Monday, August 26, 2019

Continuing to Bring Enchantment to the World, Noritake

From Ginza to Your Dinner Table It’s the fine chinaware from Noritake that makes your special dinner hour even more of a delight. Established in 1904, Noritake’s roots can be traced back to “Morimura Gumi”, set...

【TOKYU HANDS × WAttention】The Top 5 Health Care & Beauty Products

TOKYU HANDS is "THE ONE-STOP SHOP" chock-full of all kind of goods such as kitchen utensils, beauty goods, stationery, bags and tools, joined by fun discoveries and surprises. Visit TOKYU HANDS and gain a...

Diary of a Japan Tour Guide: Bartosz in Shibuya

Japan Tour Guide (JTG) is an online portal that aims to match volunteer Japanese guides with visitors coming to Japan. Read about their tours put together for tourists by these friendly local guides in...

Replica Weapon Warehouse For The Cosplay Warrior

Though the endless rows of swords along the walls might make you think the owners here are preparing for the next samurai revolution, make no mistake – this fake weapon store is for real. Hidden...

Shop For Antiques At The Setagaya Boroichi Fair

Do you have a keen eye for antiques? If so, save the date for the Setagaya Boroichi Fair on the 15th and 16th of January, where you can find a wide variety of antiques, arts...

Strolling the Shotengai: Togoshi-ginza

The most original "unauthentic" Ginza If you are a tourist in Tokyo for only a short time, there's a pretty big chance you will skip on Togoshi-ginza Shotengai (shopping street). But if there is one...

All you love about Japan, in a capsule

Gachapon Kaikan: the mecca of miniature toy capsules Perhaps local students lining up outside a store filled with toy vending machines might not warrant a second glance. But when you meet a tourist who crossed...

À la Kagurazaka

Tokyo's classy hill Tokyo boasts an almost uncountable amount of shopping and dining districts. Kagurazaka is not only one of the most authentic and chic, but also definitely the most French district.  Two French schools are located in...

Hidden gems of Sugamo, the ‘Harajuku for obasans’

This street could hold the secret to Japanese ‘obasans’’ longevity

Strolling the Shotengai: Musashi-Koyama Palm

Tokyo's Longest Covered Shopping Arcade If you've done any traveling throughout Japan, you've probably come across the close cousin of the traditional shotengai shopping street: the covered shotengai, also known in Japan as the arcade. After...