What is Shinjuku Station Area Like?

What is Shinjuku Station Area Like?


Town & Local Area Info

How do you choose the area when you move to a new place?
You may have some conditions for the desirable area (i.e. safety, convenience of transportation, variety of commercial facilities, and so on…) though, it isn’t easy to find the right place.

This article gives you some information about transportation conditions, living atmosphere, and all that. If you are looking for nice areas to live in, or interested in Shinjuku station area, please take a look.


What kind of town is around Shinjuku Station?

Shinjuku Station is the busiest station in Japan. Shinjuku is popularized not only by the office district with high-rise buildings such as the Tokyo Metropolitan Government but also Kabukicho, which is known as the largest nightlife district in Asia. People of all ages and nationalities come to Shinjuku. Many people think of Shinjuku as the center of Tokyo.

When you come to Shinjuku, you can enjoy a variety of different views depending on which exit you take: the east exit (towards Kabukicho), the west exit (towards the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and office buildings), or the south exit (towards the commercial district).
The area is still under construction around and inside the station, and continues to evolve.

Transportation from Shinjuku Station

≪Lines that connect to Shinjuku Station≫
①JR Yamanote-Line
②JR Sobu Line
③JR Saikyo Line
④JR Chuo Line
⑤JR Chuo Main Line
⑥JR Shonan Shinjuku Line
⑦Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line
⑧Toei Shinjuku Line
⑨Toei Oedo Line
⑩Keio Line
⑪Keio New Line
⑫Odakyu Odawara Line

≪Approximate travel time from Shinjuku Station to the major station≫
・13 minutes to Tokyo Station (0 transfers)
・9 minutes to Roppongi Station (0 transfers)
・19 minutes to Shinagawa Station (0 transfers)
・5 minutes to Ikebukuro Station (0 transfers)
・6minutes to Shibuya Station (0 transfers)

Shinjuku Station has excellent access to everywhere you want to go. In addition to a number of JR Lines, Toei Subway and private railways such as Keio and Odakyu are also linked to Shinjuku station, so it’s no wonder that Shinjuku Station has the largest number of passengers. However, if you don’t understand the station map, you may get lost when transferring from JR to other lines. Also, construction work is often carried out in Shinjuku Station, so even those who use the station routinely can get lost.


Recommended restaurants at Shinjuku Station

It is a very famous restaurant among people who like tsukemen (noodle with dipping sauce). Seafood and chicken-based soup tsukemen is the most popular. The prices of Large and Extra-Large bowls are the same as the Regular size. This restaurant is also very popular with foreign tourists!
One thing you need to know is that it is full of people and there are long lines no matter when you go, so you need to be prepared for a certain amount of waiting time. Even though you can enter the shop, there’s a bit of a line inside the store as well.

Address: #B1F Hokutodaiichi-Building
2-14-3 Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku,
OPEN:11:00 a.m. – 15:00 p.m. 17:00 p.m. – 21:00 p.m.
※Close as soon as it’s sold out
CLOSED:Sundays and Holidays

②Takano fruits Parlor
Another type of restaurant is a “Fruit Parlor”, a café that serves desserts made with fresh fruit. You can enjoy a variety of fruits, parfaits and cakes, but the 90-minute fruit buffet is a must-try (reservations required). Enjoy the dreamy 90 minutes of all-you-can-eat melon, pink grapefruit, mandarin oranges, watermelon, pineapple, and other seasonal fruits and cakes.

Address:#5F 3-26-11 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
Open:Monday-Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 21:00 p.m. (Last call for orders 19:30 p.m.)
Sunday, National Holiday 11:00 a.m. – 21:00 p.m. (L.O.19:30 p.m.)
Close:1/1 and Third Monday in April to October

Major commercial facilities around Shinjuku Station

KINOKUNIYA Entrée Lumine Shinjuku
OPEN: 7:00 a.m. to 23:00 p.m.
LOCATION: In Lumine 2 directly connected to Shinjuku Station

Seijo Ishii Lumine Shinjuku
OPEN: 8:00 a.m. – 22:00p.m.
LOCATION: In Lumine 1(or in Lumine 2) directly connected to Shinjuku Station

※If you want to go to large grocery stores, there are some stores within a 10-minute walk from Shinjuku St.

Daikoku Drug Shinjuku South Exit Store
OPEN: 9:00 a.m.- 0:00 a.m.
LOCATION: 2-minute walk from Shinjuku St.
※There are several stores nearby

Kokumin Drug Shinjuku Metro Store
OPEN: 8:00 a.m. to 2:00a.m.
LOCATION: In the underground shopping district directly connected to Shinjuku St.
※There are several stores nearby

Sun Drug Shinjuku West Exit Store
OPEN: 9:30 a.m. to 22:30 p.m.
LOCATION: 2-minute walk from Shinjuku St.
※There are several stores nearby

Matsumoto Kiyoshi Shinjuku West Exit Store
OPEN: 10:00 a.m. to 21:00 p.m.
LOCATION: 2-minute walk from Shinjuku St.
※There are several stores nearby

There are many drug stores around Shinjuku St, so this area is one of the most convenient areas in Tokyo.

●Other Shopping streets and large shopping facilities
・Lumine 1, Lumine 2, Lumine est
・Takashima-ya Shinjuku-Store
・NEWoMan Shinjuku
・BIQLO (United by Big Camera and UNIQLO)
・Yodobashi Camera
And so on…
There are so many commercial facilities, so a lot of people visit Shinjuku to go shopping.


Rent rate near Shinjuku Station

●Rent rates according to a shrewd real-estate agent regarding the Shinjuku St. area
[For Singles] Separate Bath and Toilet/ 2nd floor and above/ 1K
▷10-minute walk from the station: 118,000 yen~
▷15-minute walk from the station: 115,000 yen~

[For Couples] Separate Bath and Toilet/ 2nd floor and above/ 1LDK
▷10-minute walk from the station: 192,000 yen ~
▷15-minute walk from the station: 187,000 yen ~

[For Families] Separate Bath and Toilet/ 2nd floor and above/ 2LDK
▷10-minute walk from the station: 270,000 yen ~
▷15-minute walk from the station: 250,000 yen ~

※There are several ultra-luxury rentals in the area, but that class has been excluded from this page.

How do you like this article?
In Shinjuku, there are areas with many housing rentals, such as Nishi-Shinjuku. Everyone knows this area ‘s convenience with many shops and accessibility, so how about living in the big city at least once?

We’ll introduce other station areas in new articles, so please read and search for stations where you would like to live in and are interested in.

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