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Angelic Pretty shop in Osaka Japan

Angelic Pretty Osaka

Angelic Pretty is a Japanese brand that sells lolita fashion items. They have stores all over Japan and two shops overseas - Paris and San Francisco. During my trip to Osaka, one of the places I visited was Amerikamura. Amerikamura is similar to Harajuku of Tokyo. A place filled with trendy Japanese fashion. And in this ...

10 Must See Places in Tokyo

10 Must See Places in Tokyo

Tokyo, the capital of Japan. A city known for its modern buildings, fashion trends, numerous vending machines as well as its ancient temples and shrines. There are definitely tons of things to do around Tokyo. However, if you're only visiting for a few days and not sure what to visit, here are some of our ...

10 Interesting Facts About Kyoto

Interesting Facts About Kyoto

10 Interesting Facts About Kyoto 1. Kyoto was once the capital of Japan for over a thousand years. 2. The population of Kyoto is around 1.5 million people. 3. Kyoto is located about 453 Kilometer south west of Tokyo. 4. There are about 1600 temples and 400 shrines in Kyoto. 5. 17 World Heritage Sites can be found in Kyoto. 6. ...

Studio Ghibli Shop in Kyoto

The Studio Ghibli shop (Donguri) is located near the Kiyomizu-dera temple. It is right next to the Hello Kitty Saryo cafe. This shop sells Studio Ghibli merchandise like stationery, keychains, magnets, and many others. An awesome shop for those who love Studio Ghibli animations. We went to visit the Hello Kitty Saryo cafe earlier this year, ...

10 Best Ryokan Hotels in Kyoto

In the historical city of Kyoto, one of the must things to do is to stay at a Ryokan. A Ryokan is a traditional Japanese inn where rooms have tatami mat floors and futon beds. A special facility typically available in Ryokan inns are the Japanese style baths. Many Ryokan also offers Kaiseki, a traditional ...

Gudetama Cafe in Osaka

At the 7th floor of the HEP FIVE shopping center, you can find the Gudetama Cafe. Gudetama is a lazy egg character from Sanrio. Due to its popularity, there have been a few Gudetama cafes that opened up in Asia. During my trip to Osaka, I went to visit the Gudetama Cafe. Thankfully, there was no ...

10 Interesting Facts About Osaka

10 Interesting Facts About Osaka 1. Osaka is also known as the 'Nation's Kitchen'. There's lots of delicious food everywhere in Osaka. 2. Osaka is the second largest metropolitan area (first is Tokyo) in Japan. 3. The metro area of Osaka has over 19.3 million people. 4. Dotonbori is one of the main tourist destination in Osaka. This is ...

Hello Kitty Saryo in Kyoto

The Hello Kitty Saryo is a tea house/restaurant that's located near the Kiyomizu-dera temple. This restaurant serves Japanese foods with a Hello Kitty theme. The restaurant is situated behind the Hello Kitty shop and next to the Studio Ghibli store. Inside the restaurant there are huge Hello Kitty plush dolls seated to accompany guests. Outside, there's ...

Things to do in Kyoto

Kyoto, a city located in the Kansai region of Japan. It was once the imperial capital of the country. This city is known for its thousands of temples and shrines. Also, the historical structures have been preserved so well, visiting Kyoto feels like traveling back in time. Here's a list of 11 things to do while ...

Barbie Harajuku Store

Barbie Harajuku

Barbie Harajuku is the first flagship store that sells Barbie themed items in Japan.  The store is located in the Harajuku area in Tokyo.  When I visited Tokyo, I found this store while walking around the Harajuku neighborhood.  I didn't get a chance to visit inside, but it definitely caught my attention.  It stood out ...