Top 10 Souvenirs to Get in Osaka

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This adorable character is arguably the symbol of Osaka. You can find it in many gift shops. While the restaurant where he was used as a mascot has already been closed, many people still go to Dōtonbori to find his presence and take pictures of him. A specialty shop named Ichiburian (“いちびり庵” in Japanese) sells a variety of items derived from the character Kuidaore Taro, among which the caramel pudding is the most popular.

Shop: Ichiburian (“いちびり庵”)

Address: Central Block, 1-7-21, Dōtonbori. It can be accessed by walking for about 2 minutes after exiting from Exit 4 of Ōsaka Namba Station, Midōsuji Line of Osaka Metro.

The deluxe line “Baton d’or” of Glico is only available for sale in Japan. The Baton d’or stick is rich in buttery flavor. The chocolate coating on the outside melts the moment it enters your mouth. It is only sold at the Takashimaya Department Store and Hankyu Department Store in Osaka (Umeda Store). It is very popular and basically sold out every day before 5 pm. If you want to have a taste of the “LV of Pocky”, it is important to go there early.

Shop: Baton d’or

Address: Counter at Hankyu Department Store (Umeda Store)

551’s pork bun is filled with pork meat and onions. You can smell the distinctive, meaty aroma from afar. It is one of Osaka’s most popular souvenirs. While the main store is located in Ōsaka Namba, you can also find 551’s pork bun in many food courts at all major department stores. It is a great option either as a gift for your family and friends or for eating on the spot.

Shop: 551 HORAI

Address: 3-6-3, Ōsaka Namba, Chūō-ku, Osaka

Takomasa (“たこ昌”) has specially launched a frozen Takoyaki (meaning pan-grilled dough balls with octopus) gift set. To eat, you only need to pre-thaw the whole package and then place it in the microwave. If you are particular about Takoyaki, you may also ‘upgrade’ the experience by putting them into the oven and deep-frying them in warm oil.

Shop name: Takomasa (“たこ昌”)

Address: 4-15, Avenue 1, Dōtonbori, Chūō-ku, Osaka

For creative cooking at home, you may consider buying a Takoyaki Pan. Simply prepare eggs and flour, and add a little chunk of octopus. Then, you would find yourself with freshly-made Takoyakis at your own home. The pan and all the raw ingredients for making Takoyaki can be found on the many commercial streets in Osaka.

Shop: 1F, Donki

Address: 7-13, Sōemonchō, Chūō-ku, Osaka

The popular brand Rikuro has taken the Danish tradition of cake-making. The freshly baked cakes are extremely soft, rich in buttery flavor, and provide a layered texture with raisins embedded underneath. Every time a cake is freshly baked, the shopper would ring the bells to inform the customers. The aroma of cheesecake is spread in the air, attracting even the passers-by on the road.

Shop: Rikuro Grandpa’s Shop (“りくろーおじさんの店”)

Address: There are several stores in Osaka city, addresses of which can be found online at

Chidoriya Soke Osaka is over 380 years old. It uses ,Japanese rice to make the chewy mochi,, ,then adds Sweet Soy Sauce from Kansai to the mochi. The flavor is ,unique, and the juice flows with a bite,. It is definitely a delicious taste that can only be tasted in Osaka.

Shop: Chidoriya Soke Osaka Main Store

Address: 4-12, Third Avenue, Honmachi, Chūō-ku, Osaka

The Glico running man on the big billboard in Shinsaibashi, Osaka is an iconic figure of Osaka that must have left a strong impression on visitors from around the world. When in Osaka, of course, you should buy souvenir merchandise of the famous Glico running man.

Shop Name: Glico (Dōtonbori Store)

Address: Dōtonbori

At Universal Studios Osaka, the “Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans” sold at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Area contain 20 flavors both loved and hated by wizards and muggles. It has been standing on top of the best-sold products list since its introduction. The candies come in different flavors, making them perfect to bring to a party.

Shop: Filch's Emporium™ of Confiscated Goods, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Area

Address: Universal Studios Osaka

Calbee Chips opened a flagship store in Osaka called “GRAND Calbee”, which is a deluxe store of the snack brand. The chips sold in “GRAND Calbee” are thick, enriching the texture and the eating experience. The different flavors of the chips are carefully curated and are bound to surprise you. Gift sets are perfect gifts for yourself and others.

Shop Name: GRAND Calbee

Address: Level B1, Hankyu Department Main Store, 8-7, Kakudacho, Osaka