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[Latest Edition] Top 5 Souvenirs from Kansai International Airport in 2019!

Many people pass through Kansai International Airport when they visit Japan. There are many souvenir shops in the airport, so you can visit them before you leave Japan or during transit to your ultimate destination. With that, here are 5 affordable confectionery items available at the airport that are garnering a lot of attention lately!

1. Osaka Hanjuku Castelo Fuwantoron

The Fuwantoron is a bite-sized castella* that is made using plenty of fresh eggs. The sponge cake is incredibly soft and moist sponge cake, but it is characterized by the sticky, thick texture on top. The granulated sugar sprinkled all over gives this delicacy a crunchy bite.

*Castella is said to have come from a confectionery that was born in the Kingdom of Castile in Spain and was brought to Japan in the 16th century. It is a type of baked sponge cake that is made with flour, eggs, sugar, and other ingredients.

Price: 700 JPY (excl. tax) for a set of 8 pieces
Where to buy: Kuko Senmon Daiten’s Gourmet and Gift Shop (Terminal 1 Bldg., 3rd floor)

1. Osaka Hanjuku Castelo Fuwantoron

2. La La La Pecan

La La La Pecan is a popular product from Salon de Royal, a shop that was established in Osaka in 1935. This confectionery is made by covering candy-coated pecan nuts in white chocolate with an amazing aftertaste, which is then sprinkled with a mild-flavored caramel powder. Take a bite and you will surely get addicted to the chewiness of the nuts and the fragrant and sweet taste that comes from the combination of its three ingredients! With La La La Pecan, you will enjoy the ultimate level of harmony in a confectionery.

Price: 1,250 JPY (incl. tax) for 10 packs (18g each)
Where to buy: ANA FESTA Kansai Domestic Gate Shop (Terminal 1 Bldg., 2nd floor)

3. Rusk – Nami no Mahobako

Rusk – Nami no Mahobako is a confectionery created by Kobe Morrymama based on the concept of “sweet magic that makes you happy.” It is a very popular product that sells 10,000 pieces per day. This sweet is made with the finest ingredients, including natural water drawn from 140m underground, flour that is most compatible with this particular type of water, and mineral-rich salt that possesses robust sweetness and delicious taste. Its magic comes from its mild sweetness that is generated by the flavors of its ingredients. It comes in plain, matcha green tea, chocolate, maple, and many other flavors, so you'll have many flavors to choose from.

Price: 864 JPY (incl. tax) for a box of 20 plain-flavored rusks
Where to buy: KAB Plaza (Terminal 1 Bldg., 2nd floor)

3. Rusk – Nami no Mahobako

4. Kyocha Rusk Matcha

Kyocha Rusk Matcha is a rusk that was created by Kyoto's veteran tea store Tsujiri, which has a history of over 150 years. It is made by carefully baking thinly sliced baguettes and then coating them with Tsujiri’s Uji matcha chocolate. This confectionery exquisitely fuses the rich aroma and taste and mild bitterness of matcha green tea with the sweetness of chocolate. You can also buy it in the sweet-smelling Hojicha (roasted green tea) flavor as well as in an assortment of those two flavors.

Price: 583 JPY (incl. tax) for a set of 5 pieces
Where to buy: Applause (Terminal 2 Bldg., etc.), MIYABI (Terminal 1 Bldg., 3rd floor)

5. Osaka Sakusaku Waffle

Another recommended souvenir that is available at the airport is the Osaka Sakusaku Waffle, which is known for its pleasant, crunchy texture. You can choose from two flavors: the maple flavor fills your mouth with a faint sweet aroma the moment you take a bite, and the chocolate flavor has a bittersweet taste. One side of this sweet is caramelized to add aroma and give it a light but delicious aftertaste.

Price: 540 JPY (incl. tax) for a box of 7 pieces
Where to buy: Kuko Senmon Daiten’s Gourmet and Gift Shop (Terminal 1 Bldg., 3rd floor)

5. Osaka Sakusaku Waffle

The best time to look for souvenirs is when you're waiting at the airport for your flight. So, with the help of this article, have fun choosing the perfect souvenir to take home with you!

*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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