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SHOPPING

10 Strawberry Sweets from Japanese Convenience Stores Only Available in Winter

10 Strawberry Sweets from Japanese Convenience Stores

It's strawberry season in Japan! These bright red fruits are appearing on shop shelves in every shape and form, giving us a little relief from ...

3 Sake Bars with a Unique Atmosphere in Osaka

3 Unique Sake Bars in Osaka

Sake, or as it's called in Japan, nihonshu has become something of a world phenomenon in the last dec...

Hanabi: Enjoy the Summer Like a Japanese With Handheld Fireworks!

Hanabi: Enjoy the Summer Like a Japanese With Handheld Fireworks!

Japanese summers wouldn't be the same without fireworks or hanabi (literally "flower fires...

Enjoy the Summer Edo-Style at ECO EDO Nihonbashi

Enjoy the Summer Edo-Style at ECO EDO Nihonbashi

Summer in Japan, especially in Tokyo, is hot. Since ancient times people have been coming up with ways to ...

Shop Like a Local at ItoYokado: Japanese Food, Snacks and Everyday Goods

Shop Like a Local at ItoYokado: Japanese Food, Snacks and Everyday Goods

ItoYokado(イトーヨーカ堂) is a popular hypermarket counting 167 stores all over Japan. Here you can purchase ...

Travel by Enoshima Electric Railway one-day tickets to Kamakura/Enoshima

Travel by Enoshima Electric Railway one-day tickets to Kamakura/Enoshima

The views of the Shonan coastline from Kamakura to Enoshima Station are truly beautiful. With Enoshima ...

Pokémon Center Tokyo DX & Pokémon Cafe Opened in Nihonbashi Takashimaya in March 2018!

Pokémon Center Tokyo DX & Pokémon Cafe Opened in Nihonbashi Takashimaya in March 2018!

March 14, 2018 marked the inauguration of a new Pokémon Center in Tokyo. The official Pok&eacut...

Yokohama First-Timer: 20 Things to Do in Tokyo's Port City Neighbor

Yokohama First-Timer: 20 Things to Do in Tokyo's Port City Neighbor

Just about a 40 minutes train ride from Tokyo, Yokohama is a beautiful port city with a rich history. Here ...

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 s...

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...