From Popular to Classic: 12 Choices of Souvenirs Available at Nagoya Station!

Posting date: 2022.10.21
From Popular to Classic: 12 Choices of Souvenirs Available at Nagoya Station!

Nagoya offers a wide variety of delicious gourmet foods, sweets, and other attractive souvenirs. If you are wondering where to buy souvenirs, we recommend Nagoya Station! The Grand Kiosk, Meitetsu Department Store, and JR Nagoya Takashimaya all have a great selection of Nagoya's finest goods. It is also very convenient because you can quickly buy a souvenir and board the Shinkansen when you are short on time!

Therefore, we would like to introduce some recommended souvenirs that can be purchased at Nagoya Station. We hope you will find them useful.

The Website Went Down because of Professional Shogi Player Sota Fujii!
Chick Shaped Sweets "Piyorin"

"Piyorin" is a chick-shaped sweets made from Nagoya Cochin eggs. Since its creation in 2011, it has steadily gained fans and is now famous nationwide. The professional Shogi player Shota Fujii had it and became so popular that for a while the website's server was down.

The baked pudding, bavarois, chocolate, and sponge are all handmade. The face of Piyorin is also made by hand, and it takes about 7 hours to complete Piyorin.

In addition to the standard Piyorin, we also recommend the "Strawberry Piyonin" and "Chocolate Piyorin". Limited-time-only Piyorin are sometimes available! They are sure to be appreciated as souvenirs.


Nagoya Area Only!
"Aichi no Mizube" (Toraya)

Toraya is a famous Japanese confectionery store founded in Kyoto. Did you know that there is actually a product that is only available in the Nagoya area? It is "Aichi no Mizube (The Waterside of Aichi)". The elegant design is made in the shape of the Japanese iris, which was selected as the flower of Aichi Prefecture. Its light and gentle taste is perfect for tea.


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Matsuzakaya Nagoya store, Nagoya Meitetsu, Nagoya Mitsukoshi, JR Nagoya Takashimaya

A Bite of Happiness! "Sasaragata" (Ryoguchiya Korekiyo)

Hinamatsuri (girls' festival) Saragata: 5 pieces, 1,404 yen (tax included)

Sasaragata from Ryoguchiya Korekiyo, a long-established confectionery in Nagoya. This product was created through a process of trial and error in order to meet the demand for a "small size of Saogashi (Japanese sweets in the form of long blocks)".

There are five types in total. Yokan "Brown Sugar" has a subtle aroma of brown sugar. "Shiro-azuki" is made with luxurious white azuki beans and is characterized by its smoothness in the mouth. "Dainagon," which spreads the rich aroma of Dainagon azuki beans. "Matcha," with the rich aroma of matcha green tea. Yokan "Akatsubu" is made from high-quality white azuki beans.

Each item is carefully crafted by artisans. The seasonally changing packaging is also highly recommended. It is one of the souvenirs I personally buy often.

[Ryoguchiya Korekiyo]

Packages are too Cute! "Sakusaku Nikki" (Bankaku Sohonpo)

Left: Sakusaku Nikki [Scallop] Right: Sakusaku Nikki[Shrimp]

Sakakusaku Nikki, with its cute package, is sold by Bankaku Sohonpo, which is well-known for "Yukari (shrimp rice crackers)," a standard souvenir of Nagoya. It looks and feels similar to "Yukari," but the small rice crackers are packed in a small package, making it a good souvenir to give away as a gift.

I especially like the scallop flavor. I enjoy the texture and find myself devouring the whole bag.

Exclusive to JR Nagoya Takashimaya
"Nagoya Golden Shrimp Tempura" (Bankaku Sohonpo)

Nagoya Golden Shrimp Tempura (Kin no Ebi-ten) (14 pieces) 864 yen (tax included)

We also recommend the "Nagoya Golden Shrimp Tempura (Kin no Ebi-ten)," a limited edition product available only at JR Nagoya Takashimaya. Made from natural shrimp from Aichi Prefecture, this deep-fried rice cracker with a rich flavor and sweetness is so delicious that you can't stop eating it.

The packaging is also very nice, so it is a souvenir that will surely be appreciated.

[Bakaku Sohonpo]

"An Toast Monaka" that You can Make by Yourself (Kasho Hanakikyo)

An Toast Monaka 770 yen (tax included)

"An Toast Monaka" is a Japanese confectionery produced by Kasho Hanakikyo, a confectionery company with its main store in Mizuho-ku, Tokyo. The modern and innovative wagashi (Japanese confectionery) incorporating the essence of Western confectionery is gaining popularity.

Among them, this one is a Nagoya specialty, a toast-shaped waffles topped with anko (sweet red bean paste). It is said that in Nagoya, where the culture of the tea ceremony permeated the common people, matcha green tea and tea sweets developed into modern Nagoya tea ceremony.

Based on such cultural background, "Ogura Toast (sweet red bean paste toast)," a staple of Nagoya's coffee shop menu, has been made into a Japanese-style confectionery. Inside are "grains of sweet bean paste," three pieces of monaka, and a special knife.

Since it is a fun sweets, it is also recommended to eat it with your family.

[Kasho Hanakikyo]

You can't Stop Eating! Tsushima's Specialty "Akada" (Sohonke Kadomasa)

Akada 540 yen

Sohonke Kadomasa has had a store in front of Tsushima Shrine for over 200 years. One of the sweets that I have always loved is the Tsushima specialty, "Akada". It is said that Kobo Daishi, the great Buddhist priest, not only introduced worshipping Yakushi Nyorai (Medicine Buddha), but also this confectionary.

The name "Akada" is derived from the Sanskrit word "akada," a pill that cures all illnesses. Rice flour dough seasoned with soy sauce and sesame seeds is rolled up and slowly fried in oil.

It is more hard to crunch than you might imagine, but the more you bite into it, the more flavorful and addictive it becomes. It is a handmade confectionary that has been loved throughout the ages.

[Sohonke Kakumasa]

Tebasaki Flavor & Ogura Toast Flavor "Kakinotane" (Kakitane Kitchen)

From Kakikatane Kitchen, a kaki-no-tane (rice cracker snack shaped like persimmon seeds) specialty store, there are "Tebasaki (chicken wing) Flavor" & "Ogura Toast Flavor + Almond" only available in Nagoya!

The Azuki-scented Ogura Toast flavor is delicious with its immensely subtle sweetness, and the chicken wing flavor is savory and tangy, making it a perfect snack! The size is small, but it's quite generous.

[Kakitane Kitchen]

Love the Retro Packaging!
"Nagoya Ogura An Parfait Sandwich" (Tokai Kotobuki)

Nagoya Ogura An Parfait Sandwich, 6 pieces, 756 yen (tax included)

"Nagoya Ogura An (sweet red bean paste) Parfait Sandwich" is a new product from Tokai Kotobuki, the creator of the very popular "Ogura Toast langue de chat". The pink package depicting a parfait is very popular among women!

Crispy baked butter cookies are sandwiched between whipped chocolate with azuki beans and corn flakes. The corn flakes give a nice texture.

[Tokai Kotobuki]

Popular Baton Series Produced by Chez Shibata
"Baton Berry" (Chez Sibata)

Baton Berry 691 yen (tax included)

"Baton Berry" from the very popular Baton series produced by Chez Shibata, a leading patisserie in Japan. Sweet and sour strawberry cream is sandwiched between wafers and coated with white chocolate.

The size is just right and makes a perfect souvenir! We also recommend the "Baton Matcha" and "Baton Chocolat"!

[Chez Sibata]

A Bite-size Uiro!
"Hitokuchi Uiro and Nairo" (Osu Uiro)

Hitokuchi Uiro Nairo 550 yen (tax included)

One of Nagoya's classic souvenirs, "Osu Uiro," now comes in a vinyl drawstring bag called "Hitokuchi Uiro Nairo (Bite-size sweet rice jelly)". Inside the bag are five different kinds of bite-sized Uiro, allowing you to enjoy a variety of flavors!

It looks cute and is perfect as a souvenir!

Make Your Own "Uiro Monaka" (Osu Uiro)

This is also an "Uiro Monaka" created by Osu Uiro. Inside are three kinds of Uiro, Anko (red bean paste), and Monaka, so you can adjust the amount of Anko to make your own sandwich.

The harmony of the sticky texture of the Uiro and the red bean paste is exquisite! The package is also very cute!

[Osu Uiro]

This time, we introduced souvenirs that you can buy inside Nagoya Station! Please use it as a reference for souvenirs.

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