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OSAKA & HARAJUKU LOLITA SHOPPING MAPS. WHERE TO BUY GOTHIC LOLITA HARAJUKU FRUITS CLOTHES IN TOKYO JAPAN, SHOP LIST & ADDRESSES FOR COOL JAPANESE CLOTHING STORES.


OSAKA & HARAJUKU LOLITA SHOPPING MAPS. WHERE TO BUY GOTHIC LOLITA HARAJUKU FRUITS CLOTHES IN TOKYO JAPAN, SHOP LIST & ADDRESSES FOR COOL JAPANESE CLOTHING STORES. shopping malls in japan, directions and map for best women's clothing stores, Harajuku shop guide

Looking for the best places to shop for Gothic Lolita clothes in Tokyo, Japan? Volume 7 of Kera Maniax has a stellar map of Harajuku’s stores. I’ve translated and added in some items. But as I advised in this post, I like going down Takeshita Doori, browsing the twist and turns, going right on Meiji Doori and ending at Laforet. Don’t stress about finding particular stores — you’ll run into them in your explorations.

OSAKA & HARAJUKU LOLITA SHOPPING MAPS. WHERE TO BUY GOTHIC LOLITA HARAJUKU FRUITS CLOTHES IN TOKYO JAPAN, SHOP LIST & ADDRESSES FOR COOL JAPANESE CLOTHING STORES. shopping malls in japan, directions and map for best women's clothing stores, Harajuku shop guide

The same issue of Kera has an Osaka guide. I’ve yet to check these out… What do you think of the shopping in this city?

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For photos of each store and more info, please visit my constantly-updated Gothic & Sweet Lolita shopping guide. Above: a Kera street snap; an oldie but a goodie!

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  1. Emma
    Posted October 1, 2009 at 4:38 am | Permalink

    I enjoyed shopping in Osaka more than in Tokyo, actually (except of course for Closet Child, because nothing beats Closet Child!) Everything was pretty close to eachother and the streets are so nice and cozy to walk around in… My hotel was so close to everything as well, it was the ultimate shopping experience! The hotel was called Dormy Inn, smack in the middle of Amerikamura and not expensive. But beware, they only offer breakfast to customers who stay hard. Oh how I love Engrish. ;)

  2. lacarmina
    Posted October 1, 2009 at 5:29 am | Permalink

    That's what she said! Oyy….

    I will remember this info for the next time I have a chance to go… I'm always here for work, so I haven't had a chance to make a side trip… I hope I can soon!

  3. Sarah
    Posted October 1, 2009 at 6:08 am | Permalink

    *tries to read maps* Uh oh… *heard explodes* I've never ben to good at directions lol.

  4. Emma
    Posted October 1, 2009 at 11:38 am | Permalink

    I enjoyed shopping in Osaka more than in Tokyo, actually (except of course for Closet Child, because nothing beats Closet Child!) Everything was pretty close to eachother and the streets are so nice and cozy to walk around in… My hotel was so close to everything as well, it was the ultimate shopping experience! The hotel was called Dormy Inn, smack in the middle of Amerikamura and not expensive. But beware, they only offer breakfast to customers who stay hard. Oh how I love Engrish. ;)

    • lacarmina
      Posted October 1, 2009 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

      That’s what she said! Oyy….

      I will remember this info for the next time I have a chance to go… I’m always here for work, so I haven’t had a chance to make a side trip… I hope I can soon!

  5. Sarah
    Posted October 1, 2009 at 1:08 pm | Permalink

    *tries to read maps* Uh oh… *heard explodes* I’ve never ben to good at directions lol.

  6. Brittan Clark
    Posted October 1, 2009 at 3:37 pm | Permalink

    planning a trip to japan and wondering what hotel is closet to the best shopping (aka best lolita stores) do you have an opinion?

  7. Brittan Clark
    Posted October 1, 2009 at 10:37 pm | Permalink

    planning a trip to japan and wondering what hotel is closet to the best shopping (aka best lolita stores) do you have an opinion?

    • lacarmina
      Posted October 2, 2009 at 12:52 am | Permalink

      In Tokyo, anywhere close to Shinjuku/Shibuya/Harajuku are great… Sakura Hotel Ikebukuro is cheap and nearby. Lots of cheap Shinjuku places too… ask Tokyotopia.com – she has great recommedations!

      • em
        Posted October 3, 2009 at 1:10 am | Permalink

        I stayed in Sakura Hotel on my Japan trip! It’s pretty nice–the rooms are small, but that’s expected (unless you get the bigger traditional styled one), and you probably won’t be in them much anyway.

        • lacarmina
          Posted October 3, 2009 at 1:59 am | Permalink

          Hahah exactly — I always think it’s better to be in a good location than to be in a first-class hotel. :)

  8. Caroline
    Posted October 1, 2009 at 5:47 pm | Permalink

    Good timing, my sister is studying in Osaka, I can send her shopping there for me ;)

  9. stillprince
    Posted October 1, 2009 at 5:48 pm | Permalink

    Hey hey hey!! Don't forget about Vivienne Westwtood shop (can't see if it's already on there lol)

  10. anna hi
    Posted October 1, 2009 at 5:48 pm | Permalink

    i love their outfits, her boots are cute, reminds me of peter pans shoes lol

  11. lacarmina
    Posted October 1, 2009 at 5:49 pm | Permalink

    Sexy Dynamite Queen in Harajuku and Closet Child sell her stuff.. have you seen this post? http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2008/04/sexy-dyna

  12. lacarmina
    Posted October 1, 2009 at 5:51 pm | Permalink

    Oh true! I once got P Pan shoes but they hurt my feet…

  13. lacarmina
    Posted October 1, 2009 at 5:52 pm | Permalink

    In Tokyo, anywhere close to Shinjuku/Shibuya/Harajuku are great… Sakura Hotel Ikebukuro is cheap and nearby. Lots of cheap Shinjuku places too… ask Tokyotopia.com – she has great recommedations!

  14. Milz
    Posted October 1, 2009 at 5:56 pm | Permalink

    i like nudi boy myself. and i will be there in 14 days. thankyou for the maps. i have some new places to explore.

  15. Ria
    Posted October 1, 2009 at 7:22 pm | Permalink

    Ooh awesome!!! Thanks so much for all your help!
    Definitely gonna check all of these out when I go to Osaka and Tokyo later in the year woohoo!
    <3

  16. Caroline
    Posted October 2, 2009 at 12:47 am | Permalink

    Good timing, my sister is studying in Osaka, I can send her shopping there for me ;)

  17. stillprince
    Posted October 2, 2009 at 12:48 am | Permalink

    Hey hey hey!! Don’t forget about Vivienne Westwtood shop (can’t see if it’s already on there lol)

  18. anna hi
    Posted October 2, 2009 at 12:48 am | Permalink

    i love their outfits, her boots are cute, reminds me of peter pans shoes lol

    • lacarmina
      Posted October 2, 2009 at 12:51 am | Permalink

      Oh true! I once got P Pan shoes but they hurt my feet…

  19. Milz
    Posted October 2, 2009 at 12:56 am | Permalink

    i like nudi boy myself. and i will be there in 14 days. thankyou for the maps. i have some new places to explore.

  20. Ria
    Posted October 2, 2009 at 2:22 am | Permalink

    Ooh awesome!!! Thanks so much for all your help!
    Definitely gonna check all of these out when I go to Osaka and Tokyo later in the year woohoo!
    <3

  21. em
    Posted October 2, 2009 at 6:10 pm | Permalink

    I stayed in Sakura Hotel on my Japan trip! It's pretty nice–the rooms are small, but that's expected (unless you get the bigger traditional styled one), and you probably won't be in them much anyway.

  22. lacarmina
    Posted October 2, 2009 at 6:59 pm | Permalink

    Hahah exactly — I always think it's better to be in a good location than to be in a first-class hotel. :)

  23. shichi
    Posted October 12, 2009 at 11:27 pm | Permalink

    Awww they left off Yellow House.

  24. shichi
    Posted October 13, 2009 at 6:27 am | Permalink

    Awww they left off Yellow House.

  25. canadien chicky poo
    Posted December 1, 2009 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

    that's sooo not fair!! >:( all the clothing stores in my country suck…….
    i wish i could go shoppin' there.

  26. canadien chicky poo
    Posted December 2, 2009 at 12:35 am | Permalink

    that’s sooo not fair!! >:( all the clothing stores in my country suck…….
    i wish i could go shoppin’ there.

  27. lacarmina
    Posted December 2, 2009 at 1:13 am | Permalink

    Marui One sells clothes online! http://www.maruione.jp and ships internationally!

  28. lacarmina
    Posted December 2, 2009 at 9:13 am | Permalink

    Marui One sells clothes online! http://www.maruione.jp and ships internationally!

  29. tygerwillow
    Posted August 8, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Permalink

    Do you have any updates for the Osaka map now that you’ve been there?

    • lacarmina
      Posted August 9, 2010 at 7:33 am | Permalink

      Hi! Ahh I’m going to post all my Osaka store photos first, and then update the map… Basically, if you walk around the area where most the stores are concentrated in Shinsaibashi, you’ll be able to find everything. Just look for the Lolita dresses in the windows!

  30. tygerwillow
    Posted August 8, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Permalink

    Do you have any updates for the Osaka map now that you've been there?

  31. lacarmina
    Posted August 9, 2010 at 7:33 am | Permalink

    Hi! Ahh I'm going to post all my Osaka store photos first, and then update the map… Basically, if you walk around the area where most the stores are concentrated in Shinsaibashi, you'll be able to find everything. Just look for the Lolita dresses in the windows!

  32. vivienne westwood
    Posted October 13, 2010 at 8:16 am | Permalink

    I stayed in Sakura Hotel on my Japan trip!

  33. vivienne westwood
    Posted October 13, 2010 at 8:16 am | Permalink

    I stayed in Sakura Hotel on my Japan trip!

  34. Maiko
    Posted October 29, 2010 at 7:32 am | Permalink

    Hey La Carmina!
    I just wanted to say that are such an amazing inspiration :)
    I’m heading back to my homeland Nippon at the end of the year to visit my gran in wakayama. I hardly ever get to spend time in the major cities = scarcely any lolita shopping. This time I’m bringing my friends along and spending a bit of time in Osaka before catching a train down to wakayama.

    AAAANYWAY. Of course I’ll be looking in all the pretty brand name places, but I was wondering if there is any “second hand” shops a la closet child around Osaka. Being a student, expensive big name brands are a bit of a no-no for me, and I reckon pre-loved = recycling materials = ecologically sound hahahaha.

    sorry for the epic wall of text and thank you for your time,
    Maiko

    • lacarmina
      Posted November 1, 2010 at 7:57 pm | Permalink

      No problem! I have Osaka store photos up on my blog, and more to come. We only saw one used Gothloli clothing store; it’s in Americamura (the triangle park in Shinsaibashi), right by Cutie Frash. It’s not as good as Closet Child, but has a decent selection (I forgot the name)… good luck!

  35. stephen francis atkinson
    Posted February 1, 2014 at 2:20 pm | Permalink

    high to osaka street girls like my pork barrs and my mini fans look a like of the old v.w.

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