Source: PR Times

A Guide to 15 of Japan’s Unique Kit Kat Flavours

Japanese Style Flavour Kit Kats

Aside from the usual milk and dark chocolate that you can pick up in most countries, even in Japanese supermarkets you can pick up interesting and unique Kit Kat flavours, often inspired by traditional Japanese ingredients.

Green Tea (Matcha)

Source: PR Times

Possibly one of the most popular Japanese souvenirs is this bright green and slightly bitter treat.

Cherry Blossom (Sakura)

Only found during spring, this Kit Kat celebrates Japan’s favourite season. They come back every year in a slightly different incarnation. Let's see what they come up with next year!

Sakura Matcha

Source: PR Times

Combine the above flavours and surely you’ve got the most Japanese Kit Kat souvenir possible. This elusive snack can only be found in select Japanese airports.


Source: PR Times

A chocolate bar that tastes like Japan’s most famous alcohol for daring Kit Kat lovers.

Hokkaido Melon with Mascarpone Cheese

A creamy and sweet variation which takes cues from the specialties of Japan’s northernmost prefecture, this one can also only be found in select airports.

Regional Specialty Kit Kats

Japan has a particularly strong souvenir culture when it comes to food. Souvenirs known as ‘omiyage’ are sold everywhere, boxes of delicious treats that you can only buy in that area. If you go on a trip and don’t bring back omiyage for your friends, family and co-workers… well… you may be persona non grata for a while.

Most of these Kit Kats can only be picked up in certain areas of Japan and are sure to thrill your friends (if you haven’t finished off the box before you get back).

Mini Strawberry Cheesecake (Mt Fuji)

This can be found in souvenir shops all over Japan and is notable for its omiyage-friendly Mt. Fuji shaped box.

Tokyo Banana (Tokyo)

Tokyo’s most in-demand omiyage is Tokyo Banana, sweets flavoured and shaped like its eponymous fruit. This chocolate bar brings together two great Japanese souvenirs.

Honten Wasabi (Shizuoka and Kanto)

Japan doesn’t shy away from mixing sweet with savoury, and even sweet with something as eye-wateringly spicy as wasabi. For daredevils only.

Amaou Strawberry (Kyushu)

The polar opposite of wasabi chocolate, Kit Kats flavoured like the juicy and sweet Amaou strawberries.

Purple Sweet Potato (Okinawa)

Okinawa’s specialty purple sweet potato can be found in all kind of souvenirs on the island paradise, but Kit Kats are a surefire crowd pleaser.

Adzuki Red Bean Sandwich (Tokai – Hokuriku)

Sweet red beans called adzuki are found in traditional Japanese desserts.

Momiji Manju (Hiromshima)

Hiroshima's most iconic souvenir, a traditional Japanese sweet shaped like a maple leaf can be bought in Kit Kat form in the region's souvenir shops.

Itohkyuemon Uji Matcha (Kyoto)

Source: PR Times

Matcha Kit Kats can be bought anywhere in Japan, but these special Kit Kats are created through a collaboration with Itohkyuemon, the historical tea house in Kyoto’s famous matcha district Uji.

Luxury Kit Kats

If you’re a Kit Kat fan, it could be worth taking a trip to a Chocolatory. These specialist Kit Kat shops stock all the fanciest chocolate bars and most even have a café too.

Chocolatory Sublime

Source: Nestle Japan

These aren’t just regular Kit Kats, these are high quality slightly more expensive Kit Kats which come in fancy packaging. They come in bitter, milk, white, matcha and previously ruby chocolate.

Chocolatory Special

Source: PR Times

These special flavour combinations such as strawberry maple, and green tea and kinako come in gift-worthy packaging and made with a recipe created by a pattissier.

By - Jess.