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Souvenirs to bring back from Japan

When you visit Japan you will discover a country with such a unique and distinctive culture that you will find yourself tempted by souvenirs everywhere.


Here is a message for all those who love shopping, for those frantic shoppers and for all those who just want to bring back beautiful souvenirs of their visit to Japan, for themselves or their friends and family. Bring enough bags to take everything home. Japan has a true craft culture and you will have no problem finding souvenirs to suit all tastes.

Amongst the great classic crafts, you could, for example, choose beautiful calligraphies. This fine art is the object of many annual competitions throughout the country. You will find an enormous choice to decorate your home.

Pick up ideas for decorations from hotels and shops You will be bound to notice that ceramics are everywhere. Get inspiration to recreate the same interior in your home. You will find many different ceramics in the specialist shops at all prices, of all qualities and all ages. The oldest ceramics are of course, the most expensive.

In Japan

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Japan is the country of electronic equipment. Take advantage of your visit here to update your photographic equipment, your flat screen, your camcorder, your computer equipment, for example your computer or tablet, your telephone and various gadgets. Prices are really very good but bear in mind you will need to check whether they are compatible with European norms.

Manga fans will be in heaven! Whether it be films or books, they will find new things with their favourite heroes.

For more conventional ideas, maybe you can take back a kimono, china, chopsticks, kitchen knives, vases, paintings or a bonsai tree.

For foodies and gourmets, you have a choice of many specialities such as for example, sake, biscuits, unusual sweets, cakes and of course, tea. Unless you are going to eat it on the plane, forget about taking home sushi.

David Debrincat
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Updated 12 May 2016
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