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12 Best Places for Unique Souvenirs in Kyoto

Kyoto is one of the best places in Japan to buy authentic Japanese goods. Here's a handy list of some great Kyoto souvenirs and the best places to buy them!

Lions & Tigers & Bears—on Cakes—Oh My!

Can you bear to bite down on these desserts?

Make Your Very Own Star Festival Raindrop Cake

Want to make your own raindrop cake? All you need is a yellow peach, pearl agar, water, a bamboo leaf, toasted soybean flour, brown sugar syrup, a microwave and a fridge—and some edible gold powder!

21 Sapporo Sweets Shops You Just Can't Miss

Though Sapporo is best known for its seafood, sushi and luxurious restaurants, you'll also have no problem finding mouth-watering sweets in this northern city!

Flavors of Japan: 10 Unique Cafés in Kyoto!

Explore the culinary gems hidden away in Japan's former capital and try the unique cafés to experience a combination of traditional and modern flavors.

13 Hot Souvenirs at New Chitose Airport

If you're looking to buy Hokkaido souvenirs, New Chitose Airport is your surefire stop!

Chomp on Some Chopper Sweets

Although you might lament taking a bite out of Tony Tony Chopper, these Japanese sweets are too delicious to simply be a decoration.

10 of the Best Gift Shops in Kyoto

Kyoto is a great city to look for souvenirs, but personally, we think these 10 shops in Kyoto take the cake when it comes to bringing back a bit of Japan back home with you.

Top 5 Green Tea Parfaits in Kyoto

While the Kyoto area is known for its green tea, why not take it to the next level with a green tea parfait?

Shunkado: 130 Years of Sweets

Shunkado's flagship confection, the Unagipie Pastry, has been known for over 50 years as the signature souvenir of Shizuoka Prefecture. Eel extract never tasted so good!

Dragon Ball Raindrop Cake

You're not just seeing stars! These 'Dragon Ball' raindrop cakes are as easy to make as they are fun to eat.

10 Delectable Sweets Stops in Tokyo!

If you've got a sweet tooth, you should definitely hit up these 10 shops when you're in Tokyo!

15 Best Foodie Stops in Asakusa

Find the best local restaurants, treats and bread shops in Asakusa!

The King of Parfaits

Located in Tokyo's Shinagawa district, the King of Parfait certainly lives up to its name with giant parfaits that reach up to 60 centimeters (23.6 inches) tall!

San Grams: A Third-Wave Green Tea Shop & Café

The third-wave green tea movement is taking root right in the heart of Japan’s green tea industry.

Fall in Love with Kyoto's Unique Flavors

Make yourself fall in love with Kyoto not only by exploring the city, but by treating yourself in these stores full of Kyoto's unique flavors!

7 Matcha Sweets to Die for in Kyoto!

Love matcha? Then you have to try these seven unique sweets from seven hot Kyoto shops!

Top 10 Tastiest Japanese Festival Snacks

Some might come to summer festivals to immerse themselves in tradition and culture, but a large part of that is the tasty, tasty food you can find during festival season!

Wagashi Shop Sells Seppuku-Themed Desserts

This impressive dessert makes for an expressive apology!

Savor Delicious Food In New Chitose Airport

New Chitose Airport is not your average airport—it's one of Hokkaido's awesome attractions when it comes to unique restaurants and shops where you can savor a treasury of delicious food!

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