TOKYO EXTRA’s Shibuya Episode
Hello Kawaii JapanLovers!
Tomorrow, JLM Founder Kaila will be part of
#TOKYOEXTRA youtube live stream show once again! In this episode, the hosts / guests will be talking about SHIBUYA! ; )
When in Shibuya, one should dine at
Fujiya Cafe / Restaurant!
… and take a touristy shot at Shibuya Crossing!
100 かわいい Things To Do in Tokyo
Many of you might have your own Tokyo bucket list already but here’s something from us (Kaila and Ashley as foreigners living in Japan) to you. Treat this as our early Christmas gift since it’s only a few weeks away. Here you can read our recommendations on where to go, what to eat, what to try, among many others that you can add or confirm on your list.
Doodle by Kaila
Top Left: Laforet in Harajuku; Top Right: Totoro at Kotokibuya in Akihabara; Lower Left: Les Grand Arbres cafe in Hiro-o; Lower Right: Shibuya Crossing
Hello there! Here’s a list of fun (and mostly kawaii) things / activities to do when you’re in Tokyo. Hope this will be helpful!
Go crazy on all the
Sailor Moon item collaborations you can find at LoFt, Village Vanguard, and other stores! Enjoy the authentic
sushi train – fresh fish yay! Shop ’til you drop at
Swimmer at La Foret, Harajuku Visit
Daikanyama T-Site to see all the books you need in your life Try the #OnlyInJapan
Starbucks drink/s (Sakura latte, Pumpkin spice latte, etc.) Dine at
Urth Caffe Omotesando or Daikanyama for all the delicious organic eats For cute cheap finds, there’s
WEGO in Harajuku. You can also try SPINNS~ Wear the twinning look with your best friend and stroll around Tokyo’s fashion districts
Meet your childhood favourites at the
Pokemon Center Celebrate your love for Sanrio at
Enter the world of your neighbor Totoro at Ghibli Museum Wear your best outfit and get snapped by your favourite street style magazines (Fruits, Nylon) or website (Drop Tokyo,
Tokyo Fashion, etc.) Bring out the inner otaku in you at
Akihabara (Animate, Kotobukiya, and more!) Visit
Nakano Broadway and shop at Mandarake for vintage Japanese toys Spend the afternoon at the lovely
Shimokitazawa neighborhood Hoard gachapon / toy capsules in Akihabara / Shinjuku
Take lots of
purikura with friends Visit the Kawaii
Q-pot Cafe! Get your own
Tokyo Bopper platforms Spend the night at “
And People Cafe and Dining Shibuya“
Plum blossoms in February
Experience the Doll festival in March Visit
Saboten (さぼてん)’s tonkatsu bentos Super Kawaii
Floresta nature doughnuts in Koenji Buy your own Rainbow Pocky /
Giant Pocky from Tokyo Diver City or Narita Airport Stroll around
Roppongi Visit the
Mori Art Museum
Hydrangeas in June
Tulips in May = divine experience!
Wear a kawaii kimono in Harajuku
Dine solo at the Moomin anti-loneliness cafe
Hoard souvenirs for friends at the big Daiso store in Takeshita Dori
Try St. Marc Chococro’s matcha parfait
Kit-kat Chocolatory Cafe
Cafe Zenon Kichijoji Try the colorful sweets at
Kawaii Monster Cafe in Harajuku Craving for a yummy kebab or some authentic Xiao Long Bao?
Have an Ameyoko foodtrip at night with friends in Ueno! Experience boating at
Grimoire Shibuya for Dolly-kei enthusiasts
Try the delicious desserts at Pompompurin Cafe at Cube Harajuku If you are a matcha / matcha dessert lover, you will love
Nana’s Green Tea
Try the Asakusa -> Tokyo Sky Tree Itinerary
Tour around the Yamanote Line
Have a picnic with friends and visit the recommended gardens in Tokyo Do you love making clothes?
Visit the Nippori Fabric Town!
Visit a cat cafe in Tokyo
Visit a maid cafe in Akihabara. Moe, moe, kyun!
Get lost at Kiddyland Harajuku (a.k.a. Toy Paradise) Visit the
Tokyo Imperial Palace Make your
Tokyo Disneyland / Disneysea dreams come true! Try the highly recommended strawberry shortcake from
Ginza Cozy Corner Ride the
Rainbow Daikanransha /Ferris Wheel in Odaiba Visit the
Namja Town in Ikebukuro Take a photo with
Hachiko at Shibuya Station Going to Tokyo for Sakura?
Don’t miss the Sakura wonderland along Nakameguro river Enter the world of Doraemon at
Fujiko F. Fujio Museum in Kawasaki Attend the biggest art festival in Asia,
Design Festa (Tokyo Big Sight, Odaiba) Get your own
Harajuku Vintage Shop Guide from FUNKTIQUE Tokyo Try the famous
Zaku Zaku icecream at Cute Cube Harajuku Achieve your kawaii lolita photoshot dreams at
Maison de Julietta Dress up in your favorite costume and
experience Halloween in Shibuya! Shop at
Shibuya 109 Try the famous smiley pancakes from
Pancake Days Have a kombini bento party with friends / loved ones during Sakura season under the cherry blossom trees (Shinjuku Gyoen, etc.)
Meiji Shrine in Harajuku Try the exciting rides and attractions at
Tokyo Dome City Become a unicorn for a day and dine at the newly opened
My Little Pony Cafe Shop vintage in Koenji neighborhood
Ride the Cat Bus to the Ghibli Museum Shop at the biggest
UNIQLO store in Ginza Wake up early for
Tsukiji Fish Market
Try all the Japanese food! Spending your winter holidays in Japan?
Enjoy the illuminations all over the city! A big fan of ONE PIECE / Dragon ball, Naruto and more? You will definitely enjoy your time in
Try the yummiest takoyaki from any Gindaco branch Looking for vintage / retro / nostalgic Japanese goods ?
Go to TOKYO Decks Beach Splurge on art materials at
SEKAIDO, Shinjuku Buy used Japanese magazines, manga, and books from
BOOK OFF Akihabara Eki Mae Visit the fishies at
Sumida Aquarium Take a relaxing bath at an
Onsen place Visit the
Edo-Tokyo Museum Hiking at
Take a side trip to Kamakura
Take a touristy photo at Shibuya Crossing Try the yummy sweets at
Nicolas Charles in Harajuku Love collecting FUNKO Pop? Visit
TOY SAPIENS to hoard! Enjoy dining at
Genki Sushi Shibuya with your friends / family Buy the famous
Totoro Cream Puffs from Shirohige Take a photo with the
life-size Gundam in Odaiba Spending summer in Japan?
Wear the traditional Yukata in Asakusa and stroll around the area Try spending a night in a
Capsule Hotel Don’t forget to visit a
Don Quijote (DonKi) branch in either Shinjuku / Akihabara (for unique / quirky Japanese goods)
Go to Tokyo Tower and enjoy the view Buy cupcakes from
Magnolia Bakery Visit the
Senso-ji Shrine in Asakusa, Tokyo Stroll around
Shin Okubo, Tokyo’s own Korean Town For more toy shopping,
visit Yamashiroya building located at Ueno, Tokyo Eat a
Japanese onigiri from any convenience store / kombini for lunch Try all the crazy (#OnlyInJapan) Haagen Dazs icecream flavors available
Enjoy, Kawaii travelers!