A physical trip to Japan might seem like a distant dream at the moment, but Malaysians can still experience Japan at Pavilion KL’s iconic Tokyo Street precinct. In conjunction with its 10th anniversary this year, we are sharing 10 fun things to do in Tokyo Street that will bring Japan to you!
#1 – Dress Up In Tradition
Nothing embodies traditional Japanese fashion like an authentic kimono.
Believed to bring longevity and good fortune to its wearer, Kuma Yukata has an exquisite selection of Japanese Kimonos (or Yukatas for a less-formal look!) to choose from.
Kuma Yukata, Level 6, Tokyo Street
Check out Kuma Yukata’s Instagram page HERE
#2 – Bond with a Bonsai
Craving some zen? A bonsai might be just what you need.
These beautiful trees are a miniaturized representation of nature, and the art of shaping them has been perfected in Japan over thousands of years. Swing by Zen Bonsai and pick up your perfectly trimmed bonsai to add some Japanese flair to your home!
Location: Zen Bonsai, Level 6, Tokyo Street
Check out Zen Bonsai’s Facebook page HERE
#3 – Experience Japanese Fashion
Japan is the home to some of the world’s biggest fashion trends, and now you can experience Japanese fashion too! Check out the hottest looks and streetwear at Simple Bean.
No modern Japanese look is complete without accessories, so don’t forget to head over to Bomnal for the latest necklaces, earrings, bracelets and hair pieces from Japan and Korea.
You will surely dress the part as you strut your stuff down the lanes of Tokyo Street!
Simple Bean, Level 6, Tokyo Street
Check out Simple Bean’s Facebook page HERE
Bomnal, Level 6, Tokyo Street
#4 – Hidden Gems
The Keys is one of Tokyo Street’s hidden gems; this jewellery store carries beautifully handcrafted pieces made from natural materials such as pearls, sea shells, crystals and stones. Dreamy!
Location: The Keys, Level 6, Tokyo Street
#5 – Walk in comfort (and style)
Feather light. Cushiony soft. Great arch support. Uniquely fashionable. What else could you ask for in footwear?
Regetta Canoe is a modernised Japanese traditional footwear brand that provides sturdy, durable, and comfortable footwear perfect for everyday wear.
Regetta Canoe, Level 6, Pavilion KL
#6 – Add a Japanese touch to your home
Japanese homes are world-famous for their minimalist style as well as functional design.
Add a Japanese touch to your home by grabbing your organisational essentials and decor at affordable prices at Japanese value store Daiso.
Daiso, Level 6, Tokyo Street
#7 – Find your snuggle buddy
Everyone needs a good snuggle right now, so why not snuggle with a super cute Japanese plushie? Karafu has a wide selection of adorable cuddly soft toys that are perfect to hug!
Karafu, Level 6, Tokyo Street
Check out Karafu’s Facebook page HERE
#8 – Experience Japanese Manga and Anime Culture
Japan is a paradise for those who love comics, anime, manga and collectible toys! Lucky for you, Toy Garden has a massive selection of toys and models right here in Malaysia from the likes of Nendoroid, Gundam, Be@rbrick and other popular Japanese Animes!
Toy Garden, Level 6, Pavilion KL
Check out Toy Garden’s website HERE
#9 – It’s snack time!
What’s poppin’? Stop by myEureka and be amazed by their variety of Japanese and Malaysian-inspired popcorn. It’s the perfect snack for your movie night at home – check them out!
myEureka, Level 6, Pavilion KL
#10 – Eat, of course!
Whether you’re looking for a deliciously deep-fried okonomiyaki at Okonomi or a satisfying slice of sashimi at Ichi Zen – Tokyo Street has a wide selection of Japanese eateries to satiate all your cravings!
Okonomi, Level 6, Tokyo Street
Ichi Zen Japanese Restaurant, Level 6, Tokyo Street