Hello! I'm Aya, River City Yarns' social media manager. I'm originally from Japan and my husband and I recently took a trip there to visit my family. I'm a knitter (of course), but never really went yarn shopping during trips until I started working for RCY. Now, every time we go on a trip, yarn shopping is on top of my to-do list.
When we booked our trip to Japan, I started researching local yarn shops in Tokyo. It turned out that there are a quite a few!
Shop #1: Keito
The first stop was Keito. And it case you were wondering, "Keito" means yarn in Japanese! This cute little shop was full of yarn from all over the world.
We spotted yarn from our Canadian friend, Ancient Arts Yarns too! They had a great selection of Meow Yarn:
Shop #2: Puppy
The next stop was Puppy. Puppy is a Japanese yarn brand, and at their store they carry their own puppy brand yarn and a huge selection of Rowan, too. They also offer knitting workshops for their customers. There were a few ladies at the store knitting together while we were shopping.
Shop #3: Avril
Then we headed to Avril. This place is all about thread, I mean, any kind of thread! Wool, silk, cotton, linen, bamboo, paper... Everything was sold in cones by weight.
Shop #4: Moorit
Our last stop was Moorit. They had many international yarns, especially Manos del Uruguay! They also offer kits and their own knitting needle sets.
Are you curious about what I got from these shops? Well, you should be because I brought back something for you too! I found these fun little tulip point protectors and this amazingly soft alpaca yarn from Puppy.
All you need to do is leave a comment below, and on Friday, December 23, I'll give these away to one random commenter.
Sharlene Belzile, you're the lucky winner of the alpaca yarn and point protectors! Please contact Cynthia at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your soft, fuzzy prize. And thank you to everyone for all of your wonderful comments. I was honestly blown away by the huge response.