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10 Historical Sweets from Hokuriku

Hokuriku has various wonderful 'omiyage' (souvenir) sweets for travelers. Here we outline 10 historical souvenirs you simply have to buy on your next Hokuriku trip!

7 Premium Dashi Ingredients

’Dashi' soup stock comes in several flavors and varieties. Here's a great selection of ingredients to help you create the real taste of traditional Japanese soup in your own kitchen!

5 Distinctive Sake Cups

As the home of sake, Japan is also the home of the humble sake cup!

Wonder at These 7 Exquisitely Designed Sweets!

Mastering the art of making perfectly crafted items is something synonymous with Japan. And here, even in sweets, that excellence continues.

3 of Japan's Finest Kitchen Knives

It was of course the Japanese samurai and their infamous swords that set the stage for Japan's global blade fame!

Traditional Soba in Toyooka

Do you like soba? This is how to make your favorite noodles by hand!

Dyeing Technique Originated with Edo Lords

Along with Kyoto and Kanazawa, Tokyo is one of Japan’s three major traditional kimono-dyeing regions. Find out how the technique Tokyo Some Komon been passed down from the Edo Period to the present day.

4 Notable Tokyo-Centric Omiyage

Tokyo is an international metropolis and the buzzing center of Japan. While there's lots to choose from, here are some interesting 'omiyage' (souvenir) ideas that exemplify the big city!

3 Top-Notch Plum Wines

For those with more of a sweet tooth when it comes to alcohol, plum wine is the liquor that can't be beat!

Slice & Dice with a Personally Engraved Knife

Why settle for just a plain old generic knife when you can get one engraved with a personal message?

A Picturesque Glimpse into the Past

This collection of postcards, dating back to the early 1900s, provides a beautiful snapshot of Japanese history.

8 Japanese Sweets Too Beautiful to Eat!

Some Japanese sweets are so beautiful they can only be called 'art'!

Bathroom Beauty: Soaps & Towels

For that moment you want to feel refreshed with elegance.

Kyoto's 1,000-Year-Old Hand Embroidery

This shop in Kyoto carries on a tradition of silk embroidery that dates back to the Asuka Period (592-710).

A Historical Walk Through Japanese Tea

Take a stroll through Kyoto’s Yamashiro region, the historical nexus of Japanese tea production, with a history dating back some 800 years.

4 Beautiful Cutlery Sets

Here are some fantastic cutlery sets that show off Japan's exquisite workmanship.

7 Next-Level Soy Sauce Options

Everybody knows Japanese soy sauce, but did you know there's more than Kikkoman? Here we take a look at seven premium options from all around Japan.

Top 6 Souvenirs to Take Home from Kyoto

Kyoto's deep history makes it one of the best places in Japan to find old-fashioned crafts and handmade goods you won't find anywhere else.

750 Years of Soy Sauce Tradition

With a tradition dating back more than seven centuries, Yuasa soy sauce has taken to the tables of Europe's finest restaurants.

300-Year-Old Hemp Makes a Modern Comeback

Founded in Nara in 1716, Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten is finding new ways to bring its traditional textiles to a modern market, both domestically and overseas.

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