Khloe, and I traveled to Japan while filming KUWTK last year. I loved spending time with my sisters sightseeing and exploring the culture of East Asia. It was a great bonding experience and marked our last adventure together before True was born.
In Tokyo, we stayed at the Shangri La Hotel. We were on the 36th floor so our views of the city were insane. Our first dinner was at Gonpachi. It’s the famous restaurant in the movie Kill Bill and has incredible sushi and sashimi. Afterward, we went to Shibuya Crossing, one of the busiest intersections in the world. It reminded me of Times Square with the huge neon signs and fast-paced energy.
If you’re looking for vintage shopping, here are the stores I’d add to your list: RagTag, Flamingo, Harajuku Chicago, and Solakzade Eyewear & Jewelry. For souvenirs for the kids, be sure to stop by Kiddyland and Isetan. Super Potato and Harajuku’s Takeshita Street are also great for buying small gifts to bring home.
For impressive dining, try out Two Rooms, which is a cool restaurant that overlooks the sprawling fashion district, and Sky Restaurant for the epic views (if it’s a clear day, you can see Mount Fuji). Don’t forget to stop by Kawaii Monster Cafe, which is a Harajuku-style space that’s filled with wild candy-colored designs, a birthday cake merry-go-round, and staff that are dressed in full costume. It’s definitely a unique experience; I suggest Googling it before going, so you know what you’re getting yourself into.
To get to from Tokyo to Kyoto, we took the high-speed train. Kyoto is a nice place to unplug and enjoy the outdoors. We went to the bamboo forest, Nara Deer Park, and the Todaiji Temple and Museum. I really enjoyed seeing the temples (one had a 50-foot Buddha) and learning about the history of each spot. I hope to bring my kids the next time I travel to Japan.