Fantastic finds from the flagship department store, Hankyu Umeda Main Store: Part 2

Written by Editorial department
2 Feb 2016
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Located a mere 4-minute walk from the JR Osaka Station, Hankyu Umeda Main Store is one of the area’s longest-standing department stores. While known to many as the origin of countless ladies fashion trends, an abundance of sweets, cosmetics, and affordable souvenirs are also available. Now, in continuation with our November article from last year, here are some of the items we can’t stop talking about.

B1F: Sweets

【Keishindo - Ebi-Hime (Shrimp Princess)】
Each package is filled with a delicious selection of eight exciting flavours of shrimp rice cracker. You won't be able to stop yourself reaching for more of these bite-sized snacks!

【Sugar Butter Tree - Chocolate-Coated Sandwiches】
A creamy center sandwiched between two burnt sugar butter cookies made with a blend of six types of cereal. These delectable treats are engulfed in smooth milk chocolate for a luxurious finish.

【Muffins – A large selection of muffins】
A muffin specialty shop with an impressive lineup. Each of their muffins is made with tender love and care. Their special recipes use only the best ingredients, including fresh fruits and traditional Japanese ingredients. With 20 or so different kinds to choose from, little is left to be desired.

【Nakamura Tokichi Honten - Matcha Castella, Raw Tea Jelly】
This shop features a selection of mouth-watering sweets made with the tea from tea merchants of the famous Uji region. Anyone with a sweet tooth would surely appreciate receiving one of these tasty Matcha Castellas (Japanese-style sponge cakes).

1F:Ladies Fashion Goods

【Burberry Beauty Box – Lip&Cheek bloom / Burberry First Kiss】
Burberry's lip products are made with their distinctively smooth and protective formula. Their lip&cheek blooms' petal-soft flush of colour will pick up your mood, while their lip balms’ soft yet glossy texture will make you shine.

2F: Cosmetics

【Les Merveilleuses LADURÉE・ - FACE COLOR ROSE LADURÉE】
Hand-crafted sheets of blush artificially shaped into the form of silky rose petals. Their resemblance to the real thing is extraordinary! This product can help you achieve a vibrant, high-quality glow while immersing you in the elegant fragrance of freshly plucked rose petals.

【SK-II - R.N.A. Power Radical New Age (80g)】
Anti-aging skincare. Attain confidence from every angle with plump, youthful-looking skin and reduced signs of aging.

11F: Japanese goods

【Maneki-neko (Beckoning Cat)】
Since the Edo period (the age of the samurai), it's been believed that the beckoning cat brings prosperity in business as well as good fortune. It is said that the right hand beckons wealth, and the left hand beckons customers. Naturally, this ornament is a very popular souvenir.

【Ten Views of Mt.Fuji Coasters】
A set of 10 coasters featuring the most popular designs from Katsushika Hokusai's famous “Thirty-Six Views” series. This souvenir would make a great addition to any home.

【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