Shinjuku Station

Shinjuku Station

3 Chome-38-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0022   MAP
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Shinjuku

The weather information shown here is the information closest to the station in question. Please note that there may be slight differences.

Yearly temperature changes and recommended clothing

Clothing recommendations for each temperature range

When traveling in Japan with the following average temperatures, the recommended clothing is as follows:

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Average temperature: 25 degrees Celsius or higher

Light and breathable clothing such as cotton T-shirts, shorts, or sundresses. Protect against heat by wearing a hat, sunglasses, and using a parasol or umbrella. Using a fan or carrying a hand-held fan may also provide relief. Be sure to hydrate frequently to avoid heat stroke.

Summer clothes example (Temperature = 25 degrees Celsius or higher)

Average temperature: 20-25 degrees Celsius

Light clothing such as cotton T-shirts, short sleeves, and skirts. Wearing a hat and sunglasses can also protect against heat.

Summer clothes example (Temperature = 20 degrees Celsius to 25 degrees Celsius)

Average temperature: 16-20 degrees Celsius

Light clothing with a light layer such as a cardigan, denim jacket, or light sweater.

Examples of clothes for spring and autumn (Temperature = 16 to 20 degrees Celsius)

Average temperature: 12-16 degrees Celsius

Light to medium clothing such as a sweater or long-sleeved shirt and pants, light jacket.

Examples of clothes for spring and autumn (Temperature = 12 to 16 degrees Celsius)

Average temperature: 8-12 degrees Celsius

Warm clothing such as a sweater, long-sleeved shirt, pants, and a coat or jacket.

Examples of clothes for spring and autumn (Temperature = 8 to 12 degrees Celsius)

Average temperature: 5-8 degrees Celsius

Warm clothing such as a sweater, long-sleeved shirt, pants, and a coat or jacket. Wearing a hat, gloves, and scarf can also provide added warmth. In Japan, specialty clothing stores such as UNIQLO sell underwear made from fibers that absorb moisture such as sweat and generate heat. For example, UNIQLO’s “HEATTECH” underwear is recommended because it is thin and lightweight, yet has high heat retention properties. Disposable heat packs sold at drugstores and convenience stores are also effective in cold weather.

Winter clothes example (Temperature = 5 to 8 degrees Celsius)

Average temperature: less than 5 degrees Celsius

Warm clothing such as a sweater, long-sleeved shirt, pants, and a coat or jacket. Wearing a hat, gloves, scarf, and insulated boots can also provide added warmth. Consider layering clothing for added insulation.

Winter clothes example (Temperature = less than 5 degrees Celsius)

Monthly changes in temperature, precipitation, and snowfall (1991~2020 average, Japan Meteorological Agency survey)

Since the JMA does not publish archived data for Shinjuku Station, we present data for the nearby Tokyo Station instead. Please scroll down to the bottom of this page for information on tourist attractions, baggage storage, and hotels near Shinjuku Station.
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Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
temperature(°C) 5.4 6.1 9.4 14.3 18.8 21.9 25.7 26.9 23.3 18 12.5 7.7
precipitation(mm) 59.7 56.5 116 133.7 139.7 167.8 156.2 154.7 224.9 234.8 96.3 57.9
snowfall(cm) 4 4 0 0

Winter

December

The average temperature in December is around 7.7 degrees Celsius. The air is dry and the average precipitation is around 50 mm. It is quite cold, so it is advisable to bring warm clothing such as a heavy coat, sweater, and hat. Scarves and gloves are also recommended. Thick pants and boots will also be useful for walking around town.

January

January in Tokyo is one of the coldest months of the year, with an average temperature of 5.4°C. The weather is generally dry, with only 59.7 mm of precipitation on average for the month. However, the temperature can feel colder due to the wind, and it’s not uncommon to have days with sub-zero temperatures. Therefore, wearing warm clothing is essential for staying comfortable during this time. Men and women are advised to dress in layers, starting with thermal underwear, followed by a long-sleeved shirt, sweater, and a warm coat. It is also important to wear a hat, gloves, and a scarf to protect your head, hands, and neck from the cold. Additionally, waterproof and slip-resistant shoes are recommended to prevent slipping on icy pavements.

February

February in Tokyo is also cold, with an average temperature of 6.1°C. The weather is dry and sunny with only 59.7 mm of precipitation on average. Like January, it’s important to dress in layers to stay warm, starting with thermal underwear, a long-sleeved shirt, sweater, and a warm coat. A hat, gloves, and a scarf are also necessary to protect your head, hands, and neck from the cold. Waterproof and slip-resistant shoes are recommended to prevent slipping on icy pavements.

Spring

March

In March, the weather starts to warm up in Tokyo, with an average temperature of 9.4°C. However, it can still be quite chilly, especially in the evenings, and it’s important to wear warm clothing. The weather is generally dry and sunny, with only 116 mm of precipitation on average. Men and women are advised to wear a combination of warm and light clothing, such as a long-sleeved shirt, a sweater or light jacket, and a warm coat. Waterproof and slip-resistant shoes are still recommended.

April

April is a transitional month in Tokyo, with temperatures rising to an average of 14.3°C. It is a relatively dry month with only 133.7 mm of precipitation on average, and the weather is often sunny. It is important to dress in light layers as the temperature can fluctuate throughout the day. Men and women can wear a light jacket or sweater over a long-sleeved shirt, with comfortable pants or jeans. It’s advisable to wear comfortable walking shoes as there is a lot of walking to be done in Tokyo.

May

In May, the temperature continues to rise in Tokyo, with an average of 18.8°C. The weather is usually sunny, with an average precipitation of 139.7 mm. It is advisable to wear light and comfortable clothing, such as a light T-shirt or blouse with comfortable pants or shorts. It is also important to bring a light jacket or cardigan as the evenings can still be cool. Comfortable walking shoes are still recommended.

Summer

June

June is the start of the rainy season in Tokyo, with an average temperature of 22.9°C. It is the wettest month of the year, with an average precipitation of 167.8 mm. It is important to wear light and breathable clothing that dries quickly, such as a light T-shirt or blouse and shorts or light pants. It is also advisable to bring a light waterproof jacket or raincoat, as well as an umbrella. Comfortable walking shoes are still recommended.

July

In July, Tokyo experiences its warmest temperatures of the year. The average temperature is around 25.7°C. Visitors should prepare for occasional thunderstorms and showers throughout the month. Therefore, it is recommended to wear lightweight clothing, such as shorts, skirts, and T-shirts, made of breathable materials like cotton or linen. It is also a good idea to bring a lightweight raincoat or umbrella.

August

August is another hot and humid month in Tokyo. The average temperature in August is around 26.9°C. The humidity can make it feel much hotter. While there is slightly less rainfall than in July, it is still a wet month, with an average of 154.7 mm of rain. It is recommended to wear lightweight and breathable clothing, such as shorts, dresses, and lightweight T-shirts. Sunscreen and a hat are also recommended to protect against the strong UV rays.

Autumn

September

September marks the beginning of autumn in Tokyo, with temperatures starting to cool down from the highs of summer. The average temperature in September is around 23.3°C. While the temperatures can still be warm during the day, the evenings can start to feel cooler. Typhoons often pass through the Japanese archipelago in September. As a result, precipitation is relatively heavy even in Tokyo, with an average precipitation of 224.9 mm. It is recommended to wear lightweight clothing such as T-shirts, light pants or skirts, and a light jacket or sweater for the cooler evenings.

October

October is another pleasant month in Tokyo, with comfortable temperatures and clear skies. The average temperature is around 18°C. The weather is typically dry, with an average of 234.8 mm of rain. It is recommended to wear long-sleeved shirts, light sweaters, and a light jacket for cooler evenings. It is also advisable to bring a light raincoat or umbrella, as occasional rain is possible.

November

In November, temperatures continue to drop, and it becomes increasingly chilly in Tokyo. The average temperature is around 12.5°C. While it is a drier month than August and September, with an average of 96.3 mm of rainfall, occasional rain is still possible. In addition, it can snow occasionally in Tokyo during November, so it is recommended to wear warm clothing, such as a sweater, jacket, and a coat. Long pants and closed-toe shoes are also recommended. Gloves, a scarf, and a hat will be necessary if it snows.

Recommended tourist destinations

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

11 Naito-machi, Shinjuku 160-0014 Tokyo Prefecture
Shinjuku Gyoen, one of the National Parks, has long been a favorite of visitors. 583,000 m2 in size, it is characterized by a garden that skillfully combines a European-style formal garden, a landscape garden, and a Japanese garden. It is known as one of the representative modern Western gardens of the Meiji era and one of the few masterpieces of landscape-style gardens in Japan.

Meiji Jingu Shrine

1-1 Yoyogi-Kamizono-cho, Shibuya 151-8857 Tokyo Prefecture
The shrine was founded in 1920 and is dedicated to Emperor Meiji. The rich forest, covering a total area of 72 hectares, is man-made. The Meiji Jingu Museum exhibits items related to Emperor Meiji.

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observation Decks

2-8-1 45th floor, TMG No.1 Building, Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku 163-8001 Tokyo Prefecture
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building is a landmark in Shinjuku, and its observation deck, located on the top floor at 202 meters, offers a panoramic view of the metropolis, including Tokyo Tower and Tokyo Sky Tree.

Omoide Yokocho

1-2, Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0023 Tokyo Prefecture
Located at the west exit of Shinjuku Station in Tokyo, Memories Yokocho is a good old drinking district with nostalgic scenes.Its roots are in a market of street vendors that was established on a burnt-out field just after World War II.Today, about 80 stores, including about 60 restaurants, mainly yakitori and motsuyaki restaurants, as well as ticket stores, are crammed into an area of about 330 square meters, making it a popular spot for foreign tourists as well.

Shibuya Crossing

2 Chome-2-1 Dogenzaka, Shibuya 150-0043 Tokyo Prefecture
The scramble crossing in front of Shibuya Station. The scene of more than 1,000 people crossing the street at once is very famous as a symbolic scene of Tokyo.

Takeshita Street

1 Jingumae, Shibuya 150-0001 Tokyo Prefecture
Takeshita-dori” is a street that stretches from the Takeshita exit of JR Harajuku Station. Known as a town for young people, it attracts many tourists not only from Japan but from all over the world. It is lined with stores selling fashionable clothes, cute sundries, crepes that look great on SNS, cafes, and more.

Omotesando

Jingumae, Shibuya 150-0001 Tokyo Prefecture
Zelkova tree-lined streets are lined with flagship stores of luxury brands. The area is also filled with museums, world-famous architecture, and character goods stores, as well as a number of popular restaurants in the backstreets.

Koishikawa Korakuen Garden

1-6-6 Koraku, Bunkyo 112-0004 Tokyo Prefecture
A Japanese garden created in the early Edo period (1629). Centered around a large pond that was once used for boating, visitors can enjoy beautiful seasonal scenery, such as irises in summer and autumn leaves in fall.

Waho-An NATURE Tokyo

7-8 Dokken-Daikanyama-Heights1F, Daikanyama, Shibuya 150-0034 Tokyo Prefecture
Waho” refers to traditional Japanese medicine that has supported the health and life of the Japanese people. Shiatsu massage” and “Japanese herbal tea,” which are representative therapies of “Waho,” are popular at this bodywork salon. More than 800 foreign tourists visit the salon every year.

Where to leave your luggage

Shinjuku Station has numerous coin lockers located inside and outside each ticket gate.
To find a coin locker, you can use the Suica locker search machine to find an available location. The search machines are located inside the South Exit ticket gates and to the right as soon as you enter the ticket gates inside the Central East Exit ticket gates. Check before exiting the ticket gates.
There is also a baggage storage area in front of the toilets inside the Central East Exit ticket gate. The hours of use are from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Recommended hotels and inns

JR Kyushu Hotel Blossom Shinjuku

2-6-2, Yoyogi, Shibuya 460-0003 Tokyo Prefecture
4-minutes walk from Shinjuku Station
Hotel class: 4
Hotel style: Modern , Family

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Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo

2-2-1, Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku 160-8330 Tokyo Prefecture
8-minutes walk from Shinjuku Station
Hotel class: 4
Hotel style: Centrally Located , Family

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Shinjuku Prince Hotel

1-30-1, Kabukicho, Shinjuku 160-8487 Tokyo Prefecture
8-minutes walk from Shinjuku Station
Hotel class: 3
Hotel style: City View , Business

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Hotel Gracery Shinjuku

1-19-1, Kabukicho, Shinjuku 160-0021 Tokyo Prefecture
9-minutes walk from Shinjuku Station
Hotel class: 4
Hotel style: Trendy , Mid-range

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Shinjuku Washington Hotel Main

3-2-9, Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku 160-8336 Tokyo Prefecture
10-minutes walk from Shinjuku Station
Hotel class: 3
Hotel style: Mid-range ,Centrally Located

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Hyatt Regency Tokyo

2-7-2, Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0023 Tokyo Prefecture
11-minutes walk from Shinjuku Station
Hotel class: 4
Hotel style: Great View , Family

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Kimpton Shinjuku Tokyo

3 Chome-4-7 Shinjuku City, Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0023 Tokyo Prefecture
11-minutes walk from Shinjuku Station
Hotel class: 5
Hotel style: Quaint

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Hilton Tokyo

6-6-2, Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0023 Tokyo Prefecture
12-minutes walk from Shinjuku Station
Hotel class: 5
Hotel style: Green , Great View

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Shinjuku Granbell Hotel

2-14-5, Kabukicho, Shinjuku 160-0021 Tokyo Prefecture
12-minutes walk from Shinjuku Station
Hotel class: 4
Hotel style: Trendy , Mid-range

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Park Hyatt Tokyo

3-7-1-2 Nishi Shinjuku, Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku 163-1055 Tokyo Prefecture
13-minutes walk from Shinjuku Station
Hotel class: 5
Hotel style: Luxury , Modern

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Compare and purchase flight tickets

When planning your trip to Japan, it's advisable to start by researching flights several months in advance. Airlines often release promotional fares, especially during off-peak seasons. Use comparison sites like Skyscanner or KAYAK to get a sense of the price range. Be flexible with your travel dates if possible; flying mid-week might be cheaper than on weekends.
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Purchase your Japan Rail Pass before departure

The Japan Rail (JR) Pass offers unlimited travel on JR trains, making it a cost-effective option for tourists. However, it's only available to foreign tourists and must be purchased *before* you arrive in Japan. Determine the areas you plan to visit; if you're traveling extensively, a nationwide pass is beneficial, but if you're only exploring a specific region, consider regional JR passes. Children under 12 get a discounted pass, so ensure you order the correct type for each family member.
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Check the weather at your destination on this site

Japanese weather varies significantly by season. In summer, it's hot and humid, so breathable clothes are essential. Winters, especially in the north, can be cold, requiring warm attire. If visiting during the rainy season (June to early July), pack a good umbrella and waterproof shoes. While Japan is generally casual, certain places like temples, shrines, or upscale restaurants may require modest and neat dressing.

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SIM card or pocket Wi-Fi is required

Beyond clothes, consider packing essentials like a universal power adapter (Japan uses Type A and B sockets), portable Wi-Fi or SIM card for internet access, and any necessary medications (with a copy of the prescription).

Which is better: a SIM card or pocket Wi-Fi?

When traveling in Japan, one essential to consider is securing internet access, especially given that many locations still don't offer free Wi-Fi. To ensure you can use your smartphone throughout your trip, you'll typically have three options: (1) a SIM card, (2) pocket Wi-Fi, or (3) the roaming service provided by your mobile company. Roaming services can be quite expensive, so we often recommend using a SIM card or pocket Wi-Fi. While SIM cards tend to be more affordable than pocket Wi-Fi, they can be trickier to set up. Pocket Wi-Fi, on the other hand, can be shared among several users, making it a favorable choice for families or groups.

▼SIM card
Advantages:
Relatively affordable.
Disadvantages:
Can be time-consuming to set up initially.
May have strict data limits.
▼Pocket Wi-Fi
Advantages:
Offers substantial data allowances.
A single device can be shared among multiple users.
Easily usable with PCs as well.
Disadvantages:
Typically more expensive.

Japan's representative services

Sakura Mobile's website

Sakura Mobile's website

▼SIM card

>>Visit Sakura Mobile's official website
>>Visit mobal's official website

▼pocket Wi-Fi

>>Visit Sakura Mobile's official website
>>Visit NINJA WiFi's official website
>>Visit Wi-Fi RENTAL Store's official website

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Pre-book your tour and have a great trip!

Local tours offer deep insights into Japan's culture and heritage. Websites like Viator or GetYourGuide offer a variety of tours, from traditional tea ceremonies to modern pop culture tours in Akihabara. Consider unique experiences like staying with monks on Mt. Koya or taking a cooking class to learn authentic Japanese dishes.
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Make a reservation to avoid crowds

Attractions like Tokyo Disneyland, Universal Studios Japan, or the Studio Ghibli Museum often have long ticket queues. Buy tickets online in advance to save time. Some attractions also have timed entry, so check the specific time slots available and plan accordingly.

▼Tokyo Disney Resort
>>Visit Tokyo Disney Resort official website
>>Visit Viator's Tokyo Disneyland page
>>Visit Viator's Tokyo DisneySea page
>>Visit GetYourGuide's Tokyo Disneyland page
>>Visit GetYourGuide's Tokyo DisneySea page

▼Universal Studios Japan
>>Visit USJ official website
>>Visit Viator's USJ page
>>Visit GetYourGuide's USJ page

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It is important to be prepared for emergencies

While Japan is a safe country, travel insurance is crucial for unforeseen events like health emergencies, travel disruptions, or lost baggage. Ensure your policy covers medical expenses in Japan, as healthcare, though excellent, can be expensive.
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