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Cool Japanese Stationery for Back-to-School and Souvenirs

Japanese stationery is famous worldwide for a large variety and impressive innovative items. They keep reinventing stationery goods in order to make life a little easier and interesting. So when coming to Japan, please check them out! Japanese stationery are special due to their great quality, functionality, cuteness and uniqueness. Most of the stationery goods can be found at Ito-ya, Tokyu Hands, and Oriental Bazaar. Some cool back-to-school stationery: 1.Erasable Pen This pen is very useful, it uses a special ink that gets erased using the frictional heat between the paper and the rubber eraser. It erases so well the paper looks like you have painted it white. Another special

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The New Symbol of Entertainment in Shibuya – Shop, Dine, & Play at Hikarie

New kid on the block Shibuya Hikarie is a relatively new shopping complex completed in April 2012. The building has 34 floors including a theatre at the top, the Tokyu Theatre Orb, as well as several galleries and restaurants. The building itself is connected to Shibuya station underground as well as by a walkway on the second floor and is just a five minute walk from the famous Shibuya scramble. Access to Hikarie is easy from many different subway and train lines. Seen as a new symbol of Entertainment in Shibuya, and providing attractions that reach for a broader audience than the usual youth of Shibuya, Hikarie expands the vision

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Fashion’s Night Out Tokyo 2015

Hosted by Vogue Japan, the global fashion phenomenon, “Fashion’s Night Out” will kick off this weekend in Tokyo. The opening events will begin on Saturday, September 12th at 4pm, held at the flagship Opening Ceremony store in Omotesando Hills. There will be a special live performance by the stylish drummer Kavka Shishido. Get the scoop from the editors of Vogue Japan and see the fashion route that they recommend. Red Valentino Aoyama will have a one-of-a-kind Fashion’s Night Out logo tee and a romantic layered skirt for purchase. Also in Omotesando, the Longchamp store will debut a quirky, colorful tote bag for cat lovers. A cute twist on their iconic handbag,

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5 Unique Buys from Tokyu Hands That Will Up Your Souvenir Game

Ever heard of Tokyu Hands? Describing itself as the Japanese “one stop shop”, these megastores carry almost anything from kitchen appliances to DIY crafting supplies. Whether it be famous Tokyo districts like Shibuya, Shinjuku, or Ginza that you are exploring, make a stop at ‘Hands’ to pick up these creative Japanese souvenirs for friends and family–that is, if you can resist keeping them all for yourself!

Smells like Harajuku

An elfish smile passes over your face even just passing the stop, because no other station name is nearly as mythical as Harajuku. If you get off at Meiji jingumae, you’ll see from the weightless cool that Harajuku’s strawberry dreams are as alive now as they were in the 1990s. It remains an important slice of the city in terms of fashion, style and spirit; and it’s a must go for visitors young and old. Departure from reality is not as new as it once was in Tokyo, and the town next door caught Harajuku’s germ: so the cutting edge may have moved to the Aoyama/Omotesando patch. It has malls

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Go Shopping Tokyo Style At Your Local Muji

Swipe your train pass, catch a bus, swerve ten million businessmen; and shop. While it’s fun to spend a few hours bumping around Isetan like a balloon without a string, other spots take you to different worlds – allocating a heaven sent breather from the city streets. Shinto shrines and Shimokita’s independent boutiques are all quite wonderful. But the place I’m thinking of spread its seductive brand of cool all over Tokyo, then the world. Hi, Muji! Muji conveys the spirit of the capital in the only way possible: complete silence. Entering your local branch renews that sweet sense of calm you got when you first stepped off the plane

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