Day 6 in Tokyo, Monday 18th July. My 29th Birthday!
After enjoying a traditional Japanese breakfast, I spent my birthday shopping in Harajuku! My birthday fell on a national holiday, Umi no Hi (Marine Day), when many of the shops have sales & special offers. It was very hot & busy in Harajuku that day!
As you can imagine there are many, many *amazing* clothes shops in Harajuku, from shops full of lolita dresses to a vintage Vivienne Westwood shop. I must confess though that in the home of alternative fashion in Japan, the most fun shopping experience for me was Daiso – the ¥100 shop (‘hyaku en shop’). Five floors of super cute stationary, kitchenware and other awesome stuff for only ¥100 each. Aleister treated me to a huge bag of goodies for my birthday!
Angry broom is Angry!
My huge bag of shopping!
Condomania! They sell nothing but Condoms. They even have Rilakkuma condoms!
Next we went to Kiddy Land, home of cute characters & toys. They have so much good stuff…. Ghibli products, Blythe dolls, Miffy headphones (I got some!), Licca dolls, Rubik’s cubes & more Hello Kitty stuff than you can shake a stick at!
I tried my luck on a Sanrio gachapon machine in the hope that I might get a Patty (of Patty & Jimmy fame) toy… believe it or not even though there were about 10 possible characters in the machine, I got Patty!
In the evening we headed to the Alice in Wonderland restaurant in Ginza. It is an amazing place and it deserves it’s own blog post! ^_^