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Shinjuku
Tokyo

Shinjuku featuring a city, street scenes and night scenes

This major ward of Tokyo offers a variety of opportunities, from skyline views to trendy restaurants, to its large, peaceful park. 

Shinjuku is one of 23 wards operating as separate cities within Tokyo prefecture. It has an eclectic composition including historic geisha houses, a prestigious university area, up-scale residential neighborhoods, a large gay community, high expat population, and numerous small restaurants and bars.

Shinjuku is home to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government building. This building has two observation decks at 663 feet (202 meters) with free admission and is open to the public from mid-morning to late night. There is also a visitor information center on the second floor.

This is the area of Tokyo with the highest concentration of skyscrapers. Among these, the eye-catching Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower houses a fashion academy and two other schools. The 50-story building is distinctive in the busy skyline for its unusual oblong shape and crisscross-patterned exterior.

Shinjuku also has Tokyo’s busiest rail station with 2 million passengers daily and one of the major stops for long-distance buses.

Shinjuku Gyoen is one of the best parks in Tokyo to see cherry blossoms. With over 1,000 trees blooming at varying times, the season extends from mid-March into April. Visit this 144-acre (58-hectare) park for a peaceful afternoon amid the pink blossoms in front of Shinjuku’s skyscrapers.

While a hanami (cherry-blossom viewing) picnic might require someone staking out an area to place your blanket early in the day, you can easily have an impromptu lunch at less crowded times of the year. Pick up prepared foods from Takashimaya department store, just south of Shinjuku station. The park is a 10-minute walk from the Shinjuku Station and us open from mid-morning to late afternoon (except Mondays). There is a small admission fee.

Shinjuku is located in southwest Tokyo. Oedo subway line stops at Tochomae station in the government building. Shunjuku station is a hub for multiple rail and subway lines.


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Shinjuku Granbell Hotel
Shinjuku Granbell Hotel
4 out of 5
2-14-5 Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
Free Cancellation
The price is $42 per night from Jul 8 to Jul 8
Located in Shinjuku, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Samurai Museum and Isetan Department Store Shinjuku. Omoide Yokocho and Shinjuku Gyoen National ...
4.1/5Very Good! (1,395 reviews)
"I loved the hotel. Great location and super friendly staff. Great value. Covid has affected some of the amenities, but it was still a 5 out 5 experience."

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2021

Shinjuku Granbell Hotel
Citadines Central Shinjuku Tokyo
Citadines Central Shinjuku Tokyo
3.5 out of 5
1-2-9, Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is $44 per night from Jun 21 to Jun 21
Located in Shinjuku, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Robot Restaurant, Isetan Department Store Shinjuku, and Omoide Yokocho. Tokyo Anime Center and ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,000 reviews)
"部屋が思っていたより広かった。新宿駅の近くであるため、どこへ行くにもアクセスがよかった。一方で、ホテルは新宿駅の東口に位置しているため、20時ごろから、ホテル周辺は少し安全ではない雰囲気を感じた。スキンケア類のアメニティーがあるとなおよかった。"

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2021

Citadines Central Shinjuku Tokyo
Citadines Shinjuku Tokyo
Citadines Shinjuku Tokyo
3.5 out of 5
1-28-13 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is $51 per night from Jun 17 to Jun 17
Located in Shinjuku, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Isetan Department Store Shinjuku and Robot Restaurant. Omoide Yokocho and Tokyo Tower are ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,092 reviews)
Highly recommend Citadines Shinjuku Tokyo
"An awesome hotel with very friendly staff that went above and beyond to make my stay there great."

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2021

Citadines Shinjuku Tokyo
APA Hotel Shinjuku Kabukicho Tower
APA Hotel Shinjuku Kabukicho Tower
3 out of 5
1-20-2 Kabukicho, Shinjuku, Tokyo
The price is $57 per night from Jul 4 to Jul 4
Located in Shinjuku, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Omoide Yokocho and Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building and Meiji ...
3.9/5Very Good! (2,747 reviews)
"Best!"

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

APA Hotel Shinjuku Kabukicho Tower
Shinjuku Prince Hotel
Shinjuku Prince Hotel
3.5 out of 5
1-30-1 Kabuki-cho, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is $60 per night from Jun 17 to Jun 17
Located in Shinjuku, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Meiji Jingu Shrine. Tokyo Midtown and Tokyo Dome ...
4.1/5Very Good! (1,215 reviews)
"Great guest lounge. Overall a good place and location"

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2020

Shinjuku Prince Hotel
Daiwa Roynet Hotel Nishi Shinjuku
Daiwa Roynet Hotel Nishi Shinjuku
3 out of 5
6-12-39, Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo
The price is $80 per night from Jun 17 to Jun 17
Located in Shinjuku, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of The Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building. Robot Restaurant ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (438 reviews)
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Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

Daiwa Roynet Hotel Nishi Shinjuku
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