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'''Shinjuku''' (新宿) is a major district of [[Tokyo]] for work or play.
The west side of Shinjuku, a seismically stable area that escaped the last earthquake with nary a scratch, is Tokyo's skyscraper district featuring (among others) the gargantuan '''Tokyo Metropolitan Government Offices'''. Microsoft has a major office (with an imposing sign) just across the street from the south exit of the station.
The east side of Shinjuku is devoted to shopping and nightlife, including Tokyo's largest red-light district '''Kabukicho''' (歌舞伎町) and gay nightlife central '''Shinjuku ni-chome''' (新宿2丁目).
Nearby '''Ōkubo''' (大久保), one stop west of Shinjuku on the Chuo line (also Shin-Ōkubo, on the Yamanote), has many Korean-owned restaurants and grocery stores. '''Takadanobaba''' (高田馬場), another stop past Shin-Okubo, is popular with students from nearby Waseda University.
==Get in==
===By plane===
There are direct hourly Narita Express trains from [[Narita]] Airport to Shinjuku.  Limousine buses are slightly cheaper but may be slower.
===By train===
Train is the obvious option for arrival, as '''Shinjuku Station''' is on the JR Yamanote, Chuo, Sobu, and Saikyo lines. Subway service is provided by the Tokyo Metro Marunochi Line and the Toei Shinjuku and Oedo lines, and the Keio, Odakyu and Seibu Shinjuku private railway lines stop here as well. The new Fukutoshin subway line opened in June 2008, linking Shinjuku 3-chome to Shibuya, Ikebukuro and [[Saitama (prefecture)|Saitama prefecture]] via the Tobu Tojo and Seibu Ikebukuro lines.
By some measures this is ''the'' busiest railway station in the world; try to board the Marunouchi Line towards Tokyo Station at 8 AM on a Monday morning if you doubt this. The station is a sight in itself, effectively forming a giant multi-level warren of numerous shopping malls, restaurants, department stores, railway facilities and underground shopping malls which radiate out for miles under surrounding areas.
===By bus===
Not a few highway buses for points throughout Japan depart from the bus station near the west exit (opposite Yodobashi), most notably those heading to [[Mount Fuji]].
[[Image:Shinjuku_TokyoTocho.jpg|thumb|Tokyo Metropolitan Government Center]]
* '''Tokyo Metropolitan Government Center''' (都庁 ''Tochō''). 2-8-1 Nishi-Shinjuku (''Metro Tochōmae E-28''), []. This giant hive of bureaucracy is an Orwellian architectural masterpiece designed by noted architect Kenzo Tange. The reason to come here, though, is the '''observatories''', at a height of 202 meters on the 45th floor, which have Tokyo's best views - and they're completely free. The North Observatory is open daily from 9:30 AM to 11:00 PM (closed second and fourth Mondays of each month), while the South Observatory is open daily from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM (until 11:00 PM on the days the North Observatory is closed; closed on the first and third Tuesdays of each month). Last entry is 30 minutes before closing.
* The gigantic tower resembling a granite Empire State Building, south of the station, is owned by '''NTT DoCoMo''', Japan's largest cell-phone carrier. The upper part of the building is a mobile communication base station. Some call the building '''DoCoMo Tower'''
* '''Shinjuku Gyoen''' (新宿御苑). []. A large public garden, and one of the most popular places for viewing cherry blossoms in the spring. It has an English garden, a Taiwanese teahouse, and a botanical conservatory. It's a ten-minute walk east from JR Shinjuku station.
* For people watching, the place to be is the large square in front of the station's Kabukicho entrance, next to the '''Studio Alta''' shopping center.
* '''Hanazono Shrine''' (花園神社). Kabukicho (''off Yasukuni-dori''). More remarkable for its location than its appearance, but it's a nice place to take a breather. There's often a flea market in the surrounding park on weekends.
* '''Southern Terrace''' This walkway located across from the South Exit and next to the South Terrace exit offers a magnificent view of the Takashimaya department store and a bridge that offers the best views for watching the trains enter and exit Shinjuku Station.
* '''Tokyo Opera City''' is a skyscraper with a shopping center and art museum that often has interesting multimedia exhibits. Take the Shinjuku Line subway to Hatsudai station.
* '''Shinjuku san-chome''' and related red-light districts to the east of the station. It is perfectly harmless to walk around these during the day and marvel at the photo billboards of various male and female escorts on offer as well as the live gangster-types acting shady. While walking around this area should probably not be done with children, for adults the result is far more "cultural interest" than sleaze.
* <do name="Club on the Park Spa" address="Park Hyatt Tokyo Hotel, 3-7-1-2 Nishi Shinjuku" phone="+81 3 5322 1234" email="[email protected]" url=""></do>
[[Image:Karakann.jpg|thumb|Kakaoke Kan]]
*'''Karaoke kan'''The original karaokekan in kabuchikichou. 2people until Party group, Nomikai. Ready for any situation to do. from Seibushinjuku Line ,Seibushinjuku station. Then walk 1 minute. Or exit from Jr. shinjuku station ,then walk 5 minutes. Tel: +81-03-5285-7007 ,Fax+81-03-5285-7008 . Official webside: []
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*'''Kadokawa cenima shinjuku'''  old culture history theater in Shinjuku.  Information :+81-03(5361)7878 Address:〒160-0022 Shinjuku-ku Shinjuku 3-13-3 Shinjukui culture Bl. 4・5F. [ Check anything from here !!]
* THe world of Cd & DVD !! '''No music No life Here you go !! '''Tower record''''''You can find any cd ,dvd ect. And can reserve cd or dvd before release !! TEL:+81-03-5360-7811 by train:JRshinjuku station and south east exit t. store is at right hand of flax Bl.7-10 F.add:〒160-0022 3-37-1 Shinjuku-ku shinjuku Tokyo,Japan Open time:11:00~23:00
[[Image:Store55.jpg|thumb|Tower Record in Shinjuku]]
The major '''department stores''' all have branches here, most of them along the wide Shinjuku-Dori avenue on the east side.  
* On the south side, '''Tokyu Hands''' is a fun store for hobbies, decorating stuff, and gifts. '''Takashimaya''' Department Store is also here.
* If you need foreign language '''books''', there are two branches of '''[ Kinokuniya]''' in Shinjuku; the newer, larger branch is just south of Tokyu Hands, and the older one is on Shinjuku-Dori.
* Major discount '''camera stores''' are concentrated on both sides of Shinjuku station, although there is a particularly large cluster just outside the West Exit. The undisputed king '''Yodobashi''' has branches on practically every block; note that the branches specialize, so you may have to look for the right branch to find what interests you (digital cameras, video cameras, medium-format photography...?). The other major names are '''Sakuraya''' and '''Bic'''. These stores have been transformed by computers and the Internet, and their '''computer''' departments match [[Tokyo/Akihabara#Buy | Akihabara]] in volume, price, and selection.
* '''Don Quijote''', 1-16-5 Kabuki-cho (''on Yasukuni-Dori''), []. A hectic 24-hour discount store that sells just about everything that you would never imagine needing at three in the morning but might just pick up anyway, such as clothing, bicycles, electronics, jewelry, and gag gifts.
* '''Nishi-Shinjuku 7-chome''', to the northwest of the JR station, is packed with music shops specializing in various genres such as punk and heavy metal. Many sell nothing but bootlegs and collectibles.
The '''Lumine''' and '''MyLord''' department stores atop the south side of the JR station both have inexpensive restaurant arcades on their upper floors.
* '''Keuwjai''', Lumine 1, B2F. A good place for Thai street-stall style food. It's always packed and hectic for lunch, with attendants hollering to attract customers.
* '''Caf&eacute; Ha&iuml;ti''', Nishi-Shinjuku 1-19-2 B1F, +81-3-3346-2389. Strong coffee and spicy curry.
* '''Christon Cafe''', Oriental Wave Bldg 8F, 5-17-13 Shinjuku, tel. +81-3-5287-2426, []. A great atmosphere for those looking to lounge around on a leather couch surrounded by cathedral lighting, gargoyles, and an array of Christian decor. First class service with price that is hard to believe considering how great the food is, with most mains well under &yen;1000. "Amuse" charge of 300 yen pp on top. Very very nice place for somebody on a tight budget that would like to indulge in a top class establishment.
* '''Doner Kebab Stand''' No phone. 11AM-11:30 PM. Take New South Exit from Shinjuku St. Will be straight ahead and towards the left side, on the opposite side of the road. Across the street from Gap. 500 yen Doner Kebabs.
[[Image:Img02-01.jpg|thumb|Oosaku style`Fuugetsu Okonomiyaki]]
*'''Okonomiyaki Wahaha''' (お好み焼き わっはっはっ風月),This `s the Osaka style of Okonomiyaki restaurant. Original  Osaka stye.  Exit from east JR Shinjuku station ,then walk about 5 minutes. Or From Marunouchi subway line,B3 exit of Shinjuku 3 choume station. Then walk 1 minute.Can take service coupon from here [] [ Wahaha Okonomiyaki web]
* '''Juttoku''' (十徳), New Sentora Bldg B1F, 1-5-12 Nishi-Shinjuku. +81-3-3342-0339, []. Open 4:00 PM to 12:00 AM, until 4:00 AM on Sun. This izakaya has an excellent selection of sake.
* '''The Lockup''', Kabuki-cho 1-16-3, Shinjuku Square Bldg. 6-7F, tel. +81-3-5272-7055. A Shinjuku original that has since spawned several branches elsewhere in Tokyo. It has a hybrid prison/dungeon/horror movie theme: customers are led to tables inside stone cells by waitresses in plastic-miniskirt police uniforms, where they are "locked up" and given menus filled with bizarre drinks (the most well-known of which consists of a rack of test tubes filled with flavored syrups, a flask full of alcohol, and a beaker to mix everything in) and relatively normal food. Twice every night, a "jailbreak" is staged in which the lights go out and costumed hoodlums scare the living daylights out of random patrons. Open 5 PM-5 AM.
* '''Kappō Nakajima''' (割烹 中島), Shinjuku 3-32-5 basement (Southeast exit, in the narrow street east of Ohtsuka Furniture), closed Sundays. Specializes in sardine dishes. ''Yanagawa teishoku'' is deep-fried sardines with scrambled eggs on rice. (Tastes better than it sounds.)
* '''Shunka Shuto''' (春花秋灯), 53rd floor of Tokyo Opera City (see above), +81-3-5353-7111. Enjoy the view while dining on seafood and other specialties of [[Hokkaido]].
[[Image:Shinjuku Yanbaru.JPG|thumb|right|120px|Appearance of "Yanbaru"]]
* '''Yanbaru''' (やんばる), Shinjuku 3-23-6 (''north of Kabukicho exit''). +81-3-3353-2028. There's nothing pretentious about this restaurant specializing in [[Okinawa | Okinawan]] food, which emphasizes pork and vegetables that are unusual even to Honshu Japanese. Recommend is ''beni imo'' (&yen;450), tempura-style sweet potato;  and ''hechima misoni'' (&yen;600),  an eggplant-like vegetable served in a strongly fermented miso sauce. A picture menu is available.
*There's a cluster of interesting ethnic restaurants on the south side of Koshu-Kaido-dori, to the west of the station.
**'''Rose de Sahara''' (+81-3-3379-6427) offers fried alligator and other '''African''' foods.
**'''Espa&ntilde;a''' (+81-3-3379-1159), in the same building, has good ''paella''.
**A few buildings away on the ground floor, '''Court Lodge''' (+81-3-3376-7733) serves spicy dishes of Sri Lanka.
* '''Bosphorus Hasan''' (''+81-3-3354-7947, Shinjuku 3-chome'') has authentic '''Turkish''' food.
* '''Din Tai Fung'''  Sendagaya 5-24-2, Takashimaya 10F, 03-5361-1381. 10 AM-7:30 PM, closed W. Tokyo branch of the renowned Taiwan dim sum restaurant, speciality are the dumplings.
[[Image:Topimg.gif|thumb|Saam-Rot THAI&VIETNAM restaurent]]
* '''Torafugu-Tei''' (とらふぐ亭), Kabukicho 2-11-7 Metro Bldg. B1F. Specializing in the infamous ''fugu'' (blowfish), it's one of the huge number of seafood restaurants in Kabukicho (see below). Set dinners go for around &yen;5000, featuring fugu prepared five or six ways, fresh from the tank.
* '''Saam-Rot THAI&VIETNAM cafe restaurent''' Original Thai & VIETNAM food . If you upseted anytime about Thai food teste in Japan. Offer you go there. You can eat originai Thai food .Expecially,cheap and kind. ^v^ Tel:+81-03-3205-0148 Add:〒160-0021
1-1-2-19 shinjuku-ku Kabushigi-chou Sankei Bl.2F  Open : don`t have day off ! [ Link to saamrot web.]
[[Image:File1.jpg|thumb|right|Dining Bar]]
*'''Bia&Dosousaku Dining ISAO''' Varitiy of alcohol drink. Japanese sake,Europe alcohol,Cocktail. ect. Simple to go to drink only one until group.  How to go : [Drink:Dining bar] west exit formJRshinjuku station  or walk from seibu shinjku staion 1 muniute.
[[Image:Matsuri_Kabukicho.JPG|thumb|Festival procession in the neon-drenched alleys of Kabukichō]]
The '''Kabukichō''' (歌舞伎町) district, to the northeast of JR Shinjuku station, is Tokyo's most notorious red-light district - although during the daytime you might not even notice, especially if you can't decode the elaborate Japanese codewords on the billboards. At night it's a different story though, as sharkskin-suited junior ''yakuza'' gangsters hustle and girls in miniskirts beckon customers amid the adults-only vending machines. Night or day, it's always packed with people, and though outsiders are generally not involved, quite a bit of gangland violence goes on in the vicinity. In addition, the closely-packed mah-jongg and strip clubs are fire hazards that rival Hong Kong high-rises.
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To the south of Kabuki-cho is '''Shinjuku ni-chome''' (新宿2丁目), Tokyo's largest '''gay''' district.
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'''Golden Gai''' (ゴールデン街) is the name given to a few narrow alleys in a block on the east edge of Kabukicho. It's packed with tiny aging "hole-in-the-wall" bars and started as a red light district some decades ago; morphing into some sort of a subversive hangout; and finally now into an odd assortment of tiny bars some up very steep steps. The irony of the place is that while it has become somewhat of a tourist attraction, many of the bars rely on regulars, so strangers wandering in may receive either a frosty reception, cover charge or both. If the door is open and you get a smile go in, it's an experience not to be had anywhere else. Many of the bars have Karaoke and ancient  mama-sans, while one has an old man who speaks Spanish and plays flamenco videos on a tiny black & white TV, and who occasionally plays guitar; one of the least friendly has a great collection of Jazz CDs.  Some places charge for Karaoke with coin machines while others like Bar K have free, but a small karaoke surcharge is sometimes added.  Be aware that photography in some parts of Goldengai is prohibited without a permit.
* <drink name="Araku" address="Golden Gai St #2, 2nd floor" phone="03-5272-1651" email="" fax="" hours="" price="" url="">Australian-run, considerably larger and can be less intimidating than many Goldengai places.</drink>
* <drink name="Bar K" address="" phone="" email="" fax="" hours="" price="" url="">Always welcoming of foreigners with beers for 1000 yen a mini long neck.</drink>
* <drink name="Rock Bar: Mother" address="" phone="" email="" fax="" hours="" price="" url="">Has an extensive collection of Punk and Metal CDs for those looking for some alternative rock.</drink>
* <drink name="Champions" alt="Coin Bar" address="just before the Golden Gai entrance slightly west as you head back towards Kabuki-cho" phone="" email="" fax="" hours="" price="" url="">Sells all drinks for 500 yen and is staffed mostly by Filipinas who speak excellent English.</drink>
On the west side of the Yamanote tracks, '''Omoide Yokochō''' (思い出横丁, "Memory Lane") is a small alley filled with ''yakitori'' joints. The tunnel under the tracks near the entrance of Omoide Yokocho is nicknamed ''gokiburi yokochō'' (cockroach lane) or ''shōben yokochō'' (piss lane). No prizes for guessing why.
*'''Bun The wolrd of coffee'''Specialty coffee store ` feeling. 15 countries  of  coffee styles. Expecially, You can test about Original style ` Bun Coffee .〒160-0022 Shijuku-ku Shinjuku 3-15-17 Isetan Bl.1F Tel: 03-3354-7226
=== Cafes ===
* <drink name="Canal Cafe" address="1-9 Kagurazaka" directions="Iidabashi station, JR west exit or subway exit B2A" phone="+81-3-3260-8068" fax="+81-3-3260-8052" url="" hours="11:30 AM to 9:30 PM, until 11PM on weekend.  Closed Mon, or the day following a holiday">With views remarkable for Tokyo, Canal Cafe consists of a separate restaurant and cafe situated alongside a canal.  The open-air cafe has great ambiance. At the restaurant figure &yen;6000-9000 for dinner, but at the café, which is a long patio-like dock, drinks and snacks are purchased at the bar and can be quite reasonable.  </drink>
===Pubs and taverns===
* '''The Dubliners''', Shinjuku 3-28-9, 03-3352-6606 (''Two minutes from JR east exit''). Down a pint of Guinness and mingle with the local expats.
* '''The Hub''', []. Popular chain of English pubs. Have some fish and chips with your pint at one of four Shinjuku locations.
** 1-6-1 Kabukicho, Shirou Building B1, 03 5155 2622.
** 1-22-8 Kabukicho, Kojimaya Building B1, 03-3208-1462.
** 1-3-17 Nishi-Shinjuku, Aoi Building B1, 03 3345 5310.
** 3-36-15 Shinjuku, Uchino building B1 & 6F, 03 5379 1949.
* '''Tokyo Loose''', 2-37-3 Kabuki-cho, Marutomo Bldg. B1, 03-3207-5677, []. Small friendly international darts bar. It's not easy to find, so call for directions.
* Tokyo's most famous techno club, the '''[ Liquid Room]''', used to be in Kabukicho but has now moved to [[Tokyo/Ebisu|Ebisu]].
* <sleep name="Manboo Internet & Comic Cafe" address="" phone="" email="" fax="" checkin="" checkout="" price="&yen;1,800" url="">Internet cafe that has small, private rooms to crash out in. Rooms have a comfortable reclining chair, Internet, TV and headphones. There's also a shower room/toilet and toiletries on sale. Good as a last resort.</sleep>
* '''Tama Ryokan''', 1-25-33 Takadanobaba. Tel: +81 (3) 3209-8062, Fax: +81 (3) 3209-8068. [] Prices for one person start at &yen;4,500, and the prices drop if more than 1 person stays per room, prices can vary, so its not a bad idea to write an email and ask about seasonal prices. There is a lounge for relaxing and internet access. Three-minute walk from Takadanobaba Station.
* '''Ten Ten Guesthouse''', Takadanobaba [] The cheapest youth hostel in Tokyo. Price for a dorm bed starts with &yen;1,200(per day for 1 month stay), &yen;1,400(per day/1 week stay) up to &yen;1,600 (2-6 nights). Dont expect too much for this price. The manager manages 6 of these guesthouses, all the same price, same style. []
* '''Shinjuku Prince Hotel ''' This `s hotel is high class hotel in Shinjuku.In hotel has Restaurents, Bakery & Cake, Price salon,restaurent `wedding . This `s good for people ,who like celebrity. TEL :+81-03-3205-1111. Add:〒160-8487  shinjuku-ku Kabushigi-chou1-30-1 Tokyo,Japan. [ Shinjuku Prince Hotel]
* '''Tokyu Stay Yotsuya''' 2-1 Yotsuya. Tel 03-3354-0109, fax 03-3354-0191, []. Part of the Tokyu Stay chain, these hotels are popular with business travelers. The small kitchenettes, washer/dryers, and free LAN access in all rooms makes these a good value. Singles start at &yen;9,450- doubles at &yen;17,850 per night. Slight discounts are offered for extended stays.
* '''Hotel Sunlite Shinjuku''', tel 03-3356-0391, fax 03-3356-1223, []. Singles start at &yen;8,715- doubles at &yen;12,075 per night. Discounts are offered if you refer to their web page.
* '''New City Shinjuku''', 4-31-1 Nishi-shinjuku, 66 3 836 4700. Located in a tranquil spot across Shinjuku Central Park from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government building, this hotel has clean rooms with nice views of the skyscraper district, two decent onsite restaurants for the truly lazy, and a free shuttle bus to and from Shinjuku station. Singles start at &yen;9500.
The western side of Shinjuku has a notable concentration of luxury hotels.
* '''Park Hyatt Tokyo''', 3-7-1-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, tel. 5322 1234, []. Towering above the rest literally and figuratively, this hotel is best known for featuring prominently in the hit movie ''Lost in Translation'' []. Service and amenities are superlative, but rates are astronomical even by Japanese standards with singles starting at &yen;50,000.
* '''Keio Plaza Hotel''', 2-2-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, tel. 3344-0111, []. Less than 10 minutes by foot from Shinjuku Station.
* '''Four Seasons Tokyo'''. With only 57 rooms, some them the largest in the city, plus a stunning gym with amazing views. It's no wonder why it's Tokyo's most expensive hotel.
* <sleep name="Hyatt Regency Tokyo"
address="2-7-2 Nishi-Shinjuku"
directions="close to Shinjuku Station"
phone="+81 3 3348 1234"
>Views of Mount Fuji and Shinjuku Central Park. Has a pool on the roof and a health spa.</sleep>
If you plan on staying in [[Tokyo]] for a month or more you might want to check out '''Sakura House''' [], Nishi-Shinjuku K-1 Bldg. 2F, 7-2-6, +81-3-5330-5250, [mailto:[email protected] [email protected]].
* The '''[ Tokyo Tourist Information Center]''', a good source of information on not just Tokyo but all of Japan, is now located on the 1st floor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building 1. This office is geared for foreign visitors, so all materials are in languages other than Japanese and all staff speak English. Open 9:30 AM to 6 PM daily.
[[WikiPedia:Shinjuku, Tokyo]]

Latest revision as of 00:40, 25 September 2010

Hello,I`m P-P. I from Bangkok,Thailand. But now I living in Japan for studying in Oberin University.

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   You can eat dilicious foodsandfruits in there.
   However, If you go to THailand, I warn you should too use many sunblock because , It really hot place !!!!!

Just cleaned out an old draft page from a student to prevent this popping up on searches. If anyone wants to see this student's work or bring this back, just use the history. Ted 20:36, 24 September 2010 (EDT)