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Top 20 Recommended Souvenirs to Buy in Osaka (2024 Edition)

Top 20 Recommended Souvenirs to Buy in Osaka (2024 Edition)

Last updated: 27 December 2023

Osaka souvenirs, embodying the essence of a city famous for its rich culture, comedy, and culinary delights, are a must-have for travelers.

Here, let's explore top-ranked souvenirs available at Shin-Osaka Station shops. Easily reachable by various trains, including the Shinkansen, this station is a hub for travelers. Here, you'll find popular items that celebrate Osaka's spirit, from tasty takoyaki to unique candies, cherished by both locals and international visitors.

Top 20 Osaka Souvenirs from Entrée Marché Eki Marché Shin-Osaka

Shin-Osaka Station is a popular destination for shopping and dining amongst locals and travelers alike.
Shin-Osaka Station is a popular destination for shopping and dining amongst locals and travelers alike.
Eki Marché Shin-Osaka, located in the connecting passageway between the regular trains and the Shinkansen.
Eki Marché Shin-Osaka, located in the connecting passageway between the regular trains and the Shinkansen.

Located right near the Shinkansen transfer gates, Eki Marché Shin-Osaka offers a wide selection of souvenirs not only from Osaka, but from Kyoto and Kobe.

It’s also a convenient spot to grab some convenience store goodies at the same time.

The spacious interior accommodates even those traveling with large luggages, and the shop’s business hours (from 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.) make it an easy spot to drop by for both early morning and late departures.

They also accept a variety of credit cards as payment.

The Top 20 Shop-Recommended Osaka Souvenirs

A wide selection of Osaka souvenirs, from classic favorites to the latest trends!
A wide selection of Osaka souvenirs, from classic favorites to the latest trends!

The 20 souvenirs introduced in this issue include not only your standard Osaka souvenirs, but famous sweets from longstanding confectionery stores, trendy treats loved by locals, and snacks featuring Osaka's famous takoyaki and sauces!

These goodies are great for bringing back home to share with friends and family, as they embody both Japanese culture and the unique flavors of Osaka.

#20. Crispy Chocolate Sandwich: Delightfully Crunchy and Blissfully Bittersweet (1,200 yen)

High-quality design featuring glossy black, brown, and gold tones. Available in 6-pack.
High-quality design featuring glossy black, brown, and gold tones. Available in 6-pack.
You'll love the light waffle texture and bittersweet chocolate flavors!
You'll love the light waffle texture and bittersweet chocolate flavors!

This chocolatey sandwich by Godiva Japan offers an all new texture, and is exclusively available in the Kansai region. The crispy chocolate waffle dough perfectly complements the rich dark chocolate taste, with a luxurious bittersweetness that is widely adored by Japanese locals and foreign visitors alike.

And as Kansai-exclusive treats, they also make great souvenirs of your trip!

#19. Takobee San-kyodai: Experience Osaka’s Classic Takoyaki Flavors in One Tasty Treat! (460 yen)

Includes 3 flavors: Secret Sauce, Kansai Dashi Soy Sauce, and Mayonnaise Sauce
Includes 3 flavors: Secret Sauce, Kansai Dashi Soy Sauce, and Mayonnaise Sauce
You’ll love its irresistibly crunchy and delicious takoyaki flavor!
You’ll love its irresistibly crunchy and delicious takoyaki flavor!

Since its debut in 1997 as Japan's first takoyaki rice cracker, this long-selling product has sold a total of over 300 million units.

Crafted with authentic ingredients such as raw octopus, seaweed, red ginger, and bonito flakes, these crackers faithfully replicate the original flavor of takoyaki, down to its irresistible sauce.

Available in the following flavors: Secret Sauce, Kansai Dashi Soy Sauce, Mayonnaise Sauce, and classic Osaka Takoyaki. Be sure to try them all!

#18. Osaka Cheese Brulee: Three Irresistible Textures in Every Bite (925 yen)

Cheese lovers can't get enough of these brulées! In addition to the 3-pack pictured here, they’re also available individually (325 yen each) and in 6-packs (1,725 yen).
Cheese lovers can't get enough of these brulées! In addition to the 3-pack pictured here, they’re also available individually (325 yen each) and in 6-packs (1,725 yen).
Popular for its delightfully soft, fluffy, and crispy textures.
Popular for its delightfully soft, fluffy, and crispy textures.

This exquisite cheese brulee has two layers: a fluffy layer infused with rich cheddar cheese and a velvety layer of cream cheese. The final layer is topped with a crisp, bittersweet caramel crumb that offers a trifecta of textures.

Widely favored by the locals, it’s also convenient for its room-temperature stability (although taking it home and popping it in the fridge for a bit offers a delectable chilled tasting experience you won’t want to skip out on!)

#17. Osaka Applico: Handcrafted Perfection in Every Apple Pie Treat (690 yen)

Available in 5-pack (shown in photo), as well as 10-packs (1,380 yen). You’ll also adore the creative Japanese floral packaging!
Available in 5-pack (shown in photo), as well as 10-packs (1,380 yen). You’ll also adore the creative Japanese floral packaging!
Each piece is carefully hand-crafted by skilled artisans.
Each piece is carefully hand-crafted by skilled artisans.

This apple pie treat is filled with diced apple pulp jam and a fluffy sponge crumb, enveloped in a crisp, baked-to-perfection pie crust, and finished with a luscious spread of moist apricot jam. Handcrafted with precision, this pie embodies an exceptional harmony of flavors.

The result is a delicately nuanced taste and uniquely Japanese texture that is regarded as a hallmark of "made in Japan" confections, making it a popular favorite amongst locals and international visitors alike.

#16. Nakanoshima Rusk Sugar & Butter: Born from the Sweets Battleground of Osaka (600 yen)

The standout yellow packaging is inspired by the retro atmosphere of Nakanoshima, Osaka. Available in 10-pack (shown in photo), as well as 20-packs (1,200 yen).
The standout yellow packaging is inspired by the retro atmosphere of Nakanoshima, Osaka. Available in 10-pack (shown in photo), as well as 20-packs (1,200 yen).
The perfect combination of butter and sugar!
The perfect combination of butter and sugar!

Created in Nakanoshima, Osaka, often regarded as a fierce battleground for sweets, these rusks were conceived under the concept of "a never-before-seen Osaka souvenir.”

Each piece of this crispy, light rusk is is sprinkled with Hokkaido butter and sugar, then baked to perfection, gaining acclaim as a fresh new standard amongst Osaka's souvenirs.

(*Note: this limited-time product tends to sell out around November, with sales anticipated to resume around spring 2024.)

#15. Kogashi Butter Cake: Indulge in the Intense Flavors of 115% Pure Kogashi Butter (695 yen)

5-piece set shown in photo. Also available in 8-packs (1,112 yen) and 12-packs (1,667 yen). The rich, buttery aroma is bound to leave you wanting more!
5-piece set shown in photo. Also available in 8-packs (1,112 yen) and 12-packs (1,667 yen). The rich, buttery aroma is bound to leave you wanting more!
The secret of its flavor is the Kogashi butter, directly imported by an Austrian master chef.
The secret of its flavor is the Kogashi butter, directly imported by an Austrian master chef.

Neither a financier nor a madeleine, this Kogashi Butter Cake embodies a subtly sweet taste and crispy exterior. Made with a rich 115% pure Kogashi Butter, it is crafted through a method directly imported by an Austrian master baker.

This method involves heating the carefully-selected butter in a copper kettle, intensifying its rich flavor profile. The secret ingredients are Tanegashima brown sugar and freshly squeezed lemon, which are infused into the dough kneaded with a "secret wagashi recipe."

This has earned it a reputation for unparalleled taste and texture, establishing itself as a new must-have Osaka souvenir!

#14. Takoyaki Sokkuri Cookie: A Startling Resemblance in Taste and Appearance! (660 yen)

Indulge in Osaka's spirited humor with these souvenirs! Available in 15-pack (pictured in photo), as well as 26-pack (1,100 yen).
Indulge in Osaka's spirited humor with these souvenirs! Available in 15-pack (pictured in photo), as well as 26-pack (1,100 yen).
A fun souvenir that is sure to surprise!
A fun souvenir that is sure to surprise!

In this treat, Osaka's famous takoyaki has found an elaborate reproduction in the form of cookies! Meticulously crafted to resemble the iconic street food, these treats look just like real takoyaki!

However, one bite reveals them to be none other than deliciously chewy, milk-flavored cookies, conveniently bite-size and adorable.

This has made them a popular hit amongst the locals as a perfect souvenir of Osaka, a city known for its humor and comedy.

Presenting these as a souvenir is bound to astonish with their intriguing contrast between appearance and taste!

#13: Tsutenkaku Crispy Chocolate: A Chocolatey Reproduction of a Famous Landmark (500 yen)

8-piece package shown in photo. Also available in 16-packs (1,000 yen) and 24-packs (1,600 yen).
8-piece package shown in photo. Also available in 16-packs (1,000 yen) and 24-packs (1,600 yen).
An elaborate reproduction of Tsutenkaku Tower, a Kansai Region landmark. Deliciously crunchy and elegantly sweet, this souvenir is indeed a favorite!
An elaborate reproduction of Tsutenkaku Tower, a Kansai Region landmark. Deliciously crunchy and elegantly sweet, this souvenir is indeed a favorite!

This chocolate is the perfect souvenir, replicating the famous Osaka landmark Tsutenkaku Tower in an adorable take-home confection. Crunchy cereal is enveloped in a special white chocolate coating, with cranberries blended in for a perfect balance of sweet and tart.

Available in boxes of 16 or 24, they are also easy to share with family and friends!

#12: Kata-Age Potato Kushikatsu Sauce Flavor: A Kansai-Exclusive Flavor of a Popular Snack! (760 yen)

Kansai-exclusive flavor of one of the world's most favorite potato chips. (8-pack)
Kansai-exclusive flavor of one of the world's most favorite potato chips. (8-pack)
With its unique potato texture and delicious flavor in every bite, this snack is a hit, even amongst foreign visitors!
With its unique potato texture and delicious flavor in every bite, this snack is a hit, even amongst foreign visitors!

Kata-Age Potato Chips are made by slow-frying thickly sliced potatoes at low temperatures, using the traditional kama-age method for a robust texture and an enhanced potato flavor.

The Osaka specialty Kushikatsu Sauce flavor is also exclusive to the Kansai region, boasting the irresistible, mildly sour taste of real kushikatsu sauce! Each box contains eight packs, making it a great souvenir for sharing with friends!

#11. Giant Pretz Takoyaki Flavor: A Kansai-Exclusive Perfect Reproduction of Takoyaki Flavor! (700 yen)

The bold takoyaki-themed packaging really delivers an impact! (13 pack)
The bold takoyaki-themed packaging really delivers an impact! (13 pack)
Individually wrapped sticks make for easy sharing with friends!
Individually wrapped sticks make for easy sharing with friends!

These colossal Pretz sticks, made exclusively in the Kinki region, feature a delicious dough blended with octopus and sprinkled with seaweed and red ginger. The blend of sauce and bonito flakes flawlessly replicates the flavor of Osaka takoyaki, so much so you won’t believe they’re not the real thing! Each piece is individually wrapped, making them great as souvenirs, too!

#10. Osaka Exclusive Karaage Senbei: The Delicious Flavor of Octopus and Squid in Every Bite! (1,440 yen)

Tako Karaage Senbei and Ika Karaage Senbei Curry (30g packs)
Tako Karaage Senbei and Ika Karaage Senbei Curry (30g packs)
Perfect as a snack, or an accompaniment to sake!
Perfect as a snack, or an accompaniment to sake!

This Osaka-exclusive set includes two flavors: Tako Karaage Senbei and Ika Karaage Senbei Curry. The Tako Karaage Senbei boasts a tangy flavor that accentuates the taste of the octopus, while the Ika Karaage Senbei Curry is steeped in curry to bring out the taste of squid.

These unique seafood crackers are made by layering carefully-selected ingredients on a griddle and deep-frying them to crisp perfection. With one bite, you’ll find yourself hooked on their flavor and texture.

They also make a great accompaniment to drinks!

#9: Osaka Mochimaro-ka: A Top-Notch Milk Manjuu by a Long-Standing Japanese Sweets Shop (840 yen)

6-pack pictured above. Also available in individual pieces (130 yen each) and 10-packs (1,300 yen).
6-pack pictured above. Also available in individual pieces (130 yen each) and 10-packs (1,300 yen).
The crust melds seamlessly with the red bean paste for an exquisite texture that could only be achieved through the expertise of a master chef.
The crust melds seamlessly with the red bean paste for an exquisite texture that could only be achieved through the expertise of a master chef.

Founded in 1805 in Osaka, Amida-ike Daikoku has been making the dried rice cake called Okoshi for over 200 years. They launched this milk manju more recently in 2019.

The delicious flavor of Wasanbon sugar gently unfolds on your tongue, complemented by its delightful glutinous texture. Using domestically sourced glutinous rice and wheat flour for the dough, this treat combines carefully selected Wasanbon and Wasanbon molasses, resulting in a red bean paste that's both subtly flavorful and rich.

It’s a delicious product that truly delivers the authentic taste of a longstanding establishment!

#8. Pringles Takoyaki Flavor: A Tasty Takoyaki Treat that Tourists Love! (700 yen)

Set of 3 cans (53g each) set in an original box. Exclusively available in the Kansai area.
Set of 3 cans (53g each) set in an original box. Exclusively available in the Kansai area.
Indulge in the bold, rich flavors of takoyaki sauce and mayonnaise!
Indulge in the bold, rich flavors of takoyaki sauce and mayonnaise!

Pringles, one of the world's most favorite potato chip brands, has introduced an exclusive Kansai-only Takoyaki flavor in Japan, blending the essence of takoyaki sauce, mayonnaise, bonito flakes, and red ginger for a rich flavor exclusive to Pringles.

Available solely in the Kansai region, these Pringles chips offer a rare treat bound to satisfy your taste buds!

#7: Eemonchii: Osaka-Exclusive Black Bean Madeleines (780 yen)

These madeleines are designed in pursuit of optimal flavor. Available in 6-packs (pictured above), as well as 3-packs (390 yen) and 10-packs (1,300 yen).
These madeleines are designed in pursuit of optimal flavor. Available in 6-packs (pictured above), as well as 3-packs (390 yen) and 10-packs (1,300 yen).
Simple sweets, made with only the finest ingredients!
Simple sweets, made with only the finest ingredients!

Gokan, an Osaka-based brand known for Western-style confections that captivate even Japanese taste buds, has crafted this gem with the intent of creating a simple, nostalgic Japanese madeleine that anyone could enjoy!

Made with domestic rice flour, domestic wheat flour, and rich fermented butter, it encases three large Japanese black soybeans and is finished with rice candy, resulting in a moist texture and deep flavor.

#6: Jagabee Takoyaki Flavor: A Tempting Kansai-Exclusive with Delicious Sauce Flavor (528 yen)

Packages include 5 bags, making them great to share with family and friends.
Packages include 5 bags, making them great to share with family and friends.
Recommended to enjoy with alcohol, or as a simple snack!
Recommended to enjoy with alcohol, or as a simple snack!

Jagabee, Calbee's crispy and crunchy potato stick with skin, wonderfully captures the essence of Osaka's famous takoyaki. Infused with the subtle flavor of dashi, this exclusive Kansai Jagabee makes a great souvenir!

Its distinct texture and savory blend of sauce and broth also render it the perfect accompaniment to drinks. Each box contains 5 packs, so feel free to share with your friends!

#5: Jagarico Kansai Takoyaki Flavor: Embracing Takoyaki's Unique Flavor and Texture (924 yen)

Each bag is only 20 grams, making this snack easy to eat. (8-pack)
Each bag is only 20 grams, making this snack easy to eat. (8-pack)
The robust flavor of takoyaki makes it a great accompaniment to drinks!
The robust flavor of takoyaki makes it a great accompaniment to drinks!

Jagarico boasts a delightful texture that starts off crispy and becomes crunchy, a result of its unique manufacturing process. Long loved as a classic Japanese snack, Jagarico has now recreated the taste of Kansai’s specialty takoyaki in an addictive treat rich with the flavors of sauce and mayonnaise.

Available in eight mini packets, they make a great, easy-to-enjoy snack, too!

#4. Osaka Hana Langue: Redefining Osaka's Souvenir Scene Since 2019 (900 yen)

Not only are they cute, they taste authentic, too! Available in 6-packs (pictured in photo), as well as 3-packs (540 yen) and 9-packs (1,350 yen).
Not only are they cute, they taste authentic, too! Available in 6-packs (pictured in photo), as well as 3-packs (540 yen) and 9-packs (1,350 yen).
The flower shapes are so adorable, you can't help but want to pick one up!
The flower shapes are so adorable, you can't help but want to pick one up!

This Osaka Flower Langue-du-chat made its debut in 2019, boasting an adorable flower shape that fans love. Its crunchiness is achieved through a careful selection of ingredients and an intricate manufacturing process.

This irresistible treat weaves together the rich flavor of fermented butter, airy whipped cream, and fresh honey sourced from an apiary in the mountains of Osaka.

The result is a new standard Osaka souvenir guaranteed to delight anyone who receives it!

#3. Milk Manju Tsuki-gesho: A Butter-infused Delight of a Western-Style Treat (800 yen)

6-piece package pictured above. Also available individually (130 yen each)  and in 10-packs (1,297 yen).
6-piece package pictured above. Also available individually (130 yen each) and in 10-packs (1,297 yen).
Smooth-tasting milk buns with a harmonious blend of Japanese and Western flavors
Smooth-tasting milk buns with a harmonious blend of Japanese and Western flavors

A nationally acclaimed Osaka souvenir, this treat was adopted as part of JAL's in-flight meal for first-class domestic flights in October 2020. This homemade white bean paste is a blend of two beans, cooked with rich condensed milk and ample Hokkaido butter, all wrapped within a moist, baked pastry.

It harmoniously blends Japanese and Western sweetness, and is designed to appeal to foreign visitors. It also pairs seamlessly with both coffee and Japanese tea!

#2: Osaka Honey Quattro Formaggi: A Harmonious Blend of Osaka Honey and Four Cheeses (1,250 yen)

The adorable design beckons you to grab one for yourself! Available in 8-packs (pictured in photo), as well as 4-packs (600 yen) and 15-packs (1,850 yen).
The adorable design beckons you to grab one for yourself! Available in 8-packs (pictured in photo), as well as 4-packs (600 yen) and 15-packs (1,850 yen).
Coated with white chocolate for a mouth-watering finish.
Coated with white chocolate for a mouth-watering finish.

This exclusive galette cookie, available only in the Kansai Region, uses "Izumitsu", a type of Hyakka honey blend produced in Izumi City, Osaka Prefecture, offering a delightful combination of honey and four types of cheese.

The rich cookie dough, subtly imbued with a hint of saltiness, is a perfect match with the honey cream, with a fruity aroma and light aftertaste. Its irresistible appeal lies in its crisp yet moist texture. And individually wrapped in packs of 15, they’re an excellent choice as a gift or souvenir.

#1. Osaka Takoyaki Sweets: Experience An Impressive Flavor Transformation (600 yen)

Osaka's authentic signature takoyaki sweets. In addition to the 12-pack shown in the photo, it is also available in 6-packs (300 yen) and 24-packs (1,200 yen).
Osaka's authentic signature takoyaki sweets. In addition to the 12-pack shown in the photo, it is also available in 6-packs (300 yen) and 24-packs (1,200 yen).
Bite-sized pieces make them easy to enjoy!
Bite-sized pieces make them easy to enjoy!

This delectable treat embodies a completely new taste, meticulously crafted by a pastry chef, and inspired by the traditional Osaka essence of takoyaki. Alongside the classic takoyaki flavors of sauce, seaweed, and bonito flakes, the patissier has ingeniously introduced walnuts and caramelization, resulting in an entirely novel taste. This unique combination promises an intriguing transition in flavor, starting with takoyaki, followed by a delightful sweet twist. It's an experience that encapsulates Osaka in a truly unique way!

  • Entée Marché Eki Marché Shinosakaten
    アントレマルシェ エキマルシェ新大阪店
    • Address JR Shin-Osaka Station 3rd Floor, 5-16-1 Nishinakajima, Yodogawa-ku, Osaka 532-0011
    • Nearest Station ・Access: Directly connected to Shin-Osaka Station on each line (Shinkansen ticket gate)
    • ・Hours: 6:30 AM - 10 PM
      (Excluding certain sections such as the refrigerated confections, pickles, and sake)
      ・Closed: Open daily

Shopping in Osaka: Home Appliances and Cosmetics Also Available!

Shopping in Osaka: Home Appliances and Cosmetics Also Available!

Appliances and consumer electronics also stand out as popular souvenir choices from Japan. The BicCamera Namba branch conveniently resides near the bustling areas of Namba and Nipponbashi, both brimming with shopping venues and travel accommodations. See below for some of the best-selling home appliances in 2023!

Tsuruha Drug Shinsaibashisuji 2-chome is located in the Shinsaibashisuji Shopping Arcade, another favorite tourist destination for visitors to Osaka. Here, you will find a diverse array of products, including pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, groceries, and a wide lineup of other goods favored by international travelers. Below are some of the top-selling cosmetics, make-ups, and beauty items for 2023.

  • Tsuruha Drug Shinsaibashisuji 2-chome
    ツルハドラッグ心斎橋筋2丁目店
    • Address 2-2-19 Shinsaibashi-suji, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka 542-0085, Japan
    • Phone Number 06-6214-0268
    • ・Hours: 10 AM - 11 PM
      ・Closed: None

From authentic confections to stylish souvenirs and even quirky novelties that’ll make you laugh, each purchase perfectly captures the playful vibe of Osaka.

In addition to confectionaries, you’ll find plenty of items that make great souvenirs, including home appliances and cosmetics. But if you’re feeling overwhelmed with the huge selection of options, be sure to refer to this article to help you choose! So grab some souvenirs, share them with your friends, and immortalize the memories of your latest trip to Osaka!

English Translation by: Krys Suzuki

Written by:

Keita Hidaka

Keita Hidaka

Keita is a skilled and versatile writer with broad knowledge across genres, excellent writing skills, and a background in the food service industry. A Osaka Sangyo University graduate, as a writer for a production company, he contributed for over a decade to famous magazines and websites in the Kansai area, focusing on local cuisine and entertainment news. As a freelancer, Keita works on various writing-related projects, including food writing, university guides, and pamphlets. On Instagram @sun_high_works.

*This information is from the time of this article's publication.
*Prices and options mentioned are subject to change.
*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.

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