5 Souvenirs You Should Buy at Nagoya Station
Nagoya is an area that has a unique food culture. There are plenty of souvenirs that you should buy in Nagoya Station. Here are 5 of them.
1. Nagoya-jo (Sousaku Momoka Toukatei)
Nagoya-jo are girls from Nagoya known for their elegant fashion and long, curled hair. Nagoya-jo is a snack named and modeled after them. The fragrant baked snack with nuts is a high-quality white chocolate sandwich. This is one of the best-selling snacks from the peach sweet specialty shop Toukatei, so you can rest assured that it's delicious. It's popular as a new Nagoya souvenir. It's reasonably priced and is sure to get people talking, so it's recommended as a souvenir. They sell it at kiosks throughout the station.
Price: 540 JPY (incl. tax) for 14 pieces. Other sizes and prices available.
2. Yukari (Bankaku Souhonpo)
The well-established senbei (rice cracker) shop, Bankaku Souhonpo, sells Yukari, which uses fresh shrimp to create a senbei that's rich and fragrant. Even though there are plenty of shrimp senbei, this one is consistently popular. The crunchy texture and the aroma of the shrimp makes for an addicting senbei, and it's also famous as a souvenir. You should also check out the Nagoya-limited Yukari Gold Can and the Gold Ebiten. You can find them at the Kiosk Grand Shop Nagoya inside the central concourse. There are different sizes based on your souvenir needs.
Price: 691 JPY for a bag of 8, 918 JPY for a can of 10, 1,080 JPY for a box of 12 (all incl. tax).
BANKAKU Co., LTD.
BANKAKU Co., LTD.
3. NAGOYA Roll (CAFÉ TANAKA)
The well-established coffee shop, CAFÉ TANAKA, offers the NAGOYA Roll, a sweet that became a hot topic since it condenses Nagoya's coffee shop culture into one snack. The flavorful roll cake is a sponge cake made with their own roasted coffee and the perfect amount of rum, and filled with marron glaces (sugared chestnuts), ogura-an (sweet course red bean paste), and plenty of whipped cream. You can buy it on B1F of JR Nagoya Takashimaya. It has a short shelf life of only two days, so it's recommended that you buy it right before you leave. They also have frozen items.
Price: 1,234 JPY (incl. tax) for 1.
4. Nagoya Hacchou Misoman (Shunkado)
Nagoya's famous hacchou miso is a traditional naturally fermented product that hasn't changed since the beginning of the Edo period (1603 - 1868). Shunkado's Nagoya Hacchou Misoman uses that miso in the dough for manjuu, which is a steamed yeast bun. The miso gives the bun a rich flavor. The filling is koshian, which is sweet course red bean paste, and they use high-quality Hokkaido azuki beans. There is a wonderful balance between the bun and the filling and the flavor is addicting. The package has the gold shachihoko from Nagoya Castle and wisteria flowers on the front. You can find it at Grand Shop Nagoya in the station.
Price: 237 JPY (incl. tax) for 2 Misoman.
5. Cream Pan (Hattendo)
You can buy Hattendo's famous cream pan (cream-filled bread) on 1F of JR Nagoya Takashimaya. It's fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth texture is superb. Hattendo sells Cream Pan Ogura Toast-Style only in Nagoya. (Ogura toast is thickly-sliced bread topped with butter and ogura-an.) It's appropriate for Nagoya's coffee shop culture and it's a rare product that you can't buy elsewhere. It's take-out only and they have a wide variety of products. For souvenirs, they have new products, summer-only products, and combination sets, so please find something you like. You can buy it on Towers-dori on 1F in the station. It has a short shelf life of 2:00 pm the day after buying it, so it's recommended that you buy it directly before you return to your country or eat it in Japan.
Price: Cream Pan Custard is 210 JPY (incl. tax) for 1. Prices and flavors vary.
Nagoya has plenty of appropriate, characteristic souvenirs since long ago. All of these products, including the relatively new ones, are famous for being representative of Nagoya. Don't forget to buy some for yourself!
*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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