- 3 Chome-28-9 Amanuma, Suginami, Tokyo
- Distance from Station:
- 4 minutes from JR/Tokyo Metro Ogikubo Station
- 03-5397-8787 (Japanese only)
- Weekdays 11:00am - 7:00pm, Weekends 12:00pm - 8:00pm
- Staff speak Japanese and some conversational English
Great Selection of Chopsticks and Other Japanese Goods
Shikisai is a souvenir shop that is located on the Kyokai-Dori shopping street, within a 5-minute walk from Ogikubo Station. The shop is small but cozy and filled with many Japanese style ornaments and a large variety of souvenirs for you to take home. There are many interesting things like the modern-style Geta (Japanese sandals, usually worn with kimono), made by professional Japanese craftsmen, wall scrolls and many more. However, the thing that you must not miss out on is the chopsticks collection that this shop has to offer. The chopsticks here are made from high quality wood and bamboo, finished off with beautiful Japanese design motifs and colors. These are perfect souvenirs for your family, friends, coworkers or anyone. Be sure to include the cute chopsticks rest as well.
100 yen chopsticks are a popular choice when choosing souvenirs from Japan, but such low quality chopsticks wear out easily and the paint chips quickly. So if you are thinking about giving chopsticks as a gift, this place is a great choice. There are also limited edition goods, like a sakura “sensu” fan made from Japanese paper, depending on the season you go.
[updated: January 2018]