This restaurant and show is a permanent location designed especially for fans of Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, the cult classic manga-turned-anime by Naoko Takeuchi. Here, visitors can enjoy seasonal menus, themed cocktails based on their favorite Sailor Scout and enjoy a live performance introducing the original cast. Reservation required. How Much: ¥3,500-¥8,500 Address: 1-10 Azabujuban, Minato-ku Website: ///lizards.tangible.jogged

Whether you’re looking for stocking fillers (hello, Japanese stationery!) or more artisanal hand-crafted items, we’ve got 13 Christmas (or any time) gift ideas for all budgets. The Stocking Fillers Because who doesn’t…

Address: 2-24 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku Website:    Tel: 03-5468-5892 ///pulp.posting.roaming

In autumn 2008, Mash Style Lab launched Gelato Pique, a line of original, functional sleepwear featuring luxurious textiles and pastel colors. Designed with streetwear trends in mind, Gelato Pique's range is aimed at modern, working women and men, and encourages us all to enjoy our well-deserved downtime to the fullest – in style. Wrap yourself up in one of their deliciously soft cashmere or silk pieces and you'll never want to get out of bed again. Address: Daimaru Tokyo 4F, 1-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku Website: Tel: 03-6895-2034

Address: Ten Point Building 102, 2-18-4, Azabu Juban, Minato-ku, Tokyo Website: Reservation: Tel: 03-6809-6155 Open hours: Tue–Sat | 10:00–20:00 Closed: Sun & Mon

How Much: ¥8,000 per session Address: 5-3-18 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku Website: Contact: [email protected]

HULS Inc. is a company which provides a wide range of services related to Japanese crafts, based in Tokyo and Singapore. Under the concept of “roots and touch,” they contribute to the development of business for fine Japanese crafts through international promotion, product planning and trading. Located near Asakasa station, this unique gallery brings various Japanese ware from a wide range of artisans to an accessible space. With a fully bilingual staff, visitors are more than welcome to ask questions, and learn about each product and design. Address: 2F, Akasaka ZEN Building 6-4-10, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Website: Tel: 03-6280-8387

Sayama green tea traces its history back to the 14th century, and is famous among tea lovers for its supreme taste. Sayama Green Tea School in Saitama Prefecture was started to preserve the local tea culture for the next generation. Experience a range of programs – from picking tea leaves to roasting leaves to brewing the perfect cup of green tea – at the school's five family-operated tea farms – Sayama Farm, Okutomi Farm, Yokota Farm, Nishizawa Farm and Ikenoya Farm. International guests are welcome and anyone can participate, even if they have never had a sip of green tea. For addresses and directions to their tea farms, please call or check the website below. Website: Tel: 04-2941-6700 | 090-6075-1817 Email: [email protected]

Looking for something quintessentially Japanese for that perfect gift or souvenir? Each month, we round up some of our favorite artisanal items made by local craftsmen and designers. CONGRATULATORY ENVELOPE PEN CASE BY ACTILIFE…

One of the best things about visiting Nara Prefecture is enjoying its abundance of scenic nature. The Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range were registered as World Heritage Sites in July 2004 and straddle the three prefectures of Nara, Wakayama and Mie. Among them, Nara Prefecture holds the sacred sites of Yoshino and Omine, and pilgrimage routes of Omine Okugakemichi Route including Tamaki Shrine, and the Kumano Sankeimichi Kohechi Path. These paths contain some of Japan's oldest roads, taking you through sacred mountains and ancient forests. Before you go, read up about the different trails you can take and plan your route depending on your time restrictions. More information can be found here: Nara Visitors Bureau Address: 3F Nara Visitor Center, Ikeno-cho, Nara city, Japan 630-8361 Website:  Email: [email protected]

Website: Address: 1-28-6 Kiyomitsu Heim 1F, Takadanobaba, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo Telephone: 03-3232-1718

Address: 3135-7 Koshimoda, Izu-shi, Shizuoka Website:    Tel: 0558-98-1212

Located inside Hotel La Suite Kobe Harborland, Teppanyaki Kokoro offers a dining experience like no other. Enjoy succulent Kobe beef and local Hyogo ingredients prepared right before your eyes. Each dish is served on Tamba ware, a regional ceramic brand with a history of over 800 years. Choose from over 200 wines and local Hyogo sake to pair with your meal. Expert sommeliers are on hand to aid you in making the best choice for your specific taste.   Address: 7-2 Hatoba-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe City Website:    Tel: 078-371-1111

Address: 318 Arimacho, Kita-ku, Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture Website:    Tel: 078-903-2255

Address: 3-7-8 Kyobashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo Website:     Tel: 03-5524-2929