If you’re traveling to Tokyo and want to stay near the action, Shinjuku and Shibuya are two districts with plenty of hotel options. They are both pulsating and dynamic areas that house incredible shopping, entertainment, and of course, eats.
I stayed in Shinjuku during my last two visits to Tokyo because:
- the hotels are a bit cheaper than Shibuya’s
- parts are grittier than Shibuya, which I like
- it’s a transportation hub and the convenience can’t be beat
If you’re like me, you’d try your hardest to stay out late to fight the dreaded jetlag. After a night of bar hopping, you’ll need to eat something substantial to soak up the hard stuff.
On the flip side, despite your best efforts to catch some snooze, you might end up tossing and turning at 4AM and be hit with hunger pangs by 5AM.
Luckily in either situations, there are numerous restaurants that are open around the clock. So whether you’re wide eyed and ready to explore or are in need of a snack with your night cap, Shibuya’s got you covered.
Below are some of my favourite bites at 24 hour and late night restaurants. I didn’t provide specific names because it’s tough to explain how to find them amidst the maze. My point here isn’t to go to a specific spot either. Just explore, keep your eyes open, and go where it’s busiest. There’s no wrong way to do it.