Shinjuku

about Shinjuku

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office, the center of Tokyo government, is located here in Shinjuku, so it is one of the symbolic area of “Big City Tokyo”, and the most popular area for foreign tourists to stay, thus it is bustling with them. Passengers of Shinjuku Station is top of the world level in its number! On its East exit area, there are Asian biggest entertainment district, “Kabuki-cho”, “Golden-Gai” district and other large shopping buildings, department stores spread around. And the West exit area is business center area where many of Skyscrapers including Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office building, and hotels are lined-up, and also many of public arts are dotted, so there are lots of highlights for tourists. “Shinjuku Gyoen” park is another popular area for tourists, as an Urban oasis in walking distance from Shinjuku Sta. Good access for any of the Tokyo tourism spots is also a good feature of this town. It is the town where both the leading center of culture and deep culture underneath are mixed together, the town without sleep, that is “Shinjuku”.

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Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Skyscrapers

Shinjuku Gyoen Park

Kabuki-Cho district

Golden District

Omoide Yokocho alley

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Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office It is direct access from “Tocho-Mae” Sta. of Toei Oh-Edo Line. Also in walking distance from JR Shinjuku Sta. There are free observation decks in its North tower and South tower, where you can enjoy good view of Tokyo city. Its North observation deck opens until 11:00 pm, and café with counter bar, and big souvenir shop are available there. From the 202m high observation deck, you can enjoy excellent view of Tokyo, and Mt. Fuji as well, if weather permits. On the ground floor of the building, there is Tourist information center which provides multi-language tourism leaflets, so you can get good information.

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Skyscrapers

Skyscrapers

These Skyscrapers are the new tourism spot of Tokyo, as well as the symbolic spot of beautiful night view. This is one of the biggest business area in daytime, and lots of high graded hotels are around there. In this West Shinjuku area, there are many of restaurants in Skyscrapers which have an excellent view.

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Shinjuku Gyoen Park

Shinjuku Gyoen Park

The origin of this Shinjuku Gyoen Park is back to about 400 years ago, when it was Edo-Era. It became Imperial Park in 1906, and in 1949, it was opened for public. This is popular also for Japanese where you can touch with nature even in Tokyo, such as cherry blossom in spring, and colored leaves in autumn. It opens from 9:00am through 4:00pm for entry (close on 4:30pm) As per its big green house, you can enter only between 9:30am through 3:30pm. Closing days are, every Monday (or the next day if Monday is National holiday), and Yearend / New Year holidays. Entrance fee is yen 200 for Adult (on and over age 15), yen 50 for elementary or Junior High school students. Free for infants, The attraction of this Shinjuku Gyoen Park is that you can feel the transition of Japanese four seasons as they are. Not only on the season of cherry blossom or colored leaves, but also in summer or winter, you can feel different aspects of nature, so it is a park forming a taste on your visit by visit.

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Kabuki-Cho district

Kabuki-Cho district

This “Kabuki-Cho” is well known as an Asian biggest entertainment district. It is around 7 min. walk from East exit of JR Shinjuku Sta. There are lots of spots where you can enjoy night life, so it is also called as the “Town without sleep”. These days, new effort to improve safety and security are underway, and one of the symbol of such effort is “Shinjuku TOHO building”, which equip Theater, Hotel, and Restaurants inside all together. Also the Robot restaurant, established in July 2012, is one of the very popular tourists’ spot, which is occupied by foreign tourists in its 60-80% of seats, mainly from Western or south Asian countries.

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Golden District

Golden District

This “Golden District” has been becoming popular for foreign tourists where they can feel underneath deep culture of Tokyo through small wooden tenement pub and bars lined-up on both sides of narrow lane like matchboxes. As some people says it is “time slipped district”, there are more than 200 shops in various categories from old traditional ones to the ones can be called as New Waves, which targets younger generation. This is such standard tourism spots now, that 60% of the guests are from foreign countries in some shops.

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Omoide Yokocho alley

Omoide Yokocho alley

It is an alley of pub and bars lined-up along the railway track of Shinjuku West gate. Around Showa 21st (1946), just after the World War II ended, when it was difficult to get foods, many of street stalls provided beef or pork giblets by brochette, which were relatively easy to get from occupation army at that time, thus it is said to be the holdover from this circumstances why there are many of Yakitori (grilled chicken), or giblets brochette shop in this area. Shops in this area open from daytime, so this is very popular tourism spots where you can enjoy local Japanese atmosphere. You can find more foreign guests than Japanese in some shops, and many of shops prepare menus in multiple languages.

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shops

SARABETH'S LUMINE SHINJUKU

FLUFFY FRENCH TOAST

¥1,250

This “Sarabeth’s” is a restaurant called as “Queen of New York breakfast” in New York Magazine. Such restaurant menu love in worldwide can be enjoyed in the LUMINE Shinj...

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HANAZONO MANJYU SHINJYUKU HONTEN

ICE MAME-KAN

¥870

This is a traditional Japanese confectionary shop, “Hanazono Mnjyuh”, which is famous by its advertisement board saying “Most expensive in Japan, Most delicious in Japan...

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FORUCAFE

BLUEBERRY CHEESE CAKE

¥880

It is a relaxing café in Waseda with local based atmosphere. Their recommendation, “Blueberry Cheese Cake” is a French toast with framboise-raspberry topped on rich ice...

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YOTSUYA COFFEE

DUTCH BABY

¥1,080

“Yotsuya Cofee” is a coffee shop where you can enjoy alcohol drinks as well, located near to Yotsuya San-Chome Sta. Its coffee of coffee specialty shop, served by owner...

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HYAKUNINCHO OHMIYA

TEN SEIRO

¥1,250

It is an old traditional Edo-Soba restaurant, located near to JR Shin-Ohkubo St. They are quite particuler about using domestic buckwheat flour, especially the one from...

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TAKI-NO-YA

OROSHI SOBA

¥918

It is a Soba restaurant with Japanese "Wa" taste, located along side of Mejiro street. It is the traditional restaurant with more than 50 years history. Our recommenda...

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ORIGINAL PAN CAKE HOUSE

DUTCH BABY

¥1,339

This is Shinjyuku branch of the 60 years’ old traditional and historical Pan Cake specialty shop in America, of which you had been able to enjoy the taste only in the Un...

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ICHIRYU

TEN ZARU

¥1,100

The soba was raised by the staff on the regenerated farmland in Karuizawa which once was dormant, and cultivated with organic pesticide. The soba is characterized by its...

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SOBADOKORO OOHASHI

KAMO-NAN SOBA

¥1,300

Are you familiar with Japanese soba? Buckwheat flour and water are kneaded together, stretched, cut with a knife, made into noodles, and eaten. This restaurant’s recomme...

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WA TEJIMAURU SHUSAI KADOMAN

HIRA-BOKU SANGEN-TON HIYASHI NANBAN SOBA

¥1,100

An izakaya (Japanese-style bar) where you can enjoy the local cuisine of Yamagata Shonai. Sangenton pork of Hirata Ranch that you really should taste once, is a branded ...

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SOBANOZEN TAKASAGO

MATSU TEN SEIROU

¥1,980

The soba at Takasago is all 100% handmade! The all-Japanese buckwheat flour has been personally selected by the head chef. It has been milled entirely at our restaurant....

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OKINA_AN

KATSU SOBA

¥880

A long-established soba shop founded in year 17 Meiji (1884). Cutlet Soba with soba noodle and cutlet on its top is a featured menu. The soup soaked firmly into the coat...

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