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Visit This Traditional Boutique in Tokyo Selling Unique Japanese Toothpicks

You may have seen unique boutiques in Japan that sell expensive fruits, lacquerware, traditional dresses, and more. Even though Japan has become a beacon of modernization in this new age, there are still a lot of traditional things that the country holds onto with utmost value. In Tokyo, there is a store that can take…

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…

How Many of These Popular Tokyo Banana Treats and Flavors Have You Tried?

I’m sure you’re very familiar with TOKYO BANANA. It is undeniably one of the most popular sweet souvenirs you can buy in Japan. It is a soft, custard-filled, banana-shaped cake that comes in different flavors. Before buying any of these souvenirs, make sure you get to know the different TOKYO BANANA flavors first. Let’s check…

Top 5 Places to Visit During Your Layover Period at Narita Airport

Travelers landing at Narita Airport often skip over Narita city and plan to travel to other famous regions like Tokyo. Those just stopping off in Narita Airport might want to explore the city while they wait for their connecting flight. However, with a time constraint during a layover period, this can be tricky. Narita city,…

“Yuna-Chan”: The New Project Helping Revive Fukushima Prefecture

It has been six years since the devastating tsunami hit the seacoast of Fukushima Prefecture. These past years, more and more towns in the coastal area of Fukushima are getting back on their feet and starting to rebuild their lives again. One of these areas is Minamisoma City, a town located in the northern part…

4 Special Food Souvenirs You Should Buy in Japan’s Wakayama Prefecture

Japan’s Wakayama Prefecture is home to many temples, shrines, and museums, especially known for Wakayama Castle that sits at the mouth of Kii River. Besides having a vast history, the prefecture is also popular for selling delicious local items and crafts. If you ever visit the place, don’t forget to bring home some of the…

Traveling to Aomori? Here Are 3 Apple-Based Souvenirs That You Should Buy

Aomori is popular for ferry boats as it is considered a port town at the northernmost part of Honshu. It is also known for Nebuta Matsuri, one of the largest Japanese festivals held in summer. The place is perfect if you’d like to indulge in abundant nature and ancient atmosphere. Besides scenic landscapes, it also…

Discover the Charm of Kyoto With These Top 3 Temple and Shrine Markets!

When in Kyoto, it is highly recommended to visit the various shrines and temples which boast unique charm and are usually located in scenic locations. However, besides visiting these sacred places of interest, you may not know that there are many temporary flea markets held in these places. They offer an interesting array of things…
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