While some just want pictures for memories, some get a sacred writing and art souvenir to keep that only Japanese shrines and temples can give. It is called Goshuincho.
You never step into the same river twice is no truer for the ever changing Meguro River that runs through and defines Nakameguro. The area has gone through many incarnations from Edo times when Tokyo was a river city bustling with commerce and trade along the many rivers that crossed it.
You probably know the big three Japanese convenience store chains Seven Eleven, Family Mart and Lawson. But did you also know that there is a variation of Lawson called Natural Lawson?
Japan’s rich culinary heritage has much to offer on this front: the archipelago is home to one of the world’s longest-lived people and its balanced diet is often considered a major factor in supporting long and healthy lives. Here are five Japanese foods to incorporate into your kitchen.
In this article, I explore the following five goods and services which could be of interest to newcomers and seasoned veterans: printing documents and photos; quick cash withdrawals; picking up packages; paying a wide variety of bills; and, of course, food and drink.
As such, Ochanomizu has much to offer visitors, in the form of inexpensive Indian curry eateries, religious sites, and a street lined with musical instrument shops.
Plenty has been written of the exceptional customer service in Japan. Truly, Japanese retail workers treat us like royalty! But what about the other side of these interactions? How does it feel to be the one behind the register?
The Character Street is like the name says, a street filled with all kinds of character goods shops. It is situated in the basement of Tokyo station and therefore also a good place to visit when it’s raining.
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.