Tokyo: Shinjuku Station Area
The area surrounding Shinjuku Station is one of the most popular for accommodation areas of international visitors given its convenient location, numerous train lines running to and from the station, endless array of entertainment, nightlife and shopping in the vicinity, and wide-range of hotels and guesthouses. A stop on the Yamanote Line circling Tokyo, Shinjuku is a convenient base from where to explore the sprawling city.
Many high-end hotels have a foot-print in Shinjuku including the Park Hyatt along with popular options including the Shinjuku Washington Hotel, Keio Plaza, Hotel Sunroute Plaza and Hotel Century Southern Tower. The range of high-end to mid-range to budget makes Shinjuku appealing to many visitors, and with so much entertainment on your door step, it’s easy to see why people choose to base themselves around the station.
From the station, the Limited Express Azusa runs to Matsumoto – one of Central Japan’s most popular destinations, with other lines connecting the station to Mount Fuji and Hakone. Shinjuku’s appeal is that in the end, everything that Tokyo has to offer – from high-end restaurants to cheap eateries, 5-star hotels to absolute budget and plenty of shopping and nightlife – is available in the area.