Tokai Gifts. Discover the charm of Japanese crafts.


About Tokai

Welcome to our little corner of Japan! Here at Tokai Gifts we are proud to bring you carefully selected products and curious crafts from all over Japan. For over 28 years it has been our passion to share the beauty of Japanese items and culture with our customers. We have an enthusiastic staff dedicated to making your shopping experience with us an enjoyable one. For inquiries about any of our products, please email or call us at the number listed below.

Tokai in Japanese means "Eastern Sea" (東海). Our name was originally inspired by the Tōkaidō, "Eastern Sea Road", that connected Tokyo to Kyoto during the Edo period. The Tōkaidō was the most traveled of the major Japanese trade routes.


Our Cambridge Store

Tokai first opened in 1989 at the Porter Exchange building in Cambridge MA. We have since remained committed to serving the metro Boston community with a wide selection of traditional and modern Japanese items. Please visit us if you are ever in the Boston area!

Location and hours
We are located on the 1st floor, Porter Exchange (Lesley University Hall) at:

Tokai Gifts
1815 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge MA 02140
(617) 864-5922

We are open:
Monday - Saturday .. Noon to 7:00PM
Sundays .. Noon to 6:00PM