souvenirs

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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All the best Japanese Kit Kat flavours together in one exclusive anniversary box for limited time

Now you can enjoy 35 different Japan-exclusive Kit Kats without having to run around town trying to find them all.

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Japanese stationery fans go crazy for memo pad that slowly reveals Kyoto temple as you use it

The unusual memo pad has become so popular it’s caused the maker’s online store to shut down.

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Pringles releases sukiyaki flavoured potato chips in Japan

Available to purchase only in the Kanto region, this new variety comes packed with traditional Japanese flavour.

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We buy plastic food samples from a Japanese vending machine with Mr Sato

Come with us as we track down the unusual machine in Tokyo.

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Japanese Kit Kat fans go crazy for new banana variety available only at Tokyo Station

With queues out the door for the new limited-edition Tokyo Banana Kit Kat, we grab a pack to see if it’s really worth all the hype.

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Japanese Kit Kats now come in Tokyo Banana flavour

The capital city’s most famous edible souvenir receives a Kit Kat makeover.

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Create your own personalised Japanese Kit Kats with new vending machine in Kyoto

The only thing better than a box of Japanese Kit Kats is one you’ve made yourself.

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We visit Japan’s only specialty toothpick store to buy products steeped in 300-year-old history

When samurai needed toothpicks during the Edo period, this store had everything they were looking for.

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