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GOTH LOLITA PUNK CLOTHING STORES IN TOKYO & OSAKA. GUIDE TO JAPAN ALTERNATIVE FASHION, BOUTIQUES MAPS.


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Shiver me timbers! With much bloodshed and toil and Photoshop, I’ve over-hauled my Tokyo Gothic Lolita Visual Kei Punk Shopping Guide and Japan LGBT Goth Alternative Nightlife Guide. These sections have photos, videos, maps, directions and reports of pretty much EVERY Goth/Lolita/Alt boutique, bar, and club party in Tokyo (and soon, Osaka). Yo-ho-ho.

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Here’s one of the many comprehensive Japan maps I’ve added. (Click it or go here to enlarge.) The rest are in the Clothing Store and Club guides.

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La Carmina Blog has become a No-Face (from the anime film Spirited Away) — growing bigger by the moment, and chock full of stuff! More now than ever, maintaining it is a big responsibility, both to readers and collaborators in the J-rock/Goth universe.

In the Laos episode of No Reservations, Anthony Bourdain reflects on whether revealing a little-known destination on TV effectively destroys it. He comes to the conclusion that all he can do is try to live the experience, understand it and present it the best that he can.

Likewise, I’m going to keep working hard to bring you the best possible content. (There are over 50 blog posts on my to-do list!) I think that if readers have a genuine interest in Japan / dark culture / Visual Kei, they’ll be respectful when they visit the underground clubs and stores. And at the end of day, the vibrant scene remains very small. Many Goth parties only have 30-40 people in attendance. Anything I can do to get the word out for my friends, I will.

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So I hope you enjoy the updated Tokyo and Osaka guides. It would make my day if you could share the links and tell your friends. I have much more ahead for you — including Osaka Gothic Lolita Punk store guides/maps and a compliation of Visual Kei / J-rock concert reports.

I don’t want to turn this into a subscription site (where you pay for access), or sell you an e-book. However, my Scottish Fold cat does get hungry…

So if you found my Harajuku / Tokyo Goth maps and photos helpful, please consider:
1) Buying one of my Jpop books here. My Crazy, Wacky Theme Restaurants book includes addresses, photos and stories about all of Tokyo’s best themed cafes.
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3) Leaving me a tip (click the donate button below). Even a few bucks for a spot of catnip is much appreciated.





Thanks everyone for your support — I will keep working hard for you! Please feel free to contact La Carmina if you’d like to work with me in any capacity (TV hosting, arranging, writing, etc.) You can also keep in touch via my social networks below. Domo arigato gozaimasu.

Ready to see the new, improved guides? Click the images below!

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21 Comments

  1. Rocking Doll Museum
    Posted September 8, 2010 at 6:14 pm | Permalink

    I love the girl’s pose/clothes next to the one with the purple? hair!

    I wish we had such things here in the Netherlands T_T
    But if there were any it would eb those mainstream gothic parties, of which everyone just were those sloppy dresses or wide paints >.> No egl there!

    Btw.. about your garage sale.. are those the measurments from one side? (so you have to double them?) or are they just tiny.. tiny.. tiny dresses for a even thinnier(sp?) bust?

    • lacarmina
      Posted September 8, 2010 at 6:19 pm | Permalink

      Ah yes, the measurements for the older items are from one side only (so you have to double them…) sorry about the confusion! If you have questions about specific items and the size/fit, feel free to email me – gothiccarmina (at) gmail . Thanks so much! xoxo

  2. Otaku
    Posted September 8, 2010 at 10:16 pm | Permalink

    OH MY GOD!!! I really want to go there!!

  3. Sanja
    Posted September 8, 2010 at 11:02 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the map! Looking forward to test it out next time I come ^^ I’ve been to C.Cafe, Deca Bar, Neko Cafe and the Marz till now …

  4. Gigi
    Posted September 9, 2010 at 12:55 am | Permalink

    okay this is going to seem random, but please keep posting the Japanese Word of the Day! I have just started studying Japanese at college and, after I’m done reading your awesome posts, I literally use your word of the day to practice my hiragana lol! ^-^ Also, your blog is definitely part of my daily routine, I hope you can keep it up and running for a very long time! We need you La Carmina!!

    • lacarmina
      Posted September 9, 2010 at 1:11 am | Permalink

      ^__^ Thanks so much for your kind words! hahah yes, Word of the Day will continue. ;)

      http://smart.fm/explore Have you seen this site? It’s a great way to practice Japanese.

  5. G-suS©
    Posted September 9, 2010 at 4:55 am | Permalink

    great post.
    i like your map.
    but, you have to change something.
    the party zone for gay-boys aka ni-choume isnt right.
    that arrow marks 5-choume/6-choume.
    ni-choume is on the right side of the yasukuni-doori.
    you should know ;)

    • lacarmina
      Posted September 9, 2010 at 5:02 am | Permalink

      hehe you are absolutely right! That is why there is an Arrow that points to the right (next to where I wrote 2-chome)… because the map doesn’t go far enough east to show the 2-chome district…

      Glad you like the map!

      • G-suS©
        Posted September 9, 2010 at 5:09 am | Permalink

        i see.
        but, its still confusing.
        you almost can see ni-choume on this map.
        cuz u can see shinjuku-sanchoume (at the bottom on the right).
        and next to sanchoume is nichoume xD
        u know, i meant ni-choume is on the right side, for example, while walking from decadance bar to ni-choume.
        u see ?

        • lacarmina
          Posted September 9, 2010 at 5:16 am | Permalink

          Ohh I see — I got the 2-chome district confused with the “2-X-X” addresses in Shinjuku… >__> I’ll fix it!

      • G-suS©
        Posted September 9, 2010 at 5:15 am | Permalink

        just to make sure that our gay friends who visit tokyo will have fun ;)

  6. Cmerry
    Posted September 9, 2010 at 5:28 am | Permalink

    Now I just need a plane ticket… :)

  7. Gail
    Posted September 9, 2010 at 5:34 am | Permalink

    Very interesting site. Luv anything Harajuku or “Hello Kitty”. :-DDDDDDD

  8. Tick-tock
    Posted September 9, 2010 at 5:35 am | Permalink

    I’m going to use this guide when the time comes for this little night-crawler insomniac to go to Japan, thanks!

  9. Kyotopunk
    Posted September 9, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Permalink

    Yey!! Thanks for this! I am putting together my own maps and just finished Osaka. I’ll share with you as maybe it’s a good place for you to start?? The pinks are clothing, blue for toys! Let me know if anything seems awry :)

    http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=103276888687711255155.000488ba87a54405ff6dd&z=15

    • lacarmina
      Posted September 9, 2010 at 6:31 pm | Permalink

      This is marvelous!! XD Can I use it in my upcoming guide? I’ll of course credit you however you like (name/URL). xox

      • Kyotopunk
        Posted September 9, 2010 at 6:47 pm | Permalink

        Of Course!!! You have always been such a big help to me and everyone :) I hope I see you when I am in Tokyo (for Halloween)! ;)

  10. TsukiKehKi
    Posted September 12, 2010 at 11:33 pm | Permalink

    ZOMG!!! THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH!!!

    I will be taking this as reference too for when I take my trip to Japan!

    GAHH! I’m sooo excited! Thanks La Carmina!~

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  12. Loung Tan
    Posted May 21, 2016 at 3:48 pm | Permalink

    just gave my friend this reference she’s in Osaka right now 1st time she left Canada :X

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