Tokyu Hands seems to have a store in the major areas of Japan. We visited the one in Shibuya and the store was unexpectedly HUGE! I only planned to buy waterbrushes but the five floors of special interests were just too interesting to ignore. There's a whole floor for paper products, stationary, journals and pens. … Continue reading Tokyu Hands Art Haul
While there is not enough Kaonashi in japan, Ghibli shops are still full of interesting merchandise and is worth visiting for a fan. There was shop on the topmost floor of the museum. (More on the museum here.) But I wouldn't recommend it.There was just too many people. The line was ridiculous. I only bought … Continue reading Where to buy Ghibli Stuff
From where I come from, claw cranes aren't treated with any respect. They're filled with cheap toys and it's next to impossible to get them. I've tried them once, got angry and completely ignored them thereon after. I have also been told beforehand that they actually work in Japan, meaning you can actually *gasp* get … Continue reading The claw!
The whole Japan trip started because there was a really seat sale going to Nagoya. Honestly, I would have preferred to land in Tokyo or Osaka but Nagoya was close to Shirikawa-go and it was a good transport hub to go to other places and Japan. I really really really wanted to go see the … Continue reading Harry Potter in USJ
A quick google will tell you that Nagoya is well connected to different regions in Japan. I was surprised after further googling that Shirikawa-go is accessible from Nagoya.
At first I thought we had to order online here https://www.japan-rail-pass.com/ or here https://www.jrpass.com/. But when we were applying for our visa we found out that they were also selling Japan Rail Pass! Yey! I was not able to note the exact price but it was almost the same as the ones posted online. You can call … Continue reading Japan Rail Pass
No Face or Kaonashi is my favorite Ghibli character. He's just the right amount of cute, creepy and innocent. Plus if you research a bit on the internet his 'backstory' and people's interpretation of him is quite interesting. Aside from Danbo I was expecting to find Kaonashi collectibles in Japan. I was disappointed. We visited … Continue reading Looking for Kaonashi
This post is a lengthy narrative of my ghibli saga in Japan. Key points have been bold faced so you can skip through the fangirling. Thank you for your patience. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Japan is beautiful and different. But what makes Japan truly enjoyable … Continue reading Ghibli Museum in Japan
Me writing about how I love strawberry mochi
Eat Kobini / Convenience Store food or if you find your place near a supermarket even better (more choices). You can load up on water, bread and/or onigiri for your breakfast or to snack on during your shinkansen trips. Some stores also have hot meals. The food is good especially if you’re trying to save some money. … Continue reading Tipid Tips for your Japan Trip (on a budget)