Shinjuku at night
At the heart of downtown Tokyo, Shinjuku epitomizes both of the urban flavors Tokyo is famous for, with soaring, ultramodern skyscrapers to the west of the train station and Japan’s loudest and seediest nightlife in Kabukicho to the east. “Lost in Translation” was filmed here at the Park Hyatt and its environs. This is where businesslike, cyberpunk Tokyo collides with fantastic live music of all shades, a mind-boggling sex trade, Japan’s biggest gay scene and an always-expanding complex of high-rise department stores.