【2020 Edition】5 Must-Buy Souvenirs in Hiroshima
From the city centre to its outskirts, Hiroshima is a popular tourist area in Japan dotted with internationally famous places and is a place where you can enjoy beautiful scenery such as one of Japan’s three famous scenic spots “Miyajima”, the elegant slopes of “Onomichi” town, and the “Shimanami Kaido” road in Setouchi, famous for cycling and international art festivals.
This article introduces specially selected souvenirs which are unique to Hiroshima.
We’ve gathered a wide range of items, from sweets enclosed in stylish and cute packaging, to souvenirs made using Hiroshima's famous lemons.
Don't miss out on these treats when you visit Hiroshima.
“USHIO CHOCOLATL” is a chocolate factory in Mukojima where you can purchase fine chocolates that come in a range of flavors, exquisitely presented in stylish hexagonal boxes. Each box sells for around 900 yen per piece and is recommended for those who are looking for a special souvenir.
You can also buy the chocolates in Hiroshima city as well as in the factory itself, so check out the website for more information.
Hassaku Jelly（Kameda Shop）
The surreal image above is the trademark “Hassaku Jelly”.
The jelly is made using generous amounts of “Hassaku” (Japanese orange-like citrus) from Hiroshima and is a local souvenir popular for everyone from children to the elderly.
The price is around 150 yen each and the jellies can be obtained at various places in Hiroshima, so be sure to keep an eye out for them when you visit the area.
Mogure! Bokurano Sensuikan Cake（Clayton Bay Hotel）
Mogure! Bokurano Sensuikan cake (in English: “Dive! Our Submarine Cake”) is sold at the Clayton Bay Hotel in Hiroshima’s famous war port, Kure.
It’s a lemon cake that comes complete with cute packaging and a submarine motif, and is a souvenir that would appeal to small children. This delicious cake comes in boxes of 8, and costs 1200 yen per box.
Mogure! Bokurano Sensuikan Cake
“Awasetsuka (Light Snow Flower)" is beautiful confectionery that looks like fluffy white snow and is made by Fujiiya, a well-established store in Hiroshima famous for its “Momiji Manjū”. Whilst it looks like a macaroon, its appearance also suggests a combination of Japanese and Western confectionery. It is sold at Hiroshima Station at around 800 yen for 4 pieces.
Limone is a small shop located on the island of "Omishima", close to Hiroshima in the Setouchi area, where you can find Limoncello, a liqueur that uses lemons from the island. It’s an excellent liqueur that can also be used as a syrup, and can be purchased for around 2000 yen per bottle.
When visiting Omishima make sure to stop by Limone.