In Ixelles (a part of the municipality in Brussels), there’s a shop called Pika Pika Japan that’s filled with total kawaiiness all over. Pika Pika Japan is a shop that sells items that are 100% all from Japan. They sell clothing, accessories, stationery, toys and much more. The most popular item (I think) are the Kewpies, baby figurines with big round eyes.
When you go inside the store, its like visiting a kawaii shop in Japan (reminds me a bit of some stores I visited in Harajuku). The store is very colorful, like a rainbow splash all around. What makes the store even cuter is that there are character balloons all around. It’s quite hard to miss this shop while passing by, it is very vibrant.
Photos inside the store:
Since all of the items are from Japan, they are a bit pricey. The small Kewpie figurine I got was 4 Euros. The stationery sets range around 10 Euros, and hair accessories about 8 Euros. It’s a cute place to find Japanese items for yourself or to give as gifts.
It takes about 20 minute drive or 40 minute bus from the Brussels central to reach this shop. There are also some interesting vintage fashion shops and cafes to visit around the area.
Special thanks to the Pika Pika Japan staff for letting me take photos inside the store.
– Hours: Monday – Saturday 11:00 – 19:00
– Location: 525 Chaussee De Waterloo 1050 Ixelles