3 Things Around Shinjuku Station

The government building, a shrine, and a garden

By Ben Thomas    - 1 min read

It was my first day in Tokyo. I went around Shinjuku as I was staying in Hatagaya. I had no idea what I would come across except that I wanted to see the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building and Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. I was surprised to come across Hanazono Shrine in the middle of Shinjuku and by the size of the garden. I must have spent nearly 2 hours walking around the green oasis. Like Umeda Sky Building in Osaka, the Government building had a great observation deck and it was free as well.

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Ben Thomas

Ben Thomas @ben.thomas

To give you a quick resume of my background; I completed a BA (Hons) degree course in Media Production at the University of Glamorgan, at the Atrium campus in Cardiff, where I gained an Upper Second Class Degree [2.1]. As part of my course I studied Film and Video, Radio Production and Creative Industries. During the course I have produced a number of short films and was involved in the filming of various documentaries. As part of my radio production module I participated in the live radio transmission of the University’s ‘Radio Exposure’, which ran for three weeks. My main interests and strengths, lay in camera work, filming and in editing but am equally proficient in other aspect of media production. I enjoy working as part of a team but also quite capable of working and accomplishing tasks under my own initiative. In attaining my degree I had to work under pressure and meet deadlines and I feel confident that this experience will stand me in good stead in a work place situation. I am a conscientious person who works hard and pays attention to detail. I am flexible, quick to pick up new skills and eager to learn from others. I am enthusiastic and able to use my own initiative and be creative, when approaching new tasks.