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3 Best Places to Shop for Fabric in Tokyo

I have been obsessed with sewing for a while, and it’s finally starting to recede with the lack of space in the house – having to haul a 13kg machine along with all my boxes of sewing tools in and out of cupboards is seriously no fun…

18 August 2016
Attractions Shopping

Yanaka – Exploring Tokyo’s Shitamachi

Despite living in Japan for a few years now, there are still many places in Tokyo I have not heard of, much less visited. One such place is 谷中 Yanaka, a town, I was told, that still preserves the atmosphere and charm from decades ago. Yanaka…

25 November 2015

Where to Shop in Nagoya: Osu Shopping District

When talking about where to shop in Nagoya, almost everyone will point you to the famous Osu Shopping District! Osu Shopping District has a long history, existing from 400 years ago! It’s also very large, having more than 1,200 businesses! We casually explored the place,…

15 April 2015

Buying shoes in Japan

I was out yesterday and wandered into a shoe shop. I’m so accustomed to it that I don’t even think about it, but it suddenly occurred to me that it’s actually not very normal… Did you know Japan sells shoes in a grand total…

22 January 2014