Monday, January 27, 2020

Enoshima Aquarium - Visit a Tokyo date spot straight out of Japanese TV, and see the jellyfish while you're at it!

Just a little outside Tokyo, and nestled beside the prime daytrip location of Enoshima Island, Enoshima Aquarium (新江ノ島水族館) is famous for its fantastic jellyfish displays. This is probably why it's such a beloved destination for dates on Japanese TV - you'll see Enoshima Aquarium featured in 2010 j-drama Nagareboshi, and the Netflix anime (turns drama and movie) Princess Jellyfish. But this TV setting is very real, and it makes just as romantic of a date spot in real life as it does on TV. Take a special someone, or a group of friends, to check out the aquarium's gorgeous exhibits featuring local wildlife, sea turtle projects, and long history of jellyfish specialization.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

For Cracked Skin, Cuts, and Little Scrapes During Your Travels: Ekiban A Liquid Bandage

Dealing with dry hotel air and cracked skin? How about fingers painfully scraped against a rough suitcase, or paper cuts from searching your pockets for a plane ticket? Did you remember to bring a whole first aid kit with you? Didn't want to in the first place? We get it! And so does Ekiban A, one of our favorite recent Japanese drug store finds.

A Thin, Clear Shield, and a Layer of Peace of Mind

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Under Armour Brand House Shinsaibashi: Shinsaibashi's Go-To Spot for Sportswear Shopping

For many visitors, a good day out in Osaka includes a solid chunk of time spent shopping along Shinsaibashi, taking breaks only to snack on takoyaki around Dotonbori, and take some pictures with the Glico sign. The area is one of Osaka's biggest shopping destinations, with flagship stores and huge shopping complexes for major brands of all kinds. Athletes, however, tend to make a beeline for just one of these shops: the Under Armour Brand House Shinsaibashi.

Under Armour in Shinsaibashi

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Look Good While Running the Streets of Tokyo: Under Armour Brand House Shinjuku

These days, Under Armour isn't just the place for athletes to get some simple undershirts. Between their expansion into exercise and sportswear of all kinds, and the advent of athleisure wear becoming the comfortable standard, you'll see Under Armour all over, on just about anyone. Proving just how much of an iconic international brand it has become, take just one look at the recently opened Under Armour Brand House Shinjuku. Multiple floors are packed with the latest in sportswear tech, items made in collaboration with celebrities like Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Tom Brady, supremely comfy duds, and even limited-edition Under Armour Tokyo souvenirs. With all this plus an actual workout studio open to visitors, we knew we had to take a look!