Things to buy living in Japan

Before you buy anything, read this.


People sometimes ask me what do I buy for X in Japan. Here is a list of things I have:

Foreign brands

  • Scanpan Pans (10 year warranty!)
  • Dining Knife, spoons, and forks (Cutipol)
  • Vacuum cleaner (Dyson)

Since I live in Japan, majority of things I prefer Japanese brands.

Japanese brands

Most of them found on Good Design Award.

Before I only buy cheapest things, but they are always broken very soon. Now I like nicer, higher quality things which have longevity.

On my list