Shem wrote:Apparently Tim-Tams are fine, but you should keep them with you through TO so they aren't exposed to too much heat. Since you'll be going from a temperature regulated plane, to a bus, to the Keio, then by bus/ train/ plane to your prefecture if they are with you they shouldn't melt too much.
I think that's my plan for office omiyage (plus a few extra things for "special" people and some prizes for students). As is often recommended individually wrapped omiyage is best, so I'd spend a little bit extra to get the boxes of larger Tim-Tams that come individually wrapped (my Coles has them but your mileage may vary).
For bigger omiyage I'm thinking of some kind of Australian alcohol. Maybe a mid-range wine or two, some leatherwood honey (I'm originally from Tasmania) and maybe a couple of more souvenir-y type things (not sure exactly, yet). I'll probably bring about 5-ish larger gifts (ranging from about $10-50) for people like my supervisor/ tantousha, principal, etc? Not too worried about it though I'll plan a little more when I hear from my pred. Many older JETs say omiyage is more about bringing presents when you return from holidays so it isn't a big deal even if you arrive with nothing. As always though it's always a nice gesture to bring gifts, in any culture I think!
lj66 wrote:Also with the alcohol, I'm pretty sure you aren't legally allowed to bring any large amounts on international flights unless you buy it once you go through international customs.