Translated by Jasmine Nishino
Traveling By Night Bus? Shinjuku Cafes Where You Can Rest And Shower
Night buses leave late at night and arrive early morning. We introduce places around Shinjuku Station and the Shinjuku Bus Terminal where you can rest or take a shower before or after your trip.
Written by Miho Moriya
Night buses are a low-cost and convenient travel method when touring around Japan. However, many tend to leave late at night and arrive early in the morning, so they can be quite energy draining in comparison to other methods of transport. In addition to that, many stores are not open so it can be hard to find a place to take a break before or after your journey.
This time, we have collected a list of places around Busta Shinjuku (the new Shinjuku Bus Terminal) that are open in the early morning and late at night. Take a look at this list of cafes you can take a break at upon arriving, internet cafes to drop by before leaving or even a relaxing bathing facility too.
Internet Cafes Around Shinjuku Station With Showers
Internet cafes are open 24 hours and are able to read magazines and enjoy drinks while relaxing.
1. Manga Kissa MANBOO! Shinjuku Takashimaya Branch
Manga Kissa MANBOO! is located three minutes by foot from the express bus stop, Busta Shinjuku, weekday plans including the shower begin at 200 yen for 30 minutes and weekend plans are 300 yen. Both include tax. Please be advised that weekday and weekend prices are different.
Manga Kissa MANBOO! Shinjuku Takashimaya Branch
Address: Tokyo, Shinjuku, Shinjuku 4-1-13 Denen Shinjuku Building 5F
Website: Manga Kissa MANBOO! Shinjuku Takashimaya Branch (Japanese)
2. Media Cafe Popeye Shinjuku Branch
An internet cafe only 10 minutes from Busta Shinjuku is Media Cafe Popeye. Prices are set by 30 minute increments. Prices vary according to seat type, weekday and weekend rates. Reclining, flat, and pair flat seats are 210 yen on weekdays and 280 yen on weekends. You can also use the shower for 300 yen for 30 minutes.
Media Cafe Popeye Shinjuku Branch
Address: Tokyo, Shinjuku, Shinjuku, 3-22-7 Sashida Building B1F~2F
Website: Media Cafe Popeye Shinjuku Branch (Japanese)
Bathe, Rest, and Eat at Thermae Ichiyu
A natural hot spring facility that is open from 11:00 AM to 9:00 AM the following day. With six types of indoor baths, two types of saunas, and open-air baths, visitors are able to enjoy taking a relaxing dip in various types of baths. A lounge space, relaxation room, and restaurant are available inside and is a perfect place to rest after a long bus ride.
For adults (18 years and above), the entry fee is 2364 yen. If you sign up for a free membership, you can enter for 2148 yen. This includes the bathing fee, clothes to wear in the facility, and towel rental fee. Please note that for those entering late at night between 1:00 and 6:00 AM, there is an additional fare of 1836 yen.
Address: Tokyo, Shinjuku, Kabukicho 1-1-2
Website: Thermae Ichiyu (Japanese)