Meiji Dori is a major boulevard in the capital Tokyo. From Oji as Route 305, Meiji Dori runs beneath the Metropolitan Expressway through Nishisugamo, then Ikebukuro, past Gakushin University, Waseda University, Higashi Shinjuku, Shinjuku san-chome west of Shinjuku Gyoen, Yasukuni Dori, Sendagaya, Harajuku to Meiji Shrine, then on to Shibuya, through Ebisu, after which it becomes Route 416 skirting the Minami-Azabu area with its many foreign embassies in Tokyo.
As well as being a major traffic thoroughfare, Meiji Dori is an important Tokyo shopping street with many major stores along its route: Shinjuku Takashimaya Department Store, Shinjuku Marui Men, BIC Camera Ikebukuro, BIC Camera Shibuya and Hysteric Glamour Harajuku.
A number of Tokyo's hotels are also situated on Meiji Dori including Shinjuku Park Hotel, Hotel Sunlite Shinjuku, Shibuya Tokyu Inn and Hotel Sunlite Higashi Shinjuku.
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