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More Sushi Suitcase Covers!

Well, this could be one way to either get a fair amount of attention from airport security. Or a laugh. Or both.

Tokyo’s Top 3 Outlet Malls

If you're in need of a shopping spree, give Shibuya and Ginza a pass and head to one of Tokyo's great outlet malls.

3 Historical Crafts from Kanagawa

In addition to being home to the major port city of Yokohama and the famed hot springs of Hakone, Kanagawa has developed a number of distinctive crafts that are unique to the region.

Sushi Socks!

Ever since Aomori-based sock maker Sukeno began selling these amazing socks, they’ve blown up all over the country.

Put Your Paws in the Air for these Manju!

A dessert so adorable you almost won't want to eat it!

3 Traditional Makeup Brush Kits from Kumano

Ever wanted a brush made with gray squirrel fur? With 180 years of history, the town of Kumano is the largest producer of calligraphy and artist’s brushes—as well as makeup brushes—in Japan.

Anatomy of a Traditional Fan

As a necessity amid the heat and humidity of the Japanese summer, the Boshu uchiwa, or Japanese fan, is Chiba Prefecture’s one and only government-designated traditional craft.

10 Cool Things to Do in Tokyo

From rabbit cafés to sumo tournaments and everything in between, these are the top recommendations from Veltra's adventurous staff to make the most of your trip to Japan's capital!

7 Incredible Activities in Minakami, Gunma

Minakami is one exciting gem of a Japanese countryside town!

Get Comfy in Hakama Pants

Whether you're lounging around at home or heading out for a night out on the town, these samurai-inspired pants are the perfect addition to your closet.

Keep Your Neck Warm with a Cat Scarf!

Don't worry, it's not made out of cats—but a purchase could actually help one.

8 Things You Don’t Know about KIT KAT in Japan

Thought you knew everything about Japan's multifaceted KIT KAT bars? Read on!

Specialty Chopsticks for Ramen Noodles

These Edokibashi chopsticks are especially created for eating ramen without the noodles slipping down between them. Seriously!

5 Classic Cultural Activities in Saitama

Located just north of Tokyo, Saitama Prefecture has preserved beautiful pockets of traditional Japan. While there's much to see, there's just as much that you can try out first-hand!

Monopoly Celebrates Japanese Arts & Crafts

Monopoly has been released in over 200 countries, and is so popular that it has an almost infinite number of variations. Now we can add one more variation to the pack with traditional Japanese craftwork.

Saitama's Top 5 Foody Souvenirs

After taking in the sights in Saitama, why not bring back some goodies to enjoy at home, or as gifts to your friends and coworkers?

5 Things to Do Around Asakusa

In addition to its famous temple, the area around Asakusa presents shops that offer unusual and unique products that are different from what you might find at department stores and mass retailers around the country. And you can catch sumo, too!

5 Cool Crafts from Tokyo

Thought it was nothing but big city lights? These crafts from Tokyo are like no other!

7 Cool Traditional Japanese-Style Gifts

Looking for just the right gift during the holiday season? Why not give the gift of something unique you could only get from Japan!

4 Cool Things Made of Kurikyu Odate Bentwood

Kurikyu Bentwood is known for high-quality bentwood products emblematic of the city of Odate in Akita Prefecture.

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