Tokyo. Tokyo. Tokyo. it’s like you could not get enough of Tokyo, because there are so many places to explore. Even me, spending nearly five days there, have to really allocated my time so i could explore Tokyo (and ofcourse I failed to really follow my perfectionist hope of actually exploring Tokyo to the fullest.
Here’s where I ended up actually going and my sneezes about them 😉
1. Harajuku -Takeshita Dori
Takeshita Dori is the most famous street in harajuku. and for a good reason too. It was so lively there, the stores line up on the sides of this street, you could easily spend your day here without getting bored (in fact, you need one day to really explore all the shops here)
Ofcourse there’s more in Harajuku than takeshita dori (before i came here i thought Takeshita dori is harajuku) but i ended up only spending my day at takeshita dori.
the shops here are very cute and they offer a lot of discounts. some of the things offered here are quite pricey (in comparison to my hometown, Bandung). however, as i later discover, rather than some other shopping area, Takeshita street is actually not so expensive.
what you must do in Takeshita street, Harajuku :
- try the street foods (especially the chou on my picture above)
- try purikura! it’s only 400 yen (if i’m not mistaken)
- take the map in front of the gate, it helps a lot!
Shibuya has made quite a reputation with its Shibuya Crossing, the bussiest crossing in Japan, if not the world. and it’s a must visit if you come to Tokyo.
Shibuya 109 is a mall full of fashion items for women. it’s special for women (and there is now shibuya 109 men, for men, duh)
The loft is kinda a DIY store and it has like several floor and is very interesting, but i didn’t get to explore all the things there since i was so tired and my feet is all swelled up.
but my sister did and she said it was full of all sort of things from stationery to make up, but it’s quite pricey too.
Oh! i nearly forgot, for dinner we went to Alice in wonderland Cafe and it was so amazingly concepted. (perhaps i’ll dedicated a special post just for alice)
- buy cute socks!
- visit disney store!
- visit alice in wonderland cafe (or other concept cafe!
from what i read online, shimokitazawa is a growing neighborhood near shibuya. i also find that shimokitazawa got featured at vogue.com as the world’s coolest neighborhoods, so i just got to visit!
sadly i got there a bit late , around 8 i think, and the stores there are mostly closed, but from what i see, shops in shimo are more in vintage fashion side and is very interesting, the area and the shops are very cute and i could imagine how lively it would be if i got there earlier.
i think i didn’t even have to suggest you this but, if you come to tokyo, go to shimokitazawa!
so harajuku, shibuya, shimokitazawa is all in one area. if you have time you could also visit omotesando and shinjuku which are all in about one area
in the next post i will tell you about the other places i visit in Tokyo (which are in a different area) see ya there!
sneeze below :
1. what do you think about japan’s fashion?
2. what is your favorite place to shop in tokyo?
love and sneezes,