10 Awesome Father’s Day Gift Ideas From Japan

Giants Golf Bag Pen Stand

One for the playful dads. Brighten up pop's desk at work or at home with this special pen stand with the logo of Japan's favorite baseball team, the Yomiuri Giants (whose players are obviously into golf, too!). Purchase at Ball Park Store at Tokyo Dome. ¥3,024.

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"Man's Order" Sake

Presented in a lovely shaped round bottle, dad can use this one as a souvenir once the liquor's gone — or refill it with alternative booze. Buy at Takashimaya stores and online. ¥5,400.

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Sony's Waterproof Bluetooth Wireless Walkman

With this new waterproof and dustproof gadget from Sony, dad can listen to his tunes while jogging, swimming, hiking, mount climbing and more — rain or shine. Hands-free and compatible with your smart phone, the new Walkman can endure extreme temperatures from -5 °C to 45 °C. But at all Sony stores or online. ¥18,880 for 16 GB.

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Father's Day Afternoon Tea At The InterContinental Tokyo Bay

Invite dad for a quiet afternoon tea set at the Intercontinental Tokyo Bay. This stylish Japan-inspired set features everything from macarons, petit sandwiches, mini parfaits and more presented in a typical Japanese obento-style. The plan also includes a surpsrise photo and a special message to dad. Reservations recommended. ¥3,833 (Weekends).

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Letter Necktie

One of the most creative necktie brands in Japan, giraffe by Smiles merges the two most popular Father's Day gifts together — a tie and a letter. You can write a personal message on the back of the tie, making yours the one and only in the world! Available at giraffe's Lumine Shinjuku, Shinmaru Marunouchi, Tokyu Plaza Ginza and other giraffe stores. ¥12,960.

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Mou Cube Organic Imabari Towel

With temperatures and humidity rising, it's likely that pops can appreciate a hand towel even if he already has a few lying around. This Father's Day, our favorite Imabari Towels brings a variety of uniquely Japanese products and designs, but we recommend the Mou Cube Organic selection — the waffle-look-like extremely absorbent, soft-touch and earth-friendly towel series. Find at all Imabari towel stores, department stores and online. ¥648-¥3,780.

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Japanese Novelty Items Gift Set - Samurai

This gift set is a funny, tongue-in-cheek present that you'll actually want to use. The two kinds of sets include sushi socks, a samurai or geisha pen, a magnet that somehow manages to look cool and a handkerchief painted with an iconic scene from a famous place in Japan. There's also a geisha or ninja measuring tape — don't worry though, the numbers aren't written in kanji. Purchase online from GaijinPot store. ¥4,482.

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Tokyo Bay Restaurant Cruise

Take dad on a pleasant cruise around Tokyo Bay and bond over all-you-can-eat variety of dishes as you listen to the sound of waves. You'll surely make it a memorable Father's Day. Choose between lunch, sunset or dinner cruise. Reserve online. ¥5,800-¥8,200.

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Tabi Socks

Japanese socks store Tabio has it all when it comes to footwear, but these Japanese sandals-type casual socks are the coolest and most comfortable thing ever! Buy now for a special Father's Day package at all Tabio stores across Japan. ¥756/pair.

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Father’s Day Grand Buffet At TAC

This annual culinary shout-out to fathers at Tokyo's American Club in Minato-ku features a range of dad's favorite eats, including BBQ back ribs, sushi, seared lamb chops, deep-fried crab claws, slow-roasted beef, curry and veggie tempura. All this accompanied by live jazz! ¥5,955.

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