Souvenir Shopping, Tokyo

It would be a pity to leave Tokyo without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Tokyo, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.
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Souvenir Shopping Map

Guide Name: Souvenir Shopping
Guide Location: Japan » Tokyo (See other walking tours in Tokyo)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 km
Author: Daniel
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LOFT (ロフト)

1) LOFT (ロフト)

What to buy here: Lacquer Obento boxes.

Japan’s small servings and petite style of eating are directly displayed through their Obento boxes. Obento boxes are used for pickled vegetables, rice, beans, curd and other lunch items. Obento boxes are made environmentally friendly or from recycled laquerware. Japanese homemakers spend their time and energy on their children (as the tradition states), making a tasty lunch for their children. The most popular styles vary from panda bear faces to...   view more
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Kiddy Land

2) Kiddy Land

What to buy here: Rilakkuma bear.

This cute stuffed animal bear is always in a relaxed mood. The included sleeping bag made out of a soft boa will let you tuck your bear in at night and say good morning when the sun comes up. The Rilakkuma bear simply snuggles with your child to help remedy tranquility with children. The sleeping bag is also reversible with an adorable polka-dot fabric for the inside. Bears such as the Rilakkuma became popular in Japan in around 2008 when Kiddy Land...   view more
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Oriental Bazaar

3) Oriental Bazaar

What to buy here: Geta Sandals | Hashi (ivory chopsticks) | Kokeshi Dolls | Traditional fan (uchiwa) | Yunomi tea set.

-Kokeshi dolls are handcrafted wooden folk art dolls made by Kokeshi artists in Japan. Traditional Kokeshi dolls are now made only in the Tohoku area, which is in the northeastern region of Japan. There are many places in the Tohoku area where Kokeshi dolls are made as a special product of the region, and Tsuchiyu is one such place. Dogwood and pear trees (mizuki and nashi in...   view more
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Daiso (ダイソー)

4) Daiso (ダイソー)

What to buy here: Japanese calligraphy set | Sake set | Tabi socks.

Calligraphy is a type of visual art: the art of giving form to signs in an expressive, harmonious and skillful manner. The local name for calligraphy, better known as Shufa, is appreciated throughout the island of Japan. It’s shape, size and brush material determines the overall quality of the calligraphy pen. Although this art has died out in recent generations, the market for calligraphy pens still remains alive.

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Tokyu Hands

5) Tokyu Hands

What to buy here: Furoshiki | Lacquer Obento boxes.

A furoshiki is a distinctive wrapping cloth used to wrap, transport and decorate gifts. This item has become closely related to a bathing cloth, deriving from the Edo Period. Silk, rayon, cotton and nylon are among the fabrics used to eloquently decorate the cloth. Furoshiki’s are on the more expensive side of Japanese gifts as the many uses of this product dictate the market. Shinagawa Station, located in proximity to Japan houses a...   view more

Walking Tours in Tokyo, Japan

Create Your Own Walk in Tokyo

Create Your Own Walk in Tokyo

Creating your own self-guided walk in Tokyo is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Shibuya & Minato Nightlife

Shibuya & Minato Nightlife

An international hub and thriving cultural metropolis, Tokyo has much in store for those seeking a thrilling nightlife scene. Possessing anything from high-end nightclubs and chic lounges, to hipster hangouts and casual bars, this city has it all. Whether shopping in the trendy Ginza district or exploring the streets of the vibrant Shibuya district, a great nightspot is available for guests to let loose of their inhibitions and dance the night away. Be sure to check out all the unique locations found in the Tokyo Nightlife Tour.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 km
Best of Asakusa Walking Tour

Best of Asakusa Walking Tour

The Asakusa district in Tokyo is famous for the Senso-ji temple and is one of the few places in Tokyo that retains the old world charm. The temple markets, narrow streets, traditional shops and restaurants provide a glimpse of old Tokyo. It is also known as Tokyo's oldest geisha district. Take a walking tour and live the carnival atmosphere that pervades this place.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.1 km
Shibuya Walking Tour

Shibuya Walking Tour

This place is a melting ground for the fashion conscious and trendy teenagers and is lined with trendy shops, boutiques and some historic sites. On Sundays, crowds of young people converge here dressed up in myriad colors and styles to socialize and have fun. Other significant sites here are the Meiji shrine and the Yoyogi Park. Take time off to experience the fun and frolic that marks the place.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km
Tokyo Imperial Palace Walking Tour

Tokyo Imperial Palace Walking Tour

The Imperial Palace, residence of the Japanese Emperor was once the site of the Edo Castle in the 17th – 19th Century. Located in the heart of the city, it is a vast expanse of green and is surrounded by moats. The palace is open only for two days a year - January 1st and December 23rd. However, walking tours of the inner palace grounds is conducted on weekdays except on special occasions. Prior approval from the Imperial Household Agency is required to join these walking tours.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 km
Ueno Park Walking Tour

Ueno Park Walking Tour

The Ueno Park, next to the Ueno station is a public park that offers visitors a large number of attractions. The area is home to many of the famous attractions in Tokyo. They are the Ueno Zoo, major museums like the Tokyo National Museum, The National Science Museum and The National Museum of Western Art. This walking tour would provide you an insight into old Tokyo. The museums here preserve the history and the spirit of the city as it has grown through the ages in meticulous detail.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 km
Ginza Shopping Tour

Ginza Shopping Tour

Often compared with New York's Fifth Avenue, Ginza is a district situated in Chuo, Tokyo. It is known as one of the most luxurious shopping regions in Tokyo. The area is home to big department stores and almost all leading world brands have their presence here. Ginza is also famous for its bakeries and restaurants. The small allies leading off from the main road is lined with galleries exhibiting paintings and other artwork. This area is bound to quench the thirst of every shopaholic.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 km

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