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Three 100-Yen Shops to Add to Your Japan Bucket List

100 Yen Shops

Walk into any of the +5,000 Japanese 100-yen shops and you will walk out with your arms full (and your wallet, too)! Daily necessities, designer stationery, and delectable consumables can be purchased for only 100 yen, making them the perfect souvenirs for the budget-conscious tourist as well as a go-to store that is almost as convenient as a Japanese conbini (convenience store). Take a closer look at three popular 100-yen shops in Japan as we highlight a few of the limitless items that are sure to end up in your suitcase.

8 Japanese Customs You Should Know Before Your Japan Trip!

Customs and etiquette are very important in Japan. The country has quite a diverse culture, and only by spending a few days in a native Japanese environment can someone realize how everyday life in Japan is a mix of Western customs blended with etiquette from the past.

Advice and planning tips you want to know for your Hokkaido excursion: Rental cars

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Occupying more than 20% of Japan’s land, it’s no understatement to say that Hokkaido is a vast area. To go sightseeing in Hokkaido, train, bus, car (rental) or airplane is necessary. The most convenient and flexible option is rental car. Unlike public transportation, you don’t have to worry about departure times when making your travel plans. Also the roads and highways in Hokkaido have few curves and stoplights, making it easy to drive. Before you start your Hokkaido tour, there are some points you should keep in mind, such as driving precautions and rental methods.

Trekking around Rebun - Japan’s “Island of Flowers”: Japanese flower guide!


Rebun Island in Hokkaido is also known as the “floating island of flowers” and is a garden paradise rising from sea level to alpine heights. I had a professional guide take me trekking on a course resplendent with unforgettable views of flowers, Mt. Rishiri, the sea, and unusual rock formations.

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