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1|imageslimKim BLV.88 442 13
There's the well known saying saying that when you look good, you feel good - and for many of us, makeup and beauty products help us achieve that feeling. In Japan, these kinds of products are also a lot of fun, complete with cute packaging, quirky ingredients, useful benefits, and even limited t...more...
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1|imageslimAlly ChongLV.47 818 4
Toner (usually called lotion in Japan) is a must-have step in Asian skin care routine. The reason why you should add skin care lotion to your skin care routine because it restores your skin’s PH balance, moisturizes, refreshes skin and shrinks pores. In Japan, there have many skin care lotions wi...more...
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1|imageslimSherilyn SiyLV.62 232 4
A famous American author once remarked that Japan continually remakes itself. The Tokyo of today hardly looks like the Tokyo at the end of the Showa era (1926 – 1989). And even though history runs deep with towns marking 1300 years and even elementary schools celebrating 130 years, it is rare to ...more...
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1|imageslimJohanna ForsbergLV.51 561 16
Following my article on how to experience Shibuya in just one day, I want to share my recommendations for another Tokyo neighborhood: Nakano. Nakano is located a few minutes west of Shinjuku and is easily accessed by train (only one stop away from Shinjuku on the Chuo Rapid train). The Nakano are...more...
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1|imageslimJohanna ForsbergLV.51 1488 10
So, winter in Japan might sound amazing. Pretty snow landscapes, warming hotpots and all those holiday decorations. But winter here is cold, and I am talking really cold! Last year was my first time experiencing a whole winter season (from november to march) in Japan and even though I thought I w...more...
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1|imageslimNami KomorebispiritLV.43 195 4
Autumn is upon us and depending on where you are in Japan, it can get pretty cold and chilly already.If you live in Japan, you are most certainly familiar with the various ways to keep warm in your house or apartment: Kotatsus, space heaters, air-conditioners with heating functions, the hot bath ...more...
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1|imageslimKim BLV.88 134 9
Japan has loads of great places that sell all manner of fun and quirky souvenirs. I've written before about a couple of my favorites - Don Quijote and Tokyu Hands - but there's another store that I'd like to quickly walk you through that is a great place to shop for unique gifts. It's called Loft...more...
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1|imageslimJohanna ForsbergLV.51 607 20
If you find yourself in Japan, make sure to wander off the beaten track a little bit and you will find shotengai- a pedestrian street filled with traditional shops. Here you will come across a wide variety of shops, cafés, restaurants, amusements and goods. The history of shotengai is believed to...more...
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1|imageslimKim BLV.88 2635 34
Ah, vacation. That awesome trip that you planned to Japan has finally rolled around. You've got your passport, your bag is packed, and you've got an itinerary full of awesome things to do and see. The only problem is, you've also got a list a mile long of people that you need to get souvenirs for...more...
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1|imageslimBethany BeffineeLV.46 2577 41
7. Candy A Go Go (Harajuku) Photo by Stefan Bock (https://www.flickr.com/photos/stefanbock/) Candy a go go is a shop on Takeshita Dori that sells adorable pick and mix candy. But the most noteworthy things about it are the super kawaii, rainbow decor and the cute outfits worn by the staff! The ca...more...