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Your Guide to 4 "Shinjuku Stations"

Your Guide to 4

Written by Shannon McNaught

Tokyo 2015.12.16 Bookmark

There are six stations with the name Shinjuku Station on them. This article explains the things you can do at each.

Shinjuku is the urban hub of Japan. It calls to mind images of countless traffic lights, a place where not many people go to play. In reality, Shinjuku has all sorts of department stores, fashion outlets, electronic stores, drugstores, the finest hotels, and even parks where you can enjoy the beauty of nature. The possibilities are endless.

Within Shinjuku ward are a whopping six train stations with the name "Shinjuku" on them. We'll introduce the four main "Shinjuku Stations" that many a traveler passes through.

*Since Higashi-Shinjuku Station and Seibu-Shinjuku Station are not frequented by tourists, we have excluded them from this article.

Get All of Your Shopping Done at Shinjuku Station


Bustling with department stores, electronic stores, and drugstores, Shinjuku Station (on the JR line, Keio Line, Odakyu Line, Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line, and the Toei Oedo Line) is well-known as a shopping district.


If you're looking to purchase a rice cooker, digital camera, computer, or all the latest home electronics, then Shinjuku Station's West Exit is the place for you. Upon exit, you'll find some of the most popular stores like BIC Camera, Yodobashi Camera, and Yamada Denki LABI.

Out Shinjuku Station's South Exit, you can browse Tokyu Hands, a place to purchase all of your daily needs, household items, stationery, and all sorts of things useful in your life. There's also Yuzawaya, where craft supplies and painting supplies alike are well-stocked. You can also shop through the long-standing shopping mall Takashimaya, or you could sift through fashion popular with young women in their 20's at LUMINE or MYLORD.


Kabuki-cho, one of Asia's finest entertainment districts, is conveniently located outside of Shinjuku Station's East Exit. One of Japan's biggest drugstores, Matsumoto Kiyoshi (pictured above), is also located here. You can purchase high-quality snacks, powdered milk, and cosmetics all at a low price. There are also a variety of eateries in the area, beginning with ramen shops, Japanese cuisine, and local dishes.

Want a Taste of Nature? Go to Shinjuku-Gyoemmae Station


Shinjuku Gyoen, a five-minute walk from Shinjuku-Gyoemmae Station Exit 1, is a popular place to enjoy Japan's four seasons while still within the city. You can get there by transferring to the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line from Shinjuku Station and get off at Shinjuku-Gyoemmae Station.

If you're nervous about making the transfer or you want to save some money on train fare, you can also get there by taking a left after you come out of Shinjuku Station's South Exit and walk straight down Koshu Kaido Road for around 10 minutes.

Your Hotel is Probably Near Nishi-Shinjuku Station


The finest hotels such as the Keio Plaza Hotel, Park Hyatt Tokyo, and Hilton Tokyo are all near Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line's Nishi-Shinjuku Station. It's easy to get to where you're staying in Shinjuku by getting off at this station.


There are also observation rooms in the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building (pictured above), Shinjuku Nomura Building, Shinjuku Sumitomo Building, and Shinjuku NS Building where you can look at stunning views of Tokyo at no charge. Why not stop by one of them on your way back from eating at one of the area's many restaurants? The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building has two observation rooms: north and south. The south room closes at 5:30pm, so if you want to see the city at night, try the north room instead.

The Refinement of Shinjuku-Sanchome Station - More Shopping!


Shinjuku Golden Gai is a restaurant street located near Shinjuku-Sanchome Station (on the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line, Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line, and Toei Shinjuku Line). Here, you can enjoy the atmosphere created by Japan's accelerated growth following World War II.


Connoisseurs are known to frequent the famous Isetan. There's also BICQLO, a combination of Japan's casual fashion brand Uniqlo and home electronics store BIC Camera (pictured above). Even more shopping can be done at what is known overseas as MUJI.


Shinjuku Station
Address: Tokyo-to, Shinjuku-ku, Shinjuku-Sanchome
Hours of operation: 4:32am to 1:01am
Closed: N/A
Wi-Fi: Available
Credit cards accepted: N/A
Main languages: Japanese, English
Access: JR Lines, Keio Line, Odakyu Line, Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line, Toei Shinjuku Line, Toei Oedo Line
Phone: +81-50-2016-1601

Shinjuku-Gyoemmae Station
Address: Tokyo-to, Shinjuku-ku, Shinjuku 1-7-2
Hours of operation: 5:03am to 12:36am
Closed: N/A
Wi-Fi: Available
Credit cards accepted: N/A
Main languages: Japanese, English
Access: Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line
Phone: +81-3-3341-1320

Nishi-shinjuku Station
Address: Tokyo-to, Shinjuku-ku, Nishi-Shinjuku 6-7-51
Hours of operation: 5:13am to 12:32am
Closed: N/A
Wi-Fi: Available
Credit cards accepted: N/A
Main languages: Japanese, English
Access: Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line
Phone: +81-3-5389-1845

Shinjuku-Sanchome Station
Address: Tokyo-to, Shinjuku-ku, Shinjuku 3-14-1
Hours of operation: 05:01-00:38
Closed: N/A
Wi-Fi: Available
Credit cards accepted: N/A
Main languages: Japanese, English
Access: Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line, Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line, Toei-Shinjuku Line
Phone: +81-3-3352-5068

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