SHOPPING

SHOPPING

Another year has started, which means more upcoming opportunities for anime and manga fans to sport their favorite characters' stunning outfits! Events, such as the Comiket and World Cosplay Summit which are two of the biggest events in Japan, are expected to draw attention from members of the otaku community...

Japan has long been the hub when it comes to samurai and martial arts training. In fact, a number of foreigners who want to master a specific art would visit the country to train under the best schools and mentors teaching various fighting types such as Aikido (合気道) and...

Many fans of Japan and the Japanese culture, be it new or old, are familiar with the '90s game of Pokémon (ポケモン) – traveling around a 2D world collecting Pocket Monsters (ポケットモンスター). Even though we may have grown up, as we have seen from the recent release of Pokémon...

Tokyo (東京), as the capital city of Japan, is literally made up of several department stores. Every year, new establishments open up which leave more choices for shoppers, and yet more confusion for some. So if you're planning on heading to the most trusted and well-established department stores for...

Harry Winston, Tiffany, Cartier. These are jewelry brands that everyone knows. Loved all over the world, possession of these brands' items is often perceived to mean high status. However, it seems that foreigners visiting Japan do not take notice of these high-end brands, but aim for downtown jewelry stores...

Tokyo is a dream destination for many. It is a vast, populated and busy city with many places to go and things to do. With its size and number of places to visit, you may feel overwhelmed about where to do your souvenir shopping and what to buy. While...

Visiting a place in Japan wouldn't be complete without purchasing something memorable. This is what souvenirs are for. They are supposed to represent something unique to that place. Buying souvenirs for friends and family is also a common custom which most Japanese people follow. For those of you who...

Just as mountain bikes are made to travel the mountains, the Tokyobike is made to travel the streets of Tokyo. This bike brand line founded in 2002 is a brand designed to support the urban biking experience. This Tokyo-based bike shop provides extremely comfortable bikes that are made to...

Traveling to Japan is an amazing opportunity. However, bringing back omiyage (gifts) for friends and for yourself to help remember the amazing experiences is always a challenge. Having a list of the most convenient and interesting shopping places may facilitate it for you. Here are the top 15...

Vending Machines In Japan We all know that the vending machines in Tokyo are the best. Snacks, drinks, even ice-creams! Anytime you feel peckish you can just stroll around and I guarantee that you will find a vending machine within 5 minutes. On cold winter days, they even offer warm...

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