03/02/12 - Ikebukuro Sunshine City Shopping Tour in Pictures (Picture heavy)Hey everyone!
So, I'm going to warn you, this is a VERY picture-heavy post because I went a bit shutter happy with my camera on this day. I'm going to show you guys a tour of one of my favourite shopping places in Tokyo, Ikebukuro! I also filmed while taking photos but haven't got around to editing it yet.. Japan vlogs take a really long time to edit, and also I've been really busy with uni so haven't really had the time to do so. Shopping in Japan can be expensive, but if you know where to go, it can be amazingly really cheap! Sunshine City is one of my favourite places to shop in Tokyo, they sell really cheap clothes/shoes!
Walking to Sunshine City~ I don't know what this thing is, I think it is a mascot for Docomo or something.
Walking around Sunshine City
This is a really good shoe shop, they sell lots of Liz Lisa shoes/wallets/bags. They're all fake though I think, but they're relatively cheap
Bags and accessories
Coldstone, I think they sell desserts
Turning to the left I'm going to go into Studio Alta. This area has tonnes of cheap shoes and clothes.
They sell heaps of Liz Lisa bags here but I think they're all fake as well. They're quite expensive for fakes I think :S
Really cheap shoes! "No Fall" has seriously the cheapest shoes, most of them are around $15-$25 a pair and they're really cute!
$12 boots! so cheap!
This shop sells ridiculously cheap clothes sometimes. I bought 2 skirts for $12 for both!
This shop sells weird (but cool) stuff haha
These big shirts look like the INGNI ones, but 1/3 of the price!
I love the shoes in this store! They're really pretty!
Liz Lisa shoes (but fakes). I bought the pink pair of boots though!
More weird stuff
Superhero underwear, lol
This is outside of Studio Alta now, but still on the second level of Sunshine City.
Pink Mix is a store selling a lot of cute clothes, some look identical to Liz Lisa but a lot cheaper.
Recognize that sweater? I have that one from Liz Lisa, and the Pink Mix one looks exactly the same! That Jacket also looks very similar to Liz Lisa!
Another shoe shop~
Most shoe shops in Japan sell almost the exact same thing. There are like 10 shoe shops like this in Sunshine City. I really hate the sizing system in Japan for shoes though. They usually have sizes S, M, L which is a bit strange. For reference I'm a size 5.5-6 Australian in shoe size and I wear size S in Japan. Most of the time it fits but yeah, I don't like the size system :S
Around the other size they have more "edgier" "sexier" clothes
Kind of reminds me of the brand MA*RS
Namja Town! I haven't been inside cos you have to pay 300yen to get in I think (around $5) but I was too cheap to pay lol. Apparently they have cute cafes in there that sell desserts shape as cats. They also have icecream city inside there too, where you find really weird icecream flavours. I'll go there when I go to Japan next time though!
Just outside of Namja Town there is a build-a-bear shop
Apparently you can build a hello kitty there too?
Loft~ This store sells everything. The bigger stores sell food, everyday needs, makeup, gifts, quirky things etc. The Loft store in Sunshine City is really small compared to others.
Axes Femme is a really nice girly shop!
The third floor in Sunshine City is just restaurants! Almost every restaurant in Japan has "fake food" for display but they look so real!
"Egg and me" ?
Back down to the 1st floor, here is one of my favourite drugstores. It's near UNIQLO
Fountain in the middle~ It was close to Valentines Day so there were a lot of stores selling chocolates
More clothes stores on the ground floor~
Weird name for a shop lol. The clothes are more cute than sexy I think
Weird shop names again
Loddispotto is the weirdest name ever for a shop but I like the clothes lol.
After that we went to Tokyu Hands which is a store just selling pretty much everything from makeup to stationary, everyday needs to furniture etc.. Seems like the only photos I took are of useless things lol. But they're really cute :P
Cool origami art~
I think these are the sweets you make?
We then went to Nekobukuro which is like a pet store, and they also have an area where you can go pet cats! Didn't go in though, had no money lol.
That's all for now! Sorry for the ridiculously long post. I just took lots of photos and didn't know what to say about them. Hope you enjoyed the photos anyway, still got a lot more photos to come so hopefully they'll be more interesting than this post haha. I'm in the middle of examination period for uni now so things have been a bit hectic, but I got a few videos already edited which I will upload hopefully next week!