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The JR Yamanote Line

Shibuya Station to Shin-Okubo Station

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The Yamanote Line is the best-known and most convenient JR line in Tokyo. It makes a rectangular loop around the city,  stopping at 29 stations.  All stations are announced in English and there are digital signboards in each compartment. Over three and a half million passengers ride the Yamanote Line each day.

14 km - shibuya station

This is a vibrant shopping and nightlife area and is home to more than a dozen department stores, including the Hikarie complex, which opened in 2012 and offers a theatre, restaurants, art galleries, and a shopping mall. Do not miss the lights changing at Shibuya Crossing, reported to be Japan's busiest crossing, nicknamed the "Times Square of Tokyo."

Learn more about Shibuya station.

15.2 km - harajuku station

Yoyogi Park is opposite the station. The park is home to Meiji Jingu Shrine, opened in 1920 in honor of Emperor and Empress Meiji. The shrine is divded into the inner and outer gardens. In late May/June, you can see the blooming iris garden (inner garden, open daily sunrise to sunset, free).

Harajuku is also a trendy shopping area (notably Omote Sando Avenue), with plenty of restaurants, cafés, and alternative clothing and music stores.

16.7 km - yoyogi station

Yoyogi Park is next to the station and stands on the site from where the first successful powered aircraft flight in Japan took place. The park was created in 1967. The park is very popular, particularly on Sundays, and in Spring when thousands of people flock here to enjoy the cherry blossoms.

17.4 km - shinjuku station

Considered the busiest station in the world. Head out of the West Exit to reach the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, Tokyo's city hall, comprised of three buildings. From the 45th floor of TMG no. 1, visitors can get spectacular views from the north and south towers (open daily, 9:30 am - 10:30 pm free). You can also find the Tokyo Tourist Information Center on the first floor (daily, 10 am - 6:30 pm).

North-east of Shinjuku Station is an area called Kabuki-cho, which has the craziest nightlife in Tokyo, with many strip clubs, massage parlors, adult stores, bars, and restaurants. The area is quite safe and attracts a mix of business men and students.

18.7 km - shin-okubo station

This station is situated in the Okubo district, in the center of Koreatown, which developed after World War II. The main street of Koreatown is Okubo-Dori, which is lined with mostly Korean, as well as Thai and Chinese, shops and restaurants.
Where to stay near Shinjuku Station ?

Where to stay near Shinjuku Station ?
Located right in downtownKabuki-cho, only an 8-minute walk from Shinjuku Station.Walkable distance from Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, TokyoOpera Concert city hall and many other museums.
1-2-9 Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0021
Tel : 03-3200-0220 / Click here to visit the website. 

Only a 3-minute walk from Shinjuku Station, agreat location with easy access to JR trains, the subway and to theairport. The elevated hotel rooms have a good view of the city.
2-2-1 Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 151-8583
Tel : 03-5354-0111 / en.southerntower.co.jp

A newly renovated hotel, both chic and modern, only athree minute walk from the JR Shinjuku Station.
2-3-1 Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 151-0053
03-3375-3211 / en.sunrouteplazashinjuku.jp/
Where to stay near Shibuya Station ?

Where to stay near Shibuya Station ?
A fashionable hotel located a walkable distance from Shibuya Station. The hotel has a good mix of convenience, comfort and style. E15-17 Sakuragaoka-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0031
Tel : 03-5457-2681 /www.granbellhotel.jp/en/shibuya/
Where to eat near Shinjuku Station ?

Where to eat near Shinjuku Station?
MIHACHI 御八 新宿中央口店
An izakaya-style restaurant, openlate, located just outside the Chuo-higashi (Central East) exit ofShinjuku JR Station, on the first street corner.
Open daily, 4 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., to 4 a.m. on weekends.
Tel : 03-3354-0777  - click here to see the map

Japanese comfort food in a fun, ultra-casual atmosphere. From Shinjuku Station east exit, walk downShinjuku-dori, pass Meiji-dori, then at the next traffic light turnright, and it’s around the corner.
Open 5 p.m. to midnight, closed Mondays and some Sundays.
Tel : 03-3358-6625 - click here to see the map
Where to eat near Shibuya Station ?

Where to eat near Shibuya Station?
Yakiniku barbecuerestaurant with a hip, elegant vibe. From Shibuya Crossing outsideof the station, walk to the looming 109 building. Continue past it,up Dogenzaka for one minute, and it’s on your left.
Open daily, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 11.30 p.m.
Tel : 03-5489-7655 / https://www.foodrim.co.jp/brand/bal/

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