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Travel Guide of Shinjuku in Japan by Influencers

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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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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  0.2 km (0.1 miles) away from Shinjuku

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  3.8 km (2.4 miles) away from Shinjuku

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Hachikō Memorial Statue

  3.9 km (2.4 miles) away from Shinjuku

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  5.9 km (3.7 miles) away from Shinjuku

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  8.7 km (5.4 miles) away from Shinjuku

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  9.6 km (6.0 miles) away from Shinjuku

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