What souvenirs should you bring home from Tokyo? You can go for traditional Japanese crafts such as Kimono or wooden clogs, exotic Japanese food like limited-edition Japanese Kit Kat, or the local curry, or opt for the more current Japanese trends such as Green Tea facial masks, all for a very reasonable price.
Check out this list of 10 Most Popular Souvenirs to Buy From Tokyo.
Limited-edition Japanese Kit Kats
Japanese Wasabi Kit Kat
The bizarre and crazy flavors of Kit Kat in Japan are a legend. These chocolate sweets come in all kinds of flavors, from yummy, mouth-watering tastes such as green tea, strawberry cheesecake xxx to more unusual tastes like wasabi, Soy sauce or Azuki Bean.
Japanese Wasabi Kit Kat
Green Tea Mask
Glowing skin and brightening your complexion are just two of the benefits attributed to the Green tea cleansing mask. From personal experience I can tell you that the mask leaves your skin feeling refreshed with a nice clean feel to it. It also has a cooling effect, very pleasant in warm climates.
Japanese Green Tea Extract Facial Mask
Pocky is perhaps the most well-known Japanese sweet. It is a crunchy biscuit stick dipped in yummy coatings such as strawberry, green tea and chocolate.
Pocky Matcha, Strawberry, Chocolate, Banana and 4 other flavors
Matcha Green Tea
Matcha powdered green tea is made from dehydrated green tea leaves pounded into powder. It is a traditional Japanese tea that is dissolved in hot water and stirred with a bamboo whisk to create foam on top of it. This tea is used in the traditional Japanese Tea ceremony for more than 800 years. Many people think it’s very complicated or time consuming but making a cup of tea takes 2 minutes or less.
And the health benefits? Plenty !! There is evidence that regular drinking of it lowers chances of heart disease and cancer. A connection between Green tea and weight loss has been found in many studies too.
Japanese Matcha Green Tea Powder – 100% Organic, with Antioxidants.
Hand towels-Tenugui, are a type of traditional Japanese mini-towel used for drying your hands. Carrying a mini towel with you is a local custom. They come in an never-ending assortment of traditional patterns and colors. They are cheap and available in many places in Tokyo, not just sovenier stores.
Japanese Tenugui Towel
Kokeshi dolls are wooden dolls from the Sendai and Miyagi prefectures in the north of Japan.
They were first created as gifts for guests of onsen hot springs in Japan. An original Kokeshi doll is hand-painted and handmade from wood. Beware of buying the low-priced replica Kokeshi made from plastic by machines in China or Korea.
Usaburo Japanese Kokeshi Doll
Kawaii – cute’ in Japanese. Japan is the land of cuteness. Cuteness is everywhere, from Stuffed furry animals, to glittery colors of computers and vacuum-cleaners. Everything ‘kawaii’ (cute) goes. Even Japanese airlines like Nippon Airways have Pokémon and Pikachu painted on their Airplanes. In Tokyo, even grown up women carry Hello Kitty Accessories.
Kiddy-Land store in Tokyo is the ‘Mecca’ of Kawaii stuff. Heaps of Hello Kitty, Puca and other cute characters on everything from lunch boxes and towels to mouse pads and notebooks, all densely packed into three floors.
Address: 6-1-9 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan (just off Omotesando, opposite Omotesando hills).
Hello Kitty Apple MacBook Air 13 Skinit Skin
Geta are the traditional Japanese footwear, a mishmash between clogs and flip-flops. They have a high wooden heel and they keep on the foot with a fabric strap. They are intended for wearing with the traditional Japanese clothing kimono or yukata.
Sushi USB – this cool cute shaped USB Memory Stick is a great gift for your computer geek friends, who also happen to have a weakness for Japanese food. It’s a wonderful ice-breaker for business meetings as well as a great small talk starter in any situation.
Japanese Traditional Geta Wooden Clogs
Japanese Tea Pots, Tea cups and Bowls
The famous Japanese ceramics and pottery are known for their unique colors and patterns. This form of art has developed in Japan from the 15th century, as the tea ceremony became part of everyday life. Luckily, you can find kitchenware at very reasonable prices in 100 yen shops or 300 yen shops which are huge stores offering everything, really everything, for very discounted prices. There are many branches throughout Tokyo, so check which one is closest to you.
Japanese Tea Cup Camellia and Bird
Japanese curry is one of the most popular dishes in Japan, and a common dinner choice in Japan.
It is completely different from the Indian curries, it has a milder flavor than the Indian curry, and it’s very easy to prepare because the curry mix comes from a box. Japanese people usually cook their food from scratch, but when it comes to curry, it’s an easy option for a quick meal.
Japanese Curry Sauce Mix
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