Tokyo High City and Low: Shinjuku Photo Gallery

“There’s an anything goes feeling to the place.”

West Shinjuku
West Shinjuku

Shinjuku is a micro-cosm of the city as a whole. A circumnavigation of Shinjuku Station reveals to the visitor Tokyo high city and low, from Asia’s largest blue-light district to the international architecture of the Skyscraper District, the unique six-block warren of hipster dive bars that is Golden Gai, Shinto shrines and shopping areas, and more. This photo gallery, made up of images taken over 13+ years of my time in Shinjuku, complements the visitor’s guide I recently posted, Tokyo High City and Low.

Shinjuku Station and Area   “A perfect storm of busy-ness”

 

Southern Terrace   a pedestrian space amidst train tracks and skyscrapers

 

Skyscraper District   “The steel shells of these buildings are massive and the walls thick as fortress walls…”

 

Kabukicho   “There’s an anything goes feeling to the place”

 

Golden Gai   “Down the rabbit hole in Tokyo’s best nightlife district.”

 

Hanazono Shrine   “An oasis of calm”

 

… and Finally, a Few Random “Street” Shots

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Tokyo High City and Low: Shinjuku Photo Gallery

  1. Oh wow, Japan looks amazing! My husband and I were meant to travel there this April but thought that we would put it off for a few more years and come here whenever we have kids. Thanks for sharing pictures of this magical place that seems to mix old with new/modern so well.

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