Ginza Mitsukoshi has opened the first airport-style duty-free store in Japan. The only place in Japan that has previously been allowed to host such retail facilities outside of airports is Okinawa, ...
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Occupying ground somewhere between design and urban anthropology, Tokyo Totem, A Guide to Tokyo is a newly released guidebook about Japan's capital city and ever-inspiring whirlpool of images and ...
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Mitsubishi Regional Jet is Japan's first ever domestic passenger jet and the first aircraft debuted by a Japanese manufacturer in decades. Developed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, the new plane ...
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The gentrification of east Tokyo continues with the opening of Bunka Hostel Tokyo in December. As we have already seen with the likes of hostel and "bar lounge" Nui and dining hub Mirror, the old ...
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Japanese pet products like to do things differently! These fun and flexible boxes allow you to build a maze for your cat to explore.
Every region in Japan needs to promote itself. Some push their meibutsu: regional merchandise and food. Others use yuru-kyara mascot characters, such as Kumamoto's Kumamon. Still others create art ...
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To speed up service for customers from overseas, Shibuya 109 and 109 Men's have introduced a new duty-free POS system called RefundPro. While the hike in the sales tax from 5% to 8% affected ...
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Henn na Hotel (literally, "Strange Hotel") has opened in Sasebo, Nagasaki. The unashamedly quirky accommodation carries the slogan "A commitment for evolution", since apparently our hotels in the ...
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Japan can often seem like a bookstore fan's dream come true. From T-Site in Daikanyama and Shonan to hipster faves like B&B (Beer and Book) in Shimokitazawa, the city is full of unusual and ...
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Relax in the bath while keeping the water warm and the things you need close at hand!
We try to avoid ranting on this site since no one wants to read consistently negative content. However, we haven't made any secret of our cynicism about the upcoming 2020 Olympics, whose plans ...
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Pity Saitama. A prefecture so unoriginal that it shares its name with its capital city. A prefecture confined in the popular consciousness to being an extended suburb of Tokyo. A prefecture ...
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This article by Tiffany first appeared on Tokyo Cheapo. It’s past midnight, and you just missed the last train. A hotel is out of the question, much too pricey, but you definitely want more ...
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Fancy a spot of Kabuki before you step onto a plane? Yes, if you want your taste of traditional Japanese at the airport, from this spring you can. Narita International Airport Terminal 1's ...
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The Mewgaroo Hoodie has a special "pouch" for your kitten or cat to snuggle up with you. And even better, the hoodie turns you into a cat too!
Roppongi has its fair share of bright lights and other-worldly experiences, though this is certainly something new. Finnair is sponsoring a stimulated aurora experience event at Tokyo Midtown on ...
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When in Rome, as the saying goes. And so when in Kyoto, wear a kimono. There's nothing pretentious about getting into "costume", so to speak, and exploring Japan's old capital in a kimono. It's ...
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The sad truth is that sometimes Japanese consumers are a simple bunch. Forget complex marketing strategies or clever stunts. The way to their hearts is just to put a famous person on the front of ...
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