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 favorite 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 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

  • Seven Lucky Gods Pilgrimage

    From New Year’s Day and for the first ten days of the year you can join local tradition in visiting shrines of the Seven Lucky Gods. There are different courses around Tokyo you can follow in the Yanaka, Shinjuku, Nihonbashi and Shinagawa […]

Eating & Drinking in Shinjuku

Entertainment in Shinjuku

Shopping in Shinjuku

Living in Shinjuku

Getting Around in Shinjuku

Itineraries in Shinjuku

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