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'Omiyage' You Can't Buy Anywhere Else in Japan

You'll never guess where a secret treasure trove of one-of-a-kind souvenirs is sold!

Upholding Beauty & History at Yojiya

One of Kyoto's most historic and best-known shops happens to be an unassuming makeup and beauty store.

4 Cool & Classic Souvenirs from Japan

‘Cool Japan’ is a government-sponsored campaign to promote Japan internationally through local products. And we've got our own ideas for some 'cool' and classic souvenirs!

How to Use 'Omiyage' in the Workplace

Effective 'omiyage' use can actually play a big part in getting ahead at work!

These Kimono Sashes Are Out of This World!

From lounging felines to deep space imagery, this traditional Japanese clothing retailer is bound to have the perfect 'obi' for you!

Navigating Souvenir Culture in Japan

The word 'omiyage' is often translated as 'souvenir.' But while the concept is similar, the idea of 'omiyage' goes much deeper than the coffee mugs, T-shirts and key chains most people from North America would imagine bringing back from a vacation.

Pocket-Sized Tatami Mats

These ingenious products give a fresh spin on traditional Japanese flooring.

Aomori's Stunning 'Tsugaru-nuri' Lacquerware

Looking for a unique souvenir from Japan that isn’t food? Tsugaru-nuri, a type of lacquerware local to Aomori Prefecture, may be the elegant souvenir you’ve been waiting for.

3 Classic Souvenirs from Toyama

When shopping for souvenirs on your first tour of Toyama, you may not be able to make a quick decision about which to select. Here are three representative Toyama souvenirs that can help you make your choice!

47 Souvenirs from All 47 Prefectures!

Traveling around Japan but don't know what souvenir to buy from each region? We've got you covered with this crazy list of our Top 47 'omiyage' from each of the nation's 47 prefectures!

Nothing Says Love Like a Self-Harvested Pearl

Pluck out your very own pearl from one of the famous pearl oysters of Mie. Then make an elegant accessory as a special souvenir of your time in Ise!

Top 10 Souvenirs from the Ghibli Museum

Ghibli fans will definitely want to collect these 10 items that you can't find anywhere except the Ghibli Museum!

Slice & Dice with a Personally Engraved Knife

Why settle for just a plain old generic knife when you can get one engraved with a personal message?

Go Treasure Hunting in a Porcelain Warehouse

Ready for a memorable shopping spree? Try a 90-minute treasure hunt for as much Japanese pottery as you can carry!

Survival Japanese for Shopping

Since most shop clerks don't speak English, it's very useful to know a few sentences in Japanese to get what you want!

5 Tax-Free Shopping Facts

Here are some helpful facts about Japan's tax-free shopping program to help you during your next shopping excursion!

Top 6 Souvenirs to Take Home from Kyoto

Kyoto's deep history makes it one of the best places in Japan to find old-fashioned crafts and handmade goods you won't find anywhere else.

A History of Japanese 'Omiyage' Culture

Before you give 'omiyage,' it might be a good idea to learn about the history of these special gifts and what makes them so important in Japan.

4 Notable Tokyo-Centric Omiyage

Tokyo is an international metropolis and the buzzing center of Japan. While there's lots to choose from, here are some interesting 'omiyage' (souvenir) ideas that exemplify the big city!

6 Tips for Shopping in Japan

Japan is definitely not short of shopping malls and arcades, and you're bound to wind up in a store amazed at the amount of cool stuff you can buy! Here are a few tips to guarantee an amazing shopping experience while in Japan.

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