One of the busiest train stations in the world, the Shinjuku Train Station is set across 36 platforms in the heart of Tokyo. It handles more than 3.6 million passengers every day, functioning as a major transport hub for not only rail services, but also the Kanto region’s subway network and highway buses.
Step through one of the 200 exits that access the Shinjuku Train Station, which features both above ground and underground arcades connected by labyrinthine hallways. The station is surrounded by department stores, retail boutiques and eateries, as well as skyscrapers housing offices and hotels.
Need to get your bearings? Head to the Shinjuku Tourist Information Center at the south-east exit, where you can pick up maps and find out how to purchase train tickets. Currency exchange counters are scattered throughout the station, together with coin lockers where you can leave your luggage.
The Shinjuku Train Station is easily accessed by subway from destinations throughout Tokyo, as well as by rail services from cities across Honshu Island. There are direct trains from Narita International Airport to the station in about 1.5 hours.