10 gifts to give to those who go to Japan
Upside down memories
Looking for a special gift for friends and loved ones traveling to Japan? Here are 10 great ideas for a useful gift to enhance their trip!
1 - An adapter
Without an adapter, it is impossible to recharge our French electronic devices in Japan. Here is a perfect gift, especially since you can never have enough! For information, in Japan, the current and the socket are the same as in the United States.
2 - A conversation guide
Whether it's for a short trip or a longer stay, a conversation guide will always be a great help. We now find them in several editions, such as Lonely Planet or Assimil, for example.
3 - A Japanese SIM card
If you don't want to wait for your friend to come back from his trip to get all the details of his stay, give him an internet data SIM card! This will allow him to connect to the internet via a Japanese operator on his smartphone. You will be able to receive news in real-time! In addition, your loved one will also be able to use Google Maps or online translation services. Very useful!
4 - A book
In Japan, it is not uncommon to spend a lot of time on trains, especially if you have a Japan Rail Pass. Why not give away a book? A novel about Japan or a book on the customs of the country, enough to dive deep into this magnificent culture. For the most generous, offer a reading light.
5 - A travel box
When traveling, it is always more practical to have mini shower gels or shampoos rather than carrying their usual sizes. It is easy to find travel sets containing these care products in mini format.
6 - A luggage scale
Here's a gift that will avoid a lot of cold sweats at the airport, when you return! Indeed, this small device equipped with a hook makes it possible to weigh the bag and thus avoid exceeding the maximum weight defined by the airline company. And he does not weigh much in the luggage!
7 - A travel guide
Why not offer a travel guide to your friend? Just make sure he or she hasn't already purchased one!
Discover "Tokyo, the Ideal Guide", available at Japan Experience.
8 - Book to learn kana
Ideal for those who would like to make the experience a little further or simply find their way around the streets. Give them a book to learn the basic syllabaries of Japanese: katakana and hiragana. And for those already on the subject, an exercise book to master kanji (Chinese characters) will do the trick!
9 - A notebook
If your friend has an artistic streak, you can offer him a pretty notebook in which he or she can draw or write his or her travel diary.
10 - Travel accessories
Small accessories such as a passport cover or a luggage tag holder will be very useful and can be reused on each trip.
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