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!
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! ^^
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.
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).