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NOTICE ! We have 10 days holiday all over Japan

koinobori

Please be advised that we have very big 10 days “Golden Week National Holiday” in Japan from 27th April to 6th May. Almost of all public business such as post offices and banks will be closed. We will therefore ship orders which we received during the holiday after 7th May.          

2020 Tokyo Olympics Stamps on sale

Edo Ryogoku

Japan Post Co. has released commemorative stamps for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics on March 12. The 82 JPY stamps featuring the Olympic mascot Miraitowa, the Paralympic character Someity and an image of the new National Stadium, is also available after May 13 at post offices across the country and on Japan Post’s website. The stamps come in sheets of 10, of which there will be 1 million, and will be priced at 920 JPY, which includes a donation of 100 JPY to be used for preparing and managing the Summer Games. If you want us to buy them for you, please let us know.   \#Tokyo2020 特殊切手「東京2020オリンピック・パラリンピック競技大会(寄附金付)」が登場?/3月12日(火)から全国の郵便局などで販売スタート!デザインは #2020マスコット、大会エンブレム、競技場があしらわれた特別仕様✨ぜひ、お近くの郵便局でご覧ください。 […]

Nagano – Togurakamiyamada Onsen

Nagao is one of few regions in Japan that not facing the ocean. It is surrounded by 3,000m tall mountains and known as Roof of Japan. Nagano is also famous for winter sports and hosted the Winter Olympics in 1998. The most popular tourist spot in Nagano among the tourists outside of Japan must be ”Jigokudani Yaen-koen” where you can see wild Japanese monkeys soak in onsen hot spring! It is very hard to get there but many tourists from all over the countries visit there. If you are driving and want to have a relaxing time as well, we recommend you to stop by Togurakamiyamada Onsen on the way […]

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Ticket Prices

Gymnastics

The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games announced the ticket prices for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. All the ticket applications outside of Japan will be able to order through the National Olympic Committee of your own country or authorised ticket reseller. A list of these organisations in each country will be published by spring 2019 on the Tokyo 2020 official website. Ticket prices and the application process will vary from country to country, although the structure will be broadly in line with that for tickets purchased in Japan. Source: Tokyo 2020 Olympics Official site Ticket Prices of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Ceremony Price List Opening Ceremony […]

Ticket Prices of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games announced

Japan

On August 24 2018,The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games announced the ticket prices for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Source: Tokyo 2020 Olympics Official site Ticket Prices of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games Ceremony Price Range Opening Ceremony JPY8,000 ~ 150,000 Closing Ceremony JPY8,000 ~ 90,000 Sports Price Range Archery JPY1,800~2,400 Athletics (Track & Field) JPY2,000~6,500 Athletics (Marathon) JPY2,000~3,200 Badminton JPY1,600~3,200 Boccia JPY1,200~3,200 Canoe JPY1,200~2,000 Cycling (Track) JPY2,000~3,200 Cycling (Road) JPY1,400~2,000 Equestrian JPY1,400~2,000 Football 5-a-side JPY1,800~5,000 Goalball JPY900~2,800 Judo JPY2,000~5,000 Powerlifting JPY1,400~2,000 Rowing JPY900~2,400 Shooting JPY1,800~2,400 Sitting Volleyball JPY1,400~3,600 Swimming JPY2,000~7,000 Table Tennis JPY1,400~2,800 Taekwondo JPY900~2,000 Triathlon JPY1,400~3,000 Wheelchair Basketball JPY2,400~7,000 Wheelchair Fencing JPY900~2,400 Wheelchair Rugby JPY2,400~4,000 […]

TOKYO 2020 Olympic competition schedule was released

Swimming

Tokyo 2020 Unveils Action-Packed Olympic Competition Schedule | The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games   The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board today approved the competition schedule by session for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The action-packed programme will feature a record 33 sports and 339 events and will run from 24 July until 9 August 2020. Ahead of the Opening Ceremony, preliminary events will kick off with football and softball matches on 22 July 2020, and with rowing and archery events on the day of the Opening Ceremony itself. The following day – Day 1 of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 – will feature events in 21 […]

Free WiFi available on Shinkansen?? Yes, soon will be!

Shinkansen

JR (Japan Railway Companies) has decided to invest in providing free WiFi on all the bullet trains (Shinkansen) by the end of 2019 due to strong demand by international visitors. Free WiFi will be available on all the trains of Akita Shinkansen by the end of May 2019, Hokuriku Shinkansen by the end of September in 2019 and Tokaido, Sanyo, Kyushu and Yamagata Shinkansen will be ready by the end of 2019. Hokkaido, Tohoku and Joetsu Shinkansen will also increase this service gradually (no schedule is provided so far though). Currently, free WiFi service on Shinkansen is only available on some limited trains but it will be soon available on […]

Privacy Policy – updated

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy? GDPR? What is going on around us? Will this be affected us in Japan? Those were our initial reactions. We are based in Japan so we are not always familiar with the rules and regulations outside of Japan. However, since the latest update of wordpress, and we kept receiving the emails from all over the world notifying their Private Policy, etc., we finally learned the GDPR compliance is applicable to even us in Japan and absolutely necessary to follow. Our instant thought was that we should stop providing our services to all European customers, however, we thought again as we have a number of regular customers in the […]

Phiten – a Titanium Necklace saves my daily life

Phiten Yuzuru hanyu

The PyeongChang 2018 Olympics’ gold medalist, Yuzuru Hanyu, the Men single figure skating winner wore the Phiten titan choker when he won the gold medal. But years before that, I have been wearing their necklace and the round stickers all over my arms, legs, and neck to ease my pains. Phiten uses their own special technology to turn some effective metals into water-soluble material then impregnate it into a fiber to make products that we can closely wear such as necklace, rings, tapes, apparel, and almost everything! I had a terrible pain in my right forearm because of the years of using a mouse at work. For a long time, […]