Sakura - One of the pinnacles of Japanese culture

Revisiting the Meaning of Tea in Modern Times in a City of Traditions

Whether the weather is cool or warm, having a cup of green tea is a favorite pastime of the Japanese. Like sitting under a tree to appreciate cherry blossoms in spring, having green tea with friends is a great reason one can find to chat with one another.

Kyoto Gyoroku Goencha is hoping that people will enjoy tea more through their products. Their product is unique in that it's not just a bag of tea with a brand. It's tea that is personal to the person who receives it because it comes with a message from the person who sent it. Even in sending and receiving the tea there is a warm sense of communication between two people who may be far apart. That warmth continues when the person brews the tea for someone as they can both enjoy it together.

Every Taste and Story, All in One Box

Open the box and discover what you'll find!
A selection of quality products and the stories of where they came from, carefully chosen and curated for you!

By Tsukimido

Sakura Kudzu Mochi

This is a confectionery made with cherry blossom leaf paste. It has a jelly-like texture with elasticity, resembling both jelly and mochi. 'Kudzu mochi' is a plant-based food made from the starch of kudzu roots.


Manufactured on the same line as products containing: milk, wheat, peanuts
Labels: Low sodium, No fat

By Sakura Seika

Sakura Arare

These snacks ("arare", pronounced ah-raw-ray) are shaped like cherry blossom petals. The red senbei, colored like cherry blossoms, contains minced shrimp. You can enjoy the crispy texture combined with the subtle aroma of white soy sauce. Placing these on a plate will bring the spirit of spring to your table in no time.


Allergens: shrimp, wheat, soy
Made in a factory that uses: eggs, milk, sesame, squid
Labels: Low sodium, Low fat

By Toraya-Yoshisuye


Fu-yaki, a type of wheat gluten confection, is made by baking mochi rice and decorating it with sugar patterns. This month, we are featuring cherry blossom petals and spring breeze designs on the product.


Allergens: eggs

By Seika Foods

Hyoroku Mochi

This is a type of rice cake that includes roasted soybean flour, matcha, seaweed, and sweet white bean paste. Legend has it there once was a brave young man named Hyoroku. He single-handedly went to defeat a mischievous wild fox causing villagers trouble. This snack is based on this legend.


Allergens: soy
Manufactured on the same line as products containing: milk
Labels: Vegan, Low sodium, No fat

By Aoki-Koetsudo (Since 1892)

Ringo Yokan

Yokan is a wagashi (Japanese snack) made of red bean paste, agar, and sugar. It is often enjoyed alongside tea. While yokan typically comes in flavors like red bean or chestnut, apple-flavored yokan is quite rare. The moment you open it, you can immediately smell its fruitiness.


Allergens: apples
Labels: Vegan

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Okara & Rice Sablé

Okara is the leftover part after squeezing soy milk from soybeans during tofu production. It's rich in soy, as well as protein and dietary fiber, making it a nutritious and healthy food. Additionally, this sablé uses rice flour instead of wheat flour, making it naturally gluten free.


Allergens: soy
May contain: wheat, eggs, milk
Labels: Mottainai product, Additive free, Gluten free, Vegetarian

By Minami Shinshu Kashikobo

Anno Dried Sweet Potato Sticks

This is made from Kyushu-grown sweet potatoes, softly shaped into a stick form. It is free of additives such as fragrances and coloring agents, making it safe for even small children to eat. 'Anno-imo' is said to be sweeter than other sweet potatoes.


Labels: Vegan, No artificial coloring, Fragrance free, Low sodium, Low fat


Suzu Ramune Candy

"Suzu" means "bell" in Japanese. It is not only used as a musical instrument but also in shrines when communicating with gods. The four-colored ramune candies shaped like bells are very cute and are sure to bring happiness. And the potatoes and corn starch are GMO free!


Labels: Vegetarian, Low fat

By Hitokuchido Seika Hompo

Chestnut Anmitsu Jelly

Hitokuchido is an established confectionery shop in Osaka, founded in 1897. The small red beans and chestnuts reflecting within the translucent jelly give the appearance of amber.


Allergens: tree nuts
Labels: Vegan


Kotoka Strawberry Soft Candy

Unlike regular hard candy, when you put this in your mouth, the outer hard part melts away so you can enjoy a crunchy texture. It uses a unique strawberry from Nara Prefecture called "Kotoka." It is characterized by its strong sweetness.


Made in a factory that uses: wheat, eggs, milk, oranges, soy, bananas, peaches, apples
Labels: Vegetarian, No fat, No sodium

By Minami Shinshu Kashikobo

Sweet & Sour Plum

The plum blossom, along with the cherry blossom, represents spring in Japan, blooming with delicate pink flowers. This is made from Japanese plum fruits, dried into bite-sized dried fruits, with a subtle sweetness and a hint of a tart flavor.


Labels: Vegetarian, No artificial coloring, Fragrance free, No sodium, No fat

By Kobe Nuts Yui

Kaki no Tane (Plum & Wasabi flavors)

"Kaki no Tane" is the most popular snack in Japan to have while drinking alcohol. This time we have procured plum and wasabi flavors, which are rare. The plum flavor has some acidity, so one bite will increase your thirst and make you want to drink more alcohol! The wasabi flavor may even give you a sensation similar to eating sushi!


Allergens: wheat, milk, soy
Made in a factory that uses: wheat, milk, peanuts, walnuts, almonds
Labels: Low fat

By Kyoto Rikyuen since 1626

Uji Matcha & Black Roasted Green Tea Chocolate Crunch

Kyoto Rikyu-en is a brand of matcha with a history dating back nearly 400 years. The name "Rikyu-en" is inspired by Sen no Rikyu, who is credited with laying the foundation for the Japanese tea ceremony. The matcha chocolate crunch contains carefully selected Uji matcha.


Allergens: milk, soy
Labels: Vegetarian, Low sodium

By Toraya-Yoshisuye

Tarugata Senbei

The design of Tarugata Senbei features branding from a Japanese sake brand produced in Kobe. Fu-yaki, a type of wheat gluten confection, is made by baking mochi rice and decorating it with sugar patterns. The red plum blossoms evoke the arrival of spring.


Allergens: eggs, wheat, honey
Labels: Vegetarian, Low sodium

By Hayashi-Kyuemon Shoten (Since 1885)

Kinfuri - Katsuo Furikake (rice seasoning)

This is furikake made using dried bonito flakes. It can be sprinkled on not only rice but also salads, pasta, pizza, and more. Just a small amount can instantly give your dish a Japanese twist. Hayashi-Kyuemon Shoten has been handcrafting bonito flake products for over 130 years.


Allergens: wheat, soy, sesame
Labels: Addtive free, No artificial coloring, Fragrance free

By Kyoto Goencha

Roasted Green Tea

Kyoto Goencha offers a wide range of tea products with commemorative packaging suitable for your Japan trip, boasting over 1000 items. Fitting of the festive cherry blossom season, the package is adorned with the words, "Thank you for everything."


Labels: Vegan, Additive free