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What's new in Japan?
Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Mood:  cool
Topic: Shopping

Are you a sightseer of Tokyo and shopper?
Good news!


"O-MO-TE-NA-SHI." discount campaign will start from October 18th through March 31st, 2014. Bic Camera (one of electric appliances stores) and Tokyo Metro(subway in Tokyo) cooperate for this campaign. When you buy something at Bic Camera, and present your passport and "One day pass" or "Two day pass" for Tokyo Metro, you can get 8% discount in addition to the tax exemption of 5 percent (Consumption Tax).


Price of tickets for international visitors are;

  • 1 day ticket for Tokyo Metro 600 Yen for Adult, 300 Yen for children
  • 2 day ticket for Tokyo Metro 980 Yen for adult, 490 Yen for children


Place;

  • International terminal at Haneda Airport and Narita Airport
  • Big Hotels
  • You can purchase 1 day or 2 day Ticket at three stores Bic Camera Yurakucho, Big B Bic Camera Shinjuku east exit store,Bic Camera Akasaka-mitsuke station store during the period for your convenience.

If you are going to visit Japan by personal travel, it might be good considerable option to enjoy it for sightseeing and shopping.

Tokyo Metro WEb site
http://www.tokyometro.jp/en/index.html

Metro transportation planner
http://www.tokyometro.jp/en/ticket/search/index.php

Metro subway map
http://www.tokyometro.jp/en/subwaymap/index.html

 





Please visit my homepage,

"Most useful/Most useless travel tips in Japan"


www.kanaday.com



Posted by kanaday at 10:39 PM KDT
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Sunday, 31 December 2006
A Happy New Year! Lucky bag
Mood:  happy
Topic: Shopping

A Happy New Year! Lucky Bag

In Japan it will be off from Jan 1 to Jan 3.
Department stores and shopping malls open for many shoppers inspite.
They sell specail packaged bag, Lucky bag, "Fukubukuro", which contains a sort of valuable goods.
Double or triple value items are packed in them.
It will be really great deal for customers.
After shopping time, the customers have many bags.



Please visit my homepage,

"Most useful/Most useless travel tips in Japan"


www.kanaday.com




Posted by kanaday at 10:26 PM JST
Updated: Sunday, 31 December 2006 10:33 PM JST
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Wednesday, 8 November 2006
Suica Vending Machine
Mood:  happy
Topic: Shopping

Suica Vending machine

You can use the Suica on drink vending machines.
If you purchase and deposite money to Suica, you can buy can coffee on vending machine.
Also you can buy many items at JR shops.



Please visit my homepage,

"Most useful/Most useless travel tips in Japan"


www.kanaday.com




Posted by kanaday at 9:48 PM JST
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Saturday, 18 February 2006
New type of Bookstore, Japanese History
Mood:  cool
Topic: Shopping

New type of Bookstore, Japanese History Bookstore

"Jidaiya" opened on Feb 10.
The concept of this book store is Japanese History Bookstore.
There are many items which are related to Japanese history, books, comics, game, DVD, goods, etc..

If you want to learn Japanese history in addition to musiums, it seems the good place to go.

Its location is around 10 minutes walk from JR Kanda station or JR Ochanomizu station


URL
http://www.jidai-ya.com/



Please visit my homepage,

"Most useful/Most useless travel tips in Japan"


www.kanaday.com




Posted by kanaday at 7:19 PM JST
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Sunday, 12 February 2006
Omotesando Hills
Mood:  special
Topic: Shopping

New sightseeing spot, Omotesando Hills

Omotesando Hills opened on Feb 11.
It was old apartments on fashionable street.
The building needed to be rebuilt because of wreck.
Newly opened facility supplies new merchandising area, shops and restaurants in addition to the residential area.
The design concept is "WA & WA", the first "wa" means harmony in Japanese.
The second "WA" means Walk, Watch, Wake and Way


It is walking distance from JR Harajyuku Station.
Enjoy your stay at the new concept shopping area!


http://www.omotesandohills.com/eng/index.html

Please visit my homepage,

"Most useful/Most useless travel tips in Japan"


www.kanaday.com




Posted by kanaday at 5:02 PM JST
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Tuesday, 27 September 2005
One million customers in four days!!
Mood:  bright
Topic: Shopping

One million customers in four days!!

One million people and families visited Yodobashi Camera in Akihabara in four days.


Electric appliance store "Multimedia Akiba" to boast of the floor space of a domestic maximum level opened in Akihabara, Tokyo. Akihabara used to be an electric town. and then "Otaku's town" such as the games and the figure fans.
It completely is reborn as electric town again for families.
It has around 20 restaurants and music & book stores.

http://www.yodobashi-akiba.com/index.html

Suprisingly one million peoples exceeds the visitors to World Expo in the last four days.


Please visit my homepage,

"Most useful/Most useless travel tips in Japan"


www.kanaday.com




Posted by kanaday at 10:58 PM KDT
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Monday, 24 January 2005
New service by taxi
Mood:  lucky
Topic: Shopping

New service for shopping using Taxi

Outdoor Technology is one of the taxi company in Tokyo.
They started the special service to assist shopping for a foreigner who wants to buy specific items.
The driver takes you to a small shop whose owner is not be able to speak good English.
The service is named "Shopping buttler service".
Contact : 03-5766-8955

for example
Max 6 person 3 hours
18000 Yen

Kappa bashi
Akihabara
Traditional items
etc.


Posted by kanaday at 10:47 PM JST
Updated: Monday, 24 January 2005 10:50 PM JST
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Monday, 9 August 2004
13.8 million Yen?
Mood:  down
Topic: Shopping

Most expensive spot in Japan

Japanese government announced the land price along a road and most expensive spot is Ginza 5 chome, 13.8 million Yen /m2
1m X 1m square costs 14 million Yen. Can you believe it?
If you have a chance to visit Ginza, stop at Kyukyo-do; paper , stationary and incense store.
It is the place.



Posted by kanaday at 11:21 PM KDT
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Sunday, 20 June 2004
Japan Traditional Craft Center
Mood:  cool
Topic: Shopping

Japan Traditional Craft Center

This center locates at Ikebukuro.
If you have an interest in Japanese traditional products, it is the place to visit.
The Traditional Craft Products are certified by the Minister of Economy Trade and Industry as handmade traditional products.
There are hundreds of craft products from all over the archipelago.
Items are, wooden craft, china, japan, paper craft, Japanese knives etc.

http://www.kougei.or.jp/


Or visit my site
http://www.kanaday.com/
Then click "Sightseeing Navigator".



Posted by kanaday at 9:35 PM KDT
Updated: Sunday, 1 August 2004 6:07 PM KDT
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Thursday, 6 May 2004
Brand-name shops in Ginza
Mood:  blue
Topic: Shopping
Here is a list of Brand-name shops in Ginza.
Surprisingly, all shops are one of the biggest size of each brand shops in the world.
Young Japanese ladies seems to snatch up brand products.
No wonder you can find so many ladies carry brand-name bags.

HARRY WINSTON
Tiffany & Co.
Cartie
Chanel
Louis Vuitton
Gucci
PRADA
Ferragamo
LANVIN
Burberry
COACH
HERMES

Posted by kanaday at 11:25 PM KDT
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