On the 30th I visited Shinjuku (新宿) by Metro. According to the Tokyo Travel Guide Shinjuku metro station is surrounded by many electronic stores thay offer lots of choices in buying electronic equipment including personal computers.
There are also a lot of traditional shops and department stores such as the Isetan (伊勢丹) which is located at the east exit. At the underground, the Metro is connected to many food stores that offers different variety of food items such as Japanese and western sweets, prepared dishes lunches boxes etc. At the underground, one can walk from the metro station to the Isetan Department Store easily.
|Isetan Department Store|
The Isetan department store is accommodated in a building of its own with different sales focus on each floor. In the basement of the Isetan building is the food section. In this food section, beside fresh vegetable and dry food, customers can buy seafood, and some of them are swimming inside a transparent water tank. On the ground level of Isetan there is a huge area that promotes cosmetic and health care products. The building’s top floor is a restaurant area and a food corner. There are different types of restaurants, including western style, Chinese style and Japanese style. The building roof is a sitting area which customers can sit down to enjoy their take-away food.
At the west exist of the Shinjuku metro there is a twin-tower government building (東京都庁舎). This government building attracts tourists for two reasons: on the ground floor of the number one building there is the Tokyo Metropolitan traveling information center (東京都觀光情報センター). Tourists will find it very useful as there are a lot of information sheet and booklets for tourists to read and take away. On its 45th floor there is the north and south observation deck (北展望室.南展望室).
|Government building information|
|The Government Twin-tower building|
|A view from the 45th floor|
|Tourists line up for security check and the elevator|
|The restaurant on the 45th floor|