Trying to navigate your way through Shinjuku Station is hard enough, but when you finally find the right exit, figuring out how to make sure you don't miss out on any of Shinjuku's best shops, restaurants, bars and tourist sights is a challenge all on its own. You could live in Tokyo for years and still not discover everything it offers.
This is where we come in. Doing what we do best, we've scoured the area for the top hotspots and narrowed the list down to a healthy 101 things to do, including chilling in jazzy coffee shops, shopping in massive (and boutique) department stores, tasting the best sake, exploring rock bars, visiting popular shrines and getting the best views of the city. It should keep you busy for a while.
When you're looking to get up high but don't feel like paying for the privilege, just head to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, home to two 45th-floor observation decks that are completely free. Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatories
[CLOSED] Have fun with pizza...
[CLOSED] It’s like a playground for grown-ups at this creative cosmopolitan Italian restaurant featuring 45 different kinds of stone oven-baked Neapolitan pizzas. Doop Tokyo
At the bottom of a long staircase lies this chandelier-lit bar that's been delighting patrons with its fresh fruit cocktails and whisky for 32 years. An abundance of Japanese, Western and Chinese dishes complement the spirits. Suntory Lounge Eagle
[CLOSED] Tuck into real gelato...
[CLOSED] At this Italian gelato shop’s first Japanese store you get the real deal with no artificial dyes or additives and only carefully selected fruits grown in Italy. Grom Shinjuku