To start with, this Japanese Yen being super strong is crazy and I hope you won’t give up visiting Japan because of it, for you still can have fun in Tokyo without high expense. Today I’m going to introduce you a way to have fun with 500Yen- Buying “Kawaii” penny candies!
Here is what we bought for around 500Yen. “Dagashi”or petty candies are always loved by Japanese kids and are often sold at tiny“Dagashiya” (petty candy shop) on the small corners. Kinshicho area is deeply related with the production and distribution of the petty candies. The area used to be one of the major wholesale districts of Dagashi, where they distributed candies to the each small store on the street. Today small numbers of these wholesale stores remain, but we still see several wholesale stores and manufacturers in Kinshicho district.
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Fake beer powder（it makes fuzzy “beer.”) a neat box of blueberry flavored cigarette, bottles of soda and strawberry flavored “whisky”, 100million yen bills, chocolate “gold bars” and sexy “kiss” gummy!! The gold bar even has a stamp of the Swiss bank showing the genuineness. How much will you need to acquire all of those fabulous bling-blings!? with 300 Yen.
☆☆☆The Art of Miniature☆☆☆
Making fine miniatures is one of Japanese people’s great talent and even in the penny candies you can see the meticulous work.These are only examples of japanese meticulous art of miniature, which you can buy with 10~30Yen. Miniature custard pudding,miniature yogurt cups( They do contain yogurt flavored cream)miniature coffee drink, grape fruit juice and orange juice (These packages contain confetti candies of each flavor!) Miniature delivery track and miniature trains (contain chocolate confetti) miniature cans of coke and soda(containing tiny candies of each flavor!), miniature ramen and miniature bento-box making kit. (Bento box kit was 200Yen)
A fortune telling mini chocolate sheet. Behind the each chocolate balls tells about everything that matters for 10 years old, such as home works, allowance, friends, love, and parents, with ◎ 〇△×
Umai-bo(dellicious bars) is one of the most popular dagashi snack and also easy to find at many convenience stores and supermarkets. Umai-bo is not only for kids, but adults can enjoy it with beer. Umai-bo has １３～１４ flavors, such as cheese, curry, takoyaki, corn soup, mayonnaise, chocolate and so on. This most famous snack was invented by Yaokin company, located in Sumida ward.
Fruit flavored tiny chewy candies. Love the sherbet colors! We are going to introduce the very cool miniature making kit in the next report so please keep checking our blog!