美味山形:來自日本水果王國的優質水果

來自日本 水果王國的優質水果

日本以生產高品質和種類多樣的水果而聞名。因為四季分明的氣候和豐富的自然資源,所以水果的生產和收成,也隨著各個地區不同的地理條件和氣候而有所不同。 

當你在日本旅遊時,每個縣市都會有它們當地的季節性水果。而且幾乎每個縣都設有有其農業部門,專門培育且種植當地的代表性水果,而其中,山形縣更是水果盛產的主要地區。

就讓我們來探索這個堪稱是日本的水果王國,山形,一起品嚐這裡著名的櫻桃、水梨、葡萄等的優質水果。

 

山形縣:日本的水果王國

櫻桃 (Sakuranbo)水果在山形的飲食文化中扮演著極重要的角色。| ©Yamagata Prefecture

位於東北地區的山形,雖然漸漸的已經成為了一個在冬季熱門的旅遊勝地,但相對來說,山形卻也是一個尚未被深度探索的地區。在與日本主要城市的連結上,山形距首都東京僅需要一個小時的飛行距離,如果乘坐新幹線(子彈列車)也只需要約三個小時。 

山形擁有令人羨慕的地理位置,它有著青翠的山脈和沿著日本海的海岸線。也因此當地居民可以充分享受來自大海的新鮮海產,和種植在山形肥沃土地上的優良農產品。另外,山形更以其傳統多變的烹飪方式而自豪,同時它也是日本第一個被列為聯合國教科文組織“美食之都”的鶴岡市所在地。是一個同時擁有傳統和現代的日本美食之都。 

其中,水果在山形的飲食文化中扮演著極重要的角色。當地居民藉著每個季節所盛產的新鮮水果及其相關的加工食品,來體會四季變化的奧妙。此外山形也是日本水果的最大產地,在這裡你可以品嚐到各種優質的水果,並親身體驗自採水果的樂趣。您是否已準備好來一些新鮮水果?先來看看以下由我們所推薦的山形必吃水果名單

 

1. 櫻桃 (Sakuranbo)

山形最著名的櫻桃品種是頂級的佐藤錦櫻桃。山形最著名的櫻桃品種是頂級的佐藤錦櫻桃。 | ©Yamagata Prefecture

提到山形,第一個映入腦海的的就是櫻桃了,因為山形是日本最大的櫻桃產地。日本約有70%的櫻桃來自山形。山形櫻桃的收成季節是從每年的五月一直到七月中旬,其中,六月是最適合採櫻桃的季節。

山形最著名的櫻桃品種是頂級的佐藤錦櫻桃。佐藤錦被稱為櫻桃界的女王,也因為它鮮亮的紅色光澤、光滑堅硬的果肉和微酸的甜味這些特點,所以也被稱為是“紅寶石”。

佐藤錦櫻桃的生長和收成時間比普通櫻桃長二至三倍,因為優質的櫻桃需要充足的陽光才能生長良好,所以果農必須費心密切的監測天候條件,甚至時時修剪樹枝,以確保櫻桃能夠充足地接受來自陽光照射的維生素D。

如此需要小心呵護的水果,當然也讓大家視為至寶,常常成為送禮的最佳選擇。在2023年,山形櫻桃在東京的一次批發拍賣中創下了以50萬日元賣出500克櫻桃的驚人紀錄,這顯示了民眾對山形頂級櫻桃的高需求,所以如果您有機會來到山形,一定要試試這些珍貴的紅寶石

 

2. 法國梨 (Nashi)

您吃過法國梨嗎?您吃過法國梨嗎? | ©Yamagata Prefecture

在山形有一句流行的諺語,櫻桃是水果之王,法國梨是水果之后。您吃過法國梨嗎?法國梨(ラフランス 梨)有著令人驚艷的飽滿水分,多汁的果肉,味道甜美,入口即化。也被稱為“奶油梨”,法國梨起源於法國,這也是它名字的由來。因為山形的氣候和地形條件非常適合種植法國梨,所以這些梨子在這裡生長得非常良好。

全日本80%以上的法國梨生產於山形。法國梨的栽培條件非常嚴格,而且只有符合各項高品質要求的梨子才能被歸類為法國梨

法國梨的收成期是從十月到十二月。樹木必須定期修剪,以確保每顆果實都能夠充分吸收到陽光。讓梨子在適當的時間能收成是很重要的,這樣才能預先掌握梨子成熟的時間。當梨子在莖的周圍出現皺紋,並且莖開始枯萎時,就表示梨子成熟,可以食用了

 

3. 葡萄 (Budo)

葡萄葡萄 | ©Yamagata Prefecture

山形是日本第三大的葡萄產地,享有生產各種品種的葡萄的美名,這些葡萄不僅用於加工製作糖果和果醬,還用來釀酒 。山形葡萄整年都有收成,其中最佳品質的葡萄在夏季和秋季之間~也就是八月至十月之間

其中一些關鍵因素更為山形的葡萄提供了最佳的生長條件,例如:長時間的日照、沒有太大的日夜溫差,和葡萄成熟時所需的乾燥氣候

山形是珍珠葡萄的最大生產地,這些葡萄甜如蜜糖,甜酸適中。其他受歡迎的葡萄還包括無籽的綠色晴王麝香葡萄,以及具有濃甜風味的深紫色貓眼葡萄

 

4. 草莓 (Ichigo)

山形生產了的草莓中有一種特別的品種,稱為乙女心(おとめ心),意思是“少女的心”。山形生產了的草莓中有一種特別的品種,稱為乙女心(おとめ心)。| ©Yamagata Prefecture

你知道日本有超過300種的草莓品種嗎?日本人非常喜愛草莓,所以「日本人的草莓消耗量比其他國家還多」,這點並不讓人意外。日本主要的草莓種植地區有福岡、熊本、櫪木和靜岡

其中山形也是眾多草莓生產地中的競爭夥伴之一,山形生產了的草莓中有一種特別的品種,稱為乙女心(おとめ心),意思是“少女的心”。乙女心草莓在九月至十月種植,隔年春夏季節收成

乙女心草莓色澤光亮紅潤,這種多汁的水果融合了比例完美的甜味和酸味。它的甜味是來自果農的細心栽培照料。另外,在接近收成期時,由蜜蜂授粉繁殖更是一個有趣難得的栽培方式

 

5. 柿子 (Kaki) 

Persimmon庄內柿子 | ©Yamagata Prefecture

種植於山形縣西北部庄內地區的庄內柿,是山形縣的特產。庄內柿無籽,以其甘甜的風味廣受大家歡迎

柿子在十月收成,而在秋末至冬初時則進行柿乾的製作。柿子當然新鮮直接吃,但它也可以加工乾燥後食用。柿乾的口感會更甜,非常適合當零食。柿乾也常被拿來用於製作甜點

柿子對人體是有益的,因為它們含有維生素C、鉀和豐富的纖維。庄內柿是澀柿的一種,因此也含有具抗氧化特性的單寧

 

更多水果資訊和採果活

雖然在此並未完整介紹所有的水果,但如果有機會到訪日本時,還可以試試其他來自山形的水果,包括桃子、藍莓和哈密瓜。 

想要享受山形水果的話,最有趣方式是參加採果活動,體驗將新鮮水果自己摘採後帶回家的過程。採果活動是非常熱門的活動,尤其是自己可以在果園裡採收櫻桃和葡萄。提醒大家,在水果收成的季節時,一定要提前預訂您的採果行程

 

訂購6月份的JAPAN RAIL CLUB零食禮盒,享受各種水果製成的點心

Omiyage點心禮盒

這個6月,經由JAPAN RAIL CLUB獨家販售的零食禮盒,一起體驗來自山形的優良產品。這次的Omiyage點心禮盒以「美味山形」(Yummy Yamagata)為主題,讓消費者品嚐從櫻桃到葡萄的各種著名的山形水果所製成的點心。享受山形的大自然所帶來美味禮讚,其中包括著名的紀念品「閃亮櫻桃」果凍,裡面有著ㄧ整顆的櫻桃,以及來自有著清爽酸甜口感的山形藍莓所製成的「法國麵包藍莓脆餅」

JAPAN RAIL CLUB為您提供特別的優惠折扣碼「YUMMY12」,只要選擇3/6/12個月的零食訂購方案,就可以享有12%的優惠折扣,讓您不用出門就可輕鬆享受宅配送到家的日本點心。現在就開始訂購,每個月都享受日本美食

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Wendy Ng

Wendy (@whywendywrites) spent 2 life-changing years in Okinawa as part of the Japan and Exchange Teaching (JET) Programme. Now, back in Singapore, she dreams and writes about Japan. A compulsive-obsessive travel planner and foodie, she believes that when we know more (and eat more), we travel better.

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When it comes to rice crackers from Yamagata, no other company does it better than...

Japan’s Culinary Wonder: Exploring the Delights of Konnyaku Jelly
Sue Lynn

Japan’s Culinary Wonder: Exploring the Delights...

If you visited a Japanese restaurant before, chances are you have encountered one of Japan’s unique culinary marvels known as konjac jelly or konnyaku (こんにゃく・コンニャク). Captivating food enthusiasts and health-conscious...

Snack Lover Food

Japan’s Culinary Wonder: Exploring the Delights...

If you visited a Japanese restaurant before, chances are you have encountered one of Japan’s...

The Art of Shinrin-yoku: Best Places to Experience Forest Bathing in Japan
Sue Lynn

The Art of Shinrin-yoku: Best Places to Experie...

Have you heard about Japan’s staggering number of national parks? With a total of 34 parks stretching from Hokkaido to Okinawa, Japan’s national parks are endowed with lush forests, dynamic...

Wendy Ng Nature

The Art of Shinrin-yoku: Best Places to Experie...

Have you heard about Japan’s staggering number of national parks? With a total of 34...

Uncovering the secret to Shizuoka's green tea
Sue Lynn

Shizuoka Green Tea: Uncovering the Secrets of J...

Having continuously cultivated and refined its flavours for centuries, Shizuoka produces exquisite green tea that is distinctively Japanese. What exactly sets Shizuoka tea apart and makes it so highly sought...

Dawn Sim

Shizuoka Green Tea: Uncovering the Secrets of J...

Having continuously cultivated and refined its flavours for centuries, Shizuoka produces exquisite green tea that...

Japanese matcha powder
Sue Lynn

So Much Matcha: The Many Ways to Enjoy Matcha

One of the most recognised flavours of Japan, matcha (抹茶) is a finely ground powder made with young tea leaves, characterised by its vibrant green colour that come from its...

Carissa Loh Culture

So Much Matcha: The Many Ways to Enjoy Matcha

One of the most recognised flavours of Japan, matcha (抹茶) is a finely ground powder...

Matcha
Sue Lynn

抹茶饗宴:探索抹茶的世界與日本頂尖抹茶產地

當我們提到日本,抹茶無疑的會被視為該國最具代表性的產品之一,但你知道抹茶的來源嗎?抹茶是由遮陽的環境下生長的綠茶茶葉,以石磨的方式加工成抹茶粉。並以其鮮豔的綠色、獨特的風味和多種健康益處而受到大家喜愛,也是長久以來一直讓日本人引以為傲的傳統。

Dawn Sim Culture

抹茶饗宴:探索抹茶的世界與日本頂尖抹茶產地

當我們提到日本,抹茶無疑的會被視為該國最具代表性的產品之一,但你知道抹茶的來源嗎?抹茶是由遮陽的環境下生長的綠茶茶葉,以石磨的方式加工成抹茶粉。並以其鮮豔的綠色、獨特的風味和多種健康益處而受到大家喜愛,也是長久以來一直讓日本人引以為傲的傳統。

Beyond beverages, matcha is also used in many other aspects of Japanese food, including Japanese wagashi and even in staples such as buckwheat noodles and mochi.
Sue Lynn

So Much Matcha: Exploring Matcha and The Top Ma...

Matcha, Japan’s most iconic green tea that has attained global popularity. | ©PhotoAC When you think of Japan, matcha (抹茶) or maccha inevitably comes to mind as one of the...

Dawn Sim Culture

So Much Matcha: Exploring Matcha and The Top Ma...

Matcha, Japan’s most iconic green tea that has attained global popularity. | ©PhotoAC When you...

抹茶饗宴:日本綠茶探索指南
Sue Lynn

抹茶饗宴:日本綠茶探索指南

你知道嗎?日本是世界第二大綠茶生產國,僅次於中國,而靜岡縣的茶就占全國生產量約40%。 一般來說,茶葉會經過蒸、揉和乾燥等過程來製作成飲用茶。採摘後的茶葉會被蒸熟以停止氧化,以保持茶葉的鮮綠色、營養和清新的香氣。

Carissa Loh

抹茶饗宴:日本綠茶探索指南

你知道嗎?日本是世界第二大綠茶生產國,僅次於中國,而靜岡縣的茶就占全國生產量約40%。 一般來說,茶葉會經過蒸、揉和乾燥等過程來製作成飲用茶。採摘後的茶葉會被蒸熟以停止氧化,以保持茶葉的鮮綠色、營養和清新的香氣。

So Much Matcha: An Essential Guide to Green Tea in Japan
Sue Lynn

So Much Matcha: An Essential Guide to Green Tea...

High in anti-oxidants and packed with anti-inflammatory properties, green tea (緑茶) is one of Japan’s most popular beverages and an important part of its culture, and can be found all...

Carissa Loh Culture

So Much Matcha: An Essential Guide to Green Tea...

High in anti-oxidants and packed with anti-inflammatory properties, green tea (緑茶) is one of Japan’s...

製茶故事:京都舞妓之茶本舖
Sue Lynn

製茶故事:京都舞妓之茶本舖

當提到日本的綠茶,大家都知道日本京都是茶文化的中心。 綠茶一開始是在西元9世紀,由幾個佛教僧侶從中國引進到日本的。在日本人的生活中,綠茶已經成為一種有著許多用途而且對人體健康的飲品。 作為日本文化的一部分,抹茶、煎茶和玉露等的綠茶品種也提供了多樣的口味選擇和體驗。例如傳統的日本茶道,不僅喝茶能帶來健康,茶道更成為了日本獨一無二的文化。

Sue Lynn Maker's Story

製茶故事:京都舞妓之茶本舖

當提到日本的綠茶,大家都知道日本京都是茶文化的中心。 綠茶一開始是在西元9世紀,由幾個佛教僧侶從中國引進到日本的。在日本人的生活中,綠茶已經成為一種有著許多用途而且對人體健康的飲品。 作為日本文化的一部分,抹茶、煎茶和玉露等的綠茶品種也提供了多樣的口味選擇和體驗。例如傳統的日本茶道,不僅喝茶能帶來健康,茶道更成為了日本獨一無二的文化。

Maker's Story: Gyokuro Tea from Kyoto by Maikonocha Honpo
Sue Lynn

Maker's Story: Gyokuro Tea from Kyoto by Maikon...

When it comes to green tea from Japan, Kyoto stands as the hub of tea culture. Originally introduced by returning Buddhist monks from their travels in China in the 9th...

Sue Lynn Food

Maker's Story: Gyokuro Tea from Kyoto by Maikon...

When it comes to green tea from Japan, Kyoto stands as the hub of tea...

Maker’s Story: Premium Matcha Products from Uji, Kyoto by Kyoeiseicha
Sue Lynn

Maker’s Story: Premium Matcha Products from Uji...

This May, JAPAN RAIL CLUB celebrates the joy that matcha brings to our lives with the special “So Much Matcha” Omiyage Snack Box. May marks the start of the traditional...

Sue Lynn Maker's Story

Maker’s Story: Premium Matcha Products from Uji...

This May, JAPAN RAIL CLUB celebrates the joy that matcha brings to our lives with...

綠之日快樂!一起來探索日本新綠季節中五個不能錯過的景點
Sue Lynn

綠之日快樂!一起來探索日本新綠季節中五個不能錯過的景點

在日本眾多節慶與珍貴傳統之中,有一個特別關於自然崇敬的慶典——綠之日。這個國定假日訂於每年五月四日,見證了日本與自然的深厚連結,也提醒人們欣賞這個70%都是山區的島國上,那些美麗的綠色景觀。

Carissa Loh Culture

綠之日快樂!一起來探索日本新綠季節中五個不能錯過的景點

在日本眾多節慶與珍貴傳統之中,有一個特別關於自然崇敬的慶典——綠之日。這個國定假日訂於每年五月四日,見證了日本與自然的深厚連結,也提醒人們欣賞這個70%都是山區的島國上,那些美麗的綠色景觀。

Happy Greenery Day: 5 Must-Visit Places to Explore During Japan's Shinryoku Season
Sue Lynn

Happy Greenery Day: 5 Must-Visit Places to Expl...

Nestled amongst Japan’s vibrant festivities and cherished traditions lies a celebration rooted in reverence for nature―Midori-no-Hi (みどりの日 Greenery Day). Observed annually on 4 May, this national holiday is a testament...

Carissa Loh Culture

Happy Greenery Day: 5 Must-Visit Places to Expl...

Nestled amongst Japan’s vibrant festivities and cherished traditions lies a celebration rooted in reverence for...

Fresh From Hokkaido: A Guide to Sapporo Central Wholesale Market
Sue Lynn

Fresh From Hokkaido: A Guide to Sapporo Central...

Hokkaido is Japan’s food paradise as the northernmost part of the country is the top producer of agricultural products and seafood: the vast lands covering Japan’s second largest island and...

Wendy Ng

Fresh From Hokkaido: A Guide to Sapporo Central...

Hokkaido is Japan’s food paradise as the northernmost part of the country is the top...

Nihon Sankei (日本三景): The Three Scenic Views of Japan
Sue Lynn

Nihon Sankei (日本三景): The Three Scenic Views of ...

Japan is an island nation that has always been known for its stunningly beautiful landscapes but even amongst these, there are three locations that rise above the others and are...

Dawn Sim Nature

Nihon Sankei (日本三景): The Three Scenic Views of ...

Japan is an island nation that has always been known for its stunningly beautiful landscapes...

Japan celebrates Golden Week between April 29 to May 5
Sue Lynn

Golden Week: Exploring Japan's Week-Long Festiv...

What is Golden Week? Golden Week (ゴールデンウィーク or 黄金週間 Ogon Shukan), recognised as one of Japan's most prominent and bustling holiday periods, usually spans from late April to early May...

Dawn Sim Culture

Golden Week: Exploring Japan's Week-Long Festiv...

What is Golden Week? Golden Week (ゴールデンウィーク or 黄金週間 Ogon Shukan), recognised as one of...

春暖花開:櫻花之外的六種當季花卉
Sue Lynn

春暖花開:櫻花之外的六種當季花卉

賞花的樂趣之一,就是它們轉瞬即逝的特性:花期每季只有幾天,但那短暫幾天卻難忘極了。來看看六種春天當季花卉,以及賞花最佳時機!

Carissa Loh Nature

春暖花開:櫻花之外的六種當季花卉

賞花的樂趣之一,就是它們轉瞬即逝的特性:花期每季只有幾天,但那短暫幾天卻難忘極了。來看看六種春天當季花卉,以及賞花最佳時機!

Spring Beginnings: 6 Seasonal Flowers Other Than Sakura
Sue Lynn

Spring Beginnings: 6 Seasonal Flowers Other Tha...

Flowers herald the beginning of spring, and in Japan, no flower is more synonymous with spring than the beloved cherry blossom (桜 sakura). However, other than these pretty, pink blossoms,...

Carissa Loh Nature

Spring Beginnings: 6 Seasonal Flowers Other Tha...

Flowers herald the beginning of spring, and in Japan, no flower is more synonymous with...

Spring Beginnings: 7 Things to Do in Japan in April and May
Sue Lynn

Spring Beginnings: 7 Things to Do in Japan in A...

Cherry blossoms, or sakura, are flowers symbolic of spring, often alluded to the promise of a new beginning in many Japanese literature. | Photo by Dawn Sim   A symbol...

Dawn Sim Spring

Spring Beginnings: 7 Things to Do in Japan in A...

Cherry blossoms, or sakura, are flowers symbolic of spring, often alluded to the promise of...

Spring Beginnings: 6 Must-Try Spring Foods in Japan
Sue Lynn

Spring Beginnings: 6 Must-Try Spring Foods in J...

Spring in Japan is a time for celebration as the season marks new beginnings. Other than the mesmerising cherry blossoms painting the landscape, spring is the best season to experience...

Wendy Ng Food

Spring Beginnings: 6 Must-Try Spring Foods in J...

Spring in Japan is a time for celebration as the season marks new beginnings. Other...

Spring Beginnings: 6 Must-Visit Spring Festivals in Japan
Sue Lynn

Spring Beginnings: 6 Must-Visit Spring Festival...

Photo by cyesuta (CC BY-SA 2.0)   Spring is a season of new beginnings, bringing with it beautiful flowers, comfortable temperatures, and a time of celebration. While most travellers head...

Carissa Loh Festival

Spring Beginnings: 6 Must-Visit Spring Festival...

Photo by cyesuta (CC BY-SA 2.0)   Spring is a season of new beginnings, bringing...

Castle Day (6 April): 10 Must-Visit Castles in Japan
Sue Lynn

Castle Day (6 April): 10 Must-Visit Castles in ...

Matsue Castle in spring. | Photo by 島根県観光連盟 Japan, a nation celebrated for its rich history and enduring cultural heritage, is particularly famous for its magnificent Japanese castles (お城 oshiro)....

Carissa Loh Culture

Castle Day (6 April): 10 Must-Visit Castles in ...

Matsue Castle in spring. | Photo by 島根県観光連盟 Japan, a nation celebrated for its rich...

Sakura Karinto and Marui Suzuki
Sue Lynn

Maker’s Story: Seasonal Karinto Snacks from Tok...

April marks the official arrival of spring in Japan, and one of the cherished traditions of celebrating this season is to enjoy “ohanami” (お花見)! Ohanami means “flower-viewing”, and this is...

Sue Lynn Maker's Story

Maker’s Story: Seasonal Karinto Snacks from Tok...

April marks the official arrival of spring in Japan, and one of the cherished traditions...

A Guide to Sakura in Tohoku: Best Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots in Northeast Japan
Sue Lynn

A Guide to Sakura in Tohoku: Best Cherry Blosso...

Hirosaki Castle Park | Photo by Aomori Prefecture Cherry blossoms or sakura (桜) herald the start of springtime in Japan. Spring is the prettiest and most enjoyable season with radiant...

Wendy Ng Spring

A Guide to Sakura in Tohoku: Best Cherry Blosso...

Hirosaki Castle Park | Photo by Aomori Prefecture Cherry blossoms or sakura (桜) herald the...

A Guide to Japanese Shochu: A Tasting Tour of Shochu Distilleries in Miyazaki
Sue Lynn

A Guide to Japanese Shochu: A Tasting Tour of S...

Shochu (焼酎) is one of the most consumed alcoholic beverages in Japan and the Japanese drink more shochu than sake. Considered to be Japan's national spirit, Shochu is gaining great...

Wendy Ng

A Guide to Japanese Shochu: A Tasting Tour of S...

Shochu (焼酎) is one of the most consumed alcoholic beverages in Japan and the Japanese...

Tohoku: A Tale of Tradition through its Cultural Icons
Sue Lynn

Tohoku: A Tale of Tradition through its Cultura...

Statues of the Namahage located in Oga Peninsula. | Photo by PhotoAC Steeped in tradition, Tohoku (東北), the northeastern part of Japan comprising of six prefectures – Aomori (青森), Akita...

Dawn Sim Culture

Tohoku: A Tale of Tradition through its Cultura...

Statues of the Namahage located in Oga Peninsula. | Photo by PhotoAC Steeped in tradition,...

Tasty Tohoku Treats: 6 Must-Try Food from Northeast Japan
Sue Lynn

Tasty Tohoku Treats: 6 Must-Try Food from North...

Japan is a food paradise and beyond the major cities and well-trodden travel routes, you can unearth more culinary treasures spread throughout the country if you venture into the less...

Wendy Ng Food

Tasty Tohoku Treats: 6 Must-Try Food from North...

Japan is a food paradise and beyond the major cities and well-trodden travel routes, you...

Sakura 2024: 5 Must-Visit Cherry Blossom Spots in Tokyo for Ohanami
Sue Lynn

Sakura 2024: 5 Must-Visit Cherry Blossom Spots ...

If you have visited Tokyo between late March and early April, then chances are you have witnessed the enchanting sight of cherry blossoms (桜 sakura) in full bloom. A cherry...

Carissa Loh Culture

Sakura 2024: 5 Must-Visit Cherry Blossom Spots ...

If you have visited Tokyo between late March and early April, then chances are you...

Tasty Tohoku Treats: 6 Must-Buy Souvenirs from Tohoku
Sue Lynn

Tasty Tohoku Treats: 6 Must-Buy Souvenirs from ...

Located on the north-eastern part of mainland Japan, Tohoku (東北) is made up of six prefectures, and is a treasure trove of beautiful nature and fascinating history. It’s a wonderful...

Carissa Loh Food

Tasty Tohoku Treats: 6 Must-Buy Souvenirs from ...

Located on the north-eastern part of mainland Japan, Tohoku (東北) is made up of six...

Omiyage Day (8 March): Exploring Japan's Souvenir & Gift-Giving Culture
Sue Lynn

Omiyage Day (8 March): Exploring Japan's Souven...

Have you heard of omiyage (お土産)? If you’ve been to Japan, then you have probably seen the colourful and beautifully packaged boxes of local confectionery filling the gift shops along...

Carissa Loh Culture

Omiyage Day (8 March): Exploring Japan's Souven...

Have you heard of omiyage (お土産)? If you’ve been to Japan, then you have probably...