If you head to any of Japan’s big variety stores looking for stationery, you’re sure to find a wide variety of cool items, from high-quality pens to notebooks! Here are 10 must-have Japanese items that make ideal souvenirs and gifts.
Continue reading to find where to shop for the best stationery and our top ten picks for items available in shops all across Japan.
Some of the most well-known stores for stationery, paper goods, and study supplies include Itoya in Ginza, Tokyu Hands and LoFt chains, and the discount superstore chain called Don Quijote. Major 100-yen stores like Daiso and non-chain stores in traditional shotengai shopping streets all across Japan.
The right writing utensil can make all the difference, and finding the right one for you may take you a while when shopping in a Japanese stationery store. Even at small shops with stationery 20 different types of pens, and in major stores, you can expect to find anywhere from 50-200 varieties, both from within Japan and around the world.
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