Popular recommended best souvenirs to buy in Himeji

Himeji City is located in the southwestern part of Hyogo Prefecture.

Himeji is famous for Himeji Castle, a World Heritage Site, which attracts many tourists not only from Japan but also from overseas.

There are also many sights around Himeji Castle, such as Kokoen, Himeji Municipal Zoo, and Himeji Municipal Art Museum, so it is recommended to spend a whole day to have a good look around.

If you are staying in Himeji for sightseeing or business trip, you may be wondering what kind of souvenirs you can buy.

On this page, we will introduce recommended souvenirs available in Himeji by the following categories: “Souvenirs Available at Train Stations,” “Famous Japanese Sweets,” “Stylish Sweet Souvenirs,” and “Non-Sweet!


Five classic souvenirs available at Himeji Station

At Himeji Station, you can buy souvenirs at the Souvenir Hall of Piore Himeji and Entre Marche Himeji.

Here are some of the popular souvenirs available at Himeji Station.

Tamatsubaki at Iseya Honten

Tamatsubaki at Iseya Honten

Tamatsubaki” is a confectionery sold by Iseya Honten, which has been in business for 300 years since the Genroku era (1688-1704).

The pretty pink gyuhi (rice cake flour kneaded with sugar and syrup) is filled with thick yellowish-red bean paste and has a refined taste.

It was once the official confection of the Himeji clan, and in the Showa period (1926-1989) the emperor and empress bought it, so you can feel the weight of history.

The best before date is 8 days.

It can be purchased at Iseya’s direct stores, stores that carry the confectionery, or at “Harimarushie,” a website that introduces local specialties of Himeji and the Harima region.

Iseya’s salt-flavored buns are also popular, so be sure to try them!

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