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[Tokyo] A Shopping District for Cooking Utensils! The 35th Kappabashi Dougu Matsuri (Kappabashi Tool Festival)

“Kappabashi Dougu Street” is a shopping district between Tokyo’s Asakusa and Ueno areas that extends around 800 meters from north to south.
It is an interesting shopping district, where around 170 shops all related to “food” items all gather, selling the obvious items like cooking utensils and tableware, as well as other things like restaurant signboards.
A large-scale tool festival is held annually in October, during which there are great sales and even lotteries! There are also food stalls set up during the festival, so you can enjoy delicious food too!

Cute! Rilakkuma Insect Repellent Guard

This time we will be introducing Rilakkuma-themed insect repellent items! This particular product is a plate-type insect repellent that keeps away undesirable insects. It’s made for outdoor use, so you can easily attach it to the handle of doors or on the veranda. It’s super easy to use since it doesn’t require a flame or electricity!

Hakone Gora Manju from Nakamuraya in Kanagawa

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.

Introducing Hokkaido's Longtime Best-Selling Cookie: Shiroi Koibito!

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.

Shizuoka Specialty – A Delicious Flavor Unchanged by the Ages! Unagi Pie

Unagi (eel) is known across Japan as a specialty of Shizuoka Prefecture. A unique item made with that unagi is this “Unagi Pie.”
Unagi Pie is made by making a cookie out of powdered unagi, baking it, and finishing it off with a sauce like that used on grilled unagi.
This snack has been made by hand by craftsmen since 1961, and surprisingly enough it is said that they make 200,000 pies per day.

Royce Potato Chip Chocolate, the Perfect Souvenir from Hokkaido!

Royce chocolate is already famous as a typical souvenir from Hokkaido, but this article will introduce their Potato Chip Chocolate!
When it was first put on the market, many people doubted this product, saying, "There's no way potatoes and chocolate can go together!" However, its delicious taste has earned Royce Potato Chocolate repeat customers, one after another! It's now as popular as Royce's signature Nama Chocolate!