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Shinjuku Skyline as Seen from Kabukichō

Shinjuku Skyline as Seen from Kabukichō

Shinjuku is one of the special wards of Tokyo. It boasts a gigantic train station which is said to be the busiest one in the world. The ward has also a very high concentration of skyscrapers.

The characteristic skyscraper on the left is called Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower (モード学園コクーンタワ). And indeed, it does resemble a cocoon. Some people like it, others don’t, de gustibus non est disputandum. But it can’t be denied that the building is very original and easily recognizable in the Shinjuku skyline. It houses several educational institutions.

I took this photo from the Kabukichō area, which is relatively close to Shinjuku Station. Kabukichō doesn’t have the best reputation, being a kind of a red-light district. Well, a Japanese kind of a red-light district, which is not comparable with the ones, let’s say, in Amsterdam or Bangkok. I have only been in Kabukichō during daytime and it seemed perfectly normal then.

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