shopping

We buy oysters from a Japanese vending machine

Raw seafood and a microwave is today’s weird vending machine find of the day. 

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Japanese vending machines now sell pearl jewellery

But are they good enough to pass as a White Day gift?

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Pokémon Centre in Japan apologises for mistake, makes plushie even more valuable

One person’s defect is another person’s treasure. 

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PS5 chaos at Akihabara as customers rush to grab new consoles【Videos】

Police called due to out-of-control crowd, sparking a heated debate on resellers in Japan. 

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Here’s why Japanese supermarkets play “cheap” background music all day, according to Twitter

There’s a reason why they don’t play other kinds of music!

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Japanese masturbatory aid maker Tenga unloads its “biggest gift ever”

Made from pure gold and priced at 10 million yen. 

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Medi Lift: the Japanese beauty product that promises facelift results without surgery

Will two weeks in this mask give our reporter cheekbones to die for? 

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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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