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Karuizawa – A hidden jam paradise

Japanese people have embraced a habit of eating continental breakfast at home. Many of them enjoy eating a variety of jams with white bread immensely. This kind of breakfast is called “pan-shoku” (bread meal). Therefore, the jam market is steadily growing, and there are many options to choose from in Tokyo. But if you want to immerse yourself in a real jam lovers paradise, Karuizawa is a place to go!jam KaruizawaThis town is practically dotted with big and little jam or, using some French, confiture shops adjacent to cafes (or the other way round). Here you can spend some blissful time staring into the small saucers that go with you pot of tea or a plate of pancakes, guessing what kinds of jam you’ve just eaten…jam KaruizawaBecause even if you have been just told the names/flavors, it is truly difficult to remember or sometimes even recognize them all!jam KaruizawaOne of the most popular flavors is strawberry, them goes blueberry, and the third is orange. Among the most exotic jams are: melon, tomato, and honeysuckle.jam KaruizawaThe Japanese in Karuizawa had learned how to make great jam from the foreigners who liked to visit there since the end of the 19th century. For instance, Kobayashi shop uses Russian technology.jam KaruizawaA jar or two (maybe three) of jam will also be an excellent souvenir. It is addictive-free and made of fresh fruits, and makes their receivers incredibly happy! But to tell the truth, you don’t even need to go to Karuizawa to buy jam. Just search for 軽井沢ジャム on Amazon or visit Karuizawa jam shops online.fullsizerender--4-


Jam Karuizawa

Address: Karuizawa, Kitasaku-gun, Nagano
Distance to airport: 189 km from Haneda Airport

Article by Olga Kaneda

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