Shinjuku Special Area Feature
As the administrative center of Tokyo and one of the nation's busiest commercial areas, Shinjuku is full of allure that varies from one section to another.
Shinjuku used to prosper as one of the post stations of the five major routes in old days and is currently home to a mega terminal that serves the world's largest number of passengers. With the function as a sub-center, which was enhanced when the Tokyo metropolitan government buildings were built, Shinjuku now plays a critical role as the seat of the Tokyo metropolitan government. With a variety of unique districts, such as the diverse spread of shopping spots, Kabukicho, and Shinjuku Golden Gai, Shinjuku continues evolving while attracting constant attention of people around the world.