Shinjuku is like a big city, indeed. I often get lost right at Shinjuku Station because there are many exits to different parts of Shinjuku.
The Northern part is modern skyscrapers around the Metropolitan complex. I went there few times as there is free observation deck on the 45th floor. In a good weather, you can observe all of Tokyo and even see Mt. Fuji. There is also a nice toy and souvenir shop.
The area around Shinjuku station is very live and full of shops. If I need to buy something for my family or myself, I go to Shinjuku where I can get everything I need, such as clothes, shoes, gifts and so on. Also, there are many cafes to fit any palate and budget. I have a favorite eatery there to enjoy gyoza - Osaka Ohsho.
A few times, I found myself lost in Shinjuku at night. The night illumination changes all of the buildings, so it’s hard to recognize them and it's easy to get lost!
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I love Japan very much! I like small towns of Japan where I can watch people doing their business and talk to them carefully. They're always friendly. I like Japanese gardens where I can just sit or walk and take my time. Also I like Shinto Jinja as being there I feel in peace. I like to watch sunsets and then to dine in some small local places. I like to soak into onsen after a long day of wandering. I like Japanese crafts very much as all items are made with great taste and skill. Nihon wo daisuki desuyo!