Shinjuku Guide

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Shinjuku claims to have the busiest train station in the world and after travelling through the station during rush hour, few would argue. This is ‘salaryman’ central. The great thing is that salarymen are all on strict entertainment budgets from their wives, so Shinjuku is full of the best deals on eating and drinking.

Shinjuku is a microcosm of Tokyo containing everything from upmarket hotels and offices to universities, to discount electronic stores, to department stores and then there’s Kabukicho – Tokyo’s largest and seediest red light district.

And when you’ve had enough of the “Blade Runner” sci-fi alien neon light experience, you take a stroll over to Shinjuku Gyoen and relax in the beautiful serene gardens.

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List of places in Shinjuku


Articles about Shinjuku

  • July 13th, 2014
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    Top 10 Free Things to do in Shinjuku

    Shinjuku is my favourite part of Tokyo. Slightly more classy and less crowded than neighboring Shibuya, there are plenty of things to do for free or almost free. Here’s a list of Top 10 free things to do in Shinjuku […]

  • May 27th, 2014
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    Secret Cheapo Pasta Place in Shinjuku

    It can be tough to find good pasta on a budget in Tokyo – at least something that’s not part of some big franchise ring. Usually with my pasta, I also enjoy some beer or wine. Luckily if you know […]

  • May 20th, 2014
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    Budget Tonkotsu Ramen in Shinjuku

    There are many types of ramen in Japan, with small variations all over the country. Shoyu (soy sauce) ramen is loved in Tokyo, but recently tonkotsu (pork bone broth) ramen from Fukuoka has been gaining popularity in the capital. Chains like […]


Events in Shinjuku

  • Shinjuku Eisa Festival 2015

    Saturday, the 25th of July sees the 43rd Shinjuku Eisa Festival. Eisa is a traditional dance originating in the Okinawan islands.  The traditional costumes, dancing and drumming are quite different to what you’re likely to see in other festivals in Japan. [...]

  • Tokyo Wonder Wall art exhibition

    Award winning Japanese artists each take a turn exhibiting their contemporary art (with a focus on painting) every month at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, in the skywalk between Main Building No.1 and Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly Hall. Artists include Satoru [...]

Eating & Drinking in Shinjuku

Entertainment in Shinjuku

Shopping in Shinjuku

Living in Shinjuku

Getting Around in Shinjuku

Itineraries in Shinjuku

  • July 7th, 2014
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    Cheapo 1-Day Tour : Tsukiji – Asakusa – Akihabara

    Check off five of Tokyo’s top sightseeing spots in one day, without spending a fortune. You’ll be sampling fresh sushi, strolling around a traditional Japanese garden, stopping by a famous temple, buzzing around the city’s anime and electronics hub, and [...]

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