[Feature] Sharing my trip to Shinjuku in Tokyo

In the summer of 2018, my friend came to Japan from Russia. Her name is Daria. She is a photographer and she is also a model. We visited and photographed popular tourist spots in Tokyo, such as Shinjuku(新宿) and Asakusa(浅草).

In this article, I will introduce the tourist spots in Japan that I visited with Daria, and show the recommended sightseeing way in Tokyo.

Shinjuku / 新宿 / しんじゅく

Shinjuku is one of the most chaotic cities in Japan. Kabukicho is one of Japan’s leading entertainment districts. There is also Yakuza. Shinjuku has the restaurant where you can enjoy a meal while watching a mysterious robot dance. Businessman sleeping at subway station. but on the other hand, the city has a beautiful observatory with a panoramic view of Tokyo.

[Robot Restaurant]

It became famous for its “comprehensive work cost of 10 billion yen” and the female-type robot “Roboko” Currently, it has grown into a monster entertainment show that welcomes 200,000 foreign visitors to Japan annually. Katy Perry and Ariana Grande visited here.

Address: 〒160-0021 Tokyo, Shinjuku City, Kabukicho, 1 Chome−7−7 新宿ロボットビル B2F http://www.shinjuku-robot.com/

[the Yakuza themed video game]

龍が如く(Like a Dragon) : [Yakuza] is an action-adventure video game developed and published by Sega for the PlayStation 2. It was released in 2005 in Japan and in September 2006 elsewhere. The story follows Kazuma Kiryu, a yakuza member who spent ten years in jail for a crime he did not commit. This game is very popular in Japan. The place “Kamuro-cho” (神室-町) that appears in this game was created with the image of “Kabuki-cho” (歌舞伎-町) in Shinjuku.

[Izakaya restaurant]

An izakaya is a type of informal Japanese bar that serves alcoholic drinks and snacks. Izakayas are casual places for after-work drinking. They have been compared to Irish pubs, tapas bars, and early American saloons and taverns.

A Beginner’s Guide to the Japanese Izakaya

Japanese often drink with colleagues after work, This culture is called “drinking party”(nomi-kai/飲み会)Traditionally you can’t refuse if you are invited by the boss. But harassment is regulated these days, so I’m rarely invited. 

Daria and I went to a restaurant in Kabukicho. It was a very unique restaurant. You can eat scorpions and larvae. We of course tried.

Shanghai Xiaochi : 1 Chome-3-10 Kabukicho, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0021

In the next article, I will introduce Asakusa

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