I took a walk around Kabukicho, Shinjuku in the evening. Shinjuku Station is always packed with people coming and going, and the kabukicho area picks up a lot of traffic from people going to restaurants, clubs, love hotels and more.
A little bit of cosplay material on sale here. What is your pick?
Shinjuku Station in the background, an extremely busy place on any day, and very easy to get lost if you dont know where you are going.
In front of Shinjuku Station, next to Studio Alta.
This fruit store has been here for years and still doing a good business. Great location at the top of the street just before you hit the station.
Lots of people heading down towards the main Kabukicho area.
A few Rilakkuma and friends camping out in the game centre.
The street looks pale in the contrast of the sky and office buildings.
Quite a few of the Shinjuku streets are off limits to cars. Some are too narrow, others designated as pedestrian only.
Some rakugama udon.
So many great side streets to discover in Kabukicho. You can always be surprised by what you will find down these streets.
Rilakkuma looks like he is doing some part time work here attracting people to the game centre.
The old Koma gekijo which is being pulled down and rebuilt.
Lots of development getting set to happen in this area. Koma gekijo, hotels and movie cinemas all closing down to make way for bigger things.
There are quite a few host clubs in this area and some magazines which highlight the best clubs to go to.
Fresh seafood here is supplied direct to the close by restaurants. At the end of the day the cleanup takes place.
A colorful baseball batting centre. I used to go here about 20 years ago for a hit.
There are lots of love hotels at the back end of kabukicho as well. Many are looking a bit old, but there are some new ones around also.
A mixture of old neon signs and a few new ones. One of the side streets in Shinjuku.
The signs all look so colorful, competing with each other to pull in the crowds.
So many side streets, all with different offerings. Kabukicho has quite a lot of adult service stores, and many can be found in this area.
Horumon restaurant. Just what you need for a night out in Shinjuku.
Back on the main road, Yasukuni dori, the traffic rolls past all the bright lights.
The Shinjuku neon glows bright.
Time to relax and sit down for a coffee and crepe.
A nice looking crepe cafe on one of the streets.
Pasta-kan okonomiyaki, Ducky Duck and coffee. Which one to choose?
Kaiten sushi. One of the places I used to visit a lot when I first came to Japan.
Great kaiten sushi place. I have not been recently, but used to go here a lot many years ago. Still looks the same as when I first visited over 20 years ago.
Looks like a store that has been around for a while, serving sukiyaki and fugu.
Lots of people on the street whether it be morning or night, Shinjuku is always alive.
Up in front of the station area again looking back down towards Shinjuku 3-chome and beyond. The sky looks great. ^^
Studio Alta used to be THE meeting place in Shinjuku. Not sure where people are meeting these days. Anyone have some good Shinjuku meeting places?
The undercover area of Shinjuku station is one long corridor of platform stairs. Lots of people, signs and movement. Watch out in rush hour.
Some people coming, others going. Always plenty of action at Shinjuku Station.
A look out at Studio Alta from the platform while waiting for the Yamanote train back to Shibuya.