Finding Bargains in Kanto's Posh Neighborhoods
Japan has 'shotengai,' or shopping streets, where you can find most anything, including food, kimono, gifts, home items, novelty goods, clothes, shoes and what have you. While 'shotengai' abound in Japan, we'll introduce you the best of the best.
Top 5 Shopping Streets in Tokyo
While you can stay home and do online shopping until your fingers fall off, some of the best deals to be had are out on the streets. Here are five of the best shopping streets in Tokyo, offering you everything you could ever need in the big city.
Super Cheap Japan: Budget Travel Guide Book
With extensive tax-free shopping, crazily discounted train passes and an unbelievable exchange rate, there has never been a better time to visit Japan. And the brand new Super Cheap Japan book is your ultimate budget travel guide to Japan!
Go Back in Time on Historic Streets of Gion
Gion, the traditional entertainment and geisha district of Kyoto, is famous for its streets and picturesque alleys that retain the atmosphere of the past.
A Quick Guide to the East Tokyo Neighborhoods
With 23 central city wards and multiple towns and villages west of the city center under a singular administration, it will take a while before you can call yourself a 'Tokyo Guru.' For a start, let us take you across the eastern neighborhoods!
Tsukishima Monja Street
If you're looking for a Tokyo specialty food, 'monjayaki' is it. And if you're looking to get it, Tsukishima is the place to go!
Legacy Brands From Elegant 'Shotengai' Ginza
Nowadays, you see Ginza full of Western brands, but before then it was just one relatively elegant shopping street, or 'shotengai.' This street has housed a few Japanese brands that became a legacy in their fields and still exist to this day.
Our 'Eat-See-Buy' Guide to Yokohama Hot Spots
An expansive list of Yokohama’s essential tourism spots, teaching you the best places to go for food, sightseeing and shopping.
Kitchen-Haven Kappabashi Has More Than Knives
Previously, we've published articles about buying knives in Kappabashi, but this 'shotengai' has more on offer than just cutlery! Let's take a tour together and see a sharper side of this shopping street.
Savor Seafood & Study Reconstruction in Miyagi
Each small town in Miyagi Prefecture has its own specialty seafood dishes and we were dying to try them during our visit. And while we were at it, we took a look at the incredible reconstruction efforts of Tohoku, making for a fascinating trip.
A Super Cheap Akihabara Tour
Super Cheap Japan has put together an incredible cheapo tour of Akihabara—or 'Akiba,' as they call it here. Follow the recommended route to find all the arcades, maid cafes, manga and anime stores, electronic stores and used good stores that you need!
A Foodie's Guide to the Delicacies of Tohoku
How could one visit the Tohoku Pacific Coast without trying the seafood? Here's a rundown of the culinary delights to be on the lookout for while visiting the flavorful northeastern region of Japan.
A Day Trip to Iwaki, Fukushima
Learn how to get around Fukushima's largest city in this helpful guide.
Miyakobashi Shotengai: Tiny, Old-School Bars
If you're up for an adventure, head to this old-school drinking area for a spot of local culture in Yokohama.
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.
Instagramable Shopping Street Kagurazaka
In the middle of Tokyo, there's a calm shopping street that is visited mainly by locals: Kagurazaka. Its photogenic stores have started to attract tourist attention and their camera snaps. Let us introduce you to our Insta-bae (Instagramable) selections!
Things to Do Around Hakone-Yumoto Station
Visitors to Hakone have to change trains at Hakone-Yumoto Station, meaning you always have a bit of time to kill. With temples, forest adventures, souvenir shopping and the Eva store, there's plenty to do while you wait!
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!
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'!
Meet Me in Minamisanriku for Fresh Food & Art
The coastal city of Minamisanriku has come a long way since 2011. Join us as we learn about the area, and the road to recovery.