24 Snacks To Bring Home From Japan
No trip to Japan would be complete without trying some of the bizarre snacks that line the shelves of Japanese markets. The following guide will ensure that you try some of the best snacks Japan has to offer. Be sure to stock up on your favorites before heading home... or you might be back sooner than you think!
1. Crazy Kit Kat Flavors
- Citrus Golden Blend
- Red bean
2. Unique potato chips
Many of your favorite chip companies from back home make unique flavors in different countries (sour plum Doritos, anyone?) so don't be afraid to try some of these flavors when in Japan:
- Walking taco
- Cheetos "Sweetos" (dessert Cheetos)
- Kata-age Potato (popular Japanese chip company)
- Hokkaido (popular Japanese chip company)
These chocolate-covered biscuit sticks are popular around the world, and they originate from Japan! Keep your eyes out for a plethora of flavors, including:
- Cocoa milk
4. Morinaga DARS
The chocolate bar of Japan! Perfect for sharing, or a quick chocolate fix. Popular flavors include:
- White chocolate
- Milk chocolate
- Green tea
- Fermented rice
Try some of these unique Oreos while in Japan:
- Green tea
- Birthday cake
Special Japanese sweet, usually enjoyed with tea.
7. Hiyoko Sweets
Famous company that specializes in producing cute creatures cakes, filled with jam - the most famous is the bird.
Popular potato snack stick - try unique flavors like butter soy sauce, or fish roe.
9. Takenoko No Sato
Popular chocolate covered biscuits shaped like bamboo shoots.
Who could forget mochi while in Japan? These rice cakes can be found all over - don't leave without bringing some home!
Another Japanese classic - tea! There are many famous types of Japanese tea. Sample as many as you can while on your trip, and bring home your favorite variety. Be sure to try Ryokucha (green tea), Yamecha, and Genmaicha.
12. Tokyo Banana
A very popular Japanese souvenir, featuring a sponge cake filled with a banana cream.
The famous Japanese cakes shaped like fish, commonly filled with a red bean paste.
14. Mitsuya Cider Candy
Hard candy flavored like the popular Mitsuya Cider drink.
15. Tohato Caramel Corn
A very addictive snack that looks like cheese curls, but tastes like caramel corn... comes in a lot of unique flavors!
16. Shrimp Crackers
This popular Asian snack will satisfy any salty craving!
Japanese jelly beans!
18. Cheeza Crackers
Crackers that come in a variety of cheese flavors, from cheddar to camembert. There is even an avocado flavor!
19. Japanese watermelon candy
Can be found because it has a picture of watermelon slices on the bag. One of the most popular candies in Japan, very tasty - try the peach and grape flavors as well!
A popular treat made of two pancakes filled with a sweet red bean paste.
21. Hello Kitty Treats
The face of Japan, just about anything you can imagine exists in a Hello Kitty variety in Japan.
Get authentic wasabi in Japan.
23. Japanese Mayonnaise
Similar to American mayonnaise, but with a different flavor and texture. The Japanese also put their mayo on everything from apples to ice cream to bamboo.
Bring home several small bottles of sake while in Japan and have a tasting.