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5 Best Souvenir Shops Near Kyoto's Fushimi Inari Taisha

Fushimi, Uji Gift Shops

Fushimi Inari Taisha is a popular tourist destination among Japanese and foreign tourists alike. Located in Kyoto, it’s one of the main shrines of the Inari Shrines spread all around Japan. The reason for its popularity is the “Senbon Torii” that leads to Mount Inari, behind the main shrine. The file of more than 10,000 red torii gates are placed by devoted worshippers who pray for a rich harvest or good business or simply to show appreciation. The route is also decorated and guarded by several fox statues, the messengers of the god of Inari Taisha. Today we will introduce you to souvenir shops where you can find Kyoto products.

Shop Like A Local: 20+ Helpful Phrases, Vocabulary & Tips for Japanese Supermarkets!

Many people regard Japanese supermarkets as a must-visit when visiting Japan, because they not only reveal the daily life of Japanese people, but also handy for getting cheap meals and snacks! Here, we will introduce the types of Japanese supermarkets, common words, popular products in Japanese, as well as practical product questions and how to handle checking out. Next time you go to a Japanese supermarket, you can enjoy shopping even if you don’t know Japanese!

Stringraphy at Studio EVE: A Striking and Unique Musical Experience

Shibuya Other Contemporary Arts

Have you ever imagined being right inside a musical instrument, surrounded by song? I visited Studio EVE in Tokyo’s Daitabashi neighborhood and was able to experience this very feeling by attending a Stringraphy workshop. A beautiful melting of music, art, and movement, Stringraphy is an original concept that while born in Japan, has already made waves across the globe in its 25 years of existence. During the workshop, I had the chance to meet the members of the world-renowned Stringraphy Ensemble, enjoy a performance, and even try my hand at making my own string music.

The Complete Guide to Haneda Airport Arrival Lobby

Haneda Other Sightseeing

Haneda Airport is relatively compact and easy to navigate. With access to central Tokyo in under one hour, it’s not hard to see why the number of travelers arriving to Haneda is steadily increasing.

Tokyo Outdoors: Relax at Todoroki Keikoku Ravine, a Nature-Lover's Paradise

Jiyugaoka Rivers, Lakes & Canyons

Todoroki Keikoku Ravine is the only ravine in Tokyo's 23 wards and is located right next to popular streets like Futako-Tamagawa and Jiyugaoka. It is hard to believe that this precious place surrounded by nature is in the middle of the city, and is sure to make you see Tokyo in a whole different light!

Top 30 Things to See and Do in Tokyo For First-Time Visitors!

Other Sightseeing

Tokyo has so many things to do! There are a variety of natural, historical, cultural, and modern areas to visit. Hopefully, you will be able to visit and experience many parts of Japan and experience a different aspect each time. But if you are only going to be in Tokyo and might have only one go at all the amazing and interesting things the most populated city in the world has to offer then here are the top 30 things you can add to your bucket list. We categorized them into different types of experiences so you can get a taste of all that Tokyo has to offer.

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