souvenirs

Japanese manufacturing town hopes to boost tourism with iron-flaked ice cream

Enjoy the refreshing taste of Tsubame Sanjo’s metalworking factories!

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What it’s like to buy a canned railway stone in Japan

A can full of playfulness and surprises.

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Top 5 souvenirs to buy at Super Nintendo World, according to staff who work there

Tips from the pros to make sure you don’t miss out on the best merchandise.

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Undress an ukiyo-e woman out of her kimono with this Japanese magic towel hack

You’ll need more than hot water to fully appreciate the beauty of this towel.

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Ichiran Ramen calendar features moving parts so you can make every day noodle day

Recreating all the restaurant’s famous touches, including the serving of food from behind the bamboo curtain.

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Pokémon Tokyo Banana haul: Will we find the rare Pikachu tail?

We buy stacks of the new limited-edition sweet souvenir to see if we can snare all six cute Pikachu designs. 

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Tokyo Banana teams up with Pokémon for limited-edition Pikachu sweets collection

Tokyo’s best-selling sweet souvenir charges up with six cute Pikachu designs. 

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Tokyo Banana and KitKat team up to offer limited-edition Caramel Banana KitKats

The smash hit taste sensation is back! In KitKat form! Again!

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First ever sales of popular Tokyo Banana cakes outside of Tokyo planned then cancelled due to Coronavirus

Popular Japanese snack Tokyo Banana was set to venture into unchartered territory by opening shop in Osaka, but unfortunately, it was not to be.

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New Japanese KitKats feature sakura sake and a traditional cherry blossom dessert

Hanami flavours are accompanied by a special limited-edition Easter treat this year. 

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What it’s like to eat a super expensive Japanese strawberry【Taste Test】

Luxury Japanese fruit meets the mouth of Mr Sato.

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Dodge the biggest problem of giving yourself a kanji name with these for-foreigner personal seals

Get a stamp of approval with your own Japanese personal seal complete with your Japanese kanji name.

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Japanese KitKats now come in edamame milkshake flavour

New Zunda Shake variety perfectly blends chocolate with sweet soybeans. Read More

Japanese KitKats now come in Gold Caramel Tokyo Banana flavour

New golden makeover supports hard workers like Olympics athletes.

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Can a Japanese person look good in one of those for-foreigner souvenir kimono? Mr. Sato finds out

Gift shop kimono are almost nothing like the real thing, but can Mr. Sato’s fashion aura transcend national boundaries?

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Sakura Japanese Sake KitKats combine rice wine and cherry blossoms for a sweet hanami experience

Sakura-flavoured KitKats now come with 0.07 percent alcohol.

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Taste the floor of a Japanese train station with new limited-edition chocolates from Tokyo Metro

Eat the walls, ceilings, floors and stairs of a dozen different stations!

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Black Thunder shocks fans by suspending giri choco obligation chocolates on Valentine’s Day

A shock announcement from an avid supporter of Japan’s giri-choco tradition.

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New Japanese Kit Kat features premium Tokyo Banana flavour…with crushed crepes

New premium Kit Kat comes with a premium professional pastry ingredient.

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Coca-Cola Japan unveils special New Year’s kimono bottle for 2019 with hidden boar on the packaging

Limited-edition bottle celebrates the upcoming Year of the Boar.

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