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ShinjukuTokyo

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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APA Hotel Shinjuku Gyoen-mae
APA Hotel Shinjuku Gyoen-mae
3 out of 5
2-2-8 Shinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥4,876 per night from Mar 3 to Mar 4

Located in Shinjuku, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and Isetan Department Store Shinjuku. Robot Restaurant and Samurai ...

4.1/5Very Good! (2,348 reviews)

"This hotel is absolutely perfect! Fantastic location, friendly staff, room was immaculate!"…"

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

APA Hotel Shinjuku Gyoen-mae
THE KNOT TOKYO Shinjuku
THE KNOT TOKYO Shinjuku
3 out of 5
4-31-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is ¥4,295 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8

Located in Shinjuku, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of The Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building. Tokyo Opera City ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,612 reviews)

"部屋の綺麗さ、デザイン、レストラン、サービス、どれを取っても満足です。大好きなホテルなので、コロナに負けず頑張ってほしいです。"…"

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2020

THE KNOT TOKYO Shinjuku
Citadines Shinjuku Tokyo
Citadines Shinjuku Tokyo
3.5 out of 5
1-28-13 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is ¥5,600 per night from Mar 3 to Mar 4

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! (2,066 reviews)
Best for foreigner! Price, comfort, convenience

"They were super accommodating and nice. Their friendliness made us feel comfortable and felt like we can ask any help. After two weeks of stay we moved to other housing but we missed them as we thought of them often. This doesn’t happen often. The space is very tight (typical Japanese size) but we ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

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APA Hotel Shinjuku Kabukicho Tower
APA Hotel Shinjuku Kabukicho Tower
3 out of 5
1-20-2 Kabukicho, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥4,876 per night from Mar 3 to Mar 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 ...

3.9/5Good! (2,951 reviews)

"I stay in this hotel all the time when I visit Shinjuku. I’ll say if you get the basic room then it’s only good enough for a one night stay. The rooms aren’t big at all, but good for location. This time I stayed in the Deluxe twin room, and it was definitely a lot more spacious. One thing I don’t ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2020

APA Hotel Shinjuku Kabukicho Tower
APA Hotel Higashi-Shinjuku-Kabukicho
APA Hotel Higashi-Shinjuku-Kabukicho
3 out of 5
2-19-14 Kabukicho Shinjuku, Tokyo, Tokyo
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥4,050 per night from Mar 3 to Mar 4

Located in Shinjuku, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Robot Restaurant and Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Meiji ...

3.9/5Very Good! (992 reviews)

"Great service and clean property. Loved the really nice cleaning staff too."…"

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2020

APA Hotel Higashi-Shinjuku-Kabukicho
BESPOKE HOTEL Shinjuku
BESPOKE HOTEL Shinjuku
3.5 out of 5
2-2-17 Kabukicho, Tokyo, Tokyo
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥4,910 per night from Mar 3 to Mar 4

Located in Shinjuku, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Robot Restaurant and Isetan Department Store Shinjuku. Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and The Tokyo ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (710 reviews)
Clean and Super Relaxing

"I did not expect that the room was big. It was so comfortable and relaxing, especially the beds. I requested for room clean-up during lunch time, and when I got back, it was finished quickly. Good job! Will surely go back to this place!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

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