There’s little Japan can’t satisfy. It’s got the sights, the sounds, the culture, the food, the weather, the fashion, the beauty products, the shopping districts … you get the picture. So when it’s finally time to bid Japan goodbye after a relaxing getaway, here are some must-get souvenirs to help you tide through before you can save up and come back to this glorious country again.
Let’s face it – Japanese cuisine ranks high on many of our favourite food list. And here are some scrumptious food items you HAVE got to bring back.
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Who could say no to these little morsels of fluffy sponge cake with a smooth banana cream middle. They make for an adorable gift, dainty tea-time snack, and a great perk-me-up. Prices start from ¥1,029 for eight pieces.
BAKE Press Butter Sand Cookie
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We wrote earlier about a great Tokyo Banana alternative, and we are still obsessed over these tiny squares of deliciousness. They come filled with generous amount of butter cream and butter caramel filling, and constantly draw long queues at their Tokyo outlet. Prices start from ¥900 for six pieces.
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Munching on a Kit Kat for a break is a common knowledge. But what’s not so common is the unique flavour offerings that’s exclusive to Japan. From green tea, sake, apple, red bean snadwich, and strawberry cheesecake, you’ll find an interesting flavour flavour easily at their many supermarkets and convenience stores.
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This biscuit, known affectionately as their mandarin moniker, is a buttery cookie with white chocolate filling sandwiched between. It melts in your mouth, with prices starting from ¥1110 for 18 pieces. You’ll find yourself finishing it in no time.
Calbee Potato Farm Jaga Pokkuru
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If you’re a fan of Jagabee, this potato stick snack will be your new go-to. Made from famous Hokkaido potatoes and roasted with sea salt from Lake Saroma, it will be unfair to label this as junk food. Prices start from ¥840, with a five box per customer limit at the airport.
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Japan is a nation obsessed with their potato chips, as evidenced by their potato chip shortage back in April 2017. Prices went as high as $12 per bag. Fortunately, you won’t have to worry about it now as you lay your hands on the many regional flavours, which include yuzu and pepper, Hokkaido butter soy sauce, and Seto Inland Sea lemon.
They’ve got an instant noodle selection so diverse and colourful, we just had to dedicate an entire section to it.
Ippudo Instant Ramen
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You get the best of Ippudo’s delicate broth and springy ramen noodles in this humble red bowl. It even comes with a slice of pork, making it taste remarkably like the real deal.
Nissin Cheese Curry flavour
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If you’re a fan of Japanese curry, you’ll want to lay your hands on this. Great for those with a low tolerance for spicy food, this cup comes with Nissin’s famous noodles with gooey cheese-and-curry sauce that will make you come back for more.
Nissin Yakisoba U.F.O.
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We reckon that the reason why it’s called UFO, is because it’s out-of-this-world delicious. And we aren’t even exaggerating. This dry noodle comes coated in a luxuriously umami sauce, with pieces of cabbage and meat.
Maruchan Midori No Tanuki Instant Soba Bowl
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This comes loaded with tempura and soba noodles, making for a unique instant noodle experience that you cannot find anywhere else.
The secret to Japanese girls and their perfect of complexion and silky fair skin? Their top-notch beauty products.
Kose Lip Gel
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This is an Airfrov favourite – both with the team and the travellers as well. And it’s easy to understand why with its semi-glossy finish and long staying power that prevents it from transferring. Prices start from ¥2500.
Canmake Cream Cheek
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This creamy and lightweight blush will add colour to your skin, leaving you feeling radiant all day. Prices start from ¥580.
Lululun Face Mask
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Everyday face mask is the ultimate facial indulgence if you want your skin looking fresh and supple. This one from Lululun will pamper your skin with moisture and everyday hydration. Prices start from ¥1500.
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Perhaps home to one of the most gorgeous scents, OHANA MAHAALO packs their swoon-worthy scents in adorable packaging that matches the mood and vibe of their various products. Their Eau de Cologne starts from ¥1700.
FlowFushi Mote Liner
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Made specifically for the Asian market, this eyeliner will help you achieve that sharp wing everyday with its unique brush angle and formulation. Prices start from ¥1500.
Not travelling to Japan anytime soon? Fret not. Simply browse some of the trending requests in Japan at the link below and have one of our friendly Airfrov travellers ship back a souvenir for you!