Asakusa – Bengara

You can’t walk around Japan without seeing the beautiful noren hanging in the doorways of shops and restaurants, but what if you wanted a unique one to take home as a souvenir? The ability to custom order a noren combined with a friendly owner who can communicate fairly well in English makes Bengara the place…

$150 Watermelon

It should be no surprise that the cost of fruit in Japan is much higher than many other countries given the limited available land. But how do you explain a $150 watermelon? A typical watermelon of this size costs $25-30, but this beauty, called “Godzilla Egg”, comes with it’s own cage. The answer to this question is…

Kit Kat Chocolatory

Japan has become famous in the world of candy lovers for its vast selection of Kit Kat flavors. However, the truth is it isn’t always easy to find the more exotic flavors just anywhere. There is one shop guaranteed to have something unique though: the Kit Kat Chocolatory. Located in the basement of Seiyu Department store…