Woohoo, still motivated to write more about my Japan trip. Here’s the fourth day, Shinjuku.
Today’s destination is Shinjuku, the red-light district of Japan. My experiences in Shinjuku can really be split into a dichotomy of day and night. During the day, there are many sights to see, including parks, museums, buildings (Shinjuku has Tokyo’s largest concentration of skyscrapers). It’s a busy place where you will see businessmen coming and going all the time. Compared with other places in Tokyo, it’s definitely not as tourist-friendly, but I would still recommend visiting. The day is nice, but the night is where things really starts happening. At around 7pm or so, pimps will start to roam the streets, drunk people will increase in number as the night goes on, and even fights would start to break out randomly. I never been to any other red-light districts before so I don’t know how crazy Shinjuku is in comparison, but there are definitely lots of things going on. There are also gangs and triads, so be careful when you go.