Monday, April 15, 2013

A Little Bit of Pedestrian Heaven...Hokousha Tengoku in Ginza.

Yesterday, Aki had to make a trip to the Apple store in Ginza to replace his ipad mini (he dropped it the other day and cracked the screen. Mind you, he did the same thing the first night he got the ipad...the man is not loved by technology :P). Anyway, he asked if I wanted to come, no sooner had he finished his sentence that I was at the front door, with my Suica and credit card in tow. While we were in Ginza, I wanted to show you Hokousha Tengoku (literal translation: pedestrian heaven). 

Hokousha Tengoku is hosted in certain areas of Tokyo, where some major roads, as well as some smaller streets, are closed-off  from automobiles and are opened to the public to meander as they see fit. You can experience this pedestrian heaven in Shinjuku and Ginza, I can't remember if this is still done in Harajuku, but I know it stopped in Akihabara after the "Akihabara stabbing spree" back in 2008.  

Sorry for the video's abrupt ending, but my phone died.

Opaque next to the apple store in Ginza.

While Aki was distracted by the Apple Sales Assoicate (all the technology porn), I was able to go outside and slip into the shop next door called Opaque. Opaque is a fun store that offers a little bit of everything from clothing, cosmetics, and accessories to home decor.

 Window display at Opaque featuring the Tarina Taratino beauty line. 

To my excitement, Tarina Tarantino's beauty line is now available at Opaque. If you've ever tried this beauty line, you'll know their products are fantastic!

What did you do on Sunday?

Looking gorgeous one lipstick at a time.

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  2. Tokyo looks so awesome T______T It makes me so envious of the shopping you can do, living out on the coast of the west side of Japan makes it hard to do super awesome shopping.

    Blindly Beautiful

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    1. Hey Maria!

      I've always wanted to ask you, how you made it to Ishikawa? If you're ever in the neighborhood give me a call :D

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  3. That shop display looks great! Makes me want to go back to Japan to spend spend spend!

    My sunday was spent in the cinema watching the new Tom Cruise Movie Oblivion and shopping and eating!

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    1. Well, consider this motivation for a return visit :)

      Oh, how was Oblivion?

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  4. This looks amazing! I'd love to go to Japan again - the last time I went, I was only interested in DisneyLand, DisneySea and the Pokemon Centre hahaha!

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    1. Woman, you need to come back and do some mad shopping with me!

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  5. Pedestrian Heaven huh? I will be leaving drool stains and finger prints everytime I see pretty store front displays like this!

    Care to become my tour guide if I ever come to Tokyo?! haha!

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    1. Hahaha, I'd love to see that :P

      I'll give you the VIP tour whenever you get yourself over here :D

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