Referring to Japan reminds me the names such as the Land of Cherry Blossoms, the Land of the Rising Sun or associated with the image of this country is the majestic Mount Fuji standing out in the sky… But Japan is also a country which very develop in science and technology, just looking at the capital of Tokyo, you will realize beyond the civilized and advanced, it is also famous for the bustle and cultural diversity. The mix of tradition and modernity makes many tourists coming to Tokyo to be overwhelmed. Visiting Tokyo you will see how Japanese people preserve and develop their culture. So, are you looking for some best neighbourhoods in Tokyo and Tokyo cool neighborhoods to playing, eating, shopping, etc..? Let’s check it out our Tokyo neighborhood guide with 7 most modern, coolest neighborhoods in Tokyo and best neighborhoods in Tokyo for tourist below to find out the answer!

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Shibuya Crossing, one of the most crowded in the world.
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Tokyo Skytree at dusk
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Visitor wear traditional kimonos and strolling on the ancient streets of Asakusa.
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Ginza district
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Shinjuku

How to get to Shinjuku?

Shinjuku Station
Shinjuku Station

Location: Shinjuku Station – JR Yamanote

Because Shinjuku station is so large, you should take note when moving according to the following suggestions to easily find the way.

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Yamanote JR Line
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Map of Tokyo Shinjuku Station

East Exit: Includes 2 ticket gates are Higashi-guchi and Chuo Higashi-guchi. These two gates will lead to places such as the famous Kabukicho playing street, Golden Gai eating street.

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East gate
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Crowded and busting at Kabukicho Street
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Golden Gai Tokyo, dining street in Shinjuku
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Golden Gai Tokyo
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Golden Gai at night | best neighborhoods in tokyo for tourist

West Exit: Go straight through the west Nishi-guchi gate because you will not be able to exit by the gate of Chuo Nishi-guchi. From the West Exit you will see Tokyo Sky Tree observatory and Shinjuku Mosaic Street with many local brands.

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West Exit
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Outside of the West Exit
Shinjuku Mosaic Street
Shinjuku Mosaic Street
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Tokyo Skytree at dusk

South Exit: Determine where to go first and exit from the South Minami-Guchi gate. Surrounding the station will be Shinjuku Takashimaya shopping mall and bus station to Nagoya, Nagano, and Lake Kawaguchiko.

Shinjuku station South exit
Shinjuku station South exit
Takashimaya Osaka Department Store
Takashimaya Department Store

What to do?

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Welcome to the large Shinjuku

Shinjuku is always a place to receive a huge amount of tourists. It is one of the three largest neighborhoods in Tokyo beyond Shibuya and Ikeburo. Shinjuku concentrates many high-rise buildings, skyscrapers, shopping malls and all types of entertainment, playing. Whether you visiting Tokyo for the first time or familiar with the trips to Japan, Shinjuku will surely be overwhelming you by the busiest and bustling here.

Bustling of Shinjuku at night.

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BICQLO Bic Camera Shinjuku Store

Shinjuku, Tokyo

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Golden Gai
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Although very big and modern, but Shinjuku still keeps its unique tradition features. I highly recommend you to visit Hanazono Jinja Shrine (Address: 5 Chome-17-3 Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0022, Japan / Phone: +81 3-3209-5265 / Admission: free). The place of worship and honor of art and has a long history before 1590. The God at Hanazono Shrine has protected the people, brought prosperity and developed culture and art. On the celebration Shogatsu day of Japanese people, many famous artists will also come here to worshipping and express their gratitude.

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Hanazono Jinja Shrine,best neighborhoods in tokyo for tourist,best neighbourhoods in tokyo,coolest neighborhoods in tokyo (1)

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Flea market
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Having come to Japan and go to Tokyo to play, do not forget to enjoy 100 kinds of different processed sushi in Shinjuku at Kizunasushi restaurant (Address: 1 Chome-18-8 Kabukicho, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0021, Japan / Hours: Open 24 hours / Phone: +81 3-5287-1081). The restaurant is located right next to the West Exit of Shinjuku Station, receiving many good feedbacks from diners and appearing on Japanese TV shows. In addition to the large portions, you can also order some side dishes such as miso soup, tempura, salads, etc. Let’s come to check-in and eat well.

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Paradise sushi at Kizunasushi restaurant
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Delicious sushi
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The menu

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Hint: If you love street art then Southern of Shinjuku, around Takashimaya Shinjuku Department Store will have amateur artists performing in the evening. Linger for a bit of watching is also very interesting.

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Shinjuku street music

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Harajuku

How to get to Harajuku?

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Outside Harajuku Station

Location: Harajuku Station – JR Yamanote

Getting to Harajuku is quite simple, you just need to remember the name of the following 2 exits:

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Harajuku station is especially unmistakable

Takeshita Exit: When you exit this gate you will see Takeshita Street right in front of you. The street is filled with shops of Harajuku style clothes.

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Takeshita Exit
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Takeshita Street

Omotesando Exit: From here, walking to the east you will see Omotesando Hills mixed architecture, where many high-end domestic and foreign brands are gathered.

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Omotesando Exit
Omotesando Hills
Omotesando Hills

What to do?

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Bustling at Takeshita Street

Located in Shibuya district, Harajuku is a shopping paradise for passionate young people with kawaii style (cute) or gothic style that is somewhat cool and eccentric. It can be said to be a multi-style fashion catwalk and without age or gender restrictions. Harajuku gathers many unique features that no neighborhood in Tokyo has. Having come to Tokyo, you have to come here to see if there is anything interesting that makes people excited.

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Takeshita-Street

Takeshita-Street
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Takeshita-Street

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The signature fashion style of Harajuku | best neighbourhoods in tokyo

Experience uniquely Harajuku fashion

Experience uniquely Harajuku fashion
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Experience uniquely Harajuku fashion

You should not skip the streets in Harajuku when traveling to Japan.
You should not miss Harajuku when coming to Japan.
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Japanese Kimono at Harajuku
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Cute candy store
Cute Cube Harajuku
Accessories shop

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