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Top 10 Things to DO in SHINJUKU Tokyo | WATCH BEFORE YOU GO

Top 10 Things to DO in SHINJUKU Tokyo | WATCH BEFORE YOU GO

in this video I’m gonna show you the top 10 things to do in Shinjuku oh I love Shinjuku as you guys know I live in Shibuya but when I first came to Japan one of the first cities I fell in love with his Shinjuku in this video I’m gonna take you guys all around Shinjuku and show you the top 10 things to do all right let’s get started Shinjuku is really big jr. Shinjuku Station is at the center of it all with minor station surrounding it easy access makes in tjuku an ideal location for shoppers so let’s start with that number one shopping I’m sure a lot of people would say Shinjuku is the best location to shop for anything from fast fashion to high brands electronics to cool souvenirs let me show you where I go shopping Tokyo hands into Kasia Maya Tokyo hands has a lot of cool souvenir goods but high quality so if you want to get some things for someone that you really like I recommend it here the prices are a bit more expensive but you can see that in the products that they’ve selected for their store they’re pretty high quality cool check out these workout slippers it’s like a ninja workout outfit and cute little feet at the bottom bath powders can be a good souvenir choice here people take baths every day so there’s a big selection the stuff they have onsen bath butters you should actually buy this and make your own onsen at home pretty amazing and of course the cool face masks they have face masks and you can be your favorite character like dry mon or one-piece I don’t know really what this is but Michel recommends this apparently it’s pretty good and just right next to it it’s Takashi Amaya so the Kasia Maya has a lot of high-fashion breaths it’s 11 floors so there’s just like so much stuff that you can check out here if you don’t have a lot of time that maybe this could be your first stop 100 yen shop and this is a 100 yen store everything in the store is 100 yen it can be found in the Seibu pei-pei building right next to Seibu Shinjuku line and it’s supposed to be the biggest one in all of shinjuku and in this building there’s also Mooji and GU so you can find all sorts of cool stuff and even some cool restaurants [Music] look at that sushi magnets they even have Hello Kitty stuff a potato shredder and chopsticks check out these little bobblehead things donkihote and this is donkihote perfect for souvenirs since it’s a discount shop it’s kind of cramped inside but they still have a lot of cool stuff one note if you have your suitcase with you not gonna work it’s two friends oh cool look a Sadie backpack look super Sayan backpack awesome super silently they have like these cool little dolls and stuff it’d be awesome this pen moves and this one too I’m gonna e-class look it says Kat punch made by Japan toys it’s like a maze in here to be honest I don’t really like it so much it’s just too like condensed into like one little space Uniqlo this is eunuch loaded it’s one of the largest unit close here in Shinjuku there’s men’s women’s and kids five floors and if you’re looking for cool souvenirs they have heat tech they have down jackets and they have cool t-shirts here I sit on this behind me is easy Tommy it’s one of the most trendy department stores in all of Japan let alone Shinjuku also what’s pretty cool is in the basement floors they have a food palace it’s really good if you want to get some high quality dessert souvenirs for people at home mightily if you can’t find what you want and eats it on then just right across the street is muttering which actually also has a lot of cool stuff but it’s more girly so you might not find it when you’re looking for if you’re like the fermented stuff [Music] so this is a sit-down Ben’s my dudes out there I have to throw this in there because you know guys need some love to [Music] you debauchee camera so this is your Dabashi camera it’s one of the oldest electronic stores here in shinjuku you should be able to find anything that you need as you can see behind me there’s actually 11 yo Dabashi cameras so cool so each building is specialized so for example one building will just be like completely filled with cameras so there’s actually more product selection and each of these tours cool take this out it looks like headphones but it’s not sorry excuse the voice lost some of it during filming but the show must go on it’s an air purifier come feel the fresh air it’s so cool look at this is the vacuum cleaner for your mattress that’s pretty awesome look they’re cooking potatoes I think it Japan that called a jig I’m oh so many rice cookers yup Japanese love their rice check out these rice cookers this is like the most expensive rice cooker I’ve ever seen two hundred and fifteen thousand yen this one next to it is one hundred and eighty-two thousand yen now this is a real Yankee moment or like this is just for making yo Keem oh look at that that’s crazy look at this wait I think you smell my head shake you go to a salon and they do it give you a haircut and then just massaging your hair feels pretty nice those are pokey seeds I think that catching pokémon so cool so right behind me here is the yo device camera just four cameras so awesome this would be awesome for filmmaking I feel like a professional and this one has all the cool games like PS or Nintendo switch and some cool toys for kids Lobby so this is your my today key also known as lobby if you haven’t found what you’re looking for at Yoda budget camera this is a place to look if you’re trying to look for the best deals in Japan for electronic goods then it’s always best to check out a few stores because the prices vary depending on the time period so everything is located in one building so means that there’s a little less election but it’s a lot newer because that nine floors it’s amazing Wow cool check this thing out it cleans your jacket and without you having to get it wet this is so cool and an entire floor filled with toys a kid’s dream you can even get a model on the cushy you can even get a model of an omikuji you can even get a model of an ami cushy beat go it’s a collaboration store if you want to save time you want to buy electronics and you want to buy high-quality clothes at an inexpensive price and definitely go here instead number two boom G Romney all that shopping made me hungry let’s go get our Ramadan guys right behind me is my favorite ramen shop in all of Shinjuku it’s called Fuji it has both ramen and scheming and today I’m gonna show you both let’s get in line because there’s kind of a way all right let’s go look at that line it’s like this all day every day this is a very popular little place I’m at the back of the line this place opens from 11 to 3 o’clock during its lunch on which we’re here right now but there’s still a huge huge wave when you get inside you need to buy a ramen ticket it’s cool that the ticket machine has an English translation as well big plus for travelers when you’re seated staff will ask you if you want nummy meaning regular or promoting meaning large tell them what you want and then you’re good to go I ordered a large but actually couldn’t finish at all so we’ve been waiting now for like almost 30 minutes of like it’s gonna be the way I know it so this is scheming alright let’s try this game and I’m so excited for this cold al Dante noodles served with a separate bowl of hot creamy fish balls and chicken bite on soup Wow look how thick that is you can see the ramen soup just like linked to the noodle but I’m talking about he’s a little bit of the fish powder if you tasted negative but definitely it’s a lot saltier than if you’re not a little ramen it’s so good let’s try to meet so tender now this is ramen look at this rich white soup mm-hmm different flavor than the spam in for the soup I thought lighter it’s not as big but I want to tell you which one is the best left I like both number three Godzilla look right behind me is Godzilla let’s go upstairs and check them out Godzilla is at the top of Toho cinemas next to Hotel grocery if you’re not saying at this hotel you’re gonna have to use a cafe inside to see my man Godzilla up close we’re all the way to the top you can see Godzilla’s head it’s amazing and there’s an awesome view from up here this place is so cool if you come close enough you’ll notice he has the only team also what’s cool is every hour on the hour from 2 up to 6 they actually have a show Mikey won’t check it out [Music] [Applause] [Music] number four Tokyo metropolitan building you can actually go up both the south and north towers in this video I’ll show you the south wing so right behind me is the Tokyo Metropolitan government building it has an awesome observation deck I’m going to show you guys what it’s like to be up there then instead of down here and it’s free man I’m so excited for this one this is the South Tower observation deck and if you want you can shop for souvenirs and chill at the cafe so we made it all the way to the 45th floor you can see all of Tokyo from up here it has like this panoramic view from all the different windows so you can see north-south east-west it’s amazing and if you come here on a clear day you’ll be able to see everything just like today like I said earlier the best thing about this it’s free number five Shinjuku Gyoen park we’ve just arrived at Shinjuku Gyoen now there are several parks in all of Shinjuku but this one is my favorite park so let me show you what’s inside so one thing to know before you get here it costs 200 yen to get into the park that’s not such a bad thing cuz it’s not a lot of money plus it keeps the riffraff out right behind me is a traditional Japanese teahouse called a good day you can actually go inside and get traditional matcha and traditional sweets all for 700 yen but don’t worry it’s really easy to find in the Japanese garden if you’re in Shinjuku and you’re just like tired of all the buildings and all the people this is the perfect spot because you can just like relax and chill I love this way I really really love it and this is just a little section of the park it’s so big but there’s just so much free open space for you just to like hang out and there’s a super awesome Chinese garden right here [Music] and there’s this cool greenhouse all the way in the park there’s no it’s a charge to get into this beautiful greenhouse it even has this cool waterfall inside number six kabuki Joe so this is Kabukicho known as a red light district in shinjuku but it also has some cool stores and restaurants like this 500 yen ramen shop or this 24-hour grilled seafood place is 24-hour sushi joint and right next to it Japanese barbecue but to get a real feel for this place let’s check it out at night so this is one of Tokyo’s red-light districts there’s a lot of bars there’s a lot of girls and there’s a lot of nightlife going on if you know what I’m saying in addition to the nightlife there’s actually a lot of restaurants here it’s actually worth checking out if you kind of tire to the Japanese food is really good Chinese and Korean restaurant but a lot of people come here for the host and hostess clubs these guys must have had to work really hard to break the top ten months of gestation month of Amin’s satisfaction in Japanese oh we were there earlier at kabukicho we’ve actually moved maybe two to three Street’s down this is actually where all the host and hostess clubs are now it’s quite expensive so I don’t know if you actually want to go inside but if you want to like sit down have some drinks talk to some very attractive females or males then this is the place to go I’ve actually never been but you guys might want to check it out and just one Street over there so planned which is a completely different how do you say form of entertainment where you can actually go and paper girls but you have to be careful because some of them don’t actually accept any corners one special note if you do try to mention here I really recommend you go with a Japanese person or a local person because you can get ripped off very very easily in one of these places they do have separate venues for foreigners in some of these places and they’ll charge you a freaking lot of money so just be careful if you really do want to try to venture out into one of these places [Music] so this is a robot restaurant it’s pretty cool right so it actually costs 8,000 yen per person that’s kind of expensive I mean that’s like the price of Disneyland tickets are even actually a little bit more you can actually probably just go to design either instead so what I’m recommending is that we skip this place and let me show you a place in fact a little bit more interactive up to you this show is still pretty cool if you really want to go number seven vowel so this is our you actually get to catch your own dinner this is gonna be awesome let’s do it one thing to know fishing is optional if you’re lazy you can just order it straight from the menu but it costs a little bit more than catching your own fish you took the bait but no hook harder than it looks yeah so what’s cool is you can actually ask them how you want it prepared this time we actually have two so one is going to be but that yucky and the other one is going to be French TV I can’t wait I’m so excited this is the C Brimley cart also known as Thai in Japan it is the but the yucky which means grilled butter I’m so excited it ASIS works so hard to catch this just tastes like really good fish let’s move on to the fleshy [Music] you can see through the sashimi this means it’s super fresh I also got this cocky fried look how big that thing is so awesome put some lemon on it you know dip it into some sauce that’s amazing now that just melts in your mouth I love this this is actually a little like favorites here [Music] number eight avoid a yokocho I love the smell of yakitori in the air feel like I’m transported back in time walking through these tiny Japanese streets this is alloyed a yokocho if it hope with small parts gathered together so everything is served in small dishes you get yucky Tony Robin you have so but probably not gonna get it filled up here it’s mainly a drinking place there’s a stereotype that mainly all these salary men go here but it’s actually becoming a very more trendy thing in Japan and you’ll find that your own younger people come and now if you look inside there’s actually a lot of turns bike up here so you shouldn’t feel short comfortable by coming into this place so this is actually a lot better than the older guys older there’s a lot more tourists rappy what doesn’t rip you off which is a good thing golden guy there are more than 200 bars and these small streets since most parts only fit about six to ten people there is an unwritten rule that a person staying the longest needs to give up their seat to new customers most of the bars have cover charges so make sure to ask if it’s not written at the entrance to be honest I personally try to avoid places with cover charges so this is Shinjuku’s golden guy it’s pretty cool they have bars on the first floor in some of the cases actually have bars that go up to the second floor it’s really really steep stairs so you have to be careful you don’t have to even go inside you can just like walk around which is pretty cool really really feels like Japan okay it might be a little expensive but worth checking out oh and Michael got ripped off together that’s pretty cool I just got interviewed by Japanese television [Music] number nine VR zone this is PR so in Tokyo now if you don’t want to go to the bars or you with kids if you just want to have a good time at night this is a place to go a whole building is just a virtual reality place there’s like so many things to do you can actually literally spend the whole day there and just hang out well yeah there are a lot of cool virtual reality attractions you can choose from to name a few they’ve got dragon ball z gundam Evangelion and even horror rooms for the brave I love technology so if you don’t want to do the VR there’s actually another option right behind me right there is a bowling alley and other cool games and if you don’t want to go bowling and play those games then you can just go right here and there’s a Sega so you can do UFO catches nothing this whole place has so many games it’s freaking awesome number 10 hyatt bar if you still have a bit of energy at the end of the day check out the New York bar at Park Hyatt the view here is amazing this is the view from the peak bar on the 41st floor New York bar is all the way up on the 52nd floor who is actually one of the movie sets for lost in translation funny thing was a guy playing the trumpet that night happened to be my friend good work pageant if you guys like this video help me out hit that like button if you have any questions about any place we went today or you want to tell me which one’s your favorite place leave a comment in the comment section below or if you want to see more of my ventures in Tokyo or in Japan hit that subscribe button and I’ll see you guys in the next one [Music] [Music]

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100 thoughts on “Top 10 Things to DO in SHINJUKU Tokyo | WATCH BEFORE YOU GO

  1. all of these places are sweet! the dudes voice is about a 9/10 on the annoying scale but the information is cool. You should consider having someone else do the voice over or have a video where you show the information WITHOUT TALKING. no offense

  2. I stayed in Shinjuku and loved this part of Tokyo. I experienced most of the places you mentioned with the exception of the "catch your own fish" restaurant and the Host / Hostess bars. One place that is worth mentioning is the Samurai Museum. This is a great place to visit if touring Shinjuku and only takes a around 2 – 3 hours. The Robot Show, although a tourist trap, is also a must for first time visitors. Kabuki-cho is fun as hell, especially at night. Excellent food, beverage, and "alternative" entertainment.

  3. For the fish place, another youtuber made a full video on it. Whatever you catch you have to buy, even if you accidentally caught an expensive one.

  4. @16:49 he says he's gonna have butt n yucky.. Lol. Might sound good in Japanese, but in English anything yucky isn't a good name for food.

  5. 7:34 what the fuck looks like that lady just saw a ghost … sooo many weird reactions to you filming lol

  6. Hey Paolo.. we just came back from 15 days trip in Japan. We followed all the tips with your vids… keep up the good work!!! Kia Ora from NZ…

    Go early at Starbucks Ninenzaka was the best tip ever!!! Thanks a lot!!!

  7. You know NOTHING about Shinjuku. I've stayed there many times and roamed the streets, side streets and alleyways. My trek was far more interesting than yours. A big disappointment.

  8. Are u f*kin kidding me? U mean theres a Godzilla show on the crazy streetz of Tokyo, looking like hes destroyin the city. I'll go 2 Japan jus 4 dat show. I appreciate awesome shiz like that.

  9. Jeez Paolo. You've got really kind eyes. That's a huge responsibility. Not easy to live up to them. Best of luck!

  10. As a little kid I watched your videos and decided I wanted to go and live in Tokyo. I haven’t been able to, but I love how your videos let me see Tokyo in depth. I hope I am able to come to Tokyo one day and I love each and everyone of your videos. Thank you

  11. I was there in april this year 2019 and Don Quijote is very expensive and just junk in my book, I bougt a 6 CM ceramic cat for $10 US dollars I bought it because I waited too long to buy souvenirs and also is also very disorganized…. try it for your self but i think that when you visit the temples and you see something you like, buy it there is definitely a better deal…. enjoy Japan, beautiful country. Oh ! and learn some japanese , only one japanese person I met in Japan spoke good English. At least learn the basics.

  12. If you gonna travel to Japan in my experience chose Japan Airlines, the food was so so, but the service was Awesome !!! and the economy seats way larger and more comfortable than American Airlines. Avoid AA at all costs is a Torture Chamber… Jet Blue was refreshing thoug.

  13. Going to Japan for the first time in two months, your videos have helped me so much in regards to where i should go eat and places to visit. Thank you so much! Much love from Norway!

  14. Ohayo Gozaimasu Paolo san, thank you for the very informative video. Would like to ask if you can help me find a toy store that sells Voltes V and vendo machine that sells "canned bread". Arigatu. All the way from the Philippines – Salamat po

  15. I love the fact that you can go to a bar and hear live Jazz being played. Next to impossible where I live in the states!
    Thanks for another great video!

  16. I'm currently staying in Shinjuku. I thought Golden Gai was completely overrated and I did not even have a drink there. They don't serve food, just alcohol. There's a better alleyway a few blocks away called Memory Lane that serves yakitori grills.

  17. Did you visit all these places in 1 day? Also where is a good place to stay to easily access Shinjuku, Harajuku, Shibuya? Great video. Thanks.

    J LOVE Tokyo.

  19. I watched 5 of your videos, really informative. I wanted to hear Japanese music more, like the night clubs, what do they wear, drink, dancing like a rave or partying, this was cool bro, us kiwi's are quiet but in Fiji, I met heaps of Japanese, really nice people, the yanks are very loud I thought, so I hung out with some Japanese people because they are much more nicer. I would love to go to Japan, but too scared of so many people in that city, it's huge. Love the video's x

  20. Im going there in one week Paolo! Thank you so much for all your videos. For Shinjuku, how big is the area. Is it really a walking distance to all the places? Finally, where can I buy Gyro Zeppeli Figurines for my daughter? 😛

  21. Hi! Going to shinjuku next year. Really love your video. Did you do all this things by foot? Or did you take the subway?

  22. Hi, Would love to see you create a video about the boutique clothing, craft, and artist shops/studios. Apparently some of the side streets in Harajuku is one place that some of these things exist. Its hard to find good quality information on the lesser known independent places. A lot of people touch on it, but never give it the finesse and attention that you bring to your content. Where would you go if you wanted hand dyed indigo clothing or one of kind art/sculpture/paintings, Or where would you go if you wanted clothing made by local designers? These types of things. We are thinking of coming to Tokyo in October while we are in Vietnam visiting relatives and friends, or possibly waiting until February to visit when we would have more time.

  23. Great video! I am slowly but surely working thru your videos to build an itinerary for a trip to Tokyo in the near future 🤞🏻. Keep great videos like this coming!

  24. Do you know where to go to watch movies in English or at least English subbed? Or do they just leave American movies in English?

  25. Hello Paolo, how are you???
    I'll be travelling to Tokyo in September. I have a question regarding transportation:

    I want to go from Shinjuku to Yokohama via the Fukutoshin Line. For this I must go to Shinjuku-sanchme station, then grab the F line and then the Tokyyu-Toyoko or Minatomirai Limited Express to get to Yokohama.

    (I know there's an option to go via JR Line but I want to use this one)

    My question are:
    1 – when I go to the F line station, which ticket or how many tickets do I need to buy?
    2 – Do I have to take a specific F subway or anyone will take me?
    3 – Do I have to get off at the last F station to take the Ltd. Exp.?
    4 – Does the Ltd. Exp. have any special mark or sign to let you know that is Ltd.Exp.?


  26. Best french toast in the world is in Shinjuku… Cafe Aaliya. There was a cute puppy cafe nearby too.

  27. Awesome video. I have been looking for this kind of vlog. We're visiting shinjuku this coming September 1-6, 2019

  28. Hello Paolo, I don´t know if you read this but I must thank you for your great videos. I just came back from my 2 weeks Japan trip and your videos were a great inspiration and help :). Thank you for sharing and wishing you all the best!

  29. Hi Paolo, this video is awesome. We will go to Tokyo this nov, we are looking at this hotel to stay at. Is this a good hotel? Nippon seinenkan hotel shinjuku. Thanks so much

  30. I follow you since last year! Those video still helping me out!
    Thank you so much!
    If you’d like we can hang out those days (i’m staying near Ueno) but we can go wherever you’d like! 😄

  31. Curious … who does the artwork on the map? I enjoyed watching the different drawings being made and combing ink with water colour. Is that your work or did you have someone do it?

  32. Hey Paolo ! I’m a newbie here – am planning to visit Tokyo in January so your videos are so helpful ! Thank you !!

  33. I always stay in Shinjuku when I am in Tokyo! Gosh that place is amazing! Its a shoppers' paradise! LOVE LOVE the Isetan Men's section. GOSH! And the watch selection in Yodobashi is HUGE. Especially the Japanese brands, and good price too.

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