6 Locations in Japan to Grab Fukubukuro Lucky Bags in 2018

31.December.2017 | FASHION / FEATURES

New Year in Japan means trying your luck with a fukubukoro, lucky bags sold at stores around the country filled with all different kinds of goodies. The contents of each and every bag can differ and are usually a complete mystery, making it an exciting experience! A lot of the time the contents are worth more than what you pay for the fukubukuro, so you can get your hands on some great things at a bargain price. We’ve listed some recommended places where you can get your own fukubukuro.


Laforet Harajuku – “Thank You Bags”


In commemoration of its 39th anniversary since opening on October 28th (Sat.), Laforet HARAJUKU will offer their annual lucky bag at an outrageously low price and they are calling the bag a “Thank-you bag.” These lucky bags will be sold for 390 yen and 3900 yen (tax included) and some bags will have goods worth up to 70,000 yen inside them. A real bargain! In addition, as is now a popular annual event, they will offer lucky bags called “You can see and you can choose lucky bag!” where you can purchase the bag of your choice and they will also offer a lucky bag called, “Laforet special bag” which will be stuffed with Laforet original items only.


Full Article: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/81051



2018 First sale of the year / Lucky bag

Address: 11-6 1-Chome, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Hours: January 1, 2018 at 9:00-19:00 / January 2, 2018 onward at 11:00-21:00


Stores offering “Thank-you bags”

¥390 bags: 5F Lycka, 4F Ciara, Crisp, 1.5F BeautiK, B1.5F Metamorphose HARAJUKU

¥3,900 bags: 5F Ray Cassin, rivet & surge, 4F DOUBLE NAME, 2F Maison de FLEUR, PARIS HOUSE, 1.5F BeautiK, B1.5F ALGONQUINS, ALICE and the PIRATES, Angelic Pretty, MEDI STORE


Website: http://www.laforet.ne.jp/fukubukuro/



Shibuya ShinQs – “Fukubukuro”


ShinQs are also preparing unique 2018 fukubukuro (Japanese New Year lucky bags) which will appear on January 2nd. In addition to the premium fukubukuro available on the food floor which are popular every year, there will be an even more special fukubukuro on sale, the likes of which you could only imagine in your dreams… Shibuya Hikarie are also joining in the festivity with New Year’s menus, merchandise and entertainment.


Full Article: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/80589



Shibuya Hikarie

Address: 2-21-1 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Opening Hours:

ShinQs 10:00-21:00

Cafe & Restaurant 11:00-23:00

Cafe & Restaurant 7F 11:00-23:30 *7F will close at 23:00 on Sundays

Creative Space 8/ 11:00〜20:00 *select stores will be open until 23:00

Closed: January 1st

Contact: 03-5468-5892

Homepage: http://www.hikarie.jp




Seibu Shibuya – “An out of the ordinary experience: rickshaw fukubukuro”


Obtain a special rickshaw ticket in Seibu Shibuya’s fukubukuro and gain the power to survive the year of 2018 by visiting Shibuya’s shrines including two of the most famous shrines in Shibuya, “Meiji Jingu” and “Kitaya Inari Shrine” where the god of business is enshrined. You can also enjoy eating lunch at “Omotesando Ukai Tei” and take a photo at the Scramble Crossover. Your ride will depart from and return back to Seibu Shibuya.


There are many different unique fukubukuro available at Seibu Shibuya, including the “Experience Japan’s Beauty” bag and the “Puella Magi Madoka Magica” bag.


Full Article: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/82383



Seibu Shibuya “Fukubukuro Oichi”

Running: January 1, 2018 – January 3, 2018

Address: 21-1, Udagawacho, Shibuyaku, Tokyo

Available: At designated areas.

Contact: 03-3462-0111

Homepage: https://www.sogo-seibu.jp/sogo/




Ginza LOFT – “Original fukubukuro” 


The Ginza branch of LOFT are going to sell limited quantities of original Ginza LOFT fukubukuro from January 2nd-4th. The store will stock lots of unique fukubukuro available only at Ginza LOFT filled with all kinds of goodies including curry, stationary, hand drip coffee starter sets, items to keep yourself moisturised during the dry season, and more. There will also be one special fukubukuro available on a first-come, first-served basis. (*sales will end once all bags have been sold)



Ginza LOFT

Address: Ginza Velvia-kan 3F-6F, 2-4-6 Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo

<New Year’s Business Hours>

・December 31st – 11:00-18:00

・January 1st – Closed

・January 2nd – 10:00-20:00

・January 3rd – 10:00-20:00

・Regular business hours commence from January 4th – 11:00-21:00

Website: http://www.loft.co.jp/shop_list/detail.php?shop_id=407



Gion Tsujiri – “Fukbukuro with original tote bag”


Gion Tsujiri are holding special New Year’s cake sale at Space of Asakusa in Matsuya Asakusa until January 2, 2018. They are selling their popular “Tsujiri no Sato” matcha confectionery, their New Year’s “Daifukucha” tea, and limited edition fukubukuro. There’s lots of tasty treats to look forward to including rich matcha flavoured sweets that come in a special box used to preserve tea, branded with an original mark.



Location: Space of Asakusa 1F, Matsuya Asakusa

Running: December 26, 2017 – January 2, 2018

Website: http://www.matsuya.com/m_asakusa/

Gion Tsujiri Website: www.giontsujiri.co.jp



THE Chiffon & Spoon – “Fukubukuro”


THE Chiffon & Spoon is a chiffon cake store where you can eat tasty chiffon cake with a spoon. From January 1st-3rd next year, the shop will sell their own original fukubukuro in limited quantities. You can get a fukubukuro that includes discount coupons for 5 small chiffon cakes of your favourite flavour together with honey jam and tea sets (¥2,160 tax incl.), another that comes with the same but you get 10 discount vouchers instead (¥3,240), and as a special set (¥3,240), you can get 10 of the same discount vouchers along with a set of 3 of their new tiramisu chiffon cakes that were released on December 28th.



Running: January 1, 2018 –  January 3, 2018

*Details regarding when the products go on sale and the quantity differ from branch to branch. Please see the homepage or visit in-store for more details.

Available: All “THE Chiffon & Spoon” stores (8 total)

Website: http://www.the-chiffon-and-spoon.jp


Enjoy your New Year’s shopping by getting your hands on one of the many fukubukuro available in Japan!


  • Basketball Culture Space TOKYO 23 Reopens on Cat Street in Harajuku

    18.September.2021 | FASHION

    TOKYO 23, a shop promoting basketball culture, is set to reopen as a large-scale shop in Harajuku on September 18, 2021. 


    TOKYO 23 x JUN INOUE TEE (Black/White): ¥5,500 each (Tax Included)


    Guests will enter the space to find a basketball court at the center, both keeping with the theme of the shop and maintaining a minimalist vibe. The location is bold, using a balance of different upcycled materials and gray-tone colors reminiscent of the Tokyo streets. 


    JUN INOUE was in charge of designing the lanterns throughout the store, giving a more traditional Japanese feel to the modern storefront. The store is dotted with artworks by Inoue as well as Reina Koyano, both located in Los Angeles. 


    The coffee shop “LATTEST” will also be a permanent fixture in the store, and is the perfect place for visitors to relax and take in the art and feeling of the TOKYO 23 store. To commemorate the opening of this massive space, special collaborative JUN INOUE x TOKYO 23 T-shirts will be on sale for a limited time. 

  • All About Matsuyama | Episode 2: Bargain Shopping Experience With machipay

    26.May.2021 | FEATURES / SPOT

    The all new Matsuyama Tourist Information Centre is set to open in the heart of Matsuyama—the capital city of Ehime Prefecture in Japan— in Okaido on May 27. In celebration of its opening, this new featured series by MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON will explore the wonders of Matsuyama, a city abundant with places to shop, leisurely hot spots, must-visit restaurants, and opportunities to dive deep into its history and culture. You’re sure to discover something new and exciting about Matsuyama in this series.

    Machia in Matsuyama Gintengai offers support for the machipay Service

    In Episode 2 of All About Matsuyama, we’re looking at ‘machipay,’ a special service exclusive to Matsuyama that opens opportunities for a great value shopping experience.


    Matsuyama’s shopping districts serve as the foundation of the lives of those residing in Matsuyama. Even visiting as a tourist for shopping and sightseeing you can enjoy an inherently ‘Matsuyama’ experience. Something that will make that experience even better is using the city’s machipay service which combines points, electronic money, and coupons all in one place. The service was created for both locals living in the city as well as tourists to create a more convenient shopping experience.


    The machipay card and app feature three functions: Points, Electronic Money, and Shopping Coupons. It is compatible at countless popular stores around Matsuyama including Okaido, Gintengai, Matsuchika Town, Matsuyama Ropeway Shopping Street, and elsewhere. Every ¥100 of electronic money spent using the service nets you one point, and one point is equivalent to ¥1. Putting money on the card and paying with it means you’ll start collecting lots of points which can be used at these various stores. Coupons offered around the shopping districts and its stores can also be saved onto your machipay app, making it a very handy shopping companion.


    But shopping isn’t the only way to earn machipay points. Attending events in the city, getting involved in voluntary work, and other activities that involve living in or like the people of Matsuyama will also garner you points.


    The “machica Card” which is used for the service is sold at the machia shop (pictured above) in Matsuyama Gintengai everyday from 10:00-19:00. There’s also an app. As of April 30, 2021, there are 1,200 stores in Matsuyama that are participating in the service.


    If you’re planning a trip to Matsuyama, make sure to use machipay.

  • BAYCREW’S STORE Spring/Summer 2021 Collection Unveiled

    11.February.2021 | FASHION

    BAYCREW’S STORE has unveiled its Spring/Summer 2021 Collection which is now available for pre-order.


    Line-Up Excerpt


    IENA brings French-like stripes for the forthcoming warm seasons in the form of a cut and sewn. This is layered with short pants and wedge sandals to complete this marine look.


    SLOBE IENA is serving beauty and sophistication with a laced patchwork skirt, resulting in some inevitable double-takes as a gaze at the silhouette and textures of the skirt leaves you loving the cuteness of the look from every angle. The tucked-in shirt bring that in-right-now element while the slipper shoes help to elevate the length of the legs.

    Spick and Span

    This look by Spick and Span centres on this year’s must-have long green coat. The interior blue tones balance the whole outfit out. The coat sleeves are rolled up, allowing the stripes of the shirt to come through stylishly. This colour scheme is definitely a springtime delight.

  • Yokohama Welcomes Products and Souvenirs From Ise at the New ISE SHOP

    10.February.2021 | FOOD

    Tama Plaza Terrace, a shopping centre in Yokohama, opened a limited-time pop-up shop on Tuesday (February 9) called ISE SHOP which is selling goods and products from Japan’s city of Ise.

    The shop opened in response to the reduction of sales of foodstuff, traditional handicrafts, and more in Ise due to the pandemic. Ise is known for its bounty of diverse products, and so this is a way to continue supporting it. Free tourist pamphlets are also being handed out detailing information about the city’s wonders.


    Some of the must-grab items

    The store is a showcase of Ise’s history, traditional, and food culture. Shoppers will find staple souvenir items like Ise udon, sea lettuce, hijiki seaweed, pearls, and more. Other touches of Ise include a popular hand cream made with water drawn from the Isuzu River, a fragrance mist also made from the same water, all-new cosmetic items, cookies inspired by the oshiraishi stones spread over the most holy part of Ise Grand Shrine—the list goes on. 58 Ise-based businesses are stocking around 100 products inside the store, so it’s a must-visit for anyone interested in the ancient city.

  • Chiisanpo’s Adorable Illustrations Turn Into Official Merchandise

    29.January.2021 | FASHION

    Japanese webstore Capsule Kuji welcomed a new collection of items last Thursday (January 21) by popular Japanese artist Chiisanpo.

    Chiisanpo Capsule Kuji Line-Up

    Chiisanpo has over 100,000 follows across their social media pages. For this capsule collection, they draw an original line-up of artwork. Items on the website are entered into a lottery, with the top prize being a work of canvas art, following by a 45cm cushion, tote bag, handkerchief and mug, and more.

  • Viral Japanese Fueki Figure Appears at Tokyo Station’s Character Street

    29.January.2021 | ANIME&GAME

    Heso Production, the company that manages the glue and cream store Fueki Shop, erected a pop-up shop for one of its mascots on Friday (January 22) at Tokyo Character Street in Tokyo Station.

    Fueki Figure

    Fueki postcard for customers

    The figure was created by Tomohiro Yasui, an artist at Kami Robo which is known for producing lots of figures of popular characters. The popular character, which is in fact a yellow puppy, went viral in Japan when the figure was first unveiled, garnering over 50,000 likes on Twitter.

    Those who spend over ¥1,100 (tax included) in a single transaction at the pop-up shop will receive a free Fueki postcard.


  • Los Angeles Pottery Maker Victoria Morris Gets Pop-Up Shop in Tokyo

    05.December.2020 | FASHION

    Select shop LOVELESS has opened a pop-up store for Los Angeles native pottery maker Victoria Morris at their flagship store LOVELESS Aoyama in cooperation with Harajuku OS1 Gallery. It will run from December 5 to 10.

    This is the first pop-up shop themed on flower vases to open at LOVELESS. To promote the shop, customers can pick up a limited-edition T-shirt featuring a photo of one of Victoria Morris works.

    Additionally, those who purchase select products at the shop, or order a drink from the HADEN BOOKS cafe on the first floor of LOVELESS Aoyama, will receive an A2 poster featuring Morris’s pottery work. These are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Stylish Japanese Zipper Bag Brand Pake® Opens Pop-Up Shop in Laforet Harajuku

    03.December.2020 | FASHION / SPOT

    Laforet Harajuku is always first in line when it comes to the latest brand trends. This week, from December 1 to 7, Japanese zipper bag brand Pake® is running a pop-up shop at the Harajuku-based shopping centre.


    Pake® launched its brand in October 2019 and became incredibly popular on Japanese social media for its simple yet stylish designs. The brand has gone on to collaborated with various artists like Yumi Matsutoya as well as cosmetic and fashion brands such as ADDICTION BEAUTY.

    The Quantum Tone Dark Cyan | ¥400 (Tax Included)

    The Filler Tone Olive Drab | ¥600 (Tax Included)

    The zipper bags come in a variety of colours and sizes. They are made with a barrier film that cuts 80% UV which protects the items inside from sunlight. They are also waterproof, dust-proof, and odour-resistant. Making the product as strong and resistant as possible means the zipper bags are reusable, not only for storing at-home bits, but for camping, water sports, and more.

    HUMANMADE®︎×Pake®︎ Set 1 | ¥2,500

    UNDERCOVER×Pake®︎Set 2 ¥2,200

    The pop-up shop will also sell two sets made in collaboration with fashion brand UNDERCOVER (pre-sales) and NIGO® brand HUMAN MADE®.

    Get the best and most stylish zipper bags around with Pake®.

  • IKEA to Open New 7-Floor Branch in Shibuya This November

    02.November.2020 | FASHION / SPOT

    IKEA Japan has announced that it will open a new branch in Shibuya, Tokyo, on November 30, 2020.

    IKEA Shibuya comes soon after IKEA Harajuku which opened in June of this year. The new branch will boast seven floors: the first six will offer lifestyle products and open on November 30 while the 7th floor will house the restaurant which is set to open in Spring 2021.


    A special pre-opening will be available to IKEA Family members on November 27 and 28 who can get their hands on products before anyone else at a special price. Members must book their place by November 10.

  • Japan’s Oldest 12th Century Manga ‘Choju Giga’ Collaborates With Miffy

    18.August.2020 | FASHION

    Japanese online shop Perfect World Tokyo is now selling a selection of merchandise made in collaboration with Miffy and Chōjū-jinbutsu-giga (Scrolls of Frolicking Animals), a famous set of 12th century picture scrolls which are considered to be the world’s first manga.

    Miffy x Chōjū-jinbutsu-giga

    The merchandise collection was teased on Twitter before its official release which excited Miffy fans. Chōjū-jinbutsu-giga was created sometime between the Heian Period and early Kamakura Period in Japan.

    This is an unprecedented and unique collaboration and for sure a must-grab. They’re even selling eco-bags.

  • Doraemon’s Official Online Shop ‘Doraemon Future Department Store Online’ Now Open

    19.July.2020 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    Benelic officially opened Doraemon Future Department Store’s online shop on July 17, 2020 at 14:00 (JST).


    What is the Doraemon Future Department Store?

    The Doraemon Future Department Store is the world’s first official Doraemon shop. Located on the second floor of DiverCity Tokyo Plaza, the outside of the shop is made up of bricks, while the interior is like that of a European department store. It’s a playground for all fans of Doraemon with a wide range of merchandise, the chance to try out some of Doraemon’s secret gadgets, and more.


    At Tokyo Teleport Station, which you arrive at when travelling to DiverCity Tokyo Plaza, there’s a Doraemon clock called “Suntory Doraemon Time Square” which was set up last year. When the clock strikes noon, it plays the Doraemon anime theme song and puts on a fun show for people to watch.


    Doraemon Future Department Store Online: The World’s First Official Doraemon Online Shop

    Doraemon Future Department Store Online opened on July 17. There, fans can get their hands on a wealth of Doraemon goods, including the 100 Years Doraemon collector’s set of all 45 manga volumes which was released to celebrate Doraemon’s 50th anniversary, other celebratory merchandise, exclusive online goodies, pre-sales, and more.


    The shop and website also sell around 250 pieces of original Doraemon Future Department Store merchandise, like Doraemon’s secret gadgets, interior design items, and more. When you order online, items are packaged in an original box.

  • Japan’s Discount Chain Store Don Quijote Opens New Branch in Hong Kong’s Pearl City

    27.June.2020 | SPOT

    Pan Pacific Retail Management of Pan Pacific International Holdings Group, the latter of which manages the discount chain store Don Quijote, has announced that it is opening a new branch of Don Quijote called DON DON DONKI Pearl City inside the Pearl City shopping centre in Hong Kong on July 7, 2020.

    DON DON DONKI is a chain of Don Quijote stores located in Singapore, Thailand, and Hong Kong which specialises in discount Japanese brand products and products made for the Japanese marketplace. The first Hong Kong branch opened in Tsim Sha Tsui last year in July, followed by another in December of the same year at OP Mall, stocked with high quality Japanese products including food.


    Pearl City welcomes the third branch to open in Hong Kong where it will open in Causeway Bay, a retail area home to many high-end stores and bustling with young people.


    Customers can get their hands on Japanese seafood products, fruits, and many other foods as well as cosmetics, lifestyle goods, and much more, all at a discounted price. There will also be a gift corner packed with plenty of souvenir ideas and all of which can be packed in gift bags and wrapping.