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10 GREAT SOUVENIRS FROM JAPAN

Do you have extra money to buy expensive souvenirs from Tokyo? Here are the 10 great souvenirs from Japan that I suggest you should buy before returning to your homeland.

GREAT SOUVENIRS FROM JAPAN, TEAM UY TRAVELS
GREAT SOUVENIRS FROM JAPAN, TEAM UY TRAVELS

1. SAKURA THEME SOUVENIR

Whether it is Cherry Blossom season or not, sakura-theme souvenirs are in full bloom all year round in department stores and sidewalk shops. Why not grab a cheap mug, plate or any accessories that has sakura print on it. For sure, you’ll always be reminded of how beautiful the scenery in Japan whenever you glance at this item back home.

PRICE: 100 YEN UP

WHERE TO BUY: DAISO, SERIA, 100 YEN STORES, & STORES OR KIOSK AROUND TEMPLES

WEIGHT: LIGHT

 

 


2. YUKATA

Team Uy Travels Souvenirs from Japan
Yukata

Yukata is simply the casual version of Kimono. It is usually worn during summer festivals and onsen (bath) session. But outside Japan, you can use it as a robe or sleeping wear. I bought my Yukata for only 5800 Yen (2700 Php) in a mall in Odaiba. You can also get one in Asakusa but for a higher price.

PRICE: 5000 YEN UP

WHERE TO BUY: ASAKUSA AREA & ODAIBA MALL

WEIGHT: MEDIUM

 

 

 

 

 

 


3. CHOPSTICK

Souvenir from Japan
Chopsticks

Wooden, plastic or metal.. whatever form it may be, these two sticks are worthy reminder of your trip to Japan. This souvenir is perfect for budget travelers especially for those who don’t want to put bulky and heavy things in their hand-carry baggage.

PRICE: 50 YEN UP

WHERE TO BUY: DAISO, SERIA, 100 YEN STORES, & SOUVENIR STORES OR KIOSK 

WEIGHT: LIGHT

 


4. ANIME THEME

Team Uy Travels Souvenir from Japan
Pokemon

 

Japan is widely known as the capital of Manga series so take one of anime-printed key chain, posters or stuff toys as a souvenir.
There are lots and great selections of these in department stores and key tourist spots like Akihabara and Ropongi. I’m still not opening a box of Sailormoon keychain in my closet which I bought in iDEMO along Shibuya ward.


PRICE: 500 YEN UP (PLUSH TOYS)

WHERE TO BUY: iDEMO,AKIHABARA, ROPONGI AREA, SKYTREE (various anime stores to check out)

WEIGHT: LIGHT


5. HELLO KITTY

Who can resist this cute and adorable white kitten character? It seems like everyone loves Hello Kitty and you’ll be astounded by how many Hello kitty souvenirs are in the Japanese market, as in they are everywhere in Japan.

PRICE: 500 YEN UP

WHERE TO BUY: HELLO KITTY STORES IN SKYTREE, SOUVENIR SHOPS AROUND TEMPLES

WEIGHT: LIGHT TO MEDIUM

 


6. TATAMI SLIPPERS

Souvenir from Japan

Bring home one of these comfy and traditional slippers of Japanese people. These are comfortable to wear and very authentic, lots of designs to choose from. You can have them for only 100 Yen (50 Php) in Daiso or Seria store.

 

PRICE: 100 YEN UP

WHERE TO BUY: DAISO, SERIA & 100 YEN STORES

WEIGHT: LIGHT

 

 


 7. AUTOMATIC WASHLET OR TOILET SEAT

If you have the money, then invest into something that will give extra comfort to your toilet experience. These automatic washlets have different sprinkle functions for washing your private parts.  Surely, your friend or relative will be amazed how hi-tech and cool your toilet seats are.

PRICE: 45000 YEN UP

WHERE TO BUY: MALLS AND ELECTRONICS STORES

WEIGHT: HEAVY

 


8. LUCKY CHARM

You can buy many of these in temples and souvenir stores for only 500 Yen (250 Php) and above. Just choose to where you want to amplify your luck such as health, love, relationship, money and even safe birth delivery.

 

PRICE: 100 YEN UP

WHERE TO BUY: ACCREDITED STORES AROUND TEMPLES

WEIGHT: LIGHT

 

 


9. JAPAN FASHIONABLE CLOTHES

When I was in Japan, I noticed these high-waist skirts that are popular with Japanese women, even the elders. I wanted to buy one but hesitated. Instead, I grabbed a dress which costs 1000 Yen (500 Php) and whenever I put this on, it reminds me of my first out of the country shopping spree. 

 

PRICE: 2000 YEN UP

WHERE TO BUY: UNIQLO, DEPARTMENT STORES

WEIGHT: LIGHT TO MEDIUM

 



10. REF MAGNET

Small but very popular souvenirs to reminisce your Japan moments. These are very light-weighted and won’t even add much to your baggage load.

PRICE: 100 YEN UP

WHERE TO BUY: DAISO, SERIA, 100 YEN STORES, & STORES OR KIOSK AROUND TEMPLES

WEIGHT: LIGHT

 

 

If you have any suggestions or want something to add to the list of great souvenirs from Japan, feel free to comment below. But remember this, ANYTHING that comes from Japan such as map, magazines, YEN, coins and postcard will surely make your loved ones happy when you give it to them. The last time I remember, there is no rule that you should buy or spend money on bringing memorabilia from your trips.

18 Comments

  1. That’s a fun selection list of things to bring from Japan, if I ever visit. Which of the souvenirs do you prefer yourself?

    1. Hi first of all, thank you for reading, Choose to buy the automatic toilet seat, it’s truly awesome to experience this one. 🙂

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  5. Ok, I want an automatic toilet seat!! That sounds awesome!! But yeah, indeed, I think it would be pretty heavy in my luggage!

    1. yeah i was thinking the same when i was about to buy the toilet seat. but it is awesome 🙂

  6. Such a fun selection! Tatami slippers are at the top of my list. But also the automatic toilet seat 😛

  7. edit: Don’t know why my last comment has a different name on it. Please delete it.

    Such a fun selection! Tatami slippers are at the top of my list. But also the automatic toilet seat 😛

  8. I have heard so much about Japan and cant wait to visit. I love to collect souvenirs as well 🙂

  9. Kelly says:

    What a great list. Japan has such great souvenirs. I love the Sakura and I would love anything hello kitty or a super cool sushi magnet. Thanks.

  10. I got almost all except the automatic toilet seat! Now that I think about it, I wish I had gotten those tatami slippers as well. They looked pretty uncomfy at first but it would’ve been a really cool home slippers. Also, there’s a flea market in Kyoto every 21st and 25th of the month. You can buy super beautiful used kimonos for only 1000 yen! It’s crazy cheap!

  11. Wow, I guess most of us, a souvenir item is always something that we consider to buy whenever we get to a new country or a new place. I love the whole list of Souvenirs in Japan that you have shared here. I never expected that Japan has a boatload of souvenir item as well, which makes traveling in Japan extraordinary. The automatic toilet seat, is something I consider to bringing home, it is very unique and interesting. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

  12. Best souvenir from Japan would be for me… the knowledge of how to make spectacular sushi 🙂 Also doesnt take too much space in the luggage. Nice article, cheers!

  13. FlySoulmates says:

    I’m planning go to Japan in July! Thanks for your tips (I had no clue what to buy)

  14. Such a cute little girl you have for the post. I always wanted to visit japan but never got the chance. Hopefully someday will be there..

  15. I like the Yukata, I hope to try it some day.

  16. That is huge list of soveniers from Japan. Book marking it. There is a lot to select from. Whenever I travel to a new place I like to collect soveniers for my loved ones and also for myself.

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