Tokyo is one of the largest cities in the world, with a population of over 12 million people. As the political and economic center of Japan, Tokyo is a convergence of corporate headquarters, government institutions, research facilities, and universities. Tokyo’s cultural opportunities abound: students can enjoy performing arts, fashion, design, and the largest collection of Asian art in Japan. KCP provides frequent opportunity for students to engage in Japan’s culture by visiting museums, palaces, theaters, and corporations, and by attending numerous other enriching events.
The streets are packed with people day and night. Even though the city is centuries old, your first impression is shaped by skyscrapers, concrete, and neon lights.
What makes Tokyo so exciting to visit is that amidst its modern setting, the traditional Japanese culture still thrives. Tokyo is also the center for academic achievement in Japan. What better place to learn Japanese language and culture than in Tokyo?
Shinjuku: Tokyo’s Central Ward
Also known as Tokyo’s second center, Shinjuku is a big commercial, entertainment, and business center situated atop the world’s most populated and busiest railway station. Shinjuku Station serves a huge number of commuters daily. As the home of the KCP International Japanese Language School, Shinjuku offers nearby shopping centers, grocery stores, and other service facilities for students.
Considered one of the metro’s best cherry blossom viewing areas, Shinjuku Gyoen is only a stone’s throw away from KCP. Japanese language students can take a stroll on this nearby park and appreciate nature amidst the surrounding buildings and busy streets. After it was created as a private garden for the Imperial Family in 1903, it was then opened to the public 46 years later.
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office (Tocho)
The Tocho is popular for its 243-meter tall twin skyscrapers containing the assembly hall and the offices of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. It also features observatories on the 45th floor of each tower. Don’t miss the view from the splendid view from the South Tower.
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