Top Tips

Even Tokyoites get confused in Shinjuku Station. While it might seem natural to just go with the flow, your battle begins as soon as you exit the train: make sure you pick the right stairs leading to the right exit for your intended destination; otherwise you could wind up on the other side of the neighbourhood, having to circumnavigate the massive train station. The same goes for Ikebukuro, which is arguably worse: though less crowded, the signage is less consistent.