Landmarks Shinjuku, Tokyo Architecture: Famous Landmarks and Buildings

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List of the famous landmarks that make up the Shinjuku, Tokyo skyline, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Shinjuku, Tokyo architectural landmarks as well as other major buildings, dwellings, and other structures in Shinjuku, Tokyo are included on this list. Information about these Shinjuku, Tokyo buildings is included on this list, such as when the building first opened and what architectural style it falls under. List includes both new buildings in Shinjuku, Tokyo and older historic landmarks.

The list you're viewing has a variety of buildings, like Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building and Tokyo Opera City Tower, in it.

This list answers the question, "What are the most famous buildings in Shinjuku, Tokyo?"

This is a good reference for research into the historical architecture in Shinjuku, Tokyo. Famous architectural houses within the city of Shinjuku, Tokyo are included as well, sometimes by address, other times listed by the name of the original home owner.
Shinjuku Mitsui Building is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Shinjuku, Tokyo Architecture: Famous Landmarks and Buildings
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Shinjuku Mitsui Building

The Shinjuku Mitsui Building is a high-rise building in Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo. It is owned by Mitsui Fudosan. It is the one the 10 tallest buildings in Tokyo, and was the tallest building in Tokyo and Japan from September 1974 until March 1978, when Sunshine 60 was completed. It was built in the style of high-rise buildings that were being built in the USA in the 1970s. It is notable for the black diagonal braces on its east and west facades. At the base of the skyscraper is a sunken garden and a surprisingly large plaza. In addition to the sunken garden, there is also a roof-top garden. With its black facades, Shinjuku Mitsui Building stands out among the skyscrapers in Shinjuku. ...more on Wikipedia

City/Town: Tokyo, Japan

Opened: Sep 01 1974

Structural Height (m): 224.9

Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Shinjuku, Tokyo Architecture: Famous Landmarks and Buildings
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Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower is a 204-metre, 50-story educational facility located in the Nishi-Shinjuku district in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. The building is home to three educational institutions: Tokyo Mode Gakuen, HAL Tokyo, and Shuto Ikō. Completed in October 2008, the tower is the second-tallest educational building in the world and is the 17th-tallest building in Tokyo. It was awarded the 2008 Skyscraper of the Year by Emporis.com. ...more on Wikipedia

City/Town: Tokyo, Japan

Opened: Oct 01 2008

Structural Height (m): 204.0

Architect: Kenzo Tange

Created By: Kenzo Tange

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Sompo Japan Building is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Shinjuku, Tokyo Architecture: Famous Landmarks and Buildings
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Sompo Japan Building

The Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Head Office Building is the corporate headquarters for Sompo Japan Insurance. It is located in the district Nishi-Shinjuku in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. At 200 metres, the building is the 28th tallest building in Tokyo and the 33rd tallest in Japan. It was designed by Yoshikazu Uchida. On the 42nd floor is Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Museum of Art, where one of Vincent van Gogh's "Sunflowers" series of paintings is located. The building is similar in appearance to Chase Tower. ...more on Wikipedia

City/Town: Tokyo, Japan

Opened: Jan 01 1976

Structural Height (m): 193.0

Architect: Yoshikazu Uchida

Created By: Yoshikazu Uchida

Tokyo Metropolitan Government ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Shinjuku, Tokyo Architecture: Famous Landmarks and Buildings
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The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, also referred to as Tokyo City Hall or Tochō for short, houses the headquarters of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, which governs not only the 23 wards, but also the cities, towns and villages that make up Tokyo as a whole. Located in Shinjuku, the building consists of a complex of three structures, each taking up a city block. The tallest and most prominent of the three is Tokyo Metropolitan Main building No.1, a tower 48 stories tall that splits into two sections at the 33rd floor. The building also has three levels below ground. The design of the building, by architect Kenzo Tange, has many symbolic touches, most notably the aforementioned ...more on Wikipedia

City/Town: Tokyo, Japan

Opened: Jan 01 1991

Structural Height (m): 243.0

Floors: 48

Architect: Kenzo Tange

Created By: Kenzo Tange

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