Shopping Guide to Kobe

Shopping Guide to Kobe

Kobe, the fifth largest city in Japan is the capital of Hyogo Prefecture and also part of the Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe metropolitan area. The city is located located in a very nice area: between the Rokku Mountains and the sea. Not only because of its attractiveness, but also because of its touristic sights, Kobe is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Japan. As in every city nowadays, shopping is also important in Kobe. This is why the city has dozens of malls, supermarkets, expensive... [ read more ]

Shopping Guide to Kyoto

Shopping Guide to Kyoto

Kyoto, one of Japan's largest and most significant cities is famous not only for its touristic sights (amazing temples, Geisha districts, parks, museums, restaurants etc), but for its shopping areas as well. The unique style of Kyoto combines the aspects of a modern city with the traditional characteristics of an old Japanese city. In connection with the shopping places, you will find here hundreds of modern shops, malls, supermarkets etc, but on the other hand several shops, celebrating ... [ read more ]

Top 3 Things to Do in Osaka

Top 3 Things to Do in Osaka

Osaka is one of the largest and most populated cities of Japan. It is also part of the Keihanshin metropolis, which includes the three largest Japanese cities (except Tokyo): Kyoto, Kobe and Osaka. It is not a surprise that millions of tourists travel to this amazing city every year. Besides Osaka Castle, there are dozens of interesting sights and programs in Osaka as well. If you are planning to travel to Osaka and you have no idea what to do there (or rather, where to start exploring th... [ read more ]

Largest Manga Shops in Tokyo

Largest Manga Shops in Tokyo

Nowadays manga, the 100% Japanese 'comic book' is very popular all around the world. Not only kids, but adults enjoy the animated adventures of given characters as well. The topic of a manga can be action, adventure, sports, romance, comedy, drama, sci-fi, suspense, horror, business and almost everything you can imagine. Tokyo, the capital of the Land of the Rising Sun has hundreds of manga shops; which are also called otaku shops. If you happen to be in Tokyo and you are a fan of these c... [ read more ]

Shopper's Guide to Yokohama

Shopper’s Guide to Yokohama

Yokohama, one of Japan's largest cities in located in Kanagawa Prefecture, near Tokyo Bay. Although it has less traditional Japanese tourist attractions than other large cities (such as Tokyo, Kyoto or Osaka), it is still visited by millions of tourists every year. As a city with more than 3 million inhabitants, Yokohama has dozens of tourist attractions: parks, museums, shrines, temples, and, as the topic of this article, shopping areas and districts. Minato Mirai 21 is the most importan... [ read more ]

Most Crowded Areas in Tokyo

Most Crowded Areas in Tokyo

At the end of the 19th century Tokyo became the most important representation of a Western-style city in East-Asia. Though the city had preserved several traditional buildings, the urbanization and modernization caused serious changes in Tokyo's infrastructure. The best representation of a modern district in Tokyo is Ginza, which is nowadays compared to the 5th Avenoue of New York. Since the early 1900s, Ginza had been a very significant part of the city, even though it is not the center... [ read more ]

Shopper's Guide to Osaka

Shopper’s Guide to Osaka

Osaka is one of Japan's largest cities and it is full of malls and shopping districts. As every other urban area, Osaka is a real paradise for those who love shopping. Regardless of your financial background, I'm sure you will find a shopping place which fits you: from cheap markets and thrift shops to expensive designer and brand stores you can find everything in Osaka. The most popular shopping destinations of the city are the malls, which are usually open between 10.00 or 11.00 until... [ read more ]

A guide to Tokyo’s most interesting neighbourhoods

A guide to Tokyo’s most interesting neighbourhoods

With over 12 million inhabitants, Tokyo has more people than some entire countries, and visiting it is anything but monotonous. This huge city has some surprises in stock for you at every corner - high technology that seems like something from the distant future, intermingled with glimpses of old Japan. The Japanese capital is one of the most colorful, busy and bewildering places in the country, and it's virtually impossible to see every nook and corner of it (not even the inhabitants know it pe... [ read more ]