Explore 4 ways to travel

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Subway, Metro  •  41 min

  1. Take the subway from Higashi-Shinjuku to Ueno-Okachimachi Toei Subway Oedo
  2. Take the Metro from Naka-Okachimachi to Minowa Tokyo Metro Hibiya

$3 - $4

3 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Shin-Okubo to Uguisudani JR Yamanote

$3 - $5

Taxi  •  10 min

  1. Take a taxi from Shinjuku to Yoshiwara 7.1 miles

$40 - $55

Drive  •  10 min

  1. Drive from Shinjuku to Yoshiwara 7.1 miles

$1 - $2

What companies run services between Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan and Yoshiwara, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan?

Japan Railways (JR) operates a train from Shinjuku to Yoshiwara every 5 minutes. Tickets cost $3 - $5 and the journey takes 43 min.

Train operators
Tokyo Metro
Subway from Naka-Okachimachi to Minowa
Ave. Duration
6 min
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
Japan Railways (JR)
Other operators
Taxi from Shinjuku to Yoshiwara
Ave. Duration
10 min
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Tokyo MK Taxi
+81 3-5547-5551
+81 3-3814-1111
Nihon Kotsu Taxi
+81 3-5755-2336

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including How to get from Florence to Rome, What documents do I need to cross Niagara Falls? and Heading to Europe? Read this before you buy a Eurail Pass - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

Questions & Answers

The distance between Shinjuku and Yoshiwara is 8 km. The road distance is 11 km.

The cheapest way to get from Shinjuku to Yoshiwara is to drive which costs ¥130 - ¥190 and takes 10 min.

The quickest way to get from Shinjuku to Yoshiwara is to taxi which takes 10 min and costs ¥4700 - ¥6000.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Shin-Okubo and arriving at Uguisudani. Services depart every five minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 43 min.

It takes approximately 41 min to get from Shinjuku to Yoshiwara, including transfers.