Shinjuku Station is the world’s busiest public transit station. With numerous train, subway, and public transportation lines, it is easy to become confused about changing trains. In this article, we explain the transfer process for each line.
Offering established department stores and gigantic fashion buildings, Kabukicho and the lively nightlife area of Golden Gai, Shinjuku draws in visitors day and night.
Its starting point is Shinjuku Station, the station with the largest number of daily passengers in the world. As it is one of the must-visit spots in Tokyo, you’ll be amazed to find out how complicated the station is with all the lines and routes available for use. However, don’t worry! This complexity baffles people who live in Japan as well.
This article aims to help guide beginners and those using Shinjuku Station for the first time. We explain how to change trains and subway trains at JR Shinjuku Station so that you won’t feel or get lost.
The Odakyu Line is very useful if you’re going to Hakone. If you ride Odakyu Romance Car, it’ll take around one hour and 30 minutes to reach the very entrance to Hakone sightseeing (Hakone-Yumoto Station (2,280 yen)).
Without using the Odakyu Romance Car, you can get to the closest station to Enoshima, Katase-Enoshima Station (about one hour and 10 minutes, 630 yen). You can also travel to Shimo-Kitazawa Station (about 10 minutes, 160 yen) without having to transfer trains.
If you’ve already passed the ticket gate and left the inner zone, and you need to buy a paper ticket for the Odakyu Line, you should go to the west gate (nishiguchi). When you pass the ticket gate, you’ll notice large stairs and an escalator next to the Odakyu AZUR store. Climb up those stairs.
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