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Choosing souvenirs can be tricky. Avoid running out of time and buying whatever you can get your hands on by reading this article, which introduces tasty sweets that you can purchase at Haneda Airport!
- 1. Crema Catalana (FROZEN to GO)
- 2. Baked Chocolat (Brown) (La Maison SHIROKANE)
- 3. Hanegumo (Kano Shojuan)
- 4. TOKYO EBIFURAI (Keishindo)
- 5. VIA RASQ (QUOLOFUNE)
- 6. Jiichiro's Baumkuchen (Jiichiro)
- 7. Salt & Camembert Cookie (Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory)
- 8. Roasted Marshmallow S'more (D&N Confectionery)
- 9. Seppuku Monaka (Shinsho-do)
- 10. Tokyo Okaki Curry Age Mochi (YOSHIMI TOKYO)
1. Crema Catalana (FROZEN to GO)
FROZEN to GO is an original brand that’s available only at Haneda Airport. The sweets are sold frozen and are thawed in-flight, making them perfect for eating at your destination. Crema Catalana is a traditional dessert from the Catalonia region of Spain, consisting of custard topped with caramel. The FROZEN to GO version comes in two flavors: Berry Almond, which has a mixture of berries and almonds sprinkled on top, and Pineapple Nuts, which is a version that’s sprinkled with dried pineapples and walnuts. They are available at Selected Western Confectioneries on the second floor of Terminal 1 and SMILE TOKYO on the second floor of Terminal 2.
Price: 1,728 JPY (incl. tax) each
2. Baked Chocolat (Brown) (La Maison SHIROKANE)
This is an original Haneda Airport dessert created in collaboration with La Maison SHIROKANE, which is run by the famous French restaurant, La Coupe d'Or. It consists of baked chocolate - made with couverture chocolate that’s been blended in - sandwiched in-between 432 layers of pastry. It has a flaky and crunchy texture, rich cacao flavor, and melts smoothly in the mouth. It is available in six flavors: milk, strawberry, bitter, salt praline, coconut, and lemon. It can be purchased at PIER 4 on the second floor of Terminal 1 and Tokyo Food Products Clock Tower 3 Store on the second floor of Terminal 2.
Price: 2,160 JPY (incl. tax) for a box of 12
3. Hanegumo (Kano Shojuan)
This sweet is made by Kano Shojuan, a famous Japanese confectionery store, and is only sold at Haneda Airport. Azuki beans from Hokkaido are carefully cooked to create a sweet paste, which is then wrapped in sponge cake made with flour, eggs, and sugar. These ingredients are commonly used for another Japanese sweet called "dorayaki". Its popular soft and chewy texture will make you think that you’re chewing on clouds ("hanegumo" means "feather cloud"). It is available at PIER 4 on the second floor of Terminal 1 and SMILE TOKYO on the second floor of Terminal 2.
Price: 1,080 JPY (incl. tax) for a box of 5, 2,160 JPY (incl. tax) for a box of 10
4. TOKYO EBIFURAI (Keishindo)
Established in 1866, Keishindo is a store specializing in ebi senbei (shrimp-flavored Japanese crackers). Their TOKYO EBIFURAI are made by turning fresh shrimp into surimi (minced and mashed into a paste) and then turning that into crunchy and aromatic crackers. Its unique texture and deep flavor is achieved through both baking and deep-frying. The packaging has images of famous Tokyo spots, making them perfect as souvenirs. They can only be purchased in one store in Tokyo, as well as at KIN NO TSUBASA on the second floor of Terminal 2 of Haneda Airport.
Price: 500 JPY (excl. tax) for a pack of 5, etc.
5. VIA RASQ (QUOLOFUNE)
Another recommended sweet is the VIA RASQ, which is a rusk by Quolofune - a store that sells a variety of Japanese-style Western sweets, such as castella. Although rusks are usually made with bread, VIA RASQ are made with castella. They are slowly baked in a stove to achieve a crumbly texture and gentle sweetness. Available at KIN NO TSUBASA on the second floor of Terminal 1.
Price: 1,404 JPY (incl. tax)
6. Jiichiro's Baumkuchen (Jiichiro)
This is the finest baumkuchen by the famous baumkuchen maker, Jiichiro. It has 24 layers of thin and moist cake, made possible by the sophisticated skills of the veteran chefs. The sugar coating adds a layer of light crunchiness, giving it a fun texture and elegant sweetness. It is available at PIER 1 and PIER 4 on the second floor of Terminal 1 and Tokyo Food Products Clock Tower 1 Store on the second floor of Terminal 2.
Price: 1,944 JPY (incl. tax), etc.
7. Salt & Camembert Cookie (Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory)
Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory is famous for its innovative sweets made with carefully selected milk and high-quality cheese. The Salt & Camembert Cookie is one of its most popular products. A chocolate disc with camembert in it is sandwiched between cookies made with Hokkaido milk and French Guérande salt, giving it a salty flavor with a light aftertaste. Available at Selected Western Confectioneries on the second floor of Terminal 1 and Tokyo Food Products Clock Tower 3 Store on the second floor of Terminal 2.
Price: 864 JPY (incl. tax) for a pack of 10, etc.
8. Roasted Marshmallow S'more (D&N Confectionery)
These are tarts of s'mores (fire-roasted marshmallow and chocolate sandwiched between two pieces of graham crackers), which is a popular campfire treat in the US. It consists of bitter baked chocolate on top of graham tarts with cream cheese blended in. This is then further topped with homemade marshmallows and baked to get it soft and sticky. The balance between the crust and marshmallow is outstanding. It is available at all ANA FESTA stores in the airport.
Price: 650 JPY (excl. tax) for a box of 4, etc.
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9. Seppuku Monaka (Shinsho-do)
Anyone looking for a truly Japanese souvenir will find this sweet perfect for taking home. It is based on a fictional account of the famous Ako Incident that took place in the 18th century*. This is a type of Japanese sweet called “monaka”, which is made by sandwiching sweet bean paste between two thin layers of baked pastry, created from kneaded sticky rice flour. It has so much filling that it can hardly be contained by the layers of pastry! High-quality sugar is also used to create an understated sweetness and light flavor. It is available at ANA FESTA Gate 53 Gift Shop and ANA FESTA Gate 66 Gift Shop of Haneda Airport.
*An incident in which loyal subjects avenged the death of their master. Their actions went against the decision of the Bakufu (government), so all the participants were to be punished. However, there were many who thought of their actions as noble, so they were allowed to retain their honor by being sentenced to harakiri (cutting open their stomachs) instead.
Price: 1,452 JPY (incl. tax) for a box of 5, etc.
10. Tokyo Okaki Curry Age Mochi (YOSHIMI TOKYO)
Snacks made from mochi (sticky rice) are another type of Japan-esque souvenir. The Tokyo Okaki Curry Age Mochi, in particular, is recommended. It is made by taking mochi - made with 100% domestic rice - and deep-frying it. Afterwards, it is marinated in a special curry sauce and sprinkled with aromatic spices. Available at ANA FESTA Haneda International Lobby Gift Store on the third floor of the International Terminal.
Price: 864 JPY (incl. tax) for a pack of 8
Be sure to refer to this article if you are thinking about purchasing gifts at the airport!
*Some of these products may be sold at shops not listed above
*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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