Tokyo’s Best Souvenirs: Ginza Edition

japanprobe

Top Souvenirs Foreign Tourists Buy In Ginza

  1. Tenshin Amaguri [Tianjin sweet chestnuts]
  2. Earphones [from the Sony Store]
  3. Okaki [rice crackers]
  4. Cosmetics
  5. Chopsticks
  6. Traditional Japanese Paper Dolls
  7. Kashmere Scarfs [from Uniqlo]
  8. Anpan [sweet bread filled with red bean paste]
  9. Octopus Dolls [a good luck charm for exams)
  10. Sake

Additional Factoids

  • There is a break halfway through the countdown so they can shock foreign tourists by revealing that property values in Ginza are nearly 25 million yen per square meter!
  • Ginza’s Wako clock tower has special illuminations at night, so many foreign tourists take pictures of it.
  • Cosmetics and rice crackers were particularly popular with tourists from Asia. Chinese tour buses stop at one particular shop so that their passengers can stock up souvenir snacks.
  • Tenshin Amaguri are sold at a kabuki theater that is very popular with foreign tour groups. The street vendor in front of the theater claims that Leonardo Dicaprio once bought some of his Tenshin Amaguri.
Advertisements

0 Responses to “Tokyo’s Best Souvenirs: Ginza Edition”



  1. Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s




Join 10 other followers

About Onigiri

February 2008
M T W T F S S
« Jan   Mar »
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
2526272829  

Visitors

  • 137,061 hits

Recent Comments

Andrei Armiean on Takashi Kotegawa (BNF) –…
Onigiri Sensei on Japanese-Filipino sumo wrestle…
beth on Japanese-Filipino sumo wrestle…
nenabunena on Dom Justo Takayama – the…
Onigiri Sensei on A Japanese hero

RSS Philippines news

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

RSS Japan news

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

%d bloggers like this: