Omiyage

When a Japanese person returns from a trip, he or she bring home souvenirs, called omiyage, to friends, co-workers and relatives.  Airports, train stations and tourist sites are generally surrounded by many omiyage shops specializing in souvenir gifts, often in the form of beautifully wrapped and packaged foods. 

Below are some pictures I took at Narita airport on our trip home.

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Displays show the inside of the boxes so you know exactly what you are buying.

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We bought some omiyage home to Canada.  Many are individually wrapped for easy sharing.

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On my recent business trip to Sapporo while we were still living in Japan, I also brought back some omiyage to give to my co-workers.

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Some omiyage are kawaii (cute).

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