Best Tourist Souvenir-- Samurai Umbrella!
What are the coolest souvenirs in Japan?
Purchasing a real samurai sword in Japan is very difficult, especially after they enforced the laws against the possession of knives a couple years ago. I also assume that taking a samurai sword out of Japan will definitely be a hassle at the airport. A better option might be purchasing the samurai sword umbrella. These umbrellas can be found at most of the popular historic tourist spots like Asakusa and Kamakura. I'm sure you can find them at the airport too. These umbrellas look exactly like samurai swords. You can use them as an umbrella too! You can definitely wow your friends back home with this momento of your trip to Japan.