February 9, 2023

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11 Things To Do in Shinjuku near Shinjuku Washington Hotel

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11 Things To Do in Shinjuku near Shinjuku Washington Hotel

You probably read our latest post on Shinjuku Washington Hotel. We listed 14 reasons to stay in Shinjuku Washington Hotel and 11 things to do in Shinjuku near Shinjuku Washington Hotel.

There are probably dozens of hotels in Shinjuku alone and finding the right place to stay is not easy. That’s why we created this list from our experience staying in Shinjuku Washington Hotel.

11 Things To Do in Shinjuku near Shinjuku Washington Hotel

1. Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building is one of the most popular places due to its lookout point. The lookout point is located at the top floor of Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building and it is just opposite of Shinjuku Washington Hotel.

The entrance fees to go up is free of charge but there could be long queue at certain times. The view from the top is breathtaking and spectacular. This is how Tokyo looks like from the lookout point.

Distance from hotel: Less than 5 minutes walk

2. Shinjuku Chuo Park

Next to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building is the Shinjuku Chuo Park. It is a small park and there is a popular waterfall called Shinjuku Niagara Falls.

If you wake up early in the morning, you can jog or exercise at Shinjuku Chuo Park for some fresh air. There are many locals jogging, exercising here during early morning.

Distance from hotel: Less than 10 minutes walk

3. Fish your dinner at Zauo fishing restaurant

This is one of the most unique experiences in Tokyo. Zauo is a fishing restaurant and it is located in Shinjuku Washington Hotel.

Their concept is simple, they will charge you for what you fish. There different types of fishes and seafood such ass lobster and crabs.

From our experience, it is better for you to book the tables if you want to sit nearer to the pond as it is quite packed. Most of the customers here are tourists and locals.

The food here is above average and it is all about the pleasure of catching your own food. There are set meals available and the food prices here are slightly on the high side.

This restaurant is located on the first floor in the hotel.

4. Tsukemen at Fuunji

Tsukemen is cold ramen with dipping sauce (usually pork broth) and it is a popular food in Japan. The best part of staying in Shinjuku Washington Hotel is it is near a popular tsukemen restaurant called Fuunji.

You have to queue for the best food in Tokyo and this is the queue for Fuunji for lunch. Fuunji is a small ramen shop and you have to queue to purchase the ramen ticket and wait for your seat.

We are not a big fan of tsukemen but we finished this. This is really tasty, the noodle is al-dente while the broth is thick and full of flavours. Make sure you dipped the noodle onto the broth before you eat it.

The best part is the price for the Tsukemen special is only 1,000 yen. There is also other ramen available but we will recommend their tsukemen. This is worth the 30 minutes queue and waiting.

Fuunji Address:

〒151-0053 Tokyo, Shibuya City, Yoyogi, 2 Chome−14−3 北斗第一ビル1F

Phone: +81 3-6413-8480

Distance from hotel: Less than 10 minutes walk

5. Yodobashi Camera Shinjuku

For gadgets lover, you should visit Yodobashi Camera Shinjuku. This is one of the largest electronic shops in Tokyo.

At night, the neon lights turn this electronic shop to a colourful building. You can find the latest Japanese gadgets here with the best price.

This is opened in 1975 and this is the flagship branch of the national chain near Shinjuku Station. For gadgets lovers, you can spend hours looking at the latest and coolest gadgets with the best price they offer.

Yodobashi Camera Shinjuku Address:

1 Chome-11-1 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0023, Japan

Phone: +81 3-3346-1010

Distance from hotel: Less than 10 minutes walk

6. Book Off Shinjuku

Book Off is one of the most popular second hand shop in Tokyo. They offer many second hand items such as books, magazines, gadgets, electronics, games and even toys.

This is multi storey and you can really take your time finding the things you want to get. This place is a hidden gem and we can spend hours finding the second items at reasonable rates.

This is like a huge flea market departmental store. All the second items are packed nicely with the pricing. This is the place I will go whenever I travel to Japan now. This is a must visit in Shinjuku Tokyo.

Book Off Shinjuku Address:

Japan, 〒160-0023 Tōkyō-to, Shinjuku City, Nishishinjuku, 1-chōme−10−2 4F~6F 110ビル

Phone: +81 3-5909-4721

Distance from hotel: Less than 10 minutes walk

7. Kabukicho Shinjuku

Kabukicho is the popular red light and entertainment district in Shinjuku Tokyo. This is the place you can find many host and hostess clubs, love hotels, restaurants and nightclubs.

You can find people approaching you to visit their clubs. Most tourists will come here to experience the red-light district.

This place is also known as ‘Sleepless Town’. Kabukicho is around 25 minutes walk from the hotel and you can take a taxi and the taxi fare is around 1000 Yen one way.

Distance from hotel: Less than 30 minutes walk

8. Selfie with Godzilla

When you are in Kabukicho, you will spot the Godzilla at Hotel Gracery Shinjuku and they are the same group with Shinjuku Washington Hotel.

Spot the Godzilla head and take a selfie with it and post it on social media. The Gracery Hotel or better known as Godzilla Hotel is another popular hotel in Shinjuku.

Distance from hotel: Less than 30 minutes walk

9. Golden Gai Alley

The Golden Gai Alley is located near Kabukicho and what is interesting there is it is a network of six narrow alleys full of pubs. From what we understand is there are over 100 bars in this area.

The pubs here are very small and most of them charge entrance fees. Some pubs only allow locals maybe due to language barrier.

You can find many tourists here and it is the nightlife of Shinjuku you should experience.

Distance from hotel: Less than 30 minutes walk

10. Shinjuku Omoide Yokocho

Shinjuku Omodie Yokocho is another option for late night drink. This is another popular alley with bars and izakaya outlets.

Shinjuku Omoide Yokocho is near the Shinjuku Station and it is also nearer to the Shinjuku Washington Hotel. You can take a short walk to this area for a drink or two if you don’t intend to go to Kabukicho area.

Distance from hotel: Less than 15 minutes walk

11. Don Quijote Shinjuku

You can’t complete your visit to Tokyo without shopping. Don Quijote or also known as Don Don Donki is located next to Shinjuku JR Station which is less than 10 minutes walk from the Shinjuku Washington Hotel.

Don Quijote is a popular discount departmental store that offers food, electronics, games, gadgets, clothing, fashion and more. You just need to spend 5,400 Yen to get Tax Rebate.

You can find many tourists and locals getting the best deals in Don Quijote and we usually purchase snacks, food and other items here at Don Quijote and get our tax refunds on the spot.

Don Quijote Shinjuku Address:

3 Chome-36-16 Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0022, Japan

Distance from hotel: Less than 30 minutes walk

This is our 11 Things To Do in Shinjuku near Shinjuku Washington Hotel. We hope you enjoyed reading our list and you can book Shinjuku Washington Hotel on their official website at https://shinjuku.washington-hotels.jp/ for the best deal.

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