Shinjuku Specialties

Shinjuku-ku to look back toward in photograph of the 70th anniversary of special feature Shinjuku-ku establishmentShinjuku-ku to look back toward in photograph of the 70th anniversary of special feature Shinjuku-ku establishment

Shinjuku-ku which reached the establishment 70th anniversary on March 15, 2017.
We look back on the change of Shinjuku-ku which developed rapidly with precious photograph from birth to date.
It is attention to totally different scenery or coming and going people, car now.

History of Shinjuku-ku

  • 1947

    Yotsuya, Ushigome, three wards of Yodobashi is unified, and Shinjuku-ku is born

  • 1949

    Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is available to the public

  • 1950

    We put Shinjuku-ku government office in Kabuki-cho

    Shinjuku-ku government office government building
  • 1956

    Shinjuku frame Theater is opened

    Kabuki-cho street direction which frame Theater under construction looks like from the Niko (current Alta) roof
  • 1958

    Shinjuku is placed by metropolitan area maintenance plan as newly developed city center

  • 1966

    The number of the passengers getting on and off of Shinjuku Station becomes number one in Japan

  • 1970

    Streetcar around Shinjuku Station is completely removed. Vehicle-free promenade is carried out

    Yasukuni Dori
    The streetcar Shinjuku station square
  • 1971

    Shinjuku express bus terminal establishment

  • 1975

    Three connecting walkways around Shinjuku Station under the ground are opened, and Shinjuku Station of four private railroads is connected to Japanese National Railways by basement

    In front of frame Theater at event
    People who watch
  • 1985

    We reach Shinjuku Station the 100th anniversary of the opening

  • 1989

    Shinjuku Historical Museum is open

  • 1991

    Tokyo government building is completed. The Metropolitan Government moves and becomes Shinjuku new capital heart

    Building group of Shinjuku new capital heart
  • 2008

    Shinjuku frame Theater closes

  • 2015

    Shinjuku TOHO Building is open

  • 2016

    Traffic terminal "Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal" opens in the Shinjuku Station south exit. "Shinjuku Tourist Information Center" opens in underpass of the Shinjuku Station southeast Exit

  • 2017

    We reach the Shinjuku-ku establishment 70th anniversary

Photo History

Next is building Isetan in the 20, Showa generation
Empire bank (existing Sumitomo Mitsui Banking)
The 20, Showa generation
The existing Omoide Yokocho
Around 1950 (Showa 25)
Yotsuya Mitsuke Bashi (Yotsuya Mitsuke Bridge)
The 30, Showa generation
Kabuki-cho movie street
The 30, Showa generation
View from Toyama Park "Mount Hakone"
The early 30s of the Showa era
Outer moat scenery Ushigome moat
Around 1957 (Showa 32)
Kabuki-cho, frame Theater
Around 1958 (Showa 33)
Kabukicho 1bangai
Around 1958 (Showa 33)
Milan-za where signboard of "Moses' Ten Commandments" gets a lot of looks
1959 (Showa 34)
Kagurazaka, night view from Sakashita direction
1959 (Showa 34)
Koya Building to look at from the Niko (current Alta) roof
1959 (Showa 34)
Toyama church to look at from Toyama Park "Mount Hakone"
The late 30s of the Showa era
Shinjuku Station west exit open space
Around 1960 (Showa 35)
The Takadanobaba station square
1961 (Showa 36)
Seibu train which runs in Nakai station square
Around 1961 (Showa 36)
The Japanese National Railways Yotsuya station square
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