Tasha's Oriental Journey
After lunch the two of us went to Shinjuku to look around the shops and see all the NEON lights!!! Reminded me a bit of Picadilly Circus, and is the Japanese answer to Time Square, methinks. Actually, I think there's a sign up somewhere in Shinjuku saying that... There were lots and LOTS of people there, a LOT of noise, LOADS of tourists (including me for, yes, I am indeed a tourist!), and loads of people selling their wares in the street (mostly food). There were a lot of elecrical shops in the area of Shinjuku that we saw, but Shinjuku is meant to be very popular with young people. There are a lot of restaurants and bars and things, and young people 'go there to have a good time.' I've been advised to go there again, just for the experience! I think Shinjuku is an outsider's stereotypical view of Tokyo, which is not necessarily a bad thing... but the Japanese I've spoken to who live around Ikebukuro don't like going to Shinjuku much, because it's so busy. Worse than Oxford Street in the sales, I'd say! ARGH!!!