Doraemon Invasion in Roppongi 


On our way to the Ghibli exhibit (read more here) at Mori Art Museum, Kaila and I chanced upon the Doraemon invasion at Roppongi Hills as well.  So funny that we are not actually aware that there’s such thing. What a perfect timing indeed, hitting two birds in one stone!

It was terribly windy that day, if you haven’t noticed. There was a typhoon passing by but not directly hitting Tokyo. The hanabi / matsuri in Chiba that our friend Yumi-san was about to attend was also cancelled. She actually invited both of us to attend (maybe next year?).

The reason why there are a lot of Doraemon in the area is because of TV Asahi’s Roppongi Hills Summer Station. Trivia: TV Asahi’s office is actually located at Roppongi Hills. Aside from anime characters displaying around Roppongi Hills, there will be daily concerts from Japanese artists such as Denpagumi, Crystal Kay, Chris Hart, Super Girls and LiSA. The collaboration will continue until the end of August. So hurry!




Ghibli Museum in Roppongi Hills


Hi Kawaii Travelers!

Kaila and I went to Ghibli museum in Roppongi hills a few days ago and we’re excited to share this experience with you.

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The Ghibli Museum started last July 7 and it will run until September 11 only. So if you are in Tokyo during this time, better not miss this rare Ghibli exhibit!

Pro-tip: Fall in line as early as 9:30 am so you won’t wait that much. We arrived at 10:00am and the line was already long.

Ahhh dream come true! We were able to ride the catbus!! Who says it isn’t real?

Can you guess which character this is?

(Left: Ashley, Right: Kaila)

This is our friend Yumi-san, who went to the exhibit with us. She’s super nice!

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Totoro at the counter.

(Borrowed photo from fashion-press.net since we could not take photos at this area.)

You’ll see more Ghibli characters from Nausicaa to their latest film titled Red Turtle at the exhibit. 

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Too amazing in real life!

Look how crowded it is. Tickets cost ¥1,800 for adults.

It’s a little bit expensive but worth it since you can also see Tokyo’s aerial view from the deck.

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Tokyo from the top.

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While you’re already there, don’t forget to check out the special Studio Ghibli pop-up shop! Here are some of the photos:

 

 

 

 

 

 


Mori Art Museum Access Guide | Ghibli Expo Main Page




Takashi Murakami Flower Cafe in Roppongi Hills


Hello Kawaii Travelers!

On my birthday last January 3, I visited a super kawaii pop-up cafe by Japanese contemporary artist Takashi Murakami (in collaboration with Hills Cafe) at Roppongi Hills. If you are going to travel to Japan until January 31 and you love Murakami’s art, I think that you shouldn’t miss this cafe!

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I went there on a Sunday at around 1:30 PM. I didn’t have to wait for a long time :)

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Even the tables are cute! Ahhh!

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Ohana~ ohana~ ohana!

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There was this interactive game for the people waiting to be seated. ^^

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I really wanted to try the omurice but they only serve 20 a day! Huhu!

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Still, I got my dose of flower cuteness!

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Forgot to buy a mug! Will go back when I have the chance :)

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Ordered the kawaii-fied burger meal, haha!

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The cafe is open from 11:00 – 23:00 : )

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I hoarded some souvenir items for myself! :))

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The big flower pillow (1 meter in diameter I think) costs around 60-70,000 JPY! WOW!

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He has an ongoing exhibit too and it’s called “The 500 Arharts”. More info here.

It will be up until March!

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Roppongi hills is indeed in full bloom because of Murakami’s lively art!

Hills Cafe on Google Maps | Flower Cafe Official Page | Hills Cafe Details