Alice in Tokyoland: The Alice-themed shops, restaurants, and parks of Tokyo
Japan, with its all-around craziness, whether it's the characters you see walking around the streets, technology mixed with history, or the many original and unique establishments you can visit, is somewhat of a wonderland. I'm sure a few visitors have felt like Alice in Wonderland upon being in Japan for the first time. And this fall, with all the Alice in Wonderland concept stores, restaurants, museums, and theme parks, everyone will be feeling like Alice.
In the Harajuku section of Tokyo, an accessory shop called Alice on Wednesday just recently opened its doors, and there are already long lines out the door just to get in. This store, besides having an Alice in Wonderland interior, has a special treat for shoppers. Selected special accessories are hidden throughout the store, and finding them is the only way to purchase them. Shoppers get a full Wonderland experience.
After Harajuku, you can jump on the train and go a few stops to Shinjuku, where you can have dinner at Alice in Fantasy Book, a recently remodeled Alice in Wonderland concept restaurant. Like the accessory shop, customers get to enjoy a magical atmosphere with the Wonderland interior while dining on some delicious Wonderland food. A whole day of feeling like Alice is totally possible in Tokyo.
Alice fever has spread out to other parts of the country as well. In Tochigi, a theme park called Nasu Highland Park has a special event going on called Hello Kitty Wonderland. There is illusion trickery all around the park with characters from Alice and Wonderland, and it's so wonderful, Hello Kitty's going to be there. So the park even named the whole event after her.
Japan is truly a wonderland.
Alice on Wednesday
Alice in Fantasy Book
See Joo Won and Shim Eun Kyung make beautiful music together in Tomorrow’s Cantabile
Hello Kitty Wonderland