June 13, 2016

Pasalubong from Japan

Japan is famous for being one of the costly countries to visit. In fact, whenever people hear that you will travel to Japan, they will immediately say magastos or mahal. Yes, I would agree because it is the most expensive country that we ever visited in South East Asia. 

I realized this when I started to look for an accommodation and plan for our itinerary. Of course, there are still some ways to travel in Japan on a budget and not everything is expensive. 

So if you think that you cannot buy anything in Japan, you are definitely wrong. I’m sharing with you the things that you can buy for pasalubong that fits your budget. 

1. Cup Noodles - I have a friend who used to work in Japan and she said that cup noodles in Japan are really good so we bought few pieces so we could try it. And it is true, I'm not fond of cup noodles because I dislike the taste of the noodles but the one that we bought in Japan is good. One cup of noodles is 100+yen. 

2. Japanese Curry and Furikake - It was my first time to try the Japanese curry when we dined at C&C Curry Shop, the mild curry is different from the curry powder that I always use for our chicken curry. I bought a pack for this for my friend but unfortunately, it did not reach Philippines because I forgot to put it in check-in bag so it was confiscated. 



My sister in law asked me to buy this. It is a dry Japanese seasoning that you add to steam rice or fried rice. I bought this without knowing the name, I just look at the picture. Now, I consulted Google and it is called Furikake.

3. KitKat - this chocolate is very common in the country but there are flavors that are not usually available in the Philippines. If you find one flavor, I’m pretty sure it is expensive, the cost of KitKat ranges from 300 to 500 yen per pack. It depends on where are you going to buy this, I've read that some stores sell this for 200+ yen. 

I only bought my pasalubong at the nearest grocery store in Tama Center so I only saw few flavors in the grocery such as dark chocolate, chocolate, green tea and strawberry flavor. 

Green Tea KitKat is available in S&R store, I just can't remember the exact price but I'm sure it is over P200. 



4. Royce Chocolate - this is available in the country but I haven’t bought one because the price is so steep. The first time I tried this chocolate was last year when my husband bought Royce Nama Chocolate in Brunei.

Read: Royce Nama Chocolate

So I was really happy when I saw Royce chocolates in Narita airport, you can buy Royce Nama Chocolate for 720yen only. Waah! I wish I can buy a lot and hoard these chocolates. 

Read: Royce Chocolate



5. Daiso - again this is available in the country but I still bought some stuff here because it is only 108 yen. Malayo sa P88 sa atin. :) 

6. IKEA - I saw this store when we went to Showa Kinen Park and I was able to buy chocolate for 97yen and 130 yen only. 

Read: IKEA Tachikawa



Care to share your favorite pasalubong from Japan.

20 comments:

  1. Favorite namin un Nissin Cup Noodles at Seaweeds/Nori na pasalubong :)

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    1. Iba lasa nung Nissin Cup Noodles ng Japan noh?

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  2. One of my dream destinations.. Japan!!! I think i would love to buy a lot of kitkats!!!! Woooo love the matcha flavor :)

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  3. I love doing pasalubong shopping. We ran short of time and was only able to do most of my shopping in the airport. I bought Uniqlo shirts for my sister and mom at 30-50% off.

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    1. Uniqlo is cheaper in Japan noh? But the store that I've visited, walang sale. :)

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  4. My kids love the Green Tea Kitkat variant. Weird because I wouldn't think it's something that kids will like. Hopefully we can come visit Japan soon!

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    1. My nephew loves Green Tea Kitkat too but my son prefers chocolate flavor. :)

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  5. I love Green Tea Kit Kat for some reasons I don't know. Most of my friends dislike its taste. Though we would go to suggested pasalubong outlets and stores, the kuripot in me would refrain from buying that much. So when we would be at the airport, I would then realize the need to buy pasalubong for ganito ganyan kaya I end up buying at the airport. Mas napapamahal tuloy.

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    1. Yes, mas mahal sa airport except yung tax free store nila. :)

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  6. aw! Who doesn't love pasalubong? haha. Nung umuwi kasama namin sa church from Riyadh, Dane also met with him so he can ask him to bring us pasalubong. ang we had a bag full of chocolates, lotions and soap!. Guess who's the happiest? Nate! haha.

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    1. Wow, parang nagshopping na rin kayo sa dami ng pasalubong.

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  7. Royce! They say nga it is cheaper there . i looove the different kit kat flavors too!

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  8. Sana may Furikake ding mabibili dito, I would love to try it. :)

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  9. I would love, love, love to visit Daiso in Japan. I already love to shop at the Daiso branches here so what more when I go to Japan, right? :)

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    1. True, for sure you will hoard a lot of stuff. :)

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  10. I love Japanese cup noodles! And now I want to have one because of this post. Lol!

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  11. Here in Metro Manila, Green Tea Kitkat is cheapest at Daiso in Robinsons Malls :D

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  12. I am always curious with that Kitkat Green tea. But my officemate said that its yummy!

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  13. Meron daw na piso store sa Japan na mas mura pa sa Daiso. As in ang value is parang piso ng Japan. Will still search for it kung may malapit sa hotel.

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    1. Daiso yung pinakamalapit sa hotel, sayang yan 1 yen store, di ko alam.

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