Must Purchase! Five Select Stores to Buy Ninja and Samurai Goods
Japan is famous for its ninja and samurai so here are five select stores you can purchase ninja and samurai goods at. Why not decorate your home with cool ninja items or surround yourself with ninja goods to feel like a ninja?
1. Sengokudama Tenshoki Tokyo Skytree Town Soramachi
This is a store in Tokyo Skytree dedicated to products related to the Sengoku period of warring states. It sells items made with traditional Japanese crafts as well as fashion items and miscellaneous goods themed on armor, helmets, and family crests from Japan's Sengoku period. There are many unique products such as stickers of makie lacquer and chopsticks shaped like swords. There is such a variety of items including warrior T-shirts, key chains, stationery, smartphone cases, and sweets, you may find it hard to decide what to buy. You will definitely want to get some souvenirs here!
Sengokudama original smartphone case reproduced edition "Sengoku Busho" (1,590 JPY (excl. tax))
2. Igaryu Ninja-ten
This is a ninja goods shop in Iga Ueno in Mie, which is considered to be the home of ninja. It has a selection of quality items including imitation swords, ninja costumes, ninja goods, and ninja T-shirts. In particular, the ninja T-shirts and ninja tools such as shuriken and kunai (a double-bladed ninja tool) are popular. The ninja costumes that are made with great attention to detail such as the material and shape are so realistic they are used in TV programs. This shop is popular among both tourists and serious ninja fans.
Adult-size full ninja costume Iga version (12,800 JPY (excl. tax))
3. Shinobiya Asakusa Branch
This is a ninja goods store in the popular tourist destination of Asakusa in Tokyo. It has a wide selection of Japanese-themed items starting with ninja goods and including Sengoku warrior goods as well as Bakumatsu goods and period drama items. There is a wide selection of products including serious ones such as imitation swords, iaido practice swords and shuriken as well as playful ones such as wa-style masks, cool scissors and paper knives that look like swords, ninja print socks and rubber shuriken. This is a shop you'll want to stop by in to purchase your souvenirs.
Rubber shuriken (170 JPY (incl. tax))
4. Koyama Shoten
This is a shop in Asakusa in Tokyo that was established in 1884 as a sword specialty store. Today, it sells more than 1,000 different types of products including swords, Japanese dance tools, toys, ninja goods, and accessories. As it originally specialized in swords, it has more than 500 different types of swords, and is known for its full selection of serious imitation swords, specialty swords, shuriken, and kunai. It is so much fun just looking at the swords in the showcases and walking around the store, you may lose track of the time.
Ninja sword (8,800 JPY (incl. tax) and up)
5. SAMURAI MUSEUM
This is a museum in Kabukicho that introduces the history of samurai warriors. Here, you can experience history spanning approximately 700 years from the Kamakura period (approx. 1185 - 1333), through the Edo period (1603 - 1868) including the Bakumatsu period (1853 - 1868). Step inside the museum built to imitate a traditional Japanese house and you'll be amazed by the large selection of armor and helmets displayed under dreamlike lights. The sword battle performance and photo shoot, where you can dress up as a samurai warrior in the combination of haori, kabuto, sword or spear of your choice, are popular. At the onsite souvenir shop, you can purchase standard Japanese souvenirs such as folding fans, as well has samurai goods such as imitation swords, T-shirts, original goods, Sengoku warrior figurines, and bottle covers. The purchased items can be sent abroad directly from the store. Why not visit once?
Entrance fee: 1,800 JPY/adult, 800 JPY/12 and under, free/3 and under (all incl. tax)
Please refer to this article to acquire souvenirs only available in Japan to show off to your friends!
*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.
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