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12 Amazing Places To Visit In Shinjuku

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Shinjuku will blow you away! This incredible district has everything to offer from the best food to entertainment, my Japanese friend showed me all the best places, best thing being sushi at the Takashimaya rooftop.

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Shinjuku is definitely my favorite place in the world besides Shibuya. Everything is so busy in this business district of Tokyo.

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Best Places in Shinjuku

  • 1. Golden Gai

    Cute little village tucked away between the large skyscrapers

  • 2. Kabukicho

    The red light district of Tokyo

  • 3. Club Sega

    Giant arcade where you can play many classics

  • 4. Shidax

    Most popular karaoke spot in Shinjuku - sing your heart out!

  • 5. Mos Burger

    My favorite Japanese burger joint

  • 6. Robot Restaurant

    Dinner while watching scarcely dressed Japanese girls fight robots

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One of the first things I realized was how delicious the food is here. Everything in the supermarket just tasted so much better compared to the food in Canada.

  • 7. Shinjuku Gyoen Park

    Incredible park downtown Tokyo especially for cherry blossoms (sakura)

  • 8. Tokyo Metropolitan Building

    Government tower of Tokyo which has an observation deck with mesmerizing views

  • 9. Yasukuni Dori

    Street famous for its neon lit buildings and movie inspiration

  • 10. Takashimaya Sushi

    Houses a plethora of Japanese and international luxury brands and gorgeous gourmet

  • 11. Shinjuku Ramen

    Famous for its many ramen shops, you can find them on almost every corner

  • 12. Park Hyatt Hotel Bar

    Popular bar famous from movie: Lost In Translation

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My friend and I ended up having some fresh sushi for lunch at the Takashimaya Shinjuku Department Store before we parted our ways. During the evening I just lounged around the district taking pictures and interacting with locals.

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I ran into an American on a street corner, he was in Tokyo for vacation as well. It is funny how easy it is to talk to foreigners in Japan, maybe because it is rare to see one so you automatically create a bond.

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I paid a visit to the Tokyo metropolis government to take more mind-boggling pictures of the city. The first picture on this blog post is definitely the best shot I ever took.

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Yasukuni street is packed with bright lights and many shops. It is almost like you're walking in a gigantic disco.

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I tried to gain access to the roof top of DOCOMO tower but the security guard told me there was nothing up there, that is pretty disappointing since it one of the finest buildings in Tokyo.

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At night a grabbed a quick bite at a local Ramen store. Japanese Ramen is soup with noodles and often served with beef, pork and vegetables. There is also Japanese Udon which is soup with thick noodles both dishes are very popular in Japan.

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