8 recommendations for souvenirs from Umeda, Osaka! The hottest stores in Hankyu & Hanshin department store’s food hall

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The Hankyu Department Store Umeda Main Store is one of the largest department stores in western Japan where the latest brands gather, and the Hanshin Department Store Umeda Main Store is known for excellent food.

The gourmet floor clustered on the basement level of both department stores is full of popular stores across the board! It also includes the only brand with a store in Japan, making it a place not to be missed if you are a visitor to Japan in search of a souvenir.

Among the numerous stores, this article introduces some of the most popular and newest stores, especially among the Japanese. Please use it as a reference when selecting souvenirs for your family, friends, and yourself.

“HIBIKA” expresses the four seasons of Japan through sweets

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HIBIKA, with its concept of “new Japanese confectionery”, sells confections with a distinctly Japanese and seasonal flavor. Among them, “Fukiyose Can” is a baked confectionery that expresses the flowers, birds, winds, and months of each season (e.g., cherry blossoms in spring, snow crystals in winter, and meringue in colors that evoke the seasons).


“Fukiyose” is a type of confectionery that originally consisted of several kinds of dried confectionery.
The moment you open the lid of the tin, you will be surprised by this artistic confectionary, which is imbued with the delicate sensibilities of the Japanese people.


Store: Hankyu Umeda Main Store, B1F

“Masahiko Ozumi Paris”, the newest popular store with a long waiting line

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What is this that looks like a woolen knit? …… It is actually a Mont Blanc cake! “Masahiko Ozumi Paris” is an Osaka patisserie that has exploded in popularity with its uniquely shaped cakes, and customers are lining up before the store opens at the Hankyu Department Store Umeda Main Store.

The “Mont Blanc Japonais” pictured above is made from carefully selected Japanese chestnuts. It is also called “Zabuton Mont Blanc” because it looks like a zabuton, a cushion that is laid out when sitting on tatami mats.

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Other cakes are made to look like mittens, knit boots, croissants, etc! These innovative cakes were designed using CAD software and realized using a 3D printer.

Since these cakes are fresh, it is difficult to take them back to your home country on an airplane, but you should definitely try them in your hotel room.


“L’HEURE DU THÉ”, available only at the Hankyu Department Store Umeda Main Store, is an assortment of four types of sablé. The pink of the strawberries and the green of the matcha green tea are gentle colors that remind one of Japan.


Store: Hankyu Umeda Main Store, B1F

“THE TAILOR”, a store where you can enjoy the luxurious taste of chocolate

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“THE TAILOR” is a chocolate confectionery specialty store with an antique and elegant storefront. The brand design evokes the image of an adult woman, making it a good choice as a souvenir for those with a keen sense of beauty or for superiors.


A classic favorite, “The Chocolat Couture” is a rich sauce coated in milk chocolate and sandwiched between cocoa cookies. It comes in two varieties: a rich hazelnut cream and a sweet and sour strawberry sauce. When you eat it, the flavor of the fine chocolate and the sauce overflowing from the inside are a perfect match, and you will be immersed in a luxurious feeling.


Store: Hankyu Umeda Main Store, B1F

Sweet potato snack specialty store "OSATSUDOKI" / Hankyu Department Store Umeda Main Limited Store

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The snack “OSATSUDOKI” is a sweet potato chip that has been a daily favorite of Japanese people in convenience stores and supermarkets since its launch in 1985.

The Hankyu Department Store Umeda Main Limited Store, which bears the name of the product, sells a premium line of “OSATSUDOKI”. Two types are available: the “Zaku Zaku” series, in which sweet potatoes are sliced 1.5 times thicker than usual to create a crispy texture, and the “Shittori” series, in which the original moistness of the sweet potato can be enjoyed. They can be enjoyed in six different flavors, including salted butter, apple cinnamon, and dark rum. They are also lightweight, making them easy to take home with you!


Store: Hankyu Umeda Main Store, B1F


Reasonably priced, long-established custard confectionery store "CUSTA" / Hanshin Department Store Umeda Main Limited Store

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“Morozoff”, a long-established confectionery maker in Kobe, is famous for its custard puddings. The long-established company is proud of its confidence in this custard sweets specialty store. The only store is located at the Hanshin Department Store Umeda Main Store!

The Caramel Galette has a rich egg and buttery flavor with a gentle sweetness. The cookies are filled with a bittersweet caramel filling. The cute tin contains 8 pieces for 1,080 yen!


Store: Hanshin Umeda Main Store, B1F


“DROOLY" also noted for its cute packaging / Hanshin Department Store Umeda Main Limited Store

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“DROOLY”, a cheese with honey specialty store, is also the only store located in the Hanshin Department Store Umeda Main Store. The brand has an adorable storybook worldview with the character of “Drooly,” a bear who enjoys pouring honey on cheese.


The “Financier [Gorgonzola with Honey]” is an adult-oriented sweet accented with Gorgonzola (more than 60% of the cheese powder) and salt from Guerande.

The “Cookie [Camembert with Honey]” (made with at least 75% Camembert in cheese powder) is a well-balanced sweet and salty confection consisting of Camembert chocolate sandwiched between cookies made with honey and Hokkaido milk.


Store: Hanshin Umeda Main Store, B1F


Luxurious vanilla aroma of "VANI-バニ"/Hanshin Department Store Umeda Main Limited Store

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“VANI-バニ”, a brand of vanilla sweets, is a new store that just opened in November 2023. It is the only physical store in Japan. Vanilla beans are extracted from the pods of rare, aged vanilla, and the sweets are covered with the elegant and gorgeous aroma of the vanilla.

The “millefeuille” is a light vanilla cream sandwiched between three crispy pies. When you eat it, the mellow sweet aroma spreads softly and fills you with a sense of happiness.]


Store: Hanshin Umeda Main Store, B1F


“TAIYO NO TOU" attracted by its retro packaging

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As you may have noticed if you have read this far, cookie tins (an assortment of cookies in a well-designed tin) are booming in Japan! Some people even collect the tins after eating them.


The cookie tins of the patisserie by “TAIYO NO TOU”, a popular cafe in Nakazaki-cho, Osaka, are popular for their retro design that tickles a girl’s fancy! The cookies inside are also nostalgic. The cookies inside also have a certain feeling to them.

Also designed in the motif of a fictional cabaret, the “Pandora Cacao” is a richly flavored cookie made of fine chocolate and decorated with dried fruits and nuts. Like a jeweled pendant top, this set is as glamorous to the eye as it is to the palate.


Store: Hanshin Umeda Main Store, B1F


It is difficult to choose one because all the stores are particular about not only the taste but also the package design! The Hankyu Department Store Umeda Main Store and The Hanshin Department Store Umeda Main Store are located across from each other, and the basement floor of the food hall is connected by an underground mall. It is fun to go back and forth between the two department stores to examine them!


▼Check out this article!▼

For Visitors to Japan. Highlights of the Hankyu Umeda Main Store!

Hanshin Department Store Umeda Main Store- Best Place to Enjoy Japan’s Food Culture!


We also have a video showing the stores we introduced!
Please take a look!

LOCATION INFORMATION (Hankyu Department Store Umeda Main Store)


8-7, Kakuda-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka [MAP]


3-minute walk from Hankyu Osaka-umeda Station
3-minute walk from Hanshin Osaka-Umeda Station

LOCATION INFORMATION (Hanshin Department Store Umeda Main Store)


1-13-13, Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka [MAP]


Right by Hanshin Osaka-Umeda Station
10-minute walk from Hankyu Osaka-umeda Station

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