Rich wth all things unique to downright weird, this characteristic is even present in Japanese food as well as snacks widely available that you can easily bring home.

Snack is a great option for souvenirs and most of them fit easily into your luggage. If you opt for snacks as souvenirs, you’ll be able to bring a lot. With a sufficient space in the luggage, you can fit the snacks for everyone in the whole family or even your whole coworkers.

Japanese snacks are of great varieties and simply perfect to bring home as souvenirs just about everyone will love. In this list is merely a few number of the most popular snacks for both the Japanese people and tourists alike.

Japanese KitKat

Arguably the most popular Japanese snacks to bring home, no doubt. You won’t run out of new flavors to bring even if you go to Japan a dozen time a year.

Kitkat Japan is loved by both domestic and international tourists, especially considering the regional-specific flavors. Japanese KitKat is simply world-famous for the sheer number of its flavors.

It’s probably not an overstatement if someone were to say that KitKat has the biggest number of flavors compared to any packaged snacks in the world.

Daifuku

Japanese snacks perfect for souvenirs - Daifuku

These sticky, soft treats can be quite addicting to taste. Daifuku is made out of mochi dough, in which mochi is glutinous rice that is sweet and sticky.

Mochi is one of the most iconic Japanese traditional confectionery and have been made into a variety of confectionaries, such as mochi ice cream.

Daifuku is the most popular form mochi dough confectionary takes. The most common filling of daifuku is red bean (azuki) made into a paste (anko). Fillings variety range from fruits, coffee, and many more.

A personal favorite of mine is strawberry-filled daifuku; they stuff the whole strawberry inside the confectionary! Yum!

Tokyo Banana

If you like reading or watching anything Japan, you’ve probably heard of this name a lot. Tokyo Banana is not actually a “banana”; it’s a sponge cake with a filling. The classic one would be banana cream filled, as the namesake suggests.

Of course, it comes with a variety of flavors as well aside from banana. It’s a fun treat that can be given as souvenirs for just about anyone.

Because of the popularity, several countries in Asia have adapted this type of cake sold widely in convenience stores

Shiroi Koibito

Japanese snacks perfect for souvenirs - Shiroi Koibito

The name “Shiroi Koibito” literally means “White Sweetheart” or “Lover in White”. Shiroi Koibito is one of the most popular sweets souvenirs in Japan beloved by the Japanese.

Shiroi Koibito originated from Hokkaido. The product is said to be reminiscent of Hokkaido’s white-snow scenery, as one of the coldest regions in Japan. Shiroi Koibito is a European style cookie where langue de chat sandwiched the chocolate in the middle.

There is a park in Sapporo (Hokkaido’s capital) named Shiroi Koibito Park. Visitors can enjoy seeing the production line of the Shire Koibito products as well as its history. It’s a must-visit if you plan to visit Hokkaido in your Japan trip.

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