souvenirs

Japanese KitKats get a new regional flavour, straight from a Tokyo island

Plus, all the regional-exclusive KitKats get a revamp, giving them a whole new look. 

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The one place in Japan where you can buy epic, super-long dango sweets

Sword-like sweets take the phrase “hana yori dango” to a whole new level.

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New Doughnut KitKat captures the flavour of a Japanese castle town

Regional-exclusive chocolate aims to raise funds for damaged samurai fortress.

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Tokyo Disney Resort is set to bring back the snacks and sweet treats at limited park stores

A month-long shortage of goods had many park visitors leaving empty-handed with no yummy souvenirs for their memories.

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Top 5 Super Nintendo World souvenirs for winter 2021 according to staff

Park-goers’ Nintendo tastes have become more refined.

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Supermarket souvenirs! You can buy a bunch of presents in Kyoto while ignoring tourist shops

It turns out there’s a whole range of classic Kyoto goodies available on a typical store shelf!

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Kyoto’s newest Shinkansen souvenir: Canned cakes filled with matcha and cherry blossoms

A beautiful way to cap off a trip to the ancient Japanese capital.  

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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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