Narita Airport is the place where everything begins, is full of future expectations and dreams, but sadly is also the place where your fantastic stay in Japan will come to an end. So, to make the nostalgia a little more bearable, have fun discovering Narita Airport’s shops and all the original souvenirs they have to offer. From mugs to traditional Japanese tea, you’ll discover that there is a ton of things you want to bring back home.

Japanese stationaries and limited design stationaries from Itoya and Smith

Japanese people love stationaries so much, you will find some items to fall in love with in no time! Two best shops where to find a good varieties of stationeries are Itoya and Smith. The first one is the emblem of elegance and Japanese cuteness! You will find 1000 variety of pens; 300 types of washi tapes and tons of cute letter sets and planners to feel always happy and full of creativity. For the ones who are more into basic, Smith is the right choice. It offers mainly leather quality products like agendas, pen cases and notebooks with bright colors and a very simple design.

Itoya access: Terminal 2, Main Building, 4th Floor

Website: https://www.narita-airport.jp/en/shops/detail/t2_itoya

Smith access: Terminal 1, Central Building, 4th floor

Website: https://www.narita-airport.jp/en/shops/detail/t1cb04_t000df

Starbucks mugs and tumblers

Japanese Starbucks offers the classic design mugs and tumblers we’re already used to and, in addition, some entirely Japanese-themed mugs, to bring back a very stylish souvenir! Based on the season there is sakura edition, Christmas edition and so on. Finally, what is more comfortable than a tumbler? For both cold & hot beverages the perfect item is waiting for you, with just the beautiful design you deserve.

Access: Terminal 1, Central Building, 4th Floor

Website: https://www.narita-airport.jp/en/shops/detail/t1cb04_t0000t

Limited edition Japanese whisky

If you’re more into alcohol or you want to give some to a friend who definitely is, you’ll have to check the Fa-So-La Duty-Free Liquor & Tobacco section before departing. This shop offers a wide range of Japanese and imported alcohol, but Japanese whisky is the perfect choice if you still want something a bit typical of Japan. The most recommended brand is Nikka, with the Single Malt Yoichi (45%, smoky and fruity taste), and Nikka Whisky From the Barrel (51%). In some periods of the year you may be lucky and have the chance to taste some whisky samples.

Access: Terminal 1, South Wing, 3rd Floor, narita nakamise

Website: https://www.fasola.jp/en/search/floor-map/no1/dlt.html

Japanese sake, shochu, and plum wines

Always in Fa-So-La shop you can purchase some good quality Japanese sake, to have your family taste the flavor of a completely different country. You can try Shochu, a good and light liquor made from rice, barley, sweet potatoes, etc., or Japanese sake Kubota from Niigata or Dewazakura Dai Ginjo (15%). But for now, the most quoted seems to be Niizawa sake brewing Co. Kishimamien Umeshu, a Plum Sake with 11% of alcohol. We understand how difficult this choice is, but do your best and make sure to bring home some of this!

Access: Terminal 1, South Wing, 3rd Floor, narita nakamise

Website: https://www.fasola.jp/en/search/floor-map/no1/dlt.html

Japanese cosmetics

Fa-So-La Cosmetics & Perfumery selection goes from the most quoted European brands such as Chanel, Claris etc. to the most recommended Japanese ones: two of them are Shiseido and Shu Uemura. The first one is renowned for air care and bio cosmetics, but also for beauty lotions and make up items. Good luck choosing just one! Shu Uemura is famous for its beauty oils and among the make up sections you will find a large variety of lipsticks from this brand. As samples are always included, you will have the chance to test more of just one product and may repent not buying more…

Access: Terminal 2, 3rd floor, Narita 5th Avenue

Website: https://www.fasola.jp/en/search/floor-map/no2/dcp.html

Various Kitkat flavors

As a proud “KitKat country” Japan offers KitKats of the most strange and interesting flavors, and you can find them last minute in the Ana Festa shop. This is actually a restaurant with a light meal selection for passengers, but it also has a souvenir stand almost full of KitKat flavors. If the time is right, you may find the taste like Grilled Potato, Maccha, Cherry Blossom, Blueberry Cheesecake…writing more would just do harm! Stomach is already grumbling, right?

Access: Terminal 1, South Wing and Domestic Departure Gate Area, 2nd Floor

Website: https://www.anafesta.com/foreign/en/narita/

Various Pocky flavors and giant Pocky

Second to no one (not even KitKat!) Japan is the kingdom of Pockys. Fa-So-La Tax-Free Akihabara sells mainly electrical products and stationery, but it also offers a huge choice of Pocky. Elegant and original snack to take with you from Japan, this one to come with some interesting tastes: Blueberry, Choco Banana, Mango, Sicilia Lemon and so many other yummy ones. If a normal size Pocky doesn’t satisfy you enough, in this shop you can find a giant version of the simpler one (chocolate flavor), that’s about three times the normal size.

Access: Terminal 1, South Wing, 3rd Floor, narita nakamise

Website: http://www.fasola.jp/en/search/floor-map/no1/akihabara.html

Japanese Teas

To bring home a piece of tradition and share it among family and friends, increasing the number of Japanese tea lovers in the world! Fa-So-La Itoen is perfect for this purpose, and the present confection is just about the right size, last long and will give your day a fantastic flavor! The must, of course, is matcha, but if your finances aren’t so good after your trip to Japan you can try some new types like Sakura tea, with green tea mixed with sakura blossoms; or Konbucha, a kelp tea. If you still would like to stick to matcha, know that there are cheaper versions of it, all you have to ask is a mix between maccha tea and some other one and the price will become way better!

Access: Terminal 1, South Wing, 3rd Floor

Website: http://www.fasola.jp/en/search/floor-map/no1/itoen3f.html

Anime & Manga goods at COSPA Akihabara

For anime & manga lovers, in COSPA Akihabara shop you will find everything you need to not get bored during your flight, and you can also purchase some manga as gifts for your friends. It will surely make them happy! Available also a large variety of CDs & manga comics for every taste: from fantasy ones to slice of life.

Access. Terminal 1, Central Building, 4th Floor

Website: https://www.narita-airport.jp/en/shops/detail/t1cb04_t000cx

Japanese crafts (Tenugui, yukata, kimono, Japanese paper, etc.)

If you want to bring home something traditional and that will last longer than food or tea, know that Kyoto Craft Mart sells all kind of Japanese crafts like Kyoto traditional clothing and other manufacturing, sometimes with an original touch of reinterpretation. You can also craft something on your own using Japanese paper, to make personal boxes or even your personal scent bag (or create some personalized ones for your family). Just note that some item here (like kimonos), may be a little expensive.

Access: Terminal 1, Central Building, 4th Floor

Website: https://www.narita-airport.jp/en/shops/detail/t1cb04_t00029

 

 

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