Tokyo 2015: Cute and Kooky Character Shopping

We didn’t just stuff our faces with food during our summer holiday (though, from my past few posts, it probably seems that way!)  We also did a whole lotta shopping in the cutest and kookiest places we could find, from Tokyo Station to Nakano Broadway and, of course, Harajuku, here are some of my favorite kawaii finds! 💖

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Tokyo 2015: More Vegan Eats!

While it seems like more and more vegan restaurants in Seoul are shutting down (Loving Hut Thien Dang, Achasan Loving Hut, Garobee, New Start Buffet, and Mimi & Kelly’s have all disappeared within the past couple of years,) Tokyo’s vegan and healthy-eating scene seems to be growing!  When I was scoping out HappyCow prior to our Tokyo trip, I was so surprised by the amount of new restaurants and cafes which had popped up within the past year.  That’s gotta be a good sign for sure!  First things first, though: a trip to my all-time favorite veg-friendly hang-out, Pure Cafe in Aoyama! ♡

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Tokyo 2015: Nezu Shrine, the Imperial Palace, and Vegan Buddhist Food at Fucha Bon

One of my favorite things about Japan is how easy it is to find tranquility within its urban metropolises.  In Tokyo, it’s not hard to find ethereal shrines adjacent to winding highways and looming office blocks…

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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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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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Tokyo 2014! Glamorous Ginza

Howdy there!  And Happy 2014!  We rang in the New Year in Tokyo, and are still suffering from some serious Japan withdrawal.

New Year’s in Japan is a different experience from anywhere else in the world; it’s a sacred time, when most families group together and take a long break from work.  Many shops and restaurants shut down over the entire period, and nearly all museums and public parks close.  It was a bit of an inconvenience, and meant that we had to rethink our itinerary, but it was insightful to witness Tokyo during this quiet time.

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