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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…

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” was broadcasted on July 20, 2020, allowing those 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…

5 New Shopping Landmarks in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area Worth Visiting

Have you checked these 5 landmarks newly opened in 2020? The struggle with the coronavirus, the Olympics being postponed…2020 was absolutely a difficult year for everyone. But on the other hand, 2020 was also a year that saw many new symbols in Tokyo and its metropolitan area, giving a new life and new charm to…

3 Apple Souvenirs from Aomori, Japan’s Apple Capital!

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 an ancient atmosphere that can make one…

Tokyo Disneyland’s New Attractions – Details and New Photos

Tokyo Disneyland’s new areas and attractions will open on September 28, and people cannot hold their excitement. People in Japan had been patiently waiting for the expansion since it was first announced. While the Oriental Land Company, which owns the Tokyo Disney Resort, announced three specific new additions to the park, the Beauty and the…