Shinjuku History
West Shinjuku
  • When I just came to Tokyo..
  • I thought the center of Tokyo is Shinjuku.
  • Why?
  • There is the Metropolitan Government.
  • And, a lot of high-rise buildings here.
  • Japan has many earthquakes.
  • and, Shinjuku's ground is firm.
  • Is it such a reason?
  • It was easy to develop a subcenter city.
  • Is Shinjuku a subcenter city?
  • Where is the center city in tokyo?
  • Center city is Chiyoda-ku, Chuo-ku, and Minato-ku.
  • It is the place where a government office and companies.
  • Why need subcenter city?
  • 13 million people in tokyo.
  • When a peoples concentrates on center city..
  • Traffic is at a complete standstill.
  • It attempting to disperse central functions..
  • by promoting its subcenters on the outskirts.
  • Shijuku, Shibuya, Ikebukuro is subcenter city.
  • There are a lot of shops in subcenter city.
  • traffic is convenient.
  • It is easy to come from residential areas.
  • When did the Metropolitan Government built in Shinjuku?
  • It is 1991.
  • What was here before it?
  • The Yodobashi Cleaning Bed.
  • Why not Shinjuku Cleaning Bed?
  • It was Yodobashi-ku in old days here.
  • Does it Yodobashi mean Yodo bridge?
  • That's right.
  • There is a bridge in the boundary with Nakano-ku.
  • The bridge name is Yodobashi.
  • I feel sick with the name.
  • I agree.
  • The old person called..
  • The bridge which does not watch a something.
  • The people were afraid.
  • Why?
  • A woman was missing.
  • Is it true?
  • Legend of Yodobashi.
  • What kind of legend is it?
  • Giant snake monster.
  • Do you want to hear this story?
  • Maybe next time.
  • Okay, Let's go at our work.