We started the Sunday morning off by visiting Shibuya with plans to head to Harajuku afterwards. It was a shopping filled day for us and I couldn’t be happier. The clothes in Tokyo are amazing! Here is the famous Shibuya Crossing, it’s one of the busiest intersections in the world!
This is a statue of the dog ‘Hachiko’. It’s a popular meeting spot and there were many people taking pictures of the statue. There’s a great story about this dog you should really read here on this wiki page.
They even made a movie based on it and it stars Richard Gere!
Once we finished taking photos of the beloved Hachiko, we crossed the scrambling intersection. It was madness! There were so many people crossing at once, and then an ambulance came and needed to make it’s way through. The people just kept walking and stopped maybe 1 foot away from the ambulance. Crazy people! We also lost our dear friend Claire during the process of crossing. Here she is on the otherside of the road. It was the only time we got separated during our trip! haha.
We weren’t sure where to go after the excitement of crossing the road, but we were all drawn into this one building after seeing all this sparkly Hello Kitty stuff! This is where you’d go if you wanted to ‘bling’ any of your belongings.. Hello Kitty style of course.
A mascot handing out flyers! I can’t even read the flyers but I took one anyways because the mascot was so cute haha. In Tokyo there are lots of people all over the place who hand out flyers promoting different businesses. Sometimes they even hand out tissue packets too, and once we got oil-blotting sheets!
Turns out it was a Tamagotchi store!! I didn’t know that until I saw these toys at the back of the store and I snuck a picture of them. They looked really cool because they had color screens. I would’ve got one but it cost almost 6000 yen! (approx. $65 US)
Walking down Takeshita Dori. We were there on a Sunday afternoon so we saw quite a few people dressed up in their goth, punk, cosplay, or lolita getups. I didn’t manage to get a picture of any of them unfortunately, but if you google Harajuku fashion, you’ll get the general idea! =P
While walking along the street I noticed a spot where you can take purikura photos! We couldn’t go to Japan and not take one of these pics so here’s ours! It’s me, Claire and Cassandra! *kawaii!!*ヾ(＾∇＾)♪
After our purikura photos, we came across the crepe stalls! These two stalls were right beside each other! I was excited to try some of the crepes from Harajuku. Both stalls looked good but we decided to go with the stall on the right, Marion Crepes.
It was dark out when we were finished walking down Takeshita Dori. We ended up crossing the main road Meiji Dori and found out how much more there was to see in Harajuku! Unfortunately the shops would be closing soon so we didn’t have time to see all the shops we wanted to..
Ohhh Forever 21! ♥ Right next to it was H&M and further down the street was a TOPSHOP. Geeze so many good stores! We’d have to save these stores for another day because we were set on finding the Kiddy Land store before it closed!
Kiddy Land is an amazing toy store in Tokyo with 6 floors and filled with all sorts of Japanese character goods and toys! Each floor you’ll find something different, it was a lot of fun to explore. There’s a floor for just Hello Kitty stuff! As big a fan of Hello Kitty I am, I wasn’t too excited to see all that Hello Kitty stuff while I was in Japan, there was just so much of it that it sort of lost appeal for me! (I still love her though! Just in smaller amounts haha.) I found a new favorite character though, and her name is Korilakkuma aka. Relax Bear!
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