I loved staying in Shinjuku during my time in Tokyo. Every night we'd get to wander through all this! I imagine that it is a great place for night life - that side of it was completely wasted on us! My sister and I aren't big drinkers plus I love sight seeing so we never had a night out around here, definitely next time! The main reason I chose to stay in Shinjuku is because of its location to all the sights I wanted to see - being close to Shinjuku Station makes things much more convenient when traveling around Tokyo and it is very important to pick accommodation that will make traveling easier for you because Tokyo is HUGE!
Above is the Kabukicho Gate. Kabukicho is the red light district but you are not going to get any trouble around here unless you go looking for it, it was like any other busy city street made to look like Blade Runner! :D
We caught the famous Golden Gai before business started one evening as well as a quick picture of Omoide Yokocho, Piss Alley, first thing in the morning. I would have loved to try out Yakitori at one of these places but like I said earlier because we don't drink much or smoke at all these sorts of places are lost on us.
Do you see the Godzilla? We had amazing dry weather for most of our time there but don't be afraid of a little rain, it really puts Tokyo in an amazing light!