Looking to buy a rice cooker, engagement ring, washing machine, sphygmomanometer (one of those blood pressure thingies) and a bag of flour all at one stop? There’s a nine-building store in Okachimachi that has everything you could possibly want or [...]February 23, 2014 -
As expats, it’s always hard for us to find good gifts to bring back home to our folks. We could spring for a traditional Japanese gift, but we’re sure our uncultured parents wouldn’t know what to do with a kimono [...]December 19, 2013 -
Choco Ball – or more correctly, ‘Choko Boru’ is what it says on the pack – a box of chocolate balls for a mere 70 to 74yen. Although there isn’t a ‘salty’ flavour (South Park reference: check) there is a [...]November 18, 2013 -
It’s not all Prada and Louis Vuitton, there are plenty of fun and cheap places to be a consumer in Tokyo.