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One of Tokyo's most famous wards has world-class shopping and entertainment options galore.

Few visitors to Tokyo don't pass through Shinjuku at some point during their stay, whether it's making their way through the world's busiest train station which sees 2 million passengers daily, or to make the most of its restaurants, bars and shops.

Shinjuku is one of Tokyo's 23 wards and it has everything, from historic geisha houses, a high concentration of skyscrapers, a large expat population, a prestigious university, up-market residential neighbourhoods, a large gay community and too many small restaurants and bars to mention.

For a free birds-eye view of Tokyo's skyscrapers, head to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government building. This building has two 202-metre high observation decks, which are open to the public from mid-morning to late at night. From the observation deck, you can't miss the striking Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower with its unusual oblong shape and crisscross-patterned exterior. The tower houses a fashion academy and two other schools. According to the architects Tange Associates, the design of the 50-level tower is meant to symbolise the nurturing of the students and transform them in order to compete in the Japanese workplace.

Shinjuku also has one of Tokyo's most pleasant parks, Shinjuku Gyoen. Considered one of the best places to see Japan's famed cherry blossoms, the park's 1,000 trees bloom from mid-March into April. The park is a 10-minute walk from Shinjuku Station and is open from 9 a.m. – 4.30 p.m. (closed Mondays). There is a small admission charge.

When the sun sets, a good place to head for an evening out is Golden Gai, a small, atmospheric nightlife district with over 200 small bars and eateries. Most places are very small, seating only a few customers. If you don't speak a word of Japanese, look out for the bars and restaurants that have signs and menus in English posted outside.

Shinjuku is located in southwest Tokyo. 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
The price is SG$74 per night from 7 Mar to 8 Mar
Excludes taxes & fees

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! (2,361 reviews)

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

Reviewed on 11 Jan,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 SG$59 per night from 7 Mar to 8 Mar
Excludes taxes & fees

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 19 Sep,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 SG$85 per night from 2 Mar to 3 Mar
Excludes taxes & fees

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 26 Aug,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
The price is SG$73 per night from 9 Mar to 10 Mar
Excludes taxes & fees

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! (2,967 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 26 Dec,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
The price is SG$61 per night from 2 Mar to 3 Mar
Excludes taxes & fees

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! (995 reviews)

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

Reviewed on 2 Apr,2020

APA Hotel Higashi-Shinjuku-Kabukicho
BESPOKE HOTEL Shinjuku
BESPOKE HOTEL Shinjuku
3.5 out of 5
2-2-17 Kabukicho, Tokyo, Tokyo
The price is SG$68 per night from 2 Mar to 3 Mar
Excludes taxes & fees

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 11 Aug,2020

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