The 10 Best Must-Buy Souvenirs in Tokyo, Japan

One of the biggest cities in Asia, Tokyo. The Olympic Games will be held in 2020 and the number of tourists from overseas is increasing every year. We picked up popular souvenirs from Tokyo. Some of them are classic and others are not yet well known. But surely people will love all of them. Check them out when you visit Tokyo!


1. Tokyo Banana

1. Tokyo Banana
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The first souvenir is classic “Tokyo Banana”. You would love this soft sponge cake with banana cream inside! Collaboration of melting cream and banana flavor is fantastic.

It is formed in a cute banana shape and people would love its appearance too! There are also season-limited editions released every year. It’s a good choice for a souvenir for anyone who like banana!

■Information
Shop: Tokyo Banana Yaesu Minamiguchi
Address: 1 Chome-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tōkyō-to, JR East Japan Tokyo station
Tel: +81-3-5293-4406
Open hours: 6:30-22:00
Closed: None
Price: 4pcs JPY483
Access to the shop: 1min walk from Tokyo station

Website: http://www.tokyobanana.jp/
Map: Map to Tokyo Banana Yaesu Minamiguchi

2. Nenrinya

2. Nenrinya
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The next one is “Nenrinya” specialized in baumkuchen. You canl see turning baumkuchen at the shop window. This shop spends twice longer time to bake one baumkuchen than other shops. The surface is crackly, while the inside is fluffy with rich flavor of eggs and butter.

Everyone would love this gift. Enjoy this Japanese version of baumkuchen! It’s worth visiting the shop once!

■Information
Shop: Nenrinya Ginza
Address: 5 Chome-6-15 Ginza, Chūō-ku, Tōkyō-to, Za STONE 1F
Tel: +81-3-5537-3910
Closed: None
Price: Mount Baum Shikkarime JPY756
Access to the shop: 3min walk from Ginza station

Website: http://www.nenrinya.jp
Map: Map to Nenrinya Ginza

3. Fairycake Fair

3. Fairycake Fair
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Do you like cute and mouthful size cupcakes? Here is the British style cupcake shop “Fairycake Fair”. All cupcakes from this shop are so cute that you are tempted to take photos of. They are popular especially among young girls.

But these cupcakes not only about great display. The shop also selects the ingredients carefully and uses seasonal materials. Tasty and beautiful cupcakes! You would enjoy watching, eating and choosing ones as a gift.

■Information
Shop: Fairycake Fair Tokyo Grandsta
Address: 1 Chome-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tōkyō-to
Tel: +81-3-3211-0055
Closed: None
Price: Strawberry shortcake JPY450
Access to the shop: 1min walk from Tokyo station

Website: http://www.fairycake.jp
Map: Map to Fairycake Fair Tokyo Grandsta

4. Nihonbashi Nishiki horin

4. Nihonbashi Nishiki horin
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Do you know Japanese sweet “Karinto”? Karinto is a sweet made from flour and mizuame (sugars converted from starches), usually deep-fried and coated with sugar. This is one of famous karinto shops in Japan: “Nihonbashi Nishiki horin”. It has the main shop in Nihonbashi area in Tokyo and is famous for karinto and other Japanese sweets with carefully selected materials.

They have more than 20 different flavors of karinto. It’s great that you can choose different flavors for different people. You can consider these karinto for souvenirs from Tokyo! Everyone from young to old would love this sweet!

■Information
Shop: Nihonbashi Nishiki Horin
Address: 16-14 Nihonbashi kodenmachō, Chūō-ku, Tōkyō-to
Tel: +81-3-6661-1472
Open hours: 10:00-18:30
Closed: Some Saturdays, Sundays and Public holidays
Price: Caramel Banana Karinto JPY432
Access to the shop: 5min walk from Kondenmacho station

Website: http://www.nishikihorin.com
Map: Map to Nihonbashi Nishiki Horin

5. Tokyo Hiyoko

5. Tokyo Hiyoko
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Maybe some of you know this already? This is a long running sweet shop “Tokyo Hiyoko” which had 50 year anniversary in 2016. The main product “Tokyo Meiga Hiyoko” is chick-shaped and you would smile when you open the wrapping.

It has mild sweetness with the filling of KimiAn using eggs. You almost feel like keeping it as a display in your room. Share this traditional mild sweetness with your friends and family! They would love this!

■Information
Shop: Tokyo Hiyoko Daimaru Tokyo
Address: 1 Chome-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tōkyō-to
Tel: +81-3-3212-8011
Closed: Unknown
Price: Tokyo Meiga Hiyoko 5pcs JPY605
Access to the shop: 1min walk from Tokyo station

Website: http://www.tokyo-hiyoko.co.jp/
Map: Map to Tokyo Hiyoko Daimaru Tokyo

6. Raisin wich from Ogawaken

6. Raisin wich from Ogawaken
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We proudly introduce you to this Tokyo sweet “Raisin wich”! “Ogawaken” has its own factory of “Raisin wich” in Meguro in Tokyo. It’s been very popular for the last 30 years since its launch.

They carefully pick up both raisins and flours and controls the temperature during the production. The rich flavors of liquor and raisin perfectly match the cream made with their own recipe. You would not forget this flavor once you try! If you don’t know what to choose for a souvenir, visit this shop! You will definitely find something you fancy!

■Information
Shop: Paris Ogawaken Shinbashi
Address: 2 Chome-20-15 Shinbashi, Minato-ku, Tōkyō-to, Shinbashi Ekimae Building Block1 1F
Tel: +81-3-3571-7500
Closed: Sun, Public holidays
Price: 5pcs JPY571 (excl. tax)
Access to the shop: 2min walk from Shinbashi station

Website: http://www.ogawaken.co.jp
Map: Map to Paris Ogawaken Shinbashi

7. Ginza Tamaya

7. Ginza Tamaya
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This is another classic Tokyo souvenir: The well-known shop Ginza Tamaya’s “Goma Tamago”! It’s an egg-shaped sweet containing black sesame paste inside. It’s been popular for long time.

This egg-looking sweet offers a perfect combination of rich flavor of sesame paste (An) and white chocolate coating An around. You would love smooth touch of white chocolate. This lovely looking and tasty sweet would be a perfect souvenir!

■Information
Shop: Ginza Tamaya Main Branch
Address: 7 Chome-14-14 Ginza, Chūō-ku, Tōkyō-to
Tel: +81-120-25-0805
Open hours: 10:00-18:30
Closed: Saturdays, Sundays, Public holidays
Price: Tokyo Tamago Goma Tamago 5pcs JPY520
Access to the shop: 5min walk from Higashi Ginza station

Website: http://www.tokyotamago.com
Map: Map to Ginza Tamaya Main Branch

8. Hachinoya

8. Hachinoya
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This is a traditional Japanese sweet store in Jiyugaoka, a fashionable suburb of Tokyo. The most popular sweet is “Mayu monaka” looking like a silk cocoon. It’s a mouthful size and there are five flavors to choose from. It goes very well with Japanese green tea or matcha.

There are also many other beautiful sweets such as “Kasteela”. If you are strolling in this fashionable neighborhood Jiyugaoka, drop by this shop! You definitely will find something you like.

■Information
Shop: Hachinoya Jiyugaoka
Address: 2 Chome-10-6 Jiyūgaoka, Meguro-ku, Tōkyō-to
Tel: +81-3-3717-7367
Open hours: 9:30-20:00
Closed: None
Price: Mayu monaka 10pcs in the giftbox Aya JPY1134
Access to the shop: 2min walk from Jiyugaoka station

Website: http://hachinoya.co.jp/
Map: Map to Hachinoya Jiyugaoka

9. Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory

9. Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory
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Do you like sweets made from milk and cheese? You can buy nice sweets at “Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory”. You can spot their products with the logo of a lovely cow. They are popular among all generations.

Bestselling one is “Salt & Camembert cookies”. It’s flavored with Guérande salt from France. You would love the combination of salty flavor and the sweetness of camembert and chocolate plate. This flavor is quite popular among overseas visitors too! Why don’t you get one for your people?

■Information
Shop: Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory Atre Kichijoji
Address: 1 Chome-1-24 Kichijōji Minamichō, Musashino-shi, Tōkyō-to
Tel: +81-422-22-1353
Open hours: 10:00-21:00
Closed: Irregular
Price: Salt & Camembert Cookies 10pcs JPY756
Access to the shop: 2min walk from Kichijoji station

アクセス:吉祥寺駅から徒歩2分
Website: http://tokyomilkcheese.jp/
Map: Map to Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory Atre Kichijoji

10. ARINCO

10. ARINCO
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“ARINCO” is specialized in roll cakes. You can find this shop in Tokyo station. Roll cakes here have light stickiness which is typically found in Japanese sweets and fluffiness at the same time. You can buy “Salty Caramel Roll” only at this shop in Tokyo station.

Caramel flavor is used in cream, dough and even in the sauce. Quite filling roll cake. You can buy one for yourself or your family! Drop by this shop when you pass through Tokyo station!

■Information
Shop: ARINCO TOKYO STATION
Address: 1 Chome-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tōkyō-to, Tokyo Eki ichibangai 1F
Tel: +81-3-5222-6003
Closed: Sundays
Price: Salty Caramel Roll JPY1429
Access to the shop: Direct from Tokyo Station Yaesu North Exit

Website: http://www.arincoroll.jp
Map: Map to ARINCO TOKYO STATION

Let’s get a nice souvenir from Tokyo!

Did you find anything you would like to try? It is really hard to pick one from so many souvenir shops in Tokyo. But you don’t want to bring back disappointing souvenirs you’re your family and friends after your great trip! Take time and find your favorite sweets as souvenirs from Tokyo! Bring nice sweets back home together with great stories of your trip!

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