“Fukumitsuya”; a must-visit souvenior shop in Asakusa “Kaminarimon”
“Kaminarimon” is known as the symbol of Asakusa, Tokyo. It’s official name is “Fujin Raijin Mon (Entrance of God of Wind and God of Thunder)” and as the name presents, there are two statues of gods displayed at the gate. Given that this is such a “Japanese-like” landmark, the area is always crowded with many tourists taking pictures of the gate.
After you go through the gate, you will be led to a shopping street, which is one of the most historical in Japan. On the 250 m street, approximately 90 eateries and gift shops are lined up. If you are one of people who would not know where to look in for souvenirs, we recommend visiting “Fukumitsuya”. It is a gift shop at the very right end of the street when you stand with the gate on your back.
The store concept of Fukumitsuya is to be the “ultimate select shop for Japanese souvenirs” for foreign tourists. To prove that point, in their shop, they have several thousands of souvenirs stocked; many with traditional Japanese themes and “Wa” designs. We asked the shop owner what they recommend for tourists looking for gifts. If you need some advice to decide what to get for souvenirs, these are some tips for you.
Recommend for tourists looking for gifts
Top recommended new gift with miniatures of famous landmarks in Japan. (1,800 JPY)
Lots of designs to choose from that you cannot find anywhere else. Reasonable and nice pick for gifts. (2,000 JPY)
3)Tokyo Sightseeing Rubik’s Cube
Very original and very unique, Tokyo souvenir. (2,700 JPY)
A famous item known to invite good fortune. (1,000 – 1,200 JPY)
Bonus Feature offered until March 31st, 2017
For those who spend more than 1,000 JPY and who also show the picture shown below, the shop will offer either “Ninja post it” or “Kaminarimon Silicon Mini Coin Wallet” as a gift!
Basic information on [Fukumitsuya]
- 1-18-1 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
- At the very right end after going through the “Kaminarimon” gate
- Business Hours
- Open 365 days