Guide to Johnny's Shop Visit

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

There are four Johnny's Shop in Japan (Tokyo (Harajuku), Osaka, Nagoya and Fukuoka). You can look up the addresses from their website.

During my Japan trip, I visited the Osaka's Johnny's Shop branch. The new branch was recently relocated near Umeda Station.

They are only open from 10am - 6.30pm so it was really difficult to squeeze out time to visit the shop because that's when I'll be out sightseeing. However, since I was living in a hotel just across the street so it was pretty convenient for me to pop by the shop.
I dropped by the place at 5pm and it was empty. Maybe just a handful of us in there.    The security guard guided me to the door because the silly me couldn't find it. You'll have to climb a flight of stairs up into the store. Upon entering, you'll face rows and rows of photos. Arashi, SMAP, Tokio, V6, Kinki Kids, Kis-My-Ft2, KAT-TUN, NEWS, Hey! Say! JUMP, Kanjani8, A.B.C-Z...

Everything was in Japanese there so I wanted to ask the lady for help. Unfortunately, the shop helper couldn't really speak English either. I was left to fend for myself.

After you have selected your photos, you head downstairs to make your payment. They may also sell some leftover merchandise and I got myself a Yuto umbrella charm.

I left feeling really weird about the entire experience. It was bizarre but it could be because I don't particularly keep myself updated with them anymore.

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