Category: Shopping (Page5)
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.
Have you ever visited a shrine or temple in Japan? If so, you may have noticed a common theme; little wooden plaques adorned with art and handwriting. But what are they? And what purpose do they serve? Say hello to the Ema board, or Japanese wishing plaque.
August 29, 2016
Usually when we hear about Kyoto, we think of a city mostly undisturbed, placid and preserved in the richest and most authentic setting of traditional Japan - and rightfully so! Many travelers usually go straight to Kinkakuji. We cannot blame them, however, on the other side of the town are a handful of other amazing temples. Nanzen-ji and Zenrin-ji are worth a mention. Take the Philosopher's Walk and get off the beaten track!
August 27, 2016
When you see Japanese women wearing kimono, aside from the kimono itself, their hair accessories are amazingly stealing your attention in a good way. However they move, the hair accessories will look so elegant and expensive. Those accessories are called Kanzashi. Kanzashi is a traditional hair ornament.
August 27, 2016
There is no better venue to experience Japanese baseball than a Hanshin Tigers game at Koshien Stadium. Hanshin Tigers fans are known to be enthusiastic supporters and fiercely defensive of their team, which makes for a great atmosphere.
August 23, 2016
If you notice, Japan is all about pretty things. When you look at the photos or literally walk around the streets here you will find so many beautiful and interesting patterns. Shibori is a Japanese technique of dying fabrics with indigo color, and yes, it is a little bit similar to western tie-and-dye but more complex.
August 15, 2016
If you’re a woman who wears anything larger than a size US-10/UK-14/German-40, you’re going to find it very difficult to find apparel of any kind that fits. Not only are the body dimensions proportioned differently here, but the range of clothes of larger sizes are extremely limited. This article tells you all the options you have to make-over your wardrobe!!
August 6, 2016
Nestled between Ebisu and Shibuya is a quiet little district where famous actors, comedians, models and successful businesspersons congregate, live and spend their time and money. Daikanyama (代官山) is somewhat of a secret from tourists; with the famous districts of Shibuya, Shinjuku and Ikebukuro, Daikanyama is often overlooked.
August 5, 2016
Japan has a transportation network that extends from the heights of its famed Shinkansen bullet trains down to bicycles. While the cost of traveling long distances can appear expensive at first, thrifty travelers can find a variety of discounts to make trips more affordable. Be sure to explore your options thoroughly to find what's best for your budget.
July 27, 2016
There is no doubt that, by now, the Pocket Monsters are one of the most famous symbols and image of contemporary Japanese animation, video-games and entertainment business sector. On the second floor of the Sunshine City alpa shopping mall is Japan's largest Pokemon Center: the Pokemon Center Mega Tokyo. So let us go and 'Catch 'em All'!
July 23, 2016
Also known as Todai, University of Tokyo is famously known among Japan as the most prestigious university in the nation and also in Asia. Approximately 145,000 people visited its school festival this past May, and many tourists from around the country, or even outside the country, visit the campus year-round. So what’s there to see in University of Tokyo? What are some of the must-see spots? Here’s an easy guide to grasp the essence of the campus.
July 21, 2016