Today we decided to start the day late! Well late compared to every other day. We woke up at 9AM, since most stores in Japan don’t open until 10AM, there was no point heading out to the “fashion district” if none of the shops would be open!
By the time we got to Harajuku it was already 12PM. I had a few things on my list of “must see” but we decided to just do three of those, since we wasted half a day already! (Never will we do that again)
Our first stop was a whole street…yup a street! It is well known for its Lolita, pop and punk culture. The street has a sign to mark the start on both ends and it is ALWAYS busy! The street is called Takeshita Dori. On the weekends you an see Harajuku girls dressed in their out going fashions and willingly allow you to take their photos! We are hoping to go back on Sunday and see this and the Meiji Shrine.
One of the coolest thing we did today was I got to choose my own beads and create my own piece of jewellery!! This was done at a shop called “Brooklyn Charm”.
By then it was around 5:30PM and we wanted to go to the next place which was actually in Shinjuku! It is called ARTINA, which is in fact the offical Square Enix store! It had the most amazing collectables, but unfortunately it is smaller than their original store (which had a sleeping Sephiroth…not this one sorry Arron).
I forgot to show you pictures of a shrine we walked through while in Shinjuku today! We were on our way to ARTINA and it was in the middle of the city! So beautiful.