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tokyo daydreaming

1:57 pm 07月24日

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There are 3 places in Tokyo I always fall back to daydreaming about: Harajuku, Shimo-kitazawa & Koenji ?

In this photo diary, I’ll be taking you on my day to Shimo-kitazawa & Harajuku through a few shots that I took( ´∀`)I’ll be showing a few shops that I adore going to, and new ones that I’ve encountered along the way.

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first stop, しもきたざわ♡

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There’s something about this lovely neighbourhood that draws me in. The food, the clothes, the vibrations, all of the above perhaps?

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The shops here are wonderful too. Although there are still some over-the-top expensive vintage shops around, there are a lot of vintage/designer shops that are quite affordable as well.

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For brunch, I went to a healthy pancake house. A wonderful meal to start the day honestly.

I also got to order this delicious smoothie that they had, it was Banana Apricot Yoghurt smoothie I believe?

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One of the quaint dessert shops that attracted me that day(人´∀`*)I really love the aesthetic, it’s super me! hehe( థ ਊ థ)

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I believe they’re known for their Gelato here the best, but I got caramel crepe that day instead. It was still quite delicious(´ε`*)

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Inside this shop made me have a nostalgic feeling. It reminds me of my childhood a whole lot! Yes, I was (and probs still is) a very girly girl.

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What I noticed in vintage stores around Tokyo, mostly Shimokitazawa and Koenji, is that their clothes and trinkets are imported from the states. A lot of vintage cute toys from american happy meals and such, while the clothes go back from north america in the 50’s or so.

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I really adore going to this store. The place I believe, are shelves full of cute accessories and art pieces handmade from different local indie artists.

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It’s as if each cubby hole has its own world(´ ▽`)

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Like a dollhouse(=´∇`=)

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「原宿」はらじゅく Harajuku

I also tried to fit in a few hours of Harajuku time as well(o^^o)

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Bubbles! Ahh, one of my favourite Harajuku brandsヾ(*⌒ヮ⌒*)ゞ

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I’m really in love Bubbles’ aesthetic right now. This theme really grows inside of me so (#/。\#)

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Here are other shops that I adore and usually visit:

Bubbles saw the city
Rosemarie Seoir 
Nadia
Virginis
Mon Lily
Jesus Shop
One Spo
Swimmer
W♡C
Romantic Standard

 

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For dinner, I settled with Pomu Noki! I’ve never tried eating here before so I wanted to try it out(▰˘◡˘▰)

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Their food and shakes tasted really good! I wanted to eat more but I know I shouldn’t(〃^▽^〃)

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美味しそう!

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Ever since I was 15, Harajuku already left a special mark in my heart.

Let me be honest with you though, despite my strong love and adoration for this wonderful place, this is sort of the least place I visit. I guess cause I love it too much, if that makes sense. It’s pretty crowded now, that’s for sure. But whenever I’m there, I feel like I’m home than everything else. The reason why I avoid going here is because I can’t help myself too! I always spend more than I should?

Evidence of my foolishness hehe.

 

So that’s it for my day. The weather was quite warm but everything was okay! I was too distracted by the enchanting sights I saw anyways. On the upcoming posts, I’ll be taking you to Koenji so stay tuned for that!

Thank you guys for reading <3

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