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Digital Vending Machine, Tokyo

I came across this new vending machine at the station. It looks like its modeled on a big iPhone. You just point at the picture of the drink you want rather than clicking a button underneath an empty can. This was the busiest vending…

Rilakkuma Store Visit

I went to the Rilakkuma Store at Tokyo Station again yesterday. This time I was in search of a case for my iPhone. There was lots of activity in store, with the new "Bonjour Rilakkuma" series on display, chocolate magnets and plenty of…

Tokyo Outlet Mall

Venus Fort, located at Odaiba, Tokyo, has just opened what is said to be the first outlet mall in Tokyo. A lot of people may know about the outlet malls at Gotenba and other places. I have been to a few, but always wondered why you had…

Shibuya Streets Vol6

I started my Sunday walk in Shibuya having a look at Yamada Denki and then checking out the H&M Store that opened recently. mmmm, looks like there is more than one Choo in town making news this week. I had heard about the…

Yokohama Picture Cards

A couple of weeks ago I went to Yokohama and took some photos of China Town, Yamashita Koen and Minato Mirai. When I was there, I found this great playing card set with sketch pictures of Yokohama. Forgot to show it at the time, so…

Tenso.com

I met up with the guys from Tenso.com at the end of last week to discuss some online shopping / shipping ideas. For those regular readers you will have seen a few Rilakkuma articles, but probably noticed over at Amazon there is not much…

Disney Conbini

If you thought all convenience stores in Japan were the same, branded as a Lawson, 7 Eleven, ampm or other type, then you need to take a closer look at the convenience store at Maihama in the new Disneyland Hotel. At first glance it…

adidas new store in Shibuya

adidas is about to open its new store in Shibuya next to the 109 store area. As the official opening gets closer the building has been modelled to sport a large adidas logo which changes the landscape of Shibuya. It is one of the…