Kyoto: Shijo-dori Kyoto's brand-name adorned central shopping precinct. It begins near Shijo Station, with the Daimaru department store, eight floors of cosmetics, jewelry and fashion that are topped off by a restaurant floor. Fifteen minutes east, by Kawaramachi Station, the edge of the district is marked by the larger Takashimaya department store, which sits directly across from Koto + (pronounced Koto Cross), home to eight narrow floors of fashion, beauty salons and cafes
How Expensive Is Japan Really? How To Travel Japan Cheaply?
How Expensive Is Japan And How To Travel Japan Cheap
Shinjuku Gyoen - one of Tokyo's largest and most popular parks. Located just a short walk from Shinjuku Station, the paid park's spacious lawns, meandering walking paths and tranquil scenery provide a relaxing escape from the busy urban center around it. In spring Shinjuku Gyoen becomes one of the best places in the city to see cherry blossoms. Shinjuku Gyoen is home to a large number of cherry trees of more than a dozen different varieties.
Kiddy Land: Hello Kitty, Sailor Moon, Mameshiba fan? Visit one of Kiddy Land's shops to get some souvenirs for you or your kids.
Tokyu Hands. Probably my favorite store in Japan. The one I visit had 1/2 floors. The floors were numbered 9A, 9B, 8A, 8B, etc. Each floor was dedicated to a certain type of merchandise. Imagine my surprise when I found a floor full of pens? Yah!
COFFEE SPA. (also check out the others: wine, green tea, and sake!) "A very unique spa where you can only experience at Yunessun! The spa contains real coffee made with hot spring water. It has been said that coffee is an effective treatment from the recovery of fatigue, and also adds beauty to the skin. The aroma of the coffee will also perk up your senses." (click through for more info.)
Japan becoming irrelevant on the economic world stage
Economy: Yen is the currency of Japan. One yen is worth 0.010 of U.S. dollar. On the single yen is a man named Ninomiya Kinjiro(1787-1856), he was a leader in Japanese agriculture. He represents a symbol of hard work and perseverance.
Eigamura (Toei Studio Park) - Kyoto (kind of expensive - Y2200 entrance)