The Best Souvenirs From Japan: Food, Sweets, Cosmetics, And More!
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The Best Souvenirs From Japan: Food, Sweets, Cosmetics, And More!

2016.10.25

Looking for souvenirs is a fun part of any vacation. This article introduces several kinds of items that make great souvenirs from Japan, such as food, snacks, yukata, ninja goods, cosmetics, and medicine.

Translated byJay Issei Karslake

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Souvenirs from Japan


Many international visitors say that Japan has a wide variety of affordable yet high quality goods such as cosmetics, food, kitchen tools, and more. High quality skincare products and food are perfect to buy for yourself, but they are also bound to make your friends and family happy if you buy them as souvenirs.

We have compiled a selection of recommended souvenirs from Japan. You can find great souvenirs not just at gift shops, but also at drugstores like Matsumoto Kiyoshi, and at 100 yen stores. Pick out the souvenirs that are best for yourself and your dear ones.

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Food Souvenirs


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Japanese food, especially sweets and snacks, get rave reviews for being affordable yet high quality. Buy them at convenience stores and supermarkets to bring back home.

Matcha Green Tea Flavored Snacks


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Price range: 100-300 yen

Green tea flavored snacks are a souvenir you shouldn`t forget to buy in Japan. Matcha flavored KitKat chocolate is especially popular. Its deep green tea flavor is absolutely delicious. Many people buy them not only for their exquisite flavor but also for their uniqueness.

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Seasonings


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Price range: 300~500 yen

Yuzu citrus pepper and edible chili oil are popular items among travelers from abroad.

The yuzu citrus pepper is particularly loved by Westerners because it goes well with pasta and salad and packs a light punch. You can buy seasonings and spices in supermarkets all throughout Japan.

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Alcohol


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Price range: 1000-10,000 yen

Japanese sake, plum wine and whisky have many fans among the visitors from overseas. There are a few Japanese brands that are sold abroad too, but it is so much cheaper for you to buy them in Japan.

Alcohol can be bought at refined sake shops, supermarkets and convenience stores.

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Local Snacks (Tokyo Banana, Yatsuhashi)


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Price range: 500-3000 yen

Each region in Japan, such as Tokyo, Kyoto or Osaka, has famous local sweets that are great as souvenirs. For example, Tokyo has ‘Tokyo Banana’, Kyoto has ‘Yatsuhashi’, and Osaka has ‘Tsukigeshou’.

These are region limited snacks that you can only buy in that area, so it would be a good idea to buy these snacks as a souvenir of your trip to that place.

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