THE ST. REGIS OSAKA,JAPAN

When you plan a trip to a city as vibrant as Osaka, serenity is not the first word that comes to mind. The throng, the intensity, and the flashing lights are all part of the city-break experience, but the St. Regis Hotel in Osaka allows visitors to escape the chaos and resort to elegant serenity. …

Tenjin Festival (Tenjin Matsuri) In Osaka,Japan

Along with Kyoto’s Gion Matsuri and Tokyo’s Kanda Matsuri, Osaka’s Tenjin Festival (, Tenjin Matsuri) is considered one of Japan’s top three festivals. The celebration dates back to the 10th century and is held every year on July 24 and 25. The festival’s primary events take place on the second day, July 25, and include …

Bunraku Japanese Theatre In Osaka,Japan

Bunraku, also known as Ningy jruri , is a traditional Japanese puppet theater genre that originated in Osaka in the early 17th century. A bunraku performance features three types of performers: puppeteers (Ningytsukai or Ningyzukai), chanters (tay), and shamisen musicians. Other instruments, such as taiko drums, will be used on occasion. The most correct term …

Maidreamin Maid Cafe in Akihabara

One of Japan’s many popular theme cafés is the Akihabara maidreamin Maid Café. It’s all about having a good time in brightly decorated rooms with a groovy dance vibe. When a female isn’t singing and dancing on stage, she engages in conversation with the audience, welcoming them into their dreamy world for a unique eating …

Yohji Yamamoto & Aoyama Store Tokyo,Japan

Yamamoto was born in Tokyo and received his law degree from Keio University in 1966. He dropped out of law school to help his mother with her dressmaking business, where he developed his tailoring abilities. He went on to Bunka Fashion College to study fashion design and graduated in 1969. Yamamoto made his stage debut …

KITAKORE – JAPAN’S FASHION INSPIRATIONS IN TOKYO

This little mall, located in the most improbable of locations on the outskirts of metropolitan Tokyo, has become a hotspot for DIY fashionistas. The Kitakore Building, a run-down structure, has been restored in the image of several designers. Secret Dog, Garter, Ilil, Hayatochiri, and Southpole are all owned by creative designers who experiment with one-of-a-kind …

Aquvii store with an array of trinkets and accessories

It’s a little boutique, but they’ve packed every square inch with merchandise from largely Japanese artists and brands. In Japanese, the name Aquvii sounds like “akubi” or “yawn.” They think that good things should be passed on to those around you in the same way that a yawn can be shared from one person to …

HARCOZA Fashion Store in Tokyo, Japan

The HARCOZA store (between Daikanyama and Ebisu) has a modest art gallery-like decor that matches the apparel. The space is filled with bright and colorful hues and exudes a joyful, upbeat vibe. There is an eclectic range of accessories, including rings, watches, and necklaces, in addition to clothing. Because many of the brands in Harcoza …

Candy one of the most fashionable fashion boutiques in Tokyo

Between a street crowded with cafes and the Loft building is a hidden passageway in the heart of Shibuya. It’s dark and scary, but halfway down, you’ll notice a neon sign with the word “Candy” scrawled on it. No, it doesn’t pander to Tokyo’s famous sweet tooth, but it is one of the city’s most …