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Inside Parents` Tokyo Winter Bags

We surveyed Japanese mums and listed the most common essentials to get through the day in Tokyo. The snacks, toys and lip balm vary and not pictured are everyday essentials; hat, gloves, sunglasses, and mini hot patches.

Most products, aside from the stationary & legos, can be found at Japanese drugstores or supermarkets. Amazon Japan links included for easier shopping.

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Mini hot patches are great Preparing for Winter - Top 10 Japan Essentialsif you or your kids are outside a lot in the winter. Individually wrapped you just peel, and they heat up!  These heat patches fit nicely in mittens, in the bottom of boots or into pockets to keep your hands warm. We keep a box right in our entrance way so the kids can grab as they head out! Portable warmth!

Amazon Japan: Mini Hot Patches – 30 for 573 yen

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Always carry hand cream. Our current favorite is Pax Naturon Hand Cream which is currently the number one bestselling hand cream on Amazon Japan. This hand cream is free of colors and artificial fragrances and is made in Japan with only natural ingredients. It goes on light and smooth and leaves your hands feeling soft without an oily feel. It also provides protection from UVA rays (PA++).

Amazon Japan: Pax Naturon Hand Cream  – 600 yen

For more hand creams visit our 10 Best Hand Creams for Winter in Japan post

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Preparing for Winter - Top 10 Japan EssentialsTissue Paper with Water lotion infused –  Parents are never be short of travel tissue, and plastic bags to hold used ones. This is not the normal type of paper which is harsh on runny noses it has special water lotion what makes it really soft. It is not wet tissue but instead infused with water like lotion which is dry to the touch but ultra soft.

Amazon Japan: Tissue Paper with Water lotion infused (14 pack) 270 yen

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Tokyo Father`s DayJapanese mums carry hand towels year round. One of their favorites is the Imabari towel. They`re highly absorbant, high quality and gentle on your skin. Pick up any department store towel section or on the Imabari Towel Online Shop (Japanese language only).

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Kirei Kirei Wet Tissue. Parents sterilize their kids` hands with these great travel wipes. They can be found at any pharmacy or convenience store. Pink packaging is Non-Alcohol type, and Green packaging contains Alcohol.

Amazon Japan 3 packs (30 sheets each) 589 yen

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Lips are susceptible to dryness so be sure to carry some lip balm around with you. Mums have their favorite but many carry the Mentholatum brand. It goes on smooth and keeps the moisture locked in. Pick up at any drug store or on Amazon Japan.

Mentholatum Lip Care

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Japanese Packaged Kids SnacksHappytan senbei (ハッピーターン)– Are great travel snacks. They are individually wrapped rice crackers for all ages and easy to consume. Kids love the sweet and salty taste of the magic powder. Can be found at Japanese supermarkets or Amazon Pantry.

Amazon Japan 1 bag: 159 yen

Visit our article on popular Japanese Packaged Kids Snacks.

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Japanese Medicine Cabinet EssentialsWhen traveling with babies or young kids it`s handy to carry Nail Clippers, Bandaids, and Neosporin (antibacterial ointment from the US). If you`re on the look out for antibiotic cream try Oronine H. Oronine H is used to treat acne, cracked skin, light burns, athlete’s foot, and much, much more!

Amazon Japan: Oronine H (935 JPY)

P.S. Visit our Medicine Cabinet Essentials for Baby and Kids and Preparing for Winter in Japan posts.

What`s in your bag? Leave a comment below.

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