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The Three Best Photo Spots in Shinjuku

The Three Best Photo Spots in Shinjuku

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Shinjuku station is a major station on the circular railway line called the Yamanote Line that surrounds central Tokyo and you are likely to change trains there at least once during your Tokyo trip. How about taking a picture to commemorate your visit to Shinjuku, the center of Tokyo? Shinjuku is especially beautiful after the sun has set so taking shots of its night view is a special recommendation!

If Shinjuku, then Kabukicho!

If Shinjuku, then Kabukicho!

Kabukicho is known as one of the biggest entertainment districts in Tokyo. Its symbol is the arch at the entrance of Ichibangai. The mainly red-colored arch stands bold and flamboyant as if to symbolize the lively scene of Kabukicho. To perfectly capture this famous view, take a photo slightly farther away from the arch rather than standing just underneath.

  • Kabukicho Ichibangai Arch
    歌舞伎町一番街のアーチ
    • Address Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0021

Rumor has it: your Love will be Requited!

Rumor has it: your Love will be Requited!

The big LOVE sculpture at Shinjuku I-Land is a well-known symbol of the neighborhood, standing in Nishi-Shinjuku. It was made by the American artist Robert Indiana. Some say that your love will be requited if you can pass between the "V" and "E" without touching the sculpture. Why not try it for yourself after getting your perfect shot of LOVE?

The View from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building

The View from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building

The observation decks in the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building in Nishi-Shinjuku are without any admission fee but this isn't the only reason why they're so popular. Located 202 meters above ground, the place offers clear views of Mt. Fuji on a sunny day. It is open at night until 11:00 p.m. so this is really an ideal spot to take pictures of the night view as seen from Shinjuku. Last entrance is at 10:30 p.m.

*This information is from the time of this article's publication.

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