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    Nakano Broadway and Nakano Sun Mall

    by Ewingjr98 Written Nov 22, 2014

    Nakano Broadway is a highly rated shopping area on the Chuo Line, close to Shinjuku. Many of the stores sell anime and manga items including toys, books, and movies. There are also a lot of restaurants on the first floor of the malls and on the surrounding side streets. In fact, the alley and small streets around the malls have more character and are more interesting than the malls themselves.

    If you want to go shop for you manga and anime fix, this place is probably OK, otherwise, you might want to skip it.

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    National Azabu

    by Ewingjr98 Written Oct 14, 2014

    National Azabu is a grocery store located near Hiroo Station, in a neighborhood filled with embassies and expats. The store, which opened in 1961, caters to the local clientele, offering a huge variety of American, European, Australian and New Zealand products, along with a good selection of Japanese brands, organic vegetables, and fresh meats and fish.

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    Japan - Land of Many Kit Kats

    by Ewingjr98 Updated May 10, 2014

    In the US, a Kit Kat is a Kit Kat. It is simply a confection consisting of a chocolate-covered wafer biscuit bar that comes in sizes of 2 or 4 sticks in a distinctive red package.

    In Japan Kit Kits are considered the king of candy, with sales dominating the candy industry. Part of the Kit Kat's draw in Japan is purely coincidence; its name is similar to the Japanese phrase “kitto katsu,” which is a common wish for good luck.

    I have read that Japan has enjoyed over 200 varieties of Kit Kats since the year 2000, though many are introduced and sold for only a short time before being replaced with another flavor. You might find 20 different flavors in Japan at any given tme, though some are regional. I recently saw green tea and strawberry Kit Kats, very tame flavors compared to soy sauces, pumpkin, and roasted corn varieties.

    In spring 2014, we are seeing red pepper kit kats, wasabi kit kats, sakura cherry blossom kit kats, and blueberry kit kats. Narita Airport gift shops usually have 4-6 varieties.

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    Kichijoji, great shopping without the tourists!

    by nexusangel Written Jul 1, 2013

    Shopping area that feels down-to-earth and less commercialised and in your face like Shinjuku.

    Plenty of interesting shops and smaller departmental stores, as well as plenty of eateries of all kinds , all located north of Kichijoji Stn.

    South of the station is Inokashira park. It is here where Ghibli Museum is located.
    On weekends, street artists and performers gather here, along with the impromptu flea market offering very unique items that you cannot find in shops.

    Definitely a place to pass a Saturday.

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    Tsukiji Market's Jogai Sijou

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Feb 27, 2013

    Jogai Sijou is the huge "outer market" area of Tsukiji Fish Market. These crowded streets are full of energy, light, smells, and tastes. We stopped for samples, tried whale on a stick, and later had sushi at a local restaurant.

    Here you can find a massive variety of Japanese-style seafood like sashimi (raw fish), himono (traditional salted and dried fish), tsukudani (small fish preserved in soy sauce, mirin and sugar), katsuobushi (dried bonito flakes). Tamagoyaki (Japanese style omelet), whale, beef, chicken, and nori (Japanese seaweed) are also popular foods here.

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    Joyful Honda

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Dec 29, 2012

    Joyful Honda is a great department store in Japan that is an odd mix of America's Walmart, Home Depot, Pet Smart, Costco, Best Buy, Dollar General and other specialty stores under one roof, albeit a big roof. We have visited the Joyful Honda (which has no corporate ties to the car company) in Mizuho, near Tachikawa a number of times. We have been impressed by their garden center, the pet store, the seafood selection, the beer options, their local crafts, and much more. In fact, we have purchased sushi here twice, along with fish for stews, beers for drinking, and even a Christmas tree that was marked down from 8,000 Yen to 2,000 Yen. We also bought cat toys here, and even looked at 300,000 to 400,000 Yen pets for sale ($3,500 to $4,500 US).

    This place sells just about everything except cars, though it does sell gas, which must be cheap considering the lines at the pumps.

    Joyful Honda beer Joyful Honda's garden center Joyful Honda Christmas Tree, but not a Joyful cat

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    Bulgari, Hermes, Louis Vuitton et al: Luxe Duty Free Shops at Narita Airport

    by machomikemd Updated Nov 24, 2010

    lots of luxe shops! well this is like a second tip around the huge terminal 1 of Narita Airport with emphasis on the luxe shop here like Hermes' , Bulgari, Louis Vuitton and others. they accept major credit cards and cash but be ready to have a dent on your wallet since these luxe products are usually more epensive here than in other countries but the thing here is that in asia, especially here in east asia, you would see luxe brands have stores in the airports unlike in other parts of the world so enjoy shopping and splurge!

    What to buy: a lot if you are the luxe buyer stop and just a lot of ooohs and aaaaahs if you are the cheapskate type.

    What to pay: maxx out your credit card definitely hehehe

    fronting hermes bulgari ok lots of fashion what to buy?
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    Sun Fruits: Extremely up-market fruit

    by Bunsch Written Oct 20, 2010

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    Jay led us to a fancy fruit store in the lower level at Tokyo Midtown, where you could buy a mango for $150 and even pretty prosaic bananas were in the $5/per range. Later on, I read a blog which began something like, "If you shop for fruit the way you shop for jewelry..." and had to laugh; truly, although the shop has "museum-quality" fruit, the prices were so astronomical ($12.00 for a single strawberry?!) that it would be hard to imagine actually consuming what you'd purchased. But DEFINITELY go take a look, and a few photographs!

    Sun Fruits is open daily from 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM.

    Immense, delicious berries The pretty store (not my pic)
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    Asanoya: My favorite Tokyo bakery

    by Bunsch Updated Oct 11, 2010

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    As you approach the outlying buildings at Tokyo Midtown, you may be lucky enough to smell something delicious on the air. It means you've reached Asanoya. This famous bakery from Karuizawa includes a dining area and offers about one hundred popular items, according to the building guide. I can't be sure, but I did manage to sample quite a few of their delicacies during my three-week stay. The fresh-baked bread is justifiably famous -- it was far better than any other bread we purchased during my visit. But I also enjoyed various types of pastry, particularly the croissants. My son's favorite was something called a "bacon epi" which reminded me a little of what Americans call a "pig in a blanket" though with better quality ingredients. There were also lovely egg dishes and a full selection of luncheon sandwiches, although I didn't try any of those. It IS expensive.

    I did bring home a darling little Asanoya tote, and one day they were giving away little Asanoya logo plates -- exactly the right size on which to put one of the pastries.

    Open 7:30 AM - 10:00 PM.

    What to buy: My daughter-in-law claims that no one makes a better chocolate croissant.

    What to pay: Typical pastries run between Y300-Y650. My tote was Y800.

    The main counter -- hey, I know those guys! Interior, Asanoya (not my pic)
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    Tansu-ya: Want a Kimono ... be ready to pay !!!!!

    by jlanza29 Written May 19, 2010

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    My sister was determined that she wanted a silk good quality Kimono. What we didn't expect was the outrageous price that a Kimono's can cost !!!!! Now don't get me wrong if you want the cheap kind you can buy one for $50 US about 4500 Yen, but if you want the real deal be ready to pay some big bucks, such as 50,000, or 60,000 yen, about $500 to $600 US dollars for one. It all depends what color, what designs, etc., And there is more expensive ones that can be bought. Buying a Kimono for a lady is like a fine suit for men. One selects the fabric, then the tailor measures you. They cut it to your measurements. They take several fitting's. And the done Kimono is ready to pick up several days later. My sister paid 55,00 Yen about $600 US dollar for one. They teached her how to wear it correctly, and gave her tips on wearing it. Also they were so confident of there products that they said if at any time it was to rip or get damaged they would repair it at no cost. My sister just has to send it and pay the return shipment.

    This little store is a hidden gem within the monster stores of Ginza. The best directions I can give is as following. Its one side street over going away from the Chanel and Cartier stores towards DeBeers but staying on the Chanel side of the street. If you get to the store Paul Stuart you went to far, it's closer to De Beers. If your standing in front of DeBeers with the DeBeers doors behind you should be able to see the little sign and some of the Kimono fake models on the little side street. Hope this helped !!!!

    The sign to the store !!

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    Disc union and Recofan: Second hand music shop

    by tsukiko. Written Aug 14, 2009

    The big second hand shop is Disc union.
    http://diskunion.net/st/shop/

    There is Shibuya,Shinjuku,Ikebukuro and more.
    I'm sorry that web is only in Japanese...

    And Recofan is second hand shop too.
    http://www.recofan.co.jp/map/map_eng.html

    There is Shibuya,Ikebukuro and Shimokitazawa.

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    see photo for name of shop: Specialty Shop @ Ueno (Japanese Foodstuff)

    by chatterley Written Aug 8, 2009

    Our guidebook (we bought this Taiwan-printed book in Taipei when we visited the city in 2007) raved about this shop in Ueno that sells Japanese fioodstuff at competitive prices (cheaper than what you can get at Nakamise). We went there one morning and started buying... and buying (for friends and family at home). It is quite popular with Taiwanese and Hong Kong tourists.

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    NEWDAYS: Convenence store in the station

    by tsukiko. Written May 9, 2009

    NEWDAYS is a convenience store in and out of station.It's there around every station.
    Food,drink,snack,cigarette,magazine,underwear,and more.
    The souvenir can be bought in the store at a some big station.

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    JUNKUDO BOOK SHOP: Big Book Shop

    by tsukiko. Written Apr 14, 2009

    The JUNKUDO is one of the biggest bookshop in Tokyo.There are at Ikebukuro and Shinjuku.
    This shop has dealt in the book on a lot of kinds of languages. Ofcourse travelbook,magazine,children and novel.
    Book lover must don't miss this shop!

    What to buy: Naturally,this shop has Japanese book.Especially there are quite a lot of art book and photograph collection.

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    MUJIRUSHI-RYOHIN: "MUJI"

    by tsukiko. Updated Feb 12, 2009

    "MUJI" is famouth Japanese product in the world today.There are Men's,Women's,children's clothes,home furnising,stationery,bath and beauty goods,electronics and food.You can get all thing of life.
    Besides,most things are reasonable.
    You can see the shops is almost everywhere in Tokyo.

    What to buy: My favourite is Face lotion and milk.

    Sighn Clothes Sampoo,soap and face cream... DVD,CD player and radio... Houseware
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