When getting to know a new city (especially when that city’s in another language), it’s important to develop a series of landmarks to find your way around and back.
Here are the landmarks I’ve been using:
When meeting new people here and they ask where I live I ask the following two questions: do you know where the “finger” is, or do you know where the Khan Motel (a love motel) is?
Posted previously, my local Daiso intersects the main road that my school’s on and “bar street.”
To get to school and back I look for the following.