Japanese Sweets & Snacks

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Wagashi

Wagashi

Wagashi generally refers to traditional Japanese confections and candy. However, over time Japan has been influenced by other countries, resulting in the development of many kinds of sweets not limited to the traditional Japanese Wagashi. Most wagashi consist of mochi (Japanese rice cake) or anko (sweet red been paste) without being overly sweet. Rather than sweetness, the aesthetic qualities play a key roll in wagashi. The confections not only have delicate flavors, but are meant to appeal to the eye as well. The colors, shapes, and designs are typically designed to represent the balance of the seasons and nature. Nowadays, Japanese wagashi has gained international popularity among tourists around the world. Many of our Japan tour participants pick up a box of ameshin, mochi, or other wagashi treats as a souvenir from their vacation.

Guests on our Anime Japan Tours or Private Japan Tour packages in Tokyo are recommended to visit Tokyo Okashi Land located in Tokyo Character Street for all your souvenir candy needs!

Ameshin Candy

Ameshin Candy

Japanese hand crafted candy art

Harajuku Crepes (JDT Recommends)

Harajuku Crepes (JDT Recommends)

Popular snacks in Japan, especially among younger teens in Harajuku

Taiyaki

Taiyaki

Japanese fish-shaped cake filled with sweet red bean paste

Shiroi Koibito

Shiroi Koibito

The most famous Cookie Sandwiches of Hokkaido

Yatsuhashi (JDT Recommends)

Yatsuhashi (JDT Recommends)

Yatsuhashi is a popular souvenir and confectionery from Kyoto, Japan

Momiji Manju (JDT Recommends)

Momiji Manju (JDT Recommends)

Maple leaf shaped manju with red bean paste filling

Mizu Manju

Mizu Manju

Japanese confectionery made from kuzu starch and red bean paste

Tokyo Banana (JDT Recommends)

Tokyo Banana (JDT Recommends)

Popular Japanese Sweet and Souvenir of Tokyo

Pancake Art

Pancake Art

Any character come to life with pancake dough!

Shingen-mochi

Shingen-mochi

Mochi snack of Yamanashi served with kuromitsu and kinako

Castella (JDT Recommends)

Castella (JDT Recommends)

Japanese sponge cake with a sweet nice aroma and taste

Dango (JDT Recommends)

Dango (JDT Recommends)

Similar to Mochi, Favorite snack in Japan - Mitarashi, Anko

Kakigori (Shaved Ice)

Kakigori (Shaved Ice)

Japanese shaved ice served with syrup

Sweet Bean Jelly

Sweet Bean Jelly

Sweet red bean paste dessert in jelly form

Hato Sabure

Hato Sabure

Popular Dove-Shaped Cookies in Kamakura

Karukan

Karukan

White manju with spongy texture filled with red bean paste

Hell Steamed Pudding (JDT Recommends)

Hell Steamed Pudding (JDT Recommends)

Pudding steamed with hot spring steam of the hells

Kaki no tane

Kaki no tane

Popular Rice Cracker Snack of Japan

Melonpan

Melonpan

Melon Bread - Popular Japanese Bread

Uiro

Uiro

Japanese steamed cake having a chewy texture and subtly sweet taste

Mitarashi Dango

Mitarashi Dango

Grilled Dango topped with a sweet, soy sauce glaze

Wasabi Ice Cream (JDT Recommends)

Wasabi Ice Cream (JDT Recommends)

Ice-Cream made with the popular sushi garnish at the Wasabi Farm

Rice Crackers

Rice Crackers

Japanese Snacks Senbei made from glutinous rice and are grilled or baked

Ariake Harbour (JDT Recommends)

Ariake Harbour (JDT Recommends)

Popular Yokohama Confectionery enjoyed by many

Mochi (JDT Recommends)

Mochi (JDT Recommends)

Japanese rice cake, made from mochigome, or mochi rice

Shirokuma (Polar Bear)

Shirokuma (Polar Bear)

Japanese shaved ice with condensed milk and fruits, mochi and red bean paste

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