20 Souvenirs to Buy in Osaka and Umeda Stations Chosen by Residents

If you're going to Osaka with little time, you can still buy souvenirs in the heart of the city in the area around Umeda and Osaka Station. You can find plenty of unique, Osaka-like souvenirs especially in the basement food floors of the surrounding department stores. Here are some suggestions by residents of what to check out!



1. Baton D'Or [Glico] 



Baton D'Or is a high-class version of that snack made by the Japanese company Glico that is popular around the world, Pocky. A specialty stand that only sells Baton D'Or is in Umeda. There are a wide variety of flavors, including bsugar butter, milk, almond, strawberry, and more. The package is also made to look high-class, making it a wonderful souvenir. It's so popular that it often has a line of people waiting to get this rare product. 

HP: www.glico.co.jp/batondor/ (Japanese Only)

Address: Floor B1 of Hankyu Department Store Umeda, 8-7 Kakuda-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka  (Google Map)

2. Kakitane (Kakitane Kitchen) 

Kakitane Kitchen specializes in selling Kaki no Tane, a Japanese snack that's popular even in the West thanks to its orange color and its spiciness. They have variations on flavor, including potato butter and maple sugar, so it's perfect for a souvenir. This store is directly managed by the okaki specialty store Toyosu. 

HP: www.toyosu.co.jp/kakitanekitchen/ (Japanese Only)

Address: Hanshin Umeda Honten Basement Food Floor, 1-13-13 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka  (Google Map)

3. Takaradukushi Monaka [Namiyoshian]

Monaka is a Japanese snack where a cracker that is similar to a wafer is stuffed with red bean paste. You can make your own saichuu by filling it with the mochi-accented an paste yourself. Inside there's a fortune, and it's packaged using the traditional Japanese furoshiki cloth, making it look very Japanese. There are various designs of furoshiki to choose from. One box is 1080 yen.

HP: http://www.namiyoshian.jp/onlineshop/yakigashi07.html(Japanese Only)

Address: JR Osaka Mitsukoshi Isetan Zakkaten B2F, 3-1-3 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka  (Google Map)

4. Hello Kitty Goods [Sanrio Shop] 

This is a character goods shop that only sells items from Sanrio, the company that designed many popular characters including Hello Kitty. They have a huge variety of items featuring the internationally beloved Hello Kitty, including stuffed toys, stationery, and miscellaneous items. There are a lot of items that you can only buy in Japan. If there's a Sanrio fan in your life, you can find the perfect souvenir to make their day here. 

HP: www.sanrio.co.jp/shop/sh0204061/ (Japanese Only)

Address: Daimaru Umeda 5F Sanrio, 3-1-1 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka (Google Map)

5. Character Goods [Kiddyland] 

This is a toy store that gathers all sorts of goods featuring cute, famous characters. Of course you can find Rilakkuma and Hello Kitty here, but you can also find a huge lineup of items featuring other characters like Snoopy and Miffy. You'll be surprised by the number of cute goods available in Japan!

HP: www.kiddyland.co.jp/en/index.html

Address: Hankyu Sanban-machi Kita-kan, 1-1-3 Shibata, Kita-ku, Osaka  (Google Map)

6. Ikari Super

Ikari Super is a high-end supermarket in the Kansai area where you can find their original pancake mix that is highly valued throughout the country. They say that if you try the delicately sweet and soft pancakes made with this mix you'll be addicted! It comes in a nice package as well, making it good as a souvenir. It's 432 yen. 

HP: www.ikarisuper.com (Japanese Only)

Address: Ikari JR Osaka Station, 3-1-1 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka (Google Map)

7. Tenten

Tenten's bite-sized gyoza is a well-known souvenir that represents the Umeda area of Osaka. It was developed in the luxury drinking area Kitashinchi which is very close to Umeda. It's delicious whether it's fried, boiled, or pan-fried, and is extremely popular with people of all ages. It's raw so it might be difficult to bring home if you live overseas, but it's definitely something you want to try eating while you're here. A pack of 45 will run you 2130 yen. 

HP: www.tenten.co.jp (Japanese Only)

Address: Entree Marche in front of JR Osaka Station's Chuo ticket gates, 3-1-1 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka  (Google Map)

8. Premium Cheese Tart [Pablo]

There is an abundance of cheesecake varieties in Japan, so you should definitely try some when you're here. In this shop, their most popular cheese tart is 800 yen, but it's of such high-quality that you wouldn't be able to tell that it costs so little. It's definitely something to try while you're in the area. Also, their Sabrel Cheese Matcha, a matcha-flavored cookie and cream cheese sandwich, is popular as well. 

HP: www.pablo3.com (Japanese Only)

Address: JR Osaka Station Midosuji south exit, 3-1 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka (Google Map)

9. Kuromame Madeleine Eemonchi [Gokan] 

This is a popular product that's a standard Osaka souvenir. These madeleines use high-class, nutritious black beans for a perfect mellow sweetness. It's reasonably priced, at 650 yen for 6 pieces. 

HP: www.patisserie-gokan.co.jp (Japanese Only)

Address: Entree Marche in front of JR Osaka Station's Chuo ticket gates, 3-1-1 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka (Google Map)

10. Traditional Items [Tanseido] 

This store offers a variety of traditional items like accessories, dolls, art, calligraphy sets, and more. You can also find sets for tea ceremony as well as Japanese-style art goods like uchiwa fans, paintings, and prints. Their prices vary from reasonable to expensive, so it's perfect for people of all budgets who want to get something authentically Japanese. 

HP: www.tanseido.jp/ (Japanese Only)

Address: Whity Umeda, 2 Sonezaki, Kita-ku, Osaka (Google Map)

11. Tsujirihei 

You should check out this shop in Umeda that features a variety of refined sweets that use Uji matcha. There's matcha chocolate, matcha chiffon cake, matcha castella, matcha daifuku, matcha roll cake, and more products that all look delicious. 

Address: Hankyu Umeda B1F, 8-7 Kakudacho, Kita-ku, Osaka  (Google Map)

12. Mitarashi Komochi (Chidoriya) 

Mitarashi komochi are a treat that's made by filling mochi with a slightly spicy-sweet paste made from soy sauce and sugar. It's another popular product that's become a standard Osaka souvenir. For people who love mochi and soy sauce, they won't be able to resist this snack. It goes perfect with matcha tea for a refreshing break. A box of 12 pieces is 650 yen. 

HP: www.chidoriya.jp (Japanese Only)

Address: Entree Marche in front of JR Osaka Station's Chuo ticket gates, 3-1-1 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka (Google Map)

13. Milk Manjuu Tsukigeshou [Aoki Shofuan] 

This manjuu is filled with a paste that uses domestically-grown high-class white beans mixed with condensed milk and butter, then wrapped in mochi and baked until it's round and yellow like the moon. This is another standard souvenir from Osaka. A box of 6 pieces costs 800 yen. 

HP: www.shofuan.co.jp (Japanese Only)

Address: Entree Marche in front of JR Osaka Station's Chuo ticket gates, 3-1-1 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka (Google Map)

14. Canele [Daniel] 

A canele is a French pastry that has been gaining popularity recently in Japan, and one of the best places to get it is Daniel. Daniel is originally a confectionery shop in Kobe, but there's also a store in Umeda's Lucua department store. Kobe, Osaka's neighbor city, was originally a trade port which means it's an area that has lots of influence from overseas and as a result has many Western confectionery shops. You can get 10 plain caneles for 1080.

HP: unaginonedoko.com/ (Japanese Only)

Address: Lucua 1F, 3-1-3 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka  (Google Map)

15. Marushige's Kokyuu Chocolate 

Marushige is a chocolate maker from Osaka. Their Kokyuu Chocolate is made by wrapping a caramel-coated almond in tiramisu-flavored chocolate, making a deliciously crunchy snack. It comes in a wide variety of flavors, including matcha, coffee, soy kinako, and more. This is another very popular Osaka souvenir and it only costs 645 yen.

HP: www.marushige.co.jp/ (Japanese Only)

Address: Whity Umeda, 4-7 Umeda, Komatsubara-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka (Google Map)

16. Happy Turns [Happy Turn] 

This is the luxury version of Kameda Seika's rice treat Happy Turns. The vividly-colored, high-class packaging and the abundance of flavors makes it a perfect gift. They have matcha, strawberry, camembert cheese, maple syrup, and other flavors to choose from. It's so popular that it isn't rare for them to have days where everything sells out. The visual is cute and colorful so it's very popular with women.

HP: www.happyturn.com/happyturns/ (Japanese Only)

Address: Hankyu Umeda, 8-7 Kakudacho, Kita-ku, Osaka  (Google Map)

17. Grand Calbee [Grand Calbee]

Calbee is one of Japan's most well-known potato chip manufacturers, and their Grand Calbee chips are the luxury versions of their usual. They have flavors that you can't find overseas, such as vanilla, white peach, camembert cheese, tomato and basil, and more. It's also in a fancy package, making it suitable for souvenirs.

HP: www.calbee.co.jp/grandcalbee/ (Japanese Only)

Address: Hankyu Umeda, 8-7 Kakudacho, Kita-ku, Osaka (Google Map)

18. Fukufukufu [Fukujudo Hidenobu]

This is an elegant and soft steamed cake developed by a well-established Osaka wagashi store. "Fuku" means "blessings," so they named it "Fukufukufu" with the wish that their customers will have so many blessings in their lives that it will pile up. If you give this to someone as a gift and tell them the meaning of the name, it'll surely make them happy! Fukufukufu comes in red bean flavor and matcha flavor and costs 160 yen for 1. There are also seasonal flavors: strawberry in the spring, mango in the summer, marron glace in the fall, and chocolate in the winter.

HP: fukujyudou.shop26.makeshop.jp/ (Japanese Only)

Address: Daimaru Ukeda B1F, 3-1-1 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka  (Google Map)

19. Sportswear [Mizuno Wellness Shop] 

Mizuno is a very famous sports brand, and it's actually from Osaka. They focus mostly on walking shoes and functional sportswear, as they are a store with the concept of supporting a healthy lifestyle. There is a workshop where they can put permanent insoles in your sneakers, and make custom insoles that match the shape and size of your foot perfectly. 

HP: www.mizuno.jp/shop/wellness/osaka/umeda.aspx (Japanese Only)

Address: Whity Umeda, 2 Sonezaki, Kita-ku, Osaka (Google Map)

20. Ghibli Goods [Donguri Kouwakoku] 

This shop specializes in goods from Ghibli movies, the movies that are famous around the world produced by Hayao Miyazaki's company. You can find items of all the popular characters like Totoro, Ponyo, and more. They have everything from stationery to kitchen goods to interior decorations. It's a place that makes children happy.

HP: www.benelic.com/english/service/#donguri


Address: Inside Kiddyland, Hankyu Sanban-machi Kita-kan, 1-1-3 Shibata, Kita-ku, Osaka ) (Google Map)

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The information in this article is accurate at the time of publication.

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