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Japan is home to countless iconic historical shops, fashion malls, artist ateliers, and charming shopping streets where craftworks, premium branded items, and other treasures are waiting for you to bring back home.

[Shopping] Shaping the City

High Streets and Local Shopping Streets – Two Sides of a Coin Tokyo is a city of contrasts locked in an interplay, one of which is the balance of high shopping streets and local shopping...

MITSUKOSHI: Pioneering Through the Ages

The Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store is preserving history while leading it at the same time. The Mitsukoshi brand itself dates back to 1673, and it became Japan’s first modern-day department store in 1904. Since...
Shinjuku’s main street circa 1935

Legendary Establishments as Landmarks of Shinjuku

Keeping Pace with Time Bearing Witness to the Changes of Shinjuku  Where it all began for Shinjuku? The busiest junction of Shinjuku-sanchome was known in the past as “Shinjuku Oiwake”. During the Edo period (1603-1868), this is...
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Another 3hr trip – Harajuku & Omotesando

Harajuku & Omotesando  原宿・表参道 Tokyo is a city that not only combines tradition and modernity but also boasts a multicultural heritage. For those looking to get a taste of “kawaii” culture, look no further than...

Winter Illuminations Spots in Tokyo 2017

Christmas and New Year’s is coming! Have you decided how to spend your break in Tokyo? In recent years, winter illumination shows and displays have become must-see attractions to visit during this season in...

Koshu Yume Kouji: Perfect gift shopping destination

  Just a quick walk from the Kofu station is a reproduction of the jokamachi (castle town) from the Meiji (1868–1912), Taisho (1912-1926) and the beginning of Showa period (1926). While you may think that...

Nakamachi Street: Untouched by time

Walking along this street you will feel like stepping into a different era! The black and white buildings known as namako-kabe storehouses, clay walls lined with tiles that are plastered, were built to protect...

Japanese Manholes: Art Under Your Feet

By Alicia Quintard for 47Regions There is so much to see in Japan. You can look up at the skyscrapers of Tokyo, look in the distance to see the peak of Mount Fuji, look on...

Travel back in time to Kawagoe, the little Edo. A day trip for art...

Have been to almost all major tourist attractions in Tokyo and have no idea where else to go? If you want to escape from Tokyo's hustle and bustle, visiting Kawagoe in suburb Tokyo will...

Lake Yamanaka: The Perfect Weekend Getaway

Lake Kawaguchiko is probably one of the most known out of the Fuji Five Lakes, but we decided to explore Lake Yamanakako. In the morning, the bus ride from the Fuji 5th Station to...