¥100 souvenirs
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Best souvenirs from ¥100 shops

With these cheap and cheerful 100 yen items, you can now buy more gifts and memories from Tokyo without busting your budget

Lim Chee WahKaila Imada
Contributor: Kaila Imada

Buying gifts and souvenirs is a big part of your travel, and they can potentially take up a big chunk of your budget – but not at Tokyo’s many ¥100 shops. Don’t turn your nose up at these cheap and cheerful items just yet; a lot of these gift-ready products are not only well-made but also feature design details that are quintessentially Japanese. So if you’re looking for a rewarding gift-shopping spree in Tokyo on a limited budget, we have put together a list of the best ¥100 souvenirs to get in Tokyo.

Note: All items featured are ¥100 each (¥110 after tax). We purchased these items from Daiso Mark City and Can Do Ebisu-Minami. Availability of items may vary from outlet to outlet, and while stocks last.

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Our favourite ¥100 souvenirs


Nothing beats Japan’s cute yet functional stationery. 

From left to right:
1. Notebook
2. Miffy pencil sharpener
3. Sushi erasers 
4. Rainbow sticky notes
5. Pastel markers 

All from Daiso


These gifts are perfect for your foodie friend to recreate Japanese drinking and dining back home.

From left to right:
1. Sake cup
2. Sake carafe
3. Tea cup
4. Chopsticks (also available in other Japanese designs)

All from Daiso


Useful kitchen tools

Want to make and pack yourself the cutest lunch possible? Here’s what you need.

From left to right:
1. Bread and sandwich container
2. Egg timer
3. Cat food mould (for grated radish or rice)
4. Soft-boiled egg moulds

Bread container, egg timer and cat mould from Daiso; soft-boiled egg moulds from Can Do

Sanrio merchandise

Did you know you can also get Hello Kitty, Pochacco and Pompompurin merchandise for just ¥100?

From left to right:
1. Hello Kitty bell phone charm
2. Hello Kitty water bottle marker and cap opener
3. Pochacco pouch
4. Pompompurin hair clips
5. Hello Kitty plastic cup

All from Daiso


Games and crafty things

Have a little DIY fun with these small games and crafts that you can enjoy long after you've left Japan.

From left to right:
1. Kendama (traditional Japanese skill toy)
2. Building block mini shinkansen 
3. Cat washi tape dispenser 
4. Washi tape (comes in many different patterns, colours and widths)
5. Origami paper

All from Daiso

Pet toys and accessories

Japan's got some of the most adorable items that you and your furry friends will appreciate.

From left to right:
1. Plush bread tug toy
2. White seal pet hat (comes in other animals and characters)
3. Plush hedgehog
4. Plush ball
5. Squeaky rubber tamago sushi

All from Daiso


Fun accessories

For something pretty and useful, these gifts are hard to beat.

From left to right:
1. Maneki neko tabi socks
2. Shiba inu toothbrush holder
3. Kokeshi doll compact mirror
4. Foldable fan 
5. Triangular mini coin purse 

All from Daiso

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