shopping in Japan

Missing American Brands That Went Bankrupt? Japan Has A Nostalgic Surprise

In recent years, many American retailers have struggled to survive for a wide variety of reasons, including competition from other brands, high real estate prices, and a change in the way consumers spent their money and went shopping. by Martin Danker Japan is not immune to these changes, but they do tend to happen far…

O-souji: The Big Pre-New Year Cleaning Ritual in Japan

jp.fotolia.com/ While it is the time of the year for preparing Christmas and New Year’s Eve parties in many countries, in Japan things are a little different. There is some version of Christmas social gatherings, while for New Year enjoy a few quiet days together with their families. There are many preparations, decorations and ritual,…

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…

Socks Rock – The Cutest Daiso Finds

Daiso is not your typical chain store and if you have ever visited one, you know why. Daiso is home to ANY product you could imagine. They have makeup, skincare, coin purses, kitchenware, supplies for your teeth, home supplies, all the candy you could imagine, stickers, socks, and the most random knick knacks ever! This…

The Old and The New- Harajuku, Tokyo

Culture and fashion smoothly collide in the popularly known neighborhood of Harajuku in Tokyo. This area is known for its kawaii vibe and pop culture craze due to the boutiques, thrift shops, themed cafes, and the bold fashion statements made by the people walking its streets. As a tourist in the area, it was unbelievable…
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Top Things to do at Takeshita Street in Tokyo

Takeshita street in Harajuku is a fun filled, vibrant and crowded street boasting of various unique shopping, eating and photography experience! Having hues of pink, bright lights and mostly hosting many people, Takeshita street is an icon in Tokyo’s tourism list. Here is a list of top things you can do at Takeshita Street- Eat,…