Translated by MATCHA-PR
The Perfect Set - Tokyu Hands Top 7 Souvenir Picks
Written by MATCHA-PR
Are you looking for fantastic and functional souvenirs of your time in Japan? Then head to Tokyu Hands where you can find these 7 amazing items made in Japan.
One of the troubles you may encounter while traveling is trying to find the best souvenirs for your family and friends. Should I look in the department store for something for my mom? Can I find things at the drug store for my gal pals? But wasting time running back and forth like this can lead to unnecessary stress and make your vacation less enjoyable. At times like that, you should head to Tokyu Hands, which sells a variety of interesting items and is where you can find something to suit each and every person on your souvenir-shopping list.
Today, under the guidance of Tokyu Hands staff, a member of MATCHA's editorial department selected these highly recommended souvenirs of Japan. At the same time, we thought it would be great to bring together the various amazing goods found at Tokyu Hands with what people around the world would find popular.
1. For Beer Fans: Raise a Glass with the Beer Server
With one of these beer taps, beer fans can enjoy the fun atmosphere of the bar from the comfort of their own home.
By putting the beer can upside down in the top, lining up a stein under the spout and just pulling the lever, anyone can enjoy a frothy head on their beer and feel like a seasoned bartender.
Product Name: Table Beer Tower
Reference price: 3456 yen (with tax)
2. For Hard-working Folks: Foot Massage Tool
Whether running errands, doing housework, or standing for hours on end at work, the activities of the day can really take their toll on a person's feet.
For the hard-worker in your life, this floor foot massage roller is the perfect souvenir. Made from Japanese cypress, the scent of this common Japanese wood gently floats out when the package is opened. It's an easy to use massage tool that they can enjoy while reading a book or while watching TV.
Product Name: Ashi Ura-omoi Mini
Reference price: 1835 yen (with tax)
3. For Fashion Icons: Japanese-made Brushes
Good clothes brushes mean the difference between clothes that look good and clothes that stay in the closet. To keep their favorite coats, sweaters and hats in mint condition, these clothes brushes made by the 100 year old Art Brush shop in Asakusa and sold at Tokyu Hands are a must for any fashion lover. The craftsmen at Art Brush use time-honored techniques and meticulous attention to detail to create clothes brushes where each bristle and handle has been fully inspected and approved.
With these brushes, simply sweep the bristles over the garment a few times before going out, giving the clothes an overall cleaner and fresher appearance.
Product Name: Clothes brush (Square type)
Reference price: 2571 yen (with tax)
4. For Make-up Addicts: Domestically Produced Rice Cream
If you want to have beautiful skin, one of the most important things to remember is to moisturize. "Keana Nadeshiko" (keana meaning 'pore') is the name of the unforgettable cute character that graces the front of this package. This moisturizing cream is made from 100% domestically produced Japanese rice and does not contain any fragrances or coloring agents. The raw material, being rice bran, is full of protein and vitamins which make skin feel moister, softer and tighter after use. A souvenir like this would make any make-up fan happy.
Product Name: Rice Cream (Keana Nadeshiko)
Reference price: 1620 yen (with tax)
5. For Kids: Fun & Practical Chopsticks
These are Edison's Practical Chopsticks for Children. By putting their fingers in the slots as per the simple directions, kids can not only learn how to hold chopsticks properly but feed themselves without their parents' having to help. With symbols to point out where to put the thumb, index and middle finger as well as grips on the bottom of the chopsticks to better pick up food with, these chopsticks will make it much easier to enjoy your food. They are a great way to bond with the kids at the dinner table too.
Product Name: Edison's Chopsticks with Baby Mickey Mouse
Reference price: 1404 yen (with tax)
6. For The Boss: Japanese Style Drinking Glasses
If you are looking for something to give to your boss to say thanks for approving your vacation time, don't want to give something that comes across as cheap, but you also don't want to break the bank, then this is perfect. Of high quality and reasonably priced, these kabuki and daruma print glasses are just what you need.
Simple and straightforward, these glasses will give their recipient a taste of Japanese culture. Filled with Japanese sake or a drink of their choice, the kabuki Benkei face or the lucky charm Daruma become even easier to see.
Product Name: Daruma glass (left), Glass Kabuki Benkei (right)
Reference price: 1080 yen (with tax), 1188 yen (with tax)
7. For Stationery Fans and Students: Cute Japanese Labels
These Japanese style label tags will make anyone say 'Cute!' and are a great way to add a splash of color to the office or to help students focus on their studies..
Product Name: Mind Wave Stick Marker
Reference price: 378 yen (with tax)
Sumo, sushi, Mount Fuji and other traditional designs are delicately drawn on this labels. Who knows, they might inspire their recipients to work or study even harder!
Everything You Need in One Place
Tokyu Hands sells everything from souvenirs and daily goods all the way to DIY tools and supplies; within their selection of daily goods you are sure to find some things that you simply have to have.
For example, they even carry some unusual types of light bulbs. Without having to go to an electronics shop or even a hardware store, you can buy different types of light bulbs and illuminations here at Tokyu Hands.
At Tokyu Hands, you are guaranteed to find something for everyone, including yourself, and have a great time while hunting for souvenirs to make your friends and family smile.
Tokyu Hands Shibuya Branch
Address: Tokyo, Shibuya, Udagawa-cho 12-18
Wi-Fi: Available on 7A and 5A floors
Credit Cards: Available
Nearest Station: Shibuya Station
Access: Walk straight towards the north from JR Shibuya Station Hachiko Exit. On the left hand you will see Seibu A and B towers. Turn left between them, and go along Inokashira-dori. On the right side, you will see Tokyu Hands ahead of you
Website: Tokyu Hands Shibuya