The 10 Best Must-Buy Souvenirs at Kansai International Airport in Osaka, Japan

Kansai International Airport, more commonly known as Kankuu, is a 24-hour hub airport. Recently, the growth of low cost carrier services and increase of Asian tourists have changed Kankuu to a lively airport. Since the renewal, a variety of souvenirs, apparels, and drug stores have gathered to create a fascinating shopping area. This time, popular souvenirs will be introduced, so please use it as a reference when in Kansai International Airport.


1. MOSDO Limited Mug

1. MOSDO Limited Mug
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“MOSDO” is a new brand made by the combination of Japan’s famous burger chain store, “MOS Burger” and doughnut chain store, “Mister Donut.” There are only two MOSDOs, in Kankuu and Hiroshima, so it’s very rare.

In this shop, you can order both fresh burgers and doughnuts, so please try it when in Kankuu. Also, a mug printed with both of the brand marks is sold here. Even in Japan, only two stores sell this mug, so it’s a one time chance when in Kankuu!

■Information
Product name: MOSDO Limited Mug
Purchase store: MOSDO Kansai International Airport shop
Location: Terminal 1 Building 2F
Business hours: 6:00~23:00

Website: http://mosdo.jp/

2. B Jirushi YOSHIDA

2. B Jirushi YOSHIDA
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It’s no exaggeration to say that “BEAMS” is Japan’s most famous select shop. There’s a valuable item that is sold limited in the airport. It’s the “B Jirushi YOSHIDA,” made by the collaboration of YOSHIDA Kaban, famous for its well-established POTER brand, and BEAMS!

The bag is made with a Japanese original BEAMS style design, and has very high-performance. It’s only sold in Kankuu, so please take it in your hand. It’s perfect for anybody who loves fashion and limited items!

■Information
Product name: B Jirushi YOSHIDA
Purchase store: BEAMS Planets
Location: Terminal 1 Building 3F
Business hours: 7:30~21:30

Website: http://www.beams.co.jp/

3. Pikachu

3. Pikachu
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Japan is known for its subculture of anime and manga, but “Pokemon” is by far the most famous and popular! Kansai International Airport is heated by the recent internationally famous Pokemon Go.

Here, the Pokemon official store has a wide selection of over 2500 types of Pokemon. The airport-specific pilot Pikachu is very rare because in Kansai, this Pokemon official shop is the only one it’s sold in. Pokemon lovers, please drop in and buy one!

■Information
Product name: Airport Limited Pikachu
Purchase store: Pokemon store
Location: Terminal 1 Building 2F
Business hours: 7:30~21:00

Website: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/

4. Kobe Half-baked Cheesecake

4. Kobe Half-baked Cheesecake
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Popular confectionery brand, “Kobe Frantz,” was born in Kobe, the town of European style confectioneries. The most popular among them is the “Kobe half-baked cheesecake.” Please have a taste of this bite-sized cheesecake filled with rich Camembert and cream cheese.

Neither baked or souffle, this unique texture has gained attraction. It’s bite-sized, so there’s no worry of being left over, which is always helpful. The package is also elegant, so it’s very suitable for a gift. Shall we go buy the famous confectionery brand in Kansai?

→Top 10 Tourist Attractions & Best Things to Do in Kobe, Japan

■Information
Product name: Kobe Half-baked Cheesecake
Purchase store: Kobe Frantz
Location: Applause in both Terminal 1 and 2 Buildings

Website: http://www.frantz.jp

5. Kobe White Cheese Roll

5. Kobe White Cheese Roll
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There are many more sweets the town of western confectioneries, Kobe, has made! The most recommended among them is the “Kobe White Cheese Roll.” The product made by a cheesecake speciality shop’s long trials is, the gelatin cheesecake-like Swiss roll.

It was made by taking the rich taste of gelatin cheesecake and the light texture of a Swiss roll and combining them. It has the popularity to be world-renowned, and has been constantly introduced by the Japanese media. If you have time in Kansai International airport, please drop by!

■Information
Product name: Kobe White Cheese Roll
Purchase store: airport-specific shop
Location: Terminal 1 Building 3F
Business hours: 7:30~21:30

 
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6. Fukujuen Iyemon Brand’s Stick Tea

6. Fukujuen Iyemon Brand’s Stick Tea
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Fukujuen is Kyoto’s long- established shop, started in 1790. The Iyemon brand, a co-development with Suntory is a big hit, and is known world-wide. The instant tea made by the Iyemon brand is popular for its authentic taste blended with Matcha.

It can easily be melted in both water and hot water. There are also other products like, organic tea with fruit and herb aroma, called flavored Sencha.

This is sold not only in tea leaves, but also in tea bags, so it’s easy to prepare. Teas with scents of Japanese fruits like mandarin orange, yuzu, and apple are popular among young women.

→Top 10 Tourist Attractions & Best Things to Do in Kyoto, Japan

■Information
Product name: Iyemon stick tea
Purchase store: Fukujuen
Location: Terminal 1 Building 3F
Business hours: 7:30~21:30

Website: http://fukujuen.com

7. Kit Kat

7. Kit Kat
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“Kit Kat” is a very famous chocolate sweet loved all over the world. As the standard souvenir for vacations, it has kept up a high popularity for many years. There are many limited edition Kit Kats sold over Japan, and buying the limited edition for every trip has become part of the fun.

Here in Kansai International airport, there are three limited flavors sold. There are the “Uji Matcha” filled with carefully selected Matcha, “Sakura Matcha” with sakura leaves, and “Kazuichigo” with a bittersweet and refreshing flavor.

Kit Kat can be subdivided, so it’s easy to pass out. You can buy it in BLUE SKY in the International Gate Area and other souvenirs shops.

→The 10 Best Places to Eat in Uji, Kyoto, Japan

■Information
Product name: Kansai International airport limited Kit Kat
Purchase store: BLUE SKY
Location: Terminal Building South Wing 2F International Gate Area
Business hours: 8:00~19:30

8. Otabe’s Yatsuhashi

8. Otabe’s Yatsuhashi
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Popular to both Japanese and foreigners, the “Yatsuhashi” is the most common sweet in Kansai Kyoto. The nikki flavor, with its chewy outer and the faint sweetness of the red bean paste, is a standard sweet loved by the world.

Among them, the Yatsuhashi from Otabe uses Koshihikari rice, which is kneaded delicately in a millstone. Also, the Nama-yatsuhashi is filled Hokkaido red bean. The ingredients are carefully selected, so it can be recommended with confidence. Please visit on your way home.

■Information
Product name: Otabe Yatsuhashi
Purchase store: airport-specific shop
Location: Terminal 1 Building 3F
Business hours: 7:00~21:30

9. Tako Patissier

9. Tako Patissier
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When it comes to Kansai Osaka local delicacy, it’s Takoyaki! The genuine sweet made by the arrangement of the traditional flavor Osaka is proud of, can be bought in Kansai International airport. A patissier from “Hyogetsudo,” a confectionery shop in Yao, Osaka, came up with the “Tako Patissier”.

While making the most of the sauce, green laver, and dried bonito, it’s a pie sweet with walnuts and caramel. It’s a very Osaka like sweet with a huge impact, so it will certainly be well-received!

→The Best 10 Takoyaki Shops You Must Eat in Osaka

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■Information
Product name: Tako Patissier
Purchase store: Applause
Location: Terminal 1 Building 3F
Business hours: 7:00~21:30

10. Wakayama Kishukan

10. Wakayama Kishukan
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The place Kansai International airport stands, is close to Wakayama prefecture. Because of it, the Wakayama antenna shop, “Kishukan,” is set up in Kankuu. Wakayama is popular for its plums and fruits.

Here, you can buy many things, like dried plums, sweets, dried persimmons, mandarin orange compote, and processed goods of tuna. They’re all a rarity, so find your favorite and take some home! When in Kansai, instead of just sticking to Kyoto, Osaka, and Kobe, please use this chance to try Wakayama food.

■Information
Purchase store: Wakayama Kishukan Kansai International shop
Location: Aeroplaza 2F
Business hours: 6:30~22:00

Website: http://www.kishukan.net

Let’s Buy Great Souvenirs at Kansai International Airport!

How was the list? This time, gifts connected with Kankuu was introduced mainly, but the Kankuu shopping district is extensive. So you can buy many gifts like, Hokkaido’s “Shiroi Koibito,” “Royce’s Chocolate,” Jaga Pokkuru,” Tokyo’s “Hiyoko,” “Tokyo Banana,” and Ise’s “Akafuku.” Even if you arrived at the airport empty handed, there are gifts from all over Japan in the airport. So make some extra time before boarding, and enjoy eating in a restaurant and shopping for gifts.




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