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12 Essential Winter Items to buy in Japan Directly

Singapore’s all-year Summer season leaves us with no experience in surviving natural snow and winter climate. As such, Singaporeans on their first trip to winter countries typically feels excited (about witnessing the snow ? ☃) and yet nervous at the same time. In fact, I was so anxious to equip myself against the cold climate that my luggage for my first …

Japan Kanto (Tokyo) Shopping Shopping malls and streets

Takeshita Street, Harajuku Part 2 (Tokyo Budget Shopping Paradise)

After a yummy crepe, let’s continue our walkabout down Takeshita Street… Opposite the crepes stores is Matsumoto KiYoshi, one of the leading drugstore/pharmacy chainstore in Japan, which sells a huge range of toiletries, cosmetics, counter medication and titbits etc. They are like a combination of our Watsons + Guardian Pharmacy + SASA, a 3-in-1 beauty/pharmacy/drugstore. …

Japan Kanto (Tokyo) Shopping Shopping malls and streets

Harajuku Takeshita Street, Harajuku Part 1 (Tokyo Budget)

Believe me, shopping in Tokyo can be cheap and affordable too if you visit Harajuku Takeshita Street, the trademark shopping street in Harajuku! Similarly to other Asia’s famous shopping districts such as Xi-Meng-Ding in Taipei and Myeong Dong in Seoul, Harajuku Takeshita Street is the hang-out place in Tokyo for price-conscious Japanese teens. It is …

First Timer Japan Kanto (Tokyo) Shopping Shopping malls and streets

Lumine Est Shinjuku : Tokyo Shopping Paradise 1

JR Vacation If I only have time for 1 shopping mall in Tokyo, my all-time favourite Lumine Est Shinjuku would definitely be THE ONE due to the following reasons: The only major shopping mall in Tokyo which closes at 10pm. Most shopping malls in Tokyo close between 8pm-8.30pm. So an extended closing time is a MAJOR …