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Pikachu Suica

ポケモンセンター

29th July, Pikachu Suica card(limited version) is sold at some big stations.
If you are a fan of Pikachu, you might want to go and get this :)
Then hurry! They will start selling from at around 9:30am in JR stations.

Stations here:

  • Tokyo, Shinjuku, Shibuya, Ikebukuro, Shinagawa, Ueno, Akihabara, Shinbashi, Kamata, Akabane, Kitasenju, Hachioji
  • Omiya
  • Chiba, Matsudo
  • Yokohama
  • Pokemon centre Tokyo(10:00-19:00)/Yokohama(11:00-20:00)

The Invasion of HELLO KITTY


Kitty HATO bus

Originally uploaded by lhuga.

Who want to go sightseeing with HELLO KITTY ? :)

東京駅のすぐそばでこのバスを見つけちゃった。
ついカメラを向けたけど、乗ってた人たちは写真撮られて ??? な気分だったかもね。

私は、キティバスで東京観光はしたくないなぁ :P

Echika

Echika-chan
Echika is a new underground shopping area around the Omotesando subway station. As Jean Snow has pointed out, the name Echika “is probably an attempt at a pun-tastic combination of the Japanese words eki (station) and chika (underground), but mostly making one think of echi, with its sexual connotations.”

I couldn’t find any information about it in English online, but the explanation for the bunny mascot on the What’s Echika page at the official site is kind of interesting. It relates to the White Rabbit that was Alice’s guide after she fell down from mundane above-ground world through the rabbit hole and into the Wonderland below.

But if you go there expecting to encounter a wonderland, you’ll probably be a bit disappointed. It’s just 26 smallish shops in 5 different areas. Mostly food places, with a few shops (stalls?) selling accessories and “supplements” or some damn thing. But to make the areas more wonderful, they all have French names: Espace Japon, Marché de Metro, Espace Beauté, Espace Mode, Espace Appétit.

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