antique

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…

Into Thrift and Vintage Shopping? Check Out These 15 Stores in Harajuku

For many fashion enthusiasts, second-hand stores are treasure troves filled with pieces they can mix and match to achieve their preferred style. In Japan, there are a lot of second-hand stores to choose from to get your daily fix of unique Japanese fashion styles. travelience.com/ Harajuku (原宿), one of Tokyo’s (東京) main fashion districts, is…

In Need of an Escape? Drop by This Cafe and Antique Shop in Kumamoto!

If you’re a traveller, you’ll know that feeling when you stumble onto something special – whether it’s a cafe, shop, restaurant, tourist attraction or scenic spot, in Kumamoto is one such place. Set in a scenic backdrop of rolling hills, this tiny cafe and antiques store is a little slice of heaven that is quite…

Netsuke: Beautiful Little Pieces of Japanese Art

Fashion in itself is an artistic expression, as well as a reflection of one’s culture and history. Bearing that in mind, let’s examine Japan’s fashion piece of the 17th century – ‘netsuke’. History anibee.tv/ During the 17th century, and even well into the 19th century, people were only wearing kimono and such, so many things…

Venetian Glass Museum: Enjoy a Romantic Italian Art Experience in Hakone!

The Venetian Glass Museum in Hakone is a museum, shop, and cafe in one. It features Italian buildings in nature with a large strolling garden. It exhibits 100 antique Venetian glass and some modern art forms of making glass. The museum also offers classes on glass art as well as a dress-up service for that…

Naramachi Museum: A Trove of Local Treasures Off the Beaten Track

While it’s always nice to visit the big, famous museums in the cities you go to in Japan, it can also be worth your while to seek out less well-known museums for an insight into something a bit different. Going down the road less traveled can introduce you to tourist attractions that are known only…

3 Classy Souvenirs to Really Impress Your Loved Ones!

Finding the perfect souvenir for your family and friends is a hard decision to make. There are many things you can give them ranging from food, handicrafts and even clothing. However, have you ever thought of which souvenir your family and friends would really appreciate? If you’re planning a trip to Japan and would like…