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New Year’s Eve Countdown in Japan – 4 Best Ways to Enjoy The Carnival

New Year’s Eve Countdown in Tokyo is one of the most important activity of Tokyoites to welcome the New Year. December winter in Japan is a very joyous month with the occurrence of several widely celebrated festivals such as Christmas and New Year. However, did you know that unlike the other Asian countries which typically …

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Shonen Jump 50th Anniversary Exhibition Vol 2. Featuring iconic manga from the 90s

I visited the Shonen Jump Exhibition at Moro Arts Museum at Roppongi Hill. This is volume 2 of the exhibition that features 1990s flagship manga. Volume 1 are older manga prior to 1990 and Volume 3, scheduled to start in June, will be on manga from 2000s onwards. Although I do like some of the …

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Hello Kitty Cafe – Cafe de Miki, Tokyo

Being a longstanding fan, I’m absolutely over the moon to find a Hello Kitty cafe in Odaiba, Tokyo! Cafe de Miki with Hello Kitty is a partnership between Hello Kitty and Paris Miki Holdings, a popular eyewear company in Japan, which explains a bespectacled Kitty-chan logo. Had a super lovely time in the cafe! Love the Hello Kitty themed …

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Totoro Cream Puff Cafe in Tokyo Setagaya – for the Totoro and Ghibli fans. Cute puffs and lots of souvenirs to buy

Fans of Mr Hayao Miyazaki and Ghibli Studio will definitely lit up their eyes at the sight of these Totoro cream puffs! Yes! You heard us correctly~~~ Totoro from the highly acclaimed popular animated fantasy film My Neighbour Totoro produced by Studio Ghibli in 1988, came alive in the form of cream puffs at Shiro-Hige’s …

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MR FRIENDLY Cafe at Daikanyama Tokyo – A theme cafe of the popular mascot that many Japanese kids love

In Singapore, children are introduced to Singa The Lion – a popular social mascot for promoting kindness nationwide. Did you know that in Japan, there is also a popular social character named MR FRIENDLY who promotes amicable relationship, love, peace and happiness among children and young adults? Conceptualized by renowned design company, Super Planning Co Ltd in 1988 …

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Kimono Dress-up Experience in Asakusa Tokyo – All the behind the scene and what to expect from this experience

One of my favourite and most memorable cultural experiences in Japan was the kimono dress-up during winter at Asakusa, Tokyo! I have always been so mesmerised by the beauty of Japanese traditional kimono and was looking forward to an extraordinary dress-up experience. Based on favourable reviews online and beautiful kimono outfits preview, I booked a …

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Customized Pillow from Tokyo Nishikawa – offers great comfort and support for a good night sleep

Do you suffer from poor sleep quality every night with shoulder and neck ache in the morning? Do you always find yourself repurchasing pillows because you can’t seem to find THE ONE of the suitable height and density? How about buying yourself a useful souvenir from Japan: a customized pillow that is especially tailored-made to …

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Cupcakes and High Tea at la petite mercerie Cafe Tokyo

Love cupcakes? Shopping in Tokyo with a child/toddler (especially girls)/female companion and looking for a cafe with desserts that will appeal to the young and old? Simply looking for a pit-stop to rest your aching feet from the shopping? Longing for peaceful me-time where you can admire people-watching within the bustling city? All the above …

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Little Birds Themed Cafe – Kotori Cafe Omotesando

Sipping exclusively available Hawaiian-Japanese coffee, tasting delicious and exquisite home-made tarts and cakes, admiring colourful birds, surrounded by their beautiful singing and chirping. This very blissful scenario took place at a cozy “little birds” themed cafe – Kotori Cafe in Omotesando. Admittedly, I am not an aggressive bird lover but at the end of my visit, …

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Celebrating New Year’s Day (Ganjitsu) in Japan

1st January, New Year’s Day also known as Ganjitsu is the most important holiday in Japan. For your information, Gan means “beginning” and Jitsu means “Day”. Ganjitsu is a joyous holiday that marks a new and fresh beginning into the year. After your New Year’s Eve countdown (you may refer to another entry here: New Year’s Eve Countdown Options in Japan), you may want …