Shinjuku is a town where you'll find many people coming and going. As such, you can encounter various Japanese cultures all in one spot! It has many spots you should visit, such as shopping areas which include department and electronics stores, and the entertainment district represented by Kabukicho. Let's take a look at the spots you cannot miss when strolling around Shinjuku!
If You Want to Enjoy a Calm Atmosphere in Shinjuku...
Tokyo Opera City in the Nishi-Shinjuku area is a complex with restaurants, concert halls, art galleries,and more. From the observatory restaurant on the 54th floor, you can overlook the entire city of Shinjuku. Various concerts and exhibitions are held there.
If You Want to Experience State-of-the-Art Games!
Taito Station - Shinjuku South Exit Game World Shop is a game center located near the south exit of Shinjuku Station. Here you can play popular games such as
"otoge," where you play a musical instrument in time to the music, as well as classic favorites including crane games and fighting games. After playing games, you can also try "purikura," the photo sticker machine and take home a memory of your visit!
Taito Station タイトーステーション 新宿南口ゲームワールド店
- Address 3-35-8 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0022, Japan
The Spot in Shinjuku Where You Can Feel the Green
At Shinjuku Gyoen, which is a short walk from Shinjuku Station, you can see a number of elaborate gardens such as the Japanese Garden and the English Landscape Garden. In spring, it is crowded with people who come to view the cherry blossoms. Opening hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. General admission is 200 yen. In the garden, you must not bring or drink alcohol, nor use playground or sports equipment.
Buy Delicious Food as a Souvenir
When you shop in Shinjuku, you cannot miss Shinjuku Road, where popular fashion stores stand in line. If you buy food as a souvenir, the basement floor of the main building of "Shinjuku Isetan" is recommended. Not only Japanese sweets and tea, but also sweets made by popular pastry chefs, as well as international alcohols are available, which are Isetan's own selections. Bento and side dishes are sold, which are ideal for a quick and convenient lunch.
Cosmetics and Sweets at Reasonable Prices!
In Don Quijote - Shinjuku East Exit Shop, located at the entrance of Kabukicho, various products such as food, cosmetics, miscellaneous goods, and daily necessities are available at reasonable prices. How about taking some time to find something you like in the maze-like shop lined with products? It is also perfect for selecting easy souvenirs.