What to Buy


Anyone who loves shopping will love visiting Japan. There are so many different products to choose from, and many that you won’t find back at home. You can spend a heap at some of the finest fashion stores in Ginza or only a few yen at some of the bargain stores at the Ameyoko Market, the choice is yours.

Japan is also a terrific place to window shop too, you can always find some weird and wonderful product you will never see anywhere else in the world, like the latest electronic gadget to the cutest stuffed toy that the Japanese love so much.

What to Buy

Japanese Ceramics


Ceramics have been part of Japanese culture and life for centuries and are probably Japan’s oldest art form. Ceramics have been found dating back to…

Japanese Clothing

Clothing & Textiles

Japanese textiles are among the world’s most beautiful. With magnificent hand dyed silks and lovely cottons, Japanese fabric is sought after all over the world….

Japanese Paper and Calligraphy

Paper & Calligraphy

Japanese paper and calligraphy are some of the most beautiful arts to come out of Japan. Shodo is the way of writing that has been…

100 yen shop

100 Yen Shops

100 Yen Shops, or the hyaku-en shoppu are one of the best place to pick up a bargain. In these shops you can find some…

Tokyu Hands

Tokyu Hands

It is hard to describe or categorise the Tokyu Hands department store, other than to say they sell a delightful and sometimes weird variety of…

Japanese Electronics


Japan sells every conceivable electronic gadget and gizmo you could ever think of and plenty you couldn’t imagine. You need to look no further than…

Japanese Toys


Toys in Japan is a huge business, and there is an astonishing range with many things you would never see outside Japan. The average toy…

Only in Japan

The surprisingly popular fugu fish has a deadly poison if not cooked correctly.