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SHOPPING

Village Vanguard, the 'Exciting Bookstore' Packed With Wacky, Cute and Geeky Treasure

Village Vanguard, the 'Exciting Bookstore' Packed With Wacky, Cute and Geeky Treasure

If you're in for a mind-blowing shopping experience in Japan, in a store that feels like it's a separate universe, where you'll forg...

Izakaya Dining: 6 Staple Dishes That You Should Order at a Japanese Pub

6 Staple Dishes That You Should Order at a Japanese Izakaya

It's time to clock out for the day, lessons are over, work is finished, and the streets start filling ...

Bring these home! A selection of 10 local souvenirs from Tochigi Prefecture

A selection of 10 local souvenirs from Tochigi

Tochigi Prefecture is home to the Kinugawa Onsen hot springs town and the World Heritage-listed Shrine...

A Tour of Tokyo's 10 Most Unique Shopping Streets

A Tour of Tokyo's 10 Most Unique Shopping Streets

Shopping in Japan can be a real treat. Being a big metropolis, Tokyo comes with plenty of options for a fun ...

Hida Takayama Sanmachi Walk: Folk Crafts and Street Food in an Edo Period Town

Hida Takayama Sanmachi Walk

Hida Takayama, a popular sightseeing spot in Gifu Prefecture, has recently received a further boost in ...

Discover Grandma's Harajuku! 9 Things to Do in Sugamo Jizo-Dori Shopping Street

Discover Grandma's Harajuku! 9 Things to Do in Sugamo Jizo-Dori Shopping Street

You might be familiar with Harajuku, the fashionable Tokyo district always offering the latest trends ...

Street Food Adventure at Togoshi Ginza, Tokyo's Longest Shopping Road

Street Food Adventure at Togoshi Ginza, Tokyo's Longest Shopping Road

It might not be the most famous spot in Tokyo but it's surely worth a visit for its uniqueness. Togosh...

Fantastic Gachapon and Where to Find Them: Discovering Japanese Capsule Toys

Fantastic Gachapon and Where to Find Them: Discovering Japanese Capsule Toys

Depending on your country and age you might have seen capsule toy machines as a kid. Have you ever asked yo...

Sekaido Store in Shinjuku, 5 Floors of Discounted Art Supplies

Sekaido Store in Shinjuku, 5 Floors of Discounted Art Supplies

Sekaido is a magnificent stationery shop in Shinjuku, Tokyo that carries everything from everyday too...

Futako Tamagawa TSUTAYA ELECTRICS, an Art and Technology Store

Futako Tamagawa TSUTAYA ELECTRICS, an Art and Technology Store

Despite its name, electronics are not the only thing you will find in here. At Futako Tamagawa TSUTAYA EL...

Nakano Broadway, a Charmingly Retro Subculture Mecca in Tokyo

Tokyo Subculture Mecca: Nakano Broadway

How would Akihabara look if it was all condensed into one building? The answer lies in the colorful distr...