SHOPPING

Pay Voluntary Tax and Receive a Sword From Japan’s City of Blades!

The Japanese economy has been struggling for several decades now. It has been facing deflation and slow growth. In order to survive, the consumption tax on commodities and goods has been increased. Additionally, there are other kinds of taxes being paid by the citizens to the government such as income tax, enterprise tax, property tax,…

Tax–Free Shopping in Toki Premium Outlets, Gifu

Toki premium outlets are located in Toki-shi, Gifu prefecture, in a beautiful area surrounded with lush greenery on all sides and the view of the distant Alps ranges which can be enjoyed from the outlet area. Shops This is the fifth outlet mall in Japan and is one of the biggest shopping areas in the…

The Intriguing Sarubobo Dolls of Gifu and Their Meanings

Have you ever seen these dolls during your travels in Japan? I’m sure that you have come across these faceless dolls at some point. These are sarubobo dolls. Sarubobo dolls are faceless human like figures that are mainly red but come in a variety of shapes, colors and sizes. Where can you find them? jp.fotolia.com/…