Japan can truly be a shopper's paradise. Japanese people love to bring home souvenirs from their travels, and gift-giving has a strong tradition, meaning that even small towns deep in the countryside usually have an array of local specialties for sale. Of course there is no lack of shopping opportunities in urban areas, whether you are looking for a unique gift or the latest fashion trends.
A central town in Hokkaido known for its picturesque landscape, Furano holds one novel treasure: Ningle Terrace, a group of 15 cottages hidden in the woods next to one of Furano’s most popular resorts, New Furano Prince Hotel.
December 17, 2018
If you have been living in Japan or traveling the country, you are very familiar with the 100 yen stores called Daiso. You can get anything here. It is a paradise of abundance. But maybe you have found yourself frustrated with the number of times you had to run back here because the purchased item repeatedly broke.
October 9, 2018
There is no shortage of exciting stores here. I was surprised by how aesthetically pleasing the mall is, and by how spacious it is! It is well worth visiting!
September 11, 2018
Odaiba, located on the edge of Tokyo Bay, has plenty of great places for fun photos, spots that will make you think you're no longer in Japan.
August 31, 2018
If you travel to countries hoping to experience another culture, Japan is still rich with it and Nara is the perfect place surrounded by culture and history. It is many things at once: traditional, natural, delightful, heartfelt, and all around wonderful. Come to Nara and be amazed. I honestly could name 100 things in Nara that would make for an amazing trip, but I have narrowed it down to the top 15 spots that you will not find even in most guidebooks.
August 27, 2018
Every year between April 29th and May 5th, a period with a cluster of national holidays known in Japan as Golden Week, the village of Arita holds a festival about all things porcelain
May 1, 2018
You will find power tools, gas torches, multi-purpose folding knives, and all the usual goodies found in hardware stores anywhere in the world. But as always there are subtle cultural differences. What kinds of cultural differences can you expect in these hardware stores?
April 19, 2018
As the largest city on the island and location of the main transport hubs for commuting between Shikoku and the mainland, Takamatsu, in Kagawa Prefecture, is the most commonly visited city on the island. What does Takamatsu have to offer the average tourist, looking to get the most out of their tour of Japan?
April 19, 2018
Some of the oldest merchants still have shops that trace back their history to hundred of years ago, and they are true artisans who take pride in producing one thing. Products range from traditional Japanese sweets to pickles.
April 5, 2018
Kawasaki is not just a Japanese motorcycle company, it is an industrial metropolis where visitors can wander and find an abundance of discovery. Here we look at the 20 best things to do in this amazing city just 1 hour from Tokyo.
March 1, 2018
The Japanese refer to Kanazawa as Sho-Kyoto, or Little Kyoto, and at no time is this more evident than when taking in the historic atmosphere that can be found in the city’s three chaya (teahouse) districts.
November 27, 2017
Shinsaibashi is one of Japan’s most vibrant and fastest-growing shopping venues. Be sure to drop by for a visit next time you are in Osaka!
September 2, 2017