In the northern part of Gifu Prefecture lies a region called Hida. Speaking of Hida, the doll named Sarubobo is a famous product. In the souvenir shops, many treats and sundry goods designed with the Sarubobo logo line the shelves. I received a cookie called "The Cute Legend of Sarubobo" from a friend.
CAKETALE created a langue de chat cookie in the shape of a pancake, which has been sold as a Tokyo souvenir since 2017. Its cute appearance and delicious taste make this a very popular gift!
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!
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!