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Kappabashi: 5 selections of astonishing stores

Asakusa Lifestyle

Kappabashi shopping street is said to have in stock everything regarding cooking and restaurant equipment. On both sides of a road that stretches for about 800 meters, more than 170 stores are established. It has an astonishing assortment of cooking equipments from professional first-class goods to ordinary daily cooking utensils, which is nowhere to be found but on this street filled with specialty shops.

Recommended Even for Beginners: Tokyo's Four Most Stylish Sake Bars

Ginza Bars & Pubs

Sake, Japanese rice wine, has a rather dedicated fandom not only in Japan, but all over the world. A lot of people who have never tried it imagine sake sampling as a somewhat difficult endeavor, but in the last years, there have sprung up quite a lot of beginner-friendly sake bars all around Tokyo. We've chosen the four most stylish ones to make your sake experience a perfect one!

Japan’s Custom of Hikkoshi Soba - A Noodly Gift for Neighbors

Other Food

Japan is known to have a rich variety of different festivals and customs, the vast majority of them surrounding the four seasons. There is one custom, however, that even a lot of Japanese people are somewhat misinformed about. Have you ever heard of “hikkoshi soba”, or “moving buckwheat noodles?” Don’t worry if you didn’t, the majority of non-Japanese people haven’t either and were rather surprised by it: “Combining the act of moving with a dish? That’s unique.” But even half of Japanese natives don’t seem to know what hikkoshi soba are actually about. When do you eat them? Is it even something that you yourself eat? Let’s find out more about hikkoshi soba, the moving buckwheat noodles!

Perfect for a Classy Evening: The Three Best Bars with the Authentic Ginza Feel

Ginza Bars & Pubs

A bar dipped in warm light, the sound of a cocktail shaker in the background, and a nice glass of delicious whisky in your hand - this is the general image that pops into people's mind when talking about "going out in Ginza". For decades, the area has had a reputation for being upscale and classy, the perfect place to go to enjoy good spirits as well as laid-back conversations on a high level. We've found the three bars that represent this image best.

Housing in Japan

Other Accommodations

Looking for renting an apartment or a house is usually one of the first things that a foreigner moving to Japan will have to do. However, Japanese rental agreements have some unique features that might differ from those in your country.

[MOVIE] Achieve Your Cosplay Dreams at Cosplay Studio Crown!

Akihabara Culture Experience

Anyone from pros, to amateurs, to people who've never cosplayed before can jump into Studio Crown in Akihabara to experience a professional level of cosplay that's both easy and affordable! Recently LIVE JAPAN took the opportunity to check them out!

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