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Shinjuku Area Guide

Introduction

Shinjuku is a main axis point of Tokyo, the station (Shinjuku Station) is one of the busiest in the world servicing over 2 million passengers a day.

Shinjuku is split into 2 distinct main areas the West side which is a major business district with tall skyscrapers and many hotels and then the East side (Kabukicho) which is more of a entertainment district, a lot calmer at daytime.

Shinjuku Station is served by about a dozen railway and subway lines, including the JR Yamanote Line. Shinjuku is also one of Tokyo’s major stops for long-distance highway buses. A large bus terminal, named Busta Shinjuku, is conveniently located on top of the railway station. Under every big Department Store you can find beautiful grocery stores full of  wide ranges of different products and fresh produce.

 

Living in Shinjuku

Living around Shinjuku can be very convenient there is plenty of nightlife, a huge selection of good department stores and the major train station.

 

Main points of interest

  • Hanazono Shrine – Shinjuku’s Beautifully Traditional Side
  • Golden Gai – The Tiny Wonderland of Pubs and Bars
  • The Lion Statue – Shinjuku Station’s Cat Version of Hachiko
  • Sanagi Shinjuku – The Area’s Most Colorful Event Space
  • Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower – Shinjuku’s Weirdest Landmark?
  • Kabukicho – The Famously Infamous Night Life Paradise
  • The Shinjuku TOHO Building – Say Hello to Godzilla!
  • Toyama Park – Shinjuku’s Little Oasis of Calm and Respite

Transportation

Shinjuku Station (Yamanote Line, Chuo Line, Sobu Line, Saikyo Line, Marunouchi Line, Toei Line, Narita Express)

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