3 Sweet Souvenirs from Hokkaido

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  • After all the touring, eating and outdoor activities in Hokkaido, you’ll definitely need some souvenirs to purchase before heading home. There are so many essential sites and happenings such as the snow festival which makes it a perfect place for tourists to travel to. It is also a great opportunity for souvenir shops to sell various kinds of mementos unique to the place. Here are some of the must-have delicious souvenirs in the area.


    Wakasaimo is one of Hokkaido’s popular souvenirs. It looks like a potato but it is actually made up of bean paste although the texture may be similar to that of a potato. Wakasaimo is Lake Toya’s specialty. Lake Toya is in southwestern Hokkaido. You can purchase them at a price of 1,296 yen for 12 pieces. They can last for 10 days as long as you avoid keeping them from direct sunlight, high temperatures and high humidity. In other words, you need to keep them in a cool place.

    Cheese Omelette

    Cheese omelet is an airy, creamy melt-in-your-mouth piece of happiness sold by Pastry Snaffles. In spite of its somewhat deceiving name, this is actually a soufflé type of cheesecake with a light texture. You can purchase the products at some stores in Hakodate, mainly at airports and stations around the area. Some of these places even have cafes for you to dine in and enjoy the confections you bought in the store.

    Sapporo Times Square

    Sapporo Times Square is a soft sponge cake made with custard and red beans. You can buy some at Sapporo Ekimae, Odori, and Susukino. There are also other varieties of this cake, but all use the main ingredient which is the custard cream.

    No need to worry on your next travel to Hokkaido if you remember to purchase these appetizing souvenirs. A travel can be best remembered with special delicacies shared with family and friends!

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