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Higashiyama Ward – Kyoto

Kyoto’s Higashiyama is a happening area with souvenir stores, cafes, restaurants galleries and more. Yes, it is very touristic, but try not to apply a regular tourist stop mentality that one dons in other counties. Everything is accordingly to quality .

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Isetan – Tokyo

In a city where Department Stores rule, the youthful and luxury Isetan, in the heart of the Shinjuku district, stands out. Isetan is a wonderful place to see and shop for new and established Japanese designers; and most importantly, to eat!

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Kanyon – Istanbul, Turkey

The Kanyon Mall is worth a visit purely for it’s architecture. It is an open air experience with multitudes of shapes and voids that create dynamic visual experience. It is definitely sci-fi movie set worthy.

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Yunhong Chopsticks – New York, NY

Yunhong Chopsticks (1) 212 566 8828 50 Mott Street New York, NY 10013 www.happychopsticks.com OPEN HOURS: 10:30 am – 9:00pm  Daily In the Heart of New York City’s China Town, one might not be surprised to find a Chopstick’s boutique. This is for good reason, as Yunhong Chopsticks is filled with over 200 different styles of the ancient utensil. Yunhong Chopsticks is a well… Read More

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Arasta Bazaar – Istanbul, Turkey

Arasta Bazaar 90 212 517 6813 Arasta Çarşısı No:143, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey www.arastabazaar.com OPEN HOURS: 9:00  –  19:00  Daily This is bazaar is located behind the Sultan Ahmed Mosque mosque. Situated on the site of 17th century stables; the Arasta bazaar is small and extremely touristic – full of neatly arranged gift shops . It’s not a place to go on a dedicated trip;… Read More