All About Japan

Survival Japanese for Shopping

Since most shop clerks don't speak English, it's very useful to know a few sentences in Japanese to get what you want!

A Select Shop in a Basement Parking Garage

Interested in a new shopping experience? Then visit Tokyo’s hippest new select shop located in a basement parking garage!

4 Shoes Your Inner Ninja Will be Dying to Get

The iconic split-toed 'tabi' boot steps out of the ninja scene and into the world of sneakers in this roundup of awesome footwear designed for the street.

See How Momotaro Jeans are Made

Momotaro Jeans' craftspeople have dedicated their lives to denim. See how they produce a pair of jeans, from start to finish.

Upholding Beauty & History at Yojiya

One of Kyoto's most historic and best-known shops happens to be an unassuming makeup and beauty store.

Turn Heads with Some Eye-Popping Accesories

This Japanese fashion designer gets rather creative with her bags and scarfs, creating bold fashion statements!

Keep Warm in a Samurai-Inspired Hoodie

Brave the winter cold and face your enemies with your very own samurai armor hoodie!

Fashionable Sailor Moon Attire

Transform your wardrobe with a little moon prism powder magic!

The Purr-fect Yukata for Cat Lovers

Wear your love for cats on your sleeve, and even across your entire body, in the form of a beautiful 'yukata,' or lightweight kimono.

Where to Buy Cheap Stuff around Tokyo

Because shopping in Tokyo isn't only for the spendthrift, but also for the budget-conscious buyer, we give you a lowdown on where to get good stuff and great deals in and around Japan's capital city.

Pocket-Sized Tatami Mats

These ingenious products give a fresh spin on traditional Japanese flooring.

These Kimono Sashes Are Out of This World!

From lounging felines to deep space imagery, this traditional Japanese clothing retailer is bound to have the perfect 'obi' for you!

The Umbrella that Looks Like a Salad Head

With your Vegetabrella out, don't think of it as rain—think of it as dressing!

5 Tax-Free Shopping Facts

Here are some helpful facts about Japan's tax-free shopping program to help you during your next shopping excursion!

10 Ways to Deck Yourself Out in Okayama Denim

Okayama Prefecture is the heart of denim in Japan. Check out these 10 pieces from Okayama Denim that will have you set in some fine Japan-made threads, great for both denim newbies and real denim heads!

The Ultimate Samurai Pants

It might not be as tough as armor, but these leather samurai pants sure are fashionable!

Let the Power of the Clow Dry Your Hair

The Cardcaptor Sakura Sealing Wand will blow dry your hair without the aid of the Windy card.

Vans to Release Line of Nintendo 8-Bit Shoes

We can’t wait to lace up a pair of these cool, retro-looking kicks—rumored to go on sale in June!

6 Tips for Shopping in Japan

Japan is definitely not short of shopping malls and arcades, and you're bound to wind up in a store amazed at the amount of cool stuff you can buy! Here are a few tips to guarantee an amazing shopping experience while in Japan.

BCBGMAXAZRIA Ginza Flagship Opening Reception

BCBGMAXAZRIA, the famously chic Los Angeles-based, high-end fashion brand, opened its largest Japanese flagship store in Ginza on March 6, 2016.

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