The One about Ultraman World M78

In Japan, tokusatsu shows (any Japanese live-action film or TV drama which features special effects) and merchandise are popular. And for Ultraman fans, the Ultraman World M78 stores attract fans from all over the world. I went to the Ultraman World M78 store at Tokyo Solamachi (the shopping complex right next to Tokyo Sky Tree) and the shop is an official Tsuburaya Productions shop featuring merch from various Ultraman series. […]

The One about the Hello Kitty Store at Tokyo Solamachi

If you are heading to Tokyo Sky Tree, if there is one place that I recommend for souvenirs (may it be be for children or your lady friends), I recommend the Hello Kitty Store at the shopping area, Tokyo Solamachi. May it be plush, cookies, chopsticks, pens, notepads or whatever Sanrio related, this store has it.  And the cool thing about this place is that you get free membership which […]

The One about Christmas Shopping in Japan

While Christmas means different things for people in America.  For those who are religious, look at Christmas as the day Jesus Christ was born, while others look at Christmas as a holiday of gift-giving and that time of the year where you get several days off and spend time with family and/or friends. In Japan, while Christmas is similar in terms of the latter, they also adopted the Christmas shopping […]

The One about Tokyo Solamachi

With the opening of Tokyo Skytree in 2012, the commercial shopping center Tokyo Solamachi created to provide shopping for people visiting the area. With over 300 shops, Tokyo Skytree, an aquarium, planetarium, museum and restaurants and shopping galore, it is no doubt a major tourist destination. For more information on Tokyo Skytree, please visit my blog post. Tokyo Solamachi opens at 10:00 a.m. and closes at 8:00 p.m.  (restaurants on […]