Don’t Leave Japan Without These Authentic Souvenirs

Japanese souvenirs
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Japan is one of the most interesting and unique countries in the world because it has a rich culture, history, and culinary scene. That probably means you won’t have a hard time finding authentic souvenirs to buy in this country. Check out some of the most popular and authentic souvenirs you must get when in Japan.

Origami Paper

Tourists who are into arts and crafts should definitely use their trip to Japan to stock up on high-quality origami paper. This paper is called “Kami” in Japanese and you’ll find it in a variety of colors in every stationery shop.


Kimono is by far the most popular Japanese souvenir that most tourists buy in this country, which is not at all surprising. Yukata is a type of summer kimono that you can find in kimono shops, department stores, or even in supermarkets.

Kokeshi Dolls

Kokeshi dolls are simple wooden dolls with no arms and legs that originated in north-eastern Japan. They were a traditional gift for newborn children but are now one of the most popular souvenirs in Japans.

Japanese Fans

Japanese fans are called sensu and they also make for an authentic and very affordable souvenir that you can buy for yourself or your loved ones when in Japan.