SHOPPING

5 Odd yet Fun finds from Daiso

If you walk around Japan, you’ve most likely noticed a store with pink letters reading “Daiso”. So what is Daiso? Daiso can easily be described as one of the most popular stores in Japan where almost everything is sold at ¥100 (¥108 with tax), unless stated otherwise – basically the dollar store of Japan. However,…

What to Buy at Don Quijote: from Cosmetics to Snacks

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Japan Travel Blog (@maiwenlovesjapan) on May 27, 2019 at 4:42pm PDT Don Quijote a.k.a Donki, is undeniably one of the most popular stores in Japan and most likely on most tourists “must visit” list. For those who are unfamiliar with Don Quijote, it is the biggest…

Check Out These 4 Japanese Lolita Brands!

Lolita is a beautiful fashion craze seen along the fashionable streets of Japan. Women of all ages dress in clothes with frills, laces, and patterned fabrics decorated with even more ruffles. Its popularity paved the way for an enormous fashion industry where several brands sprung from. If you’d like to swim into the Lolita fashion,…
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11 Aizome(Japan Blue) Products That You Should Get From Japan as Souvenir!

Japan, has long held the art of all natural indigo dyeing called Aizome 藍染め. Though many other countries have been producing indigo dye around the same time with some even much earlier, the Japanese’s method is unique in the sense that it uses sukumo (fermented Polygonum leaves). This over 1400 years of history art of…
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Feeling Lucky? Don`t miss these 5 New Year “Lucky Bags” in Japan This 2019

If you have been to Japan during the oshogatsu (お正月) i.e. Japanese New Year before, you probably have seen many people queuing outside department stores and shops to buy fukubukuros (福袋) i.e. fortune bags. If you have not witnessed this phenomenon personally, you might have seen footage of the frenzy caused by eager shoppers who…
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Mindblown! 6 Clear Beverages You Can Buy in Japan

Japan always knows how to combine cool and crazy. You can find endless things in the country that can astound you. You can go back and forth country many times, and it will continue to shock you every single time. Moreover, Japan is known for weird but wonderful trends. Recently, there is a growing trend…

6 Amazing Anime Stores to Check Out in Japan

Many people visit Japan for the unique experiences and products it offers. From the traditional hot spring experience to a modern ride on the fastest bullet train, from Japanese amulets (omamori) to exclusive Kit Kat flavors, there are so many things you can do and buy! If you’re a fan of Japanese animation and looking…

Kit Kat Has Done It Again! Taste the New Limited Onsen Manju Kit Kat in Japan!

Take a break after bathing and relaxing in a Japanese hot spring or onsen. Indulge in this newest limited Kit Kat flavor! Japanese Onsen jp.fotolia.com/ Japanese hot springs, also known as onsen, are among the most popular places to experience traditional Japan. Bathing in an onsen is closely tied to religion and healing. It is…

Valentine’s Is Nearing! Here Are 3 Places in Japan Where You Can Buy Chocolates

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and chocolates are must-haves to share with your loved ones and even your colleagues at work. Here is a guide on where you can get local and international chocolate brands for this special occasion in Japan! 1. HENRI CHARPENTIER Japanese patisserie chain HENRI CHARPENTIER was established in Ashiya,…

Tokyo Banana Released Another Sweet Treat in Honor of Ueno Zoo’s Baby Panda!

TOKYO BANANA celebrates the birth of Ueno Zoo’s panda cub, Xiang Xiang, with a new flavor of their well-loved treat! Check out TOKYO BANANA PANDA! TOKYO BANANA PANDA \誕生おめでとう♪/シャンシャン公開を祝い、人気みやげ「東京ばな奈」が可愛いパンダになって登場!すくすく元気に育ってほしいと願いを込めて、作られた限定スイーツ。パンダファンは必見です!https://t.co/z3R6ZRTkTP pic.twitter.com/ZjKhqJsHeB — 大丸東京店 (@daimaruTOKYO) December 20, 2017 TOKYO BANANA continues to surprise us with flavors that are very timely. Its newest variant features a cute panda…