Why I Always Buy Sunscreens in Japan

If there is one thing I never leave Japan without, it is sunscreens. As a religious sunscreen user, I make it a point to amass several bottles of sunscreens whenever I visit Japan. What’s so good about Japanese sunscreens? And why do I buy them in Japan instead of in Singapore? Lightweight and Scentless I […]

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Rokkakubashi Shotengai – Old school charm

Rokkakubashi Shotengai (六角橋商店街) is an old-fashioned shopping street based in Yokohama. While many other shotengai (shopping streets) in Tokyo have evolved with the times, Rokkakubashi stays true to its roots, evoking an old world ambiance in this area. You will not find many big chain shops here, but there are plenty of intriguing little shops for you […]

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The Suburban Chill of Yokohama

Yokohama is less than half an hour away from Tokyo by train, but the city differs greatly from the chaotically fast-paced and almost cold city of Tokyo. The city has an suburban vibe, with less crowds and almost no sense of rush that one gets in cosmopolitan cities. Red Brick Warehouse The chilled vibe of […]

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