Weekly Photo Challenge. Angular in Shinjuku,Tokyo.

1-Rae&Stu2 181When we stayed in Shinjuku, 新宿駅, Tokyo, we were often disoriented, especially when returning from Shinjuku station to our hotel. If we didn’t leave from the same exit each time, the sky was full of angular buildings that we hadn’t noticed before. Lost again!

1-Rae&Stu2 178There are 200 exits in Shinjuku Station and they all look the same. This underground world sees 3 to 4 million people pass through it daily. No one rushes, there are no loud noises or cell phone conversations.  The system works efficiently and smoothly.

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Exiting upwards into the modern angular world of Shinjuku, it’s colourful, vibrant, busy and often bewildering.

13 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge. Angular in Shinjuku,Tokyo.”

    1. No allowed in trains or stations. Silently listening with devices or texting is common. It is considered very rude. So after a bit of training around in Japan, it was quite awful to return to loud Melbournians shouting in trams and trains.


  1. Can you imagine the culture shock I used to get when I returned to Melbourne from Tokyo?! I used to hate getting on the train and hearing everyone talking on their phones – and eating in public eugh!!! Now I’m in Shanghai and the culture shocks are totally different.


    1. Hi Nancy, yes, I can imagine your life is full of these culture shocks. It is hard to explain to others how totally courteous and mobile free are the trains of Tokyo. It can be crowded but everyone seems respectful and mindful of their own space, including aural space. The noises and the eating on public transport here is so annoying.
      I am sure that the shock is equally ( in a different way) shocking coming back from Shanghai. I experienced the trains in Chengdu ( small by comparison) and they were good- the system was impressive. Orderly queues, new trains, no gjavascript:void(0)raffiti, polite passengers etc.


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