Monday, April 20, 2015

These photos I managed to take when I was in Japan last year are way overdue but such a waste not to share. I will share you about some ‘must-to-visit’ places to go while you’re in Tokyo today. Welcome to a long visual diary of some of Tokyo’s beauty. Happy reading <3
Tokyo is the capital city of Japan and also the largest city. The first time I saw this city, I told myself that 'this should be my next city to live in when I graduate'. I always believe in love for the first sight. If you are a regular reader of this blog you know that I've always been in love with Japan that I actually want to live there haha. Japan has such an interesting culture! Wait, not only the culture but also its scenery, food, technology, fashion, art, the people and everything even if I use all the flowery words I know, it will not suffice to describe how awesome Japan is.
Tokyo, one of amazing cities I've always dreamed to visit. I always want to explore more places, Tokyo has surrounded by its pretty buildings and parks. The reason why I love Tokyo is it will introduce me to so many new things, new culture, new characters of people, ah and the fact Tokyo already made me fell in love with its own charms and uniqueness. 
I experienced the heavy rain and typhoon warnings when I arrived in Tokyo, though I didn't hear the sound of the torrential rain.

Asakusa is a district in Taitō, Tokyo. Asakusa is Tokyo's oldest geisha district. Asakusa's main attraction is Sensoji also known as Asakusa Kannon, it is Tokyo's largest Buddhist temple and a major attraction for Japanese and foreigners alike built in the 7th century. The temple is approached via the Nakamise, a shopping street of over 200 meters that has been providing temple visitors with a variety of traditional, local snacks and tourist souvenirs (folding fans, yukata, etc). When approaching the temple, visitors first enter through the Kaminarimon (Thunder Gate), the outer gate of Sensoji Temple and also the symbol of Asakusa and the entire city of Tokyo.
Asakusa can easily be explored on foot. Alternatively, you can consider a guided tour on a rickshaw / jinrikisha, literally "man powered vehicle".
*Nakamise Street*

Shibuya street has got to be one of the most beautiful places I've visited other than Asakusa. The weather was warm enough to wear my dress and to throw on a cute yellow coat (you can see the outfit I wore when I visited Shibuya & Harajuku here on "Kawaguchi in the Morning, Tokyo in the Afternoon").
Shibuya is a center for Youth Fashion & Culture, also refers to just the popular shopping and entertainment area found around Shibuya Station. In this regard, Shibuya is one of Tokyo's most colorful and busy districts, packed with shopping, dining and nightclubs serving swarms of visitors that come to the district everyday. Over a dozen major department store branches can be found around the area catering to all types of shoppers. Believe me, every goodies of shopping centers will hypnotised you to bring them to cashier.
*World-Famous Shibuya Scramble Crossing*

If America has New York times square, Japan has Shibuya as Tokyo’s times square, well just look at the huge crosswalk. I could say that Tokyo is a city of pedestrian subways, helping its large number of pedestrians to cross the traffic filled roads in safety and comfort. The subways are wide, clean, and well-lit.
Shibuya Scramble Crossing is located in front of the Shibuya Station Hachikō exit and stops vehicles in all directions to allow pedestrians to inundate the entire intersection. The statue of Hachikō, a dog, between the station and the intersection, is a common meeting place and almost always crowded.
*Shibuya 109*

I miss shopping in Shibuya and witnessing the massive crowds at Shibuya Crossing during peak time collide in the various directions. Shibuya is one of the fashion centers of Japan, particularly for young people and as a major nightlife area. I miss visiting Shibuya 109, a popular department store designed as a combination of stores and boutiques. Shibuya has sale event once a year in the beginning of the year :) I wish I will get another change to shopping inside Shibuya 109 because I didn’t have much time to shop at Shibuya 109 last year due to packed schedule :(
Cute socks are so easy to find when you're here :D
Not to mention cute tights <3

Harajuku is the center of Japan's most extreme teenage cultures and fashion styles but also offers shopping for adults and some historic sights. I would love to buy a lot of beauty products here! Harajuku is known for selling a wide range of beauty products including cosmetics, skincare products, and makeup. Heaven for girls <3
In order to experience the teenage culture at its most extreme, you can visit Harajuku on a Sunday when many young people gather around Harajuku Station and engage in cosplay or dressed up in unque costumes to resemble anime characters, punk musicians, cute maids, etc.
Street style in Japan really inspiring. No doubt Japan has known as world’s most fashion-forward city, Japanese also known for having various unique fashion styles such as Kogal schoolgirl look, the westernized, hyper-glam Gyaru to the doll-like Lolita with subcategories of sweet, glam, punk, classic and boyish, the Decora look and cosplay (Costume Play). 
Kiddy Land, a toy paradise in Harajuku.
Famous cafe crepe Harajuku.
Shoe paradises <3
Harajuku refers to the area known as Japan's most extreme teenage cultures and fashion styles, but also offers shopping for adults and some historic sights. The focal point of Harajuku's teenage culture is Takeshita Street / Takeshita Dori which is lined by many trendy shops, fashion boutiques, used clothes stores, crepe stands and fast food outlets geared towards the fashion and trend conscious teens.
Fitting room at H&M Harajuku street.



2 Chome-3-1 Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo 111-0032, Japan

Hours :
6.00am to 5.00pm
(October to Match it is open from 6.30am)

2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo 111-0032, Japan

Hours :
it depends on the individual shops, usually it's open from 9.00am to 7.00pm

3. SHIBUYA 109
2-29-1 Dogenzaka, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0043, Japan

Shopping hours :
10.00am - 9.00pm

Restaurants :
11.00am - 10.00pm

Closed day :
1st January


Shopping hours :
10.00am - 9.00pm


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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Fashion can inspire everyone. You can always tell straight away if a person doesn’t feel confident in what they are wearing and when you see someone wears something he/she loves and you keep staring at person’s outfit and start wondering ‘How he/she seems to feel in it?’
I bet you’ll see the self-confidence he/she gains from being happy with he/she is wearing, that's truly an appreciation of his/her life, by wearing what he/she wants.

My Advice : you just have to dress in a way which can make you feel comfortable, beautiful/charming, never take people opinion’s first, if they label you with ‘something’s not good like 'sexy/slu*t/weirdo/quirky/crazy/witch’ just because your style is different with them, don’t take it seriously, the tricky thing about having labels is that: once you define it, it attaches. Remember this, as long as you feel comfortable, you are beautiful/charming in your way because an outfit will only look amazing if you feel confident wearing it.
Wore this outfit when I went to Church on the first day of 2015 with my family. Recently, I love blacks more than any colours I have in my closet. Guess what? My nephew saw me like a witch that day ;p

| What I Wore : AVENUE skirt / J.Rep shoes |
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