This famous Japanese skin care brand was born from the spirit and ingenuity of the women working as traditional gold beaters. They worked in a harsh environment, often exposing their skin to high temperatures, risking dryness and damage. These ladies utilized their knowledge gained at their workplace and in their homes and kitchens – a kind of knowledge that is called makanai – to create natural skin care products by trail and error: makanai cosmetics.
Among the popular items limited to Narita Airport is the shop’s Karakuri Magic Facial Blotting Paper. It gently removes facial oil and comes with unique prints and patterns at the airport, featuring airplanes and cabin crew members. The set of five is also a very popular souvenir.
Kutsushitaya combines delicate comfort and design, with a commitment to Japan-made items. The shop’s socks, carefully handwoven one by one, have carried a reputation of extraordinary comfort. Kutsushitaya’s Narita branch features practical items such as pressurized socks, indoor slippers, and legwarmers, alongside “Japan Socks” printed with designs evoking the spirit of Japanese culture, such as tempura, sushi, and sukiyaki. These goods are so popular, they are often sold out.
Toraya is a long-established Japanese confectionary shop with nearly 500 years of history. Created with carefully selected ingredients and by utilizing all of the five senses, the jelly-like Japanese sweet known as yokan has become the flagship product of the company. The “Airport Limited Small Size Yokan Assortment,” a compact, easy-to-eat form of the traditional treat, has become a highly popular souvenir. The “sora no tabi” (air travel) assortment is another airport-limited offering, featuring yokan with images of floating clouds and sunset skies, made with rare red and white beans. This beautiful and tasty sweet has gained a good reputation among visitors of Narita Airport.
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Jazz flows through the shop Yamatobutsu-ya Kaya, offering colorful, modern take on accessories, socks, towels, and Japanese wrapping cloths called furoshiki. One of the most popular items is the “Kaya Can.” Among the Narita Airport limited Kaya Cans is one that holds eight soda-flavored candies with the kanji for sky, “空 sora,” on them. The “Kaya Tabi,” which’s motif is inspired by the traditional Japanese tabi socks, are also very popular. Candy with a wide assortment of traditional Japanese patterns, such as the four seasons, can be purchased here.
Off to an official Pokémon shop with a large lineup of original goods! Just seeing the characters drawn on the walls and lining the storefront is enough to excite passersby. Fans will surely want to get their hands on the Narita-limited “Pilot Pikachu,” wearing an official airport uniform with NRT (Narita) printed on it, as well as the accompanying Cabin Crew Pikachu.
*This information is from the time of this article's publication.