Aomori Prefecture/ Kininaru Ringo (Ragueneau)
This is an apple pie where a whole “Fuji” apple grown in Aomori is pickled in syrup and then wrapped in pie crust and baked as pie. You can enjoy the crunchy texture.
AOMORI SHUNMI-KAN in Shin-Aomori Station Building
Address: 140-2 Takama, Ishie, Aomori City, Aomori Prefecture
Iwate Prefecture / Hiraizumi Ogon Baum (Brugge)
This is baumkuchen produced in association with Hiraizumi in Iwate Prefecture where a culture of gold flourished in old times. Its coating shining in gold is so impressive.
Sankozo Shop, Chuson-ji Temple
Address: 202 Hiraizumi-koromonoseki, Hiraizumi-cho, Nishiiwai-gun, Iwate Prefecture
Akita Prefecture/ Sakura Jelly (Kashiho Eitaro)
This is an elegant pink jelly with a cherry blossom in it. Sold during a limited period of time from around December to May.
Eitaro, Akita Station Topico Shop
Address: Station Building Topico, 7-1-2 Nakadori, Akita City, Akita Prefecture
Miyagi Prefecture/ Zunda Shake (Zunda Saryo)
“Zunda”, sweet bean paste made from mashed edamame beans, is a traditional food of Miyagi Prefecture. This vanilla-flavored milk shake has Zunda blended in.
Zunda Saryo, Sendai Station Zunda Komichi Shop
Address: Sendai Station 3F “Zunda Komichi” , 1-1-1 Chuo, Aoba-ku, Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture
Yamagata Prefecture/ Petitjelly Cherry (Saegusa Factory)
This is a sweet where a whole cherry grown in Yamagata Prefecture is cooked in syrup and then coated in jelly. It is recommended to eat it half frozen.
Onuma Department Store, Yamagata Main Shop
Address: 1-2-30 Nanoka-machi, Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture
Fukushima Prefecture/ Kagunokinomi (Honke Nagatoya)
This is a bite-size sweet where a whole local Manchurian walnut is wrapped in bean paste and brown cane sugar is sprinkled on the outside. The body of slightly bitter walnut and elegant sweetness of the bean paste and brown cane sugar match in perfect harmony.
Honke Nagatoya Main Shop
Address: 2-10 Kawara-machi, Aizu-Wakamatsu-City, Fukushima Prefecture
All of them are made with creative ideas in terms of taste and design. Some of them are available at stores other than the ones listed here such as local department stores and shops selling local specialties in Tokyo. But why don’t you travel to Tohoku region and taste these sweets in their local areas?