Top 3 Popular Souvenir Shops in Tokyo You Must Visit This Year

Souvenirs are an indispensable part of travel memories. Why not buy some nice Japanese-style souvenirs to make your family and friends happy? For those of you who will be visiting Tokyo on your trip to Japan this year, we would like to introduce some of the best souvenir stores in Tokyo that we highly recommend you visit!

“Another Japan,” a shop produced by students from all over Japan 

Inside the “Another Japan” store

Located about a 5-minute walk from the Nihonbashi exit of Tokyo Station, “Another Japan” is a select store run by university students. The students are from various regions of Japan and handle everything from business negotiations with artists and producers from around the country to designing the shop’s interior, to customer service. Thanks to the young students, visiting the lively store is fun, and you’ll be astonished by the students’ high level of product knowledge and enthusiasm for exhibition planning.

“Another Japan” divides the whole country into 6 blocks, while the featured areas change every 2 months, so that after a year, you can find products from all over Japan at this store alone. Products from the Kanto area will be featured until February 4, 2024, and products from the Kinki area will be in stores from February 7 to March 31, 2024.

The lineup for the “Kyushu/Okinawa area” theme. I bought the turquoise plate!

Food products, sake, tea, utensils, folk crafts, rare knick-knacks, and other products selected by students with their young sensibilities include many hidden gems that are not usually available in Tokyo. The affordable price range makes shopping a lot of fun!

Another Japan

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Address: TOKYO TORCH 2-6-3 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Zenigame Place, 1st floor, Zenibeicho Building
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Nearest Stations: Tokyo Station, Otemachi Station, Mitsukoshimae Station


LEMON GASUI – a stationery and art supply store that anyone interested in architecture should visit at least once

LEMON GASUI, located in front of JR Ochanomizu Station, is not just a stationery store but a unique and interesting shop that stocks stationery, sundries, and all kinds of materials and tools related to architectural design from around the world.

LEMON GASUI storefront

LEMON GASUI has five floors, from the first basement to the fourth floor. If you are interested in architecture, please visit the 2nd to 4th floors. It is so much fun just to look at all the architectural modeling materials and design tools that famous design firms and students from all over Japan, who want to study architecture, visit the store!

Pencils, paints, pens, and paper goods are sold on the first floor.

If you want to buy souvenirs, visit the first floor selling painting materials and miscellaneous goods. COPIC pens are also available. Buy them in Japan, as they are definitely cheaper!

The wide range of various masking tapes is super popular among customers. The stationery, notepads, and letter sets designed by Japanese artists are amazing. Please visit LEMON GASUI, which is so full of charm that you will lose track of time once you enter the store.

LEMON GASUI Ochanomizu Main Store

Website: (Japanese)
English Website:
Address: 2-6-12 Kanda-Surugadai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
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Access: Ochanomizu Station, Shin-ochanomizu Station


Experience  “Japanese Blue” at Mizuno Dyeing Factory Hibiya OKUROJI branch

Mizuno Dyeing Factory Hibiya OKUROJI Store

Mizuno Dyeing Factory is a specialty dyeing store established in 1907 in Asahikawa, Hokkaido. It is a long-established manufacturer of dyed goods such as big-fishing flags, hanten (traditional Japanese coat of arms), festival costumes, and noren (bamboo blinds). The Tokyo store is located in Hibiya OKUROJI, a commercial facility that opened under a historic brick railway viaduct with over 100 years of history. Here, original colorful tenugui hand towels, clothing, and accessories dyed in deep indigo colors are sold. Indigo dyeing can look chic or pop depending on how it is applied and is loved by many people in Japan. These items are perfect as souvenirs or gifts.

A variety of cute indigo-dyed accessories

At the store, you can order custom-made ink-dyed products or request an indigo-dyed remake of your clothes. If your favorite clothes are no longer wearable due to discoloration or stains that cannot be removed, you can ask the store staff to dye them using indigo color.

Indigo-dyed clothes look very unique and cool.

On weekends, the store offers an indigo dyeing workshop (reservation required). You can dye items in the store or bring in your clothes to be dyed!

How about making your own indigo-dyed products at the indigo dyeing workshop?
MIZUNO Some Koujyo (Mizuno Dyeing Factory Hibiya OKUROJI Store)

Aizome experience reservation website (English, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean):
Address: 1-7-1 Uchisaiwai-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
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Nearest Stations: Yurakucho Station, Hibiya Station, Ginza Station, Uchisaiwaicho Station