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Nippon-Graph  Shirokiya 白木屋 department store, Nihonbashi douri 日本橋通り, postcard - c. 1910

Nippon-Graph Shirokiya 白木屋 department store, Nihonbashi douri 日本橋通り, postcard - c. 1910

The experience is just as important as the food. Here are some adventures I got up to as ate my way around the country.

9 Must Have Eating Experiences in Japan

The experience is just as important as the food. Here are some adventures I got up to as ate my way around the country.

It's time to share some insider information to the creative scene that is  thriving in Tokyo. There are so many wonderful supply stores to visit, I've  barely scratched the surface, but here's some top tips for anyone visiting  Tokyo and looking for some of their famous kawaii supplies.  Tokyu Hands  This is like a department store for crafters. The flagship store in Shibuya  is 8 floors of overwhelming awesome. And I'm kind of lying, as each floor  is split into an "a" and "b" level, so…

Craft Supplies in Tokyo!

It's time to share some insider information to the creative scene that is thriving in Tokyo. There are so many wonderful supply stores to visit, I've barely scratched the surface, but here's some top tips for anyone visiting Tokyo and looking for some of their famous kawaii supplies. Tokyu Hands This is like a department store for crafters. The flagship store in Shibuya is 8 floors of overwhelming awesome. And I'm kind of lying, as each floor is split into an "a" and "b" level, so…

3CDs Complete Jazz Compilation by Universal Music Japan.Celebratiing the 100th…

3CDs Complete Jazz Compilation by Universal Music Japan.Celebratiing the 100th…

Tokyo shopping has it all: high-end and offbeat fashion, traditional crafts, vintage wares, all manner of only-in-Japan souvenirs, and that gadget you didn't know existed but now desperately want. Whether you prefer department-store browsing or rummaging for secondhand treasures, there’s a Tokyo neighbourhood to meet your shopping needs.

Top 10 places to shop in Tokyo

Tokyo shopping has it all: high-end and offbeat fashion, traditional crafts, vintage wares, all manner of only-in-Japan souvenirs, and that gadget you didn't know existed but now desperately want. Whether you prefer department-store browsing or rummaging for secondhand treasures, there’s a Tokyo neighbourhood to meet your shopping needs.

Just some of whats on offer in a depachika - The word is a combination of depato, meaning department store, and chika, meaning basement. In Tokyo the basement of many department stores is dedicated to food. Over the years, these ‘food halls’ have become one of the premier places to see the cutting edge of Tokyo’s food scene. A depachika is made up of many stalls with a mind-boggling array of both traditional and non-traditional Japanese foods. It was my go-to for some gyoza on the run.

Just some of whats on offer in a depachika - The word is a combination of depato, meaning department store, and chika, meaning basement. In Tokyo the basement of many department stores is dedicated to food. Over the years, these ‘food halls’ have become one of the premier places to see the cutting edge of Tokyo’s food scene. A depachika is made up of many stalls with a mind-boggling array of both traditional and non-traditional Japanese foods. It was my go-to for some gyoza on the run.

Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan - This intersection is arguably one of the world's busiest - it also has a setting that I like to call "shuffle": all traffic stops and the intersection becomes pedestrian-only, so everyone starts walking every which way.

Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan - This intersection is arguably one of the world's busiest - it also has a setting that I like to call "shuffle": all traffic stops and the intersection becomes pedestrian-only, so everyone starts walking every which way.

Travel Guide: Tokyo, Japan - Part 2 -This Beautiful Day

Travel Guide: Tokyo, Japan - Part 2 -

Found on www.flickr.com via Tumblr  roof of Tokyu department store, Shibuya (by fukukawa takashi)

Found on www.flickr.com via Tumblr roof of Tokyu department store, Shibuya (by fukukawa takashi)

Itoya: Ginza Stationery Paradise - Japan Talk - next to Matsuya department store

Itoya: Ginza Stationery Paradise - Japan Talk - next to Matsuya department store

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