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In Yamanashi Prefecture, there are 7 branches of a well-known sweets shop called "Say Gets".
At Say Gets, the sweets are not mass-produced. Instead, everything is made by hand with specially selected ingredients.
I'd like to tell you about what I ate there, a sweet called "Koshu Ichiryo Monaka".
Hakone is a hot spring town in southwestern Kanagawa Prefecture with easy access to the city.
It is home to many ryokan (Japanese inns), and it is a popular location thanks to the wealth of sightseeing spots around as well.
I picked up some Gora Manju from souvenir shop “Nakamuraya” in front of Gora Station, so that’s what I’ll be introducing this time.
The Whole Apple Pie "Kini Naru Ringo" is an apple pie using one whole apple of the Fuji variety from Aomori Prefecture in northern Japan.
For over 40 years, Shiroi Koibito (meaning "white lover" in Japanese) has been loved as a souvenir from Hokkaido.
With a tablet of white chocolate sandwiched between two langue de chat cookies, it's a really tasty treat!
Shiroi Koibito is nationally recognized as one of the highest-ranked sweet souvenirs of Japan. Every year, it competes against many other strong rivals in the Hokkaido souvenir market.
The Kumamoto PR mascot character, “Kumamon,” is a super-popular icon of Kumamoto.
These “Kumamoto Butter & Chocolate Cookies” have become a popular Kumamoto souvenir thanks to its adorable Kumamon shape!
What are the Featured Spring Products at Osaka’s Trend Hub, “Hankyu Department Store Umeda Main Store”?Read Later
In the heart of Osaka's city center, Umeda, you'll find the impressive Hankyu Department Store Umeda Main Store, one of Japan’s largest department stores.
Housing many of the world's finest brands, including everything from sweets and cosmetics to fashion, it serves as an invaluable resource for fashion-conscious women interested in all the latest crazes. This time, we’ll be introducing some of our recommended cosmetics and crafts you’ll want to pick up this spring, as well as popular cafes and sweets.
Made by Kalbee, a famous snack manufacturer in Japan, Jaga-Pokkuru is an item that's only available in Hokkaido.
This potato snack is made with Hokkaido's famous potatoes, which are cut and slowly fried with the skin left on.
Word of mouth has spread the news about the unique texture and delicious taste of this snack, making it so popular that, temporarily, the shops kept running out of it!
Not only inside Japan, but also overseas, "Black Thunder" is an extremely popular chocolate crunch bar.
The Hokkaido limited-edition "White Black Thunder", using white chocolate, also enjoys great popularity!