Japan is a beautiful country with many different and unique sites that a visitor is bound to encounter. When traveling to Japan, many intriguing objects are seen which represent the diversity of the nation and the many regions that are found in the country. It is important to carry some of these fantastic gifts as souvenirs as they carry many memories that a traveler may want to remember about the country. Items such as the kimono which is a traditional garment; T-shaped and straight lined which is worn in such a way that the hem falls over the ankles is an important souvenir. The garment is usually wrapped around the body and secured using a sash known as ‘obi’ in the Japanese language. The garment is commonly worn with traditional footwear such as geta and split toe socks.
A visitor to Japan can also bring back home items like the origami paper or Ukiyoe prints. Japan also offers a wide array of traditional tea pots and tea sets such as Macha which can be used in the brewing of green tea. These pots and sets come in varying sizes and shapes and carry a unique and elegant design. Most of them are decorated with scenes from Japanese village life or other Japanese characters. Lunch boxes which are usually separated to cater for the different food items that an individual may wish to carry are also available for use as souvenirs. They come in different ranges with choices for children available as well as other elegant designs. Japanese knives can also be another attractive souvenir to carry from the country as the trade of knife making has been perfected in Japan since the times of the samurai to date. These knives can come in the form of metal or ceramics.
A souvenir that one can only find in Japan is none other than that of fake food. Plastic display food, as it is also known, is intricately designed and crafted from skilled workers in the country that makes the food look more appetizing than the real thing! haha… Definitely a peculiar souvenir you can purchase in the country, I highly recommend you to visit Gifu to experience one of their fake food making workshops if you have time on your way from Tokyo to Kyoto. There’s truly nothing better than crafting your own fake food, if I must say so myself.
So I hope this gives you an idea about what to expect when you make your voyage to the Land of the Rising Sun. I’m sure it will be an experience that you will never forget!