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Japan With Kids - Forums: Shopping in Japan: Souvenir Shopping
By Cornelia on Thursday, March 29, 2001 - 9:56 am:

Nakano City Welfare Shop

Located on the first floor of the Nakano Town Hall Building at Nakano station, in the right-hand corner just inside the main entrance, this shop sells carefully-crafted products made at seven welfare workshops in Nakano by people with handicaps. The display racks are lined with simple, handwoven textiles, colorful leather goods, and other attractive products including jewelry boxes made of washi paper, card cases made of textiles in traditional kimono patterns, and many other items with a distinctly Japanese flavor.

Prices are reasonable and along with items for one's own use, the shop offers a selection of goods that are just right for presents or souvenirs.
Info: (03) 3389-1111, ext. 2926 (in Japanese)

By Joanne Lin on Wednesday, August 20, 2003 - 1:27 pm:

Does anyone know where I can get Mt. Fuji posters? One of my friend at States requests it. I am not sure where I can get them? Kinokuniya?

By Admin on Saturday, September 6, 2003 - 9:18 am:

How about asking the Japan Tourism Office? Even if they don't have one for sale, they might be able to point you in the right direction. You can find them on our links page at:

By Pato on Wednesday, February 4, 2004 - 11:35 am:

Does anyone know where you can get the Japanese rain gutter drain "chains"?

By Bridget Kihara on Wednesday, February 4, 2004 - 4:57 pm:

Have you tried Tokyo Hands?

note from Admin: Tokyu Hands website (in Japanese)

By Shumshad on Monday, June 7, 2004 - 8:02 pm:

anyone help me! where can i buy a japanese wall hanging fan. its for a decor, one of my friend wanted for her wedding to hang in her bed room. pls let me know where can i buy in tokyo.
Thank you.

By Alexandra Roberts-Judd on Tuesday, June 7, 2005 - 2:22 pm:

I need help! A senior executive spouse is visiting Tokyo for a few days and wants to shop....of course. I've got a number of nice antique stores to take her to, like Kurofune in Roppongi but she wants to visit "the Japanese equivalent of Pier 1" for reasonably priced decorator items. Anyone got any ideas? I'd be most greatful for some suggestions. Alix

By Victoria Morehouse on Tuesday, June 7, 2005 - 3:30 pm:

Oriental Bazaar in Omotesando has a lot of Japanese things ranging from 1000kimonos to more pricy antiques. They sell a lot of Japanese tableware at cheap prices also. Whenever execs from my office come to Japan, I always take them there to shop for their wives or children.

By Bethan Hutton on Tuesday, June 7, 2005 - 6:34 pm:

Muji, Loft and Tokyu Hands are also good places to find Japanese tableware, decorative items etc. Branches in Shibuya, Shinjuku and Ikebukuro are large and easy to find. Every overseas guest I have ever had has enjoyed browsing round Tokyu Hands.

There is also Franc Franc, which has modern stuff for the home/kitchen/bathroom, sometimes with a Japanese twist, and has a couple of branches in Shinjuku - stand-alone building by the tracks opposite Takashimaya/Tokyu Hands, and a new one in the basement of Mitsukoshi. There's also a branch in Ikebukuro (Parco building) and I'm sure there must be one somewhere round Shibuya, but I can't think where. Anyone else know?

By Alexandra Roberts-Judd on Wednesday, June 8, 2005 - 2:41 pm:

Victoria/Bethan, Thank you I've been to Oriental Bizarre and Tokyo Hands but hadn't heard of Muji or Franc Franc. I'll check them out, sounds like they may be perfect.

By Fuji on Thursday, June 9, 2005 - 8:23 am:

Does anyone know where I could get Cubavera Embroidered shirts in Tokyo? Like the one from Macy? I would like to get one of these for father's day gift.

By May Ose on Sunday, April 9, 2006 - 11:17 pm:

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By Jayhawk on Thursday, November 15, 2007 - 10:43 am:

I should've posted this a month ago, but I'm posting this anyway because some local drug stores might still have them. My apologies in advancec.

Suntory launched a campaign last month to promote its new PEPSI products. During this campaign, a Sponge Bob or Patrick paperclip comes with a 1.5 liter bottle of PEPSI. This campaign started at the beginning of last month, so it might be very difficult to find a store that sill carries PEPSI with Sponge Bob paperclips now.

See the image of paperclips here:
Suntory's News Release:
Nickelodeon Japan's announcement:

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