Find souvenir ideas in this section about shopping.
The Red Brick warehouses are an important Yokohama landmark, a popular meeting place and a favourite tourist attraction. Have you been there? If not, try going there this season when the brightly lit Yokohama Bay area will make you feel special.
December 1, 2016
It’s true to say that in many publications, Japan often has, and mistakenly in my opinion, been assigned the tag of an “expensive country”. It all really depends on one’s perspective though, and the kinds of things that you want to buy.
November 25, 2016
If you want to make a good impression, you must have nice socks. But owning impressive pairs of socks to is not difficult, because there is a fantastic selection of all kinds of socks in Japan.
November 19, 2016
Horie. This area combines boutique fashion of areas and intimate coffee shops without the bustle of areas such as Umeda and nearby Shinsaibashi. This area is also home to bicycle stores, furniture shops and second hand clothing stores.
October 12, 2016
Anyone who has either studied about or has been to Japan will most-likely know that gift-giving permeates within the Japanese culture. The fascinating and confusing custom of Japanese gift giving can be successfully navigated with a little study and a lot of patience!
October 2, 2016
Yatsuhashi are one of the most popular traditional sweets sold in Kyoto. They come in two varieties: a crispy baked version, or a soft, sweet-bean-paste filled steamed version known as ‘nama’ (raw or unbaked) yatsuhashi. Next time you are in Kyoto try the Yatsuhashi making tour.
October 1, 2016
When you walk into the restaurant, you will be surrounded by posters and toys from generations ago. Old movie posters from the 60s, advertisement signs, country flags used during school sports days, discontinued Astro-boy figures……
September 28, 2016
It’s actually a large chain of discount stores, with over 160 locations in Japan, and 3 in Hawaii. It carries pretty much anything you can imagine, including groceries, homeware, clothing, and cosmetics, as well as some off the wall products (more on these later).
September 24, 2016
Japan is one of those countries that travel writers dream about. Each little town, village and city seems completely unique and different from the last. With each new area we explore, a whole new realm of stories, legends and fables are waiting to be revealed. It may be something of a cliché, but Japan truly is one of the few places on Earth were no two towns are ever the same.
September 17, 2016
Known for Maid Cafes, electronic stores and being an overall otaku (Japanese for nerd) paradise, Akihabara is one of Tokyo's most famous spots. Many people will tell you to check out Yodobashi Camera or the AKB48 Café. However, today we are going to talk about one of Akihabara’s lesser known treasures. Smaller shops that carry used goods.
September 13, 2016
No matter the place you travel to everyone loves to purchase souvenirs. Souvenirs are great gifts for others, offering a snippet of the place you visited, but are also great gifts for yourself, as a fond reminder of the time spent somewhere away from home! Japan is a country that is very fond of omiyage and the souvenir giving custom and thus has many great souvenirs to offer! Below are the top ten…
September 12, 2016