SHOPPING

Complete Your Tokyo Shopping Experience by Visiting These 3 Shopping Streets

Tokyo is definitely the ideal place to go shopping in Japan. It can be a bit confusing if you’re new to the area, but there are certain shopping places that run along streets and are connected to train stations. These shopping streets are called “shotengai” in Japanese. They come in various sizes though most of…

Looking for a Bargain? Check Out These 3 Antique and Flea Markets in Tokyo!

Antique and flea markets have been sprouting throughout Japan and attracting people who are looking for things that are unique or out of the ordinary. There are also some who are drawn to them because of their bargain prices which can’t be found anywhere else. If you’re on the lookout for some antiques, better check…

Hunt for Your Perfect Costume at These 8 Cosplay Shops in Tokyo

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 and therefore, bring out the…

8 Places to Buy Quality Martial Arts and Samurai Gears in Tokyo

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 Judo (柔道). Whether you’re trying to…

Catch ‘Em Pokémon Plushies and More at These Pokémon Centers in Tokyo!

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 GO, loving the Pokémon franchise has…

Shop ‘Til You Drop at These 3 Popular Department Stores in Tokyo

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 your shopping needs, why don’t you…

Where Can You Find High-Quality Jewelry at Reasonable Prices in Tokyo?

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 in places like Ueno and Okachimachi.…

What to Buy in Tokyo: 39 Unique Souvenirs and Gifts to Make Shopping Easier!

Tokyo is a world-famous city. It is visited by over 20 million foreign visitors per year (as of 2017) and will be entering the world stage even more as the host of the Olympics in 2020. This world-class city is on the bucket lists of many foreign travelers and tourists. It is particularly known for…

Unforgettable Tokyo Souvenirs You should Buy for Friends and Family

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 are interested in visiting Tokyo, you…

Urban Biking Experience: Tokyobike

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 ride in the city of Tokyo.…
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