Are you looking for souvenirs in Japan?
TOKYO BANANA 東京ばな奈
This banana cream cake is a recommended food souvenir when you leave Tokyo.
You can easily find it in many places around Tokyo such as department stores, souvenir shops at main stations, bus terminals and airports.
A 8-pack of TOKYO BANANA 東京ばな奈 costs 1029 yen. (including 8% tax)
It should be eaten within 7 days of purchase for freshest results.
Since I have bought it so often, I cannot remember how many times I’ve bought it and eaten it. It is tasty!
This cake is good. If you have no ideas what to buy for your family and friends, you can’t go wrong with bringing them TOKYO BANANA 東京ばな奈.
This cat is Jiji of the movie Kiki's Delivery Service (魔女の宅急便), and an excellent gift. It is called Jiji-no-kutakuta-magnet ジジのくたくたマグネット in Japanese. It may costs about 1,000 yen.
Jiji on a magnet white board.
Jiji wants to cover a security peephole on a door.
Jiji is doing chin-up with a curtain rail.
Jiji is staying on my desk for a while.
Recommended shop is Donguri Republic (Donguri-kyowakoku どんぐり共和国).
Check out these shops below. Grab the Jiji magnet before they are out of stock! They are often sold out.
If you like Ghibli anime, you should go to the shop.
Tokyo Skytree Town-Solamachi 東京スカイツリータウン・ソラマチ branch is on the 2F Block 12.
Kamakura 鎌倉 branch is located near Kamakura 鎌倉 Station in Kamakura city Kanagawa 神奈川 prefecture.
* One of the branches is located on the B1F of First Avenue Tokyo Station 東京駅一番街 Tokyo-eki-ichibangai in Tokyo Station.
This is the Kaminarimon 雷門 Gate which has a huge lantern. The gate is located at the front entrance of Sensoji Temple 浅草寺 in Asakusa 浅草 of Tokyo 東京.
This place is popular with tourists. I have heard some people are interested in the design of the lanterns.
Let's go to Kappabashi Dogu Street かっぱ橋道具街 where appealing lanterns are sold!
A lot of shops on the street sell kitchen and restaurant equipment as well. Please check out their official website.
One shop specializes in lanterns and sign boards for restaurants. In Japan, traditional Japanese restaurants and bars often use this type of red colored lantern as a shop sign and for advertisement.
やきとり Yakitori : Grelled chicken on a skewer
お食事処 Oshokujidokoro : Restaurants / Bars
ラーメン Ramen : Ramen
定食、飲み物 Teishoku, Nomimono : Set meals, Drinks
生ビール Nama-biru : Draft beer
たこ焼き Takoyaki : Octopus dumpling
酒 Sake : Sake (Alcohol beverages)
居酒屋 Izakaya : Japanese traditional restaurant / bar
This type of lantern is called Chouchin 提灯 in Japanese.
This shop is Kappabashi-soushoku 合羽橋装飾 .
You can walk to this shop from the Kaminarimon Gate of Sensoji Temple in 15 minutes.
Japanese Cultural Things
This building is a nice shopping center for international tourists.
There are four floors and many types of shops. They specialize in Japanese cultural things. It is located in Asakusa 浅草 of Tokyo 東京.
Asakusa is one of the popular sightseeing places in Tokyo.
It is a good idea to stop by this place, and then find Japanese food and cultural souvenirs.
If you are little hungry, let's eat Japanese food there!
Japanese rice crackers