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One of the best souvenirs in Japan is a “Commemorative postage stamp”! Tour Report of Asakusa on May 22, 2024

One of the best souvenirs in Japan is a “Commemorative postage stamp”! Tour Report of Asakusa on May 22, 2024

Thank you for choosing our tour at Asakusa on May 22. We welcomed 12 people from U.S.A., Australia, New Zealand and Spain.

I hope all of you enjoyed and shared interesting conversations with us during the tour. As promised, group photos and snapshots are attached to remember the fun times we had.



I think one of the best souvenirs in Japan is a commemorative postage stamp. Commemorative postage stamp can provide various information about Japan such as culture, food, scenery, history, art etc. It is said that commemorative postage stamp is “small works of art” due to the intricate design.

This is only available in Japan. This is issued by Japan Post which is the subsidiary of Japan Post Holding. Japanese government is a major shareholder of Japan Post Holding.

Commemorative postage stamp is printed by National Printing Bureau in Japan. Therefore the quality of printing is very high. By collecting these stamps, you may get interested in Japanese culture, arts, history etc. and also recall some good memories from your trip to Japan.

The characteristics as a souvenir are as follows. It is easy to bring many these postage stamp sheets home as souvenirs. One commemorative postage stamp sheet is thin and weighs less than one gram. The size of a sheet is also small.

There are many choices. Commemorative postage stamp is usually issued about 20 to 30 kinds in a year.

It is not expensive. This postage stamp is sold by sheet. The price of one postage stamp sheet is usually about seven to ten dollars. Cost performance is very high.

There are many kinds of commemorative postage stamp. Some of the stamps issued in the past few years are shown below.  For example, national treasure, art, nature, world heritage, railway, Japanese tradition、place of scenic beauty, and Japanese food etc. were issued.

It is sold at the post office. It is easy to get these stamps. Because there are about 24,200 post offices throughout the country.

  Please visit nearest post office in Japan and find commemorative postage stamps you like. It may be good for you to collect the Japanese commemorative postage stamp for yourself as a memory of your visit to Japan or give it to someone as a souvenir.

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(posted by Kuma)