SHOPPING

People Have Voted! These Are Japan’s Most Popular Snacks

Among the numerous numbers of snacks, which do Japanese prefer? The special TV program “14,000 Japanese Citizens to Vote! Japanese Snack Election” allowed 14,000 people to select their favorite snacks among 4,500 products. That’s right. FOUR THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED products. 22 Japanese snack companies, the highest record of participants, attended this program and the 30…

Nihonbashi’s New Facelift

Nihonbashi is Tokyo’s primeval commercial district, and while Nihonbashi is no longer the center of commerce it once was with places like Marunouci and Otemachi becoming the city’s most important financial districts, and places like Ginza, Omotesando, Roppongi, Shibuya, and Shinjuku offering among the best and most extravagant shopping experiences in Tokyo, Nihombashi has retained…

Japan’s Top 5 Department Stores

Oh, the beauty of Japanese department stores! There is definitely something magical about Japanese department stores whether it’s due to their exceptional customer service, often marvelous food floors, proximity to major train stations, or the way they can shield you from the summer heat or winter cold. by Martin Danker Despite the general assumption that…

Harry Potter Christmas in Tokyo

Among Tokyo’s many shopping districts, Marunouchi stands out thanks to its quaint appearance despite being Tokyo’s main financial district, being home of Japan’s largest banks. Each Christamas, Marunouchi’s Nada-dori lights up with Christmas lights, and some of the area’s most important commercial buildings erect elaborate and quite innovative Christmas trees with a particular theme. In…

Japan’s Most Expensive Face Cream

When people talk about cosmetics, they might also associate them with certain countries that have become renown for their high-quality products like France, Switzerland, South Korea, and Japan. Japanese cosmetics can be found everywhere in the island nation, from the most luxurious department stores to the most affordable convenience stores. Naturally, their quality does vary.…

Japan and the Big Head Conundrum: Why Do People Want a Small Face?

Have you ever heard someone from Japan tell someone esle, particularly a foreigner, that their face was very small, often with a tone of jealousy and admiration? For those coming from Western countries, this might seem like a very strange and confusing comment that is difficult to discern. If you were told that your face…

Japan’s Latest Matcha Snacks and Beverages!

Matcha fans, do not miss out on the latest matcha-flavoured snacks and beverages!!! As you may know, matcha is a kind of Japanese green tea which was traditionally served at tea ceremonies to welcome and treat special guests. This high quality matcha is now loved worldwide and once you try matcha, you will surely fall…

The 5 Best Strawberries in Japan!

Spring is just around the corner, and we are currently in prime strawberry season. The best time to buy sweet strawberries at reasonable prices is from January to the beginning of March. Cafes and restaurants also tend to have many sweets using strawberries. Strawberries are also known to contain plenty of vitamin C and folic…

5 Super Kawaii Chocolates for Valentine’s Day!

Do you want to buy chocolates for your loved one, for your friends, or for your own? People have several reasons to purchase chocolate on Valentine’s Day in Japan. This year under the struggle with COVID-19, lots of companies and schools are prohibiting exchanging chocolates. But on the other hand, people are paying more attention…

Enjoy at Home! – The 5 Best Sweets and Snacks from Lawson

Lawson is one of the Japanese convenience stores that launches a wide variety of new products every month, receiving tremendous praise from those with a sweet tooth. If they feel like treating themselves with some fancy sweets, many of them will drop by Lawson first. In this article, we will introduce the latest seasonal sweets…