Kaila here! I am currently on a blogging spree to make up for the months I went inactive last year. For this blog post, I will share some information about my favorite places in Tokyo: Harajuku, Shibuya, Nippori, Shimokitazawa and Ueno!
Please look forward to our “Kawaii Purikura Guide in Tokyo” that we will be sharing in the future as well! ^_^
FIRST STOP: HARAJUKU (原宿)
If you are a huge fan of kawaii culture like we do, a first stop in Harajuku is highly recommended! Don’t go to other places first, lololol. Just kidding! ; )
Whenever I would tour my friends around Harajuku, I’d bring them to purikura machines (neoprint / photo sticker booths), favorite kawaii boutiques, Harajuku crepe & tapioca shops, cutest cafes, and other colorful places (such as Design Festa Gallery).
If I want to be transported in another and more peaceful place, I would just go and walk to Meiji Shrine and enjoy the fresh air and lush green trees. Harajuku = Modern + traditional Japan mixed perfectly!
I love Harajuku because it’s such an inspiring place! Just seeing people pass by flaunting their colorful selves and chid-like beauty is already inspirational for me. Harajuku makes me want “to be me”.
SECOND STOP: SHIBUYA (渋谷)
If you’re tired of Harajuku already (maybe after a week of visiting that place, or maybe never…. hahaha), you can just go walk to the Shibuya neighborhood / ward. I think that it’s good exercise after you much on the yummy Harajuku crepes / desserts. Just follow the JR Yamanote Line / rail tracks (Shibuya direction, of course) and enjoy the scenic view! You will be surprised to see a lot of hidden spots + cool graffiti along the way! :)
Chanced upon My Little Pony Café Harajuku while shopping. It’s actually a pop-up café in collaboration with SUNDAY JAM and it’ll end on November 29th, 2015. I was actually super excited to see this since it’s filled with cute pastel colors, macarons, pancakes, and other yummy looking foods.
The prices are not too steep either.
Everything looks so pretty and kawaii.
I was supposed to go in and try but I don’t have anyone (who likes cute cafés) with me at that time.