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Updated: February 15, 2019
Out on the streets, department stores tower over crowds of pedestrians. Underground, a network of walkways spreads out like a labyrinth. Shinjuku is one of the most well-known and busiest districts in Tokyo, and with so much on offer, it can be an intimidating place to shop. This guide will take you through the major department stores, streets and shops, so you know exactly where to go to get what you need. There's a food guide too, for when you need a break from your Shinjuku shopping trip.
Shop 'til you drop in Shinjuku! From fashion to electronics to souvenirs, Shinjuku has everything you need—and more. Considered one of the best shopping areas in Tokyo, this bustling area is home to a huge number of department stores and shopping complexes. You'll find popular brands and retailers wherever you look, so there's no shortage of options. What's more, great bargains are in store for you, as many shops offer tax exemptions for foreign visitors, and hold regular sales. If you love to shop, Shinjuku is a must-visit.
Featuring the latest and hottest in fashion, food and more, Isetan is considered a trendsetter. After undergoing extensive renovations, it reopened in 2013. Themed after a fashion museum, Isetan now has more extensive displays and a wide array of in-season brands, complete with limited-edition items.
Address: 3-14-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo
Contact: Isetan Shinjuku Store
Directly connected to the west side of Shinjuku Station, Keio Department Store Shinjuku sells a wide range of items. Pick up cosmetics, fashion and accessories, kids' toys, homeware and traditional Japanese goods.
Address: 1-1-4 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo
Contact: Keio Department Store Shinjuku
Sitting atop largest transport terminal in the city is Odakyu Department Store Shinjuku, a multi-purpose commercial outlet conveniently located just a short walk from most of Tokyo’s major train lines.
Address: 1-1-3 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo
Contact: Odakyu Department Store
Shinjuku's largest underground shopping mall has around 100 stores, including boutiques, variety stores, services, restaurants and a currency exchange shop.
Address: Under Yasukuni-dori Street, Kabukicho, Shinjuku City, Tokyo
Contact: SHINJUKU SUBNADE
Shinjuku Takashimaya forms the core of the Takashimaya Times Square shopping center. Its many departments, which stock well-known brands and popular products, cover fashion, food, life and sports. Takashimaya Times Square is also home to a duty-free store called Shilla & ANA; branches of Tokyu Hands, Nitori, and Uniqlo; as well as a dining area full of restaurants. There's an enormous number of shops, all under one roof.
Address: 5-24-2 Sendagaya, Shibuya City, Tokyo
Contact: SHINJUKU TAKASHIMAYA
Shinjuku is one of Tokyo's hotspots for fashion lovers, and it's not hard to see why. All over the area, you'll find shops and shopping complexes to suit every budget, as well as iconic, stylish brands from Japan and around the world. Whether you're a fashionista seeking designer brands, a practical dresser who likes fast fashion, someone who goes with the trends, or a bargain hunter, Shinjuku's got you covered. You might even be lucky enough to score great deals during a sale! If you love fashion and shopping, come see what Shinjuku has to offer.
This sophisticated, high-end department store is filled with luxurious, fashionable items from all over the world. Here, you'll find cutting-edge designer brands, both Japanese and international. Additionally, check out Barneys New York original items. The brand's lineup is popular with stylish trendsetters across the globe.
Address: 3-18-5 Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo
Contact: BARNEYS NEW YORK
Consisting of Lumine 1 and 2, Lumine Shinjuku, next to Shinjuku Station's South Exit, is a magnet for fashionable women. Here, you can find the inaugural Japanese branches of some famous international brands, as well as exclusive items.
Address: Lumine 1: 1-1-5 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo
Lumine 2: 3-38-2 Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo
Contact: Lumine Shinjuku
Mosaic Street runs from Shinjuku Station's West Exit to the South Exit and is part of the popular Mylord shopping area. Stores along this shopping street offer everything from Japanese knick-knacks to popular, domestic-brand apparel. It's fun just window shopping.
Address: 1-1-3 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo
Contact: Shinjuku Mylord Mosaic Street
Japan has a vast array of high-quality products that will make good additions to your home. Head to Shinjuku to shop for furniture, home electronics and interior accessories. Whatever you're looking for, this shopping hub is sure to have it. Electronics retailers such as BicCamera and Yodobashi Camera offer appliances, gadgets and more. Meanwhile, if you like design simplicity, Muji is the place to shop. And Don Quijote is a huge maze-like discount department store offering great finds at affordable prices.
BicCamera provides an overwhelming assortment of products at affordable prices. Its Bicqlo shopping complex offers not only cameras, gadgets, and home appliances, but also contact lenses, medicines, cosmetics, watches, toys, audio devices, sporting equipment, liquor, and more. You'll even find Japan's very own apparel brand, UNIQLO, here—hence the name "Bicqlo." No other retailer has a selection this vast! With everything you need in one huge store, you can enjoy one-stop shopping here.
Address: 3-29-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo
Contact: Bicqlo (BicCamera x Uniqlo)
Muji was established in 1980 as a retailer of quality lifestyle products such as clothes, household goods, and food. It currently has over 700 stores all over the world and boasts of a lineup of over 7,000 items.
Address: B1F-2F Shinjuku Picadilly, 3-15-15 Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo
The world's largest Hello Kitty monument greets you as you enter the world's first Sanrio Gift Gate shop. It's a popular photo spot, as well as a fun store for Sanrio lovers of all ages. Visit this shop if you love all things cute.
Address: 1F, Korakuen Adhoc Building, 3-15-11 Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo
Contact: Sanrio Gift Gate Adhoc SHINJUKU
Established in 1940, this paradise for arts and crafts lovers boasts Japan's best selection of painting and framing supplies. Additionally, Sekaido sells the best local and international design, craft and comic-making supplies, as well as stationery. Buy in bulk to save money!
Address: 3-1-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo
Contact: Sekaido Shinjuku Main Shop (JPN)
This is a massive department store with a particular focus on all things DIY. You'll find a lot of amusingly quirky items here, such as magnets depicting food samples, and DIY diorama kits. Don't hesitate to approach their knowledgeable staff; they'll be happy to answer your questions.
Address: 2F-8F, Times Square Building, 5-24-2 Sendagaya, Shibuya City, Tokyo
Contact: Tokyu Hands
Yodobashi Camera is consumer electronics retail giant. Its flagship store in west Shinjuku houses a vast selection of cameras, appliances, watches, video games and more. For gadgets at great bargains, head to the second floor, which has an outlet area called "Smartphone House." Tax exemptions are available to foreign visitors.
Address: 1-11-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo
Contact: Yodobashi Camera
Being a bustling neighborhood, Shinjuku has a diverse range of dining options to suit different tastes and budgets. The area has a great mix of Japanese and international cuisines. Take your pick from cozy cafes, casual dining establishments, izakaya (Japanese pubs), fine-dining restaurants and more. Despite Shinjuku's image as an ultra-modern city, you'll find some long-standing establishments here, including Tempura Tsunahachi (since 1924) and Takano Fruit Parlor (since 1885). The times may have changed, but these well-loved restaurants and cafes are still known for the outstanding quality of their food.
This parfait bar is run by Takano, a premium fruit shop that was established in 1885. True to the image of the Takano brand, Paferio prides itself on serving fine-tasting parfaits made with delicious, high-quality fruit.
Address: 3-26-11 B2F Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo
Contact: Takano Fruit Parlor Paferio Main Store
With water tanks and large "good catch" banners, the interior of this seafood restaurant resembles a fishing port. Enjoy reasonably priced, fresh seafood caught in the morning. Isomaru Suisan is open 24 hours and provides menus in multiple languages.
Address: 1F-2F, Okamoto Building, 1-18-15 Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo
Contact: Isomarusuisan (JPN)
Kabukicho is a neighborhood that doesn't sleep, so this is the place to go to experience Tokyo's nightlife. In Kabukicho, bars, restaurants, karaoke boxes and internet cafés close late or are open all night long. If you feel tired after being up all night, get some rest at a capsule hotel, a type of accommodation that features tiny sleeping spaces.
Address: 1 and 2 Kabukicho, Shinjuku City, Tokyo
Look for the dimly lit green sign, smoky stalls, and red lanterns. Duck inside to find an abundance of yakitori joints, offering cheap chicken skewers and beer, with each eatery only seating five or six patrons each.
Address: 1 Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo
Contact: Omoide Yokocho
Sample delectable hotel-quality cuisine from this uptown eatery and gourmet shop located on the hotel’s first floor. Whether eating-in or taking-out, your taste buds are sure to be tantalized by the line-up of original deli items.
Address: 3-7-1-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo
Contact: DELICATESSEN, Park Hyatt Tokyo
Founded in 1924, this restaurant serves authentic tempura made the traditional way. The cooks carefully deep-fry each piece in pure sesame oil to ensure that diners savor the exceptional flavors of the season.
Address: 3-31-8 Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo
Contact: Tempura Shinjuku Tsunahachi