Saturday, July 18th, 2009
Dear international investors,
Shinjuku is one of the most crowded places in the world.
Over 700,ooo passengers use Shinjuku station (for 7 train lines by 5 railway companies) on average every day. It is the largest train station in the world in terms of the number of users. While serving as a center of retail business of Japan, it is always bustling with and energized by commuters from western suburbs of Tokyo and tourists from overseas.
Roughly speaking, it is in the center of a vast commercial area with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Japan’s conglomerates’ buildings on its west, departments and fashion boutiques on its east, and restaurants and entertainments on its north.
Almost all kinds of cuisines and entertainments are available in the region. Also, most of them are reasonably priced.
In particular, Kabukicho is a famous and infamous red-light district. You will probably be dazzled by never- cease-to-flash neon signs. No other area or town in the world is so bright as Kabukicho at 3 a.m. in morning. Kabukicho used to be known for unsafeness. However, thanks to the country’s goverment’s recent efforts to crack down on gangster groups, it is said that the area is now far safer than before. Still, it is advisable that you be careful when you visit Kabukicho because it is very differnt from the rest of Japan where you can get your wallet back even after leaving it somewhere.