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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.

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!

A YouTuber's First Time in Japan

Follow New York-based filmmaker and YouTuber Kraig Adams as he spends one fascinating week in and around Tokyo.

Onagawa: A Lesson in Recovery

After almost being completely wiped out by the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami of 2011, Onagawa is a shining light of how to recover from disaster.

Going Back in Time for Books at Jimbocho

After reading, book-loving locals usually sell their tomes back to second-hand bookstores so the books will find a new home. Luckily, there's an old street in the middle of Tokyo that has more than 100 stores dedicated to old books: Jimbocho.

Untraveled Japan: Tokyo Day Trips & More

You don’t have to go far from Tokyo to experience Japan like no one has before!

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.

10 Snow Spots in Japan Perfect for Instagram

If you want to get your 'Gram game going while traveling in the land of the rising sun in winter, make sure to keep in mind these Instagram-worthy spots for your itinerary.

Catch a Glimpse of 'Sakura' in the Winter

One popular cherry blossom viewing spot in Tokyo has transformed its riverside property into a sakura tree light display.

5 Family Fun Activities in Kyushu

Kyushu is the southernmost of the four main islands of Japan. Maybe best known for the city of Nagasaki and its tragic past, or for the recent earthquake damage to Kumamoto Castle, Kyushu has many places that offer a fun day out for the whole family.

360° VR Video Transports You to Japan

Swish the camera around and take a virtual tour of famous sightseeing spots as if you were in Japan, all in the comfort of your own home.

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.

AAJ Adventures: Jodogahama

Follow Wendell on his next AAJ Adventure as he makes his way to Jodogahama, part of our Tohoku video series, for one of the most gorgeous coastal views 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!

What's the Average Cost of Living in Japan?

So, how expensive is Japan really? Read on to find out the average cost of living in Japan in comparison to the US dollar and the UK pound sterling to see if a potential move to Japan is within your budget!

Catch a Glimpse of the Sailor Moon Ride at USJ

Set to open March 16, 2018, the Sailor Moon 4-D attraction is sure to draw Sailor Moon enthusiasts to Universal Studios Japan.

In & Around Tokyo: Off the Beaten Track

A typical trip to Japan would likely include Kyoto, Osaka and Tokyo or a perhaps day trip to the countryside. However, from ancient treasures to modern marvels, there's richness and rewards for those, like André Mazzone, who take the road less traveled.

Ride on the Eva Train One Last Time

Now’s your last chance to ride the massively popular bullet train that travels as fast as Eva Unit-01 before it ceases operations in May 2018.

Experience the Fastest Shinkansen to Date

Japan Railways is taking applications to experience the future of Japanese rail travel nearly a decade ahead of time.

How to Bathe in 'Sento' for Beginners

Have you ever bathed in a public bath in Japan? While it may seem cool for international travelers, some hesitate at the idea of stepping inside because the rules and manners of 'sento' are veiled, creating an air of mystery.

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