Set in the bustling Shinjuku Ward, Shinjuku Electric Street, or Shinjuku Denki-gai as it’s known locally, is the famous electronics street of Shinjuku Ward. The perfect spot for a tech-lover wanting to enjoy some Tokyo shopping, the sheer number of shops and products here have made this street a Tokyo attraction in its own right.
With its origins in the Edo period, Shinjuku has grown over the years through the development of the rail network. With the arrival of government and corporate offices, the commercial side of Shinjuku has also grown. The collection of electronics stores on Shinjuku Electric Street has steadily increased over the years. As other retailers moved out and electronic retailers took over, the street developed into a specific thoroughfare for electronic goods.
Local and internationally known brands alike can be found here, from PCs, laptops, phones and cameras to large appliances and the uniquely Japanese gadgets you won’t find anywhere else. Even the food is given an electric spin at the nearby Shinjuku Robot Restaurant.