souvenirs

New sake earrings let you wear your love for Japanese rice wine on your ears

Pay homage to Japan’s traditional drinking culture with unique eye-catching jewellery.

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We munch on some real-life Slime dumplings from the Dragon Quest Walk collaboration

One of Japan’s most popular app games takes on a classic sweetshop staple.

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How easy is it to win super expensive Japanese whisky at a gacha machine in Tokyo?

So determined to win rare full-sized Hibiki and Yamazaki whiskies we’re willing to spend over US$300 for them.

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Historic Asakusa shopping street in danger as Taito Ward calls for shop evictions

Decades-old shops kept in families for generations could be shuttered as a result.

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We buy Vladimir Putin chocolate from the Red Square Russian shop in Tokyo

President Putin chocolate is one of five recommended items you can buy at this specialty food store.

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Don Quijote opens new sake and sweets stores at Tokyo Station

Famous discount chainstore dedicates one store to sweets and one to drinks, with popular products for tourists.

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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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