Jun 26, 2017

Memories of Hamamatsu

Before you leave Hamamatsu, get your hands on some of these treasures.

Mikkabi Beef Stew/Curry

14web_DSC_4037On days where you don’t feel like cooking, these pre-packaged beef stew and curry are easy enough to heat up over a stove and is best enjoyed with a bowl of fluffy white rice.

Mikkabi beef stew/curry

Major supermarkets/ souvenir shops

Wagashi from Ganyuudou

14web_DSC_7200The wagashi are highly sought after because every piece of the confectionery here is made by hand, creating an exquisite, chewy texture. They are particularly famed for their yokan, a thick, jellied dessert made of red bean paste, agar, and sugar. 




136 Sodeshigamori, Kodachi-cho, Higashi-ku, Hamamatsu city
Shizuoka 430-0801
Tel: 053-545-3232

Unagi Pie

14web_DSC_9451Apart from the popular Nicoe Long Roll Cake, another must-buy is the unagi pie from Shunkado Confectionery. This is a sweet-salty biscuit made with powdered unagi, wheat, sugar, butter, and vegetable oil. 



Unagi Pie

Souvenir shops/ service areas on highway

Chocolate Stones
from Ryugashido

14web_DSC_0473As a souvenir of your time exploring the rocky interiors of Ryugashido Cavern, take home some of these delicious chocolates, shaped to look like stones. 




Ryugashido Cavern

193 Tabata, Inasa-cho, Kita-ku
Hamamatsu city, Shizuoka 431-2221
Tel: 053-543-0108

Sake from
Hananomai Brewing

14web_DSC_6753While there are many amazing sake labels to choose from, a perennial favourite is the simply named Tsuu. Best enjoyed warm, this slightly dry sake has a refreshing yet mellow quality. If you like umeshu, the brewery (P.20) also produces a top-notch plum liqueur using junmai sake (instead of shochu). 


Hananomai Brewing

632 Miyaguchi Hamakita-ku
Hamamatsu city
Shizuoka 434-0004
Tel: 053-582-2121

Unagiimo Snacks

14web_DSC_1718With such a cute mascot, you’ll want to snatch up boxes of these assorted sweet potato snacks. Plus, these cookies are so yummy you won’t be able to stop at just one. 

Unagiimo snacks

Souvenir shops/service areas on highway