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The skyscraper district of Nishi-Shinjuku (西新宿) is one the defining attractions of Tokyo. Large avenues and lots of tall buildings in many shapes and sizes makes this neighborhood an impressive sight. Especially later at night, when the traffic has subsided and the crowds of office workers and businessmen have left for the nearby izakayas of Shomben Yokochō (しょんべん横町) or the amusement centers of Kabukichō (歌舞伎町).

Although I’m occasionally in the area, only this time did I bring my camera and a tripod thingie to shoot some long-exposure cityscape photography. I just love the futuristic look of the office towers in this ward, especially the Tokyo Government building (see above). It looks so unreal at nighttime.

The Tokyo Medical University Hospital opposite of a huge mural of a turtle with the 勝 (Victory) kanji on its back.
The Tokyo Medical University Hospital opposite of a huge mural of a turtle with the 勝 (Victory) kanji on its back.
Weird white balance setting: Looking towards Tochō-dōri from Minami-dōri with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office on the left and Shinjuku NS Building on the right (and the Shinjuku Sumitomo Building in the distance).
Weird white balance setting: Looking towards Tochō-dōri from Minami-dōri with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office on the left and Shinjuku NS Building on the right (and the Shinjuku Sumitomo Building in the distance).
Another nighttime view of the Shinjuku skyscraper district from Chūō-dōri: Shinjuku Center Building, Mōde Gakuen Cocoon Tower and Keiō Plaza Hotel.
Another nighttime view of the Shinjuku skyscraper district from Chūō-dōri: Shinjuku Center Building, Mōde Gakuen Cocoon Tower and Keiō Plaza Hotel.
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