Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Walking around Ikebukuro and Harajuku (Part Two)

On the previous post, I've told you that the basement at Seibu sells a lot of foods. Usually, if the time almost reach 9 pm, some shops will sell their foods with cheaper price. The department store usually close around 9/10 and they won't sell leftover foods that aren't fresh, so all the foods are on sale in order to sell them quickly. If you're on a tight budget, you can try come at night, lol.

All of the workers are still so energetic at night and give their best service. Even if you just buy 1 thing, they'll give their best!

Anyway, to go out near Seibu Line we must take the Seibu exit road in the Station and walk for about 5-10 minutes.

In front of Seibu, we must pass through a large crosswalk to get to the Sunshine City. Actually, it's not so far because the road is easy to find and it's very fun to walk in japan haha, but it was too cold that time and I didnt wear any coat or jacket so my brain wasn't work quite well LOL.

When I almost reach Sunshine City, I see a lot of stores related to japan pop culture, such as animate, K-books and also maid cafe. Previously, I knew that Ikebukuro is a hang out place for fujoshi and also some otakus. lol not as big as Akiba though.

An intersection before we reach Sunshine City, you can see some Anime poster from faraway,lol. 

And yes I saw many young girls screaming when they see this poster, lol

Ikebukuro’s main area around Sunshine City is brimming with Game centers, all filled with the usual array of arcade games, shooters, canoe-riding games, Japanese drum games and of course Ufo Catchers!

what a heaven! so many cute prizes I swear!

I also come inside a Game Arcade but didn't play because I was in a hurry, I planned to visit a game centre on a different day. 

This game centre isn't that crowded because in Ikebukuro there're a lot of game centre and some of them are bigger than this one. And yes, people loves to play Ufo Catchers because of the prizes!

And there's a big Uniqlo building near there, when I saw this building, I knew that I'm on the right track. Sunshine City is so near. Along the way, I can hear the shouts of the workers at UNIQLO. They're so lively and promoting their products even though the weather was very cold. lol so cute <3

Honestly, I want to visit Sunshine City because my sister wants to go to Tutuanna, a store that sells socks. She didn't bring any socks so we must go to Tutuanna no matter what. (✘﹏✘;;)

Matsumoto Kiyoshi is a chain cosmetic store, you can find most Japanese cosmetic and skin care brand here. It's like a heaven for all women, but no I didn't drop by at that

And I spotted Maid Dreamin, okay another side of me was going wild, I really want to visiiiittt a maid cafe ~_~, I want to see moe girlss. But because we were in a hurry, I skipped it. /cry (´°̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥ω°̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥`)

This street is always crowded and you can see many youngsters gather with their friends here. At Otome road near Sunshine city you can find some Yaoi doujinshi (LOL), well I saw a group of girls hugging some guy anime posters and laugh happily. I also saw some girls wearing lolita costume here. So kawaii! but sorry no photos lol

I don't know why but I saw so many Ikemen in Ikebukuro LOL /slapped

And finally we come inside Sunshine City, I remember Tutuanna store is on the basement. I've saw it before on their website. So we go straight to the basement but after we walk around, hey, there's no Tutuanna. Am I wrong? =͟͟͞͞(꒪ỏ꒪)

Inside Sunshine City, there's Namja Town (an indoor theme park by Namco) the creator of Pacman and many arcade games. There're Gyoza Town and Ice Cream City inside it but I didn't visit both because no one wants to accompany me, /cry. Next time if I go to Japan again, I'll visit those places. If you're planning to visit kindly click this link for the ticketing information. 

Other than that, I spot some cute stores, I don't understand why all Japanese clothing are so damn cute? Why, Why Jakarta doesn't have this? (。•ˇ₃ˇ•。)

Even on a Department Store, there're so many cute stores, I feel so happy because all girls in Japan also look so kawaii and fashionable. Even the adult also looks fashionable, hehe ( ๑˃̶ ॣꇴ ॣ˂̶)♪⁺·✧

When I realised that I was wrong, I immediately suggest to visit Harajuku because there's a Tutuanna store at Takeshita Dori. And we can still shopping (maybe) if some stores still open, haha!

So we're walking back to Ikebukuro Station and go to Harajuku, quickly. My dream place in Tokyo, Harajuku! I was so excited at that time, I can't stop smiling hahahahha (•̤ ॢꇴ•̤ ॢ)

(continue to Part 3)


imaginarymi said...

Everything look so cool in Japan, semoga aja Jepang ajdi kasih free Visa ke Indo ehehe :)

Churi chan said...

GOD I want to be there!! <3

cinnamon said...

Oh how I laughed at the last picture -- the name means "maybe cute" in finnish :D

Rei said...

I wish I could have visited Seibu > 3 < inexpensive food sounds like a dream to me x3 I can't wait to see your post on Harajuku -'w'- Did you by chance visit Wonder Rocket?

Miharu Julie said...

Surga belanjaa *_*) bajuuu semuaaaa

Lizzy K. said...

omg great pictures! and nice tip, I will go to buy food at night hhaha n.n

priincess emily said...

I really can't wait to visit japan!!

keemji said...

So many reasons why I want to visit Japan, there are so many things you can't find anywhere else. I want to visit a maid cafe too.. and then eat discounted (lol) streetfoods at night! ~~ :)

Sarah Barker said...

Gawd, I love these pics!
I want to play a Ufo catcher. The prizes are so superior to the equivalent here. >.<
Everything is so lovely there.

Carbon & Diamonds said...

Omg the clothes are so cute! I wish Jakarta had cute (not overpriced) clothes like that. I'm so jealous you went to Tokyo! I dream of living there one day haha.

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