One thing that I always remember to take back to England with me is Japanese incense. I love the delicate smells that fill any room when you light one of these amazing incense sticks. If you go to a specialist shop like Shoyeido in Aoyama, there’s such an amazing variety of smells to choose from. You can even find some uniquely designed holders to add that little bit of elegance to any room. Incense is a great gift to take for someone too.
Japanese incense has a long tradition and specialist companies like Shoyeido have been around for hundreds of years. There’s even such things as incense ceremonies, which like tea ceremonies are ultra-refined cultural exhibitions and make enjoying these traditions an art.