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Awesome Things to Do In Japan: Most Popular Spots in Shinjuku! (March 2020 Ranking)

Awesome Things to Do In Japan: Most Popular Spots in Shinjuku! (March 2020 Ranking)

Date published: 7 April 2020

These are the top recommendations for Shinjuku, with travel tips and more, according to LIVE JAPAN, a top-class travel website for visitors to Japan. Our ranking is based on the most popular pages viewed by foreign visitors in a given category.

For instance, Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, Nishi Shinjuku LOVE Statue, Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory Lumine Shinjuku Store and other related spots will be listed. Be sure to check them out during your visit to Shinjuku!

1.Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

1.Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

Shinjuku Gyoen a spacious garden with an area of 58.3 hectares (144 acres) and a circumference of 3.5 kilometers. In 1906 it was established as an Imperial Garden and it is now managed by the Japanese government. It consists of three distinct styles: an expansive Landscape Garden, a symmetrically arranged Formal Garden, and a calm Japanese Traditional Garden. These well-designed gardens are said to be masterpiece of garden landscapes in Japan. It is a place where you can fully enjoy the scenery in every season. About 1,000 cherry trees from 65 species bloom in spring, and in autumn the fall foliage is spectacular. Shinjuku Gyoen also has a tea house where you can enjoy powdered green tea and traditional Japanese cakes. Experiencing a casual tea ceremony (for an extra fee) is one of the attractions. Admission Fee: Adults ¥500; Junior high school students and under are free. Shinjuku Gyoen is a five-minute walk from the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line Shinjuku-Gyoenmae Station (Exit No. 1) or a ten-minute walk from JR (Japan Railways) Shinjuku Station (South Exit). Note that alcoholic beverages cannot be brought into the park and that use of toys and sports equipment is also prohibited in the garden.

2.Nishi Shinjuku LOVE Statue

2.Nishi Shinjuku LOVE Statue

LOVE Objet is a popular meeting place at Nishi-Shinjuku Station. It is a public artwork fronting the entrance of Shinjuku i-LAND, a skyscraper with 44 floors of offices, stores, residences and a specialty school. The famous objet, created by American artist Robert Indiana, is frequently shown on TV and is a popular meeting place for couples. It has even spawned its own subculture: one rumor says that if you can pass between the V and E without your body touching it, your romantic relationship will succeed. Shinjuku i-LAND is directly connected to Nishi-Shinjuku Station on the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line, and an eight-minute walk from Shinjuku Station on the JR, Odakyu, Keio and Toei Shinjuku Lines.

3.Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory Lumine Shinjuku Store

3.Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory Lumine Shinjuku Store

The Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory at the Lumine Shinjuku Store enjoys high popularity and ratings among customers within and outside Japan. We have an assortment of pastries made with carefully selected ingredients from across the world, such as our Salt & Camembert Cookie which is made with Hokkaido milk and French Guérande salt, and a camembert cheese chocolate filling in between. Our premium soft serve CowCowIce is only available at Lumine Shinjuku. CowCowIce Mix soft serve ice cream is made with Hokkaido Tokachi’s Jersey milk, two kinds of cream cheese, and Hokkaido’s Gouda cheese. Every CowCowIce waffle cone blended with Vintage Red Cheddar is a creation with best selected ingredients baked by hand.
Our shop is open from 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
We have a tax-free service desk in the shop, where you can complete all the relevant procedures.
Free samples of cookies and other confectionary is available at the shop. Please stop by!

4.BEST SHINJUKU FLAGSHIP

4.BEST SHINJUKU FLAGSHIP

This is the main store of Best Ishida, an authorized retailer specialized in watches with shops mainly in Tokyo as well as in Hokkaido, Kanagawa, and Osaka—Best Ishida is one of the largest watch store chains in Japan.

Located with convenient access from Shinjuku Station, this store covers 6 floors, with each floor dedicated to a different theme. The floor layout and accompanying music draw out the allure of timepieces to the fullest and create the world view each brand has.

Check out a wide variety of watches all in the same building, try them on, and enjoy this watch store which stocks everything from entry-level models from Omega and Longines, to popular brands TAG Heuer, IWC, Hublot, and Breitling, and top-end luxury watches from brands like Audemars Piguet and Vacheron Constantin.

What's more, one of the largest characteristics of Best Shinjuku Honten is that we also sell used watches on the first basement—a rarity for an authorized retailer.

We also offer online sales of second-hand products.
Please from the following URL.
https://www.rakuten.co.jp/best-used/

  • BEST SHINJUKU FLAGSHIP
    BEST SHINJUKU FLAGSHIP
    BEST新宿本店
    • Address 3-17-12 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0022
    • Nearest Station 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)
      1 minute on foot
    • Phone Number 03-5360-6800

5.SEGA Shinjyuku Kabukicho

5.SEGA Shinjyuku Kabukicho

We have a plentiful lineup of the latest arcade games, prize games, photo sticker machines, and more.
All our games can be played at affordable prices. Not only Japanese yen but Japanese electronic money is accepted as well (Some game machines do not accept electronic money).
The 1st floor is dedicated to prize games with all kinds of character prizes players can win and take home.
You might even find plush toys, figurines or other goods of your favorite characters.
If you find it difficult to win a prize, you might want to ask our staff for a way to get it.
They may provide some tips on how to win.
On the 2nd floor are 3 types of the latest VR game machines, as well as a wide range of music games and other video games.
We especially recommend the VR games. Please give them a try.

  • SEGA Shinjyuku Kabukicho
    • Address Daini Toa Kaikan 1F, 2F, 1-21-1, Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0021
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    • Nearest Station 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)
      5 minutes on foot
    • Phone Number 03-3208-0571

6.BICQLO

6.BICQLO

A collaboration store by Bic Camera, known for selling large consumer electronics, and well-known casual fashion retailer Uniqlo. The store comprises six above-ground and three below-ground floors, with Floors 1-3 housing Uniqlo. Uniqlo offers a large selection of seasonal fashions and the My Uniqlo section on Floor 2 allows customers to create their own original clothing items by customizing their purchases with buttons, lace, and other decorations. On the below-ground floors and Floors 4-6, you can find a wide-range of products, including the latest consumer electronics, games, daily necessities, and sports equipment. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the store and there are plenty of customer services available, including a service for sending purchases to the airport. We also employ staff that can speak English, Chinese, and Korean, and accept payment by all credit cards, digital currency, and even bitcoin. For direct access via the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi and Fukutoshin Lines and the Toei Shinjuku Line, alight at Shinjuku-sanchome Station and take exit A5.

7.Godzilla Head

7.Godzilla Head

The huge Godzilla head that suddenly appeared in Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku, was established to convey the charm of the global character Godzilla when the Shinjuku Toho Building started business in April 2015. The Godzilla head placed in the outdoor terrace of the eighth floor is a life size model with a height of 12 meters. It is from the movie ”Godzilla VS Mothra” filmed in 1992, which is a film in the Godzilla series. Toho Eizo Bijutsu, the producer of the movie, made this model that weighs 80 tons with special material reinforced with fiberglass. You can see it from behind the building from Yasukuni Street, which makes you feel like a real life Godzilla has appeared in Shinjuku.If you use the hotel or cafe in the building, you will be able to see the model up close from the terrace. The Shinjuku Toho Building is a five-minute walk from JR Shinjuku Station East exit, or a three-minute walk from Seibu-Shinjuku Station.

  • Godzilla Head
    • Address 1-19-1, Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0021
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    • Nearest Station 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)
      5 minutes on foot

8.Pipe - Museum

8.Pipe - Museum

One of Tokyo’s largest smoking article specialty stores. We have an abundant stock of over 1,000 items. A variety of water pipes, hookahs, and hand pipes are available; knowledgeable staff offer explanations of Electric cigarette & VAPE products, provide test smoking of e-liquids made in Japan, and answer questions on broken items, problems, and other issues.
A long-standing select shop of psychedelic art, Psychedelic Garden, is also located in the spot, with psychedelic art, music, fashion items, and party tickets collected around the world. Please feel free to stop by.

  • Pipe - Museum
    Pipe - Museum
    Pipe - Museum
    • Address Fukuhachi Building B1, 7-8-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0023
    • Nearest Station 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)
      5 minutes on foot
    • Phone Number 03-6279-2380

9.Don Quijote - Shinjuku Higashiguchi

9.Don Quijote - Shinjuku Higashiguchi

Don Quijote Shinjuku Higashiguchi Honten is located in Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku, and the chain is a general discount store based throughout Japan. In addition to food, household goods, electronics and various brand-name goods, it offers a rich variety of items such as party goods. Some of its more popular goods are Cosplay outfits. There are also plenty of souvenir products and services catering to foreign tourists. Not only does Don Quijote offer duty free but it also accepts the US dollar, Renminbi, Euro, Thai baht, Korean won, Hong Kong dollar and Taiwan dollar for purchases (notes only). Customers can rest assured that credit cards, China UnionPay, and Alipay are also accepted. There is also an airport delivery service, so you can shop to your heart's content. It is 3-minute walk from Pepe-mae Exit of Seibu-Shinjuku Station on the Seibu-Shinjuku Line and a 5- minute walk from the East Exit of Shinjuku Station on all lines.

10.PRIME 1 STUDIO Gallely Shop

10.PRIME 1 STUDIO Gallely Shop

Our high-end, high-quality, high-detail molding fascinates our fans. PRIME 1 STUDIO was conceived in response to requests from fans for a place where you can see our actual statues. We'll be opening a gallery-style store on the 7th floor at Marui Annex in Tokyo's bustling Shinjuku district. Until now, fans were only able to check the quality at special events, but now we have developed a store where our items are available to be viewed anytime, and you can reserve and purchase one for yourself. You can also enjoy our monthly-changing exhibition theme and PRIME 1 STUDIO-limited goods. Come and experience the amazing quality for yourself!

*This information is from the time of this article's publication.
*Prices and options mentioned are subject to change.
*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.

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