SHOPPING

Journal Your Adventures in Your Own Traveler’s Notebook From This Japanese Shop!

“Spend each and every day like you are on a journey.” – TRAVELER’S FACTORY motto Collecting memories from our travels come in handy when we want to reminisce and think of happy thoughts. For some, this means taking photos, sharing them on social media, and even writing about their experience on travel websites. However, there…

Cool Down From the Summer Heat With These Limited Calpis Treats and Drinks

As summer in Japan approaches, everyone’s looking to refresh themselves in any way possible. If you’re up for something cool and new, you might want to bring down the heat with Calpis (カルピス) and Afternoon Tea’s (アフタヌーンティー) cool summer collaboration! What is Calpis? Calpis is a largely popular Japanese milk-based beverage. It is one of…

Trouble Finding Souvenirs in Japan? Choose the Best Without Wasting Time or Money!

When traveling, many people want to take something special home for their loved ones, or for themselves to remember their journey. However, getting gifts can be costly, time-consuming and stressful because it allows less time to travel and less money for yourself. Though there are many places to buy souvenirs, it can be hard to…

Studio Ghibli’s Tea Collection and More Available For a Limited Time Only!

Are you a fan of Studio Ghibli’s (スタジオジブリ) animated movies? If so, you will soon be able to purchase Studio Ghibli merchandise at Donguri Republic’s (どんぐり共和国) chain of official stores! Though this event is not directly managed by Studio Ghibli, it is still a perfect place to look for Ghibli items. It is operated by…

2 of Japan’s Best Pop Acts are Releasing Unmissable Merchandise this April!

Two of Japan’s top electronic pop acts will release new content in April 2017! Kyary Pamyu Pamyu(きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ) will release a brand new single and a concert Blu-ray and DVD – two kinds of merchandise at once! Meanwhile, Perfume (パフューム) will also release a concert Blu-ray and DVD. 1. Kyary Pamyu Pamyu 14th Single 『良すた』が4月5日発売されます!イースターとかけていいすたと読みます。初回限定盤は、じゃばら仕様で豪華にらなってます!私が出演するイオン新CMソングとしてもOAが決定してるよ!発売お楽しみにhttps://t.co/BwseBzc8aM… pic.twitter.com/nIC3UwZMoB…

Smell Good with J-Pop Group Perfume’s Original Fragrance!

Celebrity groups or icons that have carved their names in Japan’s music industry are sure to keep their fame for quite some time. If they have lasted in the industry for more than a decade, then it’s proof that they have made a strong impact on their fans. Aside from making appearances in music shows…

Feeling Lucky? Check These 5 New Year “Lucky Bags” in Japan This 2017

If you have been to Japan during the oshogatsu (お正月) i.e. Japanese New Year before, you probably have seen many people queuing outside department stores and shops to buy fukubukuros (福袋) i.e. fortune bags. If you have not witnessed this phenomenon personally, you might have seen footage of the frenzy caused by eager shoppers who…

The Top 10 Shopping Districts in Tokyo for Fashion Enthusiasts

Fashion has become synonymous with well-known places like France, Italy, and the US. These countries house the big names for haute couture and were the first to forward fashion as something more than just clothing. Any major fashion enthusiast would easily pick any of these places given the chance of a shopping spree. The contributions…

Where to Buy Lolita Fashion? Check These 4 Japanese Brands Out!

Lolita is a beautiful fashion craze seen along the fashionable streets of Japan. Women of all ages dress in clothes with frills, laces, and patterned fabrics decorated with even more ruffles. Its popularity paved the way for an enormous fashion industry where several brands sprung from. If you’d like to swim into the Lolita fashion,…
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