Welcome to Shinjuku Japan, home to the busiest Subway station on earth (2 million people go through it every day), Kabukicho red light district, famous gay hub and affordable shopping area.
Shopping In Shinjuku
Shinjuku is one of the most affordable shopping areas in Tokyo.
Second hand shops – Great deals can be found in the many second hand shops in the small streets surrounding Shinjuku subway station. Japanese women, which are very fond of designer labels also get tired of them quickly. Designer bags sun glasses and jewels at unbelievably low prices can be found in these shops.
Takashimaya and Tokyu Hands are two huge department stores right next to each other. You can spend there tthe whole day without even noticing. Clothes and shoe sizes present some problem for westerners as the Japanese tend to be smaller.
The largest English book store in Japan – Kinokuniya (right next to Takashimaya department store). This foreign books store is a good place to find more specific Tokyo travel guides.
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Things To Do In Shinjuku Tokyo
Kabukicho, Tokyo’s Nightlife and largest red light district– adult entertainment spots, bars, nightclubs, pachinko parlors and love hotels. The only area in Tokyo which is a little “rough”.
Shinjuku ni-chome-Tokyo’s famous gay district. Between 200-300 Gay clubs and Bars.
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The Japanese Sword Museum (4-25-10 Yoyogi Shibuya-kuthere). A paradise for followers of Japanese swords. Antique and modern swords on display, and sword making exhibits.
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is a beautiful Park with several Gardens: English Landscape, French and Japanese Traditional (with a teahouse). Cherry blossom season in Spring and Autumn colors are especially beautiful. Its also a popular lunch time spot for local office workers.
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Restaurants In Shinjuku Japan
Shinjuku Tsunahachi(3-31-8 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku). A Good, inexpensive tempura chain, on one of the top floors of Takashimaya department store.
New York Grill and Bar (Park Hyatt Hotel). Remember the scene from the movie “Lost in Translation” when Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson first met? Well it was filmed at the ‘New York Bar’ on the 52nd floor of the hotel. Food here is a European-Japanese fusion. Make sure you make a reservation in advance, and ask for a table that has good views. You can also count on live jazz.
Keishoan Yakitori (Nishi-Shinjuku 1-1-5, Shinjuku). Best Yakitori grilled Chicken Kebabs in Shinjuku. Simple and delicious smoke-infused chicken.
Narita Airport To Shinjuku
By Narita Limousine Bus to major hotels in Shinjuku.
It’s practically a ‘door to door’ service.
No carrying suitcases around. Your luggage is put on the bus and off the bus straight to the hands of the hotel employees.
The Narita Limousine ticket booth at the Airport will help you check out if your hotel is on Route, or you can ask your hotel in advance.
The Narita Express – NEX, goes straight to Shinjuku station.
The Narita Express (NEX) is free if you purchased a Japan Rail Pass in advance from your home country.
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Haneda Airport To Shinjuku
Take the monorail from Haneda Airport to Tokyo. It provides a bird’s-eye view of Tokyo Bay as you travel to Hamamatsucho Station which in just 13 minutes.
From Hamamatsucho you can then easily transfer onto the JR Yamanote Line or the JR Keihin Tohoku Line to Shinjuku.
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Shinjuku Station is the busiest terminal in the world. To get to Shinjuku you need any line that stops at Shinjuku Station (which is Most Subway lines in Tokyo).