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Gift for a Japanese friend

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1. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3742 posts) 3y

I am meeting a Japanese (female) friend in Tokyo in a couple of weeks and she will be showing me around the city for the day. I would like to take her a gift from the UK - can anyone advise what kind of thing would be customary/appropriate?

2. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru 1834 posts) 3y

Something that says England or Britain but is not tourist tat.

3. Posted by KellieBarnes (Travel Guru 813 posts) 3y

Agreed. Anything uniquely British would be greatly appreciated.
If you were going to their home, a sampling of local food or lollies/sweeties/candy would be well received but for a city meetup I would suggest a small toy or functional keepsake. Don't worry about the toy option too much; toys are generally well-received regardless of the recipient's age.

4. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3742 posts) 3y

Thanks both of you. I'm in London this weekend so I might pop into Harrods and see what they've got.

5. Posted by Adlen111 (Inactive 6 posts) 3y

According to my knowledge, books or flowers are best gift for a female friend. Try some these kind of things.

6. Posted by karam_jeet (Inactive 14 posts) 3y

Give her to konpeitou as a gift.. I am sure she like it. konpeitou is Japanese traditional candy. Another idea to give him homemade gift , It also a nice idea to give surprise.