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Daiso, the most famous 100-yen shop in Japan

Have you ever heard of a shop called “Daiso”? Daiso is a large franchise of 100-yen shop founded in Japan. You might have heard of the name even if you haven’t been to Japan since Daiso has locations in twenty-six countries and regions worldwide.   What kind of items Daiso sells? This is a difficult…

Kanazawa city and gold leaf

金沢市(Kanazawa-city) is the capital city of Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. 金 means gold, and 沢 means dale/marsh. It is said that the name, 金沢(Kanazawa), came from the legend of the peasant 芋掘り藤五郎(Potato-digger,Togoto) found small flakes of gold when he was washing yam-potatoes in a dale. After that, the place was called the dale of washing gold,…

‘Omiyage’ in Kanazawa

What is お土産(omiyage) in the first place? I’d like to write what お土産(omiyage) is before I tell you about omiyage in Kanazawa. I think it is one of Japanese cultures that people buy some souvenirs for their family, friends or co-workers when they go on a trip. When I take a vacation and go on…

My recommendation; five things you should do in Asakusa

5. Ride on a 人力車(jinrikisha=rickshaw) You would notice that there are many rickshaws parked on the street around Asakusa station. If you don’t want to walk too much for sightseeing in Asakusa, I would recommend riding on a rickshaw. The tour cost is not cheap, it would be a nice experience for you. My friend…

Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum

What is Ramen Museum? Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum is a place you can try ramen for nine famous restaurants from various regions in Japan. The name is “museum”, but it is rather a food court than a museum. It’s a good place if you want to try several types of ramen in one day. The museum’s…