Best Tours and Activities in Shinjuku

Shinjuku Tours and Activities: What to Do

Shinjuku is one of the most popular areas to visit in Tokyo among tourists. Shinjuku is best known for its gorgeous nightlife and the glaring neon lights. There are numbers of tours and activities available in Shinjuku area, offered by several tourist agency.

From unique themed restaurants to Izakaya Hopping, check out the best things to do, tours and activities in Shinjuku, Tokyo!

1. Bar Hopping

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Shinjuku area is considered as the best area to explore Tokyo’s nightlife. The district become lively and bright after dark, and there are hundreds of bars and Izakaya in this area. To experience the authentic drinking culture in Shinjuku, it’s highly recommended to join a bar hopping tour! Visit hidden Izakaya bars and enjoy drinking with delicious bar snacks just like local! Check out the link below for the top-selling bar hopping tour in Shinjuku, and booking with special discount is available!!

2. Robot Restaurant/Samurai Restaurant

Robot Restaurant has been a top tourist attraction in Tokyo over the past years. The extravagant show features robots, laser lights, colourful decor and Kawaii dancers, and represents the ultra-modern Japanese culture within one show. It’s absolutely unique, crazy and highly entertaining that you would never see anywhere else. After a brief hiatus since 2021, Robot Restaurant has been revived and reopened in its original Shinjuku location in May 2023.

Review ▶ Robot Restaurant Reopened in Shinjuku

Robot Restaurant is closed due to technical issues and no comeback date has been announced. However, the venue started  a new show called “the Samurai Restaurant” in October 2023, featuring an action-packed entertainment show with dancers, music and neon lights. If you wish to visit the famous Robot Restaurant, the brand new Samurai Restaurant wouldn’t be a let down!

<< Shinjuku Robot Restaurant/Samurai Restaurant Ticket here! >>

Review: Samurai Restaurant to Open in Shinjuku

3. Hunt for Shinjuku’s Great Photo Spots

Shinjuku is one of the coolest neighbourhoods in Tokyo to photograph. It’s best known for for the glaring neon lights at night, but there are several more cool and unique things and buildings that you might not want to miss including nostalgic drinking alley and modern skyscrapers. Check the following article to find out the best photo spots in Shinjuku area!

Related Article: 10 Instagram Worthy Spots in Shinjuku

4. Izakaya Style Japanese Cooking

One of the best cooking classes in Tokyo, Izakaya Style Japanese Cooking Class is hosted by comburger, the winner of TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence! The cooking class introduces the best way to enjoy authentic Japanese home cooked dishes. Along with the cooking class, you can also take a guided tour in Shinjuku neighbourhood on request! The Shinjuku based teacher/guide can show you around cool and hidden spots in this area.

Review ▶ Delicious Japanese Home Cooking Class in Shinjuku Tokyo!

5. Release Your Stress at Reeast Room

One of the most trending spots in Tokyo today, Reeast Room is a new type of entertainment offering a unique way to release stress and unleash the rage by breaking things. Inside the room, you will be provided with protective equipment so you can safely destroy various objects using baseball bats, bars, and hammers.

▶ Stress Relieving Experience at Reeast Room in Nishi Shinjuku

6. Dance the Night Away at Shinjuku’s Popular Nightclub

Looking for a place to party all night long? WARP SHINJUKU is one of Tokyo’s leading nightclubs, featuring regular and guest DJs as well as special events throughout the year.

▶ WARP SHINJUKU admission ticket (Tokyo)

7. Meet a Fortune Teller

Have the most curious and mysterious experience in Shinjuku! If you are worried about your general life, health, job, love life, etc, take a chance to talk to the famous fortune teller who reads your past, current and future by either palm reading, runestones, tarot cards or from angel cards, and uses white magic to guide you through your life!

8. Samurai Museum <Temporarily Closed>

If you are into Japanese history or traditional culture, Samurai Museum in Shinjuku is a must-visit place. The museum showcases the great collection of Samurai artefacts such as armors, real Japanese swords and war helmets. It’s a great place to learn the Japanese history and the ancient Japanese Samurai culture. You can also try on the armor and holds katana (Samurai sword) with an additional charge.

Hope you enjoyed my list of best things to do in Shinjuku area, Tokyo! Don’t miss the coolest experience in Tokyo 🙂

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