fredag 23. oktober 2015

First time in Harajuku

Ready for another update about Japan? ^^
I want to take this opportunity to tell you about my first trip to Harajuku
It was the day after I went to Shibuya and Shinjuku, so it´s quite a while ago by now ^^" (6.09.2015)
Anyway, I felt like it was a very special time so I wanted to share it with you all!

After all, the first time one goes to Harajuku would be special for any japanese-fashion-lover, right?

I was super duper excited! I even decided on a special outfit to wear for the day, to honour the Harajuku-spirit hehe :-D Once again, I went with the same friend I went to Shibuya with, since she knows Tokyo a lot better than me. We had also planned to meet up with a friend of hers that´s also a Norwegian, but she goes to another university so she lives in Tokyo! ^^

And once again we took the train. I felt so excited the whole time, but the train ride went really fast for some reason! Only when we came to the Yamanote line, it felt like the longest train-ride in the whole world, even though that one is only 30 min! 

Then, upon arrival!

 Since it was a sunday, ofcourse it was super crowded! 

We wandered around for a little while, looking into a few shops, but honestly it was so crowded that it was hard to get around and enjoy ourselfs.


 These icecreams looked really amazing!


 After looking into Etude House, we waited for my classmates friend to arrive. It was a rather grey day, but we made sure to bring an umbrella, so when the rain started we were ok.

Once all of us were gathered, we decided to try some of the famous Harajuku crepes!
There was so many different stands and little shops everywhere that sold crepes, so it was hard to choose just one place to visit hehe


Finally we found a place that had a crepe that I just had to try!

It was a special matcha combo with strawberries!


it was super delicious! <3 If you are ever in Harajuku, definitely try out some crepes! ;-)

Afterwards we decided to head over to 6%DokidDoki to visit my australian friend Manon (Strawberryskies) because she happens to work there! I was super nervous because I had never met her before, only chatted over the internet. As we climbed the stairs to the shop, I felt my heart racing.
Manon was super sweet though, and very nice even though we had never spoken before!
I even got a picture with her, and decided to buy a cute little bracelet that resembled pastelcoloured marbles ^^
To think it´s only a month since we first met!

After chatting for a while, we said our good-byes and then we went to the Laforét building, because I really wanted to see the Lolita shops they have there. While we were there we also visited the Swimmer and Nile Perch shops... uuuuh, I really wish I was rich, because I just wanted to buy so many things TT v TT 
I took a sneak-photo of the Angelic Pretty shop huhu >v< The displays were amazing! I felt a bit ouf of place not wearing lolita at the time though ^^"

I did end up buying a nice strawberry-printed kitchen-towel from Swimmer, they had so many adorable items! :-) 

By this time, another classmate had decided to join us!
We went to the famous Kiddy-land toy shop to look around ^^
It was SO NICE! <3


Once again this day we just browsed around mostly, and didn´t really shop. We are poor students after all, so it´s a good idea to plan out what to get and such!
I really enjoyed browsing different shops though, because it gives a good idea about what kind of things are available, and I like planning ahead before deciding if I am going to buy something!
I had begun feeling really ill as the day proceeded, and I definitely was developing a fever :-/ We held our heads up high though, and decided to finish up with the things we had planned to do!

 It was getting rather late, so we decided to head over to take some Purikura before it would be time to head back home! ^^
I had never taken purikura before, so it was my first time, and I was really excited! 

Decorating the pictures was a lot of fun!

This was the result! ^^

Haha, we look so silly xD!


Ahh, after that we pretty much just headed home again... it was quite late and we were still kind of out of it from Jet-lag.
I had also become quite ill by that time, having a fever and feeling really cold. After all, not being able to sleep for 4-5 days kind of kills your immune system ^^"
We got home safely though, eventually :-)

Besides feeling icky and sick-ish about half the day, I had a really nice time!
I hope you enjoyed this little entry! ^^


16 kommentarer:

  1. It looks like it was so much fun!
    By the way, I love your strawberry kimono-style thing! Where did you buy it? *u*
    I'm sorry you got a fever ;~;

    1. Ah thank you! ^^ I bought it online at Himifashion!

  2. Aww that crepe seems so yummy :3 and you are adorable!
    Angelic Pretty and Swimmer >33< so so cute!
    I'm glad you spent a a nice time ~♥

    Sweety Rainy Days

  3. Det ser så kult ut!!!! En gang! en gang... da ska æ også dit, med masse penga og gå wild på alle de kule butikkan xP Ser ut som dere fikk sett og gjort masse på en dag, og håper at du ble raskt frisk igjen :D

    1. yay! hvis du virkelig vil det så går det nok fint! ;-)
      takk for det! så snart jeg kom inn i riktig døgnrytme gikk det fint ^^"

  4. Amazing!!!!! do you mind if I ask where you got your banner logo thing? its amazing!!!
    p.s nice to meet another loli fan X3

    1. Thanks! My banner was made by a friend of mine! she goes by "hacuubii" on tumblr and deviantart :-)

  5. I had the crepes in harajuku too! So good but so hard to choose which one !!❤️

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  8. Hello Josephine,

    I'm a French guy and I follow your tumblR/blog from time to time and I read your “as time goes by”. I don’t know much about you and the problems you had but I’m touched by what you said and I wanna try to cheer you up a little (sorry if I failed).

    Of course, you’re not the same as the 15 year old you were. Every people change! And yes, you’re now a lady and you have responsibilities as every grown-up but that’s the end of the point. If you’re now a magical kawaii lady instead of a magical kawaii girl, what is the matter? Who defined the way adult must be in life or be dressed? Whatever you will do there will ever be people who are not Ok with what you are. So don’t bother about what people think. Every people are different and change in different ways, so just draw the way you’re the more comfortable with. It will not be the good or the wrong way... It will be your way!!! And for me being adult is just about assuming this way.
    And may be some people just follow you because you are kawaii or a Lolita or stuffs. But know that people who really like you will still love you whatever you look and whatever will change in you! You’re really a beautiful person Josephine!!! And it doesn’t depend on how adult you look or feel!
    So cheers up!!!!


    P.s. : sorry if I annoyed you.

    1. Wow, I am so sorry for not seeing this until now... I´ve sort of abandonned this blog for far too long now because I´ve been sick for a long period of time and really busy the past year, but I logged on today and saw this and I just want to say than you. I needed to hear something like this today, it made me happy so thanks <3

    2. No matter the day, if it made you happy, it's the principal! : )
      And you're welcome!

      Thank you for thanking me <3 and if in the future you're in need to hear things like that again, just ask ; )

      Have a wonderful day!


  9. The fashion and street style in Harajuku is really unique!