So my parents have finalized our hotels and tours and everything for our first real visit to Japan! We’ve been in Japanese airports so many times for connecting flights, but have never actually seen the country – I’m so excited!
Here’s our schedule (all in June):
21: Tokyo (Skytree area)
22: Tokyo (Harajuku + Kiddyland) + Osaka
26: Tokyo again (for a last minute Rilakkuma Store run?)
27: Leaving :[
Wow, that makes 3 opportunities to visit 3 different Rilakkuma stores (Skytree, Kiddyland, Tokyo Station)! Don’t know if I’ll actually get to all of those (since it’s a family vacation with my parents), but it’s nice to know that I’ll be so close to Rilakkuma stores during my trip haha. (ETA: forgot that the Umeda Rilakkuma Store is in Osaka – that makes 4!!)
After that, it’s family time in the Philippines for a few more weeks! Fun for me, but not too much Rilakkuma related news on that front haha.
SAD NEWS THOUGH: this schedule means I will just barely miss the release of Harajuku 1st Anniversary and Comics Series plushies that come out on the 29th! Noooo!
I’m pre-ordering them though, so I’ll get them eventually, but I won’t get to experience the Rilakkuma release day madness in person – which could be a blessing haha, but I’d like to experience it one time just to know what my sellers have to go through for me haha.
BUT GREAT NEWS: my sister earned an Aloha Rilakkuma plate from Lawson!
As I mentioned before, my sister was participating in a Rilakkuma x Lawson campaign where you could collect stickers from purchases and redeem them for prizes – the campaign recently ended on the 3rd.
Though she was originally aiming for the bag (20 stickers), with the help of her classmates, she was able to collect 30 for the plate in less than 2 weeks! WOW!
Thanks a bunch to Liemzie and Ariel for helping me and my sister decode this campaign haha!
You can read more details and see more photos of my sister’s win at her blog here! Yay!
Wow you’ll get to see Kyoto and Osaka how wonderful! I don’t think we’ll be bumping into each other then >.< next time hee hee. That sucks that you'll miss the releases you're so close to the 29th, well if you ever need a kuma release I'll help you anytime :D
Your sis is super lucky to get such a cute plate~
P.S Also my husband said they'll be starting another Rilakkuma campaign at Lawson soon I can't wait to see the prizes! Have fun in Japan!!!
OMG another campaign! How exciting :D :D :D thanks so much for the good wishes and the heads up!
Yay she made it! :D and yay your coming to Japan! Don’t forget the Osaka Rilakkuma store too! I look forward to seeing your pictures of your trip!
P.s. the new Lawson sticker campaign is a Hello Kitty plate – why more plates?! I have loads!
Ah, you’re so right! I totally didn’t realize the Umeda branch was in Osaka – oof at my pitiful knowledge of Japanese cities.
Hahaha I wonder why Lawson is such a big fan of plates?? Maybe so we’re reminded of Lawson with every meal haha.
Wow your trip sounds so fun! I am sure you will see plenty of rilakkuma! I love that you planned a last minute rilakkuma store run lol! That’s what I would do too hehe! ^_^ have a fun and safe trip!!
Thanks so much! I’m gonna try to see as many Rilakkuma stores as I can – hopefully my parents are okay with that hahaha.