Shopping in Tokyo: 40 Kawaii Things Nick Wouldn’t Let Me Buy in Japan

Shopping in Tokyo: 40 Kawaii Things Nick Wouldn't Let Me Buy in Japan || The Travel Tester
The Travel Tester goes wild shopping in Tokyo... but does she get away with it?

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I believe that shopping in Tokyo is one of the most fun things to do in Japan. And while Nick definitely had incredible patience with me (running screaming and arms flapping into shops like Loft, Tokyu Hands, Don Quijote, Daiso, Isetan and the Tokyu department store)… at some point he made it clear that our Tokyo shopping adventure had to come to an end, before he’d spontaneously self-combusted.

 

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Shopping in Tokyo: 40 Kawaii Things Nick Wouldn't Let Me Buy in Japan || The Travel Tester

Fair enough.

 

Still, if only I had unlimited funds, a bigger check-in bag and something to bribe Nick with, I’m sure I would’ve probably gotten away with buying:

 

Shopping in Tokyo: 40 Kawaii Things Nick Wouldn't Let Me Buy in Japan || The Travel Tester

Sushi Cat Pillow

Shopping in Tokyo: 40 Kawaii Things Nick Wouldn't Let Me Buy in Japan || The Travel Tester

Sushi Pencils

Shopping in Tokyo: 40 Kawaii Things Nick Wouldn't Let Me Buy in Japan || The Travel Tester

Sushi Wrapping-Cloth

Shopping in Tokyo: 40 Kawaii Things Nick Wouldn't Let Me Buy in Japan || The Travel Tester

Best Socks Ever (to be used in flip flops under your kimono!)

Shopping in Tokyo: 40 Kawaii Things Nick Wouldn't Let Me Buy in Japan || The Travel Tester

Paper Cut of a Japanese Bridge in Fall (because paper koi carp)

Shopping in Tokyo: 40 Kawaii Things Nick Wouldn't Let Me Buy in Japan || The Travel Tester

Lunchbox for Onigiri

Shopping in Tokyo: 40 Kawaii Things Nick Wouldn't Let Me Buy in Japan || The Travel Tester

Lunchbox for Triangle Sandwich

Shopping in Tokyo: 40 Kawaii Things Nick Wouldn't Let Me Buy in Japan || The Travel Tester

Bento Lunchbox

Shopping in Tokyo: 40 Kawaii Things Nick Wouldn't Let Me Buy in Japan || The Travel Tester

All the Other Lunchboxes

Shopping in Tokyo: 40 Kawaii Things Nick Wouldn't Let Me Buy in Japan || The Travel Tester

Stickers you put into your Child’s Lunchbox

Shopping in Tokyo: 40 Kawaii Things Nick Wouldn't Let Me Buy in Japan || The Travel Tester

Animal-Shapes Rubber Bands for around your Lunchbox

Shopping in Tokyo: 40 Kawaii Things Nick Wouldn't Let Me Buy in Japan || The Travel Tester

Panda Wet Towel Container

Shopping in Tokyo: 40 Kawaii Things Nick Wouldn't Let Me Buy in Japan || The Travel Tester

Snoopy Bread Stamp & Snoopy Rice Mould

Shopping in Tokyo: 40 Kawaii Things Nick Wouldn't Let Me Buy in Japan || The Travel Tester

Bear Bread Stamp

Shopping in Tokyo: 40 Kawaii Things Nick Wouldn't Let Me Buy in Japan || The Travel Tester

Panda Rice Mould

Shopping in Tokyo: 40 Kawaii Things Nick Wouldn't Let Me Buy in Japan || The Travel Tester

Shinkansen Rice Mould

Shopping in Tokyo: 40 Kawaii Things Nick Wouldn't Let Me Buy in Japan || The Travel Tester

Faces-on-Sausage-Clippers

Shopping in Tokyo: 40 Kawaii Things Nick Wouldn't Let Me Buy in Japan || The Travel Tester

Faces-on-Rice-Punches

Shopping in Tokyo: 40 Kawaii Things Nick Wouldn't Let Me Buy in Japan || The Travel Tester

Eyes to Put on Vegetables. Because Eyes to Put on Vegetables!

Shopping in Tokyo: 40 Kawaii Things Nick Wouldn't Let Me Buy in Japan || The Travel Tester

Apple-Shaped Condiment Containers

Shopping in Tokyo: 40 Kawaii Things Nick Wouldn't Let Me Buy in Japan || The Travel Tester

All the Other Condiment Containers

Shopping in Tokyo: 40 Kawaii Things Nick Wouldn't Let Me Buy in Japan || The Travel Tester

Banana Container & Egg Slicer

Shopping in Tokyo: 40 Kawaii Things Nick Wouldn't Let Me Buy in Japan || The Travel Tester

Fruit and Vegetable Picks

Shopping in Tokyo: 40 Kawaii Things Nick Wouldn't Let Me Buy in Japan || The Travel Tester

More Amazing Fruit and Veggie Picks

Shopping in Tokyo: 40 Kawaii Things Nick Wouldn't Let Me Buy in Japan || The Travel Tester

Animal-Shaped Dividers to Put into your Bento Lunchbox

Shopping in Tokyo: 40 Kawaii Things Nick Wouldn't Let Me Buy in Japan || The Travel Tester

Strawberry Tea Pot

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Singing Hamster

Shopping in Tokyo: 40 Kawaii Things Nick Wouldn't Let Me Buy in Japan || The Travel Tester

Electronic Penguin

Shopping in Tokyo: 40 Kawaii Things Nick Wouldn't Let Me Buy in Japan || The Travel Tester

Electronic Dog

Shopping in Tokyo: 40 Kawaii Things Nick Wouldn't Let Me Buy in Japan || The Travel Tester

Electronic Bug

Shopping in Tokyo: 40 Kawaii Things Nick Wouldn't Let Me Buy in Japan || The Travel Tester

Live-Size Totoro

Shopping in Tokyo: 40 Kawaii Things Nick Wouldn't Let Me Buy in Japan || The Travel Tester

Typical Japanese Sun Hat

Shopping in Tokyo: 40 Kawaii Things Nick Wouldn't Let Me Buy in Japan || The Travel Tester

Happy Horse

Shopping in Tokyo: 40 Kawaii Things Nick Wouldn't Let Me Buy in Japan || The Travel Tester

Dog USB-Stick that, ehm, Humps your Computer

Shopping in Tokyo: 40 Kawaii Things Nick Wouldn't Let Me Buy in Japan || The Travel Tester

Banana Key Chain

Shopping in Tokyo: 40 Kawaii Things Nick Wouldn't Let Me Buy in Japan || The Travel Tester

Oyster Key Chain

Shopping in Tokyo: 40 Kawaii Things Nick Wouldn't Let Me Buy in Japan || The Travel Tester

Dog Wig (I don’t even have a dog)

Shopping in Tokyo: 40 Kawaii Things Nick Wouldn't Let Me Buy in Japan || The Travel Tester

Bakery for Miniature Animals

Shopping in Tokyo: 40 Kawaii Things Nick Wouldn't Let Me Buy in Japan || The Travel Tester

Miniature Restaurant

Shopping in Tokyo: 40 Kawaii Things Nick Wouldn't Let Me Buy in Japan || The Travel Tester

Costume that makes you look like a Salary-man from the front, but from the back… ok ok, at this point I also gave up

 

 

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I still believe that one of the best things to do in Tokyo to soak up some real Japanese culture is shopping. Don’t you agree? … Even a little?

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