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Pick Up Some Made in Japan Towels at These Specialty Shops!

Sep 26, 2019

Japanese-made towels are a popular thing to buy as souvenirs, as they renowned for their high quality and thorough drying ability. At the Odakyu Department Store in Shinjuku, you can find Hotman, a specialty shop that sells Japanese-made towels that each have various features. Stop by this shop and find the perfect towel!

Hotman – High Quality Towels that Will Absorb Moisture in One Second!

Hotman was founded as a silk textile manufacturer in Ome, Tokyo, in 1868. The brand shifted its focus to towels and has over 55 years of experience in this field. Towels are both manufactured and sold by Hotman.

Take a Trip to the Shinjuku Shop

The Shinjuku Odakyu Branch of Hotman is on the 8th floor of the Shinjuku West Exit Odakyu Department Store. The large shop carries a wide selection of towels, bathrobes, and baby items. However, the most popular item is the “One-Second Towel.” Gently press the “One-Second Towel” on the area you want to dry, and the moisture will be absorbed before you know it! Use it after a bath to quickly dry your hair so you can spend less time using the hairdryer. They offer all sizes of towels, from bath towels to face towels, so they make a great souvenir.

Fair Trade Certified

Hotman wanted to share the principles of fair trade, so the “One-Second Towel” is the first Japanese-made towel to use fair trade cotton. The brand has been involved in many fair trade activities in 2018, including being highly praised for their work towards Sustainable Development Goals at a UN Summit and being awarded the Green Purchasing Award and an award from the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry. Through their towels, Hotman wants to continue working with people all around the globe.

Check out the One Second Towel promotional video!

One centimeter of towel is put in water, and it starts absorbing in one second. See how it compares to regular towels in the video. The Hotman towel is on the left, and a regular towel is on the right. After watching the video, stop by the Hotman shop to see them for yourself!

Shop info

Hotman (Shinjuku Odakyu Branch)
1-1-3 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Odakyu Department Store Shinjuku 8F
Telephone Number: 03-3343-8747
Hours of Operation: 10:00AM-8:00PM

Official website

Towelier, a Shop Focusing on High-Quality Imabari Towels

Towelier is a shop that is run by Nishikawa, a bed and comforter manufacturer that was founded in the year 1566. The shop carries the famous Imabari Towels.
The feel of these towels is very nice, and there are many color variations so you’re sure to find your favorite!

There are advisers in the shop that know all that there is to know about towels, so there can help you find the one that suits you best.

Pick Up Some Cute Souvenirs

Towel art featuring towels in the shapes of cute animals is also available. (Please note that depending on the season that the towel art may not be on display.) An embroidery service is also available, so you can request your initials or name and make your own original towel.

You can have fun choosing towels that mean something special to you at this shop. Pick up one as a memory of your trip, or get a few for family and friends as souvenirs. Keep the person you want to buy for in mind and you’re sure to find a towel that is perfect for them!

Shop Info

Towelier (Odakyu Department Store Shinjuku Branch)
1-1-3 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Odakyu Department Store Shinjuku 8F (Towel and Interior Lifestyle Goods Department)
Telephone Number: 03-5325-2606
Hours of Operation: 10:00AM-8:00PM

Official website

Location information

Odakyu Department Store Shinjuku

This department store is directly connected to Shinjuku Station, the train station with the highest number of passengers in Japan. Featuring a wide lineup of everything from popular cosmetics and luxu…

1-1-3 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Telephone number
Hours of operation
10:00AM-8:30PM Note: May vary according to the floor, day of the week and season.

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