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All About Vintage 'Sukajan' Japanese Souvenir Jackets in Tokyo!

Ueno Clothing Stores

Japanese souvenir jackets, called sukajan in Japan, are best known for their impactful, eye-catching designs. The jacket's popularity has been on the rise in recent years ever since international celebrities like Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams were regularly spotted wearing them. To shed more light on the popular appeal of these interesting jackets, New York-native Timothy and London-native Cassie from Live Japan's editorial team have investigated the origins and allures of Japan's sukajan fashion and will be sharing their findings with us, along with a few recommendations from popular sukajan shops in Ueno's Ameyoko. Let's see what they've got for us!

Famous 100-Yen Store: Top 5 Weirdly Useful Kitchen Goods at Daiso!

Tokyo's Surrounding Areas 100 Yen Shops

100-yen shopping in Japan means weird and wacky gadgets, and weird and wacky gadgets on a budget means Daiso! Daiso is one of Japan’s most famous 100-yen stores (think dollar store, but cooler), and it offers a huge number of items at a range of price points, but with a focus on 100-yen steals. There are 3,376 Daiso stores in Japan, and a grand total of 5,542 worldwide (as of 2019), and they’re popular for a reason; everything is super cool and super cheap! Daiso has been around since 1977, so they know what they’re doing. Daiso has a wide selection of other items available, but with Japan having such a rich culture around food and cooking, we couldn’t resist checking out their kitchen supplies! We found plenty of options to brighten up your kitchen. These top six gadgets are unlike anything we’ve ever seen back home, and incredibly they’re all at the classic Daiso price of 100 yen! Nothing is too bulky, so you can carry all your cool new toys with you as you trek across the country, and then stuff them into your suitcase to take back home. Spice up your cooking and snack in style with these quirky yet super useful kitchen supplies!

[MOVIE] Navigating Virtual Airspace with Skyart JAPAN

Shinagawa Adventure Activities

Have you always wanted to fly through the skies while controlling a jet? You now have the chance to make your dream a reality! Skyart JAPAN offers hyper-realistic flight simulation for everyone from beginners to professional pilots. Take a closer look at SkyArt’s state of the art headquarters located in Shinagawa, Tokyo and see how I fared in the cockpit for my very own private lesson!

Perfect for Families on a Budget! Top 5 Places in Shibuya you Can Enjoy For Free

Shibuya Other Sightseeing

Shibuya is known as the “young people’s town” and because of its easy access from any part of the city, it is an area offering great places to shop, eat, and just have fun. It doesn’t matter whether you are a day or night person, there is something for everyone and it is especially popular with foreign visitors. And did you know that this area has several fun spots that don’t cost any money? We will tell you about some of these 5 free places in Shibuya that you definitely will not want to miss!

Choya Kyoto: Making Traditional Umeshu Plum Wine and Ume Syrup at Kyoto's Specialty Shop

Gion, Kawaramachi, Kiyomizu-dera Temple Food Shops

The world’s first umeshu (Japanese plum wine) and ume (plum) syrup making store Ume Specialty Shop Choya, opened in Kyoto. At this stylish store, you can make over 100 types of original umeshu and various ume syrup.

How Much Money Should I Bring to Japan? Travel Budget for Visiting Tokyo!

Other Sightseeing

Visiting Japan can mean different things to different people, but the kind of trip you will have depends to a large extent on what kind of budget you have and what you are willing, or not willing, to do in order to save money. Luckily, Japan has a lot of different options for a flexible traveler, regardless of whether they want to spend a little money, or a lot.

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