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Just Love Tax-Free Shopping: 5 Japanese Domestic Version Products Popular with Tourists

By: MerxWire
Japanese cosmeceuticals are popular among tourists. (Photo via Merxwire)

Osaka, Japan (Merxwire) – With countries easing entry into the country and international tourism recovering, many tourists plan to travel to Japan. In Japan, tax refunds are available for purchases of more than 5,500 yen at most stores, making shopping a significant focus of visiting Japan. Let’s take a look at 5 Japanese domestic versions of products that are popular among tourists.

1. kiribai Warm Bag
There is a rabbit pattern on the package, which is highly recognizable. It is commonly known as the “Little White Rabbit Warm Pack.” It advertises that it can emit a long-lasting and uniform warm and maintain a temperature of 40 degrees Celsius or higher. Hand-held products can be used for up to 24 hours. As long as you open the package and shake it gently, it will start to heat up. Another product that sticks to clothing lasts up to 14 hours and can be warmed without rubbing after opening the package.

2. Rohto Lycee Ophthalmic Preparation
The product has pink packaging, and its cute appearance makes it called “Little Flower Eye Drops.” Containing vitamin B12 to add nutrition to the eyes, in addition to relieving eye discomfort and fatigue, this eye drop also focuses on brightening eyes and is one of the must-buy products for many beauty lovers. It also has a version suitable for contact lenses, which can be used directly, even when wearing contact lenses.

3. Goo.N Diapers
The package features a cute Japanese baby image, and the product features conform to the baby’s body shape, have a soft touch, and use high-cushioning materials around the abdomen. The use time is 12 hours to protect children from sleeping peacefully. There are different options, such as pants style and adhesive style.

4. Iori Imabari Towel
Imabari towels are a certification mark. Since the Edo period, cotton has been grown in Imabari City, Ehime Prefecture, Japan. The climate in this area is warm, and the water quality is good. The towels produced are soft and absorbent. This certification has strict water absorption, offline, and color fading rate regulations. Currently, there are many manufacturers in Japan producing Imabari towels. Among them, the “Iori” brand has been distributed in major cities from Hokkaido to Kyushu, and there are also stores in Tokyo and Osaka, which are very convenient for tourists to buy.

5. DHC Nutritional Supplements
DHC has a variety of products at affordable prices. In addition to vitamins C, B, D, and E, there are supplements such as folic acid, collagen, chitin, hyaluronic acid, lutein, and comprehensive minerals. Consumers of almost all ages can find suitable products, so many tourists will buy DHC nutritional supplements in Japan, directly buying a year’s quantity.

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