electronics

Looking for a Place to Stay in Akihabara? Here Are 3 Budget-Friendly Hotels

Akihabara is considered a geeky place in Japan where you can find plenty of electronic and cultural stores for otakus. It is also home to one of Japan’s most popular icons, maid cafes. The place is lively and will surely never bore you. If you’d like to stay in this district to have a fun…

New Best Shopping Spot in Shibuya: Don Quijote Discount Store Gets a Makeover!

For those not yet familiar with the Don Quijote store, you’re in for a treat! Don Quijote, nicknamed “Donki” by locals, is a huge discount store like no other. Found all over Japan, Donki sells pretty much anything and everything you could ever want or need from electronics and household items to fancy dress and…

Top 15 Things to Do in Akihabara, the Home of Japanese Pop Culture

If there’s one thing that Japan is known for overseas aside from sushi (寿司), it’s the otaku (オタク) culture. Not familiar with the word otaku? Think manga (漫画), anime (アニメ), cosplay (コスプレ) and themed cafés. While Tokyo (東京) is most certainly not short of any of this, the number one spot for getting your geek…

Robots, Bidets and 7 Other High-tech Things to See in Japan

Of all the phrases and descriptions associated with Japan – world heritage sites, deep appreciation for history and culture, outstanding cuisine – being a modern, technology-driven country seem to take a back seat. In my opinion, it’s not the ultra-fast bullet trains (shinkansen), or extensive rail network that amazes me but the ordinary, daily things…

Take Your Secrets to the Grave With This New Innovation From Japan

In this digital age where we depend a lot on our electronic devices such as smartphones, laptops, and tablets, have you ever wondered what would happen to the information and data stored within them in the event of your death? Although death is something that will come to all of us at one point in…

In Osaka? Visit and Shop at the Legendary Denden Town!

If Japan is known for anything, it is known for electronics. When I first came to Japan, I was expecting everyone to have the best and newest electronics in the world, and all the kids to travel to school in their own Gundams or something. While I was rather disappointed that I could not buy…

What to Buy in Akihabara: Things Not to Miss in Japan’s Otaku Mecca!

Where’s the best place in Tokyo to get my otaku on? Ask anyone and you can be sure to get one, unified answer: Akihabara, the electric city. What was considered a black market in years gone by has now transformed into the heart of otaku culture in Japan. Strolling around Akihabara, you’ll be awed by…

Is Japan really expensive?

When people think about Japan particularly for living or a holiday, one of the most common ideas is the rumour that Japan is an expensive country. To some extent, of course, Japan cannot be considered a very cheap country. It is true that the price for property, transportation and education in Japan is quite high.…

America-Mura: Osaka’s Eclectic Shopping District

Ame-Mura is the Osaka resident’s shorthand for Amerika Mura (America Village), an eclectic shopping district in-between the Hommachi and Namba areas of Osaka. This area is famous for having a wide variety of fashion shops, restaurants, and music and dance clubs. It is similar to China towns in California or New York, except full of…

AKIHABARA: WORLD-RENOWNED ELECTRONIC PARADISE!!

Are you an electronic enthusiast? An anime lover perhaps?How about a gamer or a gadget buffs? Lo and behold! Akihabara is the right place for you!! This is considered to be an electronic wonderland by many locals and foreigners. They flock here to see and experience what’s the latest talk of the town gadgets, machines,…