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Itoya – Tokyo, Japan

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Itoya Stationary

(81)  33.561.8311
Ginza, 2-7-15 Chuo-ku
Tokyo  104-0061 , Japan
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www.ito-ya.co.jp

Open Hours:
10:00 – 20:00    Daily

As if everyone in Japan, Stationary is raised to a level that trumps most of which you have ever seen before!   If you ever debate over which pen to write with, or which paper is best to write on, then a visit to the top Stationary store in Tokyo is in order!

This position is held by the venerable Itoya Stationary.    While there are multiple locations, the flagship in the heart of Ginza is definitely the one to visit; for not only the high quality of products but also the attention to display.

Each floor is dedicated to a subject.  An entire expanse of every mechanical pencil and ball pen imaginable.  A floor for agendas, and if you can’t find one you are happy with?  Then head for the the customized agenda atelier.

A wonderful floor to create your own stationary holds a large wall with swatches in every color imaginable!  Just pick the swatches you want and have the paper cut to ever size or envelope you desire.

We were so mesmerized, we forgot to take more photos !!

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Ginro – Kanazawa, Japan

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Ginro 銀炉

(81)  012.019.1910
Horikawa-cho, 4-22
Yubinbango,
Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture
920-0856, Japan

www.ginro.gr.jp

Open Hours:
17:00 – 24:00    Daily
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Kanazawa Train Station – Japan

Kanazawa Train Station 金沢駅.

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Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture
Japan

www.jr-odekake.net/eki

Our first experience on the fabled Shinkansen “bullet” train had us hurtling across the island of Japan from Tokyo to Kanazawa.  This experience just drove home, again, how far ahead of the world the Japanese really are with their relation to technology.

It was not so much the train itself – though it was impeccable, as fast as you think it was, and quieter then you think it can be.  It is the will to create the tracks.  So straight, so flat – they cut through rather then go around.

Disembarking in Kanazawa you are greeted by the wooden Tsuzumimon;  the 2005 interpretation of a traditional gate to Shinto shrine.  It  is inspired by a Japanese traditional drum called tsuzumi.

The interior of the station has a lofty dome named the ‘Motenashi  Dome’ translated as “Welcome Dome”.

Exploring  around the station finds a few shopping malls, plenty of restaurants, and clean, affordable, practical hotels.

 

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