Shopping, Eating, and Sightseeing in Tokyo 2014!

After four days of adventuring in Kyoto and Hiroshima, the time came to say goodbye to our super comfy and swanky hotel room, pack up our suitcases, and board the Shinkansen back to Tokyo.

But with Osaka sitting right in between Tokyo and Kyoto, we just had to swing by for a speedy shopping pit-stop!

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Shop ’til Ya Drop in Sinsa-dong!

Korea is globally renowned for its shopping.  Whether you’re into luxury goods, cosmetics, street fashion, or smartphones, you can find so many amazing bargains here.  The biggest mistake I made when we first moved here was shopping in the big department stores (Lotte, Hyundai, and Shinsegae) where clothes and cosmetics are stupidly expensive, even when they’re on sale.  The best places for clothes shopping here are actually usually in little boutiques or underground street fashion shops.  My all-time fave shopping streets in Seoul are Apgujeong-ro and Garosu-gil in Sinsa-dong, where funky, independent shops sit nestled in between luxury brands and chain stores.

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Tokyo 2014! Vintage Steals and Designer Deals on Harajuku Cat Street

Last time we were in Tokyo, we spent our time in Harajuku on Takeshita Dori, not even realizing some of the best shops were hidden on down the road, on a winding side street parallel to Omote-sando.

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Welcome to Cat Street – funky fresh Tokyo fashion at its best!

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