Tips from Japan Trip Experts!! Popular souvenirs : Fukuoka

Tips from Japan Trip Experts!! Popular souvenirs : Fukuoka

There are many delicious gourmet and sweets in Fukuoka.  Here, I will introduce some must buy souvenirs in Fukuoka. 

【明月堂・博多通りもん:Meigetsudo・Hakata Torimon】

It is sweets widely known to the Japanese people.  The soft, white bean paste is carefully made, and together with the milk taste surroundings it has the refined sweetness.  It has received the Monde Selection gold prize for 15 consecutive years, and is well approved by the world.  You will find it anywhere in Hakata. 

 Address: Main Office Store 2-11-23 Higashi Naka Hakata-ku, Fukuoka

                   Also available at Fukuoka Airport, Hakata Daimaru, etc. 


【なんばん往来:Nanban Ourai】

It is sweets made by Sakaeya, the sweets manufacturuer in Fukuoka.  The fragrant sponge cake is made from 100% almond powder, and it is wrapped in a pie with sweet and sour jam.  It has gentle and crispy texture.  They have the standard raspberry taste, and also blueberry only in spring and summer season, and chestnut taste only in fall and winter season. 

Address: Fukuoka Ming Store   Inside Ming 1-1 Hakata-eki Chuogai, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka

     Also available at Fukuoka Airport, Nagao Store, etc. 


【Fukuya・tubu tube】

Fukuya was the first to sell the Hakata specialty, mentaiko.  As Tubutube is a tube type mentaiko, you can easily bring home the taste of Hakata, and it is perfect for a souvenir.  They have various tastes, from plain to unique tastes such as habanero and black pepper. 

Address: Nakasu Main Store 2-6-10 Nakasu, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka

     Also available at Tenjin Store, Hakata Station Chikagai, etc. 

【東雲堂・にわかせんべい:Toundo・Niwaka Senbei】

Since its foundation in Meiji 39, Niwaka senbei has been loved by many people.  It has a unique symbolic square design with eyebrows and eyes.  You can place it on your face like a mask, and it will be a perfect gift for children and your friends.  It has crispy texture, and you can taste the high quality flour and eggs

Address: Inside Hakata Station Ming 1F 1-1 Hakata-eki Chuogai, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka

     Also available at Hakata Station Deitos Store, Mitsukoshi Fukuoka Store, etc. 


Jasmine zhao

Female office worker in her 20s working for major Japanese trading company. She has business trip to Japan once a month and is taking that opportunity to spend her off-duty weekends to go around Japan sightseeing. She is an expert of travelling Japan and her strong interest is in experiencing Japan's traditional cultures at first hand. Her major at her University in China was Japanese. She became strongly interested in Japanese culture by being exposed to Japanese TV dramas while she was small. "Tokyo Love Story" was one of them and she has an extensive knowledge of Japanese anime and TV dramas.

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