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What To Buy In Osaka International Airport

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Contrary to its name, Osaka International Airport, otherwise known as the Itami Airport, actually serves passengers taking domestic flights. It relinquished its accommodation of international flights to the Kansai International Airport way back in 1994. Nonetheless, it remains one of the busiest airport terminals in Japan, guiding incoming and outgoing flights to over 30 destinations across the country. In any case, if you have been unable to buy souvenirs or treats to bring back home for loved ones do not worry. There are stores in the terminal where you can pick up presents. Use this list as a guide on what to buy at the Osaka International Airport.

1. Gion no Sato


Matcha (green tea) lovers should not miss out on buying these. Gion no Sato is a matcha-flavoured rice cracker roll, with cream or white chocolate filling. Shoppers may also want to try out the Tsujiri no Sato which is a rice cracker roll with matcha cream filling. Both treats are available at the shop at the airport.

Airport duty-free store

Address: 1st floor, South Terminal (before security), Osaka International Airport

Website: Airport duty-free store

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2. Koshi no Kanbai "Bessen"


Koshi no Kanbai “Bessen” is a type of sake. This sake can easily be identified because of its light yet dry taste. It also has a slightly nutty flavour and a sweetness that tastes like marshmallows. Experts advise that this sake should be drunk at room temperature to allow its complex flavours to manifest. This is traditionally enjoyed when celebrating something. You can buy Bessen, as well as other variants from the Koshi no Kanbai line, at the shop.

Airport duty-free store

Address: 1st floor, South Terminal (before security), Osaka International Airport

Website: Airport duty-free store

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3. Japanese-style Gamaguchi clasp bags

Gamaguchi, traditional Japanese metal-clasp coin purses and bags are available in a lot of patterns. Japan Handicrafts Fair in WAttention Plaza @ B1 Jurong Point Shopping Centre! Last 2 days!! Do not miss out!

Posted by WAttention Plaza on Friday, 14 November 2014

Japan is known for producing kawaii (cute) items, and these purses and bags certainly fit the bill. At SORAMISE, a store at the Osaka International Airport, you can have your pick of coin purses and clutches in different designs and colours, all of which have been handmade by artisans. The options include items that can be used on a daily basis as well as those better suited for formal events. So choose one that best suits your needs. The beauty of each piece also makes these purses and wallets great gift options.

SORAMISE

Address: 2nd floor, South Terminal (before security), Osaka International Airport

Website: SORAMISE

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4. Tenten bite-sized gyoza

what to buy in osaka airport | tenten bite-sized gyoza
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Gyoza, a dumpling made from minced meat and vegetables, is Japan’s garlicky version of China’s jiaozi. Tenten’s bite-sized version has come to be a favourite of locals and travellers alike. Many tourists can’t resist buying a pack to bring home, which they cook either by boiling or frying. If you’re worried that the gyoza won’t travel well, you can at least try some of the famous bite-sized gyoza called Tenten from Lunivers. The shop also sells other local delicacies.

Lunivers

Address: 2nd floor, South Terminal (before security), Osaka International Airport

Website: LUNIVERS

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5. Tail charms

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Cute yet classy, these “tail charms” are actually horse-shaped leather ornaments attached to colourful threads which are then braided together. As cute as they may be, these accessories are also practical, the anti-static material of the threads help prevent static energy from building up. Besides charms, the braid of anti-static threads can also be purchased for different purposes, such as straps for eyeglasses etc.

SORAMISE

Address: 2nd floor, South Terminal (before security), Osaka International Airport

Website: SORAMISE

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6. Osaka-themed souvenirs

what to buy in osaka airport | osaka-themed souvenirs
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Take a little bit of Osaka home with you by buying Osaka and Japanese themed souvenirs. At SORAMISE, you have a variety of designs and items to choose from, whether you’re looking for a handkerchief that bears a likeness of the Osaka Castle, or a purse designed to look like a takoyaki. Big or small, cute or classy, funny or serious, you have a lot of options to choose from at the store.

SORAMISE

Address: 2nd floor, South Terminal (before security), Osaka International Airport

Website: SORAMISE

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7. Gateau Bubu Financier

3. Gion Tsujiri Gateau Bubu Financier Matcha/Hojicha Made by one of the most popular tea houses in Kyoto, this rice flour cake has a mochi like texture with deeply infused matcha/hojicha.

Posted by JapanWander & Beyond on Monday, 9 April 2018

Gateau Bubu Financier is a brand of sticky, small cakes made from rice flour and infused with tea either Uji matcha or hojicha. Be prepared for a flavour explosion in your mouth. Each chewy bite tastes strongly of tea but is also sweet. The elegant packaging of Gateau Bubu Financier makes this a great gift item.

at shop

Address: 1st floor, South Terminal (before security), Osaka International Airport

Website: at shop

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8. QUOLOFUNE


QUOLOFUNE is an established confectionery store. It is best known for its Castella sponge cake, which is based on a Portuguese recipe from the 16th century. Another speciality of the store is dorayaki, which resembles a pancake with a bean and jam filling. There are various branches of QUOLOFUNE across Osaka, but if you weren’t able to drop by one of its stores, don’t worry, because there’s one right at the airport.

QUOLOFUNE

Address: 2nd floor, Central Block (before security), Osaka International Airport

Website: QUOLOFUNE

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9. Akafuku mochi (red bean rice cakes)

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Source: Photo by user Ocdp used under CC0

Akafuku was established as a tea house over 300 years ago, so trying one of its treats is almost like delving into its rich tradition. Its signature offering is mochi, which interestingly enough is filled with symbolism. It is designed to resemble the Isuzu River, which flows through the Ise Grand Shrine. The ridges are meant to represent the river’s waters, while the mochi symbolizes the white pebbles that can be found along the riverbed. No preservatives are included in the dessert’s ingredients, so do consume this as soon as possible.

ANA FESTA

Address: 2nd floor, South Terminal (before security), Osaka International Airport

Website: ANA FESTA

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10. Yoshimoto souvenirs


Yoshimoto is one of the leading entertainment companies in Japan and is stationed in Osaka. It is best known for its comedy shows. The company has its own amusement park, and boutique stores called the Yoshimoto Entame Shops. They sell quirky souvenirs and memorabilia. Pop culture fans should definitely check out this store.

Yoshimoto Entame Shop

Address: 4th floor, Observation Deck (before security), Osaka International Airport

Website: Yoshimoto Entame Shop

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Souvenir shopping at the Osaka International Airport

Even though the Osaka International Airport caters to domestic travellers, there are many shops where passengers can indulge in last-minute shopping. Refer to our guide of things to buy at this airport so that you may cherish the memories of your trip to Osaka.

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