That’s right, you really can get these items for 100 yen, or just under US$1 each! 

Japan is currently in the midst of its long “Golden Week” holiday period, during which many Japanese workers take the  opportunity to travel, so we figured it was the perfect time to check out convenient travel items available at Daiso, the Japanese 100 yen chain store.

We got in touch with the PR people at Daiso to get a list of  six items they recommended for travelers, and we thought they all looked quite useful!

1. Cute folding clothes hangers (set of two)


These are colorful and cute, and should come in handy when you need to hang your clothes, especially if you’re travelling light and doing laundry along the way that needs to dry.

2. Small washable tote bags


These not only come in a pop pink color (and with a cute ribbon too), they should be great for going to the spa or hot spring, since you can keep your wet items inside and wash the contents along with the bag.

3. Compression (vacuum) bag for clothes (large size: 60 x 50 centimeters [20 x 23.5 inches])


This might not be anything new, but compression bags for your clothes are always useful for making sure you have enough room in your suitcase for those precious  souvenirs.

4. Rosso Bianco Passport case


This case is great not just for safekeeping your passport but also your airline and Shinkansen tickets, plus, of course, any other coupons and miscellaneous things that tend to get misplaced while traveling.

5. Three-dimensional eye mask (blue)


This is a perfect item for when you want to catch up on your beauty sleep while traveling, especially for the ladies, since the mask’s three-dimensional shape allows you to wear it without ruining your eye make-up!

6. The One -Touch band with buckles

ワンタッチバンドImage: courtesy of Daiso

This band doesn’t take up space and could be very useful when you want to bundle together the contents of your suitcase or attach extra bags to your luggage. You get two easy-to-attach bands (2.5 x 130 centimeters for 100 yen.

So, what did you think of these recommendations? We thought they were all convenient items to have wherever we might be traveling. And the best part? You can buy all six of them and it would only cost you 600 yen! If you have the chance to visit a Daiso store in Japan, you may want to get your hands on some of these goods for your next trip!

Reference: Daiso
Original article by: Yayoi Saginomiya
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