Nishi-Shinjuku

Nishi-shinjuku Station is located in Shinjuku Ward. As the name implies ("nishi" in Japanese means "west"), the station lies in West Shinjuku on the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line just west of Shinjuku Station. Nishi-shinjuku Station is connected to Shinjuku Station by an underground passageway.

Nishi-shinjuku is known as Tokyo's "skyscraper district" as the whole area is dominated by skyscrapers, including some of Tokyo's leading hotels. Most of the soaring buildings in this business hub have shops on their ground floors, and restaurants with good views and free observation rooms on the uppermost floors.

The most prominent and tallest building of the area is the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building.

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building

Designed by the architect Tange Kenzo, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building complex is home to the offices of Tokyo's local government. The 400,000-square-metre complex includes twin 48-storey towers, an adjacent tower block, the Metropolitan Assembly Hall, and a sweeping, statue-lined and colonnaded plaza.

The 243 meter tall twin towers and the adjacent building have government offices. The towers are known for their extraordinary design, said to have been inspired by Gothic churches, and their observation rooms. The observation rooms are located on the 45 th floors of the towers. These identical rooms give panoramic views of the city. The smaller building takes the form of a cluster of buildings, and is connected to the main building (the towers) by means of a multi-story portico which appears throughout the complex as its unifying feature.

The Metropolitan Assembly Hall is where the city's councilors meet. This circular metal-clad structure looms over the plaza from above the portico. The Assembly Hall is separated from the main buildings by a semi-circular plaza. Surrounding the plaza is a portico lined with sculptures.

 

The size and the facade of the complex are overwhelming, which is what attracts visitors in large numbers.

Tokyo Opera City

The Tokyo Opera City is another prominent and well known skyscraper of Nishi-shinjuku. This 54-story building is a cultural complex that includes an art museum, symphony hall, a performing arts theater, a shopping center, and outdoor gardens. Both the symphony hall, which can accommodate up to 1,632 people, and the theater are designed so that everyone can enjoy the same sound no matter where they are in the halls. The art museum and gallery periodically change their exhibitions, and often have interesting multi-media exhibits. A variety of restaurants, bars, and cafes are located on the 53rd and 54th floors and offer magnificent views of the city. The rest of the floors are business offices.

 

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Featured Hotels in the Nishi-Shinjuku area that we represent
Hilton Tokyo Shinjuku Washington Hotel Hotel Rose Garden Shinjuku  
Hilton Tokyo (M-07)

Located a 2-minute walk from Nishi-shinjuku Station, Hilton Tokyo is a landmark building and an oasis of hospitality, comfort and style. The 806 luxurious rooms feature free high-speed internet access, data ports, voicemail, desks, and satellite TV.

Shinjuku Washington Hotel (M-07)

Hotel Shinjuku Washington is the ideal place to stay for both the leisure and business traveler. The hotel features comfortable rooms with high-speed internet access, five restaurants, a bar, a cafe, conference rooms and banquet rooms.

Hotel Rose Garden Shinjuku (M-07)

With good access to business, entertainment, dining, and shopping areas, Hotel Rose Garden is situated just 1 minute walk from Nishi-shinjuku Station. The hotel offers annex meeting, conference, restaurant and bar facilities located around a garden of roses.

 
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