10 Souvenirs To Bring Back From Your Japan Tour

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Daruma Dolls

These are round, red dolls with blank eyes that represent the founder of Zen Buddhism. You can paint one eye when you make a wish and the other when it comes true. They are a symbol of perseverance and good luck.

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These are small amulets or charms that you can buy at shrines or temples. They are said to provide protection or blessings for various aspects of life, such as health, love, travel, or education.

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These are folding fans that are used to cool oneself or as a decorative item. They come in various designs and colours, and some have beautiful paintings or calligraphy on them.

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Kimono Or Yukata

These are traditional Japanese garments that are worn on special occasions or festivals. You can also buy matching accessories, such as obi (sash), zori (sandals), or kanzashi (hair ornaments).

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Chopsticks And Holders

These are essential utensils for eating Japanese cuisine. You can find chopsticks made of different materials, such as wood, bamboo, metal, or plastic. Some have elaborate carvings or paintings on them. 

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Japanese Snacks And Sweets

Japan has a variety of delicious snacks and sweets such as Kit-Kat, Pocky, or Hi-Chew, in different flavours, such as matcha, sakura, or wasabi. There are traditional sweets, such as wagashi, mochi, or dorayaki, which are made of rice, beans, or fruits.

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Green Tea

Japan is famous for its green tea, which has many health benefits and a refreshing taste. You can buy different types of green tea, such as sencha, genmaicha, matcha, or hojicha. You can also buy tea accessories, such as teapots, cups, or whisks.

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Japanese Ceramics

Japan has a long history and tradition of pottery and porcelain making. You can buy beautiful and functional ceramic items, such as plates, bowls, cups, or vases. Some of the famous styles are Arita, Kutani, or Bizen.

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Japanese Knives

Japan is known for its high-quality and sharp knives, which are used for cooking and slicing. You can buy different types of knives, such as chef, santoku, or nakiri. Some of the famous brands are Shun, Global, or Miyabi.

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Japanese Stationery

Japan has a wide range of stationery products that are cute, colourful, and practical. You can buy notebooks, pens, pencils, erasers, stickers, or washi tape. Some of the popular characters are Hello Kitty, Rilakkuma, and Totoro.

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