Best Souvenirs 'Omiyage' In Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture

Best guide for Kanazawa souvenirs, in Japanese 'omiyage'. There're many kinds of souvenirs such as gold leaf goods and traditional sweets in Kanazawa, because the area had encouraged the traditional crafts since the old times. Then, we selected top places for shopping from 'special places to travel in Japan' posted in City's Pride by travelers and the locals who have actually been there.

17 Best Souvenirs 'Omiyage' In Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture

1Ama-natto Kawamura

No.1 Souvenir 'Omiyage' Of Kanazawa! Specially Made Ama-natto: Sweetened Food

They pick the water for boil beans, and the sugar made from mushrooms or seaweeds. And more, they adjust the time for boil beans and the amount of sugar depending on its kinds, hardness and size. They explode the usual images, that is to say the ultimate Ama-natto!

2Sakakobo Taro

Yokan Like Chocolate! It Brought A Breath Of Fresh Air Into Kanazawa's Sweet Scene

This yokan, a traditional Japanese sweet, accepts the new stuff aggressively with a view to make traditional sweet familiar to younger generations. It looks and tastes like high quality chocolate. They have made efforts to realize the good texture and rich taste.


The Original Bean Snack Souvenir Made From Precious Ishikawa's Beans In Japanese & Western Tastes

As well as the bean snacks, these small boxes with seasonal illustrations are superb. Skilled workers of Kutani pottery draw them one by one using the method of 'Katagami suri' (rubbing colors over the patterns). There're so many kinds, such as standard tastes and limited ones that I wanted to buy all for 'omiyage'


Catching On With People All Over The World! An Experience Of Putting Gold Leaf In A Gold Town Kanazawa

Kanazawa accounts for 99% of all gold leaf production in Japan. In such a town, 'Gold Leaf Shop Sakuda' is reported in Michelin Guide, and many tourists from all over the world visit them! You can enjoy putting the gold leaf on chopsticks, plates and so on as a traditional industrial art.

5Kanazawa Jizake-gura

Local Sake Made By 5 Sake Breweries And Made From The Same Ingredients

Gozou is made from rice grown in Kanazawa and yeast made in Kanazawa. Used the same ingredients, they have totally different tastes because of the differences of water and prosses. You can enjoy tasting these five sake.

6Higashiyama Syuraku

For Sake-Loving People! A Specialized Shop For 120 Kinds Of Sake In Ishikawa

You can taste the locally made sake for 500-2500 yen. They also prepare the items to enjoy together with sake such as the local delicacies and glasses of traditional industrial arts. At the second floor, you can taste what you buy for souvenirs.

7Kanazawa Yu

Overseas Top Shops Are Fascinated! Scarfs Woven By The Stuffs Lightest In he World And Very Thin

Tennyo-no Hagoromo (robe of goddesses) is woven by very thin threads, one fifth or sixth the thickness of hair. The weight is as light as 10g per 1㎡ and it feels like a breath of air. These scarfs of Japanese proud quality have adopted by famous brands and for stage costumes.

8Makanai Cosme

Natural Japanese Cosmetics Born In Kanazawa, No.1 Producing Center Of Gold Foil In Japan

Women who work for gold foil factories under hard surroundings such as high temperature and drying used familiar materials and conceived these natural cosmetics after trial and error. These cute packages are also pleased for gifts as well as for yourself.

9Kanazawa Bikazari Asano

A Specialty Shop Of Pretty Works Of Young Traditional Industrial Artists In Hokuriku Region

Traditional art products seems to be too expensive to buy, but 'Kanazawa Bikazari Asano' has many items that are reasonable and good for daily use, such as accessories, table wares and interiors. Don't miss this shop when you visit Kanazawa!


Souvenir Shop For Originalities Made In Hokuriku Region

Not only souvenirs, but many attractive traditional industrial arts, general goods for life, processed foods, and so on. They actually visited three prefectures of Hokuriku region and selected strictly these products lined up on display, so this shop is just a treasure box of Hokuriku. You must want to buy everything.


Delicious Pickles Of Nonstandard Vegetables, That Was Born From The Spirit Of 'Don't Throw Them Away'

Made from nonstandard foodstuffs of Kanazawa and without any food additives such as preservatives or colorings. Their original tastes of the vegetables are healthy for human beings and gentle for the earth. Long preservation is ideal for your souvenirs, or 'omiyage', and what's more, the packages are lovely.

12Shiba Sushi

Kanazawa Local Food! Sasa-zushi With A Refreshing Smell Of Bamboo Leaf Whetting Your Appetite

They sell as many as 2 million pieces in a month. Superb sasa-zushi is made from specially selected foodstuffs by their own hands. Best seller 'Kanazawa Sasa-zushi' is sometimes sold out before noon, so it'll be good for you to make a reservation.


The Biggest Production In Japan! Gorgeous And Glittering Gold Leaf Cosmetics Of Kanazawa

Gold has said to generate the negative ions to invigorate human metabolism since the ancient times. These cosmetics are combined the rich amount of gold leaf, and make your skin smooth. Get a beautiful and glossy skin! Gold leaf items are representative souvenir 'omiyage' of Kanazawa.

14Ame no Tawaraya

Traditional Taste Of Kanazawa! A Candy Made From Only Rice & Barley Conceived As A Substitute For Mother's Milk

In Kanazawa, a town with over 180 years history, Tawara-ya is the oldest candy shop. They spend time and effort to make candies according to the method handed down to the family. Such a candy is not only a sweet but a superb nourishing food. It's good for men and women of all ages.


Only Available While Stocks Last! First-rate Mitsugashi Made By Craftsmanship And Just Harvested Vegetables Of Kanazawa

Without any preservatives, bleaching agents or food colorings. They draw clear water for only necessary amount from well every morning, and spend time and effort to make these Mitsugashi (sweetened food). The vegetable flavors are embraced as they are in sugar, I feel like to eat vegetables rather than sweets!


Velvety & Thick! Prime Sponge Cakes Made From The Nutritious Eggs Of Silky Fowls

These kasutera, sponge cakes, made from the eggs of silky fowls brought up with tender care, are smooth to feel nice in your mouth and not sweet too much, but have rich flavor of eggs. You can buy for your home of course, also it'll be pleased as souvenir 'omiyage'.

17Yaoyorozu Hompo

A Complex Store Of Ishikawa's Proud Delicacies & Lovely Goods

There're six shops for attractive goods of Noto Peninsula, such as Hyakuman-san (a character of Ishikawa Pref.) and Kutani ceramics. You can find many thing that are sold only here. If you travel Ishikawa, must visit!

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