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recommended Manga KissOnly in Japan! How do I even begin to explain this... Okay, A Manga Kiss is a teenager's dream come true! And fun for adults too! They were originally designed to be manga, comic book, reading fun ... read morezones but they offer so much more than that! There are several of these in Tokyo, especially in the Shibuya section. When you enter you can pay by the hour to rent your own personal little pod. Inside the pod is a computer equipped with internet. You can surf the net or choose from a selection of movies, magazine's or comic books on the shelves to keep yourself entertained. The one I went to also offered unlimited free hot and cold beverages plus they had a hot food vending machine with options like chicken nuggets and fries! The even offer an 8 hour option for a cheap rate and have showering facilities so you can sleep in on of the pods if you would like! I would definitely recommend checking one of these out if you have the chance to!Yogic Traveler
- HarajukuArea around Harajuku Station, Tokyo, 13 150-0001 Japanrecommended HarajukuHahaha! Pretty cool. I snapped some shots of the young people all dressed up. The main drag is very lively on Sundays. I spent some time shopping for shoes there but they did not have anything for as ... read moreI put it "big American feet". Tip for the ladies, it you are an 8/9 or above in American sizes (38/40 European) you might want to make sure you have you shoe needs taken care for before you arrive. The same goes for larger sized clothing.
- Panasonic Center2-5-18 Ariake, Tokyo, Japanrecommended Panasonic CenterAll the latest high tech stuff from Panasonic. And ready for this... make sure to stop in the bathrooms!!! Japan has some of the most amazing high tech toilets and the Panasonic Center installs some ... read moreof their latest versions in their bathrooms! :)Yogic Traveler
Really cool place to visit!
- Oriental Bazaar 9-13 5-chome Jingumae Shibuya-kurecommended Oriental BazaarOriental Bazaar is a good place to get your souvenirs at reasonable prices in one place – pottery, kimonos (yukatas), dolls and other handicrafts. The four floors have a lot of variety to offer and it ... read more’s a pleasant shopping experience. It’s an easy walk from a train or subway station (see details online http://www.orientalbazaar.co.jp/en/location/index.html#location1). The street also has a lot of other shops, mostly designer stores.Recommended for:Local Culture
- Itoya2-7-15 Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo Prefecture 104-0061, Japanrecommended ItoyaItoya is an office supply store. But not in the vein of a Staples or Office Depot. The products here are a bit more upscale. Located in Ginza, Itoya's flagship store is 9 floors tall. Each floor ... read morehouses different products. If you are a fan of Japanese pens, this place is a great spot for you. There is another floor which has a lot of random office supplies like talking memos and ramen holders. On the top floor, Itoya even has a tea lounge. If you like well designed stationery and office supplies, you will love Itoya.Jon L.
Technically there is an Itoya in San Francisco, but not on the scale of the one in Ginza. Itoya actually makes shopping for office supplies, pens and stationery fun due to their cool designs. A good place to pick up some souvenir gifts for those people in your life with artistic sensibilities or who love super kawaii stuff.