Shinjuku

Shinjuku skyline

Shinjuku is a large business, entertainment and shopping district and is home to most of Tokyo’s Skyscrapers, with so many people working or visiting the area each day it’s not hard to realise that the Shinjuku Station handles around 2 million people every day.

There is plenty to see and do in Shinjuku, whether it’s some shopping at some of the many department or electronics stores in the area or having a bite to eat or drink at one of the many restaurants around Kabuki-cho and Shomben Yokocho. Another popular attraction in Shinjuku is to take in the sites from the observation deck of the Metropolitan Government offices.

Shinjuku is in between Shibuya and Ikebukuro on the JR Yamanote line, the JR Chuo Saikyo/Rinkai Line and Chuo/Sobu Line all stop at Shinjuku Station. The Marunouchi line of the Tokyo Metro subway also stops at Shinjuku.

Shinjuku

Golden Gai

Golden Gai

Golden Gai is one of the hidden treasures, rich in heritage and one of the few places in Tokyo where you can get a feel…


A Shinjuku street

About Shinjuku

With Japan being frequented by earth quakes, there are not many places that large high rise sky scrapers can be built, but a district in…


Tokyo Government Center

Shinjuku Map

Below is a Map of Shinjuku with the major attractions numbered. You will note the huge Shinjuku station in the centre of the map, its…


Kabuikcho

Kabukicho

The Kabukicho (also spelt Kabuki-cho) area in Shinjuku is known as a red-light district; with plenty of hostess bars, pachinko parlours and love hotels lining…


Tokyo metropolitan government building

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Center

The Shinjuku area has the most skyscrapers in Tokyo, thanks to the area being the most seismically stable area in Tokyo. This makes Shinjuku the…


Japan National Olympic Stadium

National Olympic Stadium

The National Olympic Stadium (sometimes known as the National Kasumigaoka Stadium) is located in Shinjuku and was the main stadium of the 1964 Olympic Games. This…


Shinjuku gyoen park

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

The Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden was originally a residence of the Naito family; Lord Naito was the feudal lord of the Edo Period. The garden…