The 10 Best Must-Buy Souvenirs in Fukuoka, Japan

Kyushu, a southern area within Japan, seems to be receiving much international tourism popularity at the moment. Fukuoka is this entrance to this area and is home to many of the sites of Kyushu. It is also famous for the many types of gourmet offered here. If you want to bring home some of this wonderful gourmet home take a look at some of the amazing treats we introduce in this article!


1. Hakata Burabura

1. Hakata Burabura
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This is a treat with a catchy commercial that leads to it being well known and well loved in the community. This marzipan-like mochi is wrapped in bean-paste. If you love sweets, mochi and bean-paste this is the treat for you. More than anything the character of this mochi “Hakata Burara” is a lazy sort of cuteness making this treat all the more attractive.

After you have enjoyed a small laugh at the character on the front of the package, open up and bite in for delicious sweetness. You can purchase this in the train stations, airport and most gift shops. Come and buy to enjoy on your trip home or for your family and friends at home.

■Information
Name: Hakata Burabura
Maker: Hakata Kasho Iemon
Price: 6 for 600 yen
Location sold: Airport, Train stations, Souvenir shops etc

Website: http://www.saemon.jp/

2. Niwaka Senbei

2. Niwaka Senbei
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This is an impactful souvenir of Fukuoka. The area of Fukuoka has long been loved as an area of the local talent “Hakata Niwaka”. This treat is one that makes the shape and style of the mask into a rice cracker. This face is very cute and almost serves the role of the local mascot.

Some niwaka senbei come with paper masks as well. The flavor is one made of flour, egg and sugar that is plain but allows you to enjoy the fun of the mask and the flavor of the simple ingredients fully. This is a treat to take home that truly represents the culture of the Hakata area and is humorous at the same time as well.

■Information
Name: Niwaka Senbei
Maker: Toundo Co.
Price: 3 for 432 yen ~
Location sold: Airport, Train stations, Souvenir shops etc

Website: http://store.toundo.co.jp/

3. Mentaiko

3. Mentaiko
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Mentaiko (Pollock roe) is a delicious item than cannot be forgotten when it comes to the specialties of Fukuoka Prefecture. There are many different types of mentaiko available here. The most expensive of those is the “Spicy Mentaiko of Shoboan”. Here a spicy flavor is added to the Pollock roe. You will also have the opportunity to choose between spicy and normal for this mentaiko to match your taste.

You can enjoy this straight but it is also wonderful for adding to different dishes and enjoying in many different ways. The texture of the small eggs and the spicy deliciousness it too good to miss and is sure to please. Come experience and take home the true flavor of mentaiko!

■Information
Name: Jyoboan Karashi Mentaiko
Maker: Kubara Honke Co.
Price: 130g for 2160 yen〜
Location sold: Airport, Train stations, Souvenir shops etc

Website: http://www.shobo-an.co.jp/

4. Hiyoko Majyu

4. Hiyoko Majyu
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“Hiyoko Manjyu” is a steamed yeast bun in the shape of a chick. You may think of this as a souvenir of Tokyo. However, actually it is originally a souvenir of Fukuoka. It began to spread to Tokyo with the creation of the Sanyo Shinkansen (bullet train) from Tokyo to Hakata. It became nationally popular after this. However, its true origins are in Fukuoka!

The flavor is that of the wonderful combination of flour, egg, and white-bean paste. It is not to sweet and it very delicious. The cute shape of the chick makes it perfect in taste and looks as a souvenir. You may have already tried the hiyoko manjyu of Tokyo but if you are in Fukuoka you must try the original!

■Information
Name: Hiyoko Manjyu
Maker: Hiyoko Co.
Price: 5 for 605 yen ~
Location sold: Airport, Train stations, Souvenir shops etc

Website: http://www.hiyoko.co.jp/

5. Yuki Usagi

5. Yuki Usagi
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This rabbit-shaped treat is extremely popular. This treat is made up of white-bean paste in the rabbit shaped marshmallow. The texture of the marshmallow and the bean paste combine is perfect comfort in your mouth. The rabbit shaped marshmallow has beautiful red eyes and it very cute.

They come in set of red and white and seeing them in a box will bring a smile to your face. You can also purchase sets of 5 with a rabbit mascot plush that makes a wonderful gift for children. This is the perfect souvenir for those who love cute items!

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■Information
Name: Yuki Usagi
Maker: Fugetsu Food Co.
Price: 2 for 162 yen 〜
Location sold: Airport, Train stations, Souvenir shops etc

Website: http://www.fugetsu.co.jp/

 
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6. Keiran Soumen

6. Keiran Soumen
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This is a treat that’s yellow color is quite impactful. Soumen refers to a type of thin noodle. The history of this souvenir is quite long and dates back to the Ando-Momoyama period when the Nanban trade was occurring. Another name for this is “Tamago (egg) Soumen”. As this name indicates it is a dessert made with egg as well as rock sugar. However, when completed it looks like yellow-colored noodles.

The sweetness is quite extreme especially for Japanese desserts. You can also enjoy the flavor of the egg. This is a souvenir with many who repeatedly choose it. However, not many are produced so it is a hidden delicacy for the chosen few who find it. Come and taste it for yourself!

■Information
Name: Keiran Soumen
Maker: Matsuyari Iemon
Price: 130gfor 1180 yen 〜
Location sold: Fukuoka Airport, Rakuten Market, Fukuoka Chuo Distric Sakurazaka factory

Website: http://matsuyariemon.com/

7. Motsu Nabe

7. Motsu Nabe
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“Motsu Nabe” is greatly love as a Fukuoka tradition. The broth of this hot pot dish is soy sauce miso based and contains ingredients such at beef and pork offal, chives, and cabbage. It is additionally flavored with garlic and cayenne pepper.

This is a dish created when the offals came into Hakata from Tagawa and a different kind of hotpot came to the area from Yamaguchi Prefecture. It was invented in the restaurants of Hakata. The texture of the offal will become something you wish to enjoy habitually. It goes well with sake so please enjoy as a treat for adults. →The Best 10 Gourmet of Fukuoka!

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■Information
Name: Motsu Nabe from Matsu Nabe Manjyuya
※Sold in sets for 2

8. Yousukou no Steamed Pork Bun

8. Yousukou no Steamed Pork Bun
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This is an extremely popular food of Fukuoka. If you come to Fukuoka you will find it difficult to leave without tasting steamed pork buns. The vapor of the pork and onion smells is what you first experience only indicating part of the goodness to follow. The handmade exterior wrapping is a perfect texture to go with the juicy pork and broths inside.

The size is a very large 10cm and is filled with pork. One is enough to fulfill you. This is great for an afternoon snack or for a warm treat when the sun begins to go down.

■Information
Name: Yousuko Steamed Pork Buns (Yousuko Butamajyu)
Maker: Kyoyu Co.
Price: 200 yen each
Location sold: Airport, Train stations, Souvenir shops etc

Website: http://www.yousukou.com/

9. Chikushi Rice Cakes

9. Chikushi Rice Cakes
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This is a wonderful treat for those looking for a traditional Japanese treat to take home as a souvenir. This is mochi covered in kinako (sweet soybean powder). You will put brown sugar syrup over it to enjoy. It is quite similar to the “Shingenmochi” of Yamanashi Prefecture.

The wrapping and unwrapped product are both very cute and traditional. This small treat allows you to enjoy a high-class, traditional Fukuoka treat. It was given the gold for the Monde Selection for 7 consecutive years. With such wide and high recognition there is no doubt this is something you must try and take home for your family and friends.

■Information
Name: Chikushi Ricecakes (Chikushi Mochi)
Maker: Jyosuian
Price: 3 for 360 yen ~
Location sold: Airport, Train stations, Souvenir shops etc

Website: http://www.josuian.jp/

10. Hakata Agodashi

10. Hakata Agodashi
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Have you ever heard about “Agodashi”? It is a product often sold in Western Japan. It is the shaved product of dried flying fish bonito. It is currently experiencing a popularity explosion. The prices have multiplied 8 times in the past few years. However, there is good reason for this because it is delicious!

By using “Agodashi” you can create a unique flavor with traditional dishes without it given too much emphasis. Even the traditional miso soup can be given a refreshed, high-class flavor with agodashi. Here you have the perfect souvenir for someone special!

■Information
Name: Hakata Agodashi
Maker: Nishihamaya
Price: 15 for 1352 yen ~
Location sold: Also sold onlin

Website: https://www.nishihamaya.co.jp/

Let’s Enjoy Fukuoka Souvenirs!

There are so many delicious looking choices in Fukuoka! You will want to try all of them. Find the one or a few that suits you best to prepare the perfect gift for you coworkers, friends or family.

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