Tokyo: Yuri!!! on Ikebukuro

I dedicated one day in our Japan trip for fangirling, much to Ottie’s chagrin. Yuri!!! on Ice brought me back to fandom after it captured my heart with its beautiful character styles, ice-skating sequences, and catchy original songs. It’s honestly one of the more consistently quality anime I’ve watched in a while, and it doesn’t hurt that it promotes a healthy (well, kinda) same sex relationship without resorting to tired-out tropes.

Namja Town hosted a limited time Yuri on Ice exhibit, so of course I had to pay it a visit even though I’d been there before (also, wow the way I used to write was embarrassing). The indoor theme park has shrunk significantly since, but still worth a visit for 500 yen per person.

Namja Town in Ikebukuro Tokyo.

Yuri!!! on Ice in Namja Town, Ikebukuro Japan.

Namja Town seating area, Ikebukuro Tokyo.

Yuri!!! on Ice in Namja Town, Ikebukuro Japan.

Yuri!!! on Garapon: Yuri on Ice feature in Namja Town, Ikebukuro Tokyo Japan.

Yuri!!! on Ice in Namja Town, Ikebukuro Japan.

Interactive fishing game in Namja Town, Ikebukuro Tokyo.This wasn’t YOI, but the size of the screen of this popular (gambling) fishing game was something to note.

After Namja Town, we headed to Animate, where I slowly went over each floor simply to gush over all the things I couldn’t buy. Traveling and living light nowadays severely cuts down on unnecessary baggage. Look at all the YOI merch! I died and went to heaven just from the eyegasm:

Yuri!!! on Ice feature on PASH in Animate Ikebukuro, Tokyo.

Yuri!!! on Ice merchandise in Animate Ikebukuro, Tokyo.

Yuri!!! on Ice merchandise in Animate Ikebukuro, Tokyo.

Yuri!!! on Ice doujins in Animate Ikebukuro, Tokyo.Shelves of YOI R-rated doujins mmm. :)

Velvet was the theme of my travel style for Tokyo, so this day was no exception as I donned my Shein crushed velvet slip and matched it with a pair of kitty socks. I’d been eyeing this window of light at our Airbnb in Shibuya, so of course photos were taken there. These were some of my favourite shots from the trip.

Fangirl catgirl outfit in Tokyo: Shein champagne crushed velvet dress, Dresslily knee-high cat socks, vintage floral gold earrings.

Fangirl catgirl outfit in Tokyo: Shein champagne crushed velvet dress, Dresslily knee-high cat socks, vintage floral gold earrings.

Fangirl catgirl outfit in Tokyo: Shein champagne crushed velvet dress, Dresslily knee-high cat socks, vintage floral gold earrings.

Embroidered Gamiss bomber jacket. Standing in front of a white tiger mural in Kabukicho, Tokyo.

Thisguyah by the window.I got a pretty nice shot of Ottie while framing the photo.

Wearing
Shein dress
Dresslily socks & rings
Gamiss jacket
Vintage earrings

Outfit photos assisted by Ottie.

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