In Japan’s culture of gift-giving, the elegance and quality of souvenirs from Tokyo are matched only by their variety. From the finest kitchenware to exquisite handcrafts, the best of Japan is found here.

February 2022


Japanese incense meets French perfume at Tokyo Kodo, an interior aroma incense brand founded in 1935. Using incense ingredients from the world’s perfume capital, Grasse, Tokyo Kodo concocts its own enchanting fragrances inspired by the Japanese concept of ichi-go ichi-e, loosely translated as “once in a lifetime.” Take home a traditional souvenir and experience kodo (the way of incense) at home - mindful Japanese ritual that will fill your living space with a scent to remind you of your time in Japan.


Located in Kappabashi, Tokyo’s Kitchenware Town, Kama-asa has been a purveyor of artisanal Japanese cooking tools since 1908. Whether you are an enthusiastic home cook or a professional chef, Kama-asa’s selection of beautiful kitchen implements will bring you fresh culinary inspiration. At the store, knowledgeable English-speaking staff are on hand to help with your selection. Browse and pick up high-quality kitchen knives, ironware, charcoal grills, pots, pans, and more. For an added personal touch, Kama-asa can even engrave your name or a special message on your new knife from the store.


Ginza Seiyudo is one of the largest purveyors of Japanese swords and armor in Japan. Renowned and trusted worldwide, it's an essential destination for anyone interested in starting or expanding a collection of these iconic artifacts. If you decide to make a purchase, you'll enjoy worldwide shipping from either the Tokyo store or Seiyudo's New York offices. And even if you're not planning to buy, the shop features over 200 swords on display, ranging from historic blades to modern works by Living National Treasure swordsmiths.


In 1835, a samurai laid down his sword and became a doll craftsman. Since then, for almost 200 years now, Kyugetsu has created some of the finest dolls in Japan - impossibly detailed works by master artisans. The shop resides in Tokyo's Asakusabashi district, which is well known for its traditional doll stores. Kyugetsu prides itself on being a welcoming environment to doll beginners and enthusiasts alike. Inside, you'll find offerings for all occasions and budgets, from lavish seven-tiered traditional hina doll displays for the Hinamatsuri Festival to cute cuddly pandas, all created with the store's trademark quality and flair. Kyugetsu is especially known for its exquisitely crafted hina dolls (sets depicting an emperor, empress, and courtiers in ancient Heian-period attire) that are given to young girls and displayed during the Hinamatsuri Festival.