11 Tohoku Souvenirs You’ll Love
Today we have for you the best souvenirs from each of the 6 prefectures that make up the Tohoku region of Japan. They use a specialty item from their own prefecture and they’re all unique and strange. This is a collection of famous souvenirs even Japanese people buy. Take a look!
1. Kininaru Ringo
When you think Aomori, you should think apples. This sweet consists of fuji apples dipped in syrup then covered with a pie crust. The crispy texture is a delight and they look good too!
2. Kamome no Tamago
3. Gomasuri Dango
4. Hagi no Tsuki
5. Nanbu Senbei
6. Dadakko Purine
7. Sakuranbo Kirara
9. Namahage Senbei
This senbei is shaped after the well-known ‘namahage,’ who appear in Akita festivals. You’ll be the talk of the town with a souvenir like this. They’re individually wrapped in true Japanese fashion so they’re easy to carry.
10. Awa Manju
A steamed manju bun with millet granules. The vivid yellow color leaves a lasting impression. Have one and even your spirits will be lifted. They’re only good for 2-3 days so it might be better to eat them there, rather than keep as a souvenir.