日本での一年間

November 25, 2008

Yamanote Line Project (Part 1) – Shinjuku

Filed under: Tokyo places, Yamanote-Sen — myyearinjapan @ 5:20 pm

London has the Circle line. Chicago has the Loop. Tokyo has the Yamanote Line. It goes in a circle and stops in many of the major downtown, popular places in the city. It has 30 stations and it takes roughly 2 minutes to get from one station to the next, taking an hour to make the full loop. A few weeks ago, a friend had the crazy idea to try to stop at every station in one day and take pictures at every station and invited me along. We only made it to half the stations, but we’re hoping to go back soon and do the other half.

Today, I’m posting pictures from the first stop on our trip, Shinjuku.

Shinjuku Station

Shinjuku Station - New South entrance

View from the train station, looking out at the platforms

View from the train station, looking out at the platforms

Trains!

Trains!

Some of the Shinjuku skyline

Some of the Shinjuku skyline

Christmas display in a department store....long before the Christmas season...

Christmas display in a department store....long before the Christmas season...

Walkway near the station

Walkway near the station. It was a beautiful day.

glass facade

glass facade

walkways between department stores. The thing above is another walkway.

walkways between department stores. The thing above is another walkway.

Krispy Kreme donuts! Theys really popular here. People queue up for ages to buy them.

Krispy Kreme donuts! They's really popular here. People queue up for ages to buy them.

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2 Comments »

  1. […] about in December of 2008. During that sweep of the top half of the Yamanote line, I started at Shinjuku station, and went clockwise, visiting Shinokubo, Takadanobaba, Mejiro, Ikebukuro, Otsuka, Sugamo, Komagome, […]

    Pingback by Yamanote Line Project (Part 16) - Yoyogi Station « 日本での一年間 — January 9, 2011 @ 12:11 am

  2. […] started in Shinjuku, then went clockwise to Shinokubo, Takadanobaba, Mejiro, Ikebukuru, Otsuka, Sugamo, Kamagome, […]

    Pingback by Yamanote Line Project (Part 29) – Kanda Station « 日本での一年間 — January 26, 2011 @ 7:30 am


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