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The 20 Tastiest And Most Popular Souvenirs From Japan

The 20 Tastiest And Most Popular Souvenirs From Japan

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Would you like to buy food souvenirs from Japan? Please refer to this detailed list of recommended products that are light to carry, very delicious and representative of Japanese cuisine when looking for souvenirs for friends, family and co-workers.

Translated by Jasmine Nishino

Written by Mayu

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Other Foods:

1. Cup Noodles

From Slurp Some Noodle History at the Osaka Instant Ramen Museum

Price: 100-300 yen

Cup Noodles that are sold at many supermarkets around the world all originated from Japan. The appeal of instant noodles ranging from ramen, udon, soba, yakisoba, pasta and other consists in them being very simple to make, by just adding hot water.

If you find a flavor that suits your palate while staying in Japan, why not take back a few home with you?

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2. Rice

From Find Otaku Packaging In Unexpected Places! From Rice To Razors and More! (Japanese)

Price per 2 kg: 1000-3000 yen

Japanese rice is known for its sweetness and depth of flavor.

There are many famous brands of rice in Japan, such as Koshihikari, Akitakomachi, Sasanishiki, and Hitomebore, and there are many brand named rice from various regions such as Shichijomai as well. Each type of rice is harvested from a different area and has its own unique flavor.

If you find a type of rice that you may want to bring back as a souvenir, a small 1 kg or 2 kg bag is our recommended size to take back.

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Alcohol Collection

1. Japanese Sake

From Buy Fresh Sake At Nihon Sakari In Nishinomiya-Kitaguchi Station, Hyogo

Price: 3000-10,000 yen

Japanese sake can get very expensive overseas due to shipping and import taxes, however getting it in Japan can keep the cost down.

Sake comes in many sizes, from small bottles around 360 ml or the standard large 1800 ml bottles. You can find them in liquor stores, department stores or the alcohol section in supermarkets.

Perhaps you can buy a few small bottles of Japanese sake and do a sake tasting party back home.

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How To Select The Best Shōchū, Sake and Whisky

2. Umeshu Plum Wine

From Taste 100 Types Of Umeshu Plum Wine At "Tenman Tenjin Umeshu Fes" In Osaka (Japanese)
Price: 1000-3000 yen

Umeshu plum wine has a rich, sweet and fruity quality that makes it a great souvenir for those who like sweeter liquors. Umeshu can be found in liquor stores, supermarkets, and even the convenience stores.

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