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Wacky Souvenirs! 10 Unusual Gifts Found at Asakusa Don Quijote!


Don Quijote is Japan’s largest discount chain store. They have a huge variety of items in their store, and looking around the shop is like going treasure hunting. It has become a popular place for foreign visitors to look for souvenirs. This time we will cover Don Quijote located in Asakusa, an area famous for Kaminarimon. Don Quijote Asakusa focuses on local products and has interesting Japanese gifts.

Ashura and Famous Local Cuisine - A Day of Sightseeing in the Nara Park Area

Nara, Ikoma, Tenri Parks

Nara Park is the epicenter of sightseeing in Nara, host to several world heritage sites. The park spreads from near the east side of Kintetsu Nara Station all the way to Mt. Wakakusa and Mt. Kasuga. The park borders Kasuga Taisha Shrine, Kofuku-ji Temple, and Todai-ji Temple and is full of greenery, and you can even find adorable deer hanging out around the park. This article will introduce the famous spots you'll want to make the time to see when exploring this popular staple of Nara sightseeing.

Purikura: Change Yourself Up with Photo Booth Fun!


You simply cannot take a trip to Japan without trying one of the mega-popular sticker photo booths known as purikura! For just a few hundred yen and a few minutes, you can take home a souvenir that is as fun to make as it is to share. Purikura isn’t just about the final photos, but about the experience and fun of posing and decoration. This is not your average photo booth! LIVE JAPAN took a visit to the purikura area of the Taito Station game center in Shinjuku to try purikura for ourselves and to take you through the process step by step!

Osaka Shopping Guide: Top 4 Outlet Malls Near Osaka and Kobe! (Bonus: Budget Tips!)

Umeda, Osaka Station, Kitashinchi Outlet Malls

Kansai Area has many major sightseeing spots that foreign tourists seek, such as Osaka with the neon signs in Dotonbori and Kyoto where the traditional cityscape remains. After enjoying sightseeing, how about going shopping at popular outlet malls in the Kansai Area for some great discount? In this article we will cover 4 of the major outlet malls that represent the Kansai Area.

A Curious Look into Japan’s Safety – Why Does Your Lost Wallet Return in Japan?


It is often said that Japan is very safe and secure compared to the rest of the world. The country is one of a handful of places in the world where people feel safe enough to fall asleep on trains or at stations. These people may even leave their bags open or have their phones on their laps, however it is very rare for valuables to be stolen. When comparing Japan’s safety and security to other nations, the most notable example cited is “if you drop your wallet in Japan it will be returned.” This statement isn’t a myth! Let’s take a look to see why wallets get returned in Japan.

Earthquake During Your Japan Trip?! Power Spots, Disaster Information and Olympics Initiatives

One item that is essential when traveling is a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet. Equipped with such you can always get lots of information at any time wherever you are. But what would you do if you encountered a disaster while traveling in Japan and were unable to use that device? Having no access to information would be a serious matter. This is why it is important to know in advance where there are electrical outlets that can be used in emergencies. In this article we will explain what services are available to foreigners visiting Japan including places where there are electrical outlets that can be used in emergencies.

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