Find Wonderland at Alice on Wednesday
Alice on Wednesday is a themed shop dedicated to—obviously—Alice in Wonderland. With enchanting decor, gorgeous accessories, clever themed snacks, it will make you feel like you've been immersed in the true Wonderland.
Shop in Yokohama's Historical Warehouse Port
The Yokahama Akarenga (Red Brick Warehouse)'s iconic red bricks have served as Yokohama's representative for over 100 years. Nowadays, the two-part building serves as a shopping complex and event venue where you can leisurely shop to your heart's content.
Discover the Secret Life of Grandmas at Sugamo
Sugamo is not typically considered by tourists to be a thriving area, but among Tokyoites, it's known as the "Harajuku of Grandmas."
No Need for Fire with Self-igniting Incense
Incense and matches, combined as one. This ingenious yet intuitive design comes from a 90-year old Japanese match manufacturer, who never stopped innovating.
Pop-up Shop Interior Made of Ziploc Containers
It was back in 2018 when Beams first announced a series of haute couture items with bag and storage maker Ziploc, but the brand is doubling down on the intriguing collaboration.
Top Non-Touristy Things To Do In Tokyo
From its food to its gigantic, sleek or traditional architecture, Tokyo unveils itself in a whole new way. Below find a list of some of the top non-touristy things to do while visiting Tokyo.
Antique Life Jin May Just Be Thrift Heaven
Scavenge for whimsical trinkets, vintage decor, and adorable animal motif goods at Antique Life Jin in Shimokitzawa.
Enter the Japanese Wonderland of Souvenirs
Noren is a chain of souvenir stores specializing in goods that are elegantly and artistically designed. And, most importantly, are useful beyond cultural differences.
Stay Warm This Winter with Oden-Scented Powder
Why take a trip to the convenience store when you’ve got the tools for self-love right at home? Bookstore and miscellaneous goods shop Village Vanguard is back at it with their bath powder shenanigans.
Daiba 1-chome Shotengai: Time-travel to 1960s
The Showa era might be over, but you can still take a trip back in time at Odaiba's Daiba 1-chome Shotengai—a mini-theme park made of 10 stores and 7 entertainment facilities with the retro feel of the 1960s.
New Osaka Louis Vuitton Resembles Sailing Ship
On February 1, 2020, Louis Vuitton opened its new Osaka Midosuji store. Although not necessarily a flagship, it certainly resembles a sailing ship!
Catch Some Waves with Pikachu at LaLaport
In Chiba, not far from the heart of Tokyo, the LaLaport in Tokyo Bay is a popular shopping destination with more than 400 shops ranging from fashion to homeware to specialty stores.
GU Launches Stylish Nostalgic PlayStation Line
Now available from the little sister of cheap fashion company Uniqlo, these charming GU pieces feature the PlayStation console’s logo, iconic controller button designs, and prints from flagship Sony games.
How to Enjoy a Valentine's Date for One
A survey shows that women in Japan tend to buy Valentine chocolates that are more expensive for themselves than for their partners.
Ameyoko: From Black Market to Bargain Street
After exploring Ueno Park and its various museums, make sure you stop by Ameyoko, an open-air market for cheap cosmetics, bargains for fashion, and street food.
A Pitcher that Looks Like Running Water
A Norwegian and Japanese design team worked together to produce a clear glass pitcher that looks like running water.
Japan Post Starts Testing Drone Delivery
Japan Post conducts a trial delivery of snail mail to residents in a remote area of Tokyo using a drone.
A Taste of America at Mihama America Village
If you're feeling like a trip to America but don't have the time to go halfway across the world, perhaps Mihama American Village in Okinawa can help ease your heart, or at least your stomach.
Kappabashi: the Kitchen Town of Tokyo
Whether you're a chef or just learning how to cook, you don't want to miss out on strolling through Kappabashi's 170 kitchen and restaurant related shops.
Shin-Okubo: Korea Town of Tokyo
If you don't have the time or money to take the flight to South Korea, visit Shin-Okubo instead for a mini taste of the best of trending Korean street food, cosmetics, idol goods, and more.