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Tokyo Birthday and Party Cakes – Warning: this will make you hungry!

Looking for beautiful and delicious order-made birthday and party cakes in Tokyo, Japan? There are plenty of local bakeries where you can buy beautiful white cakes covered in strawberries and fruit tarts. However, if you want a genuinely order-made cake that delivers the taste and looks you want look no …

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Take-no-Megumi, Azabu – Japanese Bamboo Crafts

The Japanese bamboo crafts at Take-no-Megumi in Moto Azabu are simple but so beautiful.  This wonderful little shop in Moto Azabu that has been in business for over 40 years. The founding family of Take-no-Megumi shop were originally manufacturers and wholesalers of bamboo products before opening their shop originally in …

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Japan Charity Events – December 2014

December is a great month to show your goodwill by making end-of-year financial donations or attending some of the great Japan Charity Events. All of these organisations are NPOs and rely on great supporters to continue their important work. Below is a curated list of charities that would great appreciate your …

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Loving this Japan Product – Nurie

I picked-up the TokyoTokio version of the Nurie colouring poster recently. Loving this product – Nurie!  I have decided to award this Nurie poster series a BestLivingJapan Great Product Award. This award will go to products that are both are both curious and creative! If your children, or you, love to …

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November 2014 Charity Events in Tokyo

Looking for some fun formal events that also leave you with the gift of giving, attend a November 2014 charity event in Tokyo. There are four great events happening in November.  Are you attending one? Are you thinking about attending? If you are still thinking…remember, most of us are lucky to …

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Maach Ecute, Akihabara – From Train to Boutique Station

Akihabara is no longer just for electronics shopping. About 500M away from Akihabara station a renovated train station with cool new food and boutique, Maach Ecute, has found it’s home. Maach Ecute The train station integrity was maintained so you know you are in an old train station due to the …

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2K540 Aki-Oka – Japanese Artisan Stores, Akihabara

Okachi-machi is known by most as the wholesale area for clothing and food, however, there is a hidden jewel of 2K540 Aki-Oka.  2K540 Aki-Oka Japanese artisan stores and studios are under the elevated train tracks if you walk along the line towards Akihabara. In December 2010 over 25 Japanese artisans …

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Decorations That Last Forever, Asakusa

Need decorations that last forever for Halloween, Christmas, Valentines?  Artificial holiday decorations are in abundance year round at Asakusabashi (Kuramae station on the Oedo line). There is a handful of stores on the same corner that sell an amazing selection of fake flowers and holiday decorations. If you are planning …

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