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Things to do in Shinjuku City

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Department Store
“Keio department store stocks a wide range of Japanese cosmetic brands. Directly connected to Shinjuku Station. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Train Station
“新宿駅は東京のターミナルステーションとして大きな役割を果たしています。東京の主要な路線を網羅しており、バスの発着地点として東京以外の観光地へのアクセスも抜群です。駅に直結したビルも多数あり、新宿駅内で飲食、買物等1日を過ごす事も可能です。 ShinjukuSt. is one of the biggest tarminal station in Tokyo. It covers main train lines and subways. Also famous for arrival and departure point for a lot of bus lines. It is very convenience to access to other sightseeing places such as Osaka, Nagano, Kyoto and Tohoku area. What’s more, It has buildings directly connected to the station, so you can enjoy meals, drinks and shopping without getting out of the station. It seems like a maze when you first arrival at the station. I’m sure you’ll enjoy this circumstance! ”
  • 187 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Lumine Shinjuku, which comprises Lumine 1 and Lumine 2, is adjacent to the station's South Exit and is a mecca for fashion-conscious women. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Comedy Club
“This is a museum that showcases famous Japanese comedians. The souvenir shop called "Yoshimoto TV Street" is free to enter.”
  • 14 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“ナイフやフォークを使わずに手づかみで蟹や海老、貝などのシーフードを食べるスタイル!店内はとても賑やかなので、みんなでわいわい、楽しく、豪快にっ♪ Dancing Crab is a unique seafood restaurant that you eat all your meal by your hands. Its a kinda party restaurant like music played very loud ! Its also very busy. Must book first ! ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Department Store
“Lumine 1 and Lumine 2 feature over 200 shops and restaurants, and thanks to frequent remodels and introduction of new stores, they always offer the newest and most popular brands. Shop till you drop at 10pm”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Shinjuku Busta is Biggest Bus terminal. Busta is just right next space for JR Shinjuku station.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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Shopping Mall
“新宿駅 新宿駅は東京のターミナルステーションとして大きな役割を果たしています。東京の主要な路線を網羅しており、バスの発着地点として東京以外の観光地へのアクセスも抜群です。駅に直結したビルも多数あり、新宿駅内で飲食、買物等1日を過ごす事も可能です。 ShinjukuSt. is one of the biggest tarminal station in Tokyo. It covers main train lines and subways. Also famous for arrival and departure point for a lot of bus lines. It is very convenience to access to other sightseeing places such as Osaka, Nagano, Kyoto and Tohoku area. What’s more, It has buildings directly connected to the station, so you can enjoy meals, drinks and shopping without getting out of the station. It seems like a maze when you first arrival at the station. I’m sure you’ll enjoy this circumstance!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Department Store
“Koiki is a store located on the corner of Mosaic Street at Tokyo Mylord, a minute's walk from the west exit of Shinjuku Station. This store sells Japanese-style miscellaneous goods based on the fusion of both old Japanese and contemporary designs.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Home Goods Store
“The world's largest Hello Kitty monument greets you as you enter the world's first Sanrio Gift Gate. It's a popular spot for commemorative photos as well as a fun store for all ages.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Home Goods Store
“MUJI was founded in Japan in 1980 as an antithesis to the habits of consumer society at that time. On one hand, foreign-made luxury brands were gaining popularity within an economic environment”
  • 1 local recommends
Coffee Shop
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Restaurant
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“It is famous for a good Udon noodle. There are some private rooms, so good for family with small children.”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Department Store
“Keio department store stocks a wide range of Japanese cosmetic brands. Directly connected to Shinjuku Station. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“ナイフやフォークを使わずに手づかみで蟹や海老、貝などのシーフードを食べるスタイル!店内はとても賑やかなので、みんなでわいわい、楽しく、豪快にっ♪ Dancing Crab is a unique seafood restaurant that you eat all your meal by your hands. Its a kinda party restaurant like music played very loud ! Its also very busy. Must book first ! ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“It is famous for a good Udon noodle. There are some private rooms, so good for family with small children.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“AFURI is just a minute away from the Shinjuku Station's West Exit. This is the place to go if you are not an oily ramen fan. The ramen at AFURI is lighter and has a more refreshing taste than most other ramen joints. The secret to their signature taste is the addition of yuzu lemon, a kind of citrus native to Japan. The broth is chicken based, and goes perfectly well with the yuzu flavor. You can even choose to have noodles made of konnyaku (yam root) which have virtually no calories. This is the kind of restaurant that dieters or health conscious people will love.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“パンケーキが有名なお店 Sarabeth's is a very famous cafe for great pancakes. its actually from NY.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“You should visit a Japanese fast food.It is beef bowl. It is just about ¥400 -! ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Heal your heart as you enjoy healthy Japanese cuisine Monday - Friday Lunch: 11:30 - 14:30(L.O.14:00) Saturday & Sunday & Holiday Lunch: 11:30 - 15:00(L.O.14:30) Monday - Saturday Dinner: 17:00 - 24:00(L.O.23:00) Sunday & Holiday Dinner: 17:00 - 23:00(L.O.22:00)”
  • 1 local recommends

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