyo’s government, and has one of the highest observatories in Tokyo at 202 metres.  There are 2 observatories and provide a great view of Tokyo.  After that, we visited Shinjuku Chuo Park and Kumano Shrine.  Enjoy the pictures!

Two kids and their father looking out the window in the observatory.

A reflective building near Shinjuku Chuo Park.

Looking northwest toward the horizon.

Looking down to the Shinjuku Sumitomo Building.

Shinjuku has a big collection of skyscrapers.

The unusual building in the middle is the Tokyo Mode Gakuen building, which is one of the tallest educational buildings in the world.

In the middle is the NTT Docomo Yoyogi Building.

Here is part of Kumano Shrine's garden.

Kumano Shrine itself from the side.

This is near the back of the shrine.

This is a smaller shrine at Kumano Shrine.

Kumano Shrine from the front.

Here's another shrine building.

The main gate, or torii, of Kumano Shrine.

Here's the Tokyo Metropolitan Office Building from Shinjuku Chuo Park.

Cherry blossoms are blooming in the park.

Lots of cherry blossoms!

A great looking cherry tree.

Finally, some public art. Two ladybugs are staring at me.

This area is very easy to find.  It’s near Shinjuku station, and the tower is one of the most prominent in Tokyo.  But here’s a map:

This post is taking part in “Show Me Japan #30.”

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Filed under 23 Wards, Japan, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

8 responses to “Exploring Japan: Shinjuku – March 22, 2010

  1. Tokyo Metropolitan Office for me, for a view of Tokyo is always nice especially because its free to go up there. 🙂

  2. Amazing pictures. Mine didn’t come out very well when I went a few years ago. The view from up there is fantastic.

  3. Sounded like a perfect day! 🙂

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