I first visited Tokyo four years ago during our world tour travels with Simon and Ophelia (do you remember this post?!) I fell in love with this vibrant City and how welcoming Japanese people are. Four years later I come back to the same area we stayed last time (Aoyama) and to my surprised nothing has changed much. Today Coco (the editor of Edition Paumes) and Hisashi (the owner/creative director/photographer of Edition Paumes and Doux Dimanche) took us out to visit the area. It was very pleasant to be guided around the busy district of Omotesando, Harajuku and Shibuya. They took us to various shops and to a delicious sushi restaurant (only locals would know about as it was hidden away on top of a high staircase). We did a lot of shopping (like I haven't done for ages- no children bored or crying - just my mum, heaven!). I actually bought lots of silly stuffs for the children in Kiddy Land and Tokyu Hands...stickers, Hello Kitty note books, paper soap, garish pink pencils and stupid things that they will both love. I had a fantastic time in Tokyu Hands (the best lifestyle store in the World!!) buying A LOT of MT Tapes - they cost only €1 each over here! I also bought some colourful vinyl adhesive by the meter. I am planning to do a lot of cutting on my return home!
Tokuy Hands in Shibuya.
Vibrant and crazy Harajuku!
Woow it really looks crazy. Would love to go there.
Posted by: Beddenwinkel | February 21, 2013 at 01:11 PM
Wow Julie, how fascinating, just at the vibrancy of the colours, and such a collection of stickers and those fab tapes you bought.. thank you for sharing this trip to Japan . makes me want to go, when I know someone who has been!
Posted by: anne | October 06, 2012 at 08:50 AM
Gosh, I want to go there and go crazy on stickers and craft materials. Ah!
Posted by: Meg | September 23, 2012 at 11:40 AM