The 10 Best Must-Buy Souvenirs in Kanagawa, Japan

Kanagawa is located nearby Tokyo, and it has many famous sightseeing spots such as the China Town, Minato Mirai, Enoshima, Kamakura, and of course Yokohama. The prefecture also has a lot of unique and delicious souvenirs for the tourists to buy. Today we have listed 10 different souvenirs that you definitely need to buy when visiting Kanagawa!


1. Yokohama Harbor

1. Yokohama Harbor
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Yokohama harbor is a boat shaped chestnut cake, and you can buy it at Café La Latona at Ariake Honkan. Yokohama Harbor has more than 60 years of history, and very famous among the locals and the tourists.

The cakes is wrapped in an original package designed by Ryohei Yanagihara, one of the most famous illustrators in Japan. This souvenir is a Castella cake filled with sweet chestnut paste marron, and the texture of the cake is very soft, but fluffy!

■Information
Name: Café La Latona at Ariake Honkan
Address: 36 Nihonoodoori, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
Tel: +81-120-005-436
Business hours: 10:00-20:00
No scheduled Holidays

2. Hato Sable

2. Hato Sable
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Kamakura is famous for its delicious pigeon sable, and somehow it became the trademark of Kamakura and Kanagawa as well.

The sable is in pigeon shaped with crispy texture, and the taste is not too sweet. You can get Hato Sable at Toshimaya Honten.

■Information
Name: Toshimaya Honten
Address: 2-11-19 Komachi, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa
Tel: +81-467-25-0810
Business Hours: 9:00-19:00
Closed on Wednesday

3. Kiyoken’s Shumai (Steamed meat dumpling)

3. Kiyoken’s Shumai
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Yokohama’s Chinatown is famous for its great collection of delicious cuisines, and Kiyoken’s Shumai is included on the list. Kiyoken’s Shumai has its own stores in China Town, and many people stop by Kiyoken to purchase the shumai when visiting Kanagawa.

Kiyoken’s shumai is very delicious and it has soft textures. With very juicy flavor, people keep returning to Kiyoken to purchase not just the shumai, but also its famous shumai lunch box as well.

■Information
Name: Kiyoken Chinatown Oodoori Branch
Address: 147 Yamashitacho, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
Tel: +81-45-212-5570
Business Hours: 10:00-21:00
No Scheduled Holidays

4. Chiyono’s original grilled shirokoro

4. Chiyono’s original grilled shirokoro
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Chiyono is one of the most famous grilled hormone (cow or pork entrails) shop in Atsugi, Kanagawa, and it is famous for its delicious original grilled shirokoro (balls of stuffed intestine).

Well, this food may sounds disgusting to us; as we don’t really have the culture of eating cow or pork entrails. But hey, when the entrails are fresh, flavored with great seasoning and grilled perfectly, they taste very good.

Give Chiyono’s original grilled shirokoro a shot when you’re in Kanagawa, and don’t forget to order a glass of beer and a bowl of rice as well! Don’t forget to buy some as souvenirs before you leave the town!

■Information
Name: Atsugi Grilled Shirokoro Chiyono Atsugiekimae Branch
Address: 1-23-1 Asahicho, Atsugi-shi, Kanagawa
Tel: +81-45-227-4629
Business Hours: 17:00-23:00
No Scheduled Holidays

5. Sumiyoshi’s Kuzumochi

5. Sumiyoshi’s Kuzumochi
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Kawasaki is famous for its delicious Kuzumochi, which is a type of mocha made from Kuzu flour. Kuzumochi is usually served cold, with Kinako powder and Kuromitsu. There are a lot of Kuzumochi shops in Kawasaki, but Sumiyoshi’s Kuzumochi is on another level!

Sumiyoshi’s kuzumochi has a very great texture, not too soft, but not too hard. The balance of kinako powder and kuromitsu is just perfect; not too sweet, but not too bland as well.

Sumiyoshi has a long history when it comes to Kuzumochi, and many people from all around Japan visit Kawasaki just to purchase Sumiyoshi’s Kuzumochi, so you should definitely visit the shop to try its amazing Kuzumochi!

■Information
Name: Sumiyoshiya Souhonten (Ganso Kuzumochi)
Address: 8-16 Daishihoncho, Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa
Tel: +81-44-266-4668
Business Hours: 8:30-18:00
No Scheduled Holidays

 
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6. Chikaramochiya

6. Chikaramochiya
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Chikaramochiya is a mochi shop in Kamakura, established since the Edo period. The shop sells Chikaramochi; a plain mochi wrapped in red bean (anko) paste, which tastes very sweet.

Chikaramochi is also very affordable, as it only costs JPY 90 per piece. Don’t forget to stop by Chikaramochiya when you’re visiting Kamakura!

■Information
Name: Chikaramochiya
Address: 18-18 Sakanoshita, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa
Tel: +81-467-22-0513
Business Hours: 9:00-18:00
Closed on Wednesday and the third Tuesday of the month

7. Yokosuka Navy’s Curry

7. Yokosuka Navy’s Curry
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Yokosuka is the home base of US Navy, and Yokosuka Navy’s Curry is one of the most famous souvenirs of Yokosuka! You can only try and purchase Yokosuka Navy’s Curry at its shop in Yokosuka, which is located nearby the Yokosuka Station.

The taste of the curry is very simple, but spicy at the same time. The price of this curry is JPY 854 / pack, not really cheap, but pretty reasonable compared to the taste it offers!

■Information
Name: Yokosuka Navy Curry Honpo
Address: 1-11-8 Wakamatsucho, Yokosuka-shi, Kanagawa
Tel: +81-46-829-1221
Business Hours: 11:00-16:00 (11:00-20:00 on the weekends and national holidays)
No scheduled holidays

8. Tuna buns

8. Tuna buns
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Yokohama Chinatown is famous for its delicious authentic Chinese food. The town is also famous for its delicious pork buns, but today we’ll introduce you Misaki city’s famous tuna buns; a steamed bun with tuna fillings.

The texture of the bun is very soft and fluffy, matches perfectly with the juicy tuna fillings. Stop by Misaki city for its delicious tuna buns!

■Information
Name: Misaki Maguro Club
Address: 5-3-1 Misaki, Misaki-shi, Kanagawa
Tel: +81-46-882-6390
Business Hours: 9:00-17:00
No Scheduled Holidays

9. Shonan Cheese Pie Ashi

9. Shonan Cheese Pie Ashi
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This cheese pie uses pastry dough, sable dough, and Edam cheese as its main ingredients. The texture of the pie is crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. The taste of the cheese is very mild, and the fragrant of the butter is very strong.

Available in finger size, these cheese pies are perfect to buy as souvenirs!

■Information
Name: Hiratsukaeki Nishiguchi Honten
Address: 12-28 Yaezakicho, Hiratsuka-shi, Kanagawa
Tel: +81-463-22-1102
Business Hours: 9:00-21:00
No Scheduled Holidays

10. Odawara Usagi

10. Odawara Usagi
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Nanohana is a sweets shop in Odawara, and it is famous for its cute and delicious Odawara Usagi. Odawara Usagi is a dorayaki that has a rabbit illustration on top of it.

Odawara Usagi doesn’t only look cute, but also tastes very delicious. The dorayaki has a very soft and fluffy texture, and the red bean paste (anko) filling is not too sweet. Freshly baked everyday, Odawara Usagi is definitely worth to try!

■Information
Name: Na no Hana
Address: 1-1-7 Sakaecho, Odawara-shi, Kanagawa
Tel: +81-465-23-1567
Business Hours: 10:00-18:00
No Scheduled Holidays

Let’s buy great souvenirs in Kanagawa!

Kanagawa is famous for its various choices of souvenirs, where can be found mostly at, but not limited to: Yokohama, Yokosuka, Kamakura, Odawara, and Hakone. Affordable at very reasonable price, don’t forget to stop by at one of shops listed above to buy the souvenirs!

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