Shinjuku is the hub of Tokyo, and Shinjuku Station is the most used in Japan, with over 1 million people passing thru everyday. Most of the city's government offices are on the West side of Shinjuku Station, and a mix of department stores, electric outlets, restaurants, bars, and clubs cluster on either side. NW of the station is Kabukicho - named for its Kabuki stage area, but now more famous for being Tokyo's adult area. English books and magazines can be found at Kinokuniya (map D-2).


Fancl House - Preservative-free cosmetics and health food. Odakyu 10:00-20:30, Keio: 10:00-20:30, (Sun 20:00), Marui: 11:00-21:00 (Sun 20:30). Toll-Free Tel: 0120-34-2222 map B-2, B-3, E-4

Chinese Café Eight - Chinese restaurant with great atmosphere. Wide variety of reasonably priced delicious dishes cooked by pro chefs. Open 24 hours. 3-5-3 Shinjuku 6F. Tel: 03-3351-8869 map F-3

La Verde - Italian restaurant. Lunch specials. Open 11:30-4:00am. 3-17-8 Shinjuku, 5F. (Sun bldg) tel: 5269-0025. Shinjuku map D-2.

Rose de Sahara - African cuisine. Course dinners. Open 11:30-14:00, 17:00-23:00. Tokyo Plaza Bldg 4F. tel: 3379-6427 Shinjuku map B-5

Pasta Mama - Popular reasonably priced pasta house. Lunch specials. Open 11:30-23:00. 3-29-11 Shinjuku. tel: 3352-3360 Shinjuku map D-3

Fan - Asian style cuisine in trendy settting. Lunch from ¥950. Open 11:30-15:00, 17:00-23:00 Juraku 8 Bldg. tel: 3352-7293 Shinjuku map D-4

Tengu - Cheap Japanese chain restaurant/pub with traditional interior. Open 17:00-23:30. New Sun Park Bldg, 3F. Tel: 3354-3046. Shinjuku map B-2 & Pallete Bldg, Shinjuku map D-1

Tofuro - Upscale traditional Japanese restaurant specializing in seafood. Open 16:30-23:30 Oriental Wave, 7F. tel: 3204-7772. Shinjuku map E-1.

Seiryumon - Chinese restaurant with interesting interior. Great for date or group. Open 11:30-23:30 3-17-4 Shinjuku, 3F. tel: 3352-7671

Shousuke- Yakitori pub and restaurant in trendy traditional setting. Open 17:00-24:00. 1-12-8 Nishi Shinjuku. tel: 3348-8311 Shinjuku map B-3


Hooters - American bar with sports on TV and great menu of tasty items including chicken wings and burgers served up by a famous Hooter's waitress. Open Sun-Thurs 11:30am - 11:30pm, till 4am Fri/Sat/B4 Holidays. 107 Bldg, B1F, 1-8-5 Nishi-Shinjuku , Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo. Tel: 03-6279-4785 Shinjuku map A-3 website

The Dubliners’ - Popular Irish style pub with full menu. Live music twice a month. Open Mon-Sat 12:00-1am; Sun & Hol 12pm-11pm. 12:00-15:00 Tea Time). 3-28-9 Shinjuku, 2F. Tel: 3352-6606 Shinjuku map D-3

The Hub Pub - British pub with relaxed atmosphere and great drinks, food, and friends. Daily Happy Hour. Open 4pm or 5pm to late. 3-36-15 Shinjuku, tel: 5379-1949 Map C-4; 1-3-17 Nishi-Shinjuku, tel: 3345-5310, Map B-1; 1-6-1 Kabuki-cho, tel: 5155-2622 map D-1

Tokyo Shinjuku Map in English