Shinjuku is the most popular and prosperous commercial area in Tokyo. It is a transportation hub with several traffic lines. There is an underground complex. High-end department stores including the Odakyu Department Store, the Keio Department Store and Isetan are located here. The deluxe fruit dessert shop Takano is nearby. You can eat freely as it is a buffet dessert bar. What a great chance to experience Japan’s finest quality fruit!
Toward Shinjuku-rishiguchieki, you can see the Tokyo Metropolitan Government premises, nestled amongst a concrete jungle of skyscrapers and high-end office buildings. There are also plenty of options for souvenirs, all available while you soak in the best views of Tokyo city.
Shinjuku is a great place for tourists. There are big electronic stores, such as BIC Camera, Yodobashi and Yamada, where you can pick up the latest gadgets. These shops are all located on Kabukicho, nicknamed the ‘sleepless street’. This street acts as the backdrop for the popular cartoon ‘Gintama’ and is also known as the story-telling street. There is a large red light district, many cinemas, bars, nightclubs and love hotels. Make sure to take care, as it is a complex and crowded area. Be safe, but have fun!
Tama Sushi (Shinjuku Takashimaya)
Tama Sushi is a long-established chain of sushi restaurants in Japan. They're one of the very few sushi restaurants that will offer diners not used to raw fish, grilled and roasted options.
The Toriyoshi in Takashimaya is a yakitori (chicken skewers) and fried chicken shop.
The arts and crafts shop on the 11th floor of the Takashimaya Times Square building specializes in fabrics, ribbons and knitting. The shop is best reached from Shinjuku Station's south exit.
Katsukura (Takashimaya Shinjuku Store)
Katsukura is a tonkatsu restaurant chain from Kyoto, and besides pork cutlet, it also offers other options like fried prawns, chicken cutlet, and crab meat croquette.
Tokyu Hands (Shinjuku)
Tokyu Hands is a chain of department stores dotted around Tokyo, selling a variety of hardware goods, arts and craft supplies, and many other types of products.
Toraya Cafe An Stand (Shinjuku)
Affiliated with one of Japan's oldest confectioners, Toraya, this store boasts serious sweets-making credentials. Specializing in red bean paste or "an", Toraya Cafe An Stand has a small seating area where people can munch on an toast, an sandwiches, various p
Blue Bottle Coffee (Shinjuku)
Located on the first floor of Shinjuku's NEWoMan retail complex newly opened in March 2016, this third outpost of San Francisco's Blue Bottle Coffee chain boasts a well-lit white interior, high ceilings and a small number of tables and bar-like counters. Pastr
Located in Shinjuku, this complex offers fashion, lifestyle, beauty, health, food and culture. Visitors will find restaurants, cafes, and beauty and lifestyle brands from Japan and overseas.
Sushi Iwase is a sophisticated sushi restaurant in Shinjuku. Their recommended dish is the "Chirashizushi" (bowl of sushi rice topped with raw fish and garnishes).
Shinjuku Travelers Coworking
This co-working space located near Shinjuku Station offers freelancers and digital nomads a place to work. At Shinjuku Travelers Coworking, drop-ins are always welcome.
Victoria Golf is a haven for golf lovers and is located close to the JR Station in Shinjuku.
A new-wave ramen restaurant located near Shinjuku station, Gonokami Seisakujo specializes in shrimp-based dishes.
Caffice is located in the Shinjuku area of Tokyo. It's a great place to have a coffee and/or a bite to eat.
Kaijin Shinjuku Honten
Right next to Shinjuku station, this small ramen shop offers a select menu of ramen, including shio (salt, called ara taki shio ramen), a spicy version, and seafood ramen. This noodle shop also has two other Tokyo branches in Kichijoji and Ikebukuro.
Located a few paces from Shinjuku station's south-east exit along the Koshu-Kaido highway, this small sushi restaurant offers "kaitenzushi", otherwise known as "conveyor belt sushi". Prices start at ¥136 per plate of two pieces of nigiri sushi, and staple item
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With 18 branches across the Tokyo metropolitan area, this sushi restaurant is a crowd favorite. Known for their affordable yet tasty sushi, they aim to convey the spirit of the historical city of Edo, nowadays called Tokyo.
Sarabeth’s (Lumine Shinjuku)
Dubbed "the Queen of Breakfast" in New York, Sarabeth's offers American-style breakfast, from fluffy ricotta pancakes, French toasts to Eggs Benedict.
Wired Cafe (Lumine 2 Shinjuku)
WIRED Cafes offer food and internet service for local and visiting travellers.
Reopened in 2012, this compact, two-screen cinema has a preference for independant arthouse films. The two auditoriums boast 97 and 79 seats and are equipped to show digital as well as 35 mm films.
Dancing Crab is an entertainment restaurant offering Louisiana style seafood, located right by Shinjuku station between the East and South exits on the second floor of the Shinjuku NOWA building.
Dashi-chazuke En (Lumine Shinjuku)
Located in the basement floor of the Lumine 1 department store, this Japanese restaurant chain specializes in Chazuke, a traditional dish consisting of rice with various toppings and green tea poured on it. As the name already suggests, Dashi-chazuke En uses J
Toto Tokyo Center Showroom
Located about 10-minutes walk from Shibuya station, this two-storey showroom includes kitchen, bathroom, toilet, and sink displays for modern Japanese homes. Toto, best known for its smart toilets, has themed interior displays spaciously laid out for visitors
Odakyu Hotel Century Southern Tower
Offering a restaurant and a fitness centre, Odakyu Hotel Century Southern Tower is located in Tokyo. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with air conditioning. There is also an electric kettle.
Capsule Hotel Anshin Oyado Shinjuku
A 2-minute walk from JR Shinjuku Station, Capsule Hotel Anshin Oyado Shinjuku (men only) boasts an internet café, WiFi and a public bath, all for free. Sleeping cabins feature a tablet PC.
Apartment Hotel Shinjuku
Featuring air-conditioned rooms with a kitchenette, Apartment Hotel Shinjuku is just 400 metres from JR Shinjuku Station. It offers a launderette, a shared lounge with a free-use microwave, and free Wi-Fi.
Business Hotel Sagami
Conveniently located a 2-minute walk from E5 Exit of Shinjuku Sanchome Subway Station, Business Hotel Sagami offers cosy accommodation with free WiFi access.
Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku
Located in central Shinjuku just steps from subways and 400 metres from JR Shinjuku Train Station, Hotel Sunroute Plaza features rooms with satellite TV and free wired internet.
JR Kyushu Hotel Blossom Shinjuku
Opened in August 2014, this hotel is ideally located just a 3-minute walk from JR Shinjuku Station, offering direct access to Harajuku, Shibuya and Akihabara areas, all within a 20-minute train ride. Free WiFi is available through
Tokyu Stay Shinjuku
Opening in May 2015, Tokyu Stay Shinjuku is ideally located in the middle of the lively Shinjuku area and just steps away from Shinjuku Sanchome Subway Station. JR Shinjuku Station is also an 8-minute walk away. Free WiFi is avail