On our last day in Osaka, we wandered around the block from the hotel and ended up in Osaka Station City, a large shopping mall.
We visited Namba City, next to Namba Station, and then walked to Namba Parks, another huge shopping centre with an interesting architecture.
Namba Walk is an underground mall that looks like it has seen better days. They have a Hello Kitty spring promotion so we took photos.
Day 1 in Osaka. We walked around the Shinsaibashi area, starting from Midosuji towards Amerikamura, then Europe-dori and the shopping street.
Last day in Singapore! It was raining very heavily, so we decided to take the MRT and visit Orchard Road, the famous shopping district.
Suntec City is one of Singapore’s largest malls and shopping destination nestled in the heart of the bustling Marina Bay precinct.
Shinjuku (新宿区) has been a major secondary center of Tokyo and a commercial hub full of skyscrapers and retail shops.
Character Street is a row of shops selling toys based on various character themes, located underground in Tokyo Station.
We travelled from Hiroshima to Osaka and arrived around 3pm. We checked into the Ritz Carlton and spent the afternoon exploring the area.
Venus Fort is a completely over the top shopping centre in Palette Town, Odaiba, designed to look like a medieval European town.
Palette Town is a shopping mall and entertainment complex containing a giant red ferris wheel plus Toyota's showcase centre (Mega Web).
After visiting Osaka, we explored various places in Umeda before heading back to the hotel and packing for our trip to Tokyo tomorrow.
The Kiddyland at Umeda is not as big as the Tokyo flagship store, but the goods are nicely arranged and it was easy to find things.
The Donguri Republic is a store selling character goods and plush toys. We had a lot of fun here browsing and gaping at the merchansdise.
Umeda ("plum field") is a major commercial, business, shopping and entertainment district, and the city's main northern railway terminus.
From Shibuya, we took train back to Shinjuku and explored the south side, as well as the side closest to our hotel.
Shibuya is famous for the world's busiest pedestrian crossing, the statue of a loyal dog, and stylish fashion stores for young women.
Akihabara is a suburb full of stores that specialise in electrical goods. Also known as Electric Town, it has everything an otaku wants.
We had dinner at a ramen shop near the station. After dinner, we wandered around Shinjuku at night - particularly Electric Street (電気街).
Harajuku has been epitomised in popular culture as a hang-out for rebellious Japanese teenagers with their own fashion style.
Shinjuku is a major commercial and administrative centre with many skyscrapers, and the busiest railway station in the world.