Thursday, February 28, 2013

From Shinjuku to Harajuku

It was the around the end of January when I had to wake up early sending my mom off to the airport. Spent few hours afterwards at Starbucks while waiting for Vivi, my high school best friend to come.

My day was started with a cup of Grande Caramel Machiatto


Brought vivi to Kotegaeshi Okonomiyaki at Shinjuku. Besides Sushi and Ramen, a must have food for visitors in Japan is Okonomiyaki!

and this Okonomiyaki restaurant at Shinjuku is the best one I have found so far.

新宿 こてがえし
〒160-0022 東京都新宿区新宿3-21-9 ダッキープラザビル3F

The interior inside designed so Japanese with Edo themed wallpaper

four minutes and you have to flip your Okonomiyaki

Ready to be eaten!

This one is Monjayaki. If Okonomiyaki is Osaka's signature food, Monjaki is Tokyo's


Squeezed Rilakkuma inside UFO catcher!


Right after purikura, we took the Yamanote line from Shinjuku and got off at Harajuku.

In front of the famous Meiji Jingu

People's wishes

The balloon man who always makes balloons on that corner seat of Harajuku's Starbucks every weekend.

Crepes, the iconic food of Takeshita Street. There are probably around 6 or 7 shops around

The night view of Harajuku, from the 5th floor Tokyu Plaza.



  1. Nice pictures! This crepe looks extremely delicious!

  2. Looks like you guys had an amazing time! The balloon man is cool!

  3. I'm glad you have many friends to keep you company. It can be lonely in a foreign country.

  4. wow, lovely amazing pictures, really want to go here <3

  5. Ohh! I love all your pretty pictures! I'm hoping to visit Japan next year after Korea.

  6. I love your pictures and it's getting me even more excited to plan our trip there for next year!

  7. This really makes me wanna jump on a plane and get myself there! I really love your coat by the way, it looks so warm and chic :-) I always get Caramel Machiatto or Green Tea Frappes at Starbucks, can't find a good enough place anywhere else! And I love how there's a sand hourglass for okonomiyaki, how clever. I never win at those UFO catchers, maybe once in a blue moon. But Rilakkuma look so adorable, especially the one holding the pillow :3 You guys look so pretty in your purikura photos, it also makes me wanna go take some with my friends, I haven't been in years only because it's quite pricey now. Those balloon figurines are incredible, I'm amazed how he crafted the alien from Toy Story! Crepes looking so divine, I applaud you for taking the time to take a photo before helping yourself to a big bite, they look scrumptious! I studied a fair bit on Japanese architecture, Harajuku's exteriors are so mesmerizingly compact, sorry for the long comment but I haven't been active on your blog as I used to be :-)

  8. lovely photos, the crepe looks so good.


  9. Beautiful photos! o:
    I want to visit some time~ It looks like a lot of fun! c:

  10. visiting here with a smile. take care.. have a nice day ~ =)

    Regards, (A Growing Teenager Diary) ..

  11. i left a piece of my heart in Japan at my first visitation back when i was a kid. always a great time to go back there, the city becomes more and more wonderful each and every day!


  12. great pictures..
    makes me wanna visit Japan more

  13. beautiful pictures *_* i love japan! your blog is very lovely and interesting. im glad if you visit my blog, too <3 keep in touch!



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