Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Kiddy Land

We just got back home from a mini vacation in Tokyo.  We stayed at the military hotel, The New Sanno, which is in a prime location for visiting Tokyo.  It's a few minutes walk from the Hiroo Metro Station, and it's about a 5 minute drive to Peter's cousin's house and in the other direction it's a 5 minute drive to the LDS Temple.  Staying at The New Sanno will definitely be a regular occurrence for us while we live here--why not make visiting family and the temple into a mini vacation every so often?!

We packed a lot in while we were staying in the city, but we made sure to visit Kiddy Land first.  Kiddy Land is a 4-story toy store in Harajuku.  It's packed with toys, lunch boxes, notebooks, and trinkets.  And most of them are character toys that are super popular in Japan, only some of which are as popular in the states.  

For example they had tons of Doraemon, Snoopy (and entire floor was dedicated to him!), Totoro, and Hello Kitty.  We found a few treasures though, and had tons of fun wandering through the shop.

If you have kids, visiting Kiddy Land is a must.  It embodies all that is kawaii in Japan!  Plus, it's in Harajuku, which is definitely one of the coolest areas in the city.  Peter and I could have spent all day shopping around and eating in Harajuku, but between our little ones and the pouring rain, we had to keep moving!  Maybe one of these days we'll get a babysitter and just go to Harajuku to do some more exploring.

Getting to Kiddy Land is easy.  It's right in between the Meijijingumae Station and the Omotesando Station; 6-1-9 Jingu-mae, Shibuya-ku.  GPS coordinates: 35.668689, 139.706504.

1 comment:

  1. I loved Hello Kitty as a girl. That place would've been sweet!