Purikura in Tokyo- The Japanese Photo booth Culture!

Purikura in Tokyo Japan

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This is one of many Japanese stuffs that I have been wanting to do since I arrived in Japan. Purikura orย we call it the the photo booth! It’s so famous here among mostly Japanese girls as well as tourists from around the world. This was quite an experience itself and all thanks to my new Japanese friends-I got the best of it all! ๐Ÿ˜€

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We all met for dinner and supposedly go to karaoke and meet up with the Tinder set up but we backed out because we were scared that these people are like rapist or murderer. It was funny! Partly because it was the first time I met Misaki and Adrian but we clicked instantaneously! So instead of the karaoke we stumbled upon aย Club Sega and I was thinking of the Purikura word but couldn’t figure it out, instead

I was like

“Hey, can we do that kawaii girly face picture thingy? I have no idea what’s the name but yeah, I wanna do that!”

and then Adrian was like

“OMG! Yes, lets do Purikura!”

The rest was history.

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Rent your costume girls!
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Alba and Misaki, before and after! ๐Ÿ˜€

So in this Club Sega, girls can rent costumes and dress up while the boys can only see. Well, usually, only girls are into Purikura but hey c’mon, we are Gaijin Tourist, give a break! They even have a sign saying that no single man allowed to do a single man Purikura photoshoot.

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Sexist Purikura place! We men like selfies too! ๐Ÿ˜›

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Me and Adrian decided to ย what we call “Gaijin Smash it!” and did our men only Purikura. It was funny because we were scared that they will kicked us out but I guess they were too busy and plus what are they gonna do when we pretend not to understand? ๐Ÿ˜›

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Trying to look hot, no? ๐Ÿ˜›

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I know, we were naughty!

We all did a group shot and then Adrian and I did ours. To play the Purikura, all you need to do is go the machine and put in 400 Yen (you need 4 x 100 yen coins), the machine is in Japanese but it’s easy to navigate. After you are done with the photoshoot, you go to the next slot and edit it to your desire. I did all the cute Kawaii Japanese look-alike editing! Then the machine will print out the photos, you will usually get two copies or 4 depending on what you set on the editing machine.

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It was fun and I recommend that you do it! It’s a nice and cheap souvenirs to remember Japan. I have some many more stories to write about Japan. I will miss this country when I leave.

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Till then, travel safe! ๐Ÿ˜€

Author: Rayyan Haries

A Malaysian boy's journey becoming a man through his journey travelling and volunteering around the world.

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