Arts & Crafts Hoarding Guide in Tokyo


Konnichiwa Kawaii Artsy Travelers! :)

Some people have been asking us where to shop art & craft materials in Tokyo, so here is the much-awaited post!

While going around Tokyo with my creative friend Abbey, we visited a lot of “yabai” (dangerous lol) stores that offered a lot of #OnlyInJapan art materials! Abbey’s reaction every time we would go to a store / “art mall” (store is an understatement lololols) = priceless! Just a precaution before you decide to add these places to your itinerary… make sure you have extra funds because you might be hoarding more than the usual, haha. When I first went to these places, I was sooo dumbstruck. I didn’t know where to start, haha! :))


YUZAWAYA: Art materials, kawaii fabrics, craft kits and more!

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The Yuzawaya branch that we visited is Yuzawa Parco Urawa branch. This is the only branch I would visit because it’s convenient (I’m from Saitama! :D). Yuzawaya offers a wide range of art materials and fashion-related materials (from pens, craft kits, resin materials, fabric textiles, etc.). I think that it is safe to say that this is like a mini “Nippori” too (extra trivia: Nippori is dubbed as the Fabric Town in Tokyo).

I haven’t been to the Shinjuku branch but here are the access details based on their website.

YUZAWAYA Shinjuku Branch: Takashimaya Times Square 11F

TEL.03-5367-4141 (representative)
FAX.03-5369-8686
Business hours: 10 AM  – 8PM

Click here for the available list of branches (in Japanese).

 


SEKAIDO Shinjuku: The Ultimate Art Store in Tokyo 

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For those of you who are particular with the materials and brands you need (aka looking for a National Bookstore meets Fully Booked in Japan), Sekaido is a must visit. A building located roughly a few meters away from Shinjuku station houses 6 floors full of art materials you can only imagine – paper, paint, ink, notebooks etc. – See more at: artistic-dreams.com

 

SEKAIDO Shinjuku Head Store: Click here for the Google Maps


LoFT Shibuya: Muji + Stationery & Paper Goods + Lifestyle / Travel + Kawaii

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“Located in busy shopping ward Shibuya, Loft is a gem to art lovers, stationery hoarders, travelers – you name it. In general though, it would be similar to a department store sans the clothes and shoes. Of course, my priority was visiting the LG floor for all the stationery items and a few art materials.” – See more at: artistic-dreams.com

 

LoFT Shibuya: Click here for the Google Maps

(Loft, 21-1 Udagawacho, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0042)


Check out Abbey’s Art Hoarding in Tokyo blog post for more info.


Other places you can visit for more artsy goodness:

  • Daiso Store in Takeshita Dori (100 yen store!!)
  • Tokyu Hands (in Takashimaya Times Square / Shibuya)
  • Nippori Fabric Town

 

Enjoy the art hoarding! :)

Love, Kaila & Ashley




The Guest Café & Diner at Parco, Shibuya


The Guest Café&Diner at Parco in Shibuya has done it again! From the makers of Kiki & Lala café, Funassyi café, My Melody café and Hello Kitty café Pokémon café, and now pop-up My Melody & My Sweet Piano café. The Guest Café&Diner is definitely the most trendy café & diner in Shibuya! Here are some photos from their first collaboration ever – with Kiki & Lala (The Little Twin Stars)!

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Here’s an address that you could just paste on your Apple / Google maps just in case you couldn’t find PARCO:

東京都渋谷区宇田川15-1
渋谷パルコ パート1・7F

13895017480_e9ac5a0c3a_oYou can check Ashley’s previous post about their Pokemon collaboration here and her Kiki&Lala birthday celebration here.

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Kuromi Black Curry Udon with Takoyaki (¥1,280)

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My Melody & My Sweet Piano pancakes with chocolate fondue (¥1,380)

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You can personally decorate them using their choco pen!

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My Melody & My Sweet Piano tapioca milk tea (¥700)

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You can take their paper placemat home!