Shinjuku is one Tokyo’s 23 special wards. It houses the busiest railway station of the world – Shinjuku station. It is also a major commercial and administrative center. The world Shinjuku in Kanji means “new inn” which pays homage to the districts origins. In the early Edo period, Shinjuku was a temporary resting place for travelers.
In 1604, five major roads were established and inns were placed around the roads to provide comfort and to alleviate the difficult journey of travelers. One of the areas were own by a Lord Naito, the area was then called Naito-Shinjuku. The place then became a major transportation hub during the Edo period. It also became a pleasure district because of the many working women in the inns. Eventually “Naito” was dropped from the designation and the area came to be known simply as Shinjuku.
Shinjuku began to develop to what it is today after the 1932 Great Kanto earthquake where most businesses relocate to Shinjuku to be on safer ground and to be near the expanding areas of the city. There are a lot of things to do in Shinjuku and it is highly advised to plan an itinerary first. Food is always one of the things to do that comes top to mind.
Before one might opt to go to fancy restaurants, Shinjuku’s street food is always something to try. Also, keep in mind that Shinjuku is the world’s busiest station, though, so avoid it during peak hours.
Where to Stay?
Finding a place to stay for a long term basis in Shinjuku is easy but the problem is that a lot of accommodations are already taken or you may need to travel from one place to another in order to just find a place to stay. If ever you can find one online, you still need to travel in order to settle the paperwork you need in order to stay in an apartment on a long term basis. However, it is easy to eliminate these problems with KaguAruoo.
KaguAruoo offers something that others do not have, a way for the landlords and the tenants to communicate and process transactions in the most convenient way. You can directly communicate with the landlord through their in-app messaging so having no Japanese contact number is not a problem. All transactions are also processed through the website such as the payment and the contract signing.
The website is also very foreigner-friendly as most of the landlords can also speak English and KaguAruoo itself have their own English Support Team. So if you are looking for an apartment to stay wherever in Japan, KaguAruoo is your place to go.