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Shop in These 5 Stores Found Throughout Japan, and Find Some Incredible Bargains!

‘Japan is an expensive country’. We’ve heard this so many times, that for some travelers the idea of taking a week-long vacation to Japan means spending a significant amount of money and really needing to save up to afford hotels, transport and daily costs. There is some truth to the statement that Japan is an…

Book Cafe and Gallery in One? Unwind at This Trendy Place in Kochi!

When I first moved to Kochi City in Shikoku, I thought it would be difficult to find good cafes. As someone who had spent a good portion of the past six years writing essays in coffee shops, this seemed like it would be at least a minor obstacle in my adjustment to life in Japan.…

5 Furniture Items to Give Your Home That Traditional Japanese Feel

Living in a different country can expose you to several differences when comparing to your home country. Let’s explore a few different options that you may find in Japan. You can get this furniture at common furniture stores, like Nitori, or home centers, like Nafco. 1. Color Boxes One great organization option is color boxes.…

The first IKEA Touchpoint Store Opens in Kumamoto!

The Japanese love global phenomena just as much as any other nation. Over the past few years, IKEA has increased in popularity across the archipelago. Starting in Tokyo in 2007, and opening more mega stores in Kobe, Osaka, Miyagi, Fukuoka, etc. Finally, the Swedish giant has decided to Bless Kumamoto with their presence! They opened…