Shinjuku

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Map showing Shinjuku among Tokyo's wards

Shinjuku (新宿区, Shinjuku-ku) is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan. The administration center of the government of Tokyo Prefecture is in Shinjuku.[1] Also in Shinjuku is the biggest railway station in the world, Shinjuku Station.

History[change | change source]

On 15 March 1947, the ward of Shinjuku was formed by combining the wards of Ushigome, Yodobashi, and Yotsuya.[2]

In 1991, the Tokyo Government moved from the Marunouchi district of Chiyoda to the current building in Shinjuku.

Geography[change | change source]

Surrounding Shinjuku are six other wards: Chiyoda to the east; Bunkyo and Toshima to the north; Nakano to the west, and Shibuya and Minato to the south.

References[change | change source]

  1. Shinjuku City
  2. 大東京35区物語~15区から23区へ~東京23区の歴史 (in Japanese). Tokyo Metropolitan Archives. Archived from the original on 2020-06-17. Retrieved 2020-08-03.

Other websites[change | change source]

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