We were hungry and searching for food, and when I saw the sign that there's a McDonalds nearby I had a craving for it, so we went a-hunting, following the signs until we reached it. It was way too packed and we couldn't find a seat, but we exited it through the mall where there's a supermarket and a pharmacy, and they were completely covered with Arashi advertisements! A long, long photo-taking session ensued. Thankfully the fangirls here are very nice and let everyone take turns :)
I was tempted by all the stuff sold there, but in the end I just bought two boxes of the petite chocolate biscuits that Ohno advertised with Nakama Yukie. Got a free phone strap of the Marie biscuit from that purchase.
After lunch, we decided to find the Johnny's shop. Followed the directions that I found on this site, bearing in mind that it was from 2009 ^^; We did find it, despite the fact that a couple of the landmarks mentioned weren't there anymore, including the big Mandarake - which is now a medical centre.
The line to enter the shop, as expected on concert dates (it was the 14th after all), was incredible. Still, it didn't seem as bad as Harajuku, because they had better crowd control and so once we were in we didn't have to strain so much to look at the pictures. I entered only wanting to get about 6-10 pictures, and ended up with about 36, including pics bought for my sister, colleague, etc. Besides the Arashi stuff I got three Yoko pics for myself ♥
That was pretty much the end of the Arashi part of the trip; afterwards we went walking around Hakata, crossing by about three different wards until we reached Canal City, where we shopped at Muji before walking to Gion and taking a train back to Hakata Station from there. There was a sale at Muji where the 2012 diaries are about 100yen, so I bought a couple for my colleagues.
( lots of pics )