Little of Everything

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by wasa girl on November 5, 2008

If you consider your self a traveler, the souvenir takes on a different meaning than the $15 T-shirt or kitchen magnet. For my husband and I finding the right thing to represent that travel experience is always a challenge, but the Oriental Bazaar offered us some good options. The location we visited was near to the Harajuku area and a short walk from stations on the Hanzomon, Ginza, Chiyoda, Fukutoshin metro lines. With three floors the store has a very wide selection and it very open compared to the other shops selling Japanese gifts.

Like all souvenir shops you can pick up chopsticks and tea pots, but there was a very wide range, both in style and in price. What really impressed me was the antiques and larger pieces that were for sale on the top floor. We found a men's antique kimono, while I do not really know how antique it actually is, but it looks very authentic and higher quality than anything we saw elsewhere. It does not look like just another mass produced item, so we felt good about our memento.

We actually visited on the day we were leaving Japan to get a bunch of things to bring back to friends and family. I was able to find some great things to bring back for the unknown person (oops I forgot to get a gift for cousin Julie!)
Oriental Bazaar
5-9-13 Jingu-mae
Tokyo, Japan
+81 (0)3 3400 3933

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