Souvenirs often bring back great memories of a trip. While the types of souvenirs travelers want varies, it’s pretty safe to say everyone wants high-quality, low-price goods. In Japan, souvenirs are known as omiyage. Omiyage are given as gifts to family, coworkers and even neighbors, to show that they were thought of. It’s big business in Japan, and as a result, you will find souvenir stores everywhere. What is not as easy to find though, is good prices, especially in Japan’s most visited city, Tokyo. But it’s no problem if you know where to go. In Tokyo, Oriental Bazaar is one of the best places to get high-quality souvenirs at reasonable prices.
Oriental Bazaaar is located in the Omotesando area of Tokyo. They have great prices and a wide selection of quality items made in Japan, with everything ranging from hand painted art and ceramics by Japanese artists, to postcards and refrigerator magnets. Oriental Bazaar also takes both cash and credit (and this is a bonus because some places only take cash, even in Tokyo), and they pack breakable items in paper and sturdy boxes (which makes packing them in your suitcase no problem).
Bonuses of Oriental Bazaar
- Great selection
- Reasonable prices
- Accept cash or credit card
- Pack breakable items (in newspaper and boxes)
- Convenient, easy-to-find location
- Most staff speak English
Oriental Bazaar Location
Address: 5-9-13 Jingu-mae, Tokyo
How to Get There: Take the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line to Meiji-jingumae Station. Go to the south exit, then continue south. Oriental Bazaar will be on your right. (Look for the green and red Japanese building nestled among modern high-rise buildings and high-end fashion stores.)
Hours: 10am-7pm, Sunday-Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Closed Thursdays.
Close to: Harajuku and Meiji Shrine
So if you’re looking for quality souvenirs at great prices, check out Oriental Bazaar.
For more ideas on where to go in Tokyo, check out Top 7 Things to Do in Tokyo
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