J-List carries all the newest snacks from Japan, but we go one better by stocking the oldest, in the form of dagashi, which is the traditional snacks and candy eaten in Japan since the Showa Period, which are still popular. The most popular traditional snack has got to be Kompeito, which has been eaten in Japan for 400 years -- it's popular with anime fans since it shows up in the film Spirited Away. Another fun snack is Neri Ame, lit. "liquid candy" that you apply to the included chopsticks then "knead" it until it turns solid. I also love the mochi chewy soft traditional candies, and of course Bontan Ame is fun because it's soft candies that you can eat wrapper and all since it's made of rice. Best of all, these snacks are all ridiculously inexpensive, so you can sample a whole bunch. Click here to see all our traditional dagashi snacks, or here to see all snacks ranked by popularity.