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Golden Spring

Indulge in Golden Delights: Unbox the vibrant flavours and bask in the sunny hues with this month’s omiyage of the month!

May 2023

Celebrate Japan's Golden Week in the Radiant Embrace of Golden Spring

Japan’s Golden Week, a treasured time of celebration and reflection, unfolds amidst the enchanting embrace of Golden Spring. This unique week-long holiday, typically spanning late April to early May, marks a confluence of national holidays, offering an extended period for people to revel in the arrival of spring and engage in various activities. It is a cherished time when families and friends come together, embarking on journeys, exploring the natural wonders, and immersing themselves in the rich cultural heritage of Japan.

What's in this box?

Our snack boxes feature a carefully curated selection of Japanese snacks, teas, and home goods from local makers that each represent a unique aspect of Japanese Culture.
Shonan Gold is a hybrid citrus cultivated in Kanagawa Prefecture, developed as a cross between the Ogonkan, a typically “golden'' bright yellow citrus...
A multi-award-winning pastry since 2013, the Setoda Lemon Cake SHIMAGOCORO are made using lemons grown on Ikuchi Island of Setoda Town in Hiroshima Pr...
Did you know that Uji in Kyoto is famous for its production of matcha (powdered green tea)? This financier is made with luxurious Uji matcha, carefull...
Miyakogane mochi, a premium glutinous rice from Miyagi Prefecture, is baked into a crispy okaki (rice crackers). It is wrapped in mildy sweet granulat...
Celebrated every 5 May, Children's Day (Kodomo no Hi) is associated with koinobori (carp streamers) and kabuto (helmets). Inside this cute package are...
Feel the happiness as you unwrap each of these sweets in Ohineri! This set contains miniature-sized Japanese confectionery such as wagiri houten, okos...
A bite-sized wafer dough made from domestic wheat flour and brown rice flour is sandwiched with layers of cream made from soybean kinako. Eat them on ...
This set comes in a whopping 8 soft sponge cakes wrapped with cream and azuki beans that are perfect for sharing! They also go really well with coffee...
Grits made from Hokkaido corn, known for their natural sweetness, are made into puffs, and Hokkaido kelp powder is added for a savoury and healthy sna...
UPCOMING MONTH’S THEME

August 2024: Scale New Heights With Nagano's Natural Splendour And Unique Flavours

Next month, get ready to immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the Shinshuu region, the historical name for Nagano Prefecture. Renowned for its stunning views, including the Japanese Alps, Shinshuu is a summer paradise with its majestic mountain landscapes, crystal-clear alpine lakes, and lush green valleys. From thrilling outdoor adventures to serene retreats in traditional onsen, Shinshuu offers something for everyone. Discover the unique flavours of Nagano, including delectable chestnut, the spicy kick of Shichimi, and more as we unveil the hidden gems and vibrant culture of this captivating region. Prepare for an unforgettable summer journey to the heart of Japan’s natural splendor.

Past Monthly Theme

From flavor pairings and prefectures, to festivals and holidays, we carefully curate the most authentic Japanese snacks, candy, and teas to get a true feel of Japan.

Yummy Yamagata

June 2024

So Much Matcha

May 2024

Spring Beginnings

April 2024

Tasty Tohoku Treats

March 2024

With Love, Izu

February 2024

Ichigo Ichie

January 2024

JR EAST PASS

Unlock unlimited travel across Eastern Japan with our flexible JR EAST PASS. Journey through iconic destinations at your own pace.

Shonan Gold Drops

湘南ゴールドドロップ

Shonan Gold is a hybrid citrus cultivated in Kanagawa Prefecture, developed as a cross between the Ogonkan, a typically “golden'' bright yellow citrus, and the Imamura Unshu mandarin oranges over a period of 12 years. Characterised by its elegant sweetness and refreshing aroma, enjoy Shonan Gold in the form of candy packaged in a retro and nostalgic drop can.

Origin
Kanagawa
Made By
Nozawa Sakuzo
Flavour
Sweet
Allergen
N/A

Setoda Lemon Cake

瀬戸田レモンケーキ

A multi-award-winning pastry since 2013, the Setoda Lemon Cake SHIMAGOCORO are made using lemons grown on Ikuchi Island of Setoda Town in Hiroshima Prefecture. Located along the calm Seto Inland Sea, the island is known to be the largest producer of lemons in Japan due to perfect weather conditions for cultivating lemons.

An art perfected by Setoda-born pastry chefs, these lemon cakes are made with lemon juice and finely-cut lemon peel from Setoda lemons, which are known for their mild flavour and fragrance. The cake is moist and often coated with white chocolate, making it a popular souvenir from the town.

Origin
Hiroshima
Made By
Shimagocoro
Flavour
Sweet
Allergen
Dairy, Wheat

Matcha Financier

抹茶フィナンシェ

Did you know that Uji in Kyoto is famous for its production of matcha (powdered green tea)? This financier is made with luxurious Uji matcha, carefully selected by one of Japan's leading tea masters. The moist deliciousness of butter and almonds and the mellow flavour of matcha will melt in your mouth.

Origin
Kyoto
Made By
Kyoei Tea
Flavour
Sweet
Allergen
Dairy, Egg, Wheat

Hokusai Okaki with Yuzu Zarame

北斎おかき 柚子ざらめ

Miyakogane mochi, a premium glutinous rice from Miyagi Prefecture, is baked into a crispy okaki (rice crackers). It is wrapped in mildy sweet granulated sugar and the refreshing aroma of yuzu (Japanese citron), making it a pleasant snack that is hard to resist. The package is shaped like a tawara (rice bale), with an illustration from Hokusai Katsushika's Hokusai Manga about rice cultivation.

Origin
Miyagi
Made By
Azuma Arare Honpo
Flavour
Sweet and savoury
Allergen
Soybean, Wheat

Children's Day (Kodomo no Hi) Candy Bag

こどもの日菓子袋

Celebrated every 5 May, Children's Day (Kodomo no Hi) is associated with koinobori (carp streamers) and kabuto (helmets). Inside this cute package are 3 types of snacks: ramune (made from concentrated orange and strawberry juices), yaki crackers (crispy texture with moderate sweetness shaped into cute aquatic creatures), and age crackers (sweet, savoury, and mildly-spiced rice crackers), which are loved by both children and those who are children at heart!

Origin
Aichi
Made By
Sanko
Flavour
Sweet and savoury
Allergen
Wheat

Ohineri

おひねり

Feel the happiness as you unwrap each of these sweets in Ohineri! This set contains miniature-sized Japanese confectionery such as wagiri houten, okoshi, okaki, and rakugan. Put them in a bowl of sweets and make them the center of a happy gathering—the easy-to-carry size makes them perfect for taking on the road.

Origin
Kyoto
Made By
Itoken
Flavour
Sweet and savoury
Allergen
Peanut, Wheat

Roasted Soybean Flour Wafers

きな粉ウエハース

A bite-sized wafer dough made from domestic wheat flour and brown rice flour is sandwiched with layers of cream made from soybean kinako. Eat them on their own, or add as toppings for parfaits!

Origin
Aichi
Made By
Sanko
Flavour
Sweet
Allergen
Dairy, Egg, Soybean, Wheat

Red Bean Omelette

小豆オムレット

This set comes in a whopping 8 soft sponge cakes wrapped with cream and azuki beans that are perfect for sharing! They also go really well with coffee or tea.

Origin
Kyoto
Made By
Itoken
Flavour
Sweet
Allergen
Dairy, Egg, Wheat

Corn Puff Snack

とうもろこしでつくったパフスナック

Grits made from Hokkaido corn, known for their natural sweetness, are made into puffs, and Hokkaido kelp powder is added for a savoury and healthy snack.

Origin
Aichi
Made By
Sanko
Flavour
Savoury
Allergen
Crab, Dairy, Egg, Peanut, Shrimp, Wheat