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Top 10 Popular Souvenirs at Tokyo Station

Tokyo Station Gift Shops

Tokyo Station is the hub for several JR lines leading into Tokyo city as well as Shinkansen trains that will carry you all the way north or south of Japan. However, Tokyo Station is much much more. It is the key place to buy “Tokyo” souvenirs and station bento (boxed lunches). Here we will introduce the top 10 most popular souvenirs as well as the top 5 bento choices we recommend.

Golf, Beef & More: How Donald Trump Does Tokyo in 72 Hours!


US President Donald Trump arrived at Tokyo's Haneda Airport in the evening of May 25, kicking off his short stay in Japan. During his time in the country, President Trump will be holding talks with Prime Minister Abe Shinzo, and will also be meeting with the recently enthroned Emperor. But what else will President Trump do, see, and eat while in Japan? Here we check out the President's 4-day itinerary!

Say Hello to Kitty and Friends at Tokyo’s Cutest Train Station!

Tokyo's Surrounding Areas Pop Culture

You won’t find a train station more adorable than this one! The Keio railway company recently unveiled a new look for their Tama-Center Station, featuring some of Sanrio’s most popular characters, including none other than Hello Kitty. From the ticket gates to the station platform, and even a special limited train, I found some of Japan’s cutest characters in the most unexpected places!

Cute & Convenient: The 6 Must-Buy Suitcases at Shibuya Loft!

Shibuya Other Shopping

Shibuya Loft is a prime spot for all things souvenirs, accessories, stationery, living goods...pretty much anything, actually! Among the colorful and diverse selection of goodies, Loft has a surprisingly rich selection of high-quality suitcases from both Japanese and international brands. We’ve asked the staff to show us the absolute must-have suitcases and travel bags of 6 Japanese brands! Estimated size (by Loft) 30-40L: 1-3 nights (carry-on size) 45-60L: 3-4 nights 60-74L: about 5 days 75-84L: about 1 week 85-95L: 1 week to 10 days Over 95L: long trips, such as studying abroad etc.

Japanese Restaurants and Foreigner-friendly Services: What Is Needed and Further Thoughts

Other Japanese Food

With the 2020 Tokyo Olympics creeping up, the number of tourists visiting Japan rises with each passing year. Most of them would surely want to visit iconic locations, and even more would want to enjoy the various delicacies of Japan. However, the fact that a good number of Japanese do not speak English remains a perceived problem, and confusion due to the language and cultural barriers might spoils one’s experience. Today, we’ll be looking at the responses of 275 Japanese eatery managers (with 60% of them situated in Tokyo) regarding their thoughts on foreign customers. While more than 60% of said managers had favorable views on them, the establishments’ services themselves were less than sufficient to receive foreign customers. On that note, we talked with these managers about two subjects: what measures they wish stores would take in receiving foreign customers, as well as what kind of resolve and manners should staff take towards them. Below are the individual opinions of some of the respondents.

Visiting a Japanese Home: 10 Tips You Should Know!

Tokyo Station

Spend a long enough time in Japan you might be lucky enough to be invited over for a meal at a Japanese home. Just as in any home around the world, in Japan there are rules and certain ways of doing things. While each family is different and every household will have their own particular habits, there are some general rules on how to pay a visit to a Japanese home. Keeping these tips in mind will not only help you enjoy and understand a Japanese home, but also show the person you visit that you respect them and their home. So without further ado, let's take a look at the list!

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