These Gifts are Only Found in Japan. Don't Miss Them During Your Trip!
"I Can Close it but Can't Lift It!!" Oh, the suitcase woes of travel. Allow your Senpai to give you gift ideas that wont weigh down your bags yet will bring a delightful smile to the faces of your loved ones back home.
Hand-made Camping Knife and where to buy and sharpen knives.
Over the past 50 years, Snow Peak has grown from that simple idea into one of the world's foremost manufacturers of tents, shelters, and other camping equipment.
Local Shops Have Great Prices Too
I love to wander the back streets when I go to a Japanese city, there are usually some local shops selling a range of very dusty wares or if you can find an old style shopping street, you might be lucky enough to find actual artisan shops selling wares they have made themselves, on the premises.
"Furoshiki" can be a great gift!
Furoshiki can be used not only as a cloth wrapper for special presents but also as a part of your fashion. It's very neat to have your own favorite Furoshiki pattern and/or size.
Flee markets: an alternative to shop souvenirs
There is a nice alternative for those who a stressed by souvenirs and for all the others too: flee markets!
Tourist Tip #3 (Revisited): Stay Away from Souvenir Shops
Village Vangard, for example, falls into both categories. Very popular with all age-groups, you can be sure to find something that will appeal to whomever it is you're shopping for.
Special Fairs and Shops to Check Out in Japan
Make sure to ask your concierge or a friend if there is something like this going on. It is a great way to learn about a new area of Japan and a lot of these present multi-lingual resources too!