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Where to stay in Shinjuku

There are 1,285 vacation homes available in Shinjuku in Japan, and we’re confident you’ll find a property that meets your needs and your budget. Affordable short term rentals in Shinjuku start at a nightly rate of $8, with 20% of properties priced under $49 per night. Whether you’re looking for a spacious apartment near Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, a short term rental close to Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, or a place that also gives you close access to Shinjuku — our mission is to help you find exactly what you need. Our website lists a wide selection of vacation homes from top travel companies like Airbnb, Vrbo, HomeAway,, and many more. It doesn’t matter if you’re on a solo trip to Shinjuku, planning a romantic Japan honeymoon, or going on a family vacation for 7, we can match you with a rental accommodation that sleeps everyone comfortably. Time to make that Shinjuku vacation you’ve been dreaming about a reality.

Where Is Shinjuku in Tokyo?

One of the 23 special wards that make up the expansive, diverse and neon-bright Tokyo, Shinjuku City is a Japanese haven of buzzing clubs and wild entertainment surrounded by Chiyoda to the east; Bunkyo and Toshima to the north; Nakona to the west; and Shibuya and Minato to the south.

What Is Shinjuku Known For?

An entire city inside the city, Shinjuku City has become increasingly known as its own destination despite potentially becoming overshadowed by its location within the wider Tokyo area. Home of the humming clubs and karaoke rooms of neon-lit East Shinjuku and upscale inn bars in the Skyscraper District, Shinjuku is known for its train station that opens its doors to 3,000,000 people daily.

Where to Go in Shinjuku

  • Omoide Yokocho: A world of fond memories will be there after you finish dining on Memory Lane. A ramshackle alleyway of shabby yet authentic bars and restaurants, Omoide Yokocoho — translating to Memory Lane — houses over sixty tiny old-fashioned bars and cafes that are crammed pack along the narrow labyrinthine passageways. One of the most iconic places to experience old-school Tokyo, Omoide Yokocoho also comes with a delicious meal and drink.
  • Tokyo Opera City Tower: Standing at 234 meters high, Tokyo Opera City Tower is the third tallest building in Shinjuku and the seventh tallest in Tokyo. Home to concert halls, an art gallery, a media-art museum, several restaurants, shops, and numerous floors of office space, Tokyo Opera City Tower is the ideal place to spend the day working in the office and then go for an after-work beer or two.
  • Robot Restaurant: Fancy a crazy night out? There is no better place to go than the Robot Restaurant when in Shinjuku. Unrestrained and certifiably full-on, this show features dragons, ninjas, robots, and manga-inspired blue haired dancers. One of the most popular places in Kabukicho, Shinjuku’s entertainment and red-light district, a night out to the Robot Restaurant promises a night to remember!

Popular Destinations Near Shinjuku

  • Shibuya: One of the main hubs of modern Tokyo, Shibuya is an unadulterated frenzy of shopping, dining, and drinking. All neon-lights, wild fashion trends modelled by bustling crowds, Shibuya is the place to come to experience Tokyo in all its wild glory. The epicenter of youth fashion, nightlife, and culture and the birthplace of Japan’s entertainment, Shibuya is the place to go to know the latest, be the latest, and see the latest.
  • Suginami Ward: Located on the western outskirts of Shinjuku, Suginami Ward is the place to go to recover after the inevitable delirium after being exposed to too much of the bright neon and noise of Tokyo. Giving an insight into the humble day-to-day life of the Japanese, Suginami Ward is not only a sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle, but as a fascinating look into what makes the city and its residents tick.

Best Neighborhoods in Shinjuku

  • Golden Gai: Golden like its name, Golden Gai is full of opportunities to discover new things and meet new people in an eclectically vibrant area. A congregation of tiny shanty-style bars and clubs, Golden Gai is a hub for the creatives, where musicians, artists, journalists, directors, and actors gather in ramshackle bars literally plastered with Golden Hollywood film posters.

Home-types in Shinjuku

Shinjuku has a variety of property types for you to consider when booking a trip. Here are the most popular property types in Shinjuku:

Points of interests in Shinjuku

Shinjuku has several popular points of interest for you to check out when visiting the area. Here are the most popular points of interest in Shinjuku:
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