Tokyo | 4.5h
From the Classic to the Secret Photo Locations in Shinjuku
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Visit exciting sites of Shinjuku and enjoy the town from every angle!


Shinjuku is known to be a great place to shop and eat out in, but did you also know about all the great photo opportunities the town has to offer? After this tour, your camera roll will be filled with exciting photos of places people will be asking after! First of all, you will head towards an observation deck where you can see across the whole of Tokyo, whilst visiting some interesting locations and passing some public art on the way. Then you will visit the neon-lit streets of Tokyo's famous red light district; Kabukicho, and see Godzilla above the rooftops. At the end of the tour, you will visit the retro streets filled with bars and izakayas to experience the nightlife of the locals!

Highlights


・Take advantage of the admission-free observation deck! The skyscrapers shooting up through the center of Tokyo really is a sight to see.
・Walk the old, narrow back streets of Shinjuku and get a glimpse of Showa period (1926-1989) Japan.
・If you are lucky, you might catch Godzilla destroying the town!
・Enjoy an efficient tour of Shinjuku's labyrinth with the help of your otomo tour guide!

Attractions


・Shinjuku Eye: Let's go to see the public art located near Shinjuku station. This huge shinning eye has been looking after Shinjuku for a long time. Take your first shot here to kick-off!
・Skyscrapers of Shinjuku: If you look up to the sky, there are skyscrapers all around you. Your guide will show you a secret location to take great photographs of the towering skyscrapers.
LOVE Object: The famous LOVE Object all over the world has also landed on Shinjuku! This spot appeared in a lot of Japanese drama and anime shows. Save your memory into photos!
Shinjuku Sumitomo Building: A hidden photo spot in Shinjuku. Don't get fooled by the normal outlook of the building. You will be amazed by the view inside.
・ Tokyo Metropolitan Government Observation Deck: There is an observatory space on the 45th floor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, which offers a panoramic view of Tokyo for free. You can see the Tokyo Tower, the Sky Tree, and Mt. Fuji when the weather is nice, and enjoy the spectacular views.
・ Omoide Yokocho (Alley): A small street is lined with small Izakaya and the retro atmosphere here! Let's take a picture that seems to have slipped back in the Showa era. In the evening, the Izakaya starts to open, and it becomes very busy! If you like this spot, why not visit for dinner after the tour?
・ Kabukicho Ichiban-Gai (street): Japan's best shopping district! In the past, it was difficult to visit easily due to poor security, but now it has become a spot with many tourists and a representative tourist spot in Shinjuku.
・ Godzilla head at Shinjuku Toho Building: Real Godzilla has appeared on the building! Godzilla is a monster from a movie that represents Japan and has been given a Shinjuku-ku special resident card. You can see how Godzilla is loved in Japan! If you're lucky, you'll be able to watch Godzilla's music play and see Godzilla blowing fire!
Robot restaurant: The robot show here now becomes a new popular spot among travelers. Let's take a photo of the robot in front of the restaurant when you pass by.
・ Shinjuku Golden-Gai: An area with more than 200 small restaurants. The restaurant is in a wooden building that remains the atmosphere of the 1950s. You can see Shinjuku where newness and oldness atmosphere here!
・ Hanazono Shrine: Located right next to Golden-Gai, which is known as the guardian of Shinjuku. Even though it is in the city, this shrine is impressive with its bright red-colored shrine surrounded by trees. During the daytime, you can see the beautiful shrine under the blue sky, and at night you can see the magnificent figure light up.

Notes

・Please come in comfortable clothing, as this tour involves a lot of walking.
・This tour includes a lunch/dinner venue.
・You must be over the age of 20 to consume alcohol in Japan. If you have young children with you or are a group consisting of underaged people only, you will be shown around the narrow back streets of Omoide Yokocho and Goldengai, filled with bars and izakayas, to enjoy the atmosphere, but will then be taken to alternative locations for you to enjoy refreshments.

Expenses Not Included

The following expenses are not included in the tour fee. Please bring extra money to experience this tour to its fullest.
-Money for food, souvenirs and extra activities not mentioned in the explanation of the tour above.

Meeting Point

By the West Exit Ticket Gate at Shinjuku Station



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