Category: Shopping (Page6)
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.
If you grew up speaking English, it is very likely that reading the Peanuts comic strip was a staple in your childhood. Illustrated by Charles M Schulz, the Peanuts comic series has been called one of the greatest and most influential comic strips in history. Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Lucy, Woodstock and friends are characters familiar to those who have read the comic strip. The Snoopy Museum, Tokyo is located in Roppongi!
July 5, 2016
Japanese embroidery is decorative embroidery with very detailed designs or patterns. People often addressed Sashiko as Japanese embroidery but for natives they are definitely different. So why do I call it multifunctional?
July 4, 2016
It is a common conception that living in Japan can be expensive. Indeed, it is expensive, but there are many different methods to help to reduce the cost of living and making it more bearable. There are already many articles written on the different ways to save money in Japan, such as buying discounted bentos in the supermarket after 8 p.m. (or for some departmental stores, 9 p.m.), but this article will be focusing on the aspect of grocery shopping.
June 29, 2016
The art of second-hand shopping is fast gaining momentum in Japan. Recycle shops have ironed out the wrinkles both literally and figuratively and have an easy system that anyone, given a few pointers in Japanese, can easily manage.
June 25, 2016
With a tagline like, fresh roasted coffee and worldwide finds, you might be fooled into thinking that it is a waste of time to stop by this store on a trip to Japan. With pockets of products from all regions in Japan, it is one of my favourite shops to browse, and dare I say, dig through. Kaldi Coffee Farm is here for you!
June 20, 2016
Muji is a Japanese company that sells a huge variety of household products. The name “Muji” was derived from the first part of “Mujirushi Ryōhin” which means 'No Brand, Quality Goods'. Let's go Muji (read: shopping)!
June 13, 2016
I’m sure that you all know who Doraemon is, especially if you are a 90’s kid. A cat that looks like a robot and travelled all the way from the 22nd century to help a helpless kid named Nobita using the wonders from his magical 4D pocket. Although they are only fictional characters, I for once wondered, how great it would be if I was Nobita and had someone like Doraemon by my side. I mean, why shouldn’t I? Next time if you are in Japan, do not miss out on the different range of Doraemon themed products.
June 13, 2016
Kaiten student service is a special type of organization in Beppu that sells a wide range of cheap products and helps students to move out from their dormitories to any other place within the Beppu area. They provide a decently priced van for the students to move out into another house. They have two shops at Ishigaki and Kamegawa where they sell used products and deliver it to the customer’s location.
June 11, 2016
Japanese talisman are sold at many places especially at religious sites like shrines and temples in Japan, some also sold at vending machines which are well-known among teenagers as a phone straps or accessories. The main purpose of Japanese lucky charm is to keep away evil spirits who want to hurt us and to protect us from bad situations.
June 4, 2016
You might not know it but New Chitose Airport is Japan’s third busiest airport after Narita and Hanada. Also, the Chitose Tokyo leg is one of the busiest routes in the world with about 9 million people a year using it. If you happen to have to change planes here or if you have some time to kill before your flight, there is actually quite a lot to do. I hope to show you a few of them.
June 1, 2016
I live in Tokyo, the world’s largest metropolis, but my home is in the western region. Most tourists focus their attention on the busier areas like Ginza, Akihabara, Shibuya, or Shinjuku, but do not know of the many exciting places in western Tokyo along the Keio Line. For your next Tokyo vacation, here is are my top 15 fun recommendations in western Tokyo. Enjoy!
May 25, 2016