Shinjuku / Shibuya / Roppongi

Shinjuku, Tokyo

Full of energy and power, Shinjuku is flourishing as the core of the Tokyo Metropolis. The west area of is neatly lined up with skyscrapers. The east side is the most crowded one in Tokyo. The south area is scattered with new tourist spots. Shinjuku is a district of entertainment.

Hanazono-jinja Shrine
The astonishing vermillion Hanazono-jinja Shrine houses the guardian deity of Shinjuku.
As guardian of the city, the shrine has been watching …  more »
History
Kabuki-cho
Kabuki-cho is Japan’s foremost nightlife district, which boasts over 60 years’ history.
It was established in 1947 as part of an effort to r …  more »
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Kabuki-cho Benzaiten
In Kabuki-cho 1 chome, stands a stature of Benzaiten (Saraswati, the Hindu goddess of art, knowledge, beauty, and science).
It is said that p …  more »
History
Nishi-Shinjuku Skyscrapers
Beginning in 1971 with the 47 floor Keio Plaza Hotel, this area is Japan’s first skyscraper city.
Today, there is a cluster of ultra-modern h …  more »
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Robot Restaurant
Located deep in the heart of Shinjuku Kabuki-cho, Robot Restaurant is a flashy entertainment “restaurant” with a raving dance show featuring  …  more »
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Shinjuku Chuo Park
Shinjuku Chuo Park is an oasis of flowers and greenery in the heart of Shinjuku.
Bordering the skyscrapers of Nishi-Shinjuku (Western Shinjuk …  more »
Park / Garden
Shinjuku Electric Street (Shinjuku Denki-gai)
Shinjuku station is surrounded by major electronics stores, such as “Yamada Denki”, “Bic Camera”, and “Yodobashi Camera”, which offer plenty  …  more »
Food / Shopping
Shinjuku Golden-gai
Shinjuku Golden-gai (Shinjuku Golden Street) is a small district in Shinjuku Kabuki-cho where number of tiny bars and restaurants are lined u …  more »
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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Shinjuku Gyoen was originally created as a garden for the Imperial Family in 1906.
The property is currently open to the public as a national …  more »
Park / Garden
Shinjuku Jyuniso Kumano-jinja Shrine
Shinjuku Jyuniso Kumano-jinja Shrine, built in the Muromachi Period (1336 – 1573), houses the local deity of the Tsunohazu region (today’s Ka …  more »
History
Shinjuku Southern Terrace
Shinjuku Southern Terrace is located on the opposite side of Takashimaya Times Square, which is located in front of the New South Exit of Shi …  more »
Food / Shopping
Suehiro-tei Theater
Built in 1946, Suehiro-tei is an esteemed Rakugo and Iromono theater that has held regular performances dating back to the Edo period (1603 – …  more »
EntertainmentHistory
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building (Tokyo Tocho Building)
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, or Tokyo Tocho Building in Japanese, is a 243 meters tall twin-tower-building which soars high above  …  more »
Landmark

Shibuya / Harajuku, Tokyo

Shibuya is a place where many trend conscious youngsters love to gather. This fashionable and stimulating area continues to set the latest trends of the young generation at a fast rate. If you take a little walk from the station, you will find a quite artistic area. Something a bit different from the usual Shibuya is also good.

Bunkamura
Bunkamura is a large-scale arts and culture complex that houses mini-theaters, concert hall, theater, gallery, and art museum.
Cafes and rest …  more »
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Cerulean Tower Nohgaku-do Theater
Nohgaku is a traditional Japanese performing art called Noh and Kyogen.
Both Noh and Kyogen are performed on the Noh Theater, which consists  …  more »
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Futako Tamagawa RISE
Futako Tamagawa RISE is a complex facility located near Futako-Tamagawa Station.
Rise Shopping Center has 158 stores starting from trendy fas …  more »
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Gotoh Museum
Gotoh Museum is a private museum that exhibits the private collection of Keita Goto, founder of Tokyu Corporation and also a known antique ar …  more »
Museum / Gallery
Jiyugaoka Sweets Forest
Jiyugaoka Sweets Forest is a confectioneries theme park.
It offers premium desserts prepared by “Super Patissier” topnotch patissiers who won …  more »
Food / Shopping
Meiji-jingu Shrine
Located in an extensive thickly-wooded parkland, Meiji-jingu Shrine is dedicated to the Emperor Meiji and his consort Shoken.
Approximately  …  more »
History
Nezu Museum
A collection of Japanese and Far Eastern art related to fields such as tea ceremony utensils and Buddhist art.
Many works of art including 7  …  more »
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Omotesando
Omotesando is a major avenue that was originally constructed as the approach to Meiji-jingu Shrine.
It runs for almost one kilometer between  …  more »
Food / Shopping
Omotesando Hills
Omotesando Hills is a commercial complex with a roughly 250-meter facade along the Omotesando Street.
The facility was opened in 2006 as a ne …  more »
Food / Shopping
Ota Memorial Museum of Art
Ukiyo-e prints and paintings were developed from Japanese popular art at the beginning of the Edo era (1603 – 1868).
The museum exhibits ove …  more »
Museum / Gallery
SHIBUYA 109
SHIBUYA 109, popularly nicknamed “Maru-Kyu (0-9 in Japanese)” is a fashion building that leads the latest Shibuya style young fashion trends. …  more »
Food / Shopping
Shibuya Center Town (Shibuya Center-gai)
Shibuya Center Town (Shibuya Center-gai) is the busiest part of Shibuya, located between the Bunkamura-dori Street and the Koen-dori Street.
 …  more »
Food / Shopping
Shibuya Hikarie
Shibuya Hikarie is a 34-story skyscraper completed in 2012.

It is a comprehensive commercial complex directly connected to Shibuya Station …  more »

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Shibuya Mark City
Shibuya Mark City is a large-scale commercial complex consists of two buildings.
“East Mall” is a 25-story building which mainly houses busin …  more »
Food / Shopping
Shibuya Scramble Crossing
Shibuya Scramble Crossing is one of the most famous and busiest crossings in Japan, or even in the world today.
The crossing is often feature …  more »
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Takeshita-dori Street
Takeshita-dori is a 350-meter long street from JR Harajuku Station to Meiji-dori Avenue.
The street is lined with shops specifically for attr …  more »
Food / Shopping
Taro Okamoto Memorial Museum
The building of Taro Okamoto Memorial Museum used to be a house and art studio of the renowned artist, where he had been painting, writing an …  more »
Museum / Gallery
Toguri Museum of Art
Toguri Museum of Art is a prominent museum specializing in ceramics.
It displays approximately 7,000 oriental porcelain items, such as Hizen …  more »
Museum / Gallery
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography was opened in 1995 as Japan’s first art museum specializing in photography and video images.
The mus …  more »
Museum / Gallery
Tokyu Plaza Omotesando-Harajuku
Tokyu Plaza Omotesando-Harajuku is a shopping mall opened in the middle of the Omotesando and Harajuku area as a center of Japanese fashion a …  more »
Food / Shopping
TOKYU THEATRE Orb
TOKYU THEATRE Orb is a theater for musicals located on the 11th floor of Shibuya Hikarie.
A variety of programs have been staged at this thea …  more »
Entertainment
Trainchi Jiyugaoka
Trainchi Jiyugaoka is a shopping mall that have a special appeal for women.
It has 13 fashionable shops of the quality expected in a town lik …  more »
Food / Shopping
Yebisu Garden Place
Yebisu Garden Place is a complex facility directly connected with JR Ebisu Station with a moving walkway “Yebisu Sky Walk”.
It was built in t …  more »
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Yoyogi Park
Yoyogi Park, the former site of Tokyo Olympic Village in 1964, is a quiet thickly-wooded park.
The 540,000 meters square of spacious park has …  more »
Park / Garden

Roppongi, Tokyo

Roppongi is an international town that houses many foreign embassies, and offers a number of shops and restaurants designed for foreign customers. You can enjoy shopping and eating gourmet foods around Roppongi Hills and Tokyo Midtown. The route to the National Art Center Tokyo (NACT), the Mori Art Museum and the Suntory Museum of Art, known as the “Art Triangle”, is a great place to stroll by. You can also enjoy a walk to the Azabu-Juban shopping district to check out the atmosphere of the old days. Enjoy delicious food and the traditional courtesy at long-established shops serving Soba noodles and Taiyaki pancakes.

Akasaka Sacas
Akasaka Sacas is a complex entertainment area filled with halls for events as well as shops and restaurants.
Most of the facilities, such as  …  more »
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Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park
Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park is a 67,000 square meters park, which is one of the largest in Tokyo.
This area used to belong to the Arisuga …  more »
HistoryPark / Garden
Azabu Juban Shopping Town
Azabu Juban Shopping Town is a common shopping area with a history of more than 300 years.
There are long-established shops that opened in th …  more »
Food / Shopping
Haiyuza Theater
Haiyuza Theater was constructed in 1954 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Haiyuza Theater Company founded in 1944.
The current building wa …  more »
Entertainment
Mori Art Museum
The cultural symbol of Roppongi Hills located on the top of the Mori Tower.
Mori Att Museum holds various exhibitions centering on modern art …  more »
Museum / Gallery
Okura Museum of Art (Okura Shuko-kan)
Located in front of the Hotel Okura’s main building, Okura Museum of Art was established as Japan’s first private museum in 1917 by Okura Kih …  more »
Museum / Gallery
Roppongi Hills
Roppongi Hills, a big scale of creative cultural and information center, is a complex consisting of 210 shops and restaurants, a multiple-the …  more »
Food / Shopping
Suntory Hall
Suntory Hall is Tokyo’s representative classic concert hall where various famous conductors lead the orchestra.
The concert hall was opened i …  more »
Entertainment
Suntory Museum of Art
Suntory Museum of Art is an art museum in Tokyo Midtown with “Art in Life” as its basic principle.
Here, visitors can enjoy exhibitions that  …  more »
Museum / Gallery
The National Art Center, Tokyo
The National Art Center is the first national art institution without a permanent collection and has the largest exhibition space in Japan ( …  more »
Museum / Gallery
Tokyo Midtown
Tokyo Midtown is a new style of composite urban district based on the concept of “high-quality daily life in midtown Tokyo”.
It was built on  …  more »
Food / Shopping

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