New York Bar パークハイアット東京ニューヨークバー
Get lost with a purpose at one of the most iconic bars in film
Since its prominent role in the Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson film "Lost in Translation" (2003), the New York Bar at Shinjuku's Park Hyatt Hotel has become legendary for its view, ambiance and world-class jazz. This is the place to go for special nights with special people.
- Great jazz by international masters
- Amazing views, especially at night
- The LIT cocktail, an original concoction named after the movie
How to Get There
Shinjuku Station is the closest JR station to the bar, and Tochomae Station on the Tokyo Oedo Line is also close.
The New York Bar is in the Park Hyatt Tokyo , one of Japan's most luxurious international hotels, and is located in the Shinjuku Park Tower. The hotel is a 10-minute walk from Shinjuku Station. There are also shuttle buses from Shinjuku L-Tower Building.
All that jazz
The New York Bar is often called one of the world's best bars. Some of the reasons why include its selection of premium whiskeys, original and classic cocktails, and one of the country's largest selections of American wines. While you're not likely to see Scarlett Johansson sitting at the bar, you will hear world-class jazz from some of Japan's best musicians and internationally renowned artists.
Though it is most famous as the setting for most of the core story of "Lost in Translation," the ambience of New York Bar owes more to James Bond than Bill Murray.
The sunsets and nightscapes were what made the bar a spectacular location for the film's director, Sofia Coppola. Coppola used as little lighting as possible apart from the bar's natural light. While this made the shooting itself difficult, in real life you won't need any specialized equipment to take it all in.
Luxury comes at a price
You will, however, need to spend a bit. The music charge, aged whiskeys and premium wines will add up. But the memories are priceless. Sitting by the window, watching the sunset, with the silhouette of Mt. Fuji ushering in a beautiful and romantic evening, the cool jazz will remind you that love and youth are in your heart.
Exploring the Shinjuku neonscape
During the day, the nearby Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) building is not only a government office, but has some great art and two lofty observation decks. A peaceful stroll through Shinjuku Central Park, right next door to the TMG , is a great afternoon excursion. Shinjuku is a lively place at night, with plenty of bars, restaurants and people watching.