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    Shinjuku Station is a massive complex with many train lines, shops and departments stores. Shinjuku Station is the world’s busiest railway station with 3.64 million people using in 2007 when it was recorded into the Guinness World Records. Despite the size of Shinjuku Station, it is relatively easy to navigate as there are many signs in English, almost as many as there are in Japanese. Shinjuku Station has interconnecting halls and tunnels to five other train stations. Knowing where one station ends and other begins can be a challenge. The station features 36 platforms.

    While most of the train services using the station are standard mass transit trains, there are a few exceptions. The most important of these to visitors to Tokyo is the Narita Express which services Narita International Airport. Other key tourist services include the Tobu Railway service to Nikko and Kinugawa Onsen. Plus the JR services for Matsumoto and Kofu.

    Shinjuku Station Odakyu Section Western Exit

    Shinjuku Station Odakyu Section Western Exit


    Shinjuku Station Lines

    JR East

    Almost half the passenger movements are on the JR East Lines.

    • Chuo Main Line (Limited Express)
    • Chuo Rapid Line
    • Chuo Sobu Line
    • Shonan-Shinjuku Line
    • Saikyo Line
    • Yamanote Line

    Tokyo Metro

    • Marunochi Line

    Toei Subway

    • Toei Shinjuku Line
    • Toei Oedo Line

    Odakyu Electric Railway

    • Odakyu Odawara Line

    Keio Corporation

    • Keio Line
    • Keio New Line
    Shinjuku Station - Keio Department Store 7391

    Shinjuku Station – Keio Department Store

    Inter-connected Train Stations

    These train stations are directly connected via underground tunnels and hall ways.

    • NIshi-Shinjuku Station
    • Seibu Shinjuku Station
    • Shinjuku-nishiguchi Station
    • Shinjuku-sanchome Station
    • Tochomae Station

    Shinjuku Station Retail Facilities

    There is a very substantial retail presents in the station including many department stores and shopping centres.

    Department Stores

    Shopping Centres

    • Keio Mall
    • Lumine 1
    • Lumine 2
    • Odakyu Ace
    • Metro Promenade (directly connect to the station, but not technically in it)
    Shinjuku Station Lumine 2 & Flags from JR rail tracks

    Shinjuku Station Lumine 2 & Flags from JR rail tracks

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    1. Craig Fryer Post authorShinjuku Station
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      Shinjuku Station is an incredibly impressive transport hub. This one station handles more passengers in one day than many city train networks handle in a day. This feat is even more impressive given how many other major train stations there are in Tokyo.

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