Top Things to do and places to visit in Shinjuku and around

by RICH - TripleLights travel specialist

Shinjuku, one of the busiest and crowded area in Tokyo. It’s an area of transportation, shopping attractions and hotels, so I suggest that you can plan a night staying here and enjoy entertaining crazy night life! Get tired of Shinjuku’s hustle and bustle? Shinjuku Kyoen National Garden is the best place for you to enjoy beautiful nature.

Ready for an adventure in Shinjuku? Here are some places we suggest of top Things to do and places to visit in Shinjuku and around.

 

Shinjuku Golden Gai (Golden Street)


Shinjuku’s hole-in-the-wall, with 200 bars and restaurants squeezed into a maze of narrow streets
Golden Gai is a postwar black market and prostitution area that was transformed into a village of watering holes. Tiny shops are packed into the labyrinth of alleys. The dimly-lit neon brings a nostalgic air.

Shinjuku, a neighborhood where you can have fun in various places   Tokyo’s busiest commercial district of Shinjuku is divided into various areas with their own character. There is the shopping area which attracts the young, the area of soaring office skyscrapers and the pleasure area of cabarets and clubs.   Among them, on a side street a block away from the boulevard lined with showy buildings and department stores next to Hanazono Shrine at Kabukicho 1-chome lies Shinjuku Golden Gai.   When you go past the arched signboard of Go...

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Phone
03-3209-6418

Robot Restaurant


An incredible 90-minute experience with robots, tanks and fighters
Robot Restaurant has garnered immense popularity from overseas tourists. Enjoy the world’s only collaboration of robots, dancing and live music.

An absolutely new show experience At the Robot Restaurant in Shinjuku, foreign tourists are just flooding in. Inside, there are also plenty of famous personalities including overseas celebrities. The Robot Restaurant is located in a corner building within the neon streets of Kabukicho, Tokyo’s premier entertainment district for the night life. The total cost for the restaurant was about 100 million dollars which explains its opulent design. The show continues to surprise and impress. The 90-minute show which interweaves robots, dancers a...

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Business hours
- Everyday (4:00 PM ~ 11:00 PM )
The basic performance schedule is below
1st show: Doors open at 3:10pm~ Performance begins at 4:00pm~
2nd show: Doors open at 5:00pm~ Performance begins at 5:55pm~
3rd show: Doors open at 7:00pm~ Performance begins at 7:50pm~
4th show: Doors open at 9:00pm~ Performance begins at 9:45pm~

Phone
03-3200-5500
Price
- Adult: 8000 JPY
Meals require a separate charge of 1000 yen
Website
www.shinjuku-robot.com

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden


Enjoy nature in the middle of the city at Tokyo’s version of Central Park
The term gyoen refers to a garden for the Imperial family. Only a 10-minute walk from JR Shinjuku Station (South Exit), this quiet and lush garden is loved by many who head there to take a break from the city and indulge in some relaxation.

More about Shinjuku Gyoen Shinjuku Gyoen was originally created as a garden specifically for the Imperial family. The Old Western-style Imperial Rest House was build for recreation and guests of the family, and was designated as an Important Cultural Property. Shinjuku Gyoen boasts a size of 58 hectares and consists of 3 types of gardens: English Landscape Garden known for its spacious and flat lawns, French Formal Garden with sycamore trees and Japanese Traditional Garden with a central pond. Cherry blossoms at Shinjuku Gyoen Shinjuku Gyoen...

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Business hours
- Tuesday (9:00 AM ~ 4:30 PM )
- Wednesday (9:00 AM ~ 4:30 PM )
- Thursday (9:00 AM ~ 4:30 PM )
- Friday (9:00 AM ~ 4:30 PM )
- Saturday (9:00 AM ~ 4:30 PM )
- Sunday (9:00 AM ~ 4:30 PM )
Last entry 4:00 PM
Phone
03-3350-0151
Price
Adult: 200 JPY
Elementary and Junior high school student: 50 JPY
Infant: Free

Shibuya Center Gai

Top Things to do and places to visit in Shinjuku and around

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The shopping street for the youth mecca of Shibuya which is just beyond the famous scramble intersection
Center Gai is right by the crossing for Shibuya where the young get together. Along the narrow street, there are stores and signboards attracting youth. Among the crowds and noise, a unique atmosphere is created.

The distinct feeling of Shibuya’s Center Gai is a highlight of touring Tokyo   Going from the plaza where the statue of Hachiko stands in front of JR Shibuya Station and across the scramble intersection, you will find the gateway to Center Gai in the corner. Right at the front of the crossing, there is a huge display screen showing electronic advertising. To the left side of this, there is a road extending off to the west which happens to be Center Gai. You will find it easily since there is an arch at the entrance.   Long ago, there...

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Price
- Free
Website
en.wikipedia.org

Tokyo Government Building


View the nightscape of Tokyo for free! Relax and enjoy a glass of wine served 202 meters above ground in the Tokyo Government Building.
Shinjuku is one of the most bustling districts in Tokyo. With the emergence of skyscrapers, the view of Shinjuku has been changed dramatically. Enjoy a dynamic nightscape at the free observatories of Shinjuku’s landmark, the Tokyo Government Building.

Tokyo Government Building, the landmark of Shinjuku skyscrapers Upon its completion in 1990, people were astounded to see this towering ultra-modern building, appearing to pierce the sky. People felt like they had accidently come to the future. But no, this was the new Tokyo Government Building – the central administration building for the government of Tokyo. Planning for the construction began at the height of the Japanese bubble economy. The highest building in Tokyo at the time, the Tokyo Government Building was designed by a wo...

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Business hours
- Everyday (9:30 AM ~ 11:00 PM )
Phone
03-5320-7890
Price
- Free
Website
www.metro.tokyo.jp

Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal (Busta Shinjuku)


Japan’s largest bus terminal with access from Tokyo to 39 prefectures
A transportation terminal centering on the expressway bus boarding area directly connected to JR Shinjuku Station, Busta Shinjuku is Japan’s largest bus terminal with 1625 bus rides everyday launching from Shinjuku toward 39 prefectures in the country.

A huge terminal bringing together the boarding areas for expressway buses and taxis At Shinjuku Station, which has been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records for the 3.3 million commuters which pass through the station every day, the nation’s largest bus terminal, Busta Shinjuku, was opened on April 4th 2016 at the south entrance of the station. Officially known as Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal, this is a transportation hub which brings together boarding areas for expressway buses and taxis. 118 bus companies use the termi...

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Business hours
- Everyday
Waiting Room: 30 minutes before the first bus to the last bus
Information Counter: 7am-11pm

Price
- Free
Website
shinjuku-busterminal.co.jp

 

 

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