8月 12, 2019
The recommended souvenirs in Yamaguchi! 10 popular cakes and specialty products that make everyone happy!
Yamaguchi Prefecture is surrounded by the Sea of Japan, Seto Inland Sea, Hibiki-nada Sea. It is nice to buy souvenirs filled with the richness of the sea and mountains as memories of my trip before going back. In this article, we introduce recommended souvenirs that you must buy in Yamaguchi Prefecture, including items that use a specialty of Yamaguchi Prefecture such Puffer Fish and Summer Orange, as well as Hagi ware and handmade paper. When you visit Yamaguchi for sightseeing, please refer to it!
1. The flavor of Yamaguchi Prefecture! Pufferfish salted and dried overnight of Uoshige
Speaking of the specialty of Yamaguchi Prefecture, it is Pufferfish! The recommended product is Pufferfish salted and dried overnight that you can fully enjoy the flavor of the pufferfish as a souvenir. You can purchase Pufferfish salted and dried overnight using a pufferfish from Yamaguchi Prefecture at Uoshige located at Shimonoseki Karato Market.
The one used here is the pufferfish known as the queen of pufferfish. Moreover, it is natural and the characteristic is its deep taste and sweetness. Its taste is said to be superior to that of the king of pufferfish Torafugu. This is the souvenir perfect for tasting with sake! If you purchase a souvenir from Yamaguchi Prefecture’s specialty products, you will definitely make your friends glad! Please purchase it.
Address: Karatocho 5-50, Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi
Phone: +81-83-222-4129 (Headquarter)
Access: 5 minutes by car from Shimonoseki Station
Map: map to Uoshige
2. The look and taste are refreshing! Summer Orange Pickles of Mitsukuni Main Store
Hagi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, is the first land in Japan to economically cultivate summer orange. This Mitsukuni Main Store has specialized in making sweets of Summer Orange over there since the end of the Edo period.
A particularly popular product in the Mitsukuni Main Store, Summer Orange Pickles, is a souvenir made using the whole of one summer orange in a traditional method. It looks very cute and, of course, the taste is fresh, so it’s very popular. It is made for 5 days, and it takes time and effort. The deep and refined sweetness created by soaking it in the secret honey, and this is the souvenir with excellent flavor and bittersweetness of summer orange. When you go to Yamaguchi Prefecture, please go there once!
Name: Mitsukuni Main Store
Address: Kumagaya-cho 41, Hagi-shi, Yamaguchi
Access: 13 minutes walking from Higashi-Hagi Station
Map: map to Mitsukuni Main Store
3. Soft dough and smooth cream! A popular sweet in Yamaguchi, Egg picked in the moon of Kashinoki
Its looking and taste are exceptional! This is the Yamaguchi Prefecture’s fine confectionery [Egg picked in the moon] that has the cute rounded shape like an egg. When you eat a bite of steamed castella with a fluffy texture, the smooth cream using fresh milk from Yamaguchi Prefecture spreads in your mouth! The domestic Japanese chestnuts in cream produce an exquisite texture.
In addition, at Kashinoki Main Store where you can buy these souvenirs, you can also enjoy a factory tour that you can see the process until the product is finished. There are not so many chances to see the manufacturing process, so if the timing meets, please join this factory tour when you visit to purchase souvenirs!
Address: Yanai 5275, Yanai-shi, Yamagushi
Access: 38 minutes walking from Yanai Station
Map: map to Kashinoki
4. Refined authentic taste! Speaking of alcohol in Yamaguchi, this is it! Dassai of Asahi Shuzo
Speaking of souvenirs for those who like to drink, Dassai, the sake of the Yamaguchi Prefecture, is recommended. It is said that it is the pioneer of sake trend, and if you are a sake lover, you must want to drink it once.
Dassai is nationally famous, and it is made in a special manufacturing process. They wash Yamadanishiki by hand to give the appropriate water content inside of rice and steam it in a traditional Japanese-style kettle. And koji production is done by a skilled craftsman and the management through the preparation and all of the process is strictly done. After all, the best sake is created. Why don’t you enjoy this fresh and authentic taste?
Name: Dassai Store Headquarters Warehouse
Address: Shutomachi Osogoe 2128, Iwakuni, Yamaguchi
Access: 13 minutes by car from Yonekawa Station
Map: map to Dassai Store Headquarters Warehouse
5. Its simple texture is attractive! Hagi Ware of Hagi Ware Hall
A warm and rustic texture is the attractiveness of Hagi Ware. It flourishes in Sakai City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, and is historic pottery that boasts of 400 years of tradition. The fine cracks on the surface called as a craze get to look more mature as much as you use it, and the color of the bowl gets more intense. There are a lot of vessels with simple designs, so it is a recommended souvenir that everyone can use for a daily basis.
It is a personal shop where you can buy this Hagi Ware. Therefore, there is Hagi Ware Hall where you can enjoy watching many Hagi Wares more casually. There is a wide variety of Hagi Ware such as bowls, coffee cups, and small items. So please take it by your hand and find your favorite one!
Name: Hagi Ware Hall
Address: Shinkawa Higashi-ku 3155, Hagi, Yamaguchi
Access: 12 minutes walking from Higashi-Hagi Station
Map: map to Hagi Ware Hall
6. Casual souvenirs available at supermarkets in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Kawara Soba
Local cuisine Kawara Soba is originated in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture. This Kawara Soba is a noodle dish that tea soba is placed on a hot tile on a hot tile that is also used for house building, and eggs and meat are topped on it. When it is eaten with warm noodle soup, it is characteristic that the aroma and taste of the tea of tea noodle spread in the mouth.
Such Kawara Soba is the soul food of the people of Yamaguchi prefecture. So, of course, you can taste it not only at the restaurant but also buy it at a local supermarket. You can easily make it with using the hot plate at home, so please try! Because the price is low, it is also recommended to purchase it for a souvenir.
Name: Any supermarket in Yamaguchi Prefecture
7. Slightly refined sweetness loved from the Meiji era! Famous confectionary Shitazutsumi of Sanindo
Sanindo is a long-established Japanese-style confectionery store established in 1869. They continue to keep the traditional taste and recipe that has been inherited from ancient time and still make Japanese sweets that are loved by local Yamaguchi people.
You can also buy a variety of other Japanese sweets, so please compare them and find a nice souvenir for yourself.
Address: Nakaichi-cho 6-15, Yamaguchi-shi, Yamaguchi
Access: 10 minutes walking from Yamaguchi Station
Map: map to Sanindo
8. Excellent compatibility with egg over rice! Sea Urchin Soy Sauce of Uninoyamami
Sea Urchin is characterized by its deep taste and aroma. The Sea Urchin Soy Sauce stimulates your appetite by sea urchin’s aroma and soy sauce and it is a popular product in Yamaguchi. Although it is difficult to keep a good balance to use those two ingredients, this masterpiece was finished with a rich flavor and exquisite taste by using kneaded sea urchin and minced urchin as secret taste.
The recommended way to eat it is with egg over rice with a little of Sea Urchin Soy Sauce! It is so delicious that you will be addicted to the smooth egg and the richness of the sea urchin. In addition, it is all-purpose condiments that you can use or cream pasta, salad, grilled rice balls and so on, so it will be surely welcomed as a souvenir. Would you like to choose it as a souvenir for your dinner table?
Address: Hanano-cho 10-6, Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi
Close: Saturday, Sunday, Holiday
Access: 10 minutes walking from Shimonoseki Station
Map: map to Uninoyamami
9. Lovely handmade souvenirs! House for paper making, Tokuji Japanese Paper of Shiranami
Just purchasing the souvenir is good, but it is also nice to give handmade souvenirs for your important people! For this purpose, a handmade postcard or bookmark of Tokuji Japanese Paper is recommend.
Tokuji Washi is a craft with a very long history that lasts from the Muromachi period to the Edo period, and is famous for its high quality. Because of its history, it is registered as an intangible cultural asset of Yamaguchi Prefecture. At paper making house Shiranami, you can make patterned postcards and bookmarks with the traditional method of Tamezuki. It should be fun and a heartfelt souvenir. Please buy it as a souvenir!
Name: House for paper making Shiranami
Address: Tokuji fukadani 1132, Yamaguchi-shi, Yamaguchi
Access: 50 minutes by car from Fukugawa Station
Map: map to House for paper making Shiranami
10. Jam shop on the island! Homemade Jam of Setouchi Jam’s Garden
Suo Oshima floating in the Seto Inland Sea, where many citrus fruits grow in a mild climate. Setouchi Jam’s Garden is a shop that offers a special handmade jam using seasonal fruits harvested on that island.
The fresh fruit jam that has absorbed the sunlight, which is sold here, has a rich flavor and natural sweetness. There are always 20 to 30 kinds of seasonal jam marmalade in the storefront. Of course, jams that can be used for bread and yogurt are sure to make the morning dining table colorful and enjoyable! This is a recommended souvenir from Yamaguchi Prefecture!
Name: Setouchi Jam’s Garden
Address: Hikuma 331-8, Suooshima, Oshima District, Yamaguchi
Access: 23 minutes from Obatake Station
Map: map to Setouchi Jam’s Garden
Simple, warm and wonderful souvenirs from Yamaguchi Prefecture!
What did you think about it? In this article, we introduced 10 recommended souvenirs that you can refer to when you are troubled with choosing souvenirs when you go on a trip to Yamaguchi Prefecture. There are many souvenirs that are simple and warm in Yamaguchi prefecture, such as food and sweets filled with the blessings of the sea and the mountain, authentic Hagi Ware and hand-made Japanese paper. Please look for a nice souvenir while imagining the happy faces of your beloved one!