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The largest city in the world by population, Greater Tokyo sprawls as far as the eye can see from the skyscrapers of Shinjuku, towards the silhouette of Mount Fuji on the horizon.

One of the most iconic of these skyscrapers is the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building; designed to resemble a giant computer chip, it is a powerful statement of the city’s futuristic side.

The Shinjuku area below is one of the key stops on the Yamanote Line, a loop line that encompasses a kaleidoscope of essential inner-city attractions: just a kilometre from the line’s Tokyo Station are the beautiful Imperial Palace East Gardens, while ten minutes from Shinjuku Station, the observation decks of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building provide a breathtaking panorama of the city from 202 metres.

Get off the Yamanote Line at Yoyogi or Harajuku, and enter the mystical forest stand of Yoyogi Park for Meiji Shrine; beside the park in Harajuku is Takeshita-dori, a colourful fashion capital of Japan. The same goes for the adjacent Shibuya area, and its famous scramble crossing is just outside Shibuya Station.

Change here for the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, one of Tokyo’s classic underground journeys. Ginza, the line’s namesake, was originally the site of a samurai-era silver mint, and has become one of the city’s most up-market shopping and dining areas. The final stop on the Ginza Line from Shibuya is Asakusa, home of Senso-ji Temple’s famous Thunder Gate.

Getting to Tokyo Station
Narita airport: 47 min (Skyliner), 50 min (Narita Express), 60 min (High-speed bus)
Haneda airport: 30 min (train)

Further Information
https://www.gotokyo.org/en

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Car Rental & Delivery Services

Greenport Agency’s Baggage Delivery Service

What is the first thing you would like to do when you arrive to your holiday destination? Start exploring! However, most likely you have luggage that needs to be taken to your accommodation before you can truly begin your holiday.

But not to worry, Greenport Agency’s baggage delivery service will take care of that.

Once you’ve arrived and collected your luggage at Narita Airport, head to GPA’s counter and their friendly, English speaking staff will help you organise for your luggage to be delivered to your destination.

The whole process is easy and there’s no need to book prior to arrival, though if you want to you can head online to do so.

You’ll be free of luggage, making everything easier. From catching the train, to shopping to eating, your Japanese adventure will begin from the moment the organising process is complete.

So be sure you make Greenport Agency the first stop in Japan to ensure a smooth, hassle and luggage free start to your holiday!

Greenport Agency’s Baggage Delivery Service
International departure floor in Terminal 1 or Terminal 2, Narita International Airport, 1-1 Furugome, Narita, Chiba
Phone: +81-120-728-029
From mobile: +81-476-32-4755
Open: 7 days 9:00am-6:30pm
https://www.gpa-net.co.jp/en/passenger-service/baggage-delivery

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Entertainment

Yomiuriland

Yomiuriland is one of Tokyo’s most popular amusement parks. This family friendly park has 44 different attractions that is full of fun for people of all ages. Throughout the year, they host exciting events: from fun in the sun at their outdoor pool during summer to their annual illumination event, the Jewellumination.
Jewellumination will start on 11th of October, featuring a gorgeous fountain light show as well as eight beautifully lit areas that have been completely revamped for 2018! There is no where else you can see such beautiful lights, shining bright like jewels except for Yomiuriland.

4015-1 Yanokuchi, Inagi-shi, Tokyo City, 206-0812

http://www.yomiuriland.com/english/
Information on the Jewellumination event:
http://www.yomiuriland.com.e.ym.hp.transer.com/jewellumination/
Trading Hours: 10am – 6pm daily //
Jewellumination event period: 11th Oct – 17th Feb
Illuminations start at 4pm-8.30pm (park attractions open until 8pm) (Open 4pm-9pm between 15-25th Dec)
(Closed 1st Nov, 15-17th Jan, 21-24th Jan.)
Ice Skating period: 16th Nov – 3rd Mar

SHINJUKU

Shinjuku is a fast developing shopping and amusement quarter, and is one of Tokyo’s largest commuter terminals.

Bustling South & East Shinjuku are ideal for shopping, people watching, movie-going, eating and drinking.

West Shinjuku, on the other hand, is exceptional for strolling along wide boulevards and Tokyo-viewing from the tops of the soaring skyscrapers.

Getting to Shinjuku Station
Narita airport: 60 min (Skyliner /JR), 100 min (Keisei Line /JR)
Haneda airport: 36 min (Monorail /JR), 46 min (Keihin Line /JR)

Further Information
http://www.kanko-shinjuku.jp.e.xm.hp.transer.com

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Accommodations

Shinjuku Washington Hotel

Located just 8 minutes from one of the busiest stations in the world, Shinjuku Washington Hotel is the perfect home away from home, providing convenience and comfort to all of its guests.

The friendly, English speaking concierge staff will be your guide into the local area, and they are always ready to help you with creating the best itinerary for your time there.

The guest rooms are from single right up to triple, the hotel is prepared to accommodate all kinds of guests including families, couples, solo and corporate travellers.

Any kind of traveller will appreciate the free Wi-Fi available in all guest rooms and public spaces, but the thoughtful facilities don’t stop there. The hotel has many restaurants within its facilities plus a 24 hour convenient store, so you can literally leave your worries behind when staying at Shinjuku Washington Hotel.

To get to the hotel from the airport is very easy. The hotel has its own stop on the Airport Limousine Bus. You literally just need to hop on to a bus going to Shinjuku from either Haneda or Narita!

Shinjuku Washington Hotel 
3-2-9 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Phone: +81-3-3343-0489 (Direct line to reservations)
Email: webmaster@shinjyuku-wh.com
http://shinjuku.washington-hotels.jp

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