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♫

 

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  • 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.

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    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.

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    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!

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    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!

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    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

     

  • Six recommended souvenir stores in Asakusa!

    31.October.2017 | FEATURES / SPOT

    Asakusa is known as one of the most popular sightseeing spots in Japan and it is popular among both Japanese people and foreigners.

    In this article, I will introduce to you MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON’s recommended souvenir shops in Asakusa.

     

    “Curry Land” is a dreamy theme park for those of who love curry. 

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     The curry vending machine installed in front of the store will welcome you when you visit the store.

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    If you are not sure of which curry to choose, ask the owner of the store Mr. Inomata or his wife. They have tested all the products sold in the store so you can get a precise explanation about each curry’s ingredients and taste.

     

    Detailed information:http://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/54706

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    Curry Land

    Address: 101, Ito building, 2-24-7, Nishiasakusa, Taitoku, Tokyo

    Business hours: 11:00 to 19:00

    Holiday: Tuesday

    URL: https://curryland.theshop.jp

     

     

     

    One of the most famous chopstick stores in Nakamise Street “Morita”

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    One of the most famous chopstick stores in Nakamise Street “Morita” sells many kinds of original chopsticks from reasonable chopsticks to high-quality chopsticks.

    Chopsticks are a tool which represents the culture of Japan. They also sell chopstick rests and they are suitable to be purchased as a souvenir since they are small!

    Detailed information:http://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/37215

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    Asakusano Ohashiyasan Morita

    Address: 1-30-1, Asakusa, Taitoku, Tokyo

    Business hours: 10:00 to 18:00

    Holiday: no holiday

     

     

     

    “Kamaasa Shoten” where cooking tools such as pots, knifes and frypans are sold

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    The knifes sold in this store are created by artisans and they are so beautiful that it will make you sigh.

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    They hold a workshop of teach how to sharpen knifes irregularly and this means that they are running their business with a sincere effort.

    Detailed information:http://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/41748

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    Kamaasa Shoten (cooking tool floor)

    Address: 2-24-1, Matsugaya, Taitoku, Tokyo

    Kamaasa Shoten (knife floor)

    Address: 2-23-9, Matsugaya, Taitoku, Tokyo

    Business hours: 10:00 to 17:30

    Holiday: no holiday (except year’s end and New Year’s Day)

    URL:http://www.kama-asa.co.jp/

     

     

     

    “Fujiya,” a store which sells dyed traditional facecloths

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    The store is a facecloth shop which has been running their business for 65 years. The store sells lots of Chusenzome (traditional dying method) facecloths that are suitable to be framed up on the wall, not just using them as a handkerchief or towel. You can also use them as a “furoshiki” (Japanese wrapping cloth) or a bandanna.

    The facecloths sold in this store are all handmade. Why don’t you find your favorite item when you visit Asakusa?

    Detailed information:http://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/37215

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    Somee Tenugui no Fujiya

    Address: 2-215, Asakusa, Taitoku, Tokyo

    Business hours: 10:00 to 18:00

    Holiday: Thursday

     

     

     

     “Tengoku,” a café that sells cute original goods

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    “Tengoku” is a café that sells famous pancakes and they also sell original goods such as cups and saucers. Why don’t you visit the café and buy their original goods as a souvenir?

     

    Detailed information:http://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/31615

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    Coffee Tengoku

    Address: 1-41-9, Asakusa, Taitoku, Tokyo

    URL:https://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1311/A131102/13025425/

     

     

     

     

     “Waizumiya” which sells cat-shaped photogenic Japanese crackers

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    It is an established Japanese cracker shop which has three shops in Asakusa.

    You can find many kinds of Japanese crackers inside the store.

    The most popular cat-shaped Japanese cracker is created based on the cat they own called “Norichan.”

     

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    Waizumiya main store

    Address: 〒111-0035, 1-14, Asakusa, Taitoku, Tokyo

    Business hours: 10:30 to 19:30

    Holiday: Thursday

    TEL:03-3841-5501

     

     

     

    How was our recommendation of souvenir stores? Please refer to this article if you are not sure of which store to visit in Asakusa.

    Have a nice trip!

     

  • Six recommended “made in Japan” gifts you can buy in Tokyo

    27.October.2017 | FEATURES / SPOT

    “I want to buy a good “made in Japan” gift!” No doubt there are many tourists to Japan who think like this. In this article we want to introduce to you six gift items that MMN highly recommends.

     

     “H TOKYO” – A handkerchief specialty store where Japanese designs are popular

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    “H TOKYO” is the handkerchief specialty store which is located on the 3rd floor of KITTE.  From illustrators to novelists, these handkerchiefs are the result of many artist collaborations. The handkerchiefs line the shop, filling up the display areas. Patterns and traditional Japanese designs such as these can only be found in Tokyo. You can also purchase badges and uchiwa fans, small items made from the fabric of the handkerchiefs and many KITTE limited items that cannot be obtained anywhere else.

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    You can also purchase personalized handkerchiefs with initials, messages and even embroidery. Many foreign visitors and other tourists who are staying in Tokyo for a while choose to order their designs and then collect them before returning home.

     

    Detailed information:http://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/54580

     

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    “H TOKYO” Marunouchi store

    Address:3rd floor KITTE, 2-7-2, Marunouchi, Chiyoda, Tokyo

    Access: Approx. 1 min walk from JR/Marunouchi line (Tokyo Station), approx. 2 min walk from Chiyoda line (Nijubashimae Station)

    Opening hours 11:00-21:00 (Open until 20.00 on national holidays)

    Fixed holidays:Decided by KITTE

    Telephone number:03-6256-0811

    URL:http://htokyo.com/

     

     

    Chopstick specialty store, Morita” in Asakusa

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    The chopstick specialty store called Morita,” a popular store on Nakamise Street, has variety of chopsticks from the reasonable ones to luxurious ones. They have a great variety of chopsticks along with many original items.

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    Chopsticks are an item that represents Japanese culture. They  also have cute chopstick rests. They are tiny and easy to carry around so they made for a great souvenir.

     

    Detailed information:http://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/ja/37162

     

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    Morita

    Address:1-30-1  Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo

    Hours:10:00AM to 6:00PM

    Holiday:Open 7 days a week

    URL:http://asakusanioideyo.com/detail/30_73_%E9%81%8A%E8%86%B3%20%E3%83%A2%E3%83%AA%E3%82%BF/

     

     

    “Coci la elle” in Daikanyama where you can get your very own colorful umbrella!

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    “Coci la elle” originally stocked only one type of umbrella when it opened, a type made for protecting you from the sun. They now own a second shop in Daikanyama which opened in April this year in addition to the main shop and studio in Kiyosumi-shirakawa.

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    The closest station is Daikanyama Station via the Tōkyū Tōyoko Line.  The station is only 1 stop from Shibuya and so is conveniently accessible.

    Coci la elle offers vibrant umbrellas in all types of colours and designs to brighten your day when those rainy days get you down. They also have umbrellas that will protect you from the blistering sun on those scorching days while also making you feel elegant at the same time.

    Coci la elle doesn’t just stock umbrellas either. They also offer cute raincoats designed just like a classic raincoat, high quality big-sized scarves made from 100% silk, fun handkerchiefs with an original Coci la elle design, sun umbrellas all handmade by the staff, and more.

     

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    Access: 8-minute walk from the front entrance of Daikanyama Station via the Tōkyū Tōyoko Line / 13-minute walk from the West Exit of Shibuya Station / 1-minute walk from the JR

    Business Hours: 12:00-20:00

    Holidays: No holidays

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    Detailed information:http://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/37898

     

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    Address:8-7-2 Eiju Building 1F・B1F, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

    Hours:11:00AM to 7:00PM.

    Holiday:Year end and New Year Holidays.

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    (The following day if it falls on a public holiday)

    URL: http://gekkoso.jp/

     

     

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    The owner of this shop stockes pottery directly from pottery producers from all over Japan.  At this shop, Kutani, Mino, Shigaraki, Arita, Masuko and other Japanese traditional dishes are available.

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    The shop has an extensive lineup from daily-use dishes to masterpieces of well-known pottery producers.  You can find daily-use dishes on the first floor, and high-quality one-of-a-kind items, which are made by pottery artists, on the second floor.

    Dishes that make your life more vivid await you at “Wa-no Utsuwa Dengam.”  Come find a special pottery item for yourself, or get one as a present for your loved one.

     

    Detailed information:http://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/41748

     

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    Wa-no Utsuwa Dengama

    Address:1-4-3 Nishi-Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo

    Hours:10:00AM to 7:00PM

    Holiday:Open 7 days a week(Closed on January 1st – 3rd only)

    URL:http://www.dengama.jp/

     

     

     MOSHI MOSHI BOX in Harajyuku offers “Made in Japan” – KENDAMA

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    Harajuku fashion and culture reporters ASOBISYSTEM and culture creating shop BEAMS have teamed up to create a new project called “ASOBEAMS”. They will be producing all new Tokyo souvenirs, starting with their first item, “KENDAMA TOHOKO”, the classic kentama toy.

     

    Designed by a Harajuku artist, the kendama are being made by the worldwide respected kentama firmament Yamagata Workshop. These kendama are now being sold at MOSHI MOSHI BOX Harajuku Information Center locate very near Harajuku’s Takeshita Street.

     

    Detailed information:http://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/11654

     

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    MOSHI MOSHI BOX Harajuku Information Center

    Address: 1F 3-23-5 Jingu-mae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

    Hours: 10:00〜18:00

    Holidays: None

    URL:http://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/ja/box

     

    We wish you luck in finding a Japan-limited, “Made in Japan” souvenir to your liking!

     

     

  • Art museums and souvenir shops! Six recommended sightseeing spots in Ueno

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    Ueno has Tokyo’s first art museum, museum and zoo and is a suitable place to visit for those of you who are interested in the history of Tokyo’s downtown.

     

    The Ueno Royal Museum

    “The Ueno Royal Museum” does not have a permanent exhibition but rather holds rotating exhibitions such as the “Ueno no Mori Museum Taishoten (exhibition of award-winning works)” and “Nihon no Shizen wo Egaku Ten (exhibition of paintings of nature)” on a regular basis. An original letter paper with the illustration of the Takamori Saigo’s statue is sold at the museum shop since the statue is located near the museum.

     

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    The Ueno Royal Museum

    Address: 1-2, Ueno Park, Taitoku, Tokyo

    TEL: 03-3833-4191

    Business hours: 10:00 to 17:00

    ※The content of the exhibitions might change

    Fixed holiday: not fixed ※differs depending on the exhibition

    URL:http://www.ueno-mori.org

     

     

     

    National Museum of Science and Nature

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    “National Museum of Science and Nature” is a museum where you can learn about the evolution of human-kind, various animals/plants and the development of science technology. It is the only conclusive science/nature museum in Japan which has more than 4.52 million items. The skeletal preparations of Futabasaurus suzukii and T-Rex and the stuffed specimen of animals including threatened species have a tremendous impact.

     

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    National Museum of Science and Nature

    Address: 7-20, Ueno Park, Taitoku, Tokyo

    TEL: 03-5777-8600 (hello dial)

    Business hours: 9:00~17:00 / Friday, Saturday – until 20:00 (last entrance – 30 minutes before closing time)

    Fixed holiday: Monday (Tuesday will become a holiday when Monday is a national holiday)

    • The closing date might be changed while special exhibitions are held.

    URL:http://www.kahaku.go.jp

     

     

     

    TOKYO METROPOLITAN MUSEUM

    TOKYO METROPOLITAN MUSEUM is the first public museum in Japan which was established on 1926. In addition to large exhibitions where you can observe quality works from both home and abroad, they hold various rotating exhibitions and public invitation exhibitions. You can also enjoy eating/drinking in the restaurants inside the museum. Both western-style restaurants and Japanese-style restaurants where you can eat soba (buckwheat noodles) and donburis are available.

     

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    TOKYO METROPOLITAN MUSEUM

    Address: 8-36, Ueno Park, Taitoku, Tokyo

    TEL: 03-3823-6921

    Business hours: 9:30 to 17:30 (last entrance – 17:00)

    • Friday of August – 9:30 to 21:00

    Fixed holiday: First and third Monday (the museum will be opened if Friday or Monday is a national holiday and will be closed on the next day)

    • Special exhibitions and rotating exhibitions will be held every Monday (the museum will be opened if Friday or Monday is a national holiday and will be closed on the next day)
    • Please note that the museum might be closed or opened irregularly during the year’s end and New Year’s holidays.
    • URL:http://www.tobikan.jp

     

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