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Travel Guide of Shinjuku in Japan by Influencers and Travelers


Shinjuku Station is a major railway station in the Shinjuku and Shibuya wards in Tokyo, Japan. In Shinjuku, it is part of the Nishi-Shinjuku and Shinjuku districts. In Shibuya, it is located in the Yoyogi and Sendagaya districts. It is the world's busiest railway station.


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The Best Things to Do and Visit around Shinjuku


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1 - Kabukicho Ichibangai

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2 - Shinjuku Omoide Yokochō

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3 - Morning | Tsukiji Fish Market

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Tsukiji Market is famous around the world for its fresh, high-quality produce – and you're about to find out why. Spend 90 minutes sightseeing and sampling the goods here, before moving on to one of Tokyo's most famous modern landmarks: Tokyo Tower. Before heading up, first experience some traditional Japanese culture. Make your own delicious sushi and sample the results! Afterwards, enjoy a leisurely three-minute walk to the Tokyo Tower, and take in some of the best views around.

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4 - TOHO Cinemas Shinjuku

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5 - Godzilla Head

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6 - Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, also referred to as Tochō for short, houses the headquarters of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, which governs the special wards, cities, towns and villages that constitutes the whole Tokyo Metropolis.

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7 - Shinjuku NS Building

The Shinjuku NS Building is a skyscraper located in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. The name comes from co-developers, Nihon Seimei and Sumitomo. Construction of the 134 meters, 30-story skyscraper was completed in 1982. It made an appearance in the film The Return of Godzilla. Sumitomo Realty & Development is headquartered in the building.

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8 - Shinjuku Golden Gai

Shinjuku Golden Gai is a small area of Kabukicho, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan, famous both as an area of architectural interest and for its nightlife.

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9 - Tokyo

Tokyo, officially Tokyo Metropolis, is the capital and most populous prefecture of Japan. Located at the head of Tokyo Bay, the prefecture forms part of the Kantō region on the central Pacific coast of Japan's main island, Honshu.

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10 - Shin-Ōkubo Station

Shin-Ōkubo Station is a railway station on the Yamanote Line in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company. Opened on November 15, 1914, it is close to the large local Korean ethnic neighborhood. Shin-Ōkubo Station has only one exit.

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11 - Shinjuku Gyoen

Shinjuku-gyoemmae Station is a subway station on the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan, operated by the Tokyo subway operator Tokyo Metro. It is numbered "M-10".

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12 - Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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13 - Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building observation room

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14 - Ukiyo-e Ōta Memorial Museum of Art

The Ukiyo-e Ōta Memorial Museum of Art is a museum that opened in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan, in January 1980. It presents rotating exhibitions of Ukiyo-e from Ōta Seizo V's collection of over 12,000 pieces.

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15 - Yoyogi National Gymnasium

Yoyogi National Gymnasium is an arena located at Yoyogi Park in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan, which is famous for its suspension roof design.

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16 - Yoyogi Park

Yoyogi Park is a park in Yoyogikamizonocho, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan, located adjacent to Harajuku Station and Meiji Shrine. The park is a popular Tokyo destination.

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17 - Yayoi Kusama Museum

The Yayoi Kusama Museum is a contemporary art museum in Tokyo, Japan dedicated to the work of the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. The Museum is located in the Shinjuku Ward, in the western suburbs of Japan. The five-floor building was designed by the Japanese architecture firm Kume Sekkei. Construction was completed in 2014, and it opened in 2017 with an inaugural exhibition of 600 of Kusama's works.

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18 - Japan National Stadium

The Japan National Stadium, formerly known as New National Stadium, officially named National Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium used mostly for association football in Kasumigaoka, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan.

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19 - Aoyama Cemetery

Aoyama Cemetery is a cemetery in Aoyama, Minato, Tokyo, Japan, managed by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. The cemetery is also famous for its cherry blossoms, and at the season of hanami, which many people would visit.

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20 - Nezu Museum

The Nezu Museum, formerly known as the Nezu Institute of Fine Arts, is an art museum in the Minato district of Tokyo, Japan. The museum houses the private collection of pre-modern Japanese and East Asian art of Nezu Kaichirō.

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21 - INGNI 渋谷センター街

Center Gai is a narrow street in Udagawachō, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. It is a popular area for youths as it has a variety of popular brand name stores, fast food outlets and nightclubs. Its name is meant to signify how it is the "center" of Shibuya. It can be reached from Shibuya Station.

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Shinjuku is the district of contrasts and excesses.



Located on the convenient Yamanote subway loop line that connects the city's main points of interest,



Shinjuku is unlike anything known to a stranger. Several million people pass through Japan's busiest station every day. Dozens of tracks, corridors, and signs with directions communicate the train lines that carry the working masses. Some of the travelers go to the forest of skyscrapers for the Japanese administration and the business world. The Tokyo City Hall with its concrete walls is one of the most important modern architectural constructions in Japan. Although the last one is not to be outdone either: the "Cocoon Tower". On the other side of the subway lines, Shinjuku shows a very different face. Kabukicho is undoubtedly the most famous red-light district of the city. In this well-defined area, the buildings are covered with illuminated signs advertising restaurants, bars, clubs, and karaoke. Tokyoites are convinced by the sickening clientele of these places after work.

Shinjuku, Consumption, and lights


Shinjuku, as one of the main areas to see in Tokyo and the main one in terms of leisure, offers us an infinite number of leisure and commercial activities from all over Japan.
For shopping enthusiasts, it will be a key point during the day and for night owls, it is one of the best areas to sleep in Tokyo.
In Shinjuku, you can find everything at almost any time and enjoy a futuristic and innovative landscape, a must to visit in Tokyo in two days.
The large buildings are part of its environment, among which we would highlight the Utt Docomo Yoyogi tower with a clock or the Tokyo government building, among many others.

The streets offer us a vision of the Japanese urban society and its evolution towards unlimited and excessive commerce and consumption.

At nightfall, this district is invaded by neon lights and illuminated signs, coloring the buildings covering the sky, leaving us with an amazing design.
In addition to the stores, restaurants, and neon lights, there are parks as fascinating as the Shinjuku Gyoen in this area.

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What to visit in Shinjuku?


Here are our top 5 activities not to be missed in Shinjuku:

  • Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building
  • Shinjuku Golden Gai
  • Shinjuku Central Park (Shinjuku Chuo Koen)
  • SOMPO Museum of Art

Shinjuku is the business district of Tokyo.

Located north of Shibuya, it is home to the largest train station in the Japanese capital. Shinjuku is synonymous with a crowd of workers at any hour, department stores but also bars, great restaurants, and love hotels.













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