Walking around Shinjuku

One of the most liveliest places in Tokyo

By Shehzad Lokhandwalla    - 1 min read

Shinjuku is a major commercial center, well known for its skyscrapers and its Shinjuku Station, the busiest station in Japan with some two million daily passengers. The station is also surrounded by scores of well-known hotels, shopping malls and offices. There is certainly plenty to see and do here.

However, in my opinion, what makes Shinjuku particularly special are its colorful and lively streets; they are filled with small electronic shops, restaurants, karaoke bars and game centers. Two of the biggest camera shops in Tokyo, and perhaps the world, are to be found in Shinjuku, but they don't just sell cameras and camera accessories; almost any kind of electronic item can be found here.

When considering where to shop in Tokyo most of us normally think of just Shibuya, but Shinjuku, too, offers plenty of value. The surprise if you can believe it is that it can actually be less crowded! You can certainly have a great time with more space.

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Shehzad Lokhandwalla

Shehzad Lokhandwalla @shehzad.lokhandwalla

I'm a student at the University of California, Davis and I love traveling and photography. I'm currently interning with JapanTourist as a photojournalist, and immersing myself into Japanese culture. Two random facts about me: I am left handed/ambidextrous and have visited more than 30 countries. Please feel to message me if you have any questions or if you would like to discuss photography with me. Email: sslokhandwalla@ucdavis.edu