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Old Posted Jul 18, 2018, 8:09 AM
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NISHI-SHINJUKU

Nishi-Shinjuku (West Shinjuku) is the futuristic area where the most wellknown skyscrapers of Tokyo can be found, often shown on postcards with Tokyo’s skyline. It is situated to the West of the tracks of the huge Shinjuku Station. Except wide roads, hotels, office towers and restaurants there are casinos, large department stores, malls and a narrow alley with pubs and night clubs.
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, that includes the City Hall of Tokyo, is resembling both a computer chip and a gothic cathedral with its two towers. Here is a free observation deck that we visited, with impressive 360 degrees views of Tokyo. It was completed in 1990 and was designed by Kenzo Tange. Park Tower is the postmodern skyscraper where you find the Park Hyatt hotel with its skybar famous from the movie ”Lost in translation”. It is the tallest skyscraper in Shinjuku. Tokyo Hilton is nearby. Keio Plaza Hotel was the first skyscraper in Japan, built in 1971. It has 47 floors and is a luxury hotel with two modernist towers. In 1974 it was surpassed by the 52-storey Shinjuku Sumitomo Building, that has a free observation deck. The same year Shinjuku Mitsui Bldg became the tallest one. Tokyo Mode Gakuen Coccoon Tower, built in 2008, is one of the most significant skyscrapers since it has a curved deconstructivist design, unlike the other ones that are more boxy. The 50-storey glass building, designed by Kenzo Tange, has diagonal and curved lines. Other notable buildings are the Opera City Tower and the Sompo Japan HQ with its sloped base. The brown 54-storey Shinjuku Center Bldg was climbed by Alain Robert in 1998.

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Keio Plaza Hotel
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Keio Plaza Hotel
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Tokyo Hilton
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Metropolitan Government Building (Tokyo City Hall)
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Metropolitan Government Building (Tokyo City Hall)
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Tokyo Mode Gakuen Coccoon Tower

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