In this photo you can't see one of the most representative buildings of Shinjuku, one of Tokyo's twenty three special wards. This photo was in fact taken from the grounds of that building, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building and the only part of that complex that you can see here is the structure in the lower part of this photo, the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly Building (you are right, the one that looks like a UFO or a puck).
Shinjuku is characterized for being a major commercial and administrative centre and it houses the administration center for the Tokyo Metropolis. In this area there is also a concentration of department stores, cinemas, restaurants, bars, electronic and camera shops and a large presence of international hotels.
The busiest train station in the world in terms of passengers is also located in this area. Statistics of 2006 revealed that it was used by an average of 3.31 million people per day (myself included in those statistics, at least for a few days).
Shinjuku. June 7th, 2005
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