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Apr 1, 2019

Take these Setouchi souvenirs home

Tenugui towels

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MIMO5338These 100 per cent cotton towels were designed by local university students to showcase the sights and specialities of Onomichi, including cats, setoda lemon, the ferry and Onomichi ramen.

Onomichi Eemonya
4-2 Toyohimotomachi, Onomichi City, Hiroshima Pref. 722-0034
Tel: 0848-20-8081

Homeishu cakes

MIMO0699If you’re not able to bring home a bottle of the medicinal liquor, you can still enjoy its flavour through homeishu cakes, which retain the sweet and herbal taste.

Tomonoura Tourist Information Centre
416 Tomocho Tomo, Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Pref. 720-0201
Tel: 084-982-3200

Keima Kamaboko

MIMO1556_Keima-KamabokoEnjoy fresh and traditionally made fish cakes at this famous shop, which was established in 1913. The shop sells about 15 varieties of handmade fish and seafood cakes, and even fish sausages. It is popular among locals who order gift baskets to be mailed to family and friends in other parts of Japan. MIMO1570MIMO1567

Keima Kamaboko
1-9-3 Tuchido, Onomichi City, Hiroshima Pref. 722-0035
Tel: 0848-25-2490

 Dried sayori

MIMO0693 The sayori, or Japanese half beak, is another popular fish from Hiroshima. This dried version is fantastic as a snack with sake or beer, or you can lightly grill it before eating.MIMO0686

Tomonoura Tourist Information Centre
416 Tomocho Tomo, Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Pref. 720-0201
Tel: 084-982-3200

Lemon products

Whether you like it sweet, sour or even a tad spicy, there’s a lemon-based souvenir for you. The fruit is popular in Hiroshima Prefecture and is mainly harvested on Ikuchijima island. Take home a heart-shaped lemon tart, lemon cakes and lemon jam.

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Onomichi Eemonya
4-2 Toyohimotomachi, Onomichi City, Hiroshima Pref. 722-0034
Tel: 0848-20-8081

Gessou mochi

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This treat is available only at the Bunbuku shop, established in 1624, in Ozu old town. The arrowroot powder mochi has a red bean filling and is dusted with green bean powder.

Gessou Mochi Honpo
183 Ozu, Ozu City, Ehime Pref. 795-0012
Tel: 0893-24-2359

Besshi Ame

MIMO6501 Each piece of this traditional candy from Nihama city is wrapped in edible rice paper, and it comes in flavours such as mikan, matcha, strawberry, chocolate, peanut, coffee and plum. MIMO6511

Besshi Ame
Supermarket and souvenir shops in Ehime Pref.

Sake (Yamatan Masamune)

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Established in 1831, Yamatan Masamune is the only sake br ewery in Imabari. They use sake rice from Ehime Prefecture and 90 per cent of their ingredients are sourced from the area. Their sake has won multiple awards, including the silver medal at the International Wine Competition (IWC) in 2018.

Yagi-Shuzobu
3-3-8 Asahimachi, Imabari City, Ehime Pref. 794-0042
Tel: 0898-22-6700

Mikan daifuku

MIMO5316 This dessert is a whole mikan fruit covered in mochi skin. It’s frozen immediately after making to preserve the taste. Eat it chilled to ensure the skin stays intact.MIMO5351

Zyugomangoku
20-23 Dogo-Yunomachi, Matsuyama City, Ehime Pref. 790-0842
Tel: 089-946-1844

Tobeyaki Centre En-no-sato

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Pick up a beautifully made Tobeyaki at En-no-sato factory and learn what goes into the making of these porcelain pieces. You can also paint your own cup using the colours and brushes provided.

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Tobeyaki Centre En-no-sato
359 Senzoku, Tobecho, Iyo-gun, Ehime Pref. 791-2122
Tel: 089-962-2070