Monday, October 22, 2018

Another 3 hr trip – Tokyo

  How to Make the Best of 3 Hours in Tokyo It is the last day of your trip and you have three hours left before departing for the airport. Don’t know what to do with...

Immerse in Japanese culture and experience yukata

With the amount of foreign visitors to Japan increasing each year, it's becoming more common to see tourists immersing in Japanese culture and wearing a traditional kimono or yukata, especially when the hot, humid...

Yukata, timeless elegance for the summer

Summer time means matsuri (festival) time in Japan! And there is simply nothing more fashionable to wear to a traditional Japanese festival than a yukata! This casual version of a kimono is lighter in...

Sakura – Japan in the Box : Fantastical Show in a 140-year-old Theater

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmEhw18w4W4?rel=0] The Meijiza Theater, one of the oldest theaters in Tokyo, is showing a new night-program that lets you enjoy cherry blossoms outside of spring time. Follow the fantastical adventures of a young high-school...

Beautiful and Elegant: the Cut Glassware Shop Hanashyo

After 170 years, a century-old glass cutting method has been revived in Nihonbashi! Edo Kiriko, one of the finest glass cutting techniques in Japan, was established in 1834 by Kagaya Kyubei, who owned a glassware...

Nihonbashi Information

Nihonbashi, a place where the traditions of old Japan are still alive. Take advantage of the helpful information center and convenient shuttle bus service to explore the city. Check out the latest information on Nihombashi...

Centuries of Craftsmanship : Kiya

  Slice of Edo Life Kiya has been specializing in cutlery and knives since 1792 and its shop banner and logo can be spotted in historic art pieces depicting Nihonbashi in 1805. Here you can find...

Centuries of Craftsmanship : Ninben

Stock Up On This Established in 1699, Ninben has been known as the leading brand in dried bonito flakes for centuries. Stock made using the fermented bonito is said to be origin of Japanese flavors....

Centuries of Craftsmanship : Nishikawa

Not Resting On Laurels Bedclothes and sleeping goods maker Nishikawa has been in Nihonbashi for over 400 years since the Muromachi era. Nishikawa has history of pacesetting innovation, dating back from improving the mosquito net...

Centuries of Craftsmanship : Nihonbashi Saruya

Get Picky This is the only handmade toothpick specialty store not only in Japan, but in the world, with a history dating back over 300 years. These individually-carved toothpicks are made from high-quality fragrant wood and...