Shopping and souvenirs 買 物 - お み や げ

  • Published on : 18/05/2022
  • by : J.L.T.B.
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Our advice for buying your souvenirs and gifts from Japan

If happiness means shopping for many, then Japan is heaven... Visits, restaurants, culture, practical advice: plan your trip with Japan Experience.

Indulge yourself with handcrafted souvenirs

Rather than being scorned, craftsmanship is highly respected. Regarded as a "living national treasure", some masters, using timeless techniques, transform common objects into exceptional creations. From cool trinkets acquired at the 100 Yen shop to high-priced ceramics, there's something for everyone.

A print, a collector's item, a gourmet gift, a gadget, some manga, the latest high-tech product, or a jazz CD not found in Europe are sure to delight fans of Japanese culture.

Shopping à Kurashiki

Shopping à Kurashiki

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The most original souvenirs:

  • Juzushi in Koya - Find the perfect pilgrim's outfit: including the must-have Buddhist bracelets, juzu.
  • Fujimoto Saiundo in Kyoto - A true treasure trove for lovers of Japanese art, paper and paintings, nihon-ga.
  • Hida Takayama's "Memory Revival Hall" - What could be more original than making your own souvenirs?

 

Différents types de juzu existent, différents selon l'usage observé

Différents types de juzu existent, différents selon l'usage observé

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