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Japanese Skincare: The Best, the Unique, and the Strange

One of my goals during my time in Japan was to buy and try as many new skincare products as I could. Japan is known for having extremely good skincare products and I wanted to find the best and most novelty items. While some of the best products are way out of my price range,…
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Whiskey Hunting: 6 Places to Buy Japanese Whiskey in Osaka

Whiskey, or ‘the water of life’ is one of the most popular alcoholic beverages worldwide. There are many types and classes of whiskey across the globe, but a new type of whiskey is becoming increasingly popular: Japanese Whiskey. Whiskey is commonly distilled from fermented grain mash and typically aged in wooden casks of oak. Japanese…

Find Tokyo’s Hot Spots for Extreme Street Fashion

Tokyo is such a fashion-forward city. It leads the world in top-notch street fashion and in completely out of the box, lavish outfits. While I was packing to move here I was trying to pick out the best pieces from my closet and kept looking at Tokyo fashion accounts for inspiration on possible outfits to…

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,…

5 Cheap Tech Items You can Buy at Daiso Shops!

Whether you’re visiting Japan for business or pleasure, chances are you’ll likely only have a limited supply of personal affects you’ve brought with you. Adjusting to your stay in Japan may be difficult if you’re used to working on a desktop computer at work or driving your own car. Thankfully, there’s a number of small…

How to Plan the Ultimate Trip to Japan

Planning a trip to Japan can be daunting. You need to decide when to go, what attractions you want to go to, where to stay, and how to get to and between those locations. Even with an unlimited budget, your stay in Japan is only for a limited time, so decisions must be made. In…

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…

Japanese Fashion: 2019 Spring’s Men Fashion Trends in Japan- Outfits and Inspiration!

Many people think that the way Japanese men dress is full of personality and style, and that they really understand the philosophy of dressing well. From hairstyling and accessorizing, to mixing and matching colors, they seem to have good fashion sense. Japanese men’s great taste in fashion can even be compared with Japanese women’s. When…

39 Unique Souvenirs and Gifts to Buy In Tokyo!

Tokyo is a world-famous city. It is visited by over 20 million foreign visitors per year (as of 2017) and will be entering the world stage even more as the host of the Olympics in 2020. This world-class city is on the bucket lists of many foreign travelers and tourists. It is particularly known for…

Canon or SONY? Yodobashi or Bic? Useful Tips to Buying a Camera in Japan

Japan is a stunningly beautiful country and the ideal location for photographers. From ancient temples and gorgeous artwork to paradise beaches and mysterious bamboo forests, there are so many chances to take wonderful pictures and hone one’s photography skills. Japan is also a well-known creator of many brilliant cameras and has many established manufacturers which…