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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.

Top Hotels in Shinjuku

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
APA Hotel & Resort Nishishinjuku Gochome Eki Tower
APA Hotel & Resort Nishishinjuku Gochome Eki Tower
3 out of 5
3-14-1 Honmachi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo
¥6,364
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

Located in Shinjuku, this hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building and 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Meiji Jingu Shrine. Tokyo Midtown and Tokyo ...

4.2/5Very Good! (2,975 reviews)

"Excellent service, clean room, great view and nearby stores."…"

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

APA Hotel & Resort Nishishinjuku Gochome Eki Tower
Hotel Gracery Shinjuku
Hotel Gracery Shinjuku
4 out of 5
1-19-1 Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
¥15,363
per night
Feb 27 - Feb 28

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

4.4/5Excellent! (9,038 reviews)

"I loved everything about this hotel, from the service, to the room & location. Seamless check-in & out. Easy transfer from Shinjuku train & bus stations via the We bus. The only thing I didn't try and therefore cannot comment on are the restaurants, but the rest was superb!"…"

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

Hotel Gracery Shinjuku
APA Hotel Shinjuku Kabukicho Tower
APA Hotel Shinjuku Kabukicho Tower
3 out of 5
1-20-2 Kabukicho, Shinjuku, Tokyo
¥7,273
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

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! (5,415 reviews)

"It was very cozy and well equipped. Love the location as well. Close to everything."…"

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

APA Hotel Shinjuku Kabukicho Tower
Shinjuku Prince Hotel
Shinjuku Prince Hotel
3.5 out of 5
1-30-1 Kabuki-cho, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
¥11,147
per night
Mar 6 - Mar 7

Located in Shinjuku, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Meiji Jingu Shrine. Tokyo Midtown and Tokyo Dome ...

4/5Very Good! (3,616 reviews)

"ideal location near the shinjuku metro stop. rooms are a little small and the bathrooms are designed like what you'd find on a cruise ship. breakfast was excellent."…"

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

Shinjuku Prince Hotel
APA Hotel Shinjuku Gyoen-mae
APA Hotel Shinjuku Gyoen-mae
3 out of 5
2-2-8 Shinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
¥7,273
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

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 ...

4/5Very Good! (3,506 reviews)

"They changed our room from smoking to non-smoking they were very good hotel was very convenient"…"

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

APA Hotel Shinjuku Gyoen-mae
Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo
Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo
4.5 out of 5
2-2-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-Ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
¥20,000
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

This family-friendly Tokyo hotel is located in a shopping district, within a 10-minute walk of Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, Shinjuku Central Park, ...

4.3/5Excellent! (5,070 reviews)

"Convenient and clean ! Abt 10 mins walk to Shinjuku station and major shopping malls ."…"

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo

Popular things to do in Shinjuku

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

4.5/5(850 reviews)

A stroll through this peaceful, colorful garden is the highlight of a trip to Tokyo at any time of year. It is especially popular for the cherry blossoms of spring.

Waseda University
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Waseda University

4/5(27 reviews)

Explore the campus of Waseda University, a well-known college in Tokyo. Amble within picturesque gardens or visit the shops in this vibrant area.

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building
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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building

4.5/5(461 reviews)

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building is just one of the places to see in Tokyo, so why not enjoy the other things to explore during your travels? Discover the fascinating museums and notable monuments in this vibrant area.

Shinjuku Central Park
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Shinjuku Central Park

5/5(1 review)

Explore the great outdoors with a trip to Shinjuku Central Park, a popular green space in Tokyo. Discover the fascinating museums and temples in this vibrant area.

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government
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The Tokyo Metropolitan Government

5/5(1 review)

After visiting The Tokyo Metropolitan Government, make a plan to see the other sights and activities in Tokyo. Visit the notable monuments and temples in this vibrant area.

Robot Restaurant
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Robot Restaurant

4/5(28 reviews)

Enjoy a stop at Robot Restaurant, an entertaining place to visit in Tokyo. Discover the fascinating museums and notable monuments in this vibrant area.

Top activities in Shinjuku

Robot Restaurant Show
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Robot Restaurant Show

80% of travellers recommend
¥5,909
Per adult
Full-Day Sightseeing Bus Tour in Tokyo with Cruise
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Full-Day Sightseeing Bus Tour in Tokyo with Cruise

88% of travellers recommend
¥12,000
Per adult
Mount Fuji, Lake Ashi & Hakone National Park by Bullet Train
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Mount Fuji, Lake Ashi & Hakone National Park by Bullet Train

80% of travellers recommend
¥15,500
Per adult
Full-Day Mt. Fuji Bus Tour:4D Flight Experience-Fuji Airways
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Full-Day Mt. Fuji Bus Tour:4D Flight Experience-Fuji Airways

88% of travellers recommend
¥14,000
Per adult
Hop-On / Off Bus Tour in Tokyo
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Hop-On / Off Bus Tour in Tokyo

72% of travellers recommend
¥3,600
Per adult
Private Tour - Stroll Around Gotokuji, Absorbing Japanese History & Culture
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Private Tour - Stroll Around Gotokuji, Absorbing Japanese History & Culture

¥8,233
Per adult

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