Journey of Discovering Treasures: Exploring Japan’s Unique Souvenirs on a 6-Night, 7-Day Adventure


Day 1: TokyoStart your trip to Japan with a visit to Tokyo. Tokyo is a treasure trove of shopping opportunities, with a wide variety of souvenirs and specialty items available. First, head to Tokyo’s downtown areas such as Ginza, Shibuya, and Shinjuku to look for fashionable fashion items and Japanese brand goods. There are also many stores selling traditional crafts and Japanese goods. We also recommend purchasing delicious tea and Japanese sweets at a specialty tea store.

Day 2: KyotoTake the Shinkansen bullet train from Tokyo to Kyoto in about two hours. Kyoto is a treasure house of tradition and culture, dotted with beautiful temples and gardens. Here you can purchase traditional kimono and Japanese accessories. There are many souvenir stores and handicraft stores around Yasaka Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple, which are famous tourist attractions. There are also stores specializing in matcha green tea and wagashi (Japanese confectionery), where you can find delicious tea and wagashi.

Day 3: KamakuraLet’s move from Kyoto to Kamakura. Kamakura is a historical town and offers a wide variety of traditional crafts and antiques. While touring the antique shops and stores in Kamakura, try to find rare charms, dolls, old paintings, etc. There are also Japanese sweets stores and stores specializing in pressed flowers in the Komachi-dori and Hase-dera area of Kamakura. Get souvenirs that are unique to Kamakura with its Japanese atmosphere.

Day 4: HiroshimaFrom Kamakura, let’s move on to Hiroshima. Hiroshima is known as a symbol of peace, and you can enjoy looking for souvenirs here as well. You can find unique Hiroshima foods and goods such as Hiroshima Carp merchandise, Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki sauce, Hiroshima-style onigiri rice balls, and more. The shopping areas around Hacchobori and Hondori, the center of Hiroshima, are spread out, where you can find fashion, sundry goods, and local specialties. There are also souvenir stores around Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and the Atomic Bomb Dome, where you can find peace-related goods and products that convey a message of peace.

Day 5: Takayama/Shirakawa-goFrom Hiroshima, move on to Takayama and Shirakawa-go. This is a region of rural Japan, rich in traditional folk crafts and artifacts. There are many stores selling traditional crafts and local products in the old townscape of Takayama and around the gassho-style houses of Shirakawa-go. Pick up traditional Japanese crafts such as woodwork, pottery, and textiles, and enjoy the tasteful souvenirs along with the stunning scenery.

Day 6: OsakaOn your last day, you will travel to Osaka. Osaka is famous as a culinary capital and a great place to find gourmet souvenirs. The Dotonbori and Shinsaibashi areas are home to many stores selling sweets, confections, and alcoholic beverages. You can find many delicious souvenirs such as Osaka’s famous takoyaki and okonomiyaki flour, as well as an assortment of Osaka’s typical sweets and liquors. There are also souvenir stores around Tsutenkaku Tower and Shinsekai, where you can get Osaka’s typical character goods and comedy-related products.This itinerary allows you to seek out local specialties and traditional crafts while visiting shopping areas and souvenir stores in various locations. You will be able to enjoy the charms of each region while getting souvenirs that are unique to Japan.