Shinjuku during the last 35 years

My brother and Haripako sent me this video that shows how skyscrapers appear in Shinjuku (Tokyo) since 1969 until 2004.

Shinjuku’s financial area development during the last decades changed the city’s activity area from the “east side” to the “west side”. Lately, some new buildings are being built in the “west side” around Tokyo/Yurakucho/Ginza, maybe the main activity area will go back to the traditional center of Tokyo located around Nihonbashi.

I didn’t have 35 years to take pictures, but here there are some Shinjuku pictures I took during the last 3 years.

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6 Comments
  • sheerblade

    September 11, 2007 at 5:51 pm

    The view from those tall buildings must be incredible.

  • elyte

    September 11, 2007 at 8:44 pm

    These skyscrapers look better than the ones in LA and NYC

  • kirai

    September 11, 2007 at 11:43 pm

    sheerblade: yes, views are incredible. You can even see Mount Fuji if it’s a clear day.

    elyte: maybe is because LA or NYC skyscrapers are much older.

  • sheerblade

    September 12, 2007 at 9:12 am

    I heard somewhere that in Tokyo there aren’t many buildings older than like 25 years… or was it 5.

  • Mad N1nja

    September 12, 2007 at 8:38 pm

    Did you took these pictures your self? It looks great!

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