Places to Go
Shinjuku West Exit Electric Town
When you come above ground from the JR Shinjuku Station West Exit, you emerge in Shinjuku West Exit Electric Town. Starting with Yodabashi Camera, you will find every type of camera shop here from those geared toward the typical consumer to those for the hardcore enthusiast. Whether it’s the latest in camera technology or discounted outlet merchandise, Shinjuku West Exit Electric Town has it. Not limited to just electronic devices, there are travel goods, business products and just about everything else under the sun, and the streets are filled with streams of people until late at night. In addition to camera stores, there are restaurants, bars and izakayas (Japanese pubs) offering a smorgasbord of options, including Italian, Thai and Indian cuisines. If you are around during lunch hours, look for great deals, such as set meals for 500 yen, and there are a lot of places serving reasonably priced food at night as well. If you’re in Shinjuku and want something to eat or drink on a budget, consider the West Exit area.
- 1-chome Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo