Visit Local AreaE Hotel Higashi Shinjuku is within walking distance of Shinjuku City’s most famous attractions, including Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, Isetan department store, Kabuki-chou, Golden gai. Right outside the door there is a subway station, connecting visitors to the rest of the city.
Many restaurants, pubs, shopping places in the surrounding area in Shinjuku.
Here's are some examples for you :)
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building (Tocho)
You can go up to the observatory for deepen your understanding and interest in Tokyo enjoying the wonderful view from the height of 202m. Tocho-mae station is 2 stops away from Higashi Shinjuku station by the Oedo line.
Observatory Opening Hours (Entry ends 30 minutes before closing) 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. *The South Observatory closes at 5:30 p.m. (However, it closes at 11:00 p.m. on days when the North Observatory is closed.)
Admission: Free of charge (Official Page http://www.metro.tokyo.jp/ENGLISH/TMG/observat.htm)
Kabuki-cho 歌舞伎町Kabukichō district, that is known as "The city that never sleeps"; has bright-neon-lighted with many bars, restaurant, Karaoke, movie theater, and amusument places for a night life.
It takes about 10 min to get there from our hotel by walk.
Robot Restaurant: http://shinjuku-robot.com/pc/ Robot restaurant is one of the newest hot-places to visit in Kabuki-cho.
You can enjoy one of a kind show and even touch a real robot!
Isetan Department Store 新宿伊勢丹
3-14 Shinjuku, Tokyo
Direction(10min by walk) : http://goo.gl/maps/VGybM
Open 10:30 to 20:00 Official Page http://www.isetan.co.jp/icm2/jsp/store/shinjuku/index.jsp
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden 新宿御苑
Shinjuku Gyoen was constructed on the site of a private mansion belonging to Lord Naito, a "daimyo"(feudal lord) of the Edo era. Completed in 1906 as an imperial garden, it was re-designated as a national garden after the Second World War and opened to the public. With 58.3 ha(144 acres) in size and a circumference of 3.5 km, it blends three distinct styles, French Formal Garden, English Landscape Garden and Japanese Traditional Garden. It is also considered to be one of the most important gardens from the Meiji era. (Official Page http://www.env.go.jp/garden/shinjukugyoen/english/)
SHINJUKU GYOEN NATIONAL GARDEN
11 Naito-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0014, Japan Tel: 81-(0)3-3350-0151 Fax: 81-(0)3-3350-1372
Direction(20 min by walk) http://goo.gl/maps/d9fZ7
Times Square Takashimaya/ Tokyu Hands / Kinokuniya
5-24-2 Sendagaya, Shibuyaku, Tokyo
Direction(16min on foot): http://goo.gl/maps/QS8er
Takasimaya Department Store: Open 10:00 to 20:00 http://www.takashimaya.co.jp/shinjuku/store_information/index.html
Tokyu Hands: Open 10:00 to 20:30 Tokyu Hands stocks a range of approximately 30,000 items. From basic products that support the foundations of the customer’s life to products that provide pleasure and enrichment. http://shinjuku.tokyu-hands.co.jp/
Kinokuniya Book store: Open 10:00 to 20:30 http://www.kinokuniya.co.jp/
L-Breath is an outdoor equipment store in Shinjuku. This 10-story building is flooded in a sea of wonderful quality outdoor equipment such as backpacking/ hiking items, camping outfit, or the like. Show them your passport on your payment. They offer 5% discount only for foreign tourists ;D
Week days and Saturday 11:00-21:00 Sun day and Public Holiday 11:00-20:30
Shin-Okubo Korean Town 新大久保韓国街
Shin-Okubo area is well known as Korean cultural town. There are many Korean restaurants, Supermarket....etc
Direction(10 min by walk) : http://goo.gl/maps/ixAfU