Daily Monday

Downtown Adventures #2

Downtown Adventures will be a series of posts about my weekends that I’ve spent in the little city of Beppu, Japan. The post will talk about the places that I visited and other things related to culinary. The second post features the place where everyone loves to visit for shopping, Youme Town!

This time, please forgive me for forgetting to take a picture of Youme Town. I totally forgot that I was supposed to blog about this topic. But I did take a picture of a clothing store which is similar to UNIQLO but with a lower and student-friendly price, GU.

Winter coats being sold at GU
Winter coats being sold at GU

I actually came to search for a skirt for my mid-term presentation, but seeing how low the prices were in that store, I couldn’t help but wanting to purchase all of the clothes that were on sale that time. Moreover, it was they’re anniversary (if I’m not wrong), so several items are 1000 yen cheaper than they used to be!

A collection of pajamas
A collection of pajamas
I got myself the polar bear print!
I got myself the polar bear print!

The cat cloth that was used as a background in the picture was actually a multi functional blanket. It could be used as a little blanket, something to drape over your shoulders, or even a little make-shift cardigan. It’s super warm! The price is a bit expensive for me because you could get another coat / sweater / hoodie with the same price. I’m sorry I had to give in to the cutesy!

LuLuLun Japanese Mask
LuLuLun Japanese Mask

I also purchased this popular mask for 1500 yen (before tax). I heard it’s really convenient to use so I ended up purchasing one. I’ve always wanted to try these masks on! There are 42 sheets inside the pack and you can just take them like using wet wipes. The pink one I got is the moisturizing type for balanced skin. It’s really nice as my skin doesn’t show any bad reactions after I used it.

Lunch at Italian Tomato!
Lunch at Italian Tomato!

We accidentally met our friends when we went to get something to eat. So we ended up eating together at a restaurant named Italian Tomato inside Youme Town. The price was really affordable as you could get a plate of delicious spaghetti, fresh drink and a slice of yummy cake for the price of 1080 yen (after tax)! We all got different kind of spaghetti and cakes. I got a mille-feuille for myself!

Before we went separate ways, one of my friends told me that we should’ve brought our passport to Youme Town because then we could redeem our money at the tax-free counter! To our lovely friend Ryuichi, thank you for telling us but that’s a bit too late!

Washi tape and it's dispenser
Washi tape and it’s dispenser
Washi tapes neatly arranged
Washi tapes neatly arranged

We then went to a 100 yen store and shopped several thing such as soap dispensers, book holders, and those washi tapes and the dispenser above. It was really cute so I couldn’t resist from getting one. I’m really happy with it, though!

The soap and shampoo corner
The soap and shampoo corner

We also shopped for a stock of shampoo ad soap because I’m going to run out of it soon. The soap that I usually use in my country isn’t available for sale here in Japan so I just picked something that smelled nice and cheap as always. Haha.

In the end of the day I found out that I’ve spent around 17000 yen for that day’s shopping spree … Forgive me, Mom!

Well, that’s the end of my weekend. I hope your weekends were great!

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Rin

A 22 y.o child at heart and office worker. Spends most of her free time browsing YouTube and playing RPG games. Has an attention span of 3 seconds and sucks at organizing her thoughts.

1 comment

  1. Wow! Sounds like you definitely went on a shopping spree! I wish I had money to do all those things! The clothes are so cute there! (None of them would fit me though because I’m American-size (fat and tall))! lol That’s okay though. Forever 21 has some similar clothes! The desserts look soooo yummy! I want some so bad! (Stupid sweet tooth! That’s why I’m so fat now! (That, and I just had a baby not too long ago)… Anyways, glad you’re having fun! It’s a nice change from what you normally post!

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