If you want to experience Japan fully, you should add Shizuoka into your itinerary! It is only an hour away by the bullet train. Besides bustling metropolitan cities of Osaka, Tokyo and Kyoto, experience a different side of Japan in the quiet countryside at Shizuoka. It is the home of Mount Fuji and many hot springs, coastlines, and scenic mountain views. It is also known for being one of the top producers for Japanese Green Tea (Matcha) and Wasabi! Read more on why you should visit Shizuoka here.
If you are not travelling any time soon, fret not, you can actually taste Shizuoka's specialty snacks from shops at Rakuten! Try the super popular sweet potato snacks, honey castella cakes (sponge cakes) or the famous Wakomi Tea. Check out more of our recommendations on what snacks to try below! You can get up to S$30 off now with BargainQueen's exclusive coupon code!
In addition, if you place at least 2 orders from Shizuoka shops at Rakuten, you get to enter a contest to win two pairs of scenic vacation retreat worth $6000 to Shizuoka, Japan! More details below. Contest will end on 20 January 2016, so place your orders now!
Shizuoka is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūbu region. Located in nearly the center of the Japanese archipelago and blessed with a pleasant climate, Shizuoka has been inhabited since ancient times. It is famously known as the home of Mt. Fuji, Japan’s most famous mountain.
Shizuoka has something for everyone – an exotic blend of Japanese culture, history and contemporary life that will stimulate your curiosity and capture your imagination.
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BEST SELLERS FROM SHIZUOKA
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These dried sweet potato are produced in the Ibaraki prefecture. Highly popular in Japan, people had to queue up to 3 hours at the department stores for them. Seasonal product – Get it before it goes out of stock!
Bunmeido has been making castella cakes since 1900. Castella cake is a popular Japanese sponge cake made of sugar, flour, eggs, and starch syrup. Made using the finest and best quality ingredients, this simple desert is timeless and well-loved by everyone. There’s even a Bunmeido café in Ginza, Tokyo where people make a beeline to savour these sponge cakes.
Shizuoka is famous for green tea. If you’re looking for aromatic, quality green tea, try Wakomi. They curate the best quality tea products from Shizuoka.
The Yohkan is a Japanese traditional sweet – thick, jellied dessert made of red bean paste, agar, and sugar. Best matched with tea or as a dessert topping. Available in original, Yuzu, Maccha Green Tea, Bitter Orange.
The area Hamamatsu-shi, located in Western Shizuoka is ideal for the cultivation of mandarin oranges thanks to its mild climate and well-drained soil. More affectionately known as “Mikkabi Mikan”, this household name of orange juice is especially popular in Japan with its delicately sweet and sour taste that lingers on.
Delicious French inspired Japanese pastries
Many other Shizuoka specialty snacks/food:
We’re giving away two pairs of scenic vacation retreat worth $6000 to Shizuoka, Japan!
Experience a different Japan in 2016. We’re taking you to Izu Peninsula, Shizuoka Prefecture for a special getaway from the hustle and bustle of citylife! Izu is located South of Mount Fuji, just 100km away from Tokyo.
Expect dramatic coastlines of the Pacific ocean, picturesque onsens and panoramic views of Mount Fuji. Don’t forget to savour local Shizuoka delights like green tea and wasabi (Game to try Wasabi ice-cream?).
How to join
Step 1: From 21 November 2015 0000hr to 20 January 2016 2359hr, make at least two orders from at least two different Shizuoka shops found here
Step 2: Input your Order ID and personal particulars here
Step 3: Winner will be announced on Rakuten Singapore’s Facebook page on 25 January 2016 and will be contacted via phone or email by Rakuten
Good luck to our BQ readers!
About Rakuten Singapore
Officially launched in Singapore in January 2014, the Rakuten Singapore Marketplace currently carries over 270,000 goods from close to 500 merchants with a diverse mix of product categories, including fashion apparel and accessories, health and beauty products, consumer electronics, toys and games, food and beverages and home furniture.
Rakuten’s global tagline is “Shopping is Entertainment”. Its idea of service is to provide shopping as a form of entertainment in people’s lives. It does that in several ways – by ensuring that the shopping site has many merchants providing an exciting range of quality products; through its reward programme, Rakuten Super Point, which allows customers to shop more, for less (100 Super Points are worth S$1, which can be spent on products across the website during the next purchase. Members are able to earn 5x Rakuten Super Points (That’s equal to 5% rebate in points!) on everything, every day!
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