[2018 – 2019 Edition] Top 10 Must-Buy Souvenirs Available at Narita Airport
Narita Airport (Narita International Airport) is famous as a gateway to Japan. It is packed with rows and rows of shops offering a myriad of souvenirs that are so many you’ll find it hard to decide which one to buy. With that, here are 10 carefully selected souvenirs that are especially recommended at Narita Airport!
- 1. Airport Limited Petite Yokan (Toraya)
- 2. Roasted Marshmallow S’MORE (D&N Confectionery)
- 3. Cheese Cake (Shiseido Parlour)
- 4. TOKYO CARAMELISER (UENO-FUGETSUDO)
- 5. Tokyo Campanella Chocolat (TOKYO CAMPANELLA)
- 6. Peanuts Monaka (NAGOMI-YONEYA)
- 7. Sorezore (Ginza Akebono)
- 8. Tokyo Black Thunder (Yuraku Confectionery)
- 9. Shinjuku Curry Arare (Shinjuku Nakamuraya)
- 10. Tokyo Banana (Tokyo Banana World)
1. Airport Limited Petite Yokan (Toraya)
If you want to buy wagashi (traditional Japanese confection), then how about trying yokan* from Toraya, a long-established confectionery shop with a history spanning more than 400 years? The Kogata Yokan (Petite Yokan) is individually wrapped in an easy-to-eat size, so it is perfect for souvenir. Out of all the Petie Yokan the shop has to offer, though, the one that is especially recommended is the Sora no Tabi (Journey Through the Sky) (260 JPY per piece (incl. tax)), a small-size yokan that only available in the airport and comes with packaging that resembles clouds floating in the sky at sunset. Additionally, a set with classic flavors is packed in a special cosmetics case bearing an image of an airplane. You can purchase this confection at the Tokyo Shokuhin Kan outlets inside the airport.
Sample Price: 1,404 JPY (incl. tax) for a set of 5 pieces
*A type of Japanese confection that is made by hardening sweet red bean paste made from adzuki beans by adding agar-agar or through steaming
2. Roasted Marshmallow S’MORE (D&N Confectionery)
A s’more (dessert of campfire-roasted marshmallow and chocolate sandwiched in crackers) is a traditional outdoor sweet that is loved in the U.S. and Canada. D&N CONFECTIONERY's S’MORE is a confection that turns a s’more into a tart, as whole-wheat tart dough with a thick-baked chocolate base is topped with homemade marshmallow. The tart is cooked and browned in a toaster. It has a springy texture when eaten straight out of the packaging, and a crispy and oozy sensation when warmed. You won’t get enough of it! This confection is available at all ANA FESTA outlets inside the airport.
Sample Price: 650 JPY (excl. tax) for a pack of 4 pieces
3. Cheese Cake (Shiseido Parlour)
Cheese Cake is a confectionery produced by Shiseido Parlour, a veteran restaurant and cafe that is headquartered in Tokyo’s Ginza area. It is a bite-sized baked cheesecake consisting of a biscuit dough that is filled with cream cheese inside. This pastry is known for crumbling as soon as you pop it in your mouth, but that is followed by a soft and smooth texture from the filling. It is a superb dessert that will let you enjoy the taste of rich cheese. You can purchase it at all the outlets of Tokyo Shokuhin Kan outlets inside the airport.
Price: 918 JPY (incl. tax) for a pack of 3 pieces, etc.
4. TOKYO CARAMELISER (UENO-FUGETSUDO)
TOKYO CARAMELISER is a sweet delight that was born out of the desire of UENO-FUGETSUDO, a long-established store that was founded in 1747, to create a Tokyo specialty that is like no other. Made by baking wafer dough with sugar and maple sugar on top until it is caramelized, this confection is characterized by its crispy, light texture, fragrant aroma, and deep taste. You can purchase it at the Tokyo Shokuhin Kan on the 4th floor of Terminal 1, and Tokyo Shokuhin Kan 2 on the 4th floor of Terminal 2, among other spots.
Sample Price: 600 JPY (excl. tax) for a pack of 16 pieces
5. Tokyo Campanella Chocolat (TOKYO CAMPANELLA)
Tokyo Campanella Chocolat is a langue de chat cookie in chocolate flavor that is made by putting special chocolate "pillars" on in between layers of thin langue de chat cookies. It will surely enthrall fans with the light texture and rich aromatic flavors created from the three layers. This pastry is also known for its beautiful blue packaging. You can purchase it at Gate Way on the 3rd floor of Terminal 1, Tokyo Shokuhin Kan on the 4th floor of Terminal 2 and other stores at the airport.
Sample Price: 1,000 JPY (incl. tax) for a pack of 8 pieces
6. Peanuts Monaka (NAGOMI-YONEYA)
Peanuts Monaka is the flagship product of NAGOMI-YONEYA, a long-established confectionery store that was founded in 1899. It is red bean paste kneaded with flavorful peanuts simmered with sugar and other ingredients, wrapped in a thin shell made from glutinous rice. The secret behind its popularity is its adorable peanut shape. Even the packaging is shaped like a peanut, so it’s so cute! You can purchase it at Tokyo Shokuhin Kan on the 4th floor of Terminal 1 and BLUE SKY on the 4th floor of Terminal 2, among other stores inside the airport.
Sample Price: 1,080 JPY (incl. tax) for a set of 8 pieces
7. Sorezore (Ginza Akebono)
Sorezore is a pack of assorted senbei (rice crackers) that is known as the representative product of the veteran confectionery store, Ginza Akebono. It has six kinds of senbei inside a box that features a pattern inspired by traditional Japanese design. Its chic design makes it perfect as souvenir. You can purchase it at Ginza Akebono’s retail shops that are found on the 4th floor of Terminal 1 and 4th floor of Terminal 2.
Sample Price: 1,080 JPY (incl. tax) for a set of 6 packs of 4 kinds of senbei
8. Tokyo Black Thunder (Yuraku Confectionery)
Tokyo Black Thunder is a petite chocolate bar that was born from the fusion of Black Thunder, a sweet treat that is hugely famous inside and outside Japan, and the traditional confection Kaminari Okoshi from Tokiwado. Characterized by the combination of peanuts, cocoa cookie, and rice puffs, this product is popular for its crispy texture. Its taste has a Japanese touch with hints of kokuto (cane sugar that has been simmered and hardened). This confection is packed in a box featuring an image of Mt. Fuji, making it perfect as souvenir from Japan. You can purchase it at the outlets of BLUE SKY inside the airport.
Sample Price: 540 JPY (incl. tax) for a box of 15 pieces
9. Shinjuku Curry Arare (Shinjuku Nakamuraya)
Shinjuku Nakamuraya is a well-established shop that was founded in 1901 and is famous for releasing ready-made curry, sweets, and a wide array of other products, as well as running a restaurant. Shinjiku Curry Arare is this shop’s product that is only available in Tokyo. It is Japanese snack called “arare” that is made by baking glutinous rice that has been formed into bite-sized pieces. This particular product is sprinkled with Nakamuraya’s special curry spice, so it is recommended to those who love spicy food. It has a crispy, light texture, so you just might unconsciously eat way too much in one seating. This product is available at Tokyo Shokuhin Kan on the 4th floor of Terminal 1.
Sample Price: 600 JPY (incl. tax) for a pack of 8 bag
10. Tokyo Banana (Tokyo Banana World)
Tokyo Banana (Original Flavor) is one of the most classic souvenirs from Tokyo. It is sponge cake that is filled with banana-flavored custard cream inside. Soft and fluffy on the outside and melt-in-the-mouth soft inside, it will fill your mouth with delicious, moderately sweet banana flavor once you take a bite. People love its extensive lineup of different flavors and designs. It comes in many cute variations, such as the ones with sea otter and heart patterns. It is available at the BLUE SKY and Tokyo Shokuhin Kan shops inside the airport.
Sample Price: 483 JPY (incl. tax) for a box of 4 pieces
With this article as your guide, try to grab the must-have souvenirs when you are at Narita Airport!
*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.
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