Last year we started seasonal photowalks around Tokyo to show you what it looks like in the Summer and Winter - this should give you a better idea of what to wear and what you can expect to see in the boiling heat or freezing cold on your visit.
Today we take a look at what the Shinjuku area looks like in the boiling heat this year and covers the West and East side of JR Shinjuku station. We cover the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, Lammtarra, Sega Game Center, Kabukicho, Moa Street, Pachinko center, Kinokuniya, Shinjuku Street, Bicqlo, Wald 9 Cinema, Shinjuku Gyoen Park, Yodobashi Camera, Omoide Yokocho and other various shops in the area.
First photo is of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building - will take a look from the top later in this post.
Moe-characters being used on Kyabakura signboards. Not all in Kabukicho is hanky panky - many of it is hostess bars where you sit with a lady who talks with you. You need to buy her drinks though - lots of it.
The Shinjuku Gyoen situated on the east side of Shinjuku station is a home to Japanese gardens and traditional tea rooms. A lovely place to getaway from the hustle n bustle of Shinjuku's concrete maze.
"CHIKAN DESU!" shouts the lady to alert the presence of a groper caught in the act.
"Chikan" means "Pervert" - specifically one that gropes women. I have not seen any but seems that this is a problem in Japan due to the amount of Anti Pervert posters up n about ><
What would you do (or have done) when you spot a groper?
More places to visit listed up in the Places to Visit in Japan post and below.
if you are visiting Tokyo in the Summer then check out the following photo posts.
And if you are visiting during the Winter then check out the following photo posts.