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Old 29-04-2009, 10:53 PM   #1
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Arrow What souveniors had u bought from Japan?

share share what and where did u buy them to give as gifts to frens/colleagues
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depends where u go.. Hokkaido buy purple colour hello kitties for frens who like hello kitty . Me din buy as they dun like . Coz purple colour are unique in Hokkaido not exported out. Only can buy in Hokkaido..

chocolates , some unique key chain etc with their logo pertaining to to their state or city only eg Takayama

Alarm for rapist - sold in Tokyu Hands. Loud and clear

In fact so many things too buy !!
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Old 30-04-2009, 09:25 AM   #3
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Depending on budgets lah:

1. From Kiyomizudera, loads of charms at reasonable price.
2. Everywhere: SNACKS!!!! Nice packaging
3. Limited edition stuffs in various cities or areas (eg: Crayon Shin Chan wearing Geisha
costumes and LIPSTICKS dancing, from Kyoto) haha... yes I got this for my self
4. Paper fans (ranging from cheap to damn expensive)
5. Capsules spun from machines. Some are really cute and nice
6. NOT RECOMMENDED but can CONSIDER: weird sex toys

And yeah Tohyu Hands has loads of stuffs unique to Japan. Go and check it out
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Old 30-04-2009, 10:10 AM   #4
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for family, I bought temple charms and other handicraft. japan seems to have very good quality woodcrafts that are not too expensive. fresh and premium green tea from Shizuoka and Uji are also good gifts for older people. dried seafood from hokkaido, kitchen knives from Kochi (Tosa region), knick-knacks from flea markets ($5 vintage prada bag, anyone?)... etc. it's a challenge to meet the luggage weight limit when returning from japan, there's so much stuff i wanna bring back!
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i bought snacks too...
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depends where u go.. Hokkaido buy purple colour hello kitties for frens who like hello kitty . Me din buy as they dun like . Coz purple colour are unique in Hokkaido not exported out. Only can buy in Hokkaido..

chocolates , some unique key chain etc with their logo pertaining to to their state or city only eg Takayama

Alarm for rapist - sold in Tokyu Hands. Loud and clear

In fact so many things too buy !!
Thanks!

For Hokkaido, i heard that Lavendar essence oil is quite gd too.
Chocolates is definitely Bai Zi Lian Ren
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Depending on budgets lah:

1. From Kiyomizudera, loads of charms at reasonable price.
2. Everywhere: SNACKS!!!! Nice packaging
3. Limited edition stuffs in various cities or areas (eg: Crayon Shin Chan wearing Geisha
costumes and LIPSTICKS dancing, from Kyoto) haha... yes I got this for my self
4. Paper fans (ranging from cheap to damn expensive)
5. Capsules spun from machines. Some are really cute and nice
6. NOT RECOMMENDED but can CONSIDER: weird sex toys

And yeah Tohyu Hands has loads of stuffs unique to Japan. Go and check it out
where is Kiyomizudera?
the last time i bought charms from shrines, quite ex. but i think they are quite meaningful, great gifts for family members.

for colleagues i usually get snacks... too many colleagues liao, will be expensive if i get something for everyone.
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Thanks!

For Hokkaido, i heard that Lavendar essence oil is quite gd too.
Chocolates is definitely Bai Zi Lian Ren
if u are gg farm tomita for lavender, u can get small scented lavender sachets for hanging on cars or desk.
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Depending on budgets lah:

3. Limited edition stuffs in various cities or areas (eg: Crayon Shin Chan wearing Geisha
costumes and LIPSTICKS dancing, from Kyoto) haha... yes I got this for my self


And yeah Tohyu Hands has loads of stuffs unique to Japan. Go and check it out
Where can find those in pt 3? small shops?
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Hmm...

for family, I bought temple charms and other handicraft. japan seems to have very good quality woodcrafts that are not too expensive. fresh and premium green tea from Shizuoka and Uji are also good gifts for older people. dried seafood from hokkaido, kitchen knives from Kochi (Tosa region), knick-knacks from flea markets ($5 vintage prada bag, anyone?)... etc. it's a challenge to meet the luggage weight limit when returning from japan, there's so much stuff i wanna bring back!
welcome home bro !

any hakodate speciality or asahiakwa or sapporo speciality ? i know u recommend sapporo classic beer
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where is Kiyomizudera?
the last time i bought charms from shrines, quite ex. but i think they are quite meaningful, great gifts for family members.

for colleagues i usually get snacks... too many colleagues liao, will be expensive if i get something for everyone.
kiyomizu dera is the uber famous temple in tokyo near gion. it has the very famous balcony thing which is "hanging" above the ground

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where is Kiyomizudera?
the last time i bought charms from shrines, quite ex. but i think they are quite meaningful, great gifts for family members.

for colleagues i usually get snacks... too many colleagues liao, will be expensive if i get something for everyone.
kiyo is the very famous shrine in kyoto

Snacks ah....i always bot from Nartita airport.

btw, does Japan sell vegetarian snacks?

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if u are gg farm tomita for lavender, u can get small scented lavender sachets for hanging on cars or desk.
yes yes....going

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Hmm...

for family, I bought temple charms and other handicraft. japan seems to have very good quality woodcrafts that are not too expensive. fresh and premium green tea from Shizuoka and Uji are also good gifts for older people. dried seafood from hokkaido, kitchen knives from Kochi (Tosa region), knick-knacks from flea markets ($5 vintage prada bag, anyone?)... etc. it's a challenge to meet the luggage weight limit when returning from japan, there's so much stuff i wanna bring back!
Scallops in Sapporo?

knick-knacks in japan
http://sweetsformysweet.blogspot.com...rom-japan.html
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I always buy snacks. Prefer them to souvenirs which ends up cluttering the house.
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