Katamachi: The Oldest Shopping Street in Japan
Kanazawa has attracted a vast amount of international tourists since the opening of the Hokuriku Shinkansen. It has lots of scenic sites including Katamachi, the oldest shopping street in Japan.
5 Must-Visit Department Stores in Japan
Department stores in Japan have a lot to offer, from brand name to local products, all under one roof. This article will introduce five must-visit stores in Japan that achieved fame through high consumer satisfaction in a nationwide survey.
Get Ready for Summer with Sailor Moon Yukata
Experience your own 'miracle romance' in one of these Sailor Moon summer kimono sets.
Smell Sweet Thanks to Kiki & Her Cat Jiji
Studio Ghibli enters the perfume game with the launch of its 'Kiki’s Delivery Service' body mist line.
Beautify Your Skin with Star Wars Face Masks
These face packs transform you into 'Star Wars' heroes and villains; just the thing to re-moisturize your skin from too much time on dry Tatooine.
Japan's 5 Most Trusted Fast-Fashion Brands
Where do you go for fast fashion in Japan? Start with one of these five chains, ranked as the nation's most trusted brands in a survey of over 120,000 consumers!
Taking Denim Beyond the Jean Jacket
Hiroshima is known for its denim. But the denim being made here may not be the kind of denim you know!
Endless Design Possibilities: Fukuyama Denim
Specialists in every step of denim manufacture—spinning, dyeing, weaving, washing—abound in Fukuyama, a leading producer of denim in Japan. The locale is a driving force behind the worldwide appeal of Japanese denim.
Get Your Hands on Super Mario Bros. Makeup
Japanese makeup cosmetic line Shu Uemura is introducing a holiday collection to look your Princess Peach best.
Top 5 Department Stores in Kansai
A guide to the top luxury shopping options in Kansai.
Wanted: Professional Cosplayers
Dwango, the operators of Japan’s Nico Nico Douga streaming service, want to connect passionate cosplayers with paying jobs.
Cool Off in Summer with Ghibli Folding Fans
Studio Ghibli fans can now beat the heat with fans styled after their favorite characters!
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.
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.
5 Cheap Shopping Stops Near Famous Japan Sites
Ginza, Omotesando and Shibuya are not the only places to shop in Japan. In some Tokyo suburbs, there are places worth a stop; outside Tokyo, you may just score even better deals!
Transformed Not by Alchemy, but by Sanrio
Hit anime/manga 'Fullmetal Alchemist' characters Edward and Alphonse Elric have transformed again, but this time it’s not the result of alchemy.
Relax in Cozy Kimono-Style Room Wear
Once you put on this comfy outfit including the 'hakama' pants, you won't want to leave your house.
Affordable Sailor Moon Clothes Are Back at GU
Low-priced Sailor Moon fashion returns with new winter pieces from Uniqlo's sister brand, GU.
Sharpen Your Look With Damascus Steel Watches
Wear a unique, exquisite timepiece filled with Japanese sword tradition on your wrist.
The Neo-Pop Kimono Art of Akira Times
One artist is pushing the envelope with his unique artist vision of Japanese kimono.