“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”
Home to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, this enormous uptown business district also houses the headquarters of Japan's most prominent businesses. The rest of the city has relatively few skyscrapers due to seismic concerns, but this district has the largest concentration of tall buildings in Japan. At its center is Shinjuku Station, the country's largest and busiest railway port, with more than 3.5 million people transiting the station each day. Department stores, restaurants and nightlife are scattered throughout the area. Japan's busiest red light district, Kabukicho, is located just northeast of Shinjuku station.