Ever since the Japanese Giftsakoku (鎖国, “locked country”) isolationist policy, Japan has held great mystique and intrigue, despite opening its doors to foreigners in 1868. The country has always hinted at adventure, culture, and natural beauty.
If you know a Japanophile who needs a gift soon, then take a browse through our wonderful selection and you’ll be sure to find some nice Japanese gifts for them.
Omakase Experience – Best Japanese Gifts (Editor’s Pick)
Omakase is the chef’s choice meal at sushi restaurants. The sushi chef selects and creates a personalized menu for the guests, allowing them to be creative with all dishes.
The chef will usually choose to create dishes that best represent his or her skills, as well as what is available and fresh on that day. This often leads to more unique and better quality items than what can be found on the regular menu.
We highly suggest you give it a try next time you treat yourself to a night out at your favourite Japanese restaurant. This is one of the best Japanese gifts you can get for your loved ones.
This Matcha maker is a state-of-the-art piece of machinery. The tea leaves are specially prepared to fit the compact ceramic mill, which produces a fine matcha powder that’s automatically whisked into water. This comes close to recreating the ancient art of stone-ground Japanese matcha for a delicious and authentic taste every time!
Handmade Matcha Tea Gift Set
If the Japanese tea ceremony intrigues and delights you, this set is a great little Japanese gift to yourself.
It comes with all the essentials needed to prepare a perfect cup of Matcha, including a bamboo whisk, spoon, scoop, sifter, ceramic bowl, and whisk holder. Soon you will be inviting all of your awe-struck friends over for a cup of soothing Matcha tea.
Everybody knows that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach! Well, if he loves Japan, then this amazing snack selection is the perfect Japanese gift for him!
Great for any Japanese-themed parties, or just if you are curious about what the tasty treats in Japan are like. Eat your heart out!
The Great Wave Off Wall Art
The Great Wave Off Kanagawa by Katsushika Hokusai was painted sometime between 1830 and 1833 in the late Edo period as the first print in Hokusai’s series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji. It is perhaps one of the most famous and well-known Japanese paintings.
Now, you can enjoy your very own with these spectacular reproduction prints!
Japanese Cast Iron Teapot
This stunning teapot isn’t just a teapot- it’s a work of art!
The advantage of a cast-iron pot over glass teapots is that it provides longer insulation, which makes the tea more flavourful and smooth. If you are a professional tea lover, then you definitely need an iron teapot to add to your collection. I think this is a good gift for this coming Christmas.
Special Blend Master Collection Matcha
What better birthday gift to get a Japanophile than something that was actually grown and produced in Japan? This ceremonial-grade matcha was produced by one of the top tea estates in the Kyoto region.
In terms of taste, it has a mellow grassy flavour with a gentle floral sweetness and a touch of acidity to pleasantly balance everything out.
Air Ticket To Japan!
Travelling to Japan is probably one of the memorable Japanese gifts you can get for him or her. This memorable experience is going to last forever.
Japanese Zen Garden
This Japanese Bonsai Zen garden brings the relaxing and peaceful atmosphere of a Japanese courtyard right into your home.
Put this large Zen garden on your desk. Now, when you do something stressful, you can calm yourself down by raking the rock sand garden. As you focus your attention on repetitive patterns, you can allow your brain to escape the stresses of everyday life.
If you know a fan of the Japanese delicacy, sushi, then they will absolutely adore these funny, novelty Japanese gifts.
Each sock is printed all over to allow for easy recreation of the rolled sushi look. Now when you open your normally-drab sock draw, you will be met with a colourful delight instead!
Tsugaru Vidro Sake Carafe set
Sake is an alcoholic beverage of Japanese origin made by fermenting rice that has been polished to remove the bran. Traditionally, sake is best enjoyed during the appetizer phase of the meal, or during tapas-style dining called ‘izakaya. ‘ You may even enjoy sipping sake with light sushi options such as sashimi or nigiri.
This beautiful sake set will have you feeling like Japanese royalty as you sip the sweet liquor.
Bonsai Tree Kit
Bonsai-growing is a delicate and peaceful art that will bring you great joy.
This amazing kit contains everything that you need to start your own little miniature garden of Bonsais. Your growing kit includes four glazed, ceramic pots, four drip bamboo trays, four wooden plant markers, soil peat, a pack of Bonsai fertilizer, and a set of instructions and digital tips and tricks.
Japanese Cat Eating Ramen T-Shirt
This adorable kitty eating ramen noodles will be sure to surprise and delight your friend. Anyone who loves Japan will be in awe of the gorgeous design of these lovely tees.
Every time that they wear it they will think of you and your wonderful friendship.
Color Changing Mug
These amazing porcelain mugs bring magic to teatime! Watch in awe as you fill the mug with hot water and it slowly changes colour to become more vibrant.
Who needs to go to Japan to see the cherry blossoms turning pink?Now you can watch that happen in your kitchen every morning!
Japanese Coca-Cola Logo T-Shirt
Ahh, the classic Coca-Cola teeshirt, a staple in any graphic tee collector’s wardrobe. But now, with an exciting and exotic twist!
You will be the coolest person at the party with this sweet teeshirt! Plus its cotton, so its super breathable and comfortable.
Basho The Sumo Wrestler Statue
This big fat rikishi (sumo wrestler) is so sturdy that he would certainly win in the ring any time!
Decorate your garden in the style of a Japanese courtyard or a Zen garden. This funny sumo statue is the perfect addition to your themed space.
Imported Japanese Sake Set
In almost every part of the world, the Dragonfly symbolizes change, transformation, adaptability, and self-realization. These delicate sake cups are a perfect gift for anyone who is going through a big change, perhaps having a child, getting married, being promoted, you name it!
They will love having guests over to celebrate their new life by drinking sake from this beautiful set.
Japanese Style Wishing Pot
Bring positivity and joy into your life with this gorgeous Japanese wishing pot.
Use it every day to fill with your wishes and positive affirmations, and you will see how the Law of Attraction can work in your life!
Simply write down your wish on the included scrolls, and spend a minute focusing on what you wrote. Then, place it in the wishing pot and wait for wonderful things to happen!
Japanese Gifts For Him
The next gifts are for those Japanophile men out there! If your father, boyfriend, brother, colleague, or husband is a fan of Japan, he’ll love the following gifts. Each one captures the intriguing, exotic culture and traditions of Japan, and would be perfect for any occasion.
The samurai, with their military skills and deep pride in their stoicism, developed a disciplined culture distinct from the earlier, quiet refinement of the imperial court.
Their techniques were breathtaking and are still admired by many around the world today.
Delight your main man with this awesome samurai statue to remind him to face each day with courage and grace.
Handmade Japanese Samurai Sword
Perhaps your man doesn’t just want to own a samurai sculpture, perhaps he wishes he could be a samurai! Now he can with this incredible folded steel samurai sword.
Each sword is folded 13 times in the traditional way while it is hot, creating a distinctive wavy pattern. The detail on the sword, the wooden hilt, and the sheath are absolutely mind-blowing and will certainly make for a great conversation starter.
Men’s Cotton Kimono Cardigan
Get the look with these incredible and unique men’s kimonos! Choose from a variety of colours and shapes to find your next favourite outfit!
Each kimono is light and comfortable, and can be worn with jeans or harem pants for a casual look, or can be dressed up for fancier occasions.
Hannya Demon Mask Wall Sculptures
These eye-catching demon masks are sure to give your next guest a fright in a dimly-lit passageway!
Hannya masks, used in Japanese Noh theatre as early as 1558, embody the jealous female demon with her pointy horns, penetrating eyes and menacing smile. A gift to cheer up anyone who’s just broken up with a woman!
Japanese Traditional Lucky Mask
This whimsical little mounted mask is thought to bring luck and happiness to a household. It would make an amazing Japanese gift for anyone who you wish good fortune on.
Pottery mounted on woodworks with any themes or aesthetics that you have going on in your household, so this would look great in just about any room!
Kanpai – Japanese Cheers Pint Glass
Kanpai! or, Cheers! You’ve just found the coolest gift for a beer-loving buddy!
These gorgeous, etched glasses are the perfect shape and size to display a golden amber ale or even a darker stout. This lovely gift would be best accompanied by a six-pack of your friend’s favourite brews.
Choose your favourite colour, or start a collection and choose all of the colours of these beautiful little geisha figurine collectables!
Geishas are a symbol of grace, skill, culture, and allure. This figurine would be a unique gift for a birthday or celebration.
Japanese Gifts For Her
In the world of cherry blossoms, waterfalls, and delicate paintings of distant mountains, there is much to enchant a young lady. We have collected together some of the best Japanese-themed gifts for your favourite woman.
If your friend is a true lover of Japan and all things Japanese then they definitely love ramen and anime.
Why not take your friend out for some delicious ramen at their favourite Japanese restaurant and then present them with their wonderful new shirt? They’ll love it!
Shizuoka Tea From Japan
This exquisite little tea set comes all the way from Japan! Inside your gorgeous Kinchaku Japanese pouch, you can find three different types of green tea; Fukamushi cha, Hojicha, and Matcha Genmaich.
Invite some friends over and pour this delicious tea into some beautiful and delicate china for the ultimate intimate tea ceremony.
White Chocolate Cookie
Enjoy the sweet taste of Japan in your home with this set of 36 delicious white chocolates.
Not only will you love eating these delectable little chocolate bites, but you can also use the tin afterwards! Perfect for keeping jewellery or other trinkets, this delicious gift is a two-for-one!
Japanese Shawl Kimono Cardigan
Cut in the traditional, elegant Japanese style, these fun kimonos are vibrant and versatile.
Pair this kimono with a casual jeans-and-tee outfit, dress it up over a sexy little black dress, or use it as a cover-up over your bikini to be the coolest girl at the pool.
Japanese Good Luck Charms
These cat Omamori charms are said to bring happiness and good luck to whoever carries them. Each charm also has a Shinto bell attached to the top, which is meant to protect the wearer and ward off spirits.
Give this Japanese gift to anyone who needs a little bit of luck today.
Personalized Japanese Name Necklace
If you are looking for a unique and exotic gift for your friend, then look no further! We have just the thing.
Choose from gold, silver, vermeil, or rose gold and send in any name that you’d like to be translated into Japanese and made into this stunningly thoughtful pendant. Your friend will love it!
Studio Ghibli Music Box
This fun and interesting-looking music box plays the song Always with Me, making it the unique gift to give to someone that you love and cherish.
The figurines displayed inside are all characters from the well-loved, classic Japanese anime film, Spirited Away.
The characters will remind you that sometimes we all need a little break, but you have to find the energy to fight for yourselves and your loved ones.