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Harajuku Vintage Shop Map by FUNKTIQUE TOKYO

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HARAJUKU Vintage SHOPMAP is a simple guide for good quality vintage stores around Harajuku area. If you like FRUiTS magazine style / Japanese street fashion in general, this guide by FUNKTIQUE Tokyo is a must when exploring Harajuku for the best curated fashion pieces. You can visit Funktique store (Opening Hours: 12:00-20:00) to get a free copy before embarking on your vintage shopping journey in Harajuku. Or you can download the the PDF file from here!

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We also posted a vintage shopping guide here! : )

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Enjoy, vintage lovers!

Where To Get Studio Ghibli / Totoro Items in Tokyo

Konnichiwa Kawaii Tokyo Travelers!

One of our frequently asked questions is where to find Studio Ghibli goods / everything Totoro. Here are some of our tips for your Ghibli hoarding!

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You can buy original merch from KIDDYLAND Harajuku and from chosen Village Vanguard branches.

When I visited Kyoto, I discovered a “Donguri Garden” shop. They also have one in Tokyo Station (Tokyo Character Street area). : )

For the shop list of their official goods shop, check this link for a list of Donguri branches.

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Totoro washi tapes from Donguri Garden.

Also available from the online shop we’ll be recommending below.

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From a Village Vanguard branch & Japan Lover Me Store

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Asakusa + Tokyo Sky Tree in One Day

If you don’t know what to do for the whole day in Tokyo, I highly recommend a whole day trip in Asakusa and Tokyo Sky Tree.

You can do a lot of sightseeing at Asakusa and you can visit the famous temples and shrines. If you are a Japanese culture fan, you will love this place. Special icecream flavors, lots of Japanese souvenirs, yummy street food are just a few of my favorites here! ^^

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You can check more photos using this tag from my blog~ ^^

That pretty girl at the right is our friend, Carly!

Asakusa (浅草) is the center of Tokyo‘s shitamachi (literally “low city”), one of Tokyo’s districts, where an atmosphere of the Tokyo of past decades survives.

Asakusa’s main attraction is Sensoji, a very popular Buddhist temple, built in the 7th century. The temple is approached via the Nakamise, a shopping street that has been providing temple visitors with a variety of traditional, local snacks and tourist souvenirs for centuries.

Asakusa can easily be explored on foot. Alternatively, you can consider a guided tour on a rickshaw (jinrikisha, literally “man powered vehicle”). A 30 minute tour for two persons costs around 8000yen. Shorter and longer courses are also available.

 [Access Guide]

Asakusa is served by the Ginza Subway Line, Asakusa Subway Line, Tsukuba Express and Tobu Railways. It can also be accessed by the Tokyo Water Bus.

From Tokyo Station

Take the JR Yamanote Line to Kanda Station (2 minutes, 140 yen) and transfer to the Ginza Subway Line for Asakusa (10 minutes, 170 yen).

From Shinjuku Station

Take the orange JR Chuo Line to Kanda Station (10 minutes, 170 yen) and transfer to the Ginza Subway Line for Asakusa (10 minutes, 170 yen).

Source: www.japan-guide.com

 

After spending the morning around Asakusa area, you can visit the Tokyo Sky Tree which is just nearby. Take the train TOBU SKYTREE LINE from Tokyo Skytree Station. Click here for the access guide / train map~

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