View Full Version : Best souvenir shopping...Kanto or Kansai?
2005-02-03, 10:38 PM
I need some souvenirs for friends and family...you know, the typical kimono, yukata, samurai sword stuff. Anyways, I'll be in both cities in March...I've had a brief look around Asakusa/Ueno in Tokyo, but am yet to see what's available in the Kansai area.
Should I wait til I come to Osaka to get a sh@tload of souvenirs...or am I better off getting stuff in Tokyo/Narita?
2005-02-19, 02:25 PM
I guess not much advice out there for a topic like this....anyways....
What kind of souvenirs have y'all bought your family/friends?
What kind of souvenir has been the most appreciated or the most unappreciated?
Where is the best place in Tokyo to find things like swords/kimonos etc?
Has anyone had any problems taking a samurai sword souvenir (obviously not the antique ones) back on the plane?
2005-02-20, 08:47 PM
all great suggestions...I like the cake mix idea!
Gaijin de Moscu
2005-03-04, 06:49 AM
Matcha-machi in Osaka is good for souvenirs.
I bought a good pair of Real Samurai Swords used in Samurai Sagas for hassen yen there.