We arrived suuuuper late at night on Sunday so we decided to just sleep and start our real adventure the next day.
So we started our real adventure Monday around noon. First, to our real hotel!
We missed the first shuttle, but luckily the 2nd one wasn't too far behind! We stayed at Hotel Kabuki which is right on the edge of Japantown. The decor had a traditional feeling, and the bathroom even had traditional bathing-style! I almost hurt myself when trying to shower -- the bathtub was nearly 3 ft deep
Since we were staying on the 15th floor, we had an amazing view.
We rode the bus to the Angelic Pretty store (yes, lolita on public transportation... I got many odd looks). The shop was split half-and-half -- Angelic Pretty and Harajuku Hearts. It was small yet quaint. Sadly, no photos were allowed inside, but I did get a picture taken outside.
There were two shop girls there: one was incredibly sweet and chatty, and the other... not so much. She just sat at her computer the whole time really. :
My mom found an item for herself, too! A very punk-lolita styled skirt -- I'm trying to "convert" her into a lolita, and it seems to be working! xD
They had a little cafe on the ground level where I tried some organic onigiri. I got the 3 set, so I picked different flavours for each: Spicy Shrimp, Ume (plum), and Teriyaki Chicken. The Spicy Shrimp and Teriyaki Chicken were delicious! The Ume... not so much. Maybe I'm just dumb when it comes to Japanese foods, but the Ume was super sour! I was expecting sweet like a plum from the grocery... Can someone please explain to me why it was sour? ;n;
Floor 1 is the New People Store where they have cute little goodies. They even had GLBs! Nice stuff, but my money was for clooothes!
Up to Floor 2!
The artwork on the stairwell was quite interested and even a little frightening. When we got up to the 2nd floor though... my eyes truly lit up. It was lovely! Sadly there were no photos allowed at the BABY store, so I'll let you imagination run wild on that one~
I just bought a pink cutsew. It has detachable sleeves so I can use it all year 'round!
And surprise! We both got the novelty cellphone charm! It's seriously too adorable; I'll be turning mine into a necklace.
We went and had curry for dinner. It was my mom's first time having it since she's scared to try spicy foods. I made sure to get yellow curry, so no worries about it being too spicy! After dinner, we went back to the hotel to sleep. It had been a long, tiring, and exciting day~
This post is getting rather lengthy, so I'll put up Days 2 & 3 tomorrow or Tuesday~ I hope you all enjoyed reading about my lolita shopping adventure! I also hope everyone is having a lovely week~ it's only the beginning!