12 Must-Buy Delicious Souvenirs at Nagoya
Located between Eastern and Western Japan, Nagoya offers a bit different flavors from others. Locals enjoy combining different ingredients to bring new taste out. Why don’t you enjoy their unique specialties?
Mar 21 2016 (Sep 09 2020)
1. KitKat Azuki Sandwich Flavor
Each region has their own Kit Kat flavor and Tokai-Hokuriku area presents Azuki Sandwich flavor. Ogura Toast, toasted bread with margarine and sweet red bean paste, is a popular breakfast menu at coffee shops in Nagoya. A box of 12 pieces is sold for 864 yen. You might also be interested in KIT KAT Chocolatory in Matsuzakaya department store in Nagoya where you can find limited flavors in special packages.
HP: d.nestle.jp/kitkat/omiyage/kk_mini_azuki_sand.html (Japanese Only)
2. Country Ma'am Ogura Toast Flavor
Country Ma'am, one of popular snacks throughout Japan, sells ogura toast flavor as well. This Nagoya limited edition can be purchased at Tokai Kiosk shops at the JR Nagoya station. A box of 16 pieces are sold for 756yen.
HP: www.kiosk.co.jp/pc_gift_detail.php?jan_cd=4902555135601 (Japanese Only)
3. Ogura Toast Langue de Chat
Another popular snack from Nagoya with ogura toast flavor is thin crispy cookie. It consists of filling made from white chocolate, red bean paste, and margarine sandwiched between delicate cookies. Hard to imagine? Let’s try it! It taste good. A pack of 10 pieces is sold at 699yen at souvenir shops and Tokai Kiosk shops at JR stations.
Address: Kameshima 1-1-1, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya (Google Map)
4. Jagariko Tebasaki Flavor
Tebasaki is one of popular meals in Nagoya. It is deep-fried chicken wingtips seasoned with spicy sauce typically made with sugar and soy sauce. It goes pretty well with beer or sake. Jagariko Tebasaki flavor is also goes well with beer and sake, and is loved more by adults. A box is sold for 864yen at souvenir shops at Tokai Kiosk at the Nagoya station and at the airports.
HP: www.calbee.co.jp/shohinkensaku/product/?p=20080214140751 (Japanese Only)
5. Chip Star Tebasaki Flavor
Chip Star Tebasaki Flavor can only be purchased at Tokai Kiosk shops at the JR stations and at the Centrair airport. A pack of 3 tins (50g each) is sold for 540 yen. It tastes rich and spicy. Not for children, but for adults who love to drink.
HP: www.kiosk.co.jp/pc_gift_detail.php?jan_cd=4571397166151 (Japanese Only)
6. Nagoya France Ogura & Margarine
Nagoya France is a series of confections produced by a French confectionery in Aichi. Sticky mochi, sweet red bean paste, and margarine are sandwiched between dacquoise. A bit strange combination of delicious foods shows the Nagoya locals' way to enjoy their life. It is delicious and worth trying. Dacquoise with Matcha or chocolate cream is also available at Tokai Kiosk at the Nagoya station and the Centrair airport. A pack of 6 pieces is sold for 695yen.
HP: www.nagoyafrance.com (Japanese Only)
7. Tezukuri Dobutsuen & Suizokukan
These cute hand-made manju are produced by Namikoshiken, a Japanese confectioner established in 1927.The bite-size buns filled with red sweet bean paste or chocolate are themed on animals and marine lives. There are two types: Dobutsuen (zoo) or Suizokukan (aquarium). A pack of 3 pieces is sold for 486yen at the airports and JR Nagoya Takashimaya.
HP: www.namikoshiken.co.jp/ (Japanese Only)
Address: 1-311, Yatsurugi, Moriyama-ku, Nagoya (Google Map)
Another adorable hand-made cake (320yen) is made with eggs of Nagoya Cochin which is a Japanese chicken bred in Nagoya area. Inside of fluffy sponge cake is pudding and Bavarian cream. As fresh it is, it should be consumed within the day purchased. For those who look for one to carry around, Piyorin Sable (shortbread, 10 pieces at 822yen) is recommended. Both can be purchased only at Cafe Gentiane at the Nagoya station.
HP: www.jrt-food-service.co.jp/piyorin/ (Japanese Only)
Address: 1-1-4 Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya (Google Map)
9. Baked Cakes by Chez Shibata
Chez Shibata is an Aichi-based French patisserie which has shops in Bangkok and Shanghai as well as Nagoya. His cakes including "Les Visitandines"-a representative madeleine like cake- are all delicious. You can buy the delicacy at his Nagoya shop and JR Nagoya Takashimaya department store.
HP: chez-shibata.com/ (Japanese Only)
Address: 2-54 Sanmon-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya (Google Map)
Shrimp cracker is a popular souvenir in Aichi and you can find many kinds sold at shops. Among them, Bankaku’s Yukari is one of the best that is sold at several department stores nationwide. Crunchy high-quality cracker contains plenty of shrimp and yummy. You can buy it at souvenir shops at the airports or department stores in Nagoya. A box of 10 pieces is sold for 918yen.
HP: www.bankaku.co.jp/ (Japanese Only)
11. Sennari -Dorayaki
Ryoguchiya Korekiyo is a Nagoya-based Japanese confectioner with history over 380 years. The sweets they make are popular not only among locals but nationwide. Dorayaki here introduced uses sweet paste made of red bean from Hokkaido. The pancake is light and fluffy. Why don’t you try anko-based sweet at the heart of anko culture where people put anko onto anything? A pack of 5 pieces is sold for 820yen.
HP: www.ryoguchiya-korekiyo.co.jp/ (Japanese Only)
Address: 4-14-2 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya (Google Map)
Uiro is a traditional specialty in Nagoya. A Japanese confection made from rice and sugar has been loved here over 300 years. It’s softer than Yokan made from red bean paste and agar. Their colors come from natural ingredients such as green tea. You can pick up one you like or try Osuya’s “Osumiiro” for a combination of three flavors.
HP: www.osu-uiro.co.jp/index.html (Japanese Only)
Address: 2-18-42 Osu, Naka-ku, Nagoya (Google Map)
The information in this article is accurate at the time of publication.