Want to enjoy the most exciting places of Tokyo until late at night? And at the same time look for a quiet area to have a good rest in the arms of your love after a busy day? Then Higashi-Shinjuku is definitely one of the most convenient location to stay during your trip in Tokyo!

First: all Shinjuku is accessible on foot by day and night

During the day you can walk hand in hand with your partner for a romantic stroll around the ponds of the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden or climb “Hakone mountain”, the highest hill within Yamanote line (altitude of 44.6m) in the middle of Toyama Park, famous spot during Hanami season, shop in one of the many department stores (Isetan, Takashimaya Times Square, Odakyu, and many more), taste Japanese cuisine at one of the restaurants of Shinjuku Eastside Square, pray at Hanazono Jinja, one of the most historical Japanese shrine, take a couple picture in front of the LOVE artwork of Shinjuku i-LAND, have a coffee in a cat, hedgehog or owl cafe, or visit the Samurai Museum.

Shinjuku Gyoen

Shinjuku Gyoen©Christine Y. /JapanFor2

At dusk enjoy (for free!) the illuminations of the city from the top of Shinjuku Metropolitan Tower, have a drink in one of the traditional inns of Golden Gai, party all night in the red light district of Kabukicho, and then come back to your hotel quickly and safely to relax and cuddle in a quiet environment.

Higashi-Shinjuku also houses Thermae Yu, one of the largest thermal spa complex of the capital that offers luxury hot springs, massages and a lounge area to make sure you thoroughly refresh and recharge your body from all your multifarious visits through Tokyo. Likewise very soothing, the Shiki-no-michi promenade (literally “4-season trail”) a hidden meandering green alley in the heart of the busy city, ideal for a quiet walk hand in hand away from the bustling streets. Also appreciable, the public venue Shinjuku culture center holds art exhibition as well as a variety of cultural events such as classical concerts and theater.

Shiki-no-michi promenade

Shiki-no-michi promenade©Christine Y. /JapanFor2

Two: only a few minutes ride from the most lively districts

You don’t want to limit your excitement to Shinjuku? No worry, Fukutoshin line will bring you to the must-go places! The most famous and popular areas of Tokyo are easily accessible via this metro line that directly connects Higashi-Shinjuku with Shibuya, Harajuku, and Ikebukuro stations. In a flash, experience the most of the Japanese capital! The world’s biggest crossing of Shibuya, Meiji Shrine and its surrounding parc and forest, cute culture’s mecca Takeshita street, the luxury brands and creators’ stores of Omotesando, the entertainment district of Ikebukuro and many more are all along the line!

Takeshita Street

Takeshita Street©Christine Y. /JapanFor2

Three: easy connection for one-day trips outside Tokyo

Higashi-Shinjuku is also very convenient if you’re planning some one-day trips outside the capital (such as Hakone and its famous hot springs, or Fuji Five Lakes for the best pictures of Mount Fuji) as Shinjuku station offers many trains and bus connections. Early departure and late return are not a problem, you can enjoy the most of your day with your loved one!

Mount Fuji from Yamanakako

Mount Fuji from Yamanakako©Christine Y. /JapanFor2

There are soooo many things to do and see in Tokyo, it’s important to choose your hotel location carefully to be able to enjoy every moments. Higashi-Shinjuku ideally combines the easy access to attractions and needed tranquility for a relaxing stay.