When coming to Japan, most people look for omiyage, or souvenirs to remind them of their trip. This article introduces places where you can find Japanese-style goods that would make great souvenirs.
Yukata, the light summer kimono, are a popular souvenir from Japan that many visitors from abroad like to purchase. Yukatas can be found in specialty kimono shops. In the summer you can even find them in major supermarkets such as Aeon or Ito Yokado. Yukata prices range between 3000 and 10,000 yen. The yukatas with traditional Japanese designs sold at UNIQLO, which cost roughly 3,000 yen, are very popular.
A kokeshi is a doll made from carved wood. Since it is made of wood, it matches well with other interior goods in non-Japanese households. You can find kokeshi dolls sold in toy stores, small item shops, or souvenir shops.
This unique umbrella in the shape of a kokeshi doll is also worth checking out!
Okiagari Koboshi are traditional Japanese dolls with charming features painted on them. Their name, “okiagari,” means that they will stand upright even after pushing them down, symbolizing resilience.
Made of papier-maché, these small, lightweight dolls make an easy-to-carry, thoughtful souvenir. Like the kokeshi above, they are sold at small souvenir shops.
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