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Kawaii Things To Do in Tokyo: Harajuku, Shibuya, Nippori, Shimokitazawa and Ueno

Konnichiwa Kawaii Travelers!

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)

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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)

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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! :)

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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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