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Okadaya Shinjuku – Six Floors of Fabric and Seven Floors of Accessories

Okadaya

Okadaya Shinjuku is a great place to go to for textiles. They have two buildings; one with six floors of fabric (cotton, velvet, silk, satin, organic cotton, fleece, velor, wool, etc), traditional Japanese materials and other special textiles; and the adjacent building carries seven floors of basic materials (buttons, thread, string), …

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Tsutaya Electrics Futakotamagawa – An Art and Technology Store

Tsutaya Electrics

Tsutaya Electrics in Futakotamagawa is my new favorite place to sit back, relax and enjoy a good book with or without the kids while browsing their art, appliances, and home space. Located near the creative DIY Factory where you can learn, make, buy DIY products; the 100 Spoons Family Restaurant, Futakotamaga Park, …

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Preparing for Winter – Top 10 Japan Essentials

Tokyo Ice Skating Rinks Winter 2016 - 2017

Winter is just around the corner. Wanted to share my curated recommendations on preparing for winter – 10 Items to make living in Japan more comfortable. Below are products that have excellent customer reviews in Amazon.co.jp, and are shipped for free immediately from Amazon.  If you have your recommendations, please …

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Søstrene Grene, Jingue Mae – Great Value Scandinavian Home Accessories and Crafts

Søstrene Grene

Søstrene Grene a Scandinavian design home accessories, kitchen ware, gifts, stationery and interior furnishings chain has opened their first store in Japan.  The store is located right off the main Omotesando strip behind Omotesando Hills. The store offers super value items from yarn, paint, and beads to candles and end tables for your apartment. …

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Nitori Japan – Affordable Japanese Furniture and Interior Goods

nitori

Nitori is the IKEA of Japan selling affordable Japanese Furniture and Interior Goods. Nitori is a nationwide chain with more than 300 stores throughout Japan and around 50 stores outside the country. It`s a great place to shop if you are setting up a home in Japan or if you want to add some new …

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Kappabashi Kitchen Town, Taito-ku – A Cook’s Shopping Paradise

Kappabashi Kitchen Town, Best Living Japan

Kappabashi Kitchen Town, Tokyo is a cook’s shopping paradise. There are over 180 cooking, kitchen and restaurant supply stores extended over six blocks. Here every the kitchen sink is for sale – every pot and pan, serving dish, utensil, kitchen appliance that a cook can imagine. Kappabashi is located between Ueno …

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IKEA Japan – Affordable Furniture and Ideas to Decorate your Home or Office

IKEA Japan

If you`re looking for affordable furniture and inspiration to decorate your home, garden or office look no further than IKEA Japan. IKEA has 9 locations in Japan; Tachikawa (Tokyo), Kohoku (Yokohama), Tokyo Bay (Chiba), Shinmisato (Saitama), Tsuruhama (Osaka), Kobe, Fukuoka, Kumamoto, and Sendai (Miyagi). They carry everything from ready to assemble furniture, kitchens, …

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Top 2016 Calendars

It is that time of the year to buy your 2016 calendar; to help here are Best Living Japan’s top recommended 2016 calendars. Although most people are now using calendars maps on handheld devices and PCs, it is always a good idea to have a master family paper calendar to have …

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