You must buy it when you go to Kamakura. A Famous Souvenir, Hato Sablé.

Kamakura Famous Souvenir Hato Sablé
Kamakura Famous Souvenir Hato Sablé

 A famous souvenir in Kamakura is Hato Sablé (鳩サブレー。lit. Pigeon Biscuit).   I believed I could buy it anywhere Japan but actually not.  When I was staying in other area from Kanto area (Eastern side of Japan), I haven’t seen it being sold. However, many people there know Hato Sablé. It must be famous in all areas of Japan.

What is Hato Sablé?

Very simply saying, it is a cookie (biscuit?) shaped a pigeon.  Yes, just a cookie. However, thanks to the not-too-hard crispiness and the rich butter flavor, I like it very much.

The ingredients are fantastic!!

Wheat flour, sugar, butter, hen’s eggs and baking powder.  That’s all!!

Hato Sablé Ingredients
Hato Sablé Ingredients

I was moved by no shortening…

The individual package seems to have been changed, recently. It was designed to prevent from getting broken. Wow, it is awesome!!

A stopper to prevent from breaking
A heat sealed stopper to prevent from breaking

Can you see it? A point of the package was heated to fix an inside sablé.

How wonderful, Hato Sablé is!!  Each thing is small, but I cannot feeling their passion for delivering good things for customers. It must be hospitality. 

The manufacturer and seller of Hato Sablé is a traditional Japanese confectionary shop, Toshimaya (豊島屋) 

Toshimaya Main Shop in Kamakura
Toshimaya Main Shop in Kamakura

Main Shop Limited Hato Sablé (Box)!!

Toshimaya offers Hato Sablé  in the main shop limited box!!

Yes, the inside Hato Sablé is same as others.

But the box is very cute, so, I bought!

Ta-da!!

The Limited Box (front)
The Limited Box (front)
本店限定パッケージ 鳩サブレー 裏
本店限定パッケージ 鳩サブレー 裏
The Limited Box (back)
The Limited Box (back)

There are many personified pigeons.

The Limited Box (side1)
The Limited Box (side1)
The Limited Box (side2)
The Limited Box (side2)

You can find other pegions when you opens the box. Please see them by yourself!!

A Pigeon on a tab. Please check it by yourself!
A Pigeon on a tab. Please check it by yourself!

Retail Shops

They are located in Kanagawa Prefecture and Tokyo Prefecture.

豊島屋・店舗のご案内 (in Japanese)

You can buy online too.オンラインでも購入ができます。

豊島屋オンラインショップ (in Japanese)

You can buy it from Amazon.co.jp or Rakuten, however, Toshimaya says the official online shops are only their own online shop or online shops by department stores which Toshimaya acknowledges.

Online shops by department stores selling Hato Sablé.

高島屋オンラインストア(Takashimaya Online Store written in Japanese)

大丸松坂屋オンラインショッピング(Daimaru Matsuzakaya Online Shopping written in Japanese)

Is It Available for International Shipping?

Unfortunately, Toshimaya doesn’t offer the international shipping.

However, you can receive Hato Sablé by this service though you are in overseas.

We ship worldwide through DANKEBOX!

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