zondag 26 januari 2014

Japan - Day 5: Takeshita Street & Shibuya

Takeshita Street, 竹下通り where the colors are bright, fashion boutiques are all around you and people look awesome! 

Fashion styles became more unique and noticeable the closer we got to Harajuku Station. Harajuku Station is where we got off. When exiting the station it is hard to miss... Takeshita Street right in front of you!

You can see us on the right side of the screen. 

The entrance of the big street has a large screen where you can see live recording. On top of the screen the words Takeshita Street are displayed. It gave me a kind of warm welcome to the street. Next to that it made me excited for what was ahead of us!


And what was ahead of us..... was a sea full of people! Some with the intention of buying Christmas gifts and some who were searching for the cutest goodies. 

Between the multitude of Japanese shoppers, foreigners really stand out. Of course they always do in Japan, haha. But you can find a lot of them in Takeshita Street.




A cute bra shop called Tutu Anna. I didn't went in, because I already bought three pairs of lingerie sets. I didn't want to waste more money on bra's, lol. Although next time I definitely will check out the store from the inside. 

Lingerie in Japan is so different from the western style of lingerie. The way that we want to portray sexy and hot with our lingerie, they portray it in a cute and adorable way. Their lingerie has got a lot of mesh fabric on it. The colors are mostly pastel tints, some with flower prints and others with no prints at all. Of course there are sexier once, but these don't stand out that much.

Another thing was the push-up bra's. Compared to the western girls, Asian girls in general have smaller breasts. I think that's one of the reasons why almost all the bra's have push up. It took me some time to find bra's without it, because literally almost every single bra I touched had massive push up!

But I must say Japanese bra's are SO comfy, hahaha. (o˘ω˘o)~


Moving on... 

Walking through the street I saw so much styles and colors. From Gothic to Hiphop, from Lolita to Cosplay, it is all there. I walked into a accessory store with the craziest items! Unbelievable what they use as earrings and necklaces. It is not weird to see pink horses, hamburgers and skulls the size of your hand hanging on them.  


I wanted to take some pictures in this side street, because of the lovely decoration. It gave me a bit of an Easter feel with the bunny and eggs hanging in the tree. 

I'm holding a plastic bag there. I think I bought some stockings in a pretty famous store where they sell a huge variation of socks. You can find it a bit past the entrance on the right of Takeshita Street close to Harajuku Station. Or it was my beanie I bought, haha. 


A little bit further down the street I spotted a store that I always wanted to visit. I came across it a lot on Youtube and it made me so, so, so curious. And that store is called Liz Lisa. They have the most adorable dresses, blouses, shorts and coats. Entering the store you can't help but notice the strong perfume smell that lures there. It is really strong! 

The prizes range from affordable to super expensive. If you want to come shopping here, make sure to save up a good amount of money. That is what I am going to do for the next time, hehehe.( ^∇^)

Another thing that didn't go unnoticed was the fact that a big number of visitors in Takeshita Street are high school kids. I think it is quite popular among the youth. 


 After walking for about a half hour we arrived in...

SHIBUYA, BABY!

渋谷区

Here is my derp face in front of the Shibuya crossing.

Shibuya is located in the overly crowded Tokyo metropolis of Japan. It is manly known for its shopping district and the most chaotic crossing I have ever seen. In the picture I stood in front of it. I was facing in the direction of the Hachiko exit of the Shibuya Station.

Big stations in Japan have several exits. At the Hachiko exit there is a statue of a dog called Hachiko. There is a whole story about that dog. Go check it out on google if you are interested. Or you can even watch the movie about it :). But yeah, a lot of people meet at the statue. Good tip if you are meeting up with your friends in Shibuya!

Boyfriend did great job at taking this picture!

This square is full of TV-screens and advertisements. Not to forget full of people. I went there several times and it was always crowded. 

In the top right of the picture you can see Starbucks Coffee. One of the busiest in whole of the world. The coffee lovers that my boyfriend and me are, we had to go (every time we went to Shibuya 〜( ̄▽ ̄〜)) to get some coffee there and check out the view. If you are lucky you can sit down and enjoy seeing the people walk over the crossing.

I will have my shopping hauls up soon enough, because I think some people are really curious about what I bought.


At the end of this long, long but tremendously fun day we had a fruit juice drink and returned back to prepare for the next one!


We were already stoked for what was coming. My boyfriend got us two tickets for a museum. It was probably the most funnest museum I have ever been too. Yes, yes, yes we wen to the Ghibli Museum.

Be prepared for the next post about my sixth day in Japan! I think you will certainly like it ^_^!

If you have any questions about Takeshita Street or Shibuya feel free to ask~ I will show you guys a lot more in my youtube video's. Of course, as I said in my other posts, you will be the first to know when they are online!

Thank you for reading my post about Japan. There are more to come.

Have a great day everybody (*^▽^)/

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