souvenirs

Japan’s favourite whisky and chocolate pairing just got even bigger

“Twig” chocolate is a great partner for whisky, but what happens when it becomes a full-on branch?

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Shinjuku Station’s new mascot character gets lost at the station, in more ways than one

Cute character flies under the radar, but there’s a special prize for those who can hunt it down!

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Japanese toilet paper collection opens our minds as we open our butts

There are surprising discoveries to be made in this Japanese bathroom. 

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There’s a secret free souvenir hiding inside this Japanese train station

A limited-time memento that pays homage to a local folklore legend.

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Move over, Pikachu and Eevee — Piplup is here to take over Pokémon Tokyo Banana!

We’re very much looking forward to eating you, Piplup!

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Japanese toilet sweets put a new twist on tradition

The perfect sweet for a potty mouth. 

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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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