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XE3F0972 - Nishi-shinjuku - 西新宿 (Tokio - Tokyo - 東京)

Nishi-shinjuku (西新宿) es un vecindario que pertenece a Shinjuku, Tokio, Japón. En este vecindario es posible encontrar la mayoría de los rascacielos en Tokio.

Este desarrollo urbano comenzó en la década de 1970 con el hotel Keio Plaza Inter-Continental. El Edificio del Gobierno Metropolitano de Tokio es el último gran edificio construido en los últimos tiempos.

 

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Nishi-Shinjuku (西新宿) is a skyscraper business district in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. This region was previously called Tsunohazu (角筈).

Nishi-Shinjuku was Tokyo's first major foray into building skyscrapers with the first appearing in the 1970s with Keio Plaza Inter-Continental. It is the location of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, the headquarters of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.

Progress continues in Nishi-Shinjuku, which is heading away from the city centre and has the site of the proposed Nishi-Shinjuku 3-Chōme Redevelopment, with plans for what will be three of the four tallest buildings in Japan.

Livedoor has its headquarters in the Sumitomo Fudosan Nishishinjuku Building (住友不動産西新宿ビル, Sumitomo Fudōsan Nishi-Shinjuku Biru), H.I.S. has its headquarters in the Shinjuku Oak Tower, Seiko Epson's Tokyo Office is in the Shinjuku NS Building, Capcom's Tokyo offices are located in the Shinjuku Mitsui Building, Keihin Corporation is headquartered in the Shinjuku Nomura Building, and Taisei Corporation also has its headquarters in the district.

 

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Shinjuku (新宿区 -ku) es una región especial de la Metrópolis de Tokio, en Japón.

Es el más importante centro comercial y administrativo de la Metrópolis de Tokio. En el mismo, se encuentra su famosa estación de trenes, que es la más utilizada del mundo, (un promedio de 3 millones de personas emplean la estación diariamente), además del Tochō (都庁) o edificio del Gobierno Metropolitano de Tokio, el cual es el centro de la administración de Tokio y símbolo urbano más importante de la parte oriental de Tokio. En el área cercana de la estación de Shinjuku se encuentra una gran concentración de tiendas de electrónica, centros comerciales como Odakyu, cines, resturantes y bares. Muchos hoteles internacionales poseen una sucursal en esta región especial, especialmente hacia el oeste de la región especial.

En el año 2008, la población estimada de esta región especial fue de 312.418, con una densidad poblacional de 17.140 personas por km², con un área total de 18,23 km².

Shinjuku posee la más alta tasa de inmigrantes registrados que cualquier otra región especial en la Metrópolis de Tokio. El día 1 de octubre del año 2005, 29.353 personas con 107 nacionalidades estuvieron registradas en Shinjuku, siendo los habitantes de Corea (del Norte y del Sur), China y Francia los más recurrentes.

Su nombre significa "nueva posada" (新-Nuevo, 宿-Posada, alojamiento)

Las regiones especiales en torno a Shinjuku son: Chiyoda al este; Bunkyo y Toshima al norte; Nakano al oeste; y Shibuya y Minato al sur. Además, Nerima está a pocos metros de distancia. El punto más alto de Shinjuku es el cerro Hakone, a 44,6 m, en el parque Toyama que se encuentra al este de las estaciones de Takadanobaba y Shin-Okubo. El punto más bajo está a 4,2 m en el área de Iidabashi.

Las regiones especiales en torno a Shinjuku son: Chiyoda al este; Bunkyo y Toshima al norte; Nakano al oeste; y Shibuya y Minato al sur. Además, Nerima está a pocos metros de distancia. El punto más alto de Shinjuku es el cerro Hakone, a 44,6 m, en el parque Toyama que se encuentra al este de las estaciones de Takadanobaba y Shin-Okubo. El punto más bajo está a 4,2 m en el área de Iidabashi.

Dentro de Shinjuku se encuentran áreas más específicas como:

Ichigaya, un área comercial, al este de Shinjuku. Se encuentra la Agencia de Defensa Japonesa.

Kabukichō, un distrito conocido por sus bares, restaurantes y como un zona roja, debido a las prostitutas y otros tipos de comercio sexual. Se encuentra al noreste de la estación de Shinjuku.

Nishi-shinjuku: en este distrito se encuentran la mayoría los rascacielos del barrio. Se encuentra al oeste de la estación de Shinjuku.

Okubo: es conocido por ser un distrito con abundancia de inmigrantes coreanos.

Shinanomachi: En la parte sureste se encuentra el Estadio Nacional, también conocido como el Estadio Olímpico.

Jardín Nacional Shinjuku Gyoen: es un gran parque con 58,3 hectáreas, con 3,5 km de radio, donde se mezclan el estilo japonés, inglés y francés en las decoraciones de los jardines.

Shinjuku ni-chome: es uno de los barrios gays de la Metrópolis de Tokio.

Waseda: se encuentra cercana a la Universidad de Waseda, que es una de las universidades privadas más prestigiosas de Japón.

 

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Shinjuku (Japanese: 新宿区, Hepburn: Shinjuku-ku) is a special ward in Tokyo, Japan. It is a major commercial and administrative centre, housing the northern half of the busiest railway station in the world (Shinjuku Station) and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, the administration centre for the government of Tokyo. As of 2015, the ward has an estimated population of 337,556, and a population density of 18,517 people per km². The total area is 18.23 km². Since the end of the Second World War, Shinjuku has been a major secondary center of Tokyo (fukutoshin), rivaling to the original city center in Marunouchi and Ginza. It literally means "New Inn Ward".

Shinjuku is also commonly used to refer to the entire area surrounding Shinjuku Station. The southern half of this area and of the station in fact belong to Yoyogi and Sendagaya districts of the neighboring Shibuya ward.

Shinjuku is surrounded by Chiyoda to the east; Bunkyo and Toshima to the north; Nakano to the west, and Shibuya and Minato to the south.

The current city of Shinjuku grew out of several separate towns and villages, which have retained some distinctions despite growing together as part of the Tokyo metropolis.

East Shinjuku (or administratively called Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku): The area east of Shinjuku Station and surrounding Shinjuku-sanchome Station, historically known as Naito-Shinjuku, houses the city hall and the flagship Isetan department store, as well as several smaller areas of interest:

Kabukichō: Tokyo's best-known red-light district, renowned for its variety of bars, restaurants, and sex-related establishments.

Golden Gai: An area of tiny shanty-style bars and clubs. Musicians, artists, journalists, actors and directors gather here, and the ramshackle walls of the bars are literally plastered with film posters.

Shinjuku Gyo-en: A large park, 58.3 hectares, 3.5 km in circumference, blending Japanese traditional, English Landscape and French Formal style gardens.

Shinjuku Ni-chōme: Tokyo's best-known gay district.

Nishi-Shinjuku: The area west of Shinjuku Station, historically known as Yodobashi, is home to Tokyo's largest concentration of skyscrapers. Several of the tallest buildings in Tokyo are located in this area, including the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, KDDI Building and Park Tower.

Ochiai: The northwestern corner of Shinjuku, extending to the area around Ochiai-minami-nagasaki Station and the south side of Mejiro Station, is largely residential with a small business district around Nakai Station.

Ōkubo: The area surrounding Okubo Station, Shin-Okubo Station and Higashi-Shinjuku Station is best known as Tokyo's historic ethnic Korean neighborhood after World War Ⅱ.

Totsuka: The northern portion of Shinjuku surrounding Takadanobaba Station and Waseda University, today commonly referred to as Nishi-Waseda. The Takadanobaba area is a major residential and nightlife area for students, as well as a commuter hub.

Toyama: A largely residential and school area, in the east of Ōkubo and south of Waseda University, extending to the area around Nishi-Waseda Station, Gakushuin Women's College and Toyama Park.

Ushigome: A largely residential area in the eastern portion of the city.

Ichigaya: A commercial area in eastern Shinjuku, site of the Ministry of Defense.

Kagurazaka: A hill descending to the Iidabashi Station area, once one of Tokyo's last remaining hanamachi or geisha districts, and currently known for hosting a sizable French community.[5]

Yotsuya: An upscale residential and commercial district in the southeast corner of Shinjuku. The Arakichō area is well known for its many small restaurants, bars, and izakaya.

"Shinjuku" is often popularly understood to mean the entire area surrounding Shinjuku Station, but the Shinjuku Southern Terrace complex and the areas to the west of the station and south of Kōshū Kaidō are part of the Yoyogi and Sendagaya districts of the special ward of Shibuya.

Naturally, most of Shinjuku is occupied by the Yodobashi Plateau, the most elevated portion of which extends through most of the Shinjuku Station area. The Kanda River runs through the Ochiai and Totsuka areas near sea level, but the Toshima Plateau also builds elevation in the northern extremities of Totsuka and Ochiai. The highest point in Shinjuku is Hakone-san in Toyama Park, 44.6 m above sea level.[6]

 

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