souvenirs

Japanese stationery fans go crazy for memo pad that slowly reveals Kyoto temple as you use it

The unusual memo pad has become so popular it’s caused the maker’s online store to shut down.

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Pringles releases sukiyaki flavoured potato chips in Japan

Available to purchase only in the Kanto region, this new variety comes packed with traditional Japanese flavour.

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We buy plastic food samples from a Japanese vending machine with Mr Sato

Come with us as we track down the unusual machine in Tokyo.

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Japanese Kit Kat fans go crazy for new banana variety available only at Tokyo Station

With queues out the door for the new limited-edition Tokyo Banana Kit Kat, we grab a pack to see if it’s really worth all the hype.

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Japanese Kit Kats now come in Tokyo Banana flavour

The capital city’s most famous edible souvenir receives a Kit Kat makeover.

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Create your own personalised Japanese Kit Kats with new vending machine in Kyoto

The only thing better than a box of Japanese Kit Kats is one you’ve made yourself.

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We visit Japan’s only specialty toothpick store to buy products steeped in 300-year-old history

When samurai needed toothpicks during the Edo period, this store had everything they were looking for.

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Pringles in Japan come in special souvenir packs featuring the flavour of takoyaki octopus balls

We get our hands on one of Japan’s most sought-after souvenirs to find out what makes them so popular.

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Otaku shopping spree: How would you spend $5,000 in Akihabara?

PlayStation VR, anime figurines, a hair dryer; you can get a lot for $5,000 in Akihabara.

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Kyoto geisha and maiko yatsuhashi sweets are the latest food craze to hit the ancient capital

These adorable sweets have been meticulously handcrafted by a centuries-old confectionery retailer in Kyoto.

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Mars Japan releases first-ever Japanese-themed M&Ms with princess and samurai characters

The all-new Japanese-exclusive packages include limited-edition coloured chocolates that capture the spirit of Japan.

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New Japanese Kit Kat captures the taste of Hiroshima with Momiji Manju flavour

Japan’s latest Kit Kat release tastes like maple leaf-shaped red bean cakes!

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New Suntory Japanese beer tells you what time to drink it

According to Suntory Japan, different times of the day call for different types of beer.

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Starbucks Mooncakes: a beautiful and delicious take on a traditional product

Only available in certain countries for a limited time, these regional cakes come with a number of gorgeous details.

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All aboard the Catbus at Ghibli Museum’s 15th Anniversary Celebration!

Okay, there isn’t actually a working Catbus there, but you can see the next best thing!

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Tottori’s shrines have some of the most adorable charms you’ve ever seen!

Attract good vibes in style.

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Hello Kitty melons currently ripening up for summer’s cute fruit harvest

Japan’s favourite cat is bringing cute back to melons this year — but how much will they cost?

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Kit Kat Premium Gift Shop now open for limited time near Narita Airport

If you’re coming to Japan and buying Kit Kats is on your list of things to do, you’ll want to check this store out!

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Kewpie dolls found in Asakusa have the face of an angel, the bottom of a brothel owner

You can take a doll out of the store, but the staff will have to cut off one of its fingers first…

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“Creepy” Japanese dolls among items Chinese souvenir shoppers leave on the shelves

Who wouldn’t want one of these lovable little dolls staring at you forever and ever…until you die…and maybe even after that.

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