Have any of you ever dream going on a trip to Japan? I’ve been to Japan before and I really do miss it. Since, I’m busy with a new job, planning a trip to Japan might be difficult. What’s my solution? Simple, just heard over to Tokyo Street, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur! This year marks Tokyo Street 7th Anniversary and in conjunction with Visit Pavilion 2018, ‘Dream Japan Festival’ is the destination to enjoy all things Japanese, including exhilarating deals, fantastic food, fun workshops, amazing rewards, cool pop-ups, exciting arcade games and many more.
I was there for a preview of ‘Dream Japan Festival’, here are some of the highlights that one shouldn’t miss out!
Get your cameras out for wefies with adorable life-sized LINE character mascots. Follow “Pavilion KL” on LINE, answer the daily quiz and stand a chance to win exclusive LINE merchandise! Fun workshops on sewing, bonsai-care and air clay are available all-day from 9 – 15 July. In this time, we fulfil dreams for the community, in particular underprivileged single mothers, by showcasing their sewing craft at the ‘Tokyo Street Dream Japan Festival’.
Bling Bling Paradise offers quality hand-crafted and customized accessories, featuring beautiful Swarovski Crystals. Create a bracelet or a necklace, adorned with charms at Minimalist Lab, or at Vintage 1988 where you can customise your accessories from over 300 charm designs. Head to the beach or pool wearing Summer By Aisha, the ultimate swimming attire for all women and kids with trendy designs and affordable prices. Step into Su.Soku for hosiery, foot comfort products, leggings and body shaping garments. Vovarova To Minako’s accessible line of handbags, travel totes and messenger bags are made from lightweight fabric featuring excellent storage capacity. Simple Bean features fashionable ready-to-wear apparel from comfortable basics to classic-trendy and pieces at affordable price. De Keiko 14 carries Anello Bags that are trending like hot cakes in Japan and on Instagram. You don’t need to be in Japan to start your shopping *wink*
Take a visit to Daiso and check out dining utensils to snacks, toiletries to makeup and stationery for only RM5.57. Fuji Yamanashi offers signature products from the Yamanashi prefecture such as Koshu and plum wines, and Houtou noodles. At Taby House release your inner artist and paint masterpieces. Bonsai is the art of dwarfing trees or plants and developing them into an aesthetically appealing shapes – get your fix at Zen Bonsai.
Hungry from all those shopping, well then take a break by dining at Tokyo Street. For teppanyaki lovers, a visit to Tokyo Teppan is a must. If you’re a fan of sushi, Fuji Sushi serves quality sushi and other Japanese cuisine at affordable prices in a warm and friendly environment. At Hokkaido Ramen Santouka, discover founder Hitoshi Hatanaka’s classic ramen topped with a fabulous char siu pork. Then enjoy made-on-the-spot Kindori Ice Cream that incorporates 100% blast frozen fresh fruits, 100% fresh milk, no colouring and no preservatives for a fresh a natural fruity indulgence. Over at Matcha Hero Kyoto, taste the richness of ice cream and drinks made from Marukyu Koyamaen Green Tea. Enjoy the unique snack of hand-made baked baguettes, flavoured with preferred ingredients in a variety of colours at Rusco and last but not least, get your snack fix at Shojikiya imported from Japan.
Shoppers at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur also stand a chance to score a 5D/4N holiday package from H.I.S Travel with a pair of business class tickets and 5-star accommodation. How? Just by spending RM100 at Tokyo Street (or RM300 mall-wide)!
As part of Tokyo Street’s 7th Anniversary, Japan Expo Malaysia returns with an immersive 3-day, all-Japan experience from 27 – 29 July. Riding on the success of last year’s inaugural Japan Expo Malaysia, the event returns bringing Japan’s most iconic cultures, music, anime, art, fashion, food, travel and live entertainment to Malaysia. This year’s expo features over 30 specialised booths spread over four dedicated experiential zones – Taste of Japan, Entertainment, Travel & Education, and Art & Culture. Organised together with G-Yu Creative Company, Japan Expo Malaysia 2018 welcomes back pop sensation Pikotaro back to its stage, alongside Japanese celebrities Shogen, Ryuji Aoki, The Sixth Lie, Misono, You Kikkawa and Hiroyuki-Mitsume Takahashi.
I enjoyed myself immensely at the preview of ‘Dream Japan Festival’ and can’t wait to check out the Japan Expo Malaysia that’s happening on 27 – 29 July. For more information, please visit www.pavilion-kl.com or Facebook Page