It’s hard to resist the cuteness, I recommend girls to “consider” before going to Kawaii Monster Cafe. If you feel lovely and do not want to go back, I am not responsible. I appreciate the style of the shop, very trendy and suitable with the modern lifestyle of Japanese youth. The shop is divided into 4 main sections with 4 different themes such as Mushroom Disco, Milk StandBar Experiment and Mel-Tea Room. The price compared to other shops is a little higher, suitable for a group of 2-4 people, sharing for cheaper. Please refer to the shop here.
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Address: 4-31-10 Jingumae | 4F YM Square Bldg, Shibuya 150-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
Hours: 11:30AM–4:30PM, 6–10:30PM / Sunday: 11AM–8PM
Phone: +81 3-5413-6142
How to get to Shibuya?
Location: Shibuya Station – JR Yamanote
Hachiko Exit: Stepping out of the Hachiko gate, you will see SHIBUYA 109 shopping mall to the west and the famous Shibuya square.
The East Exit: Located in the east of Shibuya Station, opposite the large shopping mall of Shibuya Hikarie.
Shibuya is famous for being a crowded neighborhood. Known for the image of a very bustling crossroad that is always busy pedestrian, Shibuya Crossing. Referring to Shibuya, people will think of modernity and popularity. Traveling in Tokyo you also should know the place that spreads out the culture of Japanese youth, feel the fashion style of your neighborhood country through daily moments and catch up the fast trend and become a fashionista for yourself.
Referring to shopping for clothes is the true hobby of women who are shopping devotees. Don’t worry about not buying anything. With the speed of catching fast trend quickly, just drop by Shibuya 109 shopping mall or Marui Group, make sure you find some good items. If you have bought some good clothes then go to Cat Street area to take some photos of virtual living. Cat Street is Shibuya’s street fashion sanctuary. Along the way there are many small shops, remember to visit. Well, from this area you also can walk through the nearby Harajuku area for only about 20 minutes. Remember take a note.
Eating well, wearing nice is the mission. We will take a walk around Shibuya, wearing nice clothes but not eating well is a waste. Stop by Shibuya Niku Yokocho grilled meat shop and order some hot meat portions and some beer, there is nothing better. The shop has 16 stalls and specializes in serving meats such as beef, chicken, pork, .. with a variety of processing ways. You can visit each booth for a while to experience more fully. Note that the shop is a bit crowded, but concentrate at one place is also more convenient for diners.
How to get to Ginza?
Location: Ginza Station – JR Yamanote
The most convenient way to get to Ginza is to use the JR Yamanote line and pay attention to the nearest station:
Yurakucho Station: From this station you will be able to get to Ginza quickly within 8 minutes. You can also visit the famous Hibiya Park – It’s just go from Hibiya station.
If you want to know Japan’s wealth and prosperity, just go to Ginza district. It used to be the head office of managing and buying and selling money for the Edo period (Tokugawa period). Today, Ginza is still the neighborhood concentrates many high-rise buildings, skyscrapers, big shops from famous brands around the world. With inherent prosperity, Ginza continuously developed and constantly brought new values to the country and people of Japan. Traveling to Tokyo and want to buy branded goods, just go to Ginza. From long standing shopping centers to large and small shops, anywhere is also available to meet your shopping needs.
As the starting point of 5 famous streets of Japan, Ginza Chuo Dori Street is an interesting destination on the list of places to visit while traveling in Tokyo. Three of the well-known shopping malls like Matsuya and Mitsukoshi (Address: 4 Chome-6-１６ Ginza, Chuo City, Tokyo 104-8212, Japan / Hours: 10AM–7:30PM; Thursday: 10AM–8PM / Phone: +81 3-3562-1111) or Ginza Wako (Address: 4 Chome-5-11 Ginza, Chuo City, Tokyo 104-8105, Japan / Hours: 10:30AM–7PM / Phone: +81 3-3562-2111) all are located in this street. If you want to buy jewelry or accessories, please visit Ginza Wako. With Matsuya, in addition to a shopping mall, it is also an exhibition and event venue. With a history of over 80 years of establishment, Mitsukoshi is a shopping mall that both men and women love because of its variety and convenience.
Referring to shopping when traveling to Tokyo without mentioning tax refunds is a defect. To serve the needs of visitors, Tokyu Plaza Ginza (Address: 5 Chome-2-1 Ginza, Chuo City, Tokyo 104-0061, Japan / Hours: 11AM–9PM / Phone: +81 3-3571-0109) now has a tax refund procedure for you when shopping here. From 8th to 9th floor is Lotte Duty Free Ginza area with many duty-free shops. Shopping and tax refund right on the spot, you can completely assured. The center specializes in selling items made in Japan, so it is convenient for buying as gifts and buying for family.
Best neighborhoods in Tokyo for tourist: Akihabara
How to get to Akihabara?
Location: Akihabara Station – JR Yamanote
Akihabara Station is always busy with connecting train lines, you pay attention to the following 3 lines:
- JR Yamanote Line
- JR Keihin Tohoku Line
- JR Sobu Line
All three lines above run through Akihabara Station, depending on the location you want to go to find a way for convenience. It is relatively easy to get out from the station.
Walking around the streets of Akihabara, you can see that this is the area that sells electronics. If you are a loyal fan of Anime or a genuine Otaku, probably you’ve heard this neighborhood before. The Subculture culture in Akihabara is unrivaled, items such as game disks, manga, doujinshi or Maid Cafe shops,.. all can only be found in Akihabara. Especially here you can also find cheap electronics but the quality is also excellent.
Just about 4-minute walk from Akihabara station, Mandarake Complex (Address: 3 Chome-11-12 Sotokanda, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 101-0021, Japan / Hours: 12–8PM / Phone: +81 3-3252-7007) is a shopping center that sells items related to the Otaku theme such as comics, character models and games. The building has a total of 8 floors, so you can slowly to explore. In addition to new and trendy items, they also sell second-hand items, if you want to collect something rare and hard to find, don’t miss these stores.
Household items, electronics, souvenirs, etc. In general, all things that can be brought home are in LAOX Akihabara Main Store (Address: 1 Chome-2-9 Sotokanda, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 101-0021, Japan / Hours: 9AM–7PM / Phone: +81 3-3253-7111). It is very modern, convenient, including automatic money exchange machines and tax-free stores. The team of counselors can speaks a lot of languages, so when you need support, someone will be helped immediately. As you know, household electrical appliances that made in Japan are very durable and rarely damaged. Electric rice cooker, hair dryer or kettle … are the items that are popular with tourists. The tax refund procedure here is quite simple so you just need to focus on buying things, no need to worry much.
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