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Shopping in Tokyo: Hand towels at Some-no-anbo

Offer high-grade traditional tenugui hand towels made in Japan! In Tokyo, the family business Some-no-anbo creates since 1907 towels that are unusually big by Japanese standards, feature a rare “red”, have fine original designs, are made of durable fabric, and possess colours that resist to washing!

Towel featuring a Japanese lion at Some-no-anbo (Taito ward, Tokyo, Japan).

Towel featuring Mount Fuji and cherry blossoms at Some-no-anbo (Taito ward, Tokyo, Japan).

Towel featuring a paper sliding door and a Japanese garden in autumn from Some-no-anbo (Taito ward, Tokyo, Japan).

A few prices:

  • Towel: 864-2.808 yens
  • Towel in an acrylic frame: 12.960 yens

Note: You can shop tax-free by credit card at Some-no-anbo.

Food in Tokyo: With children at Panda Café

Relax, savour an animal-shaped dessert, and let your children have fun! In Tokyo, Panda Café is an international restaurant with terrace (heated in winter) and a cute special floor with toys for small children, expecting mothers… You will find a good choice of tasty home-made meals and desserts, friendly staff and, if needed, space for your baby carriage!

First floor of Panda Café (Taito ward, Tokyo, Japan).

Dessert shaped like a panda at Panda Café (Taito ward, Tokyo, Japan).

A few prices for food on the menu:

  • Dessert shaped like a panda, lion or rabbit: 580 yens
  • Vegetable cheese cake: 580 yens
  • Breakfast/brunch set: 500 yens
  • Lunch set (vegetarian or not): 980 yens

Note: You have access to free Wifi and electric plugs, and can pay by credit card in this non-smoking restaurant!

Get Japan: Wear a traditional skirt/trousers for free at Yoroshi Cosmetics in 2015-2016

Get a nice memory at the traditional cosmetics shop Yoroshi Cosmetics in Tokyo when buying its natural products between 11 November 2015 and 10 May 2016: try and wear a hakama formal divided skirt/trousers (kimono for ladies & gentlemen) for free! Just show the Get Japan map of Asakusa 2015-2016…

Hand cream, bath additive... at Yoroshi Cosmetics (Taito ward, Tokyo, Japan).

Shopping in Tokyo: Cosmetics at Yoroshi Cosmetics

Use Asakusa’s traditional & natural cosmetics! With its headquarters in Tokyo, Yoroshi Cosmetics makes products for specialists in Japan since 1924. Ladies, enjoy Japanese fragrances: yuzu lemon/citron, sakura cherry, matcha green tea…

Hand cream, bath additive... at Yoroshi Cosmetics (Taito ward, Tokyo, Japan).

A few prices:

  • Hand cream (50g): 864 yens
  • Body scrub (30g): 410 yens
  • Bath additive (190g): 864 yens
  • Lip balm (8g): 864 yens

Note: You can pay by credit card at this tax-free shop.

Konjaku Kimono Kocho in Tokyo: Directions, maps and photo

Konjaku Kimono Kocho is in Tokyo at the intersection of Denboin street and Orange street, near Asakusa subway station (5 minutes north-west from exit 1). This exciting (and unexpectedly cheap!) shop is “F4” on the Get Japan map of Asakusa 2015-2016:
Map of Kappabashi, Asakusa & Sky Tree (Tokyo, Japan) - Inner

The statue of the robber “Nezumi-kozo” on the roof makes it easy to recognize the entrance of Konjaku Kimono Kocho:
Entrance of Konjaku Kimono Kocho (Taito ward, Tokyo, Japan).

Shopping in Tokyo: Kimonos at Konjaku Kimono Kocho

Wear a kimono, decorate a room in your house, office or restaurant… In Tokyo, Konjaku Kimono Kocho sells fine second-hand Japanese traditional clothes for men and women at great prices! At this shop, you can buy your kimono made in Japan according to your needs and wishes, in cotton, polyester or silk.

Red kimono at Konjaku Kimono Kocho (Taito ward, Tokyo, Japan).

Blue kimono at Konjaku Kimono Kocho (Taito ward, Tokyo, Japan).

A few prices:

  • Haori coat/jacket: 1.000 yens
  • Obi long & large belt: 4.000 yens
  • Tabi socks: 1.000 yens
  • Artistic kimono dress: 5.000-50.000 yens

Note: You can pay by credit card when shopping at Konjaku Kimono Kocho.