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Quick overview: Shops at Discovery Bay Plaza North (2015)

Well, given that I blogged about the shops at the Discovery Bay Plaza, I might as well follow up with a post about DB North, which is becoming much more lively than it ever used to be. It is in a little dead spot, unless you live close by or are staying in the Hotel… Continue reading Quick overview: Shops at Discovery Bay Plaza North (2015)

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Tokyo: Käfer at Mitsukoshi in Ginza

While in Ginza, we visited Mitsukoshi, one of the famous department stores in Tokyo, and had a great time exploring the different departments. Not only was there a wide choice of classic and modern designers, but there was a special kimono section (even featuring a kimono repair service) and an amazing food court in the… Continue reading Tokyo: Käfer at Mitsukoshi in Ginza

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Tokyo: Ginza, Mariage Freres and Kabuki

The next morning we wanted to go and explore a different part of Tokyo and we picked Ginza. This district is Tokyo's most famous upmarket shopping, dining and entertainment district, featuring numerous department stores, boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, night clubs and cafes. One square meter of land in the district's center is worth over ten… Continue reading Tokyo: Ginza, Mariage Freres and Kabuki

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Tokyo: Nighttime in Shinjuku

After our visit to Shibuya we went back to Shinjuku, where we were also staying in our hotel. We walked around the area to the West of Shinjuku Station, between the station and the post office. In this area are lots of shops, including Yodobashi Camera. This is a chain store mainly selling electronic products… Continue reading Tokyo: Nighttime in Shinjuku

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Tokyo: Center Gai and love hotel hill in Shibuya

The birthplace of many Japanese fashion trends, Center Gai is a busy pedestrian zone in the heart of Shibuya lined by stores, boutiques and game centers. In the evenings the street is crowded with young people heading to night clubs, restaurants and bars, or just loitering around. We just walked through it on a Saturday… Continue reading Tokyo: Center Gai and love hotel hill in Shibuya

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Tokyo: Shibuya and the crazy street crossing

After our visit to the Yoyogi Park we walked past Harajuku Station and towards the Shibuya district, which is known as 'sakariba' (party town) for Tokyo's youth. Shibuya is a center for youth fashion and culture, and its streets are the birthplace to many of Japan's fashion and entertainment trends. Over a dozen major department… Continue reading Tokyo: Shibuya and the crazy street crossing