Shinjuku I-Land

Public Art in Shinjuku & Northwest Tokyo

This otherwise ordinary office complex is home to more than a dozen public artworks, including one of Robert Indiana’s LOVE sculptures (on the southeast corner) and two Tokyo Brushstroke sculptures by Roy Lichtenstein (at the back, towards Ōme-kaidō). The open-air courtyard, with stonework by Giulio Paolini and several reasonably priced restaurants, makes an attractive lunch or coffee stop.

Shinjuku I-Land was completed in 1995 but conceived before the bursting of the economic bubble and is very representative of that aspirational (free-spending) era.