• May 2, 2017

    Namba Parks

    Located to the south of Namba Station, ‘Namba Parks’ is a shopping and office complex designed to mimic a natural canyon in the heart of one of Japan’s largest cities. Housing 120 stores, numerous re...
  • May 1, 2017

    Nipponbashi Electric ‘Den Den Town’

    Japan’s celebrated culture of ‘anime’, ‘manga’, ‘cosplay’ and all things ‘otaku’ draws as many international visitors as its celebrated temples, shrines and traditional culture. While Osaka doesn’t c...
  • April 26, 2017

    Tempozan Harbor Village

    Situated on a man-made island on Osaka Bay, Tempozan Harbor Village takes a little time to get to but is hugely popular destination thanks to the number of attractions it boasts. Osaka Aquarium Kaiyu...
  • December 20, 2017

    Higashi Chaya District

    The historic precinct of Higashi Chaya is a well-preserved geisha district where geisha used to entertain their customers with singing and dancing at the ‘chaya’ or teahouses. Kanazawa boasts several...
  • December 15, 2017

    Omicho Fish Market

    Located within 15-minutes walk of Kanazawa Station, Omichi Fish Market boasts around 200 shops and vendors selling some of Japan’s best seafood. While market doesn’t exclusively sell seafood – with o...
  • September 20, 2017


    Leading to the Inner Shrine – one of two main shrines making-up the Ise Grand Shrine – the Oharaimachi is an 800 metre stretch of traditional buildings, souvenir shops and restaurants. This pleasant ...
  • May 11, 2017

    Shibu Onsen: Simple & Fun Things To Do In A Traditional Hot Spring Town

    Visiting and staying in a traditional ‘onsen’ (hot spring) town is something of a must-do activity when coming to Japan. Making use of Japan’s abundance of natural thermal water, many hot spring towns...
  • December 1, 2015

    Obuse Highway Oasis

    The Obuse Highway Oasis is kind of a souvenir market where you can find everything from local wine to pickles, keys rings, and many more. There are also restaurant within the main building that serve ...
  • July 23, 2015

    Midori Department Store

    Shopping is always a fun occasion and that fact doesn't change in Japan. So when you're in Nagano and aching for some new clothes, jewelry, souvenirs, books, etc., go to the following department store...