Category Archives: weekends in Harajuku
Last I dropped you of at Starbucks in Tsutaya at Shibuya!
After a frappuchino, looking out on Hachiko Crossing and the fashion madness, lets walk out on Senta-gai.
This, My fellow StreetGyaru’s, is just the worst place for your wallet. Shops after shops after small foodplaces after shops. Mixed together with departmentstores like Loft
, Forever 21, Uniqlo, OIOI.
And this is just a small bit of treets for you.
Strolling further, we will come to
Ah this great street where you also can eat and treat yourself to shoes, chlothes, accessories!! ♥
Out from Spain Hill you get up on a street with 3 PARCO shopping malls!
And yes, they are abit Posh but walking to the right, rounding the corner to the left PARCO has a nice museum you should look into!
After some shopping and StreetGyaru feeling, you need some other sights.
Out from PARCO just follow the street straight up and finally you will reach Yoyogi Park!
If you are in Shibuya, or Harajuku on a weekend, dont miss Yoyogi flea market that comes with different themes, Aisian market, India Market, French market and lots lots more! There is alot of foodstands when you feel your suger is dropping. Dont forget to bring something to sit on. You can buy that in every Conbini (convinientstore).
There is all types of guides where to go when you are in Japan, but why not listen to someone that is more like you, that has lived there twice and know her way around?
Let’s travel StreetGyaru wise
First of all: Tokyo has about 130 million people so NO there is not “one” city in this over-the-top-huge city!
In Tokyo you should try and book a hotel/motel/holiday in around the
JR Yamanote Line
This line is like a cirkel that takes you to a bunch of the very best sightseeing in Tokyo!
Buy a SUICA card for a better Japanese and StreetGyaru way which means you just follow the flow with people BUT you can use different ways of keeping your card at hands. Me, I have a Penguin from 6%DOKIDOKI
On the Yamanote Line you have:
Shibuya – walk up Hachiko Exit and you will step out to the bussiest intersektion in the world, which might feel overly crowded but if you cross the intersektion (and yes, pick up your camera and film/take photo of this “real” StreetGyaru Tokyo!
For the best view, take a latte at Starbucks on the second floor of Tsutaya
More StreetGyaru guidlines will come!
I will admit, I kind of thought we would miss the cherryblossom in Tokyo this time! But we didnt!
Spring is My fav month and the place to be, for me, is Tokyo!!
Not just because the weather is nice or that I love Tokyo in general, but if you have witness sakura さくら (cherryblossom) in its full bloom you just have to come back, no matter what!
AND everyone gets so happy and all over the parks people gather under the trees having おはなみparty!! (o^^o)
That means wieving cherryblossoms while having picnic under the trees!
Drinking, eating obentos (lunchboxes) and small snacks together is an everyday festive event with friends during a weeks period of time when the blossoms are in full bloom.
This time we went up to Nikko for a days trip.
Its just beautiful and so peaceful and you walk around in the woods, wathching the worlds heritage of shrines and temples from the Nara and Edo periode, all embedded in nature with redwood trees reaching to the sky surrounding them!
And the 2h trip up there, you can see …
Im in love with Japan!♡
I told you right, that I spent my hole weekend in Harajuku at La Foret.. because there is FASHION WEEK here! ❤
So much and just soo little money.. so much time and soo much great stuff and its an autumf fair now in this great departmentstore with 5 floor with sugoi fashion! I almost bought this super expensive legwrmers (?) just because this gorgeous japanese salesgirl was talking to me and we had a conversation all in Japanese and she was just so sweet and said my nihongo was great 😉
But no, I didnt in the end, thank god though I just cant afford it to be honest!
Well, I saw two fashionshows and alot of crazy things these days and just had a blast! Then I´ve tried to have a relaxed week (not study though, I study more intense then ever) but moneywise! I cook (?) more in the guesthouse now and that is good.. well the food isnt really oishii (delicious) but its good not to eat out all the time ne! 😉
Yesterday (Thursday) I went to a concert with Bamei, my Thaiwanese friend, and it was great! The live-house was really similary to my work but the stage was bigger and ALOT more lights and better soundsystem;) It was Takeshi birthday so in the end of the gig, when he had left the stage, we took out glowsticks and started screaming ” Ta.ke.shi”! Finally he came back in and everybody at the audience (300-400 people) was singing Happy Birthday and waved their glowing stick:) Awesome ❤
Here are some pics from my week here!
I havnt been good updating you on what is happening here, but its mostly study study study!
But this friday-sunday I have a holiday and what is excellent is that its FASHION WEEK!
La Foret, a huge departmentstore in Harajuku, has a Fashion Week that ends this weekend!
I went there on Friday and yesterday (Saturday) and today I will just leave soon to go there again!
LaForet Museum (up on the 6th floor) has a venue that alot of different shops, companies, artfairs is holding exibition and stuff, and for this week there is Autumn Fairs and markets up there together with a stage and yesterday there was a live interview with Kyari Pamyu Pamyu who is a fashion blogger in Japan and super kawaii! I know her from before and Facebook and also because Sebastian Masuda, the owner of
6%DOKIDOKI, has helped direct and style her musicvideo PONPONPON.
I acctually understood alot of the interview which Im very happy about! My japanese lessons are really paying of:)
After that, and alot of japanese girls screaming KAWAII ❤ there was a fashionshow and allthese super sweet girls that are photomodells in alot of fashion magazines in Japan where entering the stage and walked the catwalk that was just on the floor dividing the crowd of wxcited teen-japanese girls screaming!
After that crazy experience there was a concert and what can I say! I love my weekends in Tokyo!
Now I need to hurry to Harajuku because n.Nauto will have a fashionshow which I would LOVE to see! And also its the last day of fashion week so I need to look aroun and MAYBE get something 😉