Get ready for a dose of all things Japanese as Malaysia’s premier shopping destination, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, celebrates the 9th anniversary of award-winning precinct Tokyo Street this July! Tokyo Street merges traditional and modern facets into one dynamic cultural ambience. Drawing inspiration from the iconic districts in Tokyo – Asakusa, Ginza and Shibuya – Tokyo Street blends the urban cosmopolite-feel with the rich heritage and traditions of Japan.
While many were not able to travel to Japan to witness the blooming of the elusive sakura (cherry blossoms), this should not stop you from witnessing their beauty as symbols of spring, hope and renewal. Pavilion KL invites you to partake in the hanami or “blossom-watching” custom with family and friends. Towering sakura trees greet you at the Main Entrance, along Spanish Steps and can be found throughout the mall, culminating at Tokyo Street where displays of origami, yukata and other uniquely Japanese items collectively form an ambience found only at Pavilion KL. This July, immerse yourself in exciting cultural activities, promotions, delectable treats and rewards.
Experience Japan Culturally
Embrace the Japanese culture and bask in the festivities! Soak in the Yukata Experience. Just spend RM9 at any specialty stores mall-wide to get a chance to put on a traditional Yukata and snap Insta-worthy photos. In honour of the Tanabata festival, pick a wish from colourful “tanzaku” papers and tie them on the sakura trees for good luck and blessings throughout the year. In collaboration with Art WeMe Contemporary Gallery, view the iconic art of Japanese contemporary artist Shiro Utafasa at Level 6, the only place in Malaysia to view this exhibition. He draws inspiration from the fascinating sunflower, a popular plant of cultural significance in Japan.
Try your chances at the claw machines and various arcade game offerings at the Games Galore Fiesta from now until 31st July. Shoppers will receive one games token for your gaming pleasure with RM30 spent on a single receipt, redeemable at Tokyo Street Concierge. While you are at Pavilion KL, don’t miss out on numerous photo opportunities beautifully decorated with Japanese elements such as the Yukata display, Level 6 or the Love Garden at the Dining Loft, Level 7! Enhance your photos with Pavilion KL’s exclusive sakura filter on Instagram and share them with us by hashtagging #HappyAnniversaryTokyoStreet #PavilionTokyoStreet and #PavilionKL.
The Japan Expo Malaysia 2020 (JEMY 2020) is also back virtually! Visit them online at their Facebook page to discover online activities and stand a chance to win dining vouchers!
If there is one thing Malaysians and Japanese have in common, it is their love for food. Indulge your tastebuds with special menus curated in celebration of Tokyo Street’s 9th anniversary. Enjoy a variety of Japanese delicacies at the Snacks & Food Fair including mochi, Japanese roll cakes and more from 13th to 31st July. Additionally, for just RM9, you can enjoy delicious set meals at Tokyo Don and Tokyo Teppan, try out Hokkaido Ramen Santouka’s four flavours ramen experience bowl and feast on Fuji Sushi’s set of nine types of sushi, all at Tokyo Street.
While spending time at Tokyo Street, discover the multitude of quaint Japanese-inspired stores to uplift your spirit. Step up your style with a modern Yukata from new stores Reta and Kuma Yukata. Create a beautiful face mask necklace at Summer by Aisha or customise your mobile phone case at Bling Bling Paradise. For a bite of crunchy goodness, try RUSCO’s signature baguette crafted from the finest wheat flour from Hokkaido in a variety of yummy flavours.
Get treated to a host of rewards and redemptions from Pavilion KL and our banking partner Maybank in conjunction with the celebrations.