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7 Must-Buy Souvenirs From Osaka at Kansai International Airport (Sweet Takoyaki, Cigar Cookies & More)

7 Must-Buy Souvenirs From Osaka at Kansai International Airport (Sweet Takoyaki, Cigar Cookies & More)

Date published: 14 October 2019
Last updated: 25 January 2021

So, what do visitors to Japan like to buy as their souvenirs from Osaka, anyway? To find out, we asked Approach, a souvenir shop on the third floor of the first terminal in Kansai International Airport, what tourists love to buy! Some things are mundane to Japanese, but others still are surprising.

Table of Contents
  1. 1. Yokumoku's "Cigare": Crunchy, Cigar-shaped Cookies
  2. 2. Sugar Butter Tree: Tasty milky white chocolate!
  3. 3. "Hakata Hiyoko Manju": Asked for by name
  4. 4. “Kokyu Choco”: Melts in your mouth
  5. 5. Tokyo Banana Series
  6. 6. Tako Patie: A very Osakan takoyaki treat
  7. 7. Can’t forget ramen!

1. Yokumoku's "Cigare": Crunchy, Cigar-shaped Cookies

1. Yokumoku's "Cigare": Crunchy, Cigar-shaped Cookies

The most popular souvenirs from Osaka, regardless of nationality, turned out to be Yokumoku's "Cigare" (box of 14: 972 yen with tax). These cigar-shaped cookies have a rich, buttery flavor and an addictive crunch to them. The skillfully curled shape displays Japanese dexterity well.

Particularly popular is the "Cigare -Japanese Scenery-" package with a fan that has the four seasons of Japan drawn on it. The red and black base gives it the appearance of traditional Japanese urushi coating and an air of classiness.

2. Sugar Butter Tree: Tasty milky white chocolate!

2. Sugar Butter Tree: Tasty milky white chocolate!

Take cereal toasted in sugary butter and sandwich some white chocolate into them to get "Sugar Butter Tree", a popular treat with a powerful buttery, milky flavor. They're very affordable, too - only 690 yen for a lot of ten! If you've got just a bit more space in your suitcase for souvenirs from Osaka before heading home, give these a shot!

3. "Hakata Hiyoko Manju": Asked for by name

3. "Hakata Hiyoko Manju": Asked for by name

Known well even abroad, the chick-shaped "Hakata Hiyoko Manju" (1,080 yen with tax for 9) is sweet red bean paste wrapped and baked in a soft coating.

4. “Kokyu Choco”: Melts in your mouth

4. “Kokyu Choco”: Melts in your mouth

Kokyu Choco (2,268 yen with tax included) is highly popular with visitors from Taiwan and Hong Kong. Its light texture and the way it melts in your mouth in the blink of an eye has enchanted many. Another reason for its popularity is its flavors, Kitashinchi Cocoa and Kyoto Maccha, which have a strong Kansai feel to them.

5. Tokyo Banana Series

5. Tokyo Banana Series

The Tokyo Banana is banana-flavored custard cream wrapped in a soft sponge cake, and word has it that even tourists who don’t visit Tokyo want them as souvenirs from Osaka. The treat boasts a variety of types, as well. The basic flavor aside, there’s also Ginza Strawberry Cakes (pack of 4 for 560 yen, tax included) and Banana Pies (pack of 15 for 1,080, tax included), which are popular in their own right.

6. Tako Patie: A very Osakan takoyaki treat

6. Tako Patie: A very Osakan takoyaki treat

On the other hand, for something more local and Osakan, Tako Patie (pack of 12 for 540 yen) is gaining popularity. This strange treat starts with the takoyaki flavors of sauce, seaweed and katsuobushi before finishing up with a sweetness of walnut and caramel.

7. Can’t forget ramen!

7. Can’t forget ramen!

There are plenty of tourists who take a liking to the ramen they dine on in Japan and seek to bring ramen from famous or local spots back as souvenirs from Osaka.

To meet those needs, Applause has a variety of ramen stocked, such as Kyoen (1,080 yen with tax included), a set of Kansai’s 3 best ramen restaurants. There are also flavors popular with tourists, such as Ichiran, so be sure to check those out!

And that wraps up our Applause recommendations. There are plenty more souvenirs from Osaka to check out, so if you want to know more about a certain food in stock, don’t hesitate to ask the staff!

  • Applause
    アプローズ
    • Address Kansai International Airport Terminal 1 Bld. 3F, 1, Senshu-kuko Kita, Sennangun Tajiricho, Osaka, 〒549-0001
    • Phone Number 072-455-2304
    • Hours: 7AM to 9:30 PM
      Pricing: Varies by product
      Closed: Open Daily

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*This information is from the time of this article's publication.
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*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.

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