Monthly Archives: December 2022

Ginza Itoya – Japan’s Most Famous Stationery Specialty Store

(Image by hiroaki maeda via Ginza is one of Tokyo’s prime areas for glitzy shopping and dining, uniting some of the world’s most well-known brands. In Ginza’s main street, you will find Japan’s most famous stationery specialty store: Itoya. The shop offers a vast, wonderful selection of Japanese and international brands, with dozens of original stationery items that are both stylish and functional. Whether you’re a die-hard stationery fan and seek to enrich your arsenal of pens and paper or you’re simply looking for a fun souvenir, Itoya is a must-visit in any case. We will guide you through each of the 12 themed floors and showcase highlights and … 続きを読む

Tsukishima Monja Street – Enjoy Tokyo’s Local Specialty, “Monjayaki”!

(Image by t-mizo via Have you ever heard “Monjayaki”? If you visit Tokyo, Monjayaki is a food delicacy that you should definitely try! While Tokyo’s monjayaki is not as well-known abroad as Osaka’s okonomiyaki, the dish inspires heated regional rivalries in Japan. Residents of the two cities frequently fight over which is better. If you have yet to try monjayaki, Tsukishima Monja Street is worth a visit. Though the dish itself might not look particularly tasty, take a bite, and you’ll quickly realise why monjayaki is so popular in the area! The area is also known as the Mecca of Monjayaki! (Image by nakashi via Tsukishima Monja Street … 続きを読む