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Christmas in Shinjuku

Posted in Places by tokyobling on December 25, 2013

Walking around in the heart of Tokyo, the district called Shinjuku, I took these photos of the night views and Christmas decorations. The name Shinjuku (which means New Station got its name in 1634 when the building of the Edo Castle moat forced several temples and villages to shift westwards, and there was room for a new way-station on one of the main the national roads, the Koshu Kaido. The new way-station lay close to the Daimyo villa of Naito, so the area was known as Naito-Shinjuku until 1920 when it was merged with Tokyo. The old Daimyo residence is now the famous Shinjuku Gyoen park. Today Shinjuku is the place of the busiest train station in the world and the Tokyo Government buildings which makes it the capital of the capital of Japan. It is also the most popular place with tourists, maybe not as much by choice as by necessity.

With these photos I wish you all a Merry Christmas! I trust you have all had either your Christmas fried chicken, Christmas Cake or at least had a nice date with an attractive member of your preferred gender!

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  1. akirawolf said, on December 25, 2013 at 5:25 am

    Beautiful. Why is it so hard to go there *sigh*

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    • tokyobling said, on December 25, 2013 at 8:44 am

      Thank you for the comment akirawolf! I am sure there are some wonderful places very near you!

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  2. abozdar said, on December 25, 2013 at 6:21 am

    Many thanks for sharing, I have been there, Tokyo is truly amazing 🙂

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  3. Terence S. Jones said, on December 25, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    very nice indeed – need to go back to Tokyo soon!

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    • tokyobling said, on December 25, 2013 at 2:50 pm

      Thank you for the kind comment Terence! Welcome to the blog! (^-^)/

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  4. Dina Farmer said, on December 26, 2013 at 3:02 am

    Sadly my husband is all the way on your side of the world in South Korea. It was just myself and the little man today. 😦 Beautiful photos as usual!!

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    • tokyobling said, on December 28, 2013 at 5:51 pm

      Thank you Dina! Well, hopefully he will be back soon all in one piece! (^-^)

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