„When you visit, you find what you want“ is the motto of the Tokyu Hands department store in Japan. And so it is: whether you are looking for sushi making gadgets; shoe insoles made of anything from fur to cork to leather with and without magnets; cookie stamping forms; stickers, ribbons or anything crazy to do with making cards; lunch box accessories (the art of making appealing lunch boxes for little kids is an art in Japan); gift boxes in all shapes and sizes, etc., etc. It is the sheer quantity and selection that makes this department store so memorable. Note: Don’t come if you are looking for Valentino gowns or Hermes scarves, these you will find elsewhere. But for anything to do with home decoration, housewares, luggage and the like – Tokyu Hands in its 20 locations across Japan, including the flagship store in Tokyo-Shibuya, is heaven! And a great place to find out-of-the-ordinary souvenirs and gifts to take back home. Be prepared to spend at least an hour or two to browse at leisure – I spent a good three hours there!