Yesterday I did something I said I wouldn't - get more clothes before I go to Japan, how will I fit everything into a carry-on? haha! (I refuse to check a bag this time) I don't have time to photograph my gets today, but I will post them tomorrow^^ I'm so excited to bring those clothes to Japan, and it seems many people are leaving for or are in Japan now. Summer really is the travel time huh?
Boy, this photo really shows it was a strong sunny day haha
But we don't need to travel to Japan to enjoy it I think. Nowadays the internet has almost everything you could want to learn, see or buy from Japan. And so I am bringing you some photos of Takeshita Dori, that fabulous shopping lane that has become imfamous for youth fashion. Well the backstreets of Harajuku are where all the little fashion houses are right? But I haven't explored them yet....oh good idea for my next trip! haha.
Looking down Takeshita Dori
One of the main reasons people visit Harajuku - to "Loli Watch" XD
I think I've been to Takeshita Dori only one time when it was comfortable enough to just stroll and look at the shops in a leisurely pace. To me it seems like it is ever crammed full of people, weekdays don't appear to thin the crowd as much as I would expect. Harajuku (and Asakusa) is where you are going to see a ton of tourists, and combined with the throng of locals you got the makings of a crushing crowd haha!
One great way to get out of the stream of people in Takeshita Dori, and in this summer weather escape the body heat, is to visit one of the 2nd story shops. There are several buildings with multiple levels, and visit the upper level shops where there are balconies will allow you to take a moment to just relax and people watch.
Looking back towards the station entrance, the old guy looking into my camera is distracting me...
Most of these photos from this set were taken from the balcony of the Bodyline shop. I appreciate Bodyline because they make loli shoes for giant feet like mine, but boy that shop was small and super crowded with mostly Asian tourists! Their balcony however was greatly appreciated by me.
Can you spot the W*C fan? XD She's obviously a middle-school girl but she is rocking the look^^
It was an unusually hot day for May when I visited Takeshita Dori, or perhaps it just seemed so hot because I was wearing my W*C sweatshirt? haha. Either way hot temperatures really make walking around in Japan...torture I would say. Has anyone written about how to deal with Japan's summer heat? Maybe I should write about that soon XD