RENTING A CELL PHONE IN TOKYO, JAPAN: RENTAFONE. SHOPPING FOR CUTE JAPANESE GIRLS FASHION, HELLO KITTY SANRIO STORE.
Take my hand and let’s continue our tour of Laforet Harajuku. I previously posted photos of the Gothic Lolita Punk clothes.
Now, we’ll discover the sweeter, more casual (and wearable) side — and I’ll reveal the best cellphone rental service in Japan! Keep scrolling…
“mmts” is girly and simple — a contrast to the bells-and-whistles decora of a brand like Angelic Pretty.
Hats off to the basement level of Laforet, which houses street style.
Kawaii-decora accessories heaven.
Candy colored bags, fuzzy pastel hair clips.
The Nile Perch fairy kei store was packed.
Angelic Pretty shop. I prefer the more subdued Lolita prints, like the navy JSK on display, to bells-and-whistles frills.
Super Lovers is as bright and bold as ever.
A bonus snap from the Hello Kitty store in Shibuya 109.
Let’s talk travel. Many of you have asked — what’s the best way to rent a cell phone while in Japan? My favorite cellular rental service is Rentafone, which I’ve been using for years.
You order a keitai via their website, and it’s mailed to your Japan address. The cost is eminently reasonable (less than $40 a week), with discount calling charges and text messaging. (The Japanese number is even written on the back, lest you forget.) When you’re finished, simply put the rental in the pre-paid envelope and mail it back.
Japanese mobiles are always ahead of the curve — especially the cute emoticons! I always recommend that you have a cell in Tokyo (it makes contacting friends much easier), and Rentafone is the solution.
What’s your experience with cell phones and travel in Japan? Did anything catch your eye in the Harajuku store photos? You can drool over more street fashion in my Tokyo shopping guide.
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