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Shinjuku “X”, The Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Building


From this article,I introduce several places at Shinjuku  station west entrance area.

This is The Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Head Office Building.
The Sompo Japan Nipponkoa is insurance company.
Gentle slope design.
It’s so huge. This angle is maximum of 24mm lens.

The Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Head Office Building,Shinjuku,Tokyo,Japan
The Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Head Office Building,Shinjuku,Tokyo,Japan

Only tops.

The Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Head Office Building,Shinjuku,Tokyo,Japan
The Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Head Office Building,Shinjuku,Tokyo,Japan

This is 3 minutes long exposure. Surreal expression.

The Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Head Office Building,Shinjuku,Tokyo,Japan
The Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Head Office Building,Shinjuku,Tokyo,Japan

Here is huge crossing. And pedestrian deck is constructed.Its name is Shintoshin-hodoukyou(means New Urban Center pedestrian deck).
So I took these photos from there.
Here can include light trace of cars.
But for me, it was impossible for only 1 shot .
So I composite 4 photos.
Light trace made “X”.

The Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Head Office Building,Shinjuku,Tokyo,Japan
The Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Head Office Building,Shinjuku,Tokyo,Japan

From ground.

The Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Head Office Building,Shinjuku,Tokyo,Japan
The Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Head Office Building,Shinjuku,Tokyo,Japan

If you have wide angle lens, it will be more  easier to take photos with light trace.
I had a little difficulty to composite photos.
Here is about 5 minutes from Shinjuku Station West entrance on foot.

Information
Height:200m
Floor count:43 above ground,6 below ground
Floor area:166,768 m2 (1,795,100 sq ft)
Design and construction
Architect:Yoshikazu Uchida
Main contractor:Taisei Corporation,Shimizu Corporation

Reference of information
Wikipedia Sompo Japan Building

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 Odakyu HALC and Cocoon tower on the right. You have to cross the road. And please walk street between Odakyu HARC and cocoon tower. There will be crossing and pedestrian deck in front of Sompo Japan building.

JR East Station Maps Shinjuku Station

Related Category
Shinjuku Station West Entrance Area

Cool Photo Japan Map