Have Yourself a Merry Christmas (by Yourself)
Are you far away from family and your friends too are busy, leaving you on your own this Christmas? No need to succumb to singles' sadness. We've got some helpful advice to help you enjoy the holiday while flying solo.
Limited-Time Redesign for Classic Snack, Pocky
For a limited time, Pocky, one of Japan’s most popular and well-known snacks, has tweaked its packaging design to be sleek and minimal.
Top 5 Department Stores in Kansai
A guide to the top luxury shopping options in Kansai.
10 Easy Phrases for Shopping in Japan!
Reviewing these 10 phrases can make your Japan shopping excursion that much easier!
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!
The Ryokan Designed After a Moon Princess
Recommended for couples, experience a mysterious, gorgeous stay at this first-rate inn, built to evoke the tale of Kaguya-hime, the princess found in a bamboo stalk who returned to the moon.
Nagasaki Champon — A Different Kind of Ramen
Dating back to the Meji Period (1868-1912), Nagasaki 'champon' ramen is a special twist on ramen that has now spread all throughout Japan!
The Historical Stores of Ginza
Ginza has been associated with wealth ever since a silver coin mint was established here early in the Edo Period. Quite a few old shops got their start here, making Ginza a great center for some historical shopping!
5 Places to Buy Traditional Crafts in Tokyo
When shopping for traditional crafts in Tokyo, the options can be dizzying (if not absolutely exhausting) to sort through. So to help you find what you’re looking for, we’ve put together a list of our favorite stores!
Test Your Luck with Matsuya’s New Lucky Bags
Matsuya Ginza department store plans to offer games and other promotions with its New Year lucky bags to draw online shoppers into its brick-and-mortar store.
Japan's 8 Best-Preserved Castle Towns
While some ancient castles may be hard to find in Japan today, many of their surrounding villages are still standing strong.
15 Hot Shopping Spots Around Shinjuku Station!
Shinjuku is a shopper's paradise. From department stores and boutique stores to discount stores, you can find all your favorite brands and just about any product under the sun.
10 of the Best Gift Shops in Kyoto
Kyoto is a great city to look for souvenirs, but personally, we think these 10 shops in Kyoto take the cake when it comes to bringing back a bit of Japan back home with you.
3 Historic Fan Shops in Kyoto
Japanese fans are as much about fashion and art as they are about keeping cool, and these traditional shops have really mastered the craft!
Tenjin-san Flea Market
If you're visiting Kyoto around the 25th of any month, be sure to stop by one of the largest shrine markets in the Kansai area and get yourself a souvenir! You'll be surprised at what's in store for you!
Where to Shop in Tokyo
From fashion and electronics to books and bargains, Tokyo is a shopper's paradise. If you're searching for tips on where to shop, look no further!
6 Fantastic Fuji-Inspired Papers & Textiles
Mount Fuji is the ultimate symbol of Japan—so who wouldn't want to own a few bits of awesome and useful Fuji stationery? Worry not, we've got the goods!
Tokyo's Stunning 'Mizuhiki' LED Christmas Tree
One of the most modern and innovative designs we've seen this year for Christmas trees features the traditional craft of 'mizuhiki' hand-twisted cords.
Become a True Ninja with Ninjacket!
Crowdfunding for the ninja-styled Ninjacket hoodie and pants runs from December 7, 2016 to January 31, 2017. Find out how to get your own ninja-style gear now!
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'!