In this piece, I shine a light on a neighborhood which is rarely mentioned in tourist guidebooks–Asakusabashi, located conveniently only one stop from electronics and otaku mecca, Akihabara, on the JR Sobu line with a subway stop on the Toei Asakusa Line as well for easy access to the Asakusa/Sensoji area and Tokyo Sky Tree.
5 awesome bookstores in Tokyo. In addition, all of these bookstores have something else to offer besides a large selection of Japanese books, whether that be English language press, a tasty cafe, an outside terrace, or an impressive children’s area.
For days when you’re in the area and in the mood for something different, Akiba is also home to many low-key spaces where you can enjoy the other parts of Tokyo’s consumption landscape, such as clothes and accessory shopping, fancy restaurants, and bookstores. In this article, I suggest five spaces to head to when searching for a different vibe in Akihabara.
In this article I would like to introduce you to four Insta-worthy sweets in Asakusa which you can enjoy during your next visit there. Take care that some things are changing seasonally and new ideas are always coming up by the shops. So check out their websites to find out their latest information.
If you ask anyone, where’s the best place to capture a slice of Hiroshima most people recommend the famous Torii gate and the friendly deer on Miyajima Island. However, to experience the vastness of this place, you would need an entire day. Instead, why not experience both the historical and modern aspects this wonderful prefecture has to offer, all within four hours?
I think that Japan’s amazing and well-priced makeups really had more to do with turning me into a hardcore fan of cosme, or cosmetics in Japanese. Whether you are a seasoned Japan visitor or are coming for the first time, here are five affordable makeup brands that you should check out!
Here is a list of ten souvenirs (excluding typical Japanese omiyage which I also tend to cart back) in no particular order that would make for great and surprising presents for those not so lucky to be able to come to Japan. You’ll notice that many gifts from this list can be purchased from Loft or Tokyu Hands, my go-to stores for interesting and classy souvenirs- as a bonus, many of these products have “Made in Japan” options!
Japan is filled with all kinds of different and unique fashion styles. From cosplay to bright colored looks, almost everyone does something unique with their clothing. It is different with mori girl. ‘Mori’ means forest, so the style choices are related to nature. Inspired by European country girl looks, the mori girl clothing presents the wearer of ‘forest fairy’. It takes a few similarities to Western boho style.
Nagoya is one of the largest cities in Japan, and like all great cities, it has its fair share of great shopping. However, there are so many options that it can get a little confusing. But fear not, with my guide you will be well on your way to buying gifts, souvenirs, or a little something for yourself!
What does this mean for the Costco membership-card-carrying traveller? You will be able to enter and purchase items at all of these 26 warehouses with your existing Costco membership card, no matter the country of issue.