December 26, 2007

Off to Shinjuku in Tokyo, Japan

The Gaijin Guide travels to Shinjuku and Kabuki Cho.
Come take a look at Japan and its urban metropolis.

Shinjuku (新宿区) is home to the world's busiest railway station (seeing over 2 million passengers a day), some of Tokyo's tallest buildings, and the Metropolitan Government Office, which has two observation floors that offer stunning views of the metropolis and are free to the public. Other notable sights and stops in this ward are the gigantic department and discount electronic stores including Yodobashi Camera. Also located right around Shinjuku Station is KabukiCho.

Kabukicho (歌舞伎町) is a red-light district, which houses many hostess bars, host bars, and love hotels. It is also a major shopping, restaurant, and nightclub area as well. The district's name comes plans to build a kabuki theater on is present spot in the late-1940s. Though the theater was never built, the name stuck.

December 16, 2007

To the Top of Kyoto Station

Here is the next video in the Gaijin Guide series. I climb to the top of Kyoto Station and give a little commentary along the way. More videos to come now that we have reached Christmas break and maybe even a new podcast. Enjoy and shoot me an email at gaijinguide[at]gmail[dot]com if you have any requests or comments.


December 7, 2007

In the not too distant future

With the Christmas break comes free time, and I will finally be able to post some of the videos and pictures of my time in Japan やった!If you are interested in some of my previous work check out my youtube channel and my flickr account.

Also just an FYI, I applied for JET this year. Lets keep our collective fingers crossed and hope that I will be back in Japan in under a year.