1st January new year Shinjuku, Omotesando walking tour! 

1st January Happy New Year Shinjuku, Omotesando walking tour!


Hi I’m Nobu, I like traveling overseas and in Japan, visited 25 countries!

I’m a National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter of English for 8 years.

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1st January Happy new year tour!

We did Happy New Year tour with 5 kids and 6 adults!


Shinjuku is the biggest entertainment town in Japan.

1:Omoide yokocho in Shinjuku

Omoide yokocho in Shinjuku

We started our tour from Shinjuku okoide yokocho.

This is a tiny restaurants alley where provide yakitori, ramen, yakiniku and other Japanese dishes.

This alley started as a black market after WW2.

You can experience the local people’s daily dietary !


DONQUIHOTE in Shinjuku

This is a 24 hours open big discount store chain.

You can buy clothing , cosmetics, electric gadgets, foods and everything!

It’s very fun to walk around and find something.

3:Godzilla head

Godzilla head in Shinjuku

There is a Godzilla head on top of the TOHO movie building .( Godzilla is filmed by TOHO movie company)

We took memorial photo with him!

4:Golden Gai( bars town)

Golden Gai in Shinjuku

There are 250 tiny bars here.

It’s also started as a black market after WW2.

There were people still drinking from NYE this day!

5:Hanazono shrine

Hanazono shrine in Shinjuku
Hanazono shrine New Year’s resolution

This shrine is said originally from Nara prefecture from west part of Japan in the ancient time.

It’s rebuilt 16 century in a beautiful flower area here.

The name Hanazoko( flower garden) comes from this story.

We did new year resolution as Japanese way!!

Omotesando in Harajuku

Omotesando is a tree lined front approach to Meiji shrine.

6: Tokyu plaza building

Tokyu plaza building in Omotesando

This is the building at Omotesando which stands out the entrance mirror.

There is a small green park on the top.

7:Sunny hills

Sunny hills in Omotesando
Beautiful people

We enjoyed building watching which are designed by famous architects!

Our goal was SUNNY HILLS pineapple cafe !

This is designed by KENGO KUMA, the architect who designed the National stadium of Japan!

The whole design is like a pineapple!

How was them ?

I recommend you enjoy these spots too!

I’m Nobu, one heart enjoy together!!!

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