Shinjuku is a town where a lot of people come and go, and you can encounter various Japanese cultures. It has many spots you should visit, such as shopping areas like department and electronics stores, and the entertainment district represented by Kabukicho. Let me introduce the standard spots you cannot miss when you walk around Shinjuku!
If you want to enjoy calm atmosphere in Shinjuku
"Tokyo Opera City" in the Nishi-Shinjuku area is a complex with restaurants, concert halls, art galleries, etc. From the observatory restaurant on the 54th floor, you can overlook the town 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 at the south exit of Shinjuku Station. "Otoge" where you play a musical instrument in time to the music, are popular games. There are also new standard games such as crane games and fighting games. After playing new games, you can try "Purikura", the photo sticker machine as a memory!
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 to 16:00. Admission for general person is 200 yen. In the garden, you must not bring or drink alcohol, and you cannot use playground equipment and 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 and alcohol of the world are available, which are Isetan's own selections. Bento and side dishes are sold, which are recommended to buy for your lunch.
Cosmetics and sweets at reasonable prices!
In "Don Quijote Shinjuku East Exit Shop" 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.