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Top-Rated MUJI Cosmetics and Skin Care Products

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Japanese retailer and lifestyle brand MUJI is known worldwide for its minimalist packaging and product design which reflect a Zen-like Japanese aesthetic that treasures beauty in simplicity. All MUJI skin care items and cosmetics come in sleek, frill-free packaging that put an emphasis on each product’s contents and ingredients. Here a few of our top recommended choices for you to pick up on your next trip to MUJI.

Tokyo's Events in June and July ’18 - Beat the Heat with Happiness!

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Summer has taken over and the temperatures are steadily on the rise, not even yielding to the rainy season. It’s the best time to be outside and enjoy Tokyo’s various activities and festivals, from mysterious fireflies to beer gardens and art exhibitions!

Tokyo Tower vs. Tokyo Skytree: Spice Up Your Sightseeing Adventure with Fun Trivia!

Ryogoku / TOKYO SKYTREE(R) Landmarks

For over 60 years, Tokyo Tower has been watching over Japan’s capital as one of its most iconic landmarks. In 2012, however, the Tokyo Skytree was completed as a new competitor to the title of “Tokyo’s most famous tower.” Today, both are firmly established symbols of the city, drawing in tourists from far and wide, stunning everyone with breathtaking scenery. Spice up your visit to both Tokyo Tower and Tokyo Skytree with fun and curious trivia about the towers and impress your friends with your knowledge high above the city!

Sweet Delights: Tokyo’s Top 5 All-You-Can-Eat Dessert Buffets

Shinjuku Other Cafes and Sweets

Japan has the curious tradition of eating cake on Christmas Eve or Day, so the image of a “Japanese Christmas” is strongly tied to delicious sweets. If you’re spending the holiday season in Tokyo, why not try this curious custom for yourself? Instead of lining up at one of the many famous bakeries and pastry shops, spend a leisurely Christmas Cake all-you-can-eat buffet! We’ve found Tokyo’s five best restaurants that’ll tickle your taste buds with wintery sweet creations ‘til you drop!

7 Tips on Shopping for Clothes in Japan

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Tokyo is one of the world’s biggest fashion hubs, with new trends emerging on the streets of Harajuku and Shibuya constantly. So, if you are a fashionista, you are in luck. Whether you like the frilly skirts of kawaii culture or are more into the Shibuya 109 style, you can find plenty of one-of-a-kind items in Japan. Before you hit the shops, you need to know that shopping for clothes is a bit different here in Japan. But don’t worry—we’re here to help! Here are 7 tips and insights to shop for clothing in Japan.

Nogi Shrine – Discovering Modern-Day Shinto and the Real Last Samurai

Roppongi Shrines

Nestled between the busy nightlife district of Roppongi and the stylish commercial area of Akasaka lies a place of modern-day Shinto worship, dedicated to someone who can be called Japan’s real last samurai: Nogi Shrine. Right as I left Tokyo Metro’s Nogizaka Station, I was greeted by a large white torii, the gate that marks the entrance to Shinto shrines all across Japan, as well as two statues of komainu, or lion-dogs, the protectors of the precincts. The noise of the metropolis was quelled by this very atmosphere as soon as I took my first steps onto the shrine grounds – it almost felt like entering an entirely different world. Large trees cast their cooling shadow on me, the air felt fresh and clean, and the soft murmuring of the water in the temizuya, the basin used for ritual purification before prayer, welcomed me to an entirely different part of modern Tokyo.

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