Hi everyone, I'm scheduled to head off to Japan for about three weeks on a study abroad trip through my university. I'm going in a group of about 11 people, and because it is hot in Japan at the moment (apparently they're experiencing a heat wave) as well as other reasons such as practicality and respect for my hosts I wont be bringing or wearing any of my lolita on the trip.
We are staying next to Matsuyama University and (I think) attending classes there. It's pretty close to Hiroshima, which we will also be visiting. Because it's a 7 hour train ride to Tokyo from where we are staying, my advisers think it's mostly a waste of time to visit, even though many of us want to go. As of now, I don't think I will be able to get there, and it's really bringing me down.
Are there any lolita fashion stores/other stores that may carry lolita outside of Tokyo? Other than just experiencing Tokyo, I also REALLY want to go to a Closet Child or a brand store like BTSSB.
Or does anyone have any advice for me and my group mates who want to visit Tokyo but are finding it difficult to plan?