first stop in tokyo-ADVENTURES IN KIDDYLAND

If there is one thing my mom and I love more than shoes, it would be toys.
Tokyo's famous 'Kiddy Land' store was the first stop we made on our first day in Tokyo.

We were having a great time until mom saw Pleo.
It was love at first sight…and sadly it was a doomed love, because unfortunately his size and price tag meant that Pleo couldn't come back to Texas with us.
Mom shared a tearful goodbye with Pleo before we left in search of lunch.
Kiddy Land was amazing, Pleo or not!! It wasn't our first trip to Kiddy Land and it won't be our last…gotta go back and get more Totoro toys.

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  1. Holly wrote:

    you have officially just visited the cutesy shop in the world
    I love your header aswell ‘live from japan’ I wish I was there!
    Have an awesome time
    Holly x

    6.19.09 · Reply
  2. Lauren wrote:

    OH my god I want to go! And I love totoro.

    6.19.09 · Reply
  3. looks like you are having a greta time! love the mystical looking dolls with the red hair and top hats. even their dolls’ costumes look revolutionary! thanks for sharing from tokyo. would love to visit some day x

    6.19.09 · Reply
  4. lbelle wrote:

    Awww…Pleo has stolen my heart too! There are a number of them available on ebay, so have your momma check them out when you guys get back to the US. Enjoy your time in Tokyo :)

    6.19.09 · Reply
  5. Carmina wrote:

    I LOVE Kiddyland! I also put up photos of the store and Harajuku shops: http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2009/05/harajuku-street-style-putumayo-visual-kei-music-stores-kawaii-kiddyland/
    What do you think of shopping in Harajuku so far? Here is a huge guide to my favorite Gothic/Lolita/punk shops… check them out!

    6.19.09 · Reply
  6. Liz wrote:

    Wow. Color explosion.

    6.19.09 · Reply
  7. Dani wrote:

    Love Totoro! <3

    6.19.09 · Reply
  8. bryana wrote:

    aww japan! i used to collect the toys that are of the little mouse people with all their mini furniture. kawaii!!
    i want to go again:)

    6.19.09 · Reply
  9. Jennifer wrote:

    OMG, Pullip dolls! I remember obsessing over them a few years ago. :)
    Kiddy Land looks amazing. Looking forward to future posts!

    6.19.09 · Reply
  10. Anne wrote:

    I love TOKYO!!!
    Japan in that case, I wanna go too!

    6.19.09 · Reply
  11. maria wrote:

    All that pink is just awesome. I want those cute mice figurines and the goth girl with red hair. So cool.

    6.19.09 · Reply
  12. Stephanie wrote:

    what fun….eye candy!! they’re all so strange (in a good way!) and way cute!
    nice header “live from tokyo”!

    6.19.09 · Reply
  13. Ava wrote:

    Ahhh that looks like an amazing place! Everything is so damn CUTE! :)

    6.19.09 · Reply
  14. Everything is kawaii! So cute!

    6.19.09 · Reply
  15. haaha my brother actually has a pleo

    6.19.09 · Reply
  16. Kathleen wrote:

    Oh my dear lord you are probably the luckiest girl on the face of Earth. One of my million life objectives is to visit Kiddy Land. Yes, I am super advantageous.

    6.19.09 · Reply
  17. quelle wrote:

    i haven’t visited kiddyland, but i would recommend yamashiroya right across the street from ueno station. it’s 4 floors of 80s toys and miyazaki heaven!

    6.19.09 · Reply
  18. skye wrote:

    Kuroshitsuji Pullip dolls. O__O

    6.19.09 · Reply
  19. Cruz wrote:

    We have a Japanese toy store at our mall here and I always ask for a job when I go there, I could spend a day in a store like that! Looks like you’re having a fantastic time in Japan. :)

    6.19.09 · Reply
  20. Michelle wrote:

    I am currently living in Tokyo (only 2 more weeks to go) and I will return home with heeps and heeps of toys from kiddyland!!! I love it there
    Oh and if you like toys you should go to Nakano as they have a mall there with 60 toystores :D

    6.19.09 · Reply
  21. kdsfdsjf wrote:

    oh please, don’t talk about price tags.

    6.19.09 · Reply
  22. KD wrote:

    Green-eyed monster alert!

    6.19.09 · Reply
  23. Zephyr wrote:

    Oh my gosh, Capybara-san (the big brown plush you’re holding)! Those are so adorable. And I spy some dolls dressed up like characters in a manga I love. All that pink in the first photo is fantastic. I am going to love your Japan posts so, so much!

    6.19.09 · Reply
  24. yilin wrote:

    Yay I like Totoro too! You can visit the Ghibli Museum in Tokyo to make friends with all of Hayao Miyazaki’s animated characters.

    6.19.09 · Reply
  25. Sylvia wrote:

    Aww, I love Pleo!! And your header is so awesome :)

    6.19.09 · Reply
  26. debby wrote:


    6.19.09 · Reply
  27. mary wrote:

    look at all those cute toys! by the way you have such a gorgeous face! have a wonderful time :)

    6.19.09 · Reply
  28. xAZD wrote:

    wow! those are so fun and look so collectible!

    6.19.09 · Reply
  29. Chowder wrote:

    Don’t be sad!
    Are you going to see Ponyo?? If you liked Totoro, you’ll definitely like Ponyo.
    I think you would love the Ghibli Museum!
    Though it’s unfair that the Cat Bus is only for small children…

    6.19.09 · Reply
  30. Punkie wrote:

    ooooh wow! what a cuties!!! I think I could die in a store like this, as much as I could die in a designer store!
    awesome pics, you’re a great photographer!

    6.20.09 · Reply
  31. fawn wrote:

    DEFINATELY see the Ghibli museum, a friend of mine went and said it was really great.
    Also Scleich = love!

    6.20.09 · Reply
  32. horst wrote:

    can you bring me one of these amazing figures?

    6.20.09 · Reply
  33. Jane, Thank you so much for your posts! Please keep going! We are so grateful and excited for you that you are continually updating us with so many exciting happenings of your day!
    I agree with punkie, you are a great photographer.
    I’ll be checking back daily as always.
    xx b

    6.20.09 · Reply
  34. Celine wrote:

    Wow, it’t awesome!
    Love your posts!
    xoxo, C e l i n e

    6.20.09 · Reply
  35. Zoe wrote:

    oh wow amazing, I wish I was there…the slyvanians! ahh!!

    6.20.09 · Reply
  36. daisy wrote:

    I want to visit this store, it looks wondrous and Im in love with Pleo!!

    6.20.09 · Reply
  37. malak wrote:

    OMG , This is amazing .
    I need to go there

    6.20.09 · Reply
  38. That is the most amazing store ever!!! The toys are unreal..nothing like I’ve seen here.

    6.20.09 · Reply
  39. Lauren wrote:

    Pleo is so expensive! He is cool though, love how he learns etc!
    Lauren c

    6.20.09 · Reply
  40. candice wrote:

    thanks for posting this!
    tokyo is so colorful, so different. you are becoming quite the sartorialist…taking all those pics of tokyo street style! : )
    you are making me want to visit again…but it’s so expensive there!

    6.20.09 · Reply
  41. Diana wrote:

    That store looks like so much fun!

    6.20.09 · Reply
  42. Christine wrote:

    That store is a cute overload!
    Thanks for posting while you’re in Japan!!

    6.20.09 · Reply
  43. chicfaced wrote:

    that photo of your mom’s hand on Pleo’s box made me lol – such longing. looks like you’re having a great time!

    6.20.09 · Reply
  44. you and your mom can get a Pleo here in the states… amazon.com has a great selection of vendors that sell them and ebay has them as well and from what I remember when I was in Japan a few months ago, for whatever strange reason, Pleo costs more in Japan that it does in the US.
    We have one and love the little guy…its like a tamogochi but on a whole different level.

    6.20.09 · Reply
  45. Rafelina wrote:


    6.20.09 · Reply
  46. juliet wrote:

    That’s just crazy!
    juliet xxx

    6.20.09 · Reply
  47. kristen wrote:

    I’m SO supremely jealous of your Tokyo trip… I’ve always wanted to go!
    Those toys are AMAZAING, talk about indulging your inner child :)

    6.20.09 · Reply
  48. Jey wrote:

    OMG Jane I F-ing LOVEEEEE Totoro.
    Hands down my favorite childhood movie!

    6.20.09 · Reply
  49. bianca wrote:

    I’m so in love with Pullip dolls :)
    I hope you see a lot of lolita fashions the clothes are so colorful

    6.21.09 · Reply
  50. mia wrote:

    oh my gosh I am from Australia and have looked everywhere for Blythe dolls with no luck. I found something resemebling one once but it was $140AU so :/

    6.21.09 · Reply
  51. Malin wrote:

    You got a really beatiful skin, and you´ve also been selected to bee one of the 15 best blogg in the world in Swedish Glamour. Isn´t that so funny, and I think your chanel shoes are really really cute

    6.21.09 · Reply
  52. heleen wrote:

    THOSE MICE!! Oh aren’t they just the sweetest things you ever laid eyes upon…

    6.21.09 · Reply
  53. I love Kiddyland I always get lost in time when I’m in there. It’s a must for me whenever I visit Tokyo – such a fun place!

    6.21.09 · Reply
  54. Caitlin wrote:

    They are the cutest toys I have ever seen. Pleo is amazing!

    6.21.09 · Reply
  55. Jayrin wrote:

    ahhhhh hello kitty!

    6.22.09 · Reply
  56. Isabel wrote:

    Wow, Tokyo looks like a plastic wonderland.

    6.22.09 · Reply
  57. Jessica wrote:

    i love that!
    my cousin has a Pleo.
    so adorable.

    6.22.09 · Reply
  58. Anna wrote:

    What are the litte dolls with the top hats called? Soo adorable!

    6.23.09 · Reply
  59. jess wrote:

    That is one awesome shop.
    And i am super exited because you have 2 pictures of the naked babies with hats, and i neeeed to know who makes them :( i am so desperate haha
    On another note, Tokyo seems tobe treating you girls well. Love the pictures and thanks for sharing.
    PS. I will love you for life and send you lots and lots of virtual kisses if you can get the maker of the babies :D

    6.23.09 · Reply
  60. Ailin wrote:

    what does your mom do?

    6.23.09 · Reply
  61. trudy wrote:

    oh man that’s all so adorable!
    the fifth picture down are calico critters! i had the craziest collection of those when i was a kid

    6.26.09 · Reply
  62. guodan wrote:

    Shox FSM;/

    6.28.09 · Reply
  63. Joelle wrote:

    Kiddy LAND!!!!
    I f’kin loved that place!
    I was there about 8 years ago when I was in middle school.
    good times, right?

    7.5.09 · Reply
  64. annne wrote:

    hello, Which is the name of the dolls of the second photography??

    7.8.09 · Reply
  65. Yuri wrote:

    5 storeys of toys is quite mad :) i got my blythe there. such a pretty doll.

    4.3.10 · Reply
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