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12 Kawaii Years of Tokyo Street: Check out These 12 Must-Do Experiences!

Step into the lively streets of Harajuku, Japan, right here at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur’s Tokyo Street precinct! Immerse yourself in the colourful, vibrant, and trendy elements that define the unique fashion and culture found in Harajuku with the ‘Harajuku Kawaii’ 12th anniversary celebration.

Embrace the ‘Harajuku Kawaii’ spirit and discover delicious cuisine, exciting shopping, and captivating activities. Here are 12 must-do experiences that await you at Tokyo Street:

Create personalised keychains and phone cases at the Bling Bling Paradise booth (left), and win cuddly prizes at the Japanese carnival games booth (right).

1.Explore The Kawaii Pop-Up Festival

Enjoy the enchanting world of all things kawaii at the Kawaii Pop-Up Festival with engaging workshops, such as DIY phone case creations and exciting Japanese carnival games where you can bring home adorable prizes. Explore the pop-ups filled with Toy Garden collectibles, adorable plushies from Karafu, as well as stylish bags and accessories from Artisan and Elodia.

    Yummy treats are up for grabs at the Gindaco & Croissant Taiyaki booth!

    2.Indulge in Japanese street food

    Satisfy your taste buds with an array of mouthwatering Japanese street food delights at the Japanese Street Food Pop-Up with vendors like Gindaco & Croissant Taiyaki (until 13 August) where you can get a taste of piping hot takoyaki balls and the yummiest hybrid between the traditional Japanese treat, Taiyaki, and a croissant-like, buttery puff pastry!

    Check out Tokyo Street’s photo-worthy props and decorations, and don’t forget to capture the precinct’s iconic Asakusa

    3.Snap Kawaii-Worthy Photos

    Capture picture-perfect moments amidst Instagrammable props, stunning decorations, captivating pop-ups, and engaging activities. Every corner will be brimming with kawaii charm, perfect for creating unforgettable memories.

    Make sure to capture picture-perfect moments using Pavilion KL’s ‘Harajuku Kawaii’ Instagram filter. Don’t forget to share your snaps with the hashtag #HarajukuKawaii and #TokyoStreetTurns12 for a chance to win exciting prizes!

    Don’t miss the chance to watch SN19 (left) and Kingsman (right) in their element at Tokyo Street!

    4.Move to the Beat of J-POP

    Catch local dance crews SN19 (6 August 2023, 3pm & 5pm) and Kingsman (12 August 2023, 7.30pm) putting on show-stopping performances to some groovy J-POP tunes at Tokyo Street, and admire their craft in putting passion and creativity in their bodily movements.

    Look the part for ‘Harajuku Kawaii’ decked out in a kimono or yukata from Kuma Yukata.

    5.Rent a Kimono or Yukata

    Dress in the essence of Japanese culture by renting a kimono or yukata at Kuma Yukata. Be sure to stop and admire the famed Nakamise walkways, inspired by Japan’s Nakamise-dori Street, for a stunning photoshoot.

    (left) Bomnal is perfect for finding the perfect bow or jewellery, while The Keys (right) is a haven for earring and hair accessories

    6.Get the Perfect Kawaii Look with Accessories

    Enhance your kawaii style with a wide range of cute and unique accessories available at Tokyo Street! From charming earrings and necklaces to elaborate hair accessories, you can find the perfect pieces to complete your Japanese-inspired outfit. Make sure to explore Bomnal and The Keys for a delightful selection of gorgeous jewellery and accessories that will perfectly complement your look!

    7.Enjoy a Japanese Meal

    Treat your taste buds to an authentic Japanese culinary experience at one of Tokyo Street’s renowned restaurants, from Sushi Zanmai to Okonomi by Tokyo Don. Delight in the array of flavours and dishes that represent the richness of Japanese cuisine, from the freshest sashimi to delectable okonomiyaki!

    8.Some Matcha Love!

    After a delectable Japanese meal, indulge your sweet tooth at Matcha Hero Kyoto with their creamy matcha ice cream or their organic cultivated matcha. A true haven for matcha enthusiasts!

    Have your homes smelling delightful with the potpourris from Haru To Natsu (left) and spruce up the place with the beautiful decorative pieces and plants from Zen Bonsai (middle and right).

    9.Add Some Zen to Your Home

    Decorate your home with a few miniature leafy friends made from a practice that’s been around for well over a thousand years from Zen Bonsai and grab some potpourri pouches from Haru To Natsu to leave your abode smelling fragrant to create the ultimate zen oasis that you can return to at the end of every day.

    Bring home a lucky cat of your choice from Koun Na Neko to welcome good fortune

    10.Good Fortune In The Form of a Cat

    Aside from bringing an air of cuteness and charm to your homes, maneki-neko, also known as lucky cats, have a history of granting luck and inviting prosperity to any space! Check out the various types of lucky cat figurines available at Koun Na Neko and learn about the different symbolisms and uses! For example, a lucky cat with its left paw raised is believed to beckon customers, while ones that have their right hand raised primarily beckons money or financial good fortune. Be sure to grab one (or more) lucky cat for yourself!

    Get the trendiest Japanese outfits and accessories from Sutairu by MPSY (left), Simple Bean (middle), and Bling Bling Paradise (right)

    11.Shop Til’ You Drop

    Embark on a delightful shopping journey at Tokyo Street, where Japanese fashion and retail thrive! Explore Shojikiya for delectable Japanese tidbits, discover adorable kawaii shoes at WA Store, feel dazzled at Bling Bling Paradise, or achieve the perfect J-POP look at Sutairu by MPSY and Simple Bean. With a diverse range of shops and styles, Tokyo Street is your ultimate destination for all things Japanese fashion and retail!

    12.Participate in In-Mall Redemptions

    Experience in-mall redemptions to win kawaii surprise gifts by redeeming tokens at Pavilion KL’s concierge counter with every RM200 spent at Tokyo Street or RM300 spent at specialty stores mall-wide in a single receipt. Additionally, Maybank cardholders can redeem an exclusive Japanese Rice Bowl gift with every RM300 spent at Tokyo Street (maximum two receipts) or RM500 spent in a single receipt at specialty stores.

    Get ready to embark on a remarkable journey through Tokyo Street at Pavilion KL, where the essence of Japan meets the vibrancy of Kuala Lumpur. Whether you’re a food lover, a culture enthusiast, or a fashion trendsetter, Tokyo Street offers a unique experience that will captivate your senses and leave you with unforgettable memories!

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