Where is Shinjuku?

Shinjuku, a town always energetic with many people from all over the world…!In 2016, Shinjuku station was awarded a Guinness Record for the largest daily number of passengers using the station. It is literally the most populous station in the world! Streets are taken up with department stores, luxurious brand shops, and major electronic and home appliances chain stores. You can imagine that Shinjuku is a great place to enjoy shopping. Oh, and once you walk a little way, there are business town with high buildings and large park with lush greenery. Shinjuku shows many faces so don’t miss any of them!

 

 

Shinjuku main sightseeing spots

“The town that never sleeps”
Kabukicho

Most energetic and colorful town at Shinjuku is Kabukicho. You can say Kabukicho is one of the brightest town in Japan. Especially at night, the town is filled with countless lights and it is the place we want you to snap some pics!

Kabukicho
Address:Kabukicho, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0021
Access:7 minutes walk from “Shinjuku sta.” east exit/5 minutes walk from “Seibu Shinjuku sta.” Pepe
 
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“An attack by Godzilla! “
TOHO Cinemas Shinjuku

Godzilla suddenly appeared in Shinjuku?! This is a huge Godzilla monument built at TOHO cinemas, a movie theater, in Kabukicho. It looks like a real Godzilla is attacking the building. You should take pics here, one of famous tourist attractions.

TOHO Cinemas Shinjuku
Address:1-19-1 Kabukicho, Shinjuku City, Tokyo, Toho Building 160-0021
Access:7 minutes walk from “Shinjuku sta.” east exit/5 minutes walk from “Seibu Shinjuku sta.” Pepe exit

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“Everything you’d need”
Don Quijote

The store is packed with tremendous products. Don Quijote’s ad slogan is “surprisingly cheap hall of fame”. You can get anything for cheap (DUTY FREE for foreigners!) from foods, toys, cosmetics, high brand products, clothes, party goods, to Tokyo souvenirs etc… Even the narrow stores are always crowded and hard to move around, it is a place you wan to visit for duty free!

A big red and yellow sign for Don Quijote.

Don Quijote
Address:1-16-5 Kabukicho, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 〒160-0021
Access:5 minutes walk from “Shinjuku sta.” east exit / 5 minutes walk from “Seibu Shinjuku sta.” Pepe exit
Official:http://www.donki.com/store/shop_detail.php?shop_id=29

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“The heart of Tokyo! “
Tokyo Metropolitan Government

It is one of the high buildings with outstanding appearance of two large pillars. This is the Tokyo Metropolitan Government playing a significant role to govern the metropolis Tokyo. Even it is a building for government, you can also enjoy sightseeing for free. Guests can enter the observatory on 45th floor, 200 meters in height! There are First government building & Second government building. The First government building has the observatory. Please note that it is not an open air observatory. Beautiful southern and northern Tokyo views welcome you here! 

At night, you can enjoy lovely night scenery of Tokyo.

Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Address:2-8-1 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 163-8001
Access:1 minutes walk from “Tochomae sta.” east exit / 7 minutes walk from “Shinjuku sta.” west exit
Official:http://www.yokoso.metro.tokyo.jp/en/

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“Japan, a great country of home appliances! “
Major electronic and home appliances chain stores

Japan is about consumer electronics. Many high quality and well designed electronic appliances are made in Japan. At Shinjuku, there are lots of major stores so you can easily buy one of them. You can buy anything like latest TVs, cameras, phones, toys, and more! The price competition among these stores allows us to buy good products at good price. Basically, there are no differences in these stores. Stores are located in each area and easy to find because stores are huge, flashy and bright. These stores are mainly duty free so definitely recommended shopping spots!

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Bic Camera
Address:1-5-1 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo, 160-0023
Access:3 minutes walk from “Shinjuku sta.” west exit
Official:https://www.biccamera.com.e.lj.hp.transer.com/bc/i/shop/shoplist/shop016.jsp

Biqlo (Bic Camera×UNIQLO)
Address:1-16-5 Kabukicho, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0021
Access:5 minutes walk from “Shinjuku sta.” east exit / 3 minutes walk from “Seibu Shinjuku sta.” Pepe exit
Official:https://www.biccamera.com.e.lj.hp.transer.com/bc/i/shop/shoplist/shop116.jsp

Yodobashi Camera
Address:1-11-1 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0023
Access:3 minutes walk from Shinjuku sta. west exit
Official:https://www.yodobashi.com/ec/store/0011/

Yamada Denki LAVI
Address:3-23-7 Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0022
Access:5 minutes walk from “Shinjuku sta.” east exit / 3 minutes walk from “Seibu Shinjuku sta.” Pepe exit

 
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Department stores

There are lots of department stores at Shinjuku. Luxurious brand shops are lined up so you’ll never get bored with shopping here. One of famous Japanese culture, Depachika,(food floor at department stores) is on the underground floor of department stores. Delicious foods are displayed and you can enjoy your own foodie tour! Don’t miss it!

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Isetan
Address:1-16-5 Kabukicho, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0021
Access:7 minutes walk from “Shinjuku sta.” east exit / 7 minutes walk from “Seibu Shinjuku sta.” Pepe exit
Official:https://www.isetan.mistore.jp.e.az.hp.transer.com/shinjuku.html

Takashimaya
Address:5-24-2 Sendagaya, Shibuya City, Tokyo 151-0051
Access:3 minutes walk from “Shinjuku sta.” southeast exit
Official:https://www.takashimaya-global.com/en/

Odakyu
Address:1-1-3 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-8001
Access:1 minutes walk from “Shinjuku sta.” west exit

Keio
Address:1-1-4 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-8321
Access:1 minutes walk from “Shinjuku sta.” west exit
Official:https://www.keionet.com/info/shinjuku/foreign/en/

 
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“One of the historical and important gardens!”
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

This garden was constructed in 1906 as an imperial garden. The size is 58.3 hectare and is one of the most important gardens from Meiji era. There are three types of garden, Formal Garden, Landscape Garden, Japanese traditional Garden here. You can find the history of Imperial family and enjoy Matcha tea with the beautiful garden.

Lush greenery in the metropolis Tokyo. Urban Oasis exactly explains here.

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Address:11 Naitomachi, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0014
Access:5 minutes walk from “Shinjuku Gyoen sta.” / 5 minutes walk from “Sendagaya sta.”
Official:http://fng.or.jp/shinjuku/

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“Where attracts attentions from many foreigners!”
Robot Restaurant

This entertainment first got attentions from the world and not Japan. Foreign celebrities and artists frequently visit here for unusual experience. Total cost to build here was JPY 10 billion yen. Brilliant and sparkling theatre shows robots performance with latest technologies. You can enjoy the show with Japanese bento box and sushi for meal!

Robot Restaurant
Address:1-7-7 Kabukicho, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0021
Access:7 minutes walk from “Shinjuku sta.” east exit / 5 minutes walk from “Seibu Shinjuku sta.”Pepe exit
Official:https://www.shinjuku-robot.com/pc/?lng=en

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Samurai museum

Everything of samurai is waiting you here. Samurais’ Japanese sword, armor, and helmets are exhibited. You can also enjoy Killing battle (Tate) show and Japanese instruments lives. Check the details and don’t forget to reserve. Visit and feel Japanese Samurai spirit!

Samurai museum
Address:2-25-6 Kabukicho, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0021
Access:8 minutes walk from “Shinjuku sta.” east exit / 4 minutes walk from “Seibu Shinjuku sta.”Pepe exit
Official:https://www.samuraimuseum.jp/en/index.

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“The Unique BEAMS store that features the concept of JAPAN”
BEAMS JAPAN

BEAMS JAPAN in Shinjuku is very interesting store that sell products under the concept of ‘Japan.’ It has sixth floors in total and each floor has different categories like ‘Food’, ‘Culture’, ‘Art’ and more. Strongly recommendable store to look for souvenirs or just to take a look at products which is like Japanese artworks.

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“A ninja hideaway in Shinjuku where you can enjoy Ninja tricks”
Ninja Trick House in Tokyo

If you are looking for a unique experience of Japanese culture in Shinjuku, this should be on your to-do list. Once you get in, you will be the part of ninja world. You can enjoy ninja animations and learn ninja history, throwing shurikens, swordplay experience, taking ninja photos, and various tricks in the house. Reservation in advance is recommended. 

Ninja Trick House in Tokyo
Official:https://ninja-trick-house.com/en/#

 

 

Summary

Shinjuku is famous as the most populous downtown in the world. If you don’t like the crowd, you should never visit Shinjuku station in the morning rush hour…! Shinjuku is unique in its variety of entertainments. Local shopping , high brand shopping, izakayas, greenery, and many restaurants… You can enjoy here both at afternoon and at night. Venture out into the streets of Shinjuku!