All About Japan

Bua Loy

Bua Loy

All About Bua Loy
In Tokyo since 2006—haven't stopped exploring Japan since!
What I like about Japan
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All About Japanese Currency

All About Japanese Currency

What’s the largest banknote in Japan? Curious about the coinage and what it’s made of? And who are those people on their bills? All that and more as we break down Japan's currency!

5 Must-See Castles in Autumn

5 Must-See Castles in Autumn

Japanese castles are great at any time of year, but these five truly shine in the fall!

7 Oddly Useful Items from the ¥100 Shop

7 Oddly Useful Items from the ¥100 Shop

These hot items, remarkably only ¥100, are sure to improve the quality of your life—or at least make it a little more interesting!

Top 7 Electronic Gadgets from the ¥100 Store

Top 7 Electronic Gadgets from the ¥100 Store

Save both time and money with these amazing gadgets for ¥100!

7 Featured Snacks from the ¥100 Shop

7 Featured Snacks from the ¥100 Shop

¥100 shops are full of treasures, but some goods are special finds that you can sometimes only get from these discount shops.

7 Sweet Baking Tools from the ¥100 Shop

7 Sweet Baking Tools from the ¥100 Shop

Baking doesn't have to be a costly commitment. Here are our Top 7 baking tools from the ¥100 shop!

Distinguishing the 4 Big ¥100 Chains

Distinguishing the 4 Big ¥100 Chains

You may know Daiso, Seria and Can★Do—but have you heard of Watts? And do you know the differences between them?

7 Smaller ¥100 Chains Not to Miss!

7 Smaller ¥100 Chains Not to Miss!

You may know your big chains, but these small ¥100 shops have their own special charms!

Beauty for a Bargain

Beauty for a Bargain

Forget bringing your cosmetic bag on the plane. Once you arrive in Japan, you can stock up on these beauty essentials, each only ¥100!

6 Items for True Bento Masters—Each Only ¥100!

6 Items for True Bento Masters—Each Only ¥100!

If you enjoy making cute bento, then you absolutely must have these items at ¥100 apiece.

9 Can't-Miss Souvenirs from Tokyo Disneyland

9 Can't-Miss Souvenirs from Tokyo Disneyland

If you have a chance to go to Tokyo Disneyland, you must check out these souvenirs. Don't forget to buy a gift for yourself too!

7 Great Train Passes to Save Money on Transit

7 Great Train Passes to Save Money on Transit

There are a number of passes you can buy to get unlimited transit in popular tourist areas. Here are seven great picks, with a focus on the Tokyo and Kyoto areas!

How to Get Great Views of Tokyo for Free

How to Get Great Views of Tokyo for Free

While you can spend a pretty penny to head up Tokyo Skytree, Mori Tower or Tokyo Tower, there are a number of sites where you can take in a spectacular city view completely free!

10 Iconic Japanese Gods

10 Iconic Japanese Gods

Between its traditions of Shinto and Buddhism, Japan has a rich pantheon of gods and goddesses. Here are 10 that you're likely to encounter while shrine and temple hopping around the country!

The 6 Main Types of 'Omamori'

The 6 Main Types of 'Omamori'

These good luck charms can provide you with all kinds of special help!

9 Cleaning Supplies from the ¥100 Store

9 Cleaning Supplies from the ¥100 Store

These inexpensive products are perfect for your New Year's cleaning!

7 Winners of the 2015 Japan Toy Awards

7 Winners of the 2015 Japan Toy Awards

We chose entries across seven categories to bring you a stellar group of toys that were all winners at the 2015 Japan Toy Awards.

7 Toy Winners of the Good Design Award

7 Toy Winners of the Good Design Award

Take a look at seven extraordinary award-winning toys that deserved design certification.

6 Deadly All-You-Can-Eat Pâtisseries in Tokyo

6 Deadly All-You-Can-Eat Pâtisseries in Tokyo

Forget about calorie counting: We've brought you our top six all-you-can-eat pâtisseries in Tokyo!

8 Japanese Sweets Too Beautiful to Eat!

8 Japanese Sweets Too Beautiful to Eat!

Some Japanese sweets are so beautiful they can only be called 'art'!

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