Shinjuku Station

Train Station
西新宿, 東京
  • Tom Y.
    "east exit and mince across the road for awesomeness!!"(4 Tips)
    Josep B.
    "Huge station, but not the most confusing in Tokyo."(3 Tips)
    "Hard to find elevators down the the Narita Express platforms."(2 Tips)
    J. I.
    "It's big, crowded and you'll probably get lost at some point"(5 Tips)
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  • Ty 查.
    Ty 查佛思January 12, 2015
    Soo many people at station. Very easy to get lost. If you have trouble finding places, best to just ask a station attendant before straying too far. Easily one of the busiest stations I have been to.
  • Urban T.
    Urban TigerDecember 29, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Slightly daunting at first but works like clockwork. Get the PASMO pass at one of the kiosks. It will make your travel a lot easier.
  • Dens
    DensFebruary 20, 2015
    This is really an "all thru Tokyo" tip but whenever you see a drink machine throw in a few Yen & try something new. Don't drink the same thing twice. ProTip: blue light = cold drink, red light = hot!
  • Crystal F.
    Crystal Faunt1 week ago
    Been here 5+ times
    Get completely lost and confused the first couple times you come lol. There is a JR exchange office here near the east exit. Line is usually way shorter than at the airport.
  • CJN
    CJNApril 29, 2012
    Southern terrace entrance is easiest for catching the Narita Express. Save yourself a long walk. Just cross the street from the taxi drop off at south entrance and hook around to the right a bit.
  • Toby
    TobyApril 5, 2013
    a 1-day ticket for all three subway lines companies cost 1580 Yen, for two 1000 Yen, for one 700 Yen. see if it is worth it or pay-as-you-go
  • Zara
    ZaraFebruary 5, 2015
    Busiest train station in the world probably. Know which platform you need to get to in advance if possible to save from getting lost. Hard to find elevators down the the Narita Express platforms.
  • M. R.
    M. R.April 21, 2011
    Possibly the busiest train station in the world with 10 train lines intersecting here! The Skyscraper District is at the West Exit, while the East Exit is the shopping district. Get a map!
  • Harley A.
    Harley AcresDecember 22, 2011
    In Rumiko Takahashi's "Happy Talk" short story, Hina, Obi and Hamamatsu start their search for Hina's mother at Shinjuku Station. 3.64 million people use this station each day, the world's busiest.
  • Hendy O.
    Hendy OngkodjojoJanuary 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Use the North Exit to access the Marunouchi subway line. There are no signages for the Marunouchi line at the southern exits area.
  • C(hi) K.
    C(hi) KisNovember 15, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    If you, stranger here , in hurry , and mistook west gate and east gate , fastest solution is buy cheapest ticket and through the station. So complicated and difficult. Have a nice trip!
  • Darin H.
    Darin HagreFebruary 19, 2015
    Lots of things to do nearby. A great place to explore. Make sure you bring a camera!
  • Smilengo I.
    Smilengo IndiaMay 11, 2012
    URGENT open places in 269,270 starting from 17th may !! Teach street children ,play and dance with the kids !! Special renovation camp starts from (2012c) 20th !Ms. Kamala..Email:
  • Elaine L.
    Elaine LohNovember 17, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Avoid coming if possible!!! If you HAVE TO come, be really sure of the exit you want and which type of line you are taking (the metro, JR lines, private lines). They're not the same!!!
  • Hao C.
    Hao ChenApril 9, 2014
    If you are lost, just ask anyone. Locals are happy to help even if they happen to speak little English.
  • Magdalena M.
    Magdalena MrázkováSeptember 26, 2015
    One of few JR and metro stations that has a metro plan also in English. It's a well organized maze;)
  • Moo J.
    Moo JuOctober 10
    Get your ticket reservations at the ticketing office (and skip the line at the information desk)
  • Ted T.
    Ted Trentler2 weeks ago
    If you're an international traveler shopping here some of the places are duty-free if you show your passport
  • Sabino D.
    Sabino DiazMay 25, 2015
    One of the bigger stations in Tokyo so be prepare to walk ;)
  • Kris W.
    Kris WhalleyAugust 14
    this place is awesome don't leave tokyo without riding the subway everywhere
  • 🎈Su🎈✈🌍 .
    The biggest,most crowded in the world..also here there is underground shops so big area..
  • Andy N.
    Andy Ng アンディOctober 12, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    EXITS MATTER. Make sure you are exiting at the correct one because once you're out of the train terminals, it becomes harder to cross over to different sides of the station.
  • flying f.
    Try the Pork Katsu Sandwich - #foodie #bento (via @Foodspotting)
  • Stephen T.
    Stephen TOctober 11
    Huge station with lots of lines running through. Can be quite difficult to navigate.
  • Pavel K .
    By the way if your ticket appears to be invalid keep walk through the turnstile as they open anyway as you walk through them.
  • Wakhidatik N.
    Wakhidatik NurfaidaAugust 15, 2013
    This is the busiest station in Japan. Be careful and dont forget to read the signs. Otherwise you may get lost :p
  • Joy O.
    Joy O.December 28, 2014
    Remember to get the exit gate when heading to a destination at a shinjuku stop. This station is huge and can confuse you.
  • Daniel H.
    Daniel HeDecember 18, 2014
    when u look at metro, JR. map, each one is different cause metro company won't give info of JR stations ... so headache
  • Kylie W.
    Kylie WilsonJuly 16
    Been here 25+ times
    A must visit station for the amazement of the number of people!
  • Napat S.
    Napat SingGoldenFebruary 26, 2015
    It was just recently renovated to be 100% underground. So don't trust your Google maps much.
  • Ben S.
    Busy, busy, busy. Signage tends to be everywhere though, so no need to freak out unless you're looking for something weird.
  • Jay S.
    Jay SJanuary 29, 2013
    One of the busiest train stations in the world. Don't get lost with its dozens of exits.
  • Vincent T.
    Vincent TanMarch 13
    Been here 10+ times
    New South Gate is the quickest access to Times Square
  • Kenji T.
    Kenji TaguchiJanuary 4, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    The busiest station in the world. 3.5million people per day passing through
  • Mike A.
    Mike AnthonyOctober 25
    Big, but well signposted and helpful staff
  • Norman
    NormanMay 9, 2015
    Takes some getting used to, but my favorite train/metro station :)
  • Steve ‘Pudgy’ D.
    A very good money exchange shop is Daikokuya, near south exit & Toei subway Exit #4. (Technically in Yoyogi, Shibuya-Ku) Read more
  • Jon R.
    Jon RomeroMay 29, 2013
    You need to be here Friday night! The busiest station in the world!
  • Foreign Office travel advice
    The British Embassy in Tokyo is located at No 1 Ichiban-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8381. Tel: (+81) (3) 5211-1100 Read more
  • Kaz K.
    Kaz KayabaJanuary 31
    Its fine if ur just visiting. Living here is nightmare for a big guy. Bumping into ppl every sec
  • Christopher Robert N.
    Christopher Robert NolandSeptember 8, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Use shinjuku station you will always get a seat if you are are headed east for long duration.
  • Yukiko O.
    Yukiko ONovember 21, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Ask people where to go when you lost! They'll help you :)
  • J. I.
    J. I.G.November 17, 2014
    It's big, crowded and you'll probably get lost at some point
  • Pavel K .
    Know your way out! Easy to get lost! It happened to me before many times.
  • Sopisara S.
    Sopisara SueverachaiSeptember 14
    Been here 100+ times
    NEWOMAN building is new bus terminal of Shinjuku area.
  • Hyuny K.
    Hyuny KJanuary 20, 2015
    The first time at shinjuku satation getting subway myself without helping others.
  • Mike O.
    Mike O'DeaMay 26, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Lost and found is at the end of track 12. Get a ticket from the info booth at south entrance
  • Johnny M.
    Johnny MassacreApril 5, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Erm ... just walk around and look for trouble. You're bound to find it.
  • Adam G.
    Adam GothelfDecember 26, 2013
    Do not go here on a whim unless you know exactly what your looking for. You will be lost forever.
  • Tom Y.
    Tom YoungJanuary 8, 2011
    Come out of the east exit and mince across the road for awesomeness!!
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