Shinjuku is so mind-blowingly complicated that I get lost each and every time I go there. Despite extensive navigational preparation, GPS, Google Maps, etc., Shinjuku beats me every time. You have my heartfelt respect if you can successfully navigate Shinjuku.
You may wonder why I don't just ask for directions or hop in a taxi. I'm a man, so I will do no such thing! That would be admitting defeat.
Prepare for a whirlwind tour of the year covering my favorite Japanese holidays. I enjoy the not-working, eating, and getting drunk aspects; but complain about the having to buy and do stuff. Special thanks to the listener that suggested this topic.
My daughter's kindergarten class acted out the traditional Japanese folktale "Urashima Taro." Finding the story quite dark and disturbing, I provide my characteristic misinformed opinions and skewed judgements.