7 Handy Travel Items From hands+ At Tokyu Hands

7 Handy Travel Items From hands+ At Tokyu Hands

Tokyo 2014.09.13

Travel doesn't have to be a hassle, and the creative staff of hands+ at Tokyu Hands know this! Here you will find 7 of our most recommended travel items, guaranteed to make your journey more comfortable.

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One of the main appeals of Japanese goods is their convenience. Through numerous improvements and innovations, easy to use stationery, handy kitchen gadgets and plenty of cleaning tools that save time have come about. These different items are all quite popular with visitors from overseas as well. Tokyu Hands, the variety store giant, has their own selection of handy gadgets, known as the hands+ series.

What's "hands+"?

hands+ is an original series independently developed by TOKYU HANDS. With more than 400 items, it has an extensive lineup ranging from daily necessities to stationery.


This series is created by experienced staff who can judge the quality of the goods, and many of the ideas used to make this series are inspired by conversations that the staff have with actual customers.

Traveling in Japan with hands+ Travel!

Specialized in handy goods for traveling, the hands+ Travel series is the most popular set in the hands+ collection. In this article, we will introduce you to 7 of their most useful goods.

1.Drink Holder

Have you ever have difficulty carrying your water bottle around with you when you travel? This item is for just such a situation!


All you need to do it hang it off the grip of a suitcase, and it becomes a convenient drink holder, perfect for when you want to carry one of the many different and exciting drinks you can purchase while on vacation in Japan.

hands+ PANTONE Carry Hand
Price: 1100 yen + tax
Color: Others available

2.Bag Tomeru Belt

Have you ever had your carry-on or a side bag fall off the top of your suitcase? This belt is designed to stop that from happening again.


Made from durable rubber, this belt can be used on almost any size suitcase, and even if you have heavy items like laptops in your bag, this belt will keep it securely in place.

hands+ PANTONE Bag Tomeru Belt
Price: 1300 yen + tax
Maximum size in use: 44cm × 5cm
Color: Others available

3.Suitcase Belt

The suitcase belts from hands+ Travel are a bit different from others you might have seen.


While securely holding your suitcase closed, this colorful belt also makes your suitcase look cool!

hands+ PANTONE Suitcase Belt
Price: 1600 yen + tax
Maximum size in use: 170cm × 5cm
Color: Others available

4. Tabigi

If you find that you need some extra clothing, or that you want to rinse out your underwear in your hotel, it might not be fully dried by the morning, which can be really uncomfortable or very inconvenient. In those situations, you might be better off with some tabigi.


Thanks to the blend of materials used, tabigi can be washed at night and will be completely dried by the next morning, and are very comfortable to wear during your journey as well.

Prices: T-shirts 1600 yen, underwear 1400 yen, pocks 1400 yen (all + tax)

5.Folding Umbrella

Particularly in the spring and fall in Japan you run the risk of getting caught in an unexpected shower, so having a portable umbrella on your trip is a really good idea.


This is a folding umbrella that comes with a pouch so you can put the wet umbrella in it and back in your bag when you are out and about.


These small and light umbrellas have become quite popular overseas as well.

hands+ Mini Folded Umbrella 47cm with Pouch
Price: 3300 yen + tax
Color: Others Available


If you are planning on traveling in areas where an umbrella might be awkward to carry, or have some particularly active plans in mind, then we recommend one of these handy ponchos instead.


You can use it in many situations even after your travels have ended.
hands+ PANTONE Poncho
Price: 3300 yen + tax
Color: Others Available

7.Light Suitcase


This suitcase is very light and easy to carry, and is an excellent idea when you find that you have purchased too many souvenirs to fit in your luggage as is.


Not only is it light, but the suitcase rolls about smoothly thanks to the high quality casters made by Hinomoto, a Japanese company carefully selected by the hands+ staff.

Costing under 20,000 yen, this suitcase is perfect for short trips, carry-on and more.

hands+ Light Suitcase Frame Type 74L
Price: 18,000 yen + tax
Size: 70cm × 49.5cm (length + height + width: 147cm)
Capacity: 74L
Weight: 4.6kg
Color and Size: Others Available

Start Traveling in Japan with Tokyu Hands


There are many more handy travel goods in the hands+ collection. If you want to make your journey even more convenient, then we recommend stopping by Tokyu Hands first, so that you can pick up everything you will need to travel in comfort.

To learn more about Tokyu Hands, please check out our special feature and read the Complete Guide To TOKYU HANDS too.


Tokyu Hands Shibuya Branch
Address: Tokyo, Shibuya, Udagawa-cho 12-18
Hours: 10:00-20:30
Closed: None
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
Phone: 03-5489-5111
Website: Tokyu Hands Shibuya

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