- Encounters with locals
- Off the beaten track
5 / 5 - One review
How to get there
20 km from Tokyo airport by taxi
When to go
All year round
Less than a day
I really loved the colours of Shinjuku. You'll see them everywhere, from the advertising hoardings to the skyscrapers or even on the vending machines! It is exactly what you'd expect to see in Tokyo during a trip to Japan.
Yet, the fragile border between tradition and modernity is still apparent. In parallel to the effervescence of the avenues are the small streets, where you can still see the tangle of electrical wiring and typical bars – where the Japanese might invite you to come in for a glass of sake. In any case, the contrast of Shinjuku really struck me!
A few tips: try not to get lost in the endless flow of passengers from Shinjuku station and don't hesitate to take a shortcut by entering a building at random!