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Answered 8 days ago

Buying netsuke reproductions

Norman Norman, Lived in Japan

How about these 2 shops? http://www.netsuke.com/netsuke/ivory/http://www.hanakagesho.com/nezu-netsuke/The both shops have the variety of the Netsuke.And also there are many of the Netsuke shops in Japan, and most of them have the online shop, so you'll have the enough choice to see!

Answered 17 days ago

where can i buy cheap japanese candy in tokyo , ima talking about the japanese kit and exotic candy.

kunoichi kunoichi, Living in Japan

Donki (famous discount store) or Okashi no Machioka (おかしのまちおか) sells snacks at cheap prices. I'm not sure what you are looking for by saying "exotic candy" but if you are looking for something like Neru Neru Nerune (ねるねるねるね), you can find in supermarkets. Those are usually for kids so you have to...

Answered 28 days ago

What are some old town neighborhoods that are good to visit in Tokyo? We are already planning on visiting Kawagoe, Yanesen,and Tateishi. We like shopping at mom and pop shops.

Sosuke Kimura Sosuke Kimura, Living in Japan

I like small shops also! Kawagoe and Yanesen are beautiful places. Tateishi is more deep spot.  If you like small Izakaya restaurants (like a pub), my recommendations are Nakano and Asakusa hoppy street. The area has "Yokocho". Yokocho has many mom-and-pop Izakaya restaurants. About YOKOCH...

Answered 28 days ago

Best place(s) to shop like a "local" in Tokyo?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

I am a local and I often go to Shinjuku, Shibuya, and Yurakucho to shop for clothes, bag, shoes, and cosmetics. Specific department stores would be LUMINE, Seibu, Mitsukoshi, Marui, etc. When I was a teenager, I used to visit Harajuku every weekend. I loved walking around Takeshita Street and Ura...

Answered 28 days ago

Best place(s) to shop like a "local" in Tokyo?

Norman Norman, Lived in Japan

I would say that the Shibuya is the place for the clothes (for young generation). And Ginza Mitsukoshi is for the groceries. Kinokuniya for the books and Akihabara is for the electrical appliances. I would recommend to targeting what you need, and then find the best place where the locals shop.

Answered about 1 month ago

Where is the best arcade in Tokyo?

Norman Norman, Lived in Japan

There are so many arcades in Tokyo! Basically, they are similar and you can feel the 50's from the buildings and antique design. Asakusa Shin-Nakamise (浅草 新仲見世商店街)  could be fun to visit! In addition, it's not completely "arcade", but I would recommend visiting Ameya-Yokocho (アメ横). It's not like ...

Answered about 2 months ago

Can you recommend any stores, more centrally located, to buy cute baby cloths? The department stores like Takashimaya are pretty expensive, so something more budget friendly?

kunoichi kunoichi, Living in Japan

I'm not sure if the stores below have the type of clothes you are looking for (the ones with cute little years and tails), but these are the most famous baby clothes stores that I know of.1. Nishimatsuyahttp://www.24028.jp/Most of the branches are in more residential areas but there is one branch...

Answered about 2 months ago

Where is the best Flea Market in Tokyo please?

kunoichi kunoichi, Living in Japan

Flea Market in Yoyogi Park must be the most famous one. There are hundreds of people participate in as well as customers. Also the flea market in Yoyogi Park is more concentrated to younger generations.If you are looking for antique goods, Oedo Kottoichi is the largest in Tokyo. The place is Yura...

Answered about 2 months ago

What should I buy in Japan

kunoichi kunoichi, Living in Japan

Many people buy Kit Kat :) There are many unique flavors (like Japanese sake, matcha, red bean, etc) only available in Japan. All Japanese printed items are really lovely such as Japanese paper, origami, handkerchief, small bag, etc. Japanese cosmetics are also popular as souvenir, too. 

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