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In Need of a Relaxing Bath? Try These 3 Interesting Bath Bombs From Japan!

Had a rough day at work and in need of a relaxing bath? If you find regular baths too boring, you can always use bath bombs. Bath bombs are hard-packed spherical mixtures that fizz in water. They help you relax as they add color, bubbles, aroma, and essential oils to your bath, making your skin…

Protect Your Skin From the Sun This Summer With These 3 Japanese Sunscreens

Since summer has already started in Japan, all sorts of sunscreens are now occupying shops’ front line. Different sunscreens suit different types of skin so it is important to choose the best one for you. You need to know the ingredients of the sunscreen first and whether the SPF (Sun Protection Factor) is ideal or…

Get to Know Japan’s Main 3 Convenience Stores for 24-Hour, High-Quality Needs

People who have been to Japan and have attested to the country’s impressive convenience store lineup aren’t exaggerating. Japanese convenience stores, or “konbini” in Japanese, have tons of surprises that will make your first, second, and perhaps even third visit a “wow moment” experience. The presence of these shops is no longer limited to urban…

Make Your Own Japanese Food With These Three Convenient 100-Yen Goods

Are you in your first few weeks or months of living in Japan? If so, going out to restaurants every single day and trying out different food can be fun. But the fun of it diminishes over time, especially when you realize you have to save money for the rest of the days. If you…

12 Japanese Skincare and Makeup Products Every Beauty Junkie Must Try

Cosmetics have always been one of Japan’s biggest and most popular industries. We grew up hearing about the geishas and their tedious beauty routine. In college, we talked about Shiseido (資生堂) and Shu Uemura with our friends while gazing longingly at the glossy pages of Seventeen. And even to this day, despite all the K-beauty…

5 Reasons Why Japanese 7-Elevens Are the Best in the World

Ah, yes, 7-Eleven – everyone’s go-to convenience store. It’s one of those businesses that successfully breached geographical borders and offer goods to anyone on-the-go. Whether it’s a quick bite or a disposable item, 7-Eleven just always seem to have the right item at the right time. Same goes for the branches in Japan – only…

Why Should You Use Japanese Bamboo Charcoal in Your Daily Life?

Does it feel humid inside your room? Does your cupboard or refrigerator have that odd smell? Is the tap water in your home not that clean to be consumed? Do you want your skin to be smooth? Well, here is a solution for all these various needs: Charcoal! Yes, activated charcoal has the ability to…

Customize Your Own Sauce Just the Way You Like It with Japan’s ‘MySauce Factory’

Do you like customizing things or personalizing your own items? How about customizing your own sauce? It may sound pretty weird, but this might just be the thing you’re looking for. MySauce Factory (マイソースファクトリー) is a new Japanese company that allows people to customize their own sauce using natural ingredients. You can spice up your…

Traveling with a Baby? Here Are 3 Baby Products You Can Easily Purchase in Japan

Traveling to another country with a baby in tow can be very difficult, especially for first-time parents. But this doesn’t necessarily mean that parenthood should be the end of exciting holidays. It could even be better as you get to share the experience with your child. Though babies need quite a lot of necessities when…

On the Hunt for Hard-To-Find Japanese Goods? Try Out These 3 Subscription Boxes!

It is not always easy to get your hands on Japanese goods. From shipping fees to customs fees, the options for buying are limited and other communication problems can leave you feeling intimidated when buying something online from Japan. However, one solution has recently become available – subscription boxes! This revelation has been increasing in…
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