Translated by Jasmine Nishino
The 20 Tastiest And Most Popular Souvenirs From Japan
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.
Written by Mayu
1. Cup Noodles
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?
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.
1. Japanese Sake
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.
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.