Jun 26, 2017
Before you leave Hamamatsu, get your hands on some of these treasures.
On 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
The 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.
Apart 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.
Souvenir shops/ service areas on highway
As a souvenir of your time exploring the rocky interiors of Ryugashido Cavern, take home some of these delicious chocolates, shaped to look like stones.
While 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).
With 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.
Souvenir shops/service areas on highway