The 4th day in Japan was very busy, we woke up early and walked all the way from our hotel to
Angelic Pretty Osaka, it would be my first time visiting the physical store of my favorite brand so I was glowing in excitement. We got there way too early and I literally had to seat and wait at Starbucks for an hour and a half, at least I got to try their Baked Cheesecake Frappuccino not before taking an exclusive picture with the iconic Angelic Pretty store-front before open hours, it even featured an odd graffiti.
I was also very excited to check out Closet Child Osaka which was nearby so I sat on Starbucks facing the store waiting for the lights to turn on. I didn't take any pictures of Closet Child but let me say, the Osaka store is the best in my opinion: it was big, as in spacious, organized, really easy to browse, the staff was alright, they let me try in everything I wanted and there was a petticoat in the fitting room that you could wear to try the dresses. I tried three Lolita JSKs: one from Baby, that didn't look any good on me, Fantastic Carnival in sax and Mercator Antique Shop in navy. Both are amazing on the body, Angelic Pretty really is my brand, but I felt like Fantastic Carnival was way too sweet for my style and I wasn't ready to drop 35,800 yen on Mercator even though I really liked the dress and how it looked on me, I still had six Lolita second-hand shops to visit so I didn't want to spend so much money on my 4th day in Japan. It was good that I tried the dress on anyways, when I see it for sale online I'll make sure to grab it knowing that I liked it in person.
However, I didn't leave the store empty-handed. I also tried on a few Otome dresses and fell in love with Leur Getter's Ice Candy print OP. It has such a beautiful shade of lavender, perfect for Summer.
I found a really nice chiffon bolero from Innocent World in a color that is a hit on my wardrobe. It's still wrinkled from the trip, I packed most of my Lolita haul in those bags you vacuum to make them shrink.
Got an Angelic Pretty biscuit ring to go with my Sweet Cream House and a Q-pot ring that was on my wishlist!
And this is the story of how I got my first Leur Getter, my first IW and my first Q-pot.
Now it was time for Angelic Pretty, I entered the store already knowing what I wanted: the Girly Heart Bag in silver, to match Misty Sky and Airy Star Gate. I wasn't sure if I was going to like the bag in person, but as soon as I saw it I knew I had to get it, it's way prettier and shinier than in the stock pictures, I wouldn't mind getting the pink one as well, it's a gorgeous and versatile bag.
I didn't take too long at Angelic Pretty, got my bag, took a look around the store, which was tiny but very cute, as expected, and left. There were two shop girls at the occasion and they treated me just fine.
I have a problem trying to keep my eyes open when it's too sunny so I don't look good in any of the pictures.
On our way back to the hotel we stopped at a few stores and I bought a couple other things. I also included on the picture bellow some items that I know I bought in Osaka but forgot to add on my previous posts: glittery key key-chain and pastel fruits socks from Wego, socks from a store in Namba, My Melody shaped paper clips and case, My Melody mirror and two brooches.
On that same day we started using our JR passes to get to our next city: Hiroshima. Our hotel was just a few blocks from the Hiroshima station. It was called Urbain (yes, "Urbain" with the "i") Hotel Hiroshima and it was the best place we stayed in Japan, sadly, only for one night. We didn't know what to do with the rest of our day when we arrived, it was already past 5 pm, we went to the Genbaku Dome Park, the place that is all-together the park, the memorial, the museum and everything else in tribute to the atomic bomb victims. It was really peaceful and even beautiful at the park, we took many pictures but decided to visit the museum on the following day since it was about to close.
Hiroshima is really pretty, even though it has this kinda weird vibe, on the picture bellow you can see the famous domed building where the atomic bomb was dropped.
We did some exploring near the park and we came across this place, most of what they sold was cat themed.
Too bad it was almost closing when we found it so I didn't get much time to browse.
Thought it was only fair to get myself a little cat souvenir and brought a cute spoon home.
At the mall we got many trinkets from gacha machines, I also visited AP Hiroshima on that day but decided to go back another time to see what I wanted to buy, I was hungry and tired and didn't feel like trying on clothes.
|Sailor Moon mirrors, Sumiko Gurashi tiny plate and Creamy Mami figurine.|
I didn't get a cute picture of our food, but Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki (made with noodles) is the best okonomiyaki and that's all you need to know. The place we went was called Nagataya and I highly recommend it, they even had a vegan menu.
After dinner we went back to our hotel, it was already pretty late and the following day would be even busier!
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