Omamori are good luck amulets sold at Shinto shrines. During exam time, many students can be seen with success omamori dangling from their bags. These are only sold in their respective cities or prefectures, making them especially sought-after even among Japanese. Wagashi have been around since the Edo period.
The Complete Guide to Japanese Souvenirs: 30 Must-Buy Souvenirs from Japan
15 Must-Buy Souvenirs from Japan | tsunagu Japan
KitKats are sold with numbers of different flavours in Japan and many of them are sold only in limited areas. Tokyo Banana is a sweet company based in Tokyo, currently offering over 20 types of sweets. Banana shaped small and fluffy cakes filled with banana custard cream. Tokyo Banana is available with various flavours and cute prints, such as flowers and leopard. Food Samples are one of the most interesting and unique items you can find in Japan. A huge variety of food samples can be found in Tokyo, especially in Kappabashi area , which actually samples are sold for professional use for shop display and etc. Though, the crispy waffle in honey flavour, Tokyo Honey Sugar, is one of the best-selling sweets available only in Tokyo area.
Updated on March 16, by Asher Fergusson. Plus I have a bonuse guide to the custom of gift-giving which may be unfamiliar to new travelers to Japan. Jet lag can put a serious dampener on your trip, so you should try to prevent it if at all possible.
Japan and especially Tokyo truly is shopping paradise. From cool street wear to stunning handmade ceramics, you definitely can have it all there — if your bank account and luggage space allows it! So beautiful! The kitchen area in Tokyo, Asakusa, is also a great place to find a lot of ceramics, and you can also find some finer pieces in the big department stores.