Yesterday, on Saturday, 9 March 2019, I went to Mitsukoshi Nihonbashi, Tokyo to buy golf shirts and a hat for my friend in overseas.
To my surprise, these golf wears by Leonard Sports Paris are mainly produced for Japan market and only available in few areas in Asia.
It was fun shopping on behalf. hahaha
On Sunday, 10 March 2019, I went to Osaka to meet my friend from Malaysia.
I hopped on Shinkansen (bullet train) in the morning and went to Osaka.
We met up at Nanba and had our lunch.
We walked Dotonbori area and decided to have grilled seafood at Isomaru Suisan Dotonbori, Osaka.
Perhaps, I looked helpless; it was so nice having someone cooking for us!
We had a big lunch but no worries; we started walking for shopping!
We took few selfie at Dotonbori (Dotonbori River), Osaka.
We continued shopping at Shinsaibashi Suji Shotemgai (Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade).
We stopped at Daiso (100 yen shop), 3Coins+Plus (300 yen shop), etc.
There are many foreign tourists to shop; therefore, the choice of products, especially for Japanese Souvenirs are good and many!
Starbucks is popular among us.
Many beautiful seasonal Sakura designed tumblers and cups are available.
I checked the merchandise before in Tokyo.
There are many choices like shown in below photos.
But when we visited the first Starbucks of today, there are only few Sakura design merchandises available.
Other designs are all sold out at that shop.
I became panic because I wanted to get one for my dear friend.
We looked for other Starbucks – Starbucks Shinsaibashi BIG, America Mura (American Village), Shinsaibashi, Osaka – and found the design that she wants.
Luckily, I found it!
Today, merchants finish fast because the purchasing power of foreign tourists is so great.
I was in panic so I bought it, though I’m in Osaka.
Then made me wanting to have one for myself so that we can be twins. hehehe
Starbucks became a great shopping place for us.
Time was running out for me; I had to catch the Shinkansen back to Tokyo.
But we had another destination for shopping: Daimaru Department Store Shinsaibashi, Osaka.
My friend wanted to get something nice for her bosses who fought for her so that she can take this training programme in Osaka.
It’s so sweet of her.
But time is ticking…I helped her to decide souvenirs but I ran out time to accompany her to get tax refund.
Japan is safe and systematic.
I guided her and left for Shin-Osaka Eki (Shin Osaka Station) to catch my Shinkansen back to Tokyo.
I managed to reach Shin-Osaka to catch my Shinkansen.
I’m heading back to Tokyo.
I had a good time with my friend.
We laughed and exercised well.
You know women don’t mind to walk around and around the store.
I needed a crazy fun like this to get a break.