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Japan Trip: Top 5 Most Popular Gift Shops in Asakusa Tokyo (July 2019 Ranking)

Japan Trip: Top 5 Most Popular Gift Shops in Asakusa Tokyo (July 2019 Ranking)

Date published: 15 August 2019

Here are the best Gift Shops in Asakusa, with travel tips and more, according to LIVE JAPAN, a top-class travel website for visitors to Japan. Our ranking is based on the most popular pages viewed by foreign visitors in a given category. For instance, Phiten Asakusa Store, Kamata Hakensha, Asakusa Kokonoe and other related spots will be listed. Be sure to check them out during your visit to Asakusa!

No.1:Phiten Asakusa Store

No.1:Phiten Asakusa Store

All Phiten products represent the company’s uncompromising search for health, as encapsulated in the slogan, “Everything we do, we do for your health.”

The store carries an extensive selection of products addressing the diverse needs of customers, including sports, wellness, and beauty products; RAKUWA series ; supporters; and items from apparel companies.

Phiten Asakusa Store is conveniently located near the station. There is one section in the store devoted to body-care products. The store features a hyperbaric chamber, which delivers extra oxygen to your body. The store also offers various accessories, such as bracelets and necklaces. Body care products, such as supporters and titanium tapes, are popular.

Please stop by for a moment of relaxation while you are sightseeing in Asakusa. International visitors can enjoy a tax-free shopping experience. Product descriptions are available in seven languages via a device set up in the store.

No.2:Kamata Hakensha

No.2:Kamata Hakensha

Kamata Hakensha was established in Asakusa, Tokyo in 1923. Its cutlery polishing technique has been passed down through four generations over approximately 90 years. Its carefully selected lineup of more than 800 products is a testament to its expertise and includes items that represent the craftsmanship of traditional Japanese methods as well as items produced with high quality control using modern equipment.

Products purchased here come with “name hand-carving” (free) and “polishing” (free only for original products) services and are suitable as souvenirs and presents. Kamata Hakensha also offers knife repair, polishing and sharpening services.

No.3:Asakusa Kokonoe

No.3:Asakusa Kokonoe

Asakusa Kokonoe, is a popular Agemanju store located in Asakusa, for which there is always a line. The manju is fried in oil and loved for its crispy yet puffy texture. There are many varieties of fillings such as strained azuki bean paste, bean paste containing whole azuki, green tea filling, sweet potato filling, pumpkin filling, cherry blossom filling and custard filling. Care is taken to maintain the popular taste by using only ingredients made in Japan, including frying oil of the highest quality.

A deep-fried sweet called Yumekizuku, which is sold on a limited basis on the local ennichi (day of connection) on the 18th of every month, is also popular. Agemanju has become representative of Asakusa among all the many stores in the area, and is popular as a souvenir, but many tourists enjoy nibbling on the fresh made manju while walking around the area. The shop is located a 2-minute walk away from the Tokyo Metro Asakusa Station, the third store from the Sensoji Temple side on Nakamise-dori.

  • Asakusa Kokonoe
    • Address 2-3-1, Asakusa, Taitou-ku, Tokyo, 111-0032
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    • Nearest Station Asakusa Station (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line / Toei Asakusa Line / Tobu Isesaki Line (Tobu Sky Tree Line) / Tsukuba Express)
      5 minutes on foot
    • Phone Number 03-3841-9386

No.4:Fukumitsuya Asakusa Kaminarimon Store

No.4:Fukumitsuya Asakusa Kaminarimon Store

Fukumitsuya has a wide variety of carefully-selected Japanese souvenirs that will please foreign tourists, from traditional folk crafts to Japanese-style practical items. We have also developed our own original products that we carry items not sold in other stores.

In particular, we have confidence in the innovative designs (Kaminarimon, Mt. Fuji, ninja, samurai, etc.) and high quality of our original t-shirts, and they are our most popular items. We also have many types of magnets, which make for convenient souvenirs.

No.5:Sensu Senmonten Manyo

No.5:Sensu Senmonten Manyo

This is a store specializing in folding paper fans, dealing in ornamental fans, fans for using on hot days, and fans for traditional dancing. Come and see the extensive selection and original designs that only a specialty store provides (Japan-made).

The fans are beautiful, light, compact, and very popular with overseas visitors. We also recommend them as souvenirs for visitors inside Japan, or as presents for any occasion.

Folding fans have been produced since the Heian period (the 700s AD) and are among Japan's quintessential traditional craft items. They are widely used in everything from imperial ceremonies to shrines, temple ceremonies, weddings, noh plays, kabuki, traditional Japanese dance, tea ceremonies, rakugo storytelling and festivals. Take some time in the quiet store interior to pick out your fan.
We look forward to seeing you.

*This information is from the time of this article's publication.
*Prices and options mentioned are subject to change.
*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.

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