dinsdag 1 december 2015

Okadaya, Yuzawaya and Tokyu Hands in Shinjuku

There are a few big fabric and craft stores located in Shinjuku.

Open daily from 10:00-20:30
Okadaya is near the East Exit of Shinjuku Station. It's a store with 6 floors, that has fabric and sewing supplies. From Okadaya it's about a 15 minute walk to the Takashimaya Building on the South-East side of Shinjuku Station. In here you will find two more craft stores:

Open from 10:00-20:00
This fabric shop is on the 11th floor of Takashimaya. Minimum cut for fabrics is usually 10cm.

Open from 10:00-21:00
TOKYU HANDS deals with all kinds of products, such as high-quality and high-functional livingware, fancy made-in-Japan bags, convenient travel goods, the latest Japanese stationery, unique articles, topical beauty products, and tools and materials for DIY.
It's located on the 2nd to 8th floor of Takashimaya.

vrijdag 13 november 2015

Google map with attractions & shops

I also created a Google Map with all atractions and shops that are listed in this blog.
You can find it by clicking here: map

This is still a work in progress, I will reshuffle the items once I'm done uploading all text, maps and images. I will also make a pdf/word document available later on, so you can pick which items are of interest to you.

Metropolitan Government Building

Metropolitan Government Building
South Observation Deck: 9:30 a.m. - 17:00
North Observation Deck: 9:30 a.m. - 22:30

One of the best free attractions in Tokyo: a view from the 202 meter high Metropolitan Government Building in Shinjuku. On a clear day you can even see Mt. Fuji!
The nearest subway station is Tocho-mae on the Toei Oedo Subway Line, exit A4, but you can also walk there in about 15 minutes from Shinjuku JR Station.

Sanrioworld Ginza

Open from 11:00-20:00

This store in Ginza is the worlds biggest Sanrio Store! It's located on the 1st and 2nd Floor of the Nishi Ginza Department Store, close to JR Yarakucho Station and Tokyo Metro Ginza Station.

Giant Gundam

There's a giant Gundam model (18m) at Diver City Shopping Center in Odaiba. It's easy to get to with the Rinkai Line to Tokyo Teleport Station:

The Gundam is lit up every evening from 18:00-23:00. The robot's head moves at 12:00, 15:00 and 17:00. There's a special 13 minute video presentation at 19:30, 20:30 and 21:30 and another 9 minute presentation at 20:00 and 21:00:

Diver City Mall right behind the gundam has a great Food Court, so it's a nice place to go at the end of the afternoon. Inside the mall is one of the bigger 100 Yen shops in Tokyo: Daiso, on the 6th floor.

Kiddyland Harajuku

Kiddyland Harajuku

Open daily from 11:00-21:00

Kiddyland is another big toy store in Tokyo. It's in Harajuku. They usually have a few Blythe dolls at this store. Harajuku is a great place to visit and do some people watching.

Tea Shops in Tokyo

Lupicia and Karel Capek both have a flagship store in Tokyo.

Karel Capek, Kichijoji (new shop, opened 08/30) 
Open from 11:00-20:00
Karel Capek is located in Kichijoji, which is one the same subway line as Nakano.

Lupicia Flasgship Store, Jiyugaoka
Open from 08:00-21:00
The Lupicia store is close to Jiyugaoka. It's takes around 30 minutes to get to from Shinjuku and is a bit out of the way, but if you're into tea this store is definitely worth a visit!