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Spring Exclusive! Start enjoying spring early: 6 must-buy selected cherry blossom souvenirs in Tokyo!

Spring Exclusive! Start enjoying spring early: 6 must-buy selected cherry blossom souvenirs in Tokyo!

Date published: 13 March 2019
Last updated: 14 March 2019

Spring is about the cherry blossoms (called “Sakura” in Japanese). When the cherry blossoms are in full bloom, every place gets crowded with people doing Hanami (cherry blossom viewing), one of the favorite Japanese spring activities. This involves enjoying a picnic under the cherry trees with snacks and drinks.

I’d like to introduce to you 6 Japanese souvenirs themed about cherry blossoms.

1. Kamakura Sakura Cherry Blossom Tea ‘Hangetsu’

1. Kamakura Sakura Cherry Blossom Tea ‘Hangetsu’

The famous Kamakura sweets shop in Japan, “Kamakura Hangetsu” with its adorable moon rabbit sign has launched “Kamakura Sakura Cherry Blossoms Tea Hangetsu” as a spring limited product.

Sakura tea is a fragrant tea with floating cherry blossoms pickled in plum vinegar. The sweet is filled with Sakura tea cream sandwiched between two half-moon shaped cookies. You could have a luxury tea time as if you are enjoying cherry blossom viewing and moon viewing cherry blossom viewing and moon viewing at once.

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Product name: Kamakura Sakura Cherry Blossom Tea Hangetsu
Price: 1,080 yen with tax per box (10 pieces)
Sales period: Feb. 10, 2019 until the beginning of April
Official shops: All branches of “Kamakura Goro” (Kamakura Goro Komachi Street store, Daimaru Tokyo store, Mitsukoshi Ginza store, Seibu Ikebukuro store, Sogo Yokohama store, and Plaza Lazona Kawasaki store) and Official Site: http://www.paqtomog.com/
*The application period on the website starts from Feb. 14 (Thu.)

2. ”Sakura Green & Rooibos Tea” with a cute Sakura printed can

2. ”Sakura Green & Rooibos Tea” with a cute Sakura printed can

A popular cafe in Japan, “Afternoon Tea TEAROOM” has also launched some new products for spring. "Sakura Green & Rooibos Tea" has a fresh flavor based on green tea from Kagoshima Prefecture mixed with green rooibos tea. The tea is further scented with framboise and cherry blossom flavors. Besides that, you can use the cherry blossom drawing as a tea bag display box, an accessory box, etc.

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Product name: Sakura Green & Rooibos Tea
Price: 1,080 yen with tax
Sales period: From Feb. 15 (Fri.), 2019 *Limited quantity
Official shops: Afternoon Tea TEAROOM, Afternoon Tea BAKERY, Afternoon Tea LOVE&TABLE, Afternoon Tea TEASTAND (Except for some shops)

3. Enjoy the Sakura color with “Flower Cookies & Sakura milk flavor paste”

3. Enjoy the Sakura color with “Flower Cookies & Sakura milk flavor paste”

There is one more product I’d recommend to you from Afternoon Tea TEAROOM and that is “Flower Cookies & Sakura milk flavor paste”

This product is a set of five cookies, Sakura milk flavor paste in a bottle of 150g and an original spoon. There are many different ways to enjoy this product. As an example, you can eat the "flower cookies" by putting the Sakura milk flavor paste in the middle of cookies or spread on a slice of toast.

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Product name: Flower Cookies & Sakura Milk flavor paste
Price: 1,600 yen with tax
Sales period: From Feb. 15 (Fri.), 2019 *Limited quantity
Official shops: Afternoon Tea TEAROOM, Afternoon Tea BAKERY, Afternoon Tea LOVE&TABLE, Afternoon Tea TEASTAND (Except for some shops)

4. "Sakura x Matcha Green Tea powder" Daruma's Kokon series from “AKOMEYA TOKYO”

4. "Sakura x Matcha Green Tea powder" Daruma's Kokon series from “AKOMEYA TOKYO”

In "AKOMEYA TOKYO", which has stores in Ginza and Nihonbashi, they have a theme for Spring 2019 which is "Sakura Color in Full Bloom - Enjoy the Sakura at Home and Outside." You can purchase various Sakura items such as mugs, handkerchief and so forth.

“AKOMEYA TOKYO” and the venerable Japanese sweet shop “Hachi-no-ya” from Jiyugaoka have collaborated to create a spring edition sable cookie using a crispy Monaka shell. They have a shape of a Daruma doll (traditional Japanese wishing doll), to bring you good fortune.


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Product name: Sakura Cherry Blossom x Matcha Green Tea Powder
Price: 1,296 yen with tax per box (8 pieces)
Sales period: Feb. 15 (Fri.) until Mar. 31 (Sun.)
Official shops: AKOMEYA TOKYO (Ginza store, NEWoMan Shinjuku store, Nihonbashi Takashimaya S.C., etc.)

5. Sakura Tea series from “AKOMEYA TOYKO”

5. Sakura Tea series from “AKOMEYA TOYKO”

"AKOMEYA TOKYO" has also launched 5 flavors of drinks from Matcha green tea-based Sakura tea to the pickled dried cherry blossoms using cherry blossom as a motif. Whichever you choose, you will be satisfied if you like cherry blossoms. The prices are reasonable with the lowest one being 432 yen with tax in the series. It's recommended to buy various teas for a souvenir.

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Product name and Price: "Cherry blossom Kudzu powder Tea, 80g" ¥540 (from left on the picture), "Cherry blossom Tea" ¥432, "Aji no Kaomise Pickled Dried Sakura Cherry Blossoms" ¥486, "Yukatei Cherry Blossom Green Tea Powder" ¥810, "Yukatei Sakura Cherry Blossom Green Tea" ¥540.
(All of them are tax included.)
Sales period: Feb. 15 (Fri.) until Mar. 31 (sun.)
Official shops: AKOMEYA TOKYO (Ginza store, NEWoMan Shinjuku store, Nihonbashi Takashimaya S.C., etc.)

6. Sakura themed cake with gold foil, "Sakura Cake Golden Baked Goods"

6. Sakura themed cake with gold foil, "Sakura Cake Golden Baked Goods"

"Sakura cake golden baked confectionary”, from Hakuza, develops, manufactures and sells products that make use of gold and silver foils. This "Golden Baked Goods" series of Hakuza you can only purchase during spring.

It's a masterpiece cake of Hakuza that is baked cherry blossoms and pickled cherry blossom leaves in dough. The gorgeous Sakura color and the Sakura flavor make you feel the coming of spring.

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Product name: Sakura Cherry Blossom Cake “Golden Baked Goods”
Price: 1,728 yen with tax
Sales period: From Feb. 5 (Tue.) *Limited quantity
Official shops: Hakuza Nihonbashi store, Hakuza main store, Hakuza Hikarikura store, Hakuza Official Site: https://www.hakuza.com/

Written by: Jisikyu Naho

*This information is from the time of this article's publication.
*Prices and options mentioned are subject to change.
*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.

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