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Shinjuku Concrete Jungle With Peaceful Getaways

Visited Shinjuku during my recent trip to Tokyo – a commercial district filled with restaurants, shops and one of the world’s busiest railway station, handling more than two million passengers every day.

I’m posting up the photos from my Tokyo trip so I can keep track of all the things I’ve seen & done there. Have been to different countries in the past years and I can’t seem to remember a lot of things from my previous trips ^^;

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^I didn’t really visit much of the shopping area in Shinjuku. Instead I went to Shinjuku Gyoen is located at the east side of Shinjuku station. A lovely Japanese garden to getaway from the city.

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^I believe this is the only sakura tree blooming in the entire park as it was only mid-march when I was in Tokyo.

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^An exhibition gallery in Shinjuku Park featuring all the different kinds of Sakuras.

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^Walking from Shinjuku Park towards Meiji Jingu & Harajuku.

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^Japan is a country with lots of bicycle – they even have some very cool underground parking system for bikes!

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^A typical advertisement for property rentals – cost like a bomb for a tiny room @.@

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^I love Japanese railways which allows me o take photos like this one.

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^Awesome ramen restaurant.

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^Arrived at the entrance of Meiji Jingu – a shrine dedicated to the Emperor Meiji and the Empress Shoken. Map of Meiji Jingu below, you can reach the shrine by walking from either Shinjuku or Harajuku station.

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^Lots of Ema – these are small wooden plaques on which worshippers write (or draw) their prayers.

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^Was fortunate enough to see some traditional wedding going on there.

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^Japanese sake donated by various Japanese company to the shrine.

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^Heading south of the shrine and eventually reached Harajuku station, will post up photos of Harajuku in a separate post.

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^Took some photos of Shinjuku at night time as I was heading to Omoide Yokocho for a late night meal with my Japanese friends.

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^Here is the west side of Omoide Yokocho – they have lots of tiny restaurants serving ramen, soba, sushi, yakitori and kushiyaki. Many restaurants consists of just one counter with some chairs. I also heard that there is a red light district called Kabukicho is located just around the corner ^^;

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^Late night meal nom nom nom!

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^Heading back to the hotel after late night supper.

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^Typical advertisements in Japanese underground railway stations. I do noticed that a lot of these ads do come with 2D girls. Japan is awesome.

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^Saw more beautiful Sakura trees blooming on my way back to the hotel.

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^Also picked up the largest can of coke I ever seen from Familymart – 500ml! Never seen this back in my place.

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^Watching some anime on Japanese TV channels -and of course they don’t come with subtitles ^^;

You can check out my other posts about my recent Tokyo trip here:

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