TOKYO day 2: Harajuku & Shinjuku
Day two starts by heading over to Harajuku. Even though it was my first time going on Japanese trains, it went pretty smoothly and I even managed to help a British family buy their tickets as well. ^^
First stop was Meiji shrine because we arrived a bit early and none of the shops were open yet. When we got to the main building, there was a ceremony going on inside the shrine and when we were leaving, we had to wait because they just finished and were leaving as well. I didn’t take many pics today with my ipod so this post will be lacking a few pictures. ^^” But here’s a few that I took:
When we got to Takeshita street, the shops were just opening so it wasn’t very crowded yet. There were some nice clothes, but they looked like clothes that could be bought in China at a lower price so I didn’t buy much. I only ended up getting a top at Liz Lisa, 3 pairs of tattoo tights, hand cream at Daiso (surprisingly good), and a couple of spray deodorants. I didn’t know if I was allowed to take pics in that cosmetic store but I had to sneak one in. Even though YP’s face is covered. T__T
I also went to check out Closet Child but didn’t find my dream jsk (End of Immortal Eden) or any blouse that matches my skirts. :/
My sis and I also took purikura pics and next to it was an idol shop. This one was a lot less busy than some of the other ones I went into so I got a couple of posters (not the best quality, but think of it as a souvenir).
We then went in La Foret but again, clothes in China are much cheaper so we left after getting some stuff at Etude House.
We walked over to Omotousando to look at the high end stores and then I went to check out the WE shop (Watanabe Entertainment, company for D☆DATE, DBOYS, etc.). Sadly they open at 2PM and it was only 1:20PM when we got there. :/ I was looking forward to buying a couple of official bromides (SK of course).
On the way back to the station we went into Oriental Bazaar and Kiddyland. The stuff at the bazaar were way too expensive, but I bought a yukata that I absolutely love.
After Harajuku we went back to Shinjuku and dropped off our bags. Then we went over to the government building across the street to go up to the free observation deck.
We then walked a long long way to the Square Enix cafe. Almost didn’t find it and it was really really far in the middle of nowhere. No wonder there weren’t many customers. The food was great; we ordered strawberry pancakes, chocolate parfait, smoked salmon salad, tea, chocolate cappuccino, and a hi-potion. I’ll add food pics later.
On the way back we stopped at Mister Donuts (they’re donuts are super super chewy), Animate (bought a random Utapri figurine in a box but it turned out to the my least favourite character), MY LORD (again, clothes were too pricy), and BookOff. If I were alone, I’d be able to spend hours in there going through every magazine, CD & DVD aisle but sadly my mom was waiting outside and my sister didn’t find much. I also had to keep luggage space and weight in mind so I couldn’t get as many magazines as I wanted. Also didn’t get any movies or drama DVDs. ;__; I did get two concert DVDs though.
My feet were exhausted by the time we returned to the hotel lol