Great budget hotel close to Shinjuku Gyoen Park
Posted Jul 23, 2016
Though the room may be small, other aspects of this hotel is great considering the price for central location in Shinjuku. As a gay couple, we were comfortable with the Shinjuku 2-chome area which is the largest gay neighbourhood in Japan. But the area is just fine for everyone because it is quiet most of the time except for a bit of party goers during weekend nights. Even with a bit of large luggage, we can get to Shinjuku main train station within 10 minutes' walk at most, which should be acceptable for most people. If you use C8 exit of Shinjuku 3-chome subway station which is just a minute away from the hotel, you can go all the way to West Shinjuku area without getting wet even under the rain though it is part of the gigantic Shinjuku maze and may not be so easy for foreigners to navigate with limited Japanese ability. Actually, as a Japanese living in New York City, I always stay at this hotel when I need to go back to Japan because I can get everything in here in a convenient manner. Lots of department stores, discount shops and convenient stores are within walking distance from the hotel. There is also a 24-hour open supermarket within 5 minutes' walk, north east from the hotel. Though Shinjuku may not have many tourist attractions except for Shinjuku Gyoen Park and Metropolitan Government's Observatory Tower, Shinjuku is connected to everywhere in Tokyo by convenient subways and is good for covering Tokyo sights while you can enjoy Japanese residents' feel.