Shinjuku Travel Guide
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- 98%Local Culture
- 82%Budget Travelers
- 67%Business Travelers
- 67%Art & Design Lovers
- 66%Nightlife Lovers
- 51%Luxury Travelers
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- ShinjukuMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Feb 13, 2014
Gritty modernity. Less polished and polite than the rest of the city, Shinjuku is one of the largest urban centers within Tokyo. Best known for office buildings and a thriving seedy sex industry, Shinjuku is also home to upscale shopping and Tokyo's largest gay neighborhood.
Hard to really like it but a must visit. The Park Hyatt (made famous by Lost in Translation) makes for a pleasant escape from the madness.Recommended for:
- ShinjukuMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsAdventure TravelersFirst to ReviewNov 29, 2013
Shinjuku is what many people think of when they imagine what Tokyo must look like: towering buildings (some with futuristic architecture), tons of flashing neon, and no shortage of crowds. One of the city's major commercial and entertainment centres, it's a great place for shopping, dining, and people-watching, particularly in the evenings, when the neon turns the district into a scene straight out of Blade Runner.Recommended for:
- ShinjukuMember ofWellnessGreen TravelersStudentsAdventure TravelersOct 18, 2013
After living in Tokyo for a year, Shinjuku is one neighborhood I kept coming back to and never got bored with. It's not that Shinjuku has major must-see sights. It's more just the sheer kinetic energy of the place, with the steel-and-glass high-rises soaring so high you have to crane your neck, and then the humble little yakitori stalls in the side streets around the massive train station. Shinjuku always felt like real workaday Japan, to me.Recommended for: