For the last (for now) of the Japan-series of posts, I’ve put together a short list of random shops offering Japanese products or services. So here you go and enjoy!
- Japanese bookstore: Aoki Shoten (Avenue des Meuniers 123, 1160 Brussels, open Mon-Sat 10:00h to 18:00h) sells Japanese books, manga, paper supplies, gifts, magazines… Facebook page. A more detailed review (in French).
- Japanese hairdresser: Ashida Junko (Rue Washington 102, 1050 Brussels. Tue-Fri 09:30h to 18:00h and Sat 09:00h to 17:00h). English and Japanese are spoken. This hair salon specializes in Japanese hair straightening and digital perms). See price list here. Website. Facebook page.
- Japanese beauty salon and origami workshops: Salon des arts japonais Jaune (rue Lesbroussart 31, 1050 Ixelles). This center (which I still have to check out – I have only walked by a couple of times) presents itself as a creative workshop, hair, nail and shiatsu massage center. It also promotes calligraphy and origami workshops in Saint Gilles. Website. If you have used any of these services, please comment!
- Japanese travel agencies: Japan PI Travel (Rue de Stassart 100, 1050 Brussels) and Fuji Travel (Chaussee d’Ixelles 146, 1050 Brussels) are the go-to agencies if you need to get plane tickets to Japan, or a Japan rail pass (cash payment only). Check their websites for opening hours and appointment information.
Do you have anything else to list? Want to know more? Please share!