Sights

Welcome to the Sights section, where you can find information on over 10,000 sights dotted across the entire nation of Japan. These are made up of cafes, museums, parks, attractions, landmarks and robot resturants (obviously), take a look at some of our favourites below!

Travel
Sight in Tokyo

Oriental Bazaar

Located in the hip district of Omotesando, the Oriental Bazaar offers three floors of all things Japanese souvenirs. 😍

Food
Sight in Kyoto

Koe Donuts Kyoto

Kyoto goes donut crazy. 😍🍩The organic donut store that's taking Kyoto by storm.

Travel
Sight in Okinawa

Kouri Ocean Tower

This spot is a beautiful 82 feet tall observation tower located on the "love island" of Okinawa There are 4 singular experiences that this venue provides for their visitors. The first one is their tower, which has a viewing deck that you can travel up to via a cute dainty little cart. The view on the top is breathtaking and an unforgettable experience. The second thing they offer is their one of a kind shell museum, which showcases more than 10,000 beautiful kinds of seashells that they cave collected for your viewing pleasure. The third would be their restaurants, serving authentic Okinawan cuisines made with local ingredients. Their fourth and last one is their shop, which sells things that are unique to Kouri Island ranging from sweets to beautiful shells and accessories. Photos found on Tripadvisor.

Travel
Sight in Okinawa

Ryukyu Glass Village

This "village" is the largest glass and crafts making factory in all of Okinawa, and there is so much to explore here. Their main workshop that they offer is making ryukyu glass products, which is an Okinawan specialty that you won't find anywhere else. They have tax/duty free shops as well and an online shop that you can browse for more products. If you want to make your own however, check their website to book your own glass-making experience. If you visit their website before you book, you can get their 10-15% off coupon that is good for all the items in their shop. Items you can make range from glass making, photo frames, accessories, gel candles, and painting. Photos found on their website

Travel
Sight in Okinawa

Teida Glass Studio

Located next to the popular Okashi Goten is this glass blowing studio that specializes in making the famous Okinawan ryukyu glass. This tradition of glass blowing is one that is very near and dear to the people of Okinawa and has become a trade that the people take great pride in. In addition to its rich culture and history, it is just so pretty and makes a great souvenir. Visit their website to see what kind of glass you can make here and for reservation details. Photos found on their website.

Food
Sight in Okinawa

Okashi Goten | Onna Branch

Okinawa is famous for their purple sweet potato tarts🍠, and if you visit you will likely see these little tarts in pretty little boxes adorning the storefronts of every shop you see. The special thing about this venue is that it is the only place in Okinawa that you can make your own tart👩🏻‍🍳! If cooking is not your specialty you can choose to look at the manufacturing process to get an idea of just how they make these peculiar looking treats! In addition to trying this particular treat, the offer a wide variety of desserts local to Okinawa and Japan. There is no better way to get to know a culture than by tasting it! Include this spot in your travel itinerary for a truly sweet time🍡! Enjoy a gorgeous view of the ocean behind the shop in addition to the beautiful and light beachy interior of their cafe. Visit their website to make a reservation if you would like to make your own tarts. Images found on their website and Okinawa Yomitan.

Otaku
Sight in Tokyo

Pokémon Café

Pokémon fans unite! ⚡️Enjoy a 90 minute meal with your fav pokemons at the Pokémon Café in Nihonbashi, Tokyo.

Travel
Sight in Tokyo

Store Your Luggage at Shibuya Station 🧳

The best and most convenient location to store your luggage while you shop and sightsee in Shibuya.

Beauty
Sight in Tokyo

Plaza Shibuya

Newly renovated in spring of 2019, the Plaza store has all of the latest trending cosmetics, tech accessories, stationery, snacks and more. Located conveniently on the basement floor of Shibuya 109.

Otaku
Sight in Tokyo

Village Vanguard Shibuya

The quirkest chain store selling character goods, sweets, clothing and more. A definite must place to check out for pop culture fans.

Travel
Sight in Hyogo

Helllo Kitty Smile Awaji Island

Heading to Hyogo prefecture? Well make sure to make a pit stop at Hello Kitty Smile, a complex featuring fine dining restaurants to art galleries and more, all Hello Kitty themed 😻

Travel
Sight in Tokyo

Create your one of a kind Japanese name tags at Stock+

Ranked as the #1 shopping destination in the Chuo ward on Trip Advisor, Stock+ is a company that will translate your name into Japanese (using kanji characters) to create your one of a kind custom name tags. The perfect souvenir to bring back home!

Beauty
Sight in Tokyo

Chicago Harajuku Omotesando

Accenting the store front is a giant CHICAGO neon sign that is very hard to miss. It is a part of many branches but this one is said to be the largest and the best. They carry many unique things such as wedding dresses to even rare kimonos!

Beauty
Sight in Tokyo

Meno

This shop sells mainly women's apparel ranging from lacy intimates to accented accessories. The interior of the shop is very stylized and romantic and the same can be said for their collection. While their clothes are on the more expensive side, the quality is top notch and truly antiques. Come by just to take a look or to add something new to your collection.

Beauty
Sight in Tokyo

Kinji Used Clothing

This thrift shop is located in Harajuku, one of the fashion spotlights in Tokyo. You will see all types of people there with various styles, from goth to lolita. Kinji is the place where those clothes go to to find a new home. Thats makes this store have one of the widest range of clothings for a thrift shop. Instagram: @kinji_harajuku Photos taken from their website.

Beauty
Sight in Tokyo

BINGO Shibuya Center St.

Bingo is located in the BookOff building which is the largest bookstore that sells secondhand books for a very cheap price. Bingo sells around 20,000 pieces of preowned apparel including accessories and bags,ect. This venue is very big, so I suggest having an idea of what you want to by before your visit. You can find the clothing section on the basement floor under the 3 floors of books, CDs, and DVDs. For information on how to sell your items please visit the website. Photos from BookOff

Beauty
Sight in Tokyo

Nude Trump

Nude Trump is about at crazy as the name sounds! The apparel, while not the best quality, are very colorful and unique. They sell trinkets, toys, and accessories, that are probably studded, or covered in feathers. Same applies to their clothing, as you will see neon, loud, and sparkly colors on most of their things! This place is not just a shopping destination but just a nice way to spend an afternoon. The crazy fashionista Hayao Matsumura started this shop in the late 80s and it has been a go to destination for those dedicated customers who prefer the extreme side of fashion! Twitter: @NUDETRUMP_TOKYO Images from their Twitter.

Beauty
Sight in Tokyo

BOY

BOY in Shibuya City is a hidden gem that sells old school Japanese fashion brands. Upon entering the store you will hear alternative and grunge music playing, with a lot of their clothing having some kind of connection to music. The decor in the space is very stylized and interesting, kind of like someone’s personal closet. Their tops start at around 2000 yen(~$20), so it won’t drain your wallet too much. In addition to secondhand clothes, they also sell CDs! Twitter handle:@boyfandm Photos found on their Twitter page.