8 Easy-to-Use Internet Cafes Near Shinjuku Station

Located in the center of Tokyo, Shinjuku has long been known as an entertainment district. As new facilities like the Shinjuku Bus Terminal appear, the area continues to grow. There are several Internet cafes in the neighborhood's confines, all with fully equipped facilities. While free (non-alcoholic) drinks and communal showers have become commonplace, there are even some spots that go the extra mile with locked private rooms, which are perfect for security.

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1. Booth Net Cafe and Capsule  [Kabuki-cho]

Located in Kabuki-cho, Booth Net Cafe is only a 5-minute walk from the East Exit of Shinjuku Station. It features a clean, stylishly decorated environment that is welcoming, even to solo travellers. It also doubles as a capsule hotel where you can spend the night.

You can choose between open space seating and private booths with reclining chairs. There is also an unlimited supply of manga for you to read. It's worth noting that this is one of the internet cafes with a no-smoking policy, though there is still a section available for smokers that is firmly partitioned. 

 

[About Booth Net Cafe and Capsule]

Opening Hours: Open 24 hours

Price/fee: From 250 yen for 30 minutes

Access: Around a 2-minute walk from Seibu Shinjuku Station
Around a 5-minute walk from the East Exit of Shinjuku Station

Address: 7F, 1-15-5, Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo  東京都新宿区歌舞伎町1-15-5 7Fフロント (Google Map)

HP: www.booth-netcafe.com/english/English_top.html#top (English)

HP: www.booth-netcafe.com/ (Japanese)

 

2. Customa Cafe Kabuki-cho Branch [Kabuki-cho]

Customa Cafe is a large scale internet cafe offering 140 private booths for your relaxation. There is also a women-only floor, so it's very secure. 

As Customa does not charge a membership fee and offers showers and washing machines, it's become quite popular with travelers. You can even rent an iPad for free, or chow down on spaghetti and other meals from their menu. There are also vending machines and microwaves, while the surrounding neighborhood, of course, has plenty of restaurants and bars.

[About Customa Cafe Kabuki-cho Branch]

Opening Hours: Open 24 hours

Price/fee: (Weekdays) Men: 210 yen for 30 minutes, Women: 110 yen for 30 minutes
(National Holidays) Men: 310 yen for 30 minutes, Women: 210 yen for 30 minutes

Access: Around a 2-minute walk from Seibu Shinjuku Station
Around a 5-minute walk from the East Exit of Shinjuku Station

Address: 7F, No. 2 Toa Kaikan Bldg., 1-21-1, Kabuki-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo  東京都新宿区歌舞伎町1-21-1第二東亜会館ビル 7F (Google Map)

HP: rakutama.com/en/shop_kabukicho.html (English)

HP: rakutama.com/shop_c_kabuki.html (Japanese)

3. Manboo Shinjuku Main Branch  [Shinjuku San-chome]

This Internet cafe is conveniently located a mere 1 minute walk away from Exit A1 of Shinjuku-sanchome Station. It is also close to the Shinjuku Bus Teminal. You'll find it by walking down Koshu Kai-do Avenue towards Otsuka Kagu. Be on the lookout for the unagi (eel) restaurant with a yellow sign, Noboritei, and you'll find this cafe in the same building. The entrance is quite narrow, but inside, it's clean and spacious.

 

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You'll be surprised to hear that this cafe also features its own nail salon! They'll even massage your nails, and it is a highly recommend treatment. It's a fairly recently opened establishment, so all the facilities are new and clean.

[About Manboo Main Shinjuku Branch]

Opening Hours: Open 24 hours

Price/fee: (Weekdays) Men from 200 yen, Women from 100 yen
(National Holidays) Men from 300 yen, Women from 200 yen

Access: Around a 2-minute walk from Exit C1 of Shinjuku-sanchome Station
Around a 3-minute walk from the South East Exit of Shinjuku Station

Address: B1F - B2F, Matsui Bldg., 3-32-10, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 東京都新宿区新宿3-32-10 松井ビルB1・B2F

HP: www.manboo.co.jp/shop/shop2.php?act=0431 (Japanese Only)

4. Manboo Kabuki-cho Branch [Kabuki-cho]

Manboo Kabuki-cho Branch was renovated at the end of 2016, and is now fit entirely with private booths. The basement floor of the establishment has also been converted to a women-only floor, so you'll feel secure even when visiting alone. Women also have the option of paying a reasonable 100 yen for a short 30-minute stay!

While shampoo and towels will incur a charge, the showers themselves are free to use. There are 6 convenient Manboo locations in Shinjuku alone. This particular location is in the famous neighborhood of Kabuki-cho.  It can be found on the right-hand side of Ichiban Street (Ichiban-gai), immediately after entering the district. 

[About Manboo Kabuki-cho Branch]

Opening Hours: Open 24 hours

Price/fee: (Weekdays) Men from 200 yen, Women from 100 yen
(National Holidays) Men from 300 yen, Women from 200 yen

Access: Around a 2-minute walk from the South Exit of Seibu Shinjuku Station
Around a 5-minute walk from the East Exit of Shinjuku Station

Address: 1-18-3, Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo  東京都新宿区歌舞伎町1-18-3 (Google Map)

HP: manboo.co.jp/shop/shop2.php?act=0633 (Japanese Only)

5. Aprecio Shinjuku Hygeia Branch [Kabuki-cho]

Seibu Shinjuku Station is the nearest station to this cafe, at only a 2-minute walk away. The cafe is located in the same building as the large Okubo Hospital. It is located in one of the quieter corners of Shinjuku, with a park nearby. Inside the facility, you'll enjoy not only access to Internet terminals and manga, but also billiard tables and dart boards.

Seating includes group rooms big enough for 2 people or more, a women-only area, massage chairs, sofas, and more. The drink bar is all-you-can-drink, and the surrounding building is pleasant-looking with clean and attractive stores. The shop's wide selection of picture books, in addition to manga, is another unique feature.

[About Aprecio Shinjuku Hygiea Branch]

Opening Hours: Open 24 hours

Price/fee: Membership Fee: 290 yen
Open Seating: 190 yen per 30 minutes
Booths and Amusement Seats: 290 yen per 30 minutes

Access: Around a 2-minute walk from the North Exit of Seibu Shinjuku Station
Around a 5-minute walk from Shinjuku-nishiguchi Station
Around a 7-minute walk from the East Exit of Shinjuku Station

Address: B1F, Hygiea Building, 2-44-1, Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 東京都新宿区歌舞伎町2-44-1 ハイジアビルB1  (Google Map)

HP: www.aprecio.co.jp/shop/shinjuku/?o= (Japanese Only)

6. Manga Net-Kan Nishi Shinjuku Branch (Shinjuku Nishiguchi)

Located in the alley behind Soccer Shop KAMO, Manga Net-Kan is near Shinjuku's high-rise district. It is in a neighborhood that is full of electronics manufacturers and is closer to the older Shinjuku atmosphere. Old-fashioned izakaya (Japanese pubs) are especially plentiful.

Prices at the cafe are reasonable, while the space is divided into smoking and non-smoking areas. They also run regular discount campaigns, so if you time your visit right, you might be able to save money. Either way, it's one of the more affordable places to pass the night until morning.

[About Manga Net-Kan Nishi Shinjuku Branch]

Opening Hours: Open 24 hours

Price/fee: From 194 yen

Access:  Around a 5-minute walk from the West Exit of Shinjuku Station

Address: Nishi Shinjuku B&V Bldg., 1-19-14, Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo  東京都新宿区西新宿1-19-14 西新宿B&Vビル (Google Map)

HP: manganet-kan.jp/sp/nishishinjuku/ (Japanese Only)

7. Grand Cyber Cafe Bagus Shinjuku Branch [Kabuki-cho]

Bagus Shinjuku is located in the center of Kabuki-cho, situated in a building across from Toho Cinemas. The cafe is on the fourth floor. A branch of Customa Cafe is in the same building on the seventh floor.

The cafe is fit with a clean, luxurious interior. The clientele is said to be of a comparatively higher age group, so an emphasis is placed on comfort and a relaxing atmosphere. In addition to the usual drink bar choices, they also have an expresso bar. Seating is divided between flat mats, reclining chairs, sofas, and more. There are also separate sections for smokers and non-smokers.

[About Grand Cyber Cafe Bagus Shinjuku Branch]

Opening Hours: Open 24 hours

Price/fee: Men from 175 yen, Women from 100 yen

Access: Around a 5-minute walk from the East Exit of Shinjuku Station
Around a 4-minute walk from Exit B13 of Shinjuku-sanchome Station

Address: 4F, No. 2 Toa Kaikan, 1-21-1, Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo  東京都新宿区歌舞伎町1-21-1 第二東亜会館4F (Google Map)

HP: www.bagus-99.com/shops/gcc_shinjuku/ (Japanese Only)

8. Grand Cyber Cafe Bagus Shinjuku Nishiguchi Branch [Shinjuku Nishiguchi]

This internet cafe has an inconspicuous entrance on a narrow side street off Yasukuni Street (Yasukuni-dori). It is a convenient distance from not only the West Exit of Shinjuku Station, but also from the East Exit.

The interior of the cafe is low lit and fit with luxurious furniture, creating a quiet, stylish environment. There are many different types of drinks, as well as all-you-can-eat vanilla and chocolate ice-cream. You'll also be happy to hear that the space is divided into smoking and non-smoking areas.

 

[About Grand Cyber Cafe Bagus Shinjuku Nishiguchi Branch]

Opening Hours: Open 24 hours

Price/fee: (Open Seating) From 145 yen
(Private Booths) From 195 yen

Access: Around a 2-minute walk from West Exit of Shinjuku Station
Right by Exit D2 of Shinjuku-nishiguchi Station

Address: Shinagawa Station Bldg., 1-3-3, Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 東京都新宿区西新宿1-3-3 品川ステーションビル7F   (Google Map)

HP: www.bagus-99.com/shops/gcc_shinjuku_nishiguchi/ (Japanese Only)

 

Most of the internet cafes in Shinjuku are located in lively spots near the station. If you're visiting Japan for the first time, try a cafe among the astonishing scenery of the Kabuki-cho neighborhood, or find a location that is best suited to your travel schedule.

The information in this article is accurate at the time of publication.

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