Chocs Away! Where to Buy Valentine’s Chocolate in Nagoya

Jan 30, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

Valentine's Day is nearly upon us, and in Japan, that means just one thing: chocolate. Now, everyone knows that here in Japan, we do things a little differently, namely that on February 14, women are the chocolate givers, whether it be a heartfelt indication of love for their chosen partner,...[ Click to read more ]

Let’s tour: Odaiba

Jan 29, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

You may not know the Odaiba district by name before coming to Japan. Still, you have undoubtedly seen its various landmarks turn up in almost every form of media that showcases modern Tokyo. From landmarks like the triangular inverted pyramid of Tokyo Big Sight to the sprawling convention center, ginormous Ferris...[ Click to read more ]

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Buying a Christmas Tree in Nagoya 2019

Nov 21, 2019 By Ray Proper

If you are in the market for a Christmas Tree to liven up your holiday season you with trim and presents, you are in luck. Stocks are very limited so, don't delay!  The trees are a bit shorter than you might get used to but they have very nice shapes and I am...[ Click to read more ]

Buying Holiday Decorations, Wrapping Paper & Lights in Hiroshima

Nov 20, 2019 By Admin

With Christmas fast approaching, thoughts turn to presents and brightening up the home with a few decorations. If you haven't already got your shopping for the season planned out, here are a few tips on where to buy some of the essential materials. Costco This is a good bet if...[ Click to read more ]

Buying Holiday Decorations, Wrapping Paper & Lights in Kobe

Nov 19, 2019 By Justin Hanus

With Christmas fast approaching, thoughts turn to presents and brightening up the home with a few decorations. If you haven't already got your shopping for the season planned out, here are a few tips on where to buy some of the essential materials. Costco This is a good bet if...[ Click to read more ]

Buying Christmas Trees in Kobe 2019

Nov 18, 2019 By Admin

You won't see a Christmas tree through the window of every home in Japan, but they are growing in popularity across the country. Several stores now sell trees and associated decorations, although the traditional pine trees are hard to come by. If you fancy getting into the festive spirit, even...[ Click to read more ]

Buying Christmas Trees in Tokyo 2019

Nov 12, 2019 By Admin

If you are in the market for a Christmas Tree to liven up your holiday season you with trim and presents, you are in luck. Stocks are very limited so, don't delay!  The trees are a bit shorter than you might get used to but they have very nice shapes and I am...[ Click to read more ]

Buying Holiday Decorations, Wrapping Paper, and Lights in Tokyo

Nov 09, 2019 By Ray Proper

The holidays in Tokyo are a bright and colorful affair! If you are looking for decorations, lights, or other holiday materials there are a few good sources you should know about. Costco (Wholesale Warehouse) If you have a lot of gifts to wrap you are going to need a lot of...[ Click to read more ]

Getting To Know You – Nagoya Station Area of Meieki

Oct 29, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

For years, though the city center in name, the area around Nagoya Station was considered to a poor relation to the shopping district of Sakae. However, over the past decade there has been dramatic investment in the Meieki (a Japanese abbreviation of 'Nagoya Station') area, and today it is an...[ Click to read more ]

Let’s Tour: Jimbocho Books District in Tokyo

Oct 23, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

If you’ve been hanging around Tokyo (or following our Let’s Tour Tokyo series) long enough, you’ll have no doubt found there’s a pattern with a lot of neighborhoods in the central part of the city in that they sometimes specialize in some form of commerce or government. Harajuku and Omotesando is...[ Click to read more ]