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Preparing for Winter – Top 10 Japan Essentials

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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Great Gluten-Free Products from HealthyTokyo

If you have a family member who is celiac or just cutting back on gluten, check out these Great Gluten-Free Products from HealthyTokyo. Learn about gluten-free diets on the HealthyTokyo blog. HealthyTokyo, an English language online retailer, and health concierge service have a good selection of healthy products which can …

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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 – Japanese artisan stores.  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 …

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Reading Japanese Food Labels – Allergens and Tips for Pregnant and Nursing Women

Reading Japanese Food Labels – Allergens and Tips for Pregnant and Nursing Women A challenging part of life in Japan is navigating the supermarket aisles and deciphering the labels. You may be wondering how to recreate home dishes using ingredients available at your local grocer, or you may have special …

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MUJI Flagship Store and Organic Marketplace, Yurakucho

MUJI Flagship Store reopened their flagship store in Yurakucho over the summer and it`s awesome! The 3-story complex now holds an organic foods marketplace which offers fruits and vegetables direct from farms that use little to no chemical pesticides and fertilizers, packaged soups, condiments and so much more. They also …

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Tokyo Men’s Big and Tall Stores

Tokyo Men's Big and Tall Stores

With four men & boys in our house,  I have been researching and shopping at Tokyo Men’s Big and Tall stores for quite a few years. Here is a list of the top locations in Tokyo and also the best online resources (domestic and international). I have shopped at, and …

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