Japan Travel diaries

It’s Harajuku, baby!

The plan for our third day in Tokyo was to cover east Tokyo- Akihabara, Imperial Palace, Ginza and Harajuku. But some people were too busy GOSSIPING inside the train, they totally missed Akihaba eki (station). We pretty much went round Yamanote, the city circle line and almost arrived back at Shinjuku station after 40 minutes or so! But at least we get to say w’ve gone one full round on the Yamanote in a single day!

This is me. Buying Van Houten Cocoa. Buying for the trip in advance. I didn’t drink it until later that that day since we went for breakfast at Saizeriya afterward.


Reza bought Van Houten Cocoa, too! And they don’t call these drinks as ice or hot chocolate. They call them ice and hot cocoa. KO-KO-A. I don’t know why.



Me at the eki and my loaned outfit. Reza brought that jacket because he thought it would suit me. It’s his! My mom lent me her Tod’s bag (again) and her Ferragamo sneakers.

Change of plans because of the missed station! We went to Harajuku first. Shopping at the famed Takeshita street. Home to gothic-wearing teens and heart of Japan’s latest youth fashion.

Can you see how many people were down there? It was crazy crowded!!!

Well, the first thing I got was a SHO SAKURAI poster for Muni (you can’t imagine the thousands of celebrity posters and merchandises available and the amount people buy!). Then, a pair of leg warmers (sooo KAWAIIIII!!!) and a stainless steel necklace with a faux crystal-studded teddy bear charm on sale.

Highlight of my day, just before I took this picture, well moments before, actually, a Japanese man in a suit stopped and spoke to me in Japanese. Well, I can’t understand that well, so my routine response was:

“Gomennasai, wakarimasen (Sorry, I don’t understand)”

The man then spoke English and asked where I live, where in Japan was I studying at and whether I’d like to model LOL. I told him that I was only a tourist. He bowed and said sorry to have bothered me and told me, with a Japanese accent (obviously):

“You are very beautiful in this country”

HAHAHA.
Reza said they were probably bored of seeing so many Japanese faces.

Then we saw… CREPES and ICE-CREAMS!!!!!

See the dummy crepes? So delicious I wish I can buy and bring them back home!!!


Who would’ve thought crepes, ice-creams, whipped cream and cheesecakes would get along so well? Where can I find this in Malaysia??!! WHERE??!!


Crepe makes me happy.


Crepe makes Reza happy.


Crepe makes Aishah’s nose even more red.


Drugstore. Matsujun for Fasio. No secret that he wears one tsk tsk. See the comb of the mascara. Mascaras in Japan aren’t that powerful, I think it’s because they depend a lot on false eyelashes. I got myself a Majorlica Majorca mascara here.


See how they sell Kose over here? Just like this. I’m not sure if this Sekkisei or merely another lower line. After that we had nothing else to buy and decided to go elsewhere.

Wish I could have taken photos of the Lolitas passing by Harajuku that day, but forgot to ask them to take a picture with us (I’m not sure if that’s possible, either). Only took a picture of this girl who sold the teddy bear necklace to me, but I’m not posting the picture here. With her hair and makeup and false eyelashes looking at that picture makes me feel so fugly HAHAHA. Okay, okay, see Facebook soon for the picture!

I’ll end this post with a gigantic Arashi advertisement I saw at the end of Takeshita-dori. Next up, the Imperial Palace!

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    Nazneen
    April 15, 2010 at 7:42 PM

    i think KL ada crepe. I’ve seen it before. Btw did you try the one in Melbourne Central on your last trip here?

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    munirah
    April 16, 2010 at 12:27 AM

    siap caps lock n bold tu. x bole blah tul. hahaha..

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    Eu Jin
    April 16, 2010 at 9:27 PM

    I miss Japan!

    Came here from http://er34.blogspot.com/

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    kenwooi
    April 16, 2010 at 9:50 PM

    japannn.. nice place! =D

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    jfook
    April 16, 2010 at 10:01 PM

    Wow awesome trip!

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    Miasuraya
    April 17, 2010 at 9:38 PM

    Thanks, guys 🙂

    @Neen I didn’t. I only started liking crepes after trying out the smoked salmon crepe at Dessert’s Bar hehe. If I go there next time, you bring me ok!

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    aishah zain
    April 17, 2010 at 11:28 PM

    this is my favourite post and we went to my 2nd favoutite place after aki!!

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    Anonymous
    March 9, 2011 at 6:10 PM

    i dont know if you know this or not, but i know where you can find japanese crepes on Malaysia! 🙂 head on over to Ikano, LG floor near unle lim’s.

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    Anonymous
    March 9, 2011 at 6:11 PM

    *uncle lim’s

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