Recommended udon restaurants and souvenirs
Sanuki Udon (Seisan region)
Famous for its Sanuki udon noodles, the Seisan region is located in Kagawa, Japan's udon prefecture. Kagawa Prefecture has hundreds of udon restaurants, each one different from the rest, and many travelers come from all over Japan just to try these delicious noodles. We recommend you try Japan's best udon at least once.
Recommended udon restaurants
- 1. Kameyama - handmade udon (Haradacho, Marugame)
- 2. Iidaya (Otecho, Marugame)
The locals of Kagawa recommend the following souvenirs.
- 1. Marugame uchiwa senbei at Hogetsudo. (Ikenoshiricho, Kanonji)
Cute fan-shaped wafer-style crackers. A traditional souvenir with a delicate egg flavor.
- 2. Sanuki Honetsukidori at Ikkaku. (Hamamachi, Marugame)
Local soul food in the shape of a thick piece of delicious, roasted chicken thigh flavored with a special blend of spices.
- 3. Oiri at Yamashita Oiri Honpo. (Takasecho, Mitoyo)
Colorful confectionary balls roughly one centimeter in diameter. The perfect souvenir to present to someone on a special occasion.
- 4. Tossaka manju at Tossaka Manju. (Minocho, Mitoyo)
Soft and moist steamed buns filled with smooth, slightly sweet bean paste.
- 5. Kanonji manju at Hakueido. (Yanagimachi, Kanonji)
An airy sponge cake-like Japanese confectionary containing sweet white-bean paste.
- 6. Kamaboko at Fukuya Kamaboko (Minatomachi, Kanonji)
Kamaboko is a type of cured surimi and this store makes theirs from shrimp and small fish caught in the Seto Inland Sea. The fried shrimp version is particularly famous.
- 7. Aimusuyaki at Makuya Toyoura (Kanonjicho, Kanonji)
Additive-free wafer-like prawn crackers made purely from Seto Inland Sea shrimp.