shopping

World’s first Ikea veggie dog specialty store opens in Shibuya

The only place in the world where you can try 10 different Ikea veggie dogs. 

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Face-mask-themed park “Tokyo Mask Land” opens in Japan

Where you can buy a gold face mask for one million yen. 

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We rock Japan’s new wearable grocery bag for sustainable, stylish shopping

Carry your groceries through the mighty power of your own core!

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Cosplay as a flying squirrel with new wearable blanket from Japan

Stay as warm as a momonga with winter loungewear designed to make you look cute and cosy at the same time.

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Japan now has a banana hammer made from a real banana…that’s not frozen

It’s a “good banana” according to its price point. 

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How to play Totoro’s mysterious flute from My Neighbour Totoro【Pics & Video】

Magical ocarina from the Studio Ghibli anime film is now available to purchase.

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Mayhem at Uniqlo in Japan as customers fight to grab the Jil Sander collection

Mannequins stripped, glass displays broken and website down as limited-edition range sends everyone into a frenzy. 

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Unusual Japanese ice creams take your taste buds on a trip around Japan

Journey from the north to south of the country with this collection of rare, region-exclusive ice creams.

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Japanese “Ichiban Street” recreated at new shopping mall in China

Complete with a Japanese bus stop, Japanese road signs, a Japanese taxi, and a Japanese car park

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Uniqlo now sells flowers in Tokyo, but are they on brand with quality for price?

We ask a professional florist to rate the cost of these fashionable blooms.

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First look at new Miyashita Park shopping complex in Shibuya

Bouldering walls, a skate park and a 24-hour yokocho food alley are just some of the drawcards you’ll find at Tokyo’s newest shopping mall. 

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Make sushi in seconds with smart ingredient hack from Don Quijote

Lazy cooks can now feel like sushi pros.

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Two incredibly important phrases to remember when shopping in Japan

Japan is known for its excellent customer service, but being an excellent customer is important too.

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Japanese store stops talking to customers because of coronavirus, some hope change is permanent

Is silence golden, or is chitchat a necessary part of running a store?

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World’s first Ikea convenience store opens in Harajuku, Japan

An urban twist on the familiar Ikea warehouse, now in the heart of Tokyo.

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ANA unveils robot avatar shopper at boutique in Oita

Robots let us peruse the aisles of clothing stores from anywhere in the world.

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New GU Pokémon collaboration: Worth the risk of catching coronavirus?

Japan might be under a state of emergency, but the only emergency these customers are worried about is not catching limited-edition Pokémon fashion.

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Japanese convenience store praised for low-tech anti-coronavirus system

Unusual idea to protect staff and customers during a state of emergency might just work.

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The customers Japanese convenience store clerks hate the most

How to avoid being that customer staff can’t stand. 

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Wear your love of ramen around your neck with a noodle towel from Japan

Because there’s nothing more refreshing than patting your face dry with a bowl of ramen. 

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