All About Japan

Top 10 Ice Cream & Popsicle Brands in Japan

Consider this your treasure map to the wonders hiding in Japanese convenience stores’ cooler cases.

Bring a Taste of Ghibli to Your Kitchenware

Iconic characters from the popular Hayao Miyazaki anime 'Spirited Away' are ready to terrify and/or charm you at mealtime.

Cement Your Friendship With a Custom Seal

For the perfect birthday present, choose from a full array of 366 'hana komon' seals, each with its own associated meaning and symbolism.

Beautiful Bread Lamps Straight From the Bakery

Japanese artist Yukiko Morita combines lighting design and baked goods to create a new home décor trend that's 'on the rise.'

Otherworldly Art Explores the Duality of Life

Japanese artist Yoshitoshi Kanemaki creates mesmerizing, contemplative wooden sculptures that ask big questions about our complicated world.

Online Shopping in Japan (by JLPT Level)

JLPT surely stands for 'Just Let People Trade' right? Joking aside, we're bringing you a list of five of the best Japanese shopping websites, ranked by the level of Japanese (according to the Japanese Language Proficiency Test) needed to access them.

Cheap Shopping Stopovers Near Your Tokyo Hotel

When staying around one of the main train stops of Tokyo and Kanto, there's always an opportunity to sneak in some shopping time. Make sure to note these hot spots and sashay your way to cheap stuff and good finds.

Must-See Art Festivals After Summer

Summer festival season is winding down, but there are still fantastic ways to appreciate art around the country through to New Year's!

Top 5 Department Stores in Kansai

A guide to the top luxury shopping options in Kansai.

New Sake-Infused Kit Kat is a Must-Have Snack

This high-class Kit Kat is said to be a cut above Nestlé’s previous sake-flavored release.

An Inexpensive Way to Make Bath Bombs

Why spend money on a luxurious bath bomb when you can make one yourself using ingredients and gadgets from ¥100 store?

15 Popular Shops in Shibuya

Shibuya, Tokyo's center of youth culture, is a hot place to shop for fashion—and just about anything else! Here are 15 recommendations you have to hit while in 'Shibs'!

Where to Get Cheap Beach Gear in Japan!

Has planning your first trip to the beach left your pockets empty, yet you still need to buy... everything? AAJ to the rescue!

Duty-Free Shopping as Soon as You Land

Travelers to Japan are now able shop duty free in the immediate arrival area of Narita Airport's Terminal 2, eliminating the need to carry heavy purchases on-board beforehand.

100 Years of Japanese Makeup Styles

Check out how Japanese makeup has changed in the past 100 years!

Where to Eat Your Heart Out in Okinawa

A tropical paradise ain't a perfect haven without places where your tummies can be filled. Apart from idyllic seascapes, Okinawa has ideal food escapes for every kind of foodie.

Craving Caffeine? Try Coca-Cola Coffee Plus!

The vending machine-exclusive delivers more caffeine than standard Coke.

Cut Through Paper with Katana Scissors

Not only are these scissors in the shape of Japanese swords, but their designs are inspired by four famous samurai.

Dress Your Cat as a Japanese High School Girl

Cats may not be crazy about water, but that doesn’t mean they don’t look unbelievably cute wearing sailor suit fashion.

'Only in Okinawa' Tastes You Shouldn't Miss

Okinawa has a very unique vibe. It's laid back and the Okinawan diet seems to be entirely different from that in Tokyo. We've listed for you here things that you'll only find in Okinawa and shouldn't be missed while you're there.

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