Japan
Shinjuku

Here you’ll find travel reports about Shinjuku. Discover travel destinations in Japan of travelers writing a travel blog on FindPenguins.

82 travelers at this place:

  • Day15

    Very cool museum about 45 minutes from anything else, which was kind of a pain. But it was worth it, there were a lot of great exhibits about how to make anime including some hands-on equipment.

    Chris and I both found shows featured in the exhibits we watched after school in the late 70's/early 80's that were Japanese anime. Chris identified that Battle of the Planets = Gatchaman and I figured out the Star Blazers = Battleship Yamato I, II & III. And of course Speed Racer is anime from the same period.

    We took the train back into the center of town to try Monster Cafe in Harajuku. So very Japanese.
    Read more

  • Day11

    Tokyo: Ikebukuru

    October 5, 2017 in Japan

    Heute ist unser letzter tag in Tokyo 😢
    Also haben wir die letzten Punkte aus unserer Liste besucht. Zuerst ging es zum Tokyo Metropolitan Gouvernement Building auf die Aussichts- Etage auf 202m Gong. Von dort aus haben wir die andere Aussicht auf Tokyo genossen. Weiter ging es zur Golden Gai, eine schmale Straße mit vielen kleinen Bars, in die nur ein paar Leute rein passen. Das Robot Restaurant mussten wir uns zumindest von aussen angucken. Sehr Bund und total verrückt. Weiter ging es in den Stadtteil Kabukicho, der als Rotlicht viertel im Bezirk Shinjuku bekannt ist. Dort haben wir bei SEGA ein paar Spiele gespielt. Ich hab ein Musik Arcade Spiel namens Chunithm ausprobiert und dann haben wir Maimai gegeneinander gespielt. Zuletzt sind wir ins SunshineCity gegangen. Für uns gab es da allerdings nichts Interesantes. Deshalb sind wir zum T.G.I. Fridays gegangen, und haben etwas gegessen. Als letztes an diesen Tag haben wir noch den Geo- Cache in der Nähe von der Tokyo Station gesucht und haben die zwei Trackables dort hinterlassen bevor es zum Hotel wieder zurück ging.Read more

  • Day28

    Tokyo - May 8

    May 8, 2017 in Japan

    It's like a weird time warp has occurred! We left a very poor, dirty, dusty, 3rd world country and have woken up in, well, the exact opposite!

    We left Kathmandu yesterday at about 2:00 pm and stopped in Bangkok for a 5 hour layover. We boarded another Thai Air plane for an overnight flight to Tokyo and found ourselves in a very clean, tidy, lush place.

    I feel guilty admitting that it was a relief to be in such a clean place. It took a while to get through the entry process but our bags were waiting for us once we were done.

    We were a bit worried about negotiating our way through the Tokyo train system but we easily found the train we needed and were on our way to Shinjuku, Tokyo.
    Read more

  • Day29

    Tokyo - May 9

    May 9, 2017 in Japan

    Yep, this is the cleanest place I've ever been! And after the sanitation, or lack thereof, in Nepal, this is a very pleasant surprise. The Japanese have taken visiting the toilet to a level of comfort and cleanliness unparalleled in any other country I've been to. Some of the features include heated seats, toilet seat sanitizer, choice of bidet options and you can even listen to music while you do your business. I'm wondering where I can get one of these things for my home!!!

    We took a cab to the Imperial Palace and wandered around the grounds for a bit. We struck up a conversation with Amanda and Adam, two travellers from the US and they invited us to go with them to check out the Kabukiza theatre. We bought a standing ticket and watched for a bit. We didn't understand anything, of course, but I'm glad I saw it. After we finished at the theatre, Amanda and Adam left us to go check into their hotel at Tokyo Disney. We took a cab back to Shinjuku, the area in which we are staying, and had coffee at a nearby Starbucks.

    We wandered around the area some more because it's a happenin' place, did some people watching and then made our way to the "Tappen Baby" restaurant. This restaurant was highly rated on Trip Advisor but very difficult to find. The Japanese don't really cater to English tourists so most of the signs are in Japanese. We eventually found the place tucked away in a basement and settled ourselves on chairs in front of the cooking surface. (See the pictures below.) It was probably the best meal we have eaten on this trip and it was so much fun to watch them prepare everything in front of us. Each dish they prepare was a work of art.

    After supper we wandered back to our hotel. Jon seemed to be sleeping well but I am a bit messed up and couldn't get to sleep for a long time.
    Read more

  • Day1

    Arriving in Tokyo

    March 24, 2017 in Japan

    After a long and tiring plane journey where basically no sleep was had, we were excited but sleepy arriving in Japan. We had a few bits to sort out ready for the next few days of travel, which was time consuming but everyone we spoke to was very helpful. We are now checked in to our hotel and looking forward to having some food and an explore (whilst trying really hard to stay awake till Japanese night time!)Read more

  • Day137

    Japon, Tokyo

    May 25, 2017 in Japan

    Tant qu'à être si près du Japon, nous en profitons pour visiter ce magnifique et singulier pays.

    Changement de billets, on repartira de Tokyo le 16 juin. Achat de billets pour Tokyo et lecture en accélérer de l'itinéraire que nous emprunterons. Nous sommes prêts! Vive internet ! Sans quoi nous aurions eu plus de difficultés à nous organiser.

    Voici à quoi ressemblent les premiers pas que nous avons faits dans la culture nipponne.Read more

  • Day2

    Tokio

    February 4 in Japan

    Auszeit im Februar

    Als Vorbereitung haben wir noch einen WIFI Hot Spot gemeitet, denn Googel Maps funzt in Japan nicht offline, also mussten Daten her.

    Diverse Offlinekarten haben wir zwar auch dabei, jedoch ist so ein WIFI heutzutage eine prima Sache um sich schnell zurecht zu finden.

    Bei unterschielichen Anbietern kann man so ein Gerät vorab mieten und am Flughafen abolen und wieder abgebenhttps://ninjawifi.comRead more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Shinjuku-ku, Shinjuku, 新宿区, SXO

Join us:

FindPenguins for iOS FindPenguins for Android

Sign up now