With my jet lag, I ended up sleeping a grand total of 4 hours. I woke up and just couldn't get back to sleep. So I woke up, got directions to the closest convenience store and had a makeshift breakfast.
Definitely not the most glamorous or nutritious, but was it tasty? YUP!
Soon after eating I took a 30 min nap and watched a few youtube videos as I waited for the stores to open at 10:00 AM
I started heading out at 9:50 thinking that it gave me plenty of time to walk to the store. I didn't account however how close it was to the hotel -_-" I got there early and stopped for the sweetest Chai tea latte in existence.
FIRST STOP - TOKYU HANDS
I loved Tokyu Hands. I had read online that it was part stationery store, part homegoods store and part hardware store. When I got there, the store encompassed several floors, and I was immediately overwhelmed.
I first started in the home goods section, and after much explanation and finally google translate when I found out they had free wifi, I was directed to the stationery floor. I almost had an aneurism. This is how I felt:
There were rows and rows of stationery. I was ecstatic. But most importantly, they had the Midori limited edition blue cover and the Panam collaboration pieces.
I obviously bought a fair amount to start up my Midori journals. I did somehow stay under my $100 budget however!
That was the most exciting part of my day. I did however, also stop at Daiso which is a 100 yen store in Japan. It also has enormous presence around the world. 100 yen stores are the equivalent to our dollar stores but on crack. They have everything! I bought 9 rolls of washi tape, which spanned from designs with Tokyo skyline on it to winnie the pooh. All in all it was a great trip for me. I then went back to my hotel and attempted to nap once more before heading back to Toronto!
Here are a couple more shots from my layover!