Ask a Kumamoto-ite what Kumamoto’s most famous sweet snack is, and they’ll tell you it’s an ikinari dango,
a sweet bun consisting of red bean paste and sweet potato covered in a rice wrapper and steamed.
Ikinari dango make popular gifts for family and friends.
The shops at Aso Kumamoto Airport offer an especially wide selection of ikinari dango.
Sure, we’ve got your basic variety, but you’ll also find matcha green tea, green mugwort, and purple potato varieties.
We’ve got you covered if you’re looking to score a piping hot ikinari dango for a quick snack, and we also have frozen packs perfect for gifting.
I think it’s safe to say you’ll never find an airport with more ikinari dango than Aso Kumamoto!