Category: Shopping (Page7)
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.
Ten years ago the Tennoji area of Osaka was characterized by its rugged, authentic Osakan edge due to it's close proximity to more blue collar areas such as Shin-Imamiya and one of Osaka's oldest neighbourhoods, Shin Sekai.
May 10, 2016
Raise your hand if you've never said "Tokyo is expensive!" Now, where were we? Right, Tokyo is expensive. As a rule entertainment is usually the first victim of budget cuts and if your free options are limited that can mean no cultural activities until your financial situation improves. But who wants to do that? Here is a list of stuff you can do either for free or for a nominal fee.
May 7, 2016
Do not compare these shops to dollar shops in America or pound shops in the UK because they are a cut above. Japanese hundred-yen shops are a veritable treasure trove. I can happily spend an hour wandering around, just looking at things.
May 2, 2016
Tokyo harbors a vibrant street life all year round, but with the return of the warmer days the city takes an even more alluring turn after sunset. Here are some of the best neighborhoods for an evening or a night stroll.
May 2, 2016
The Higashimuki Shopping District in Nara City is filled with great shops to look around both traditional and modern. It stretches from Kintetsu Nara Station, past Nara Park toward Sanjodori Street, which leads to JR Nara Station. The street is roofed to protect from the elements and the ceiling is decorated with beautiful artwork posters of deer, forest, and other things associated with Nara Prefecture.
April 29, 2016
Crafted out of kimono fabric, Oharibako has a wide variety of hair ornaments and accessories. If you want to immerse yourself in a traditional cultural experience, Oharibako would be the perfect place to visit during your stay in Kyoto.
April 29, 2016
The tropical island of Miyako in the Okinawan prefecture offers all kinds of sights and cultural heritage. As you drive down south along the coast of Miyako island, tall castle-like houses rise like in a fairy tale scenery. You have reached the German Culture Village in Ueno, Miyako City (うえのドイツ文化村).
April 26, 2016
Near the well-known city of Omiya, located in the centre of the Kanto plain, there is a small city, with an estimated population lower than 112,000 but with an amazing and an invaluable Japanese traditional treasure: doll-making.
April 25, 2016
まんだらけ(Mandarake) is a chain of franchises and shops, as well as the largest vendor of used goods, specially manga and anime-related products, in Japan. Founded in 1980 and currently with more than 168 employees, this company, with its headquarters in Tokyo has different types of shops and stores.
April 20, 2016
If you’re a craft and DIY enthusiast, Japan is the right place to visit. Ideas are abundance and resources seem to be limitless. Find anything that you need for your latest craft project, whether it is sewing, knitting, leather work, decoupage, or painting.
April 18, 2016
Taking a quick walk through Setagaya ward’s alleys, I find myself at the front door of a pretty huge temple. Turns out the legendary Maneki-neko temple – Goutokuji was in the vicinity. I realized visitors were heading in the same direction, a little corner on the left hand side of the temple. Curiosity piqued, I followed them. In this case, curiosity didn’t kill the cat!
April 12, 2016
If you are a shopaholic searching for a bargain or just need some retail therapy, I have just the place for you where you can fulfil all your shopping fantasies in one shop till you drop fun location. Jazz Dream Nagashima, officially known as Mitsui Outlet Park Jazz Dream Nagashima is an outlet mall located in Kuwana City, Mie Prefecture, just a short distance away from Nagoya. It is the biggest outlet mall in Japan and offers around 240 stores...
April 11, 2016
For many in Japan however April doesn’t just represent the coming of a new Spring, it also has many people contemplating a few “upgrades” to their current technology. Most notably, people will be considering getting new phones and new tablets.
April 8, 2016
Kyushu Island, Japan’s third largest island which is located at most southeast, has always been on the destinations' list of many travelers; locals and foreigners. One of the most loved cities and top recommended place to visit, Nagasaki was placed as a first option for being truly Japan’s most international city, distinguished with unique history and perfect for a one-day trip.
March 23, 2016
Shin-Okubo, also known as Korea Town, is a safe haven for K-Pop and K-merchandise. As such, most of Shin-Okubo revolves around mostly selling boy band paraphernalia. However, there are other items one can shop for in the small section of Tokyo.
March 20, 2016