Whenever we go on a vacation to Tokyo , we stay with a very good friend. We are very blessed because hotels in Tokyo can be very expensive. So we bring a gift with us and this year , we were asked if we knew where to buy clarinet for our friend’s child who is starting to play the instrument.
So instead of just helping our friend buy the clarinet for her daughter, we are going to bring it as a gift for them. The next time we will ask if they need anything from the West , that way we can kill 2 birds with one stone and getting them something useful. And yes, it is customary to bring a gift when you visit a friend in Tokyo and more so if you stay with them.