SHOPPING

6 Amazing Anime Stores to Check Out in Japan

Many people visit Japan for the unique experiences and products it offers. From the traditional hot spring experience to a modern ride on the fastest bullet train, from Japanese amulets (omamori) to exclusive Kit Kat flavors, there are so many things you can do and buy! If you’re a fan of Japanese animation and looking…

Kit Kat Has Done It Again! Taste the New Limited Onsen Manju Kit Kat in Japan!

Take a break after bathing and relaxing in a Japanese hot spring or onsen. Indulge in this newest limited Kit Kat flavor! Japanese Onsen jp.fotolia.com/ Japanese hot springs, also known as onsen, are among the most popular places to experience traditional Japan. Bathing in an onsen is closely tied to religion and healing. It is…

Valentine’s Is Nearing! Here Are 3 Places in Japan Where You Can Buy Chocolates

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and chocolates are must-haves to share with your loved ones and even your colleagues at work. Here is a guide on where you can get local and international chocolate brands for this special occasion in Japan! 1. HENRI CHARPENTIER Japanese patisserie chain HENRI CHARPENTIER was established in Ashiya,…

Tokyo Banana Released Another Sweet Treat in Honor of Ueno Zoo’s Baby Panda!

TOKYO BANANA celebrates the birth of Ueno Zoo’s panda cub, Xiang Xiang, with a new flavor of their well-loved treat! Check out TOKYO BANANA PANDA! TOKYO BANANA PANDA \誕生おめでとう♪/シャンシャン公開を祝い、人気みやげ「東京ばな奈」が可愛いパンダになって登場!すくすく元気に育ってほしいと願いを込めて、作られた限定スイーツ。パンダファンは必見です!https://t.co/z3R6ZRTkTP pic.twitter.com/ZjKhqJsHeB — 大丸東京店 (@daimaruTOKYO) December 20, 2017 TOKYO BANANA continues to surprise us with flavors that are very timely. Its newest variant features a cute panda…

Celebrate Your Birth Month With Japan’s New and Fancy Birthstone Kit Kats!

Kit Kat Chocolatory celebrates our birth months with its newest Birthstone Series. Find out more about these new fancy confectionery from one of the world’s most popular chocolate bar, Kit Kat! Nature of Birthstones jp.fotolia.com/ Birthstones are said to bring luck and protection to its bearer. Different kinds of precious gems are assigned for each…

Check Out This New Japanese Treat Brought to Us by Tokyo Banana and Kit Kat!

What happens when you combine the two most sought-after souvenirs in Japan? You get an irresistible new flavor of your favorite Kit Kat! Have a taste of the TOKYO BANANA x KITKAT! TOKYO BANANA A post shared by @carlyoen on Oct 14, 2017 at 7:51am PDT TOKYO BANANA is a banana custard-filled sponge cake shaped…

4 Unique Convenience Stores in Japan Where You Can Shop for Specific Needs

Usually, when you think of LAWSON, you picture the convenience stores with the blue signboard which are scattered all across Japan. However, did you know that there are other LAWSON stores like LAWSON STORE 100 whose aim is to sell cheaper products? These niche stores target different demographics. If you are interested to know about…

Shop in These 5 Stores Found Throughout Japan, and Find Some Incredible Bargains!

‘Japan is an expensive country’. We’ve heard this so many times, that for some travelers the idea of taking a week-long vacation to Japan means spending a significant amount of money and really needing to save up to afford hotels, transport and daily costs. There is some truth to the statement that Japan is an…

Who Is the Man Behind the Many Branches of Kit Kat Chocolatory Across Japan?

Have you ever wondered who’s behind the creation of the wonderful flavors of Kit Kat in Japan? It’s none other than hard-working Chef Patissier Yasumasa Takagi. He’s so good in surprising people and making them happy with his unique Kit Kat creations that he opened his own Kit Kat Chocolatory store in 2014 which expanded…

Looking to Buy a Yukata for Summer? Check Out These 5 Affordable Places in Japan!

It is almost impossible to walk down Tokyo’s summer festivals and not see Japanese people in their yukata, a traditional Japanese clothing for summer. Yukata is the more casual version of a kimono, made from cotton or synthetic fiber. It is made for all genders and ages. Not only is it perfect for personal wear…
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