Shinjuku Station is one of the most major stations on the circular railway line called the Yamanote Line. The Yamanote Line surrounds central Tokyo and you are likely to change trains there at least once during your trip to Tokyo. After coming all this way, your finger is probably glued to the shutter button, ready to snap a photo of all the cool places Japan has to offer. Why not start with Shinjuku, the center of Tokyo? Shinjuku photos are especially beautiful when taken after the sun has set, so shots of its night view are a definite must!
If You Want Great Shinjuku Photos, Go to Kabukicho
Kabukicho is known as one of the biggest entertainment districts in Tokyo. Its symbol is the arch at the entrance of Ichibangai. Day or night, the red-colored arch stands out, bold and flamboyant, as if to capture the rich and adventurous energy of Kabukicho. To get the perfect shot of this famous landmark, try taking the photo slightly further away from the arch rather than standing just underneath. This way, you not only get a view of the arch itself, but also its bustling environment.
Got a Crush? Go To the Shinjuku Love Statue for Good Luck!
The big Shinjuku LOVE statue at Shinjuku I-Land is a well-known landmark, standing tall and proud in Nishi-Shinjuku. Made by the American artist Robert Indiana, some say that your love will be returned if you can pass between the "V" and "E" without touching the sculpture. Skeptical? Try it out yourself after taking lots of pictures of yourself with that perfect shot of LOVE.
End on a High Note: Shinjuku Photos from the Tokyo Metropolitan Building
The observation decks in the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building in Nishi-Shinjuku have absolutely no admission fee, but the fact that it’s free isn't the only reason they're so popular. Located 202 meters above ground, the decks offer clear views of the entire city of Tokyo as well as Mt. Fuji on a clear sunny day. And because it’s open until 11:00 p.m. each night, you have the perfect opportunity to take beautiful evening shots as well. It really is one of the best photo spots in Tokyo. Last entrance is at 10:30 p.m., and the line to ride the elevator can sometimes take a while, so make sure to give yourself plenty of time to get up and get that perfect Shinjuku photo before it closes!
SENGOKU PHOTO STUDIO SAMURAI戦国フォトスタジオSAMURAI
Yoyogi ocean building, Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 3-35-10-3F, 151-0053
Shinjuku Station （JR Shonan Shinjuku Line / JR Yamanote Line / JR Chuo Main Line / JR Saikyo Line / Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line / Toei Shinjuku Line / Toei Oedo Line / Keio Line / Keio New Line / Odakyu Odawara Line）
12 minutes on foot
- Phone Number 03-6847-2653
- Address Yoyogi ocean building, Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 3-35-10-3F, 151-0053
*Prices and options mentioned are subject to change.
*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.
More Than a Tokyo Crosswalk: 10 Secrets of Japan’s “Scramble” Crossings!
Japanese 101: Helpful Phrases to Know Before Going Shopping for Clothes
Japanese 101: 15 Key Phrases to Know Before Going to Restaurants or Cafes in Japan
9 Cool Things You Can Buy at Japan's Most Popular Drugstore
The Fuji Excursion: Japan's hottest new train takes you right to Mt. Fuji! (Times, Fares and more)
Tokyo Day Trips: A Treasure Trove of Historical Buildings in Chofu and Fuchu, Just a Stone's Throw Away from Shinjuku!
100 Must-See Sakura Spots! Japan's Best Places to See Cherry Blossoms
Three Great Photo Spots in Asakusa and Ueno
Top 3 Photo Spots at Tokyo Station
3,000 Species of Plants and Animals - Exploring the Forest of Meiji Shrine
Buying Medicine in Japan: Words and Vocabulary You Need to Know
Top 3 Photo Spots in Ikebukuro
- #best ramen tokyo
- #what to buy in ameyoko
- #what to bring to japan
- #new years in tokyo
- #best izakaya shinjuku
- #things to do tokyo
- #japanese nail trends
- #what to do in odaiba
- #onsen tattoo friendly tokyo
- #best sushi ginza
- #japanese convenience store snacks
- #best yakiniku shibuya
- #japanese fashion culture
- #best japanese soft drinks