There are many incredible things about visiting Japan, but the glorious food and snacks have to be the most significant Japanese benefits. Did you know that Japanese cuisine is one of three cuisines recognized by the United Nations for its cultural importance?
If you don’t spend your time in Japan exploring the delicious local food, you’re not doing it correctly. Japan has a rich history, unique architecture, and majestic culture, but eating random Japanese snacks is one of the countries’ best delights.
I am covering the most delicious snacks that Japan offers in this article. There are many random snacks that you’ll love, but here are some of the most recognized!
Kit Kats are readily available in almost every Japanese shop in the country. Visitors love the eclectic mixture of Kit Kats, including apple, banana, hot Japanese chili, and cherry. The list is extensive and often quite eccentric. Make sure when you visit Japan, you try as many Kit Kats as possible. How many do you think you can eat?
The Tokyo Banana
Did you know that the manufacturer only sells Tokyo Banana in Japan? That’s why you must try it. Incredibly, there are over 4 billion Tokyo Banana sales yearly. So with that much popularity, you should check out why they are such popular Japanese snacks.
Modern Senbei flavors range from Kimchi, Wasabi, chocolate, and curry. Senbei is a traditional Japanese snack and originally came to the country during the Tang Dynasty, with the first usage in 737 AD. Why not indulge in one of Japan’s oldest yet most tasty snacks?
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The candy grew to Japanese pop culture status because of the exquisite bottle design, which looks like an Aliens head. If you head to any Japanese summer festivals, you’ll see thousands of people drinking ramune candy, and the cultural significance of the candy has never ceased. Ramune candy comes in many shapes, types, and flavors, but if you like sweet snacks – you can’t miss it.
Initially sold in 1909, Taiyaki is a prime example of traditional Japanese snacks. The best place to find these snacks is on markets or street vendors, and they are popular snacks at Japanese weddings such as weddings.
The term Dagashi came after the Second World War and became very trendy with young children. However, they have become less popular over time, but you can still find them in cultural expos and convenience stores. Dagashi rarely costs more than 10-200 yuan, so they are an excellent bargain for your sweet-tooth.
Kinoko no Yama
You’ll find the manufacturers made these bite-size mushrooms with a crunchy cracker, and the mushroom heads have two layers of chocolate, the milk chocolate layer underneath and the dark chocolate layer on top. Either way, if you love your chocolate biscuits, you have to try these cute delights.
People love the rich strawberry cream taste – which is made from real strawberries – that covers the sticks. You’ll find every stick has luxury cocoa, leading to a Moorish/bitter taste to every stick. It is no wonder they are popular Japanese snacks; they are delicious.
As you can see, Japan has unlimited delicious snacks. I only mentioned a few of them, but there are hundreds of unique snacks. With that said, if you want to explore the sheer incredible range of Japanese snacks, you should visit Japan. The snacks will leave a mark on your appetite.