Tokyu Hands

Tokyu Hands

It is hard to describe or categorise the Tokyu Hands department store, other than to say they sell a delightful and sometimes weird variety of…

Japanese Toys


Toys in Japan is a huge business, and there is an astonishing range with many things you would never see outside Japan. The average toy…

Japanese Electronics


Japan sells every conceivable electronic gadget and gizmo you could ever think of and plenty you couldn’t imagine. You need to look no further than…

100 yen shop

100 Yen Shops

100 Yen Shops, or the hyaku-en shoppu are one of the best place to pick up a bargain. In these shops you can find some…

Japanese Clothing

Clothing & Textiles

Japanese textiles are among the world’s most beautiful. With magnificent hand dyed silks and lovely cottons, Japanese fabric is sought after all over the world….

Japanese Paper and Calligraphy

Paper & Calligraphy

Japanese paper and calligraphy are some of the most beautiful arts to come out of Japan. Shodo is the way of writing that has been…

Japanese Ceramics


Ceramics have been part of Japanese culture and life for centuries and are probably Japan’s oldest art form. Ceramics have been found dating back to…

Only in Japan

pink octopus

This little fellow scares off more customers than he attracts.