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Tokyo

Sweet Lips


www.ameyaeitaro.com

Is that lip gloss? No, it’s candy. Girls in the Edo period used to use liquid candy as a form of lip gloss. Drawing inspiration from this fact, Ame-ya Eitaro created a modernized version. These are sure to win the hearts of the ladies! (And you might get a smooch to find out if they really are tasty…)

www.tokyobanana.jp

Why Bananas for Tokyo? Tokyo is a super metropolis and is home to many people from around the country and also around the world. Bananas were something everyone from all walks of life feel familiar with, and that is why bananas were chosen to symbolize Tokyo, the new “home”.
Tokyo Banana now comes in 15 varieties!

 

Gunma

Yamato-ya (Coffee Jelly)

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Coffee Jelly with milk syrup. When served on a plate, the jelly looks like Mt. Fuji with snow on its peaks. However, this is not the famed Fuji we are talking about. It is a smaller mountain in Gunma that looks very similar to Mt Fuji!

Ibaraki

Melon Baum Kuchen

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Ibaraki has many orchids and makes top notch melons. Taking a whole melon home is difficult, so why not try this baum kuchen style cake instead? Made at a famous fruit farm using their fresh melon.

Tochigi

Gyoza

www.minmin.co.jp

Tochigi prefecture is famous to have a prefecture wide craze for gyoza. They eat the most amount of Gyoza in all of Japan! So naturally, you should tkae some home and try to understand why they love gyoza so much.

Saitama

Imokoi


www.imokoi.com

Saitama makes the best sweet potatoes. So the two things you need to try are sweet potato shochu and Imokoi. Imokoi is a small round cake filled with sweet bean paste and sweet potato paste. Enjoy the contrast of the fillings before indulging!

Peanut Sabre

www.orandaya.net

When you think of Chiba you think of peanuts. Of course, the roasted peanuts are to die for, but the Peanut Sabre is a must as a souvenir because of the PB between the peanut cookies!

Kanagawa

Uirou

www.trad-sweets.com

Although the Uirou traces its origin back to Hakata, and is not exclusive to the Odawara area, Uirou has been served in Odawara since 1504. A sweet cake filled with bean paste, it is sometimes sold as a medicine full of nutrients.

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