A neon-filled Shinjuku is synonymous with the word “fun”. From modern high rises to green oases, it’s a place for shopping, eating and relaxing. With an average of 3.64 million passengers a day, Shinjuku Station has been registered in the Guinness Book of World Records as the busiest transport station in the world.
Shinjuku is more than just a transport station. It is also home to the famous Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office Building (Tocho), which dominates the skyline. It boasts a huge number of underground malls, restaurants, and cafes, including a few major flagship stores such as Isetan, Takashimaya, Keio, and Odakyu.
How to get there
Twelve separate lines run through Shinjuku Station, including the JR Yamanote Line.
Shinjuku is at north-western side of the JR Yamanote (loop) Line, on the fashionable western side of the city (alongside Shibuya, Yoyogi, and Harajuku). Other lines, above and below ground, pass through Shinjuku.
It is also a major stop for highway buses en route to Tokyo from the rest of Japan.
Address of Shinjuku-ku Tokyo