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Running Out of Souvenir Ideas? Here are 3 Perfect Cosmetic Souvenirs From Japan!

It is a very rare occurrence to find a cosmetic item that comes at an affordable price yet superb quality. In Japan, there are so many beauty products to choose from. Some are used as souvenirs not only because of their beautiful packaging but also because of their excellent quality. I highly recommend 3 perfect…

Japanese Uchiwa Fan: The Perfect Tool For An Easy, Breezy Summer!

Japanese women are popularly known for wearing kimonos coupled with folding fans. But do you also know that a flat, non-folding fan called “uchiwa” has also been used by families in Japanese ancient times? It is even considered more expensive since it is harder to make. This is particularly a popular choice for summer as…

10 Beautiful Candles and Aromas From Candly in Sapporo to Freshen Up Your Home!

Candly is a handmade candle shop located in Sapporo, Hokkaido. The second you walk into their shop, you are surrounded by the sweet smell of the handmade candles that line the shelves. If you love scented candles and are looking for a beautiful souvenir or candle for your home, check out these 10 beautiful choices!…

Visit Kochi’s Obiyamachi Shopping Arcade for a Spot of Fun-Filled Retail Therapy!

Those who have been lucky enough to travel to Japan may already be familiar with the countless covered shopping arcades that are spread throughout the country. Teramachi and Shinkogyoku are two large shopping arcades in Kyoto and there are several in central Tokyo as well. However, Shikoku’s Kochi City has one too – Obiyamachi. Though…

7 Kyoto Wagashi (Japanese Sweets) That Are As Beautiful As They Are Delicious!

Kyoto has a large collection of shops that sell sweets, and out of the many shops, here is a list of 7 traditional Japanese sweets (wagashi) that you can buy in Kyoto. There are a lot of seasonal limited edition sweets that are definitely worth trying if you ever visit the Kyoto area. jp.fotolia.com/ 1.…

One Day in Kamakura: 6 Places Not to Miss!

Are you staying in Tokyo and looking for a beautiful, green place with many attractions to visit nearby? Then you should go to the quaint seaside city of Kamakura. In the medieval period, Japan was governed from here and that’s why there are a lot of cultural treasures to find. Kamakura is easily accessible by…

3 Great Souvenirs to take a Piece of Japan’s Iconic Mt Fuji Home with You!

For some tourists, Japan is synonymous with Mt. Fuji which is not only the highest mountain in the country but is also considered a cultural and spiritual symbol. Therefore, it is often depicted in many souvenirs throughout the country, as you would expect, and has become a favorite purchase for many people fascinated by its…

Don’t Miss These 4 Very Japanese Delicacies in Kanazawa!

Are you planning to visit Kanazawa? Some of the most spectacular scenery in Japan can be found in the Hokuriku region where Kanazawa is, an area located in the northwest part of Honshu (the main island). Besides having great destinations for travel, the place is also blessed with various produce coming from the land and…
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3 Cool Vending Machines Not to Miss When Traveling Through Haneda Airport!

We all know that Japan is a cool country with plenty of innovative technology being used everywhere. And one of the most noticeable things in Japan is the large variety of vending machines available in almost every street corner! From cool to some of the weirdest items you can think of, Japan has created a…