Tokyo - Shinjuku & West Tokyo (Chapter)
This is the Shinjuku & West Tokyo chapter from Lonely Planet's Tokyo guidebook.
The world's busiest train station (Shinjuku), a monumental city hall, and some of Japan's best drinking and nightlife spots (Golden Gai) make this a must-see. It's also the gateway to the Ghibli Museum and western hiking trails.
- Exploring the crackling neon canyons of East Shinjuku. From the narrow lanes of seedy Kabukichō to the main boulevards, the lightshow here and the sheer volume of dining, drinking and entertainment options is something to behold
- Looking out over the city from the observatory atop the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Offices
- Laying on the lawn at Shinjuku Gyoen and gazing up at the skyscrapers
- restaurants & bars
Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Walking Tour, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Sleeping, Shopping and Sports & Activities.
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