Destination guide

Commerce is king in shining, shimmering Shinjuku

A major commercial and administrative centre, Shinjuku is a bustling district that's known for its gleaming high-rise buildings, leafy public parks and a wealth of nightlife in the Golden Gai area. It's also home to the massive Shinjuku train station, the busiest terminal in the world with more than 3 million daily passengers. There are numerous sights in the area, and you can find plenty of Shinjuku vacation rentals just a stone's throw from landmarks like the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and the Tokyo Toy Museum.

Things to do

Museums, palaces and ancient ruins – Shinjuku's sights

In the middle of all the hustle and bustle, Shinjuku has plenty of cultural sights to see. Kids (and that includes you, dad) will find something up their street at the Tokyo Toy Museum, packed with toys and games from around the world. In Chiyoda, 1 district over, you can take guided tours of the iconic Imperial Palace and the ruins of the historic Edo Castle, or you can explore the numerous works of art and cultural artifacts in the Tokyo National Museum of Art.


Tall orders – Shinjuku's stellar skyscrapers

With numerous governmental buildings and some serious architectural landmarks in the area, sightseeing is a big draw in Shinjuku. A number of Tokyo's tallest skyscrapers can be found in the area, including the 235-metre-high Tokyo Park Tower and the Tokyo Opera City Tower, where visitors can catch live performances of all sorts at the New National Theatre. The Golden Gai neighborhood offers a wealth of low-key bars and eateries. In the bustling area around Shinjuku Station, you can find countless shops, including the flagship Isetan, a sprawling department store with food, fashion and more.


Come rain or come shine in seasonal Shinjuku

Like much of Japan, Shinjuku has a humid subtropical climate, with muggy summers, cool winters and plenty of rainfall all year round. Summer temperatures peak around 30 degrees in July and August, and most of the area's rain falls between June and October. Winters are drier and cooler, with occasional snowfall and average temperatures between 1 and 10 degrees in January and February. Thanks to its mild weather and wealth of cultural and commercial activities, Tokyo's a popular destination all year round. You'll find that prices on Shinjuku vacation rentals usually stay about the same from season to season.

Natural highlights

Spectacular views in Shinjuku's urban jungle

Like almost all of Tokyo, the Shinjuku district is densely urban, and its skyline is dotted with countless skyscrapers and contemporary glass-sided buildings. You can also find charming residential areas and scenic public parks throughout the area. Much of the ward rests on a plateau about 40 metres above sea level, and the Kanda River runs through the northern portion of the district. The striking peak of Mount Fuji can often be seen from many of the area's high-rises, and you can find several Shinjuku vacation rentals offering scenic mountain views.

How to get there

Travelling to and around Shinjuku

The nearest airport is in Tokyo (HND-Haneda), located 11.3 mi (18.2 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Tokyo (NRT-Narita Intl.), which is 38.4 mi (61.9 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Tokyo Shin-Okubo Station, Tokyo Seibu-Shinjuku Station and Tokyo Okubo Station are the main stations in the city. You can see more of Shinjuku by catching a ride on the metro at Higashi-shinjuku Station, Nishi-waseda Station or Wakamatsu-kawada Station.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Shinjuku?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 424 holiday rentals around Shinjuku. From 298 flats & apartments to 64 holiday houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Shinjuku is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Shinjuku?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Shinjuku. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Tokyo Shinjuku Station: 1,667 holiday rentals
  • Isetan Department Store Shinjuku: 1,668 holiday rentals
  • Shinjuku Isetan: 1,668 holiday rentals
  • Konica Minolta Plaza: 1,668 holiday rentals
  • Studio Alta: 1,667 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Shinjuku listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Shinjuku?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 298 Condos/Apartments in Shinjuku. Our other popular types of Shinjuku holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 64 holiday houses
  • Studios: 301 holiday houses
  • Villas: 5 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Guest houses and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with internet/wifi in Shinjuku?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with internet/wifi among our 407 holiday homes with internet/wifi available in Shinjuku. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.