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The Cocoon of Dreams, Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower


4th article at Shinjuku station west entrance area is Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower.

Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower,Shinjuku,Tokyo,Japan
Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower,Shinjuku,Tokyo,Japan

This architecture is school built by Mode Gakuen in 2008.

In this building, there are 3 schools.
Tokyo Mode Gakuen(fashion), HAL Tokyo(computer design,creation), Shuto Iko(medical).
So many young people are studying in this building.
Their dreams are growing in this huge cocoon.

There are many buildings at Shinjuku station west entrance area.
But Cocoon Tower is particularly unique.
Modern and cool design.
Opposite side of Cocoon Tower is The Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Head Office Building.
These are near.

Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower,Shinjuku,Tokyo,Japan
Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower,Shinjuku,Tokyo,Japan

Shinjuku station west entrance area is starting and arriving place of many long distance buses.
Lights of buses made cool light tracks.

Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower,Shinjuku,Tokyo,Japan
Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower,Shinjuku,Tokyo,Japan

There is a dome next to tower.
Cafe and convenience store is in the dome.

Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower,Shinjuku,Tokyo,Japan
Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower,Shinjuku,Tokyo,Japan

From Shinjuku station.
I think Cocoon tower is one of symbol of Shinjuku station west entrance area.

Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower,Shinjuku,Tokyo,Japan
Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower,Shinjuku,Tokyo,Japan

This is HDR version.

Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower,Shinjuku,Tokyo,Japan
Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower,Shinjuku,Tokyo,Japan

Not only taking photos,I recommend to enter book store of Cocoon Tower.
It is located B1 and B2. People other than students can enter there.
There are several large book stores at Shinjuku,but here has many design and fashion books.
Of course other genre is also abundant.It’s open 10:00AM~11:00PM. Holiday is not determined.

Information
Height:203.65m
Floor count:50 above ground,3 below ground
Architect:Tange Associates
Structural engineer:Arup Japan
Main contractor:Shimizu Corporation

Reference of information
Wikipedia Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower

Nearest Station
Shinjuku Station / Many lines
(Shinjuku is huge station. Easy to access.)

Nearest Entrance
Nishiguchi (means West Entrance)
Shinjuku Station is so complex. I paste link of map.
But I recommend to ask someone. In Japanese “Nishiguchi wa dokodesuka?” means Where is west entrance.
There are large bus rotary and Odakyu department store and Keio department store.
And you’ll find  Cocoon tower on the right.

JR East Station Maps Shinjuku Station

Related Category
Shinjuku Station West Entrance Area

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