Kat's Omiyage List

Almost anything can be considered an "omiyage" (souvenir/gift), here's just a little of my favorites...

Hokkaido
Konbu products
Seafood products
Potato products (jagapokkuru)
Dairy products (cheese, butter, ice cream)

Aomori
Apples

Ishikawa
Nakaura-ya (Wajima)

Yamanashi
Scallops Koshu-ni

Shizuoka
Fish Cheese
Green Tea

Kanazawa
Ukeian (silkie bantam egg sweets)

Nagoya
Bankaku Ebisen
Furaibo
Hatcho Miso (red soy bean paste)
Nishio Matcha

Kyoto
shibazuke (tsukemono with shiso (perilla)) from Doi Shibazuke tsukemono : in some department stores around Japan : info in Japanese
chirimen tsukudani from Shinonome
tsukemono (pickled veggies) from Uchida Tsukemono tsukemono (shop in Nishiki-market): info in Japanese
Uji matcha
Miyazu sardines
Tokkuri Ika

Umeda & Osaka
anpan (buns with sweet beans) from Kokoroniamaianpanya --I often bring these to my MIL.
Sammy Pooh!

Ikeda, Osaka
Ferdinand
nama choco daifuku from Korakudo --It's seasonal, usually around winter-time.

Minoo (Osaka)
Abientot
Doughnuts from Donuts Dept
Wagashi from Kamuro --Another item for MIL.
Craft beers Minoh Beer : Minoh beer can also be found in some bars and restaurants around Japan
Yuzu Marmalade from Todoromi marmalade I've given these away and they've loved it!
Madame Brulee by Madame Shinco
Epinard's Truffle au Chocolat

Hyogo
Bigot (info in Japanese)

Kobe
Tommy's An Bread
Ca Marche's patchwork bread
Le Dimanche pastries
La Pierre Blanche sweets

Awaji Island
onion, octopus
Nagatechoeido

Kyushu
Fukuoka: Yame-cha
Miyazaki:
Oita: Kotokotoya, Kitsuki Tea
Saga: Ureshino teas, Karatsu sweets
Kumamoto:
Kagoshima:
Nagasaki: Ikkoko & Kakuni-manju, Kanzarashi, Castella & Chinese sweets, Mikanzuke, Garlic Sardines

Shikoku
Kochi: yuzu, red bell peppers
Tokushima: sanuki udon
Matsuyama:
Ehime: citrus

Okinawa
Chinsuko
Awamori
Taco rice kits
Shima ra-yu (chili oil)-Ishigaki Island
Ko-re-gu-su (chili pepper steeped in awamori)

in most Department stores in Japan : some info in Japanese only (sorry!)
wagashi (japanese confection) from Chikujian
char siu bao (buns filled with sweet char siu)
from Heichinrou
European style sweets from Henri Charpentier
Teas from (especially 728143) Lupicia teas
Fusion style sweets from Malebranche
Arare (rice crackers) from Ogurasanso
MUJI teas, pens, curries, etc.

From Hawaii/US:
culinary lavender from Ali'i Kula Lavender
dark chocolate dipped shortbread from Big Island Candies
assorted soaps from Bubble Shack Soaps (I usually buy these from Target)
assorted soaps from Filthy Farmgirl Soaps
Mango Maui tea from Hawaiian Islands Tea (Can be purchased at most supermarkets in Hawaii)
assorted shortbreads from Honolulu Cookie Company (not as good as Big Island Candies but available on Oahu)
teriyaki marlin jerky from Marlin Fish Jerky (can be found in most supermarkets & Costco)
anything whole bean from Peet's Coffee (I usually buy them from Safeway)