When visiting Osaka, let’s enjoy ourselves at the large department store Hankyu Umeda main store!
In today’s article, we would like to feature Hankyu Umeda main store, a well-established department store conveniently located within a 4-minute walk from JR Osaka station. The competitiveness of the fashion, cosmetics and beauty products is especially remarkable amongst the Japanese department stores and since its foundation in 1929, it has been supported by women of all ages as the birthplace of many women’s fashion trends. Recently, it has also been offering special sweets and is becoming an increasingly popular spot. This time, we are going to introduce products sold at the Hanky Umeda main store which are especially recommended for travelers.
【Yamadaya - Momiji manju（smooth bean paste）】
Unique sweet in the shape of a maple leaf. Consists of red bean paste made from Adzuki-beans fluffily baked in a sponge cake dough with plenty of eggs.
【Nakamura Tokichi Honten - Matcha castella, Raw tea jelly】
A well-established teahouse with its main store in Uji, one of Japan’s leading areas of green tea production. The sweets made using the tea served in this shop are exquisite. The Matcha castella, a Japanese style sponge cake made from powdered green tea, makes a good gift as well.
【Mikage Takasugi - Strawberry Shortcake】
A popular sweets shop with the main store in Kobe. The exquisite combination of the raw materials leads to masterful creations with a deep taste. The Strawberry Shortcake, repeatedly bought by many people, is particularly recommended.
1F: Ladies’ Bags
【russet - Bag】
High quality bag made in Japan in just the right size for going out, etc. Includes a strap to wear the bag over the shoulder.
【agnès b. VOYAGE - Boston Bag】
Boston bag striking a balance between practicality and femininity. Convenient for travels, too.
【Les Merveilleuses Ladurée - Face Color Rose Ladurée】
Cosmetics by “Ladurée”, a long-established Parisian shop boasting a history dating back to its founding in 1862. The face color, carefully made one by one to resemble flower petals and the pressed cheek enriching many facial expressions are especially recommended.
Face Color Rose Ladurée ¥10,800
Pressed Cheek Color ¥5,724
【Forma Vita - ReFa CARAT】
Place the two rollers on the curves of your skin and not only your face line but also other parts which women care about, such as the upper arm, are tightened.
11F: Kimono sales floor
【Yakushi-gama - Maneki Neko】
“Maneki Neko”(beckoning cat), a lucky charm decorative figure believed to bring a thriving business and good luck since the Edo Period (period when there were still Samurais in Japan). Makes a prefect souvenir, too.
【Hankyu Umeda main store】
Address:8-7, Kakutacho, Kita-ku, Osaka City, Osaka
Business hours:Sun.–Thu. 10:00-20:00, Fri.&Sat. 10:00–21:00 (The business hours may vary.)
Closed: January 1
Credit cards accepted:American Express, Diners, JCB, MasterCard, Visa, UnionPay
At Hankyu Umeda main store, you can find a raft of carefully selected high-quality items! Let’s stop by on our visit to Osaka!