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Discover Kabukicho, Golden Gai and Omoide Yokocho

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Shinjuku Chuo Park Flea Market

Shinjuku Chuo Park Flea Market

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Shinjuku Chuo Flea Market is an amateur-only flea market located in Shinjuku Central Park in central Tokyo. The next market will..

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Where to eat in Shinjuku

Kagurazaka Gojuban

Kagurazaka Gojuban

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Kagurazaka Gojuban was first established in 1957. Up till today, their steamed buns and dim sum are still prepared by hand, one..

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C&C Curry

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With branches around the western districts of central and suburban Tokyo, C&C Curry is a chain of stores serving hearty, inexpensive..

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Places to stay in Shinjuku

Hotel Gracery Shinjuku

Hotel Gracery Shinjuku

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Hotel Gracery Shinjuku offers a full-service oasis in the center of the bustling city.

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Peace Boat

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The Peace Boat is not your usual vacation cruise ship. As participants visit different countries, they also explore issues of peace,..

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Tokyo Tourist Traps

Tokyo Tourist Traps

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Here is a Japan travel guide on some of the tourist traps in Tokyo and some places you could avoid in Tokyo.

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Japanese Street Food

Japanese Street Food

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Japanese street foods can be found in corner stores, local festivals and established food markets. Foods like grilled chicken skewers..

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About Shinjuku

Shinjuku station: the world's busiest station by far. A place where over 3 million people pass through every single day. A commuter hub where more than 10 different train lines converge. A modern day railway maze where you can easily get lost.

It is also an area where entertainment, shopping, nightlife, and a red-light district fuse into one, creating a complex and buzzing metropolitan city. Thousands of people visit Shinjuku everyday, either for their meals, meeting up with friends, the bars/nightclubs, or tourists passing through to do sightseeing and shopping.

At Nishi-Shinjuku to the west, skyscrapers dominate the skyline business district, which is where the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building (TMG) lies. Don't forget Omoide Yokocho, which is also known as Memory Lane, or (so I have heard) Piss Alley. There are lots of small places to eat at here selling yakitori, ramen, sushi and soba. The air is filled with an amazing grilled food smell. The shops are really small, and on average most of them can only seat around 10 people or so.

You will see lots of locals and tourist sitting and just waiting for their yakitori to be grilled and served. I’m sure after passing by these lanes, you will definitely want to try out the yakitori skewers including grilled meatballs, chicken skin etc.

Kabukicho is also home to a famous red-light district (of sorts). It is one of Japan's wildest areas, a place where various services are offered to meet every kind of taste. There are bars, nightclubs, restaurants and love hotels around as well! This place is filled with neon lights everywhere that will attract your eyes like a moth attracted to light.

You can also find the famous Robot Restaurant here as well - basically a bunch of scantily clad women dancing and operating robots. Yes, you read that right! They have a huge size robot and it is controllable. I'm sure it will be one of the most unique things you will ever see!

You will be amazed at what these world famous Shinjuku areas look like. Sometimes it just feel so surreal, the mixture of modernization with the old. The photos I have included will give you a glimpse at how it looks!

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