6 Kawaii Stationery Items in Japan: Masking Tape, Labels & More!

06.May.2018 | FASHION / FEATURES

Japan’s range of stationery has proven popular even with tourists coming from overseas for its great functionality and array of kawaii designs.

Let’s take a look at some of the cute and convenient stationery you’ll only find in Japan.

 

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Animal Speech Labels & Memo Pad
Paperable is a Japanese stationery brand who have release two new products from Village Vanguard: ‘Animal Voice Labels’ and the ‘Cat Voice Memo Pad.’ They are designed to make it look like the animals are saying something to you. There are 6 versions of the memo pad each featuring a different cat and all with different expressions, like grinning and impudent. Make use of whichever one you need to, depending on how you feel on a certain day.

 

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Paperable Animal Voice Labels – ¥378 (Tax Included)
Paperable Cat Voice Memo Pad – ¥486 (Tax Included)

 

Village Vanguard Online

http://vvstore.jp/?utm_source=press

 

 

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Beautifully Translucent Labels
These are also by the same stationery branch, Paperable. They’re made to look like real flower petals. They can be used to index things and add decoration to your memo pad or notebook, or to jot down a few words. There’s also a leaf version. The leaf veins really bring the labels to life. Both are see-through and look gorgeous.

 

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Paperable Flower Labels – ¥486 (Tax Included)
Paperable Leaf Labels – ¥486 (Tax Included)

 

Village Vanguard Online

http://vvstore.jp/?utm_source=press

 

 

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Masking Tape – Always Sold Out Online
You can now pick up beautiful, delicate-looking hydrangea masking tape from Village Vanguard, Japan’s flower of the rainy season. You can even combine each flower along the tape to make up a bigger and colourful hydrangea flower. Try making your own.

 

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Masking Roll Stickers (Hydrangea) – ¥432 (Tax Included)

 

Village Vanguard Online

http://vvstore.jp/?utm_source=press

 

 

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Beautiful Masking Tape Like Tiles Seen in Morocco, Turkey and Mexico!
This unique masking tape is also available at Village Vanguard and created by Taiwanese designer Chang Hao Hsueh. They are based on tiles seen around the world like in Morocco and Turkey which are made using old traditional methods. It can be used on lots of things to pretty them up such as small notebooks, pads, and even glass bottles or make-up boxes! You’ll be sure to find one that you like.

 

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Tail Masking Tape – From ¥756 each

 

 

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Sailor Moon Sealing Wax – Pretty Up Your Letters & Invitations
Over on the shopping website Premium Bandai they are selling Sailor Moon inspired wax which you melt and seal envelopes with. There are two different sets. Each comes with five metal stamps with different stamp designs, such as the Crystal Star and Planetary Symbols. These are limited in quantity so be sure to order yours quick!

 

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Sailor Moon Sealing Wax Set (2 Varieties)
Price: ¥13,500 each (Tax Included) (Shipping & Handling Fee Not Included)
Premium Bandai: http://p-bandai.jp/?rt=pr

 

 

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Rojiman’s 3 Cats Turned Stationery!
Rojiman owns three Scottish Fold cats who have become something of a hit online, even being picked up by overseas media. The hats each of them wear are actually made from hairs collected during their brushing sessions. This new ‘100% Cat Hair’ series includes stationery inspired by the trio including cards, tags, masking tape and more. Make your study sessions or work fun with these items!

 

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Did you enjoy this list? Be sure to get your hands on all the cute stationery you can when in Japan, whether for yourself or as a gift!

 

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  • Popular Nail Salons in Harajuku & Trending Nails by 5 Popular Models

    06.May.2018 | FASHION / FEATURES / SPOT

    There must be a lot of people out there wondering how to do their nails for spring and summer this year. At the MOSHI MOSHI BOX Harajuku Tourist Information Center we’ve directed many foreign tourists to popular nail salons.

     

    So, we’re compiling a lot of some of the popular locations you’ll find in Harajuku! Check them out alongside the list of trending nail styles by popular models that follows.

     

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    HOME
    This is a nail and eyelash salon who offer a huge range of top class eyelash extensions and high-quality nail painting art. They position themselves as your indispensable partner, leading you on the way to drawing out your natural beauty, offering new a lifestyle. The comfort at the salon is outstanding, set up in an open environment with plenty of light. And the fact that they can do both your nails and hair is enticing!

     

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    HOME
    Address: 5-29-9 Jingumae Shibuya-ku, Tokyo F3 302
    Opening Hours: 10 am – 10 pm (Monday – Friday)
    10 o’clock – 19 o’clock (Saturday / Sunday / holiday)
    TEL: 03-6418-9059

    Website:http://home-harajuku.com/

     

     

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    Anranju
    This place is open from 10am to 10pm, so you can even pop in after a bit of sightseeing. You can never get tired of their gel nails which come in designs based on what’s trending each month, as well as their variety of nail parts and colours. Customers can take in art with them to show the staff, so we recommend Anranju who want to enjoy their nails done exactly in accordance with what they like.

     

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    Anranju
    Address: 1-17-5 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
    Opening Hours: Weekdays 10:00-21:00 / Weekends & Holidays 10:00-19:00
    Closed: New Year’s Holiday
    TEL: 03-6804-3073
    Website: http://anranju-nail.com

     

     

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    Cocotte Harajuku
    This nail salon is recommended for people to want to get their nails done like their favourite artist during a concert, as well as character art nails, intricate nails, and more. The staff have a lot of experience with nails and have done so many that it’s impossible to count them. They are very talented, and their designs are constantly incorporating the newest trends.

     

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    Cocotte Harajuku
    Address: Cocotte Harajuku B1F, 3-28-10 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
    Opening Hours: Weekdays 11:00-22:00 / Weekends 11:00-21:00
    No Fixed Holidays
    Website: https://ameblo.jp/cocotte-nail/

     

     

    Trending Nails by 5 Popular Models

     

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    Yuri Suganuma: Primary colours and glitter make cute, flashy nails
    Yuri Suganuma went for different colours across all her nails. Changing the colours of each nail is impactful and gives a pop vibe. As a pointer, glitter using glitter colours makes them look fashionable, doesn’t it!

     



    Saki Shibata: Attractive nails made with dull colours
    Dull colours are aplomb and raise your level of maturity. Shibasaki is using gentle, organic nails from Ambiente, so this one’s recommended for people who like to do their own nails.

     


    Misa Kimura: Supporting the springtime vibe with nail art
    Misa Kimura is serving spring with her nail art. The holographic nails raise the level of their gorgeousness. Take note of the top coat which is matted!

     

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    Mei Nagasawa: Sweet and lovely nails with hearts and pink
    Mei Nagasawa’s beautiful nails use pink as the base colour. The little hearts popped on there are super cute, aren’t they? ♡ This design will completely up the appeal of your girliness, so try it for yourself.

     

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    Ayumi Seto: Girly dots and rainbows
    The dot and rainbow design matches Ayumi Seto’s image perfectly. They’re completely coated in glitter, making them shine and look cute when hit by the light. Colourful nails work well with simple outfit co-ords!

    Did you enjoy this list? Use these trending designs by models as a reference and enjoy creating your spring and summer nails!

     

  • 10 Useful Travel Items You Can Buy in Japan at 100-Yen Shops

    03.May.2018 | FASHION / FEATURES / SPOT

    Japan’s 100-yen shops garner much attention even amongst foreign tourists for their massive range of useful items. Their shelves are also filled with plenty of things you would find convenient to have during your trip in Japan. Let’s take a look at some of the travel goods you can pick up there – at a very reasonable price. You’ll be glad you had some of these!

     

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    1.Pouch

    The ¥100 pouch is a convenient little thing to store away items like cosmetics, toiletries and such. If you buy one of the transparent ones, then it becomes even more convenient as you can see the contents and locate what you need without hassle. There’s many to choose from – they come in big and small sizes, and cute-looking ones have been on the increase recently. It’s nice to have so much choice, so pick your favourite!

     

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    2.Zipper Bag

    The zipper bags sold at Daiso, one of Japan’s most popular 100-yen shops, have simple, very smart designs. They’re useful for storing bathroom items, chargers and other cords, and other knick-knacks. They’re popular with people not only for travelling but during everyday life too.

     

    3.Vacuum Storage Bags

    Vacuum storage bags are an old standby in travelling. There’s ones for grabs with cute designs, and the whole vacuum part of it is a lot of fun. You can pack away bulky towels and clothes nice and compactly. The only problem is that the compaction force wears away gradually on long trips, so be sure to have some backups prepared for peace of mind.

     

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    4.Cushion Case

    The cushion case protects your electronic devices from damage. They are a must-have for digital cameras, laptops etc. It’s good to check the feel of your cushion case when choosing one. If you pick one extra cushiony then you can rest assured your devices will be safe. There’s a plethora of designs and sizes to pick from!

     

    5.Wet Wipes

    You can even buy wet wipes at the 100-yen shop, an absolute must-have even in regular life. Can Do’s bacteria eliminating type wet wipes have kawaii designs like ninja and samurai. They’re even sold at Seria, another 100-yen chain. Those with kids will be pleased with this item.

     

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    6. Eye Mask

    We recommend this one for those who struggle to sleep when going on a trip. Can Do have even kawaii-fied eye masks. From standard types to fun, amusing types, sift through the range and pull out one that you like most. They might even make a good souvenir.

     

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    7.Neck Pillow

    There’s nothing better than being hugged by a neck pillow when sleeping on a bus or plane. They lighten the load on your neck, so there’s plenty of people that make regular use of them. Choose from pillows filled with beads, cotton, and even ones that you can fill with air which are also convenient for carrying around.

     

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    8.Raincoat

    If you find yourself in a downfall of rain at your travel destination and are in need of a raincoat but want something cute, then how about taking a trip to Daiso? They sell a mix of different raincoats with cross designs, half-moon designs and more. They’re the perfect thickness too so they’re something you can make use of regularly.

     

    9.Selfie Stick & Remote Camera Shutter

    Selfie sticks have made their way to 100-yen shops recently, and they even sell remote camera shutters! Get all the tools you need for taking memorable photos at the 100-yen shop.

     

    10.Tripod

    Tripods for your smartphone? You betcha! They are compact and not a hassle to carry at all. Can Do tripods are stable, and best of all, you can change the angle of your camera freely. Take some fun pics!

     

    Was this list useful? There’s plenty more convenient and useful items where that came from at Japanese 100-yen shops. Make sure you pop into one and stock up.

     

     

  • MOSHI MOSHI BOX Staff Recommends: 6 Tasty Souvenirs at Shinjuku Station

    10.March.2018 | FEATURES / FOOD

    It’s safe to say that a lot of people who travel around Tokyo use Shinjuku Station. There’s a lot of souvenir shops around there, but it can be difficult to know what to buy.

     

    In this article, the staff over at the MOSHI MOSHI BOX, Harajuku’s tourist information center loved by travelers, will introduce you to some places to pick up a great souvenir around Shinjuku station, all easily accessible via train lines and the shinkansen!

     

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    Ruki’s Recommendations (Spanish Staff) – “BAKE CHEESE TART”
    They have a crispy and fluffy texture! They’re sweet and really delicious.

    They’re tasty as they are, but I recommend eating them hot when the shop opens, that’s when they’re best♡

     

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    BAKE CHEESE TART – Shinjuku LUMINE EST Branch
    Address: LUMINE EST Shinjuku 1F, 3-38-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
    Opening Hours: [Monday-Friday] 11:00-22:00 / [Weekends & Holidays] 10:30-22:00
    No Fixed Holidays. (Except when LUMINE EST Shinjuku is closed)
    Access: Inside JR Shinjuku Station
    TEL: 03-5925-8170
    Website: http://www.bake.co.jp/

     

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    Minimal’s Recommendations (Hong Kong Staff) – Cream Puffs at “Choux d’Enfer Paris”
    Cute, bite-sized cream puffs! The outside sugar is crunchy and the dough is light.

    They have regular flavours like custard and chocolate, but also Japanese-style flavours including cherry blossom and matcha.

     

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    Choux d’Enfer PARIS NEWoMan – Shinjuku Branch
    Address: NEWoMan (Inside Shinjuku Station at New South Exit), 5-24-55 Sendagaya, Shibuya, Tokyo
    Opening Hours: 8:00~22:00
    No Fixed Holidays.
    Access: Inside JR Shinjuku Station at New South Exit
    TEL: 03-3354-2181
    Website: http://choux-d-enfer-paris.jp

     

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    Banako’s Recommendations (Chinese-Speaking Staff) – “Ginza Cozy Corner”
    Ginza Cozy Corner sells delicious western-style confectioneries. I recommend their matcha flavoured yakikashi (baked sweets)! They’re made with carefully selected high quality ingredients such as Uji matcha and Uji houjicha that will make you feel relaxed. You can enjoy a combination of traditional Japan and western-style confectionery!

     

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    Ginza Cozy Corner – JR Shinjuku Station South Exit Grounds
    Address: JR Shinjuku Station South Exit Grounds, 3-38-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
    Opening Hours: 9:00-23:00
    No Fixed Holidays.
    Access: JR Shinjuku Station South Exit Grounds
    TEL: 03-3346-0192
    Website: http://www.cozycorner.co.jp/

     

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    Midori’s Recommendations (Miss ID Semifinalist) – Pochiokaki at “Hyouhyouan”
    These crunchy rice crackers come in decorative envelopes with beautiful Edo designs! They can of course be given as a New Year’s gift, and are a sign of good luck as a celebratory present. The rice crackers are also made of a rare mochi rice from Toyama Prefecture. They will satisfy kids and adults alike.

     

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    Hyouhyouan
    Address: NEWoMan SHINJUKU 2F, 5-24-55 Sendagaya, Shibuya, Tokyo
    Opening Hours: 08:00-22:00
    Access: 30-minutes’ on foot from JR Shinjuku Station South Exit
    TEL: 03-6380-1377
    Website: http://www.kakiyama.com/hyohyoan/

     

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    Ellie’s Recommendations (English-Speaking Staff) – Namasasara at “Yui”
    This shop sells cute bite-sized Japanese sweets. You can buy them from inside NEWoMan which is a shopping facility directly connected to Shinjuku Station. Each and every one of their fine confectioneries are carefully handmade by experts. They sell sweets individually too, so I recommend them as a little present!

     

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    Yui – NEWoMan Shinjuku
    Address: Yui NEWoMan Shinjuku 2F, 5-24-55 Sendagaya, Shibuya, Tokyo
    Opening Hours: 8:00-22:00
    Access: 30-minutes’ on foot from JR Shinjuku Station South Exit
    TEL: 03-3353-5521
    Website: http://www.ryoguchiya-korekiyo.co.jp/

     

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    Shiota’s Recommendations (Director of MOSHI MOSHI BOX) – An Chocolate at “L’OLIOLI 365”
    “An Chocolate” is a steamed dessert made with red bean and chocolate. The center has two layers and the bottom is a red bean and chocolate mousse. They have plenty of flavours including apricot jam, caramel, matcha and more.

     

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    L’OLIOLI 365 – Shinjuku Isetan Branch
    Address: Shinjuku Isetan B1F, 3-14-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
    Opening Hours: 10:30-20:00
    No Fixed Holidays. (Except when Isetan is closed)
    Access: 4-minutes on foot from Shinjuku Station via any line
    TEL: 03-3352-1111
    Website:  http://www.anniversary-web.co.jp/lolioli/text/top.html

     

    Did you enjoy the staff’s list?

     

    If you find yourself stuck on what to buy as a gift, then be sure to reference this article. Have a wonderful trip in Tokyo♫

     

  • MOSHI MOSHI BOX staff recommends 6 Tokyo souvenirs!

    19.February.2018 | FEATURES / FOOD / SPOT

    Tokyo Station is a station used by many tourists. When you visit Tokyo, of course, you will want to buy some souvenirs. But you may wonder, what souvenirs are “good” Tokyo souvenirs?

    In this article, the staff of MOSHI MOSHI BOX Harajuku Tourist Information Center, who love to travel, will introduce to you some recommended souvenirs which can be bought in and around Tokyo Station.

    “Ohana no Babaroa Ball Cake”recommended by our Spanish staff, Luki.

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    I am sure that this gift is suitable to be given to women who loves flowers.

    The product uses eatable flowers and has a gorgeous looking/splendid taste.

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    Hana no Babaroa havaro

    Address: Tokyo Station Ichibangai (first shopping area) 1F TOKYO ME+, 1-9-1, Marunouchi, Chiyodaku, Tokyo

    Business hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 to 2:30, Saturday, Sunday, holidays 9:00 to 20:00

    Fixed holidays: None

    Access: Near the ticket-collecting area of North Yaesu Exit/Entrance, Tokyo

    TEL:03-3218-0051

    URL:http://www.hana-no-babaroa.com/

     

     

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    “Torotoro Yaki Cup Cheese” recommended by our Hong Konger staff, Minimal.

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    A very popular product where some days about 4,000 pieces are sold in a day! The combination of the melty cream cheese and crunchy cookie tart is awesome.

    You can enjoy the product by heating it or cooling it.

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    Fromage Terra

    Address: Tokyo Station Yaesu South Exit/Entrance’s ticket collecting area, Keiyo Street 1F, 1-9-1, Marunouchi, Chiyodaku, Tokyo

    Business hours: 8:00 to 21:00

    Access: Inside Keiyo Street, JR Tokyo Station Yaesu South Exit/Entrance
    TEL:03-6256-0845
    URL:http://terraconfect.tokyo/fromageterra/

     

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    “Siretoco Doughnut”recommdend by our Chinese-speaking staff, Banako

    Many cute animals are place on top of a doughnut and of course, the doughnuts taste good.

    Each animal is very cute and there are Tokyo Station-limited variations!

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    Siretoco Factory Tokyo Station Keiyo Street Store

    Address: 1-9-1, Marunouchi, Chiyoda, Tokyo

    Business hours: 8:00 to 22:00

    Access: Right side of Keiyo Street near JR Tokyo Station Yaesu South Exit/Entrance
    TEL:03-3218-8022
    URL:http://siretoco23.com/

     

     

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    “Tokyo Banana – Banana Yogurt Flavor” recommended by the Miss ID Semi-Finalist, Midori.

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    Did you know that a new version of Tokyo Banana (a very famous sweets item of Tokyo), a collaborative item with the panda cub in Ueno Zoo called Xiang Xiang, was released!?

    The flavor of the product is banana & yogurt. Eating this item will feel a bit “mottainai”to eat. That is, it looks too cute to be eaten because the illustration of the panda cub is so cute!

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    Tokyo Banana – Panda Banana Yogurt Flavor “Miitsuketa”

    Price: 515 yen – 4 pieces / 1,080 yen – 8 pieces / 1,595 yen – 12 pieces (all prices include tax)

    Access: Tokyo Banana Aka Renga Building (inside the ticket collecting area)

    URL:http://www.tokyobanana.jp/products/banana_panda.html

     

     

     

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    “Gomatamago” recommended by our English-speaking staff, Ellie.

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    This sweets item is a standard souvenir of Tokyo. The black sesame paste, and black sesame jam are wrapped inside a castella sponge cake and the whole cake is coated with a white chocolate.

    The splendid harmony of the 4 layers is addictive. The shape of the product which looks like an egg is very cute♡ The name, Gomatamago means, “goma” = “sesame” and “tamago”=”egg.”

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    Address: Daimaru Tokyo Store 1F, 1-9-1, Marunouchi, Chiyoda, Tokyo

    Business hours: <Monday to Friday> 10:00 to 21:00, <Saturday, Sunday and holidays> 10:00 to 20:00

    ※The business hours are as same as the Daimaru Tokyo Store

    Fixed holidays: as same as Daimaru Tokyo Store

    Access: JR Tokyo Station, near the north exit/entrance ticket collecting area
    TEL:03-3212-8011
    URL:http://www.tokyotamago.com/

     

     

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    “Tokyo Hiyoko” recommended by the director of MOSHI MOSHI BOX, Shiota.

    A standard Tokyo souvenir dessert comprised of a sweet bean jam wrapped in a soft dough.

    Don’t miss the various of flavors which are sold for a limited time offers!

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    Tokyo Hiyoko Tokyo Meika Hiyoko

    Available places: Souvenir stores in Tokyo including Daimaru Tokyo Store

    Price: 605 yen – 5 pieces / 1,080 yen – 9 pieces / 2,160 yen – 18 pieces (all prices include tax)

    URL:http://www.tokyo-hiyoko.co.jp/

     

     

    How did you like our MOSHI MOSHI BOX staff recommended Tokyo souvenirs? Please refer to this article when you are not sure which Tokyo souvenir to buy. Let’s have fun in Tokyo!

     

  • MOSHI MOSHI BOX staff recommends Osaka souvenirs!

    18.February.2018 | FEATURES / FOOD / SPOT

    Osaka is known as a popular sightseeing spot in Japan. So, when you visit Osaka, of course, you will want to buy some souvenirs. But you may wonder, what souvenir is a good souvenir to buy in Osaka.

    In his article, the staff of MOSHI MOSHI BOX who love to travel, will introduce to you some recommended souvenirs which can be bought in and around Osaka Station.

     

     

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    “Nakanoshima Caramel Scotch recommended by our Spanish staff, Ruki.
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    It looks like a cookie but it is a snack which includes caramel and almonds.
    The crunchy texture of scotch is superb. The blue box is very cute too.

    ◼︎Information
    Nakanoshima Caramel Scotch
    Available store: Entrée Marche Osaka
    Address: 3-1-1, Umeda, Kitaku, Osakashi, Osaka
    Business hours: 6:00 to 13:00
    TEL:06-6440-1122

     

     

     

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    “batondor” recommended by our Hong Kong staff Minimal

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    A special stick dessert with only eight sticks in a box.
    The taste of the product is very thick compared to “Pockies” which can be bought at convenience stores and it has the flavor of butter. It is a great match with alcohol!

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    batondor Hankyu Umeda Store
    Address: B1F, Umeda Honten, 8-7, Kakutacho, Kitaku, Osaka
    Business hours: Friday, Sutarday – 10:00 to 21:00
    Sunday to Thursday – 10:00 to 20:00
    TEL:06-6361-1381
    URL:http://www.glico.co.jp/batondor/index.html

     

     

     

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    “Fueki Pudding” recommended by our Chinese-speaking staff, Banako


    A pudding using the motif of the good-old Fueki paste container. The container can be used as an accessory case or interior. I am planning to buy it for my friends when I visit Osaka next time.

    ◼︎Information
    Fueki Pudding
    Available venue: Inside Osaka Station
    Price: 700 yen – two pieces (tax not included), three pieces – 1,200 yen (tax not included)
    TEL:06-6648-4678

     

     

     

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    “Tenten Hitokuchi Gyoza” recommended by the Miss ID Semi-Finalist Midori

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    I always buy this product when I visit Osaka. I don’t cook at all but this gyoza (dumpling) is very easy to make.
    It is recommended to put it into a pot during the cold season!

    ◼︎Information
    Tenten Hitokuchi Gyoza

    Available stores:
    Entrée Marche Osaka
    Available hours: 8:00 to 24:00

    Seven-Eleven Heart in  JR Osaka Station North Store
    Available hours: 7:00 to 24:00

    Seven-Eleven Heart in  JR Osaka Station Access Bridge Store
    Available hours: 7:00 to 23:00

    Seven Eleven Heart in JR Osaka Station Midosuji South Entrance/Exit Store
    Available hours: 7:00 to 23:00

    Seven-Eleven Heart in JR Osaka 11th Gate Store
    Available store: 7:00 to 21:00

    URL:http://www.tenten.co.jp/

     

     

     

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    “Jagariko Takoyaki Aji” recommended by English-speaking staff, Ellie

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    Takoyaki is one of the most famous foods of Osaka. As you might know, Jagariko is a very popular snack among Japanese people but this flavor has a thick flavor of takoyaki.
    It is fairy cheep and it is a very “Osaka-like” product which is suitable to be bought as a gift for your friends!

    ◼︎Information
    Jagariko Takoyaki Aji
    Available stores: Convenience stores souvenir stores throughout Japan.
    Price: 864 yen per box (tax included)
    URL:http://www.calbee.co.jp/shohinkensaku/product/?p=20090928135716

     

     

     

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    “Rikuro Ojisanno Omise – Yakitate (freshly baked) Cheese Cake” recommended by the curator of MOSHI MOSHI BOX Shiota.

    A tasteful cheese cake famous in Osaka. You can watch the staff of the shop making cheese cakes! It is recommended to warm this cake up before you eat it. Of course, you can also enjoy the product after cooling it down inside a refrigerator.

    ◼︎Information
    Rikuro Ojisan no Omise Daimaru Umeda Store
    Address: 3-1-1, Umeda, Kitaku, West Osaka / Japanese/Western dessert floor, B1F of Daimaru Umeda Store
    TEL:0120-57-2132
    URL:http://www.rikuro.co.jp/

     

     

     

    How did you like our MOSHI MOSHI BOX staff recommended Osaka souvenirs? Please refer to this article when you are not sure which souvenir to buy. Let’s have fun in Osaka, a city which has lots of delicious food and unique items.

     

  • Don Quijote: The Most Popular Store Among Foreigners in Japan for Souvenirs!

    08.February.2018 | FEATURES / SPOT

    Don Quijote is the biggest discount chain store in Japan. It’s always bustling with foreign tourists for its wide selection of bargains, ranging from food to electronics, variety goods like costume and merchandise, and pretty much anything you can imagine. Items in-store are duty free and all branches have a foreign currency service. For people coming from overseas to Japan, Don Quijote stands at the top as the best and easiest place to shop.

     

    So what are the most popular products bought at Don Quijote? Let’s take a look.

     

     

    Japanese Snacks & Sweets

    You can be spoiled for choice with Japanese snacks and sweets as there are so many popular ones to choose from. There are even tourists who buy 10-20 packets in one shop as gifts to their friends. One particularly popular choice is Kororo, a soft candy made with 100% fruit juice. They are loved for their cute appearance and real fruit flavour. Another popular pick are Japanese KitKats, which are known for their unique flavours including matcha, wasabi, sake and more.

     

     

    Japanese Medical Supplies

    A lot of foreign tourists buy Japanese medical supplies in bulk to take back home. “Strong Wakamoto” is a digestive medicine that is very popular. There are a lot of Japanese people that aren’t too familiar with this product, but it’s well-known in other places – in Taiwan, for example, you’ll see it advertised in commercials. It’s sold in Taiwan too, but because it’s about NT$ 200 cheaper (¥600) in Japan, the number of people buying from Japan is on the rise.

     

     

     

    Kitchenware

    A popular gift for mothers in Japan from Don Quijote is the “Ceramic Knife” which is praised for its ease-of-use. There’s a selection of different sizes and colours, and you can also buy them divided for different purposes too. They also sell a range of useful items for the kitchen too, like food containers – perfect for giving to people.

     

     

     

     Beauty Products

    Hairdryers by Panasonic are commonplace with people overseas and of course in Japan too. “Botanical Shampoo” ranked number one in the hair care categories of Japan’s major mail-order business. Although there’s no added silicon, it’s said that the shampoo provides a gently moist finish. It’s become a very popular product in Asia, including South Korea and Taiwan.

     

     

     

    Sake

    Don Quijote has a large alcohol section which serve as a great gift to friends, including nihonshu, shochu, cocktails and more. A brand of nihonshu called “Dassai” is ranked among the most popular drinks ever since it was showcased on Taiwanese television. The price changes depending on the variety of sake you go for, so you can split your purchases appropriately between those you are gifting.

     

    Did you enjoy this article? If you’re buying souvenirs from Japan, then Don Quijote is a perfect place to seek something out!

     

    ■Information

    Don Quijote Official Website: http://www.donki.com

     

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