Halloween in Japan - a yummy affair
Halloween has become more popular in Japan in recent years. With its rise in popularity came the rise in Halloween-themed treats.
Halloween has become more popular in Japan in recent years.
Even before Halloween was widely known, the period from autumn to winter was always the best season to eat pumpkin in Japan.
Halloween-themed dessert in Japan
But as Halloween has become more popular, now you can find many kinds of spooky and fun pumpkin desserts, such as pumpkin puddings, parfaits, cakes, and pumpkin Japanese sweets such as nerikiri. Nerikiri is a type of Japanese wagashi that is often served at tea ceremonies. It is often in the shape of seasonal fruits. So for Halloween, you can find pumpkin-shaped nerikiri.
We recommend trying pumpkin-flavoured desserts if you visit Japan during the autumn season.