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Japan Tokyo Shinjuku Neon

7 March 2012

Around Shinjuku

I must have got less sleep than I thought because by around 5pm local time I felt exhausted.
However that shouldnt prevent a good 3 hour walk in the evening. I did however decide to stay around the Shinjuku and Kabukicho area where my hotel is situated, in case I fell asleep whilst walking or something.

The neon does indeed seem to be less than it was pre tsunami, theres a great youtube clip of a timelapse taken continusouly before and after the tsunami. And in writing that and looking for the youtube, I just realised I am here for the 1st anniversary on Sunday.

The infamous maid trade must suffer in winter, they still stand on corners and hand out vouchers to 50 year old salarymen who might like to be fed a crepe by a 15 year old, but its probably not as easy to make a sale when they are wearing a full length coat, hat and gloves.

Too tired to type much more!

Japan-Tokyo-Shinjuku-Neon - Yes, this is less neon than I remember, but still sufficient to be able to hand shoot with a camera at night at fairly low iso.

Yes, this is less neon than I remember, but still sufficient to be able to hand shoot with a camera at night at fairly low iso.


Japan-Tokyo-Shinjuku-Neon - This is a movie poster, there appears to be a movie coming starring baby pandas. Perhaps 51 of them. I couldnt find details on imdb.

This is a movie poster, there appears to be a movie coming starring baby pandas. Perhaps 51 of them. I couldnt find details on imdb.


Japan-Tokyo-Shinjuku-Neon - Redundant neon photo.

Redundant neon photo.


Japan-Tokyo-Shinjuku-Neon - This is the Kabukicho red light district. I am a bit early to see all the yakuza boys missing their little fingers standing around hassling Japanese m

This is the Kabukicho red light district. I am a bit early to see all the yakuza boys missing their little fingers standing around hassling Japanese men. They seem to leave westerners alone (unlike the Nigerians that run Roppongi).


Japan-Tokyo-Shinjuku-Neon - A line up totally consisting of young girls. Perhaps Super Junior are appearing. Actually nearby there was a giant screen on a corner playing a new re

A line up totally consisting of young girls. Perhaps Super Junior are appearing. Actually nearby there was a giant screen on a corner playing a new release blu ray by Japanese boy band, GLAY. That is really their name, its both racist and homophobic.


Japan-Tokyo-Shinjuku-Neon - This is just a random shop that sells nothing except violins. Theres many levels of violins.

This is just a random shop that sells nothing except violins. Theres many levels of violins.


Japan-Tokyo-Shinjuku-Neon - My dinner, is Korean food. It was pretty small, but thats ok, I intend to eat a lot of junk food.

My dinner, is Korean food. It was pretty small, but thats ok, I intend to eat a lot of junk food.


Japan-Tokyo-Shinjuku-Neon - Beard papa! Apparently they started in Osaka, so I might go to the original store on the weekend. Freshly made giant profitteroles filled with cold cu

Beard papa! Apparently they started in Osaka, so I might go to the original store on the weekend. Freshly made giant profitteroles filled with cold custard whilst you wait.


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