Shinjuku: The beast and the heart of Tokyo

When I arrived to Shinjuku for the very first time, I got lost and I almost ended up crying in one of its corners, as I am houkouonchi, which means literally “person with no sense of direction” (方向音痴 ほうこうおんち)I still hopeless to find my way around this big city.

But if you survive your very 1st day in Shinjuku, the beast and the heart of Tokyo, then you can rest assure that you will survive anywhere else in the world.

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Shinjuku is at first overwhelming and scary, but with time, it opens its arms to you

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And it can even become your friend and protector, if we give it time. Just a little bit of time.

Originally published at consult-culture.com on November 2, 2017.

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