Before sharing some of my proper photos from my trip, I thought I would flush out all my instagram pictures. Enjoy!
L: If you've been to Japan you know that practically every company has a cute mascot, and this is the JR metro mascot, the Suica (their metro card) penguin. I'm kind of obsessed with it. In Tokyo station there is a little store that sells nothing but Suica Penguin merchandise.
R: So there was a typhoon in Tokyo one day and where was I? Buying something at Celine. Luckily they prepared my bag for the weather with a little plastic cover, which is standard there at nice boutiques.
L: An awesome oversized gold nail ring I got at Laforet in Harajuku for around $10.
R: Of course in Japan you must buy snacks either based on funny names, or cute packaging.
L: Teriyaki, avocado and fried egg burger at J.S. Burger in Shibuya
R: I've been dying to get calgel gradient nails for so long, so on a whim I went and got my nails done at Bee salon in Shibuya and I couldn't stop looking at them for days. I must have been influenced by all the "kawaii" around me, I have no other explanation for choosing pink. I've since had them redone (in black gradient) and I want to keep them like this forever!!
L: This spring Shu Uemura collaborated with Japanese kimono artist Mamechiyo, and all the stores and kiosks looked so pretty! I wish I still used their cleansing oils, because the limited edition bottles are really cute.
R: It's Christmas all year round at this kitchen supply store.
L: Went to Utsunomiya, the gyoza capital of Japan, to eat gyoza and also go to a local bar where the owner has monkeys as pets. Having a monkey sit in your lap and eat an apple is kind of a surreal experience.
R: Sakura doughnut from Doughnut Planet
L: Rick Owens store
R: Walking down a random street I spotted a pet rabbit tied to the open door of a luggage store... random!
L: Buying snacks based on the cute packaging doesn't always work out. This tasted like neon.
R: In Yudanaka (outside Nagano) to see the snow monkeys. It was motherfucking snowing, and I was not expecting that! In April.
L: I had to experience Alcatraz E.R., a restaurant where they take you to your "cell" (table) in handcuffs and you drink cocktails out of a severed head.
R: A green tea kit kat
L: Designer second-hand stores are my favourite thing about shopping in Tokyo. These dreamy white Margiela tabi boots would have come home with me if I was a size 36.
R: Cherry blossom festival in Gyoen Park. If you couldn't tell by the picture, cherry blossom viewing parties are HUGELY popular.
L: The view of Tokyo Tower from our (2nd) hotel in Tokyo.
R: Conveyor belt sushi in Shinagawa