Shopping

Food

BBQ Cheetos are Addictive and Can Be Found In Japan

I rarely buy junk food, but after an American friend of mine recommended me BBQ Cheetos, eating BBQ Cheetos has become habitual.
Sightseeing

Shopping and Foodie Guide in Asakusa Tokyo 東京 浅草 ショッピング グルメ

Asakusa 浅草 in downtown Tokyo is an cultural area for shopping, eating and drinking.
Sightseeing

Shopping and Foodie Guide in Shibuya 渋谷 Tokyo

Shibuya 渋谷 in downtown Tokyo is good place for shopping, eating and drinking. I introduce you to well known and popular spots in Shibuya.
Sightseeing

SNOOPY MUSEUM TOKYO and PEANUTS CAFE (in Minami-machida Grandberry Park) スヌーピーミュージアム・ピーナッツカフェ・南町田グランベリーパーク

In December of 2019, the museum moved from Roppongi 六本木 to Machida 町田 Tokyo. It is now in a large shopping mall which has restaurants and designer stores along with a movie theater, arcade, and food court.
News

An Eyeglasses Chain JINS in Japan sells prescription eyeglasses at the minimum price of 5500 yen. (US$51)

Have you ever bought prescription eyeglasses?How many prescription eyeglasses can you buy inexpensively in your country?
Culture

What do you want to buy as souvenirs when you leave Japan? How about TOKYO BANANA, Cute Magnet or Japanese Lantern?

Are you looking for souvenirs in Japan?
Culture

What do you want to buy as souvenirs when you leave Japan? How about Socks, Kimono, Replica Food?

I often heard that many tourists from foreign countries bought Japanese colorful socks, low priced kimono and replica food.
Sightseeing

Japanese Souvenir Fridge Magnets ご当地マグネット

I know that local fridge magnets are good souvenir.When you come to Japan, you can find the magnets that are reduced-size designs of the similar scenery at various sightseeing spots.These are made from resin andthey are hard and look heavy like cerami...
Culture

Secondhand Anime Figures and Video Games Stores for Geeks (Otaku) in Tokyo 中古フィギュア・テレビゲーム

Are you looking for rare figures and retro video games?Check out recommended stores below.
Culture

Japanese Dyed Cloths Festival SOME-NO-KOMICHI 染の小道 in Tokyo

Around Nakai 中井 Station in Shinjuku 新宿 Tokyo, this area is decorated with a lot of traditional dyed cloths during the festival from February 21 through 23, 2020.
Culture

Traditional Dyeing Experience at a Dyeing Studio SOMENOSATO-OCHIAI in Tokyo 染の里おちあい(二葉苑)

One recommended dyeing studio SOMENOSATO-OCHIAI 染の里おちあい is in Tokyo. (It was called Futaba-en 二葉苑 before 2020.) They sell many kinds of traditional dyeing supplies, and you can get a few hours of hands-on experience there.
Culture

HANKO Seal Vending Machine はんこ自動販売機

HANKO is a personal name stamp.In Japan, HANKO is used instead of signature on Japanese official documents. HANKO is also called INKAN.Why don't you make your own HANKO for souvenir?Some types of personal seal vending machines are available in Japan. ...
Sightseeing

Which statue do you want to see in and around Tokyo between THE UNICORN GUNDAM and THE GREAT BUDDHA? ガンダム、大仏

There are 2 popular statues.THE UNICORN GUNDAM is located in Odaiba お台場 Tokyo.THE GREAT BUDDHA is at a temple in Kamakura 鎌倉 City Kanagawa 神奈川 Prefecture next to Tokyo.
Culture

Trial Lesson in Tokyo - Japanese Green Tea 緑茶

One lesson topic is how to serve Japanese green tea.A high quality green tea is recommended.When you use good tea leaves, you can make a few cups of tea, even up to three cups using the same leaves.
Culture

A Self-service Food Stand that Works on the Honor System in Japan 良心市、無人販売所

This is a sales place for vegetables, fruits, flowers and so on.It isusually just a shelf and a roof, without any doors or windows.
Food

A Sake Brand for Beginners - Jozen Mizuno Gotoshi 上善如水 - 日本酒 純米吟醸

If you are new to drinking sake, a sake brand called Jozen Mizuno Gotoshi 上善如水 would be best for you.It has really smooth light feelingbut is still very tasty and not so sweet.Don't get me wrong, but it is sometimes said to taste like water.I felt tha...
Culture

Traditional Festivals and Japanese food from Various Places of Japan - ふるさと祭り東京 Furusato Matsuri Tokyo

FURUSATO MATSURI TOKYO ふるさと祭り東京 is organized once a year in a ballpark Tokyo Dome.Each region has unique festival and food. You can enjoy watching the festival shows and tasty local food.January 10 - 19, 2019Admission: 1300, 1400 or 1800 yen
Culture

A Kotatsu is a Japanese traditional table used in during winter. こたつ

Many Japanese people use this traditional table which is called Kotatsu こたつ.The table is covered by a thick blanket like in the picture above.
Event

COMIC MARKET (Comiket) in Tokyo 東京 コミックマーケット(コミケ)- Festival for Anime Comic Manga Geeks

Comic Market is held twice a year at an exhibition hall Tokyo Big Site. Comic Market is like Comic Con in the US. May 2 - 5, 2020 is canceledNext, December ? - ?, 2020
Food

Straw NATTO わら納豆 is Japanese traditional healthy food.

Hopefully, you already know about Natto 納豆 (Fermented soybeans). It is a popular Japanese food and known as a healthy food, but some people don't like the strong smell and sticky taste.