Christmas in Shinjuku
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!