11 Top Japanese Food Omiyage (Travel Gifts)

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  • Shingen mochi is an omiyage from Yamanashi prefecture that was created to capture the history and flavors of the region.
  • Nara, located in the western Kansai region of Japan, is one of the oldest prefectures in Japan and was home to the country’s ancient capital in the 7th to 8th centuries.
  • Some of the finest green tea in Japan is grown in Shizuoka prefecture, on the foothills of the Southern Alps.

Wondering What to Buy in Japan? Regional Food Souvenirs!

One unique aspect of Japanese culture is the giving of omiyage, or small souvenirs, upon returning home from a trip. Usually, Japanese travel gifts are a local food or specialty of the place visited, individually wrapped for each recipient.

Read on to learn about some of the most popular regional food souvenirs throughout Japan.

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