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Meitetsu Shoten is located right next to Nagoya Station. We sell many limited edition local products with a focus on design and fun. We also carry many duty-free products. The stylish store design reminds you of an art museum, and you'll want to take a photo of it. The Nana-chan doll, considered a s...

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What is Meitetsu Shoten?

Nagoya is one of Japan's three largest cities. “Meitetsu Shoten” opened in December 2022 at Nagoya Station, the center of the city.

If you are in Nagoya and want to enjoy sightseeing spots such as Nagoya Castle and Oasis 21, the culture of warlords and festivals, Nagoya-meshi, manufacturing, retro downtown, traditional crafts, etc., be sure to stop by Meitetsu Shoten!

How to get to Meitetsu Shoten

Nagoya, located in the center of Japan, and Nagoya Station, the center of the city, is well-equipped with transportation infrastructure including Shinkansen, conventional lines, subways, and bus terminals. Meitetsu Shoten has a store at Nagoya Station!

For those coming by train

① 3 minutes walk from Meitetsu Nagoya Station

②5 minutes walk from JR Nagoya Station conventional line

③7 minutes walk from JR Nagoya Station Shinkansen exit

10 popular products

1. Black sesame gravel mochi

A neo-Japanese confectionery with all three features: appearance, texture, and taste.

    A fragrant dish made with peanut paste and sugar wrapped in a spreadable, soft gyuhi and sprinkled with plenty of black sesame seeds. The crunchy texture, the sweetness of the peanut paste, and the slightly salty accent are irresistible, and you'll definitely get addicted to it.

2. Aoyagi Uiro Daiginjo Hakurou

A marriage of the rich aroma of Japanese sake and the gentle flavor of red bean paste

    A special Uiro that was born from our connection with Sawada Sake Brewery in Tokoname City, Aichi Prefecture. Divided into two layers: Daiginjo Hakurou dough and strained bean paste dough, this is a dish where you can enjoy the flavor of the alcohol, the crunchy texture of the rice, and the gentle sweetness of the red bean paste. This is a perfect product for a local sake brewery and famous local confectionery as a souvenir.

3. Eel chazuke

Luxurious eel chazuke with aromatic flavor

    A product that allows you to enjoy authentic eel chazuke at home. Kabayaki, which is made using a unique technique from in-shop grilled eel, has a melt-in-your-mouth texture and almost no bones, so it's safe for the elderly and small children. The tea specially prepared for this occasion is hoji sencha, which shines in golden color. Enjoy with the condiment set (nori, wasabi) and garnish with green onions if you like.

4.Canned Azuki  (5cans set)

This is a product that has been made with even more attention to detail than regular boiled azuki beans.

    Point 1:The Sugar   The elegant sweetness of granulated sugar and the deep sweetness and aroma of rich brown sugar will fill your mouth. Brown sugar is characterized by being rich in minerals.
        Point 2: The Azuki Dainagon    Azuki beans from Tokachi, which is said to be the highest quality in Hokkaido, a famous area for producing azuki beans. We carefully selected high-quality raw materials from among them. They are larger than regular azuki beans and retain their shape without losing their shape, so you can feel the texture of the beans.

      5. Shrimp dashi kishimen

      A new Nagoya noodl with an elegant shrimp flavor

        A dish with a perfect balance between the flavorful shrimp stock made with shrimp from Bankaku and the chewy kishimen that feels like freshly made noodles. The recommended topping is definitely the Bankaku senbei. Enjoy it in a variety of ways, such as eating it whole or crushing it to enjoy its aroma.

      6. Gifu Tanmen Arare (80 pieces)

      The arare that you'll be addicted to once you try it!

        This is a collaboration product between a popular ramen shop known for ``Gifu Tanmen'' and [Arare no Takumi Shiraki], a long-established arare shop that has been making arare in Aichi Prefecture for 70 years. In addition to bags and rice cakes, there are items that are easy to select as souvenirs! In response to many requests, we have released a new “canned” version! Each can contains 80 bags of hail, so there's no need to worry about whether you'll have enough souvenirs!

      7. Russian roulette daifuku

      ~Enjoy your life~

        Okuramochi, a long-established Japanese confectionery shop in Tokoname City, has developed "Russian Roulette Daifuku" in which only one out of nine pieces contains mustard bean paste. If you eat with a large number of people, it's sure to be a hit! Life doesn't have to be hard even if you get hit with mustard bean paste ♡ It's sure to be fun if you eat it with a large group! Life is not hard even if you get hit with mustard bean paste ♡ Please give it a try!

      8. Nagoya Golden Leaf Pie

      Golden leaves dancing in Nagoya

        An original pie decorated with chocolate and gold leaf on a crispy leaf pie!. Nagoya Golden Leaf Pie is thicker than regular pie and has a great filling! The pies made by a pastry chef who represented Japan at the Western Pastry World Competition and won second place in the world are exquisite! Please enjoy this masterpiece that is sure to be enjoyed as a gift ♡

      9. Nagoyaki Shimen White

       American wheat ale using Nagoya's specialty "Yamamotoya Sohonke no Kishimen" in SDGs

      Using Yamamotoya Sohonke's noodle scraps that would otherwise be thrown away, we have created an original craft beer that can help reduce food waste. Speaking of Nagoya, many people probably have the image of "Kishimen"! This is an original beer made exclusively for Meitetsu Shoten by Nagoya's long-established company "Yamamotoya Sohonke" and the emerging craft beer business "Y Market"!

      10. Young donut bus (8 bags)

      Delivery from Gifu to Nagoya!  Run-run, Young Donut Bus!

        ``Young donuts!'' which are very popular among everyone from small children's snacks to adults! These young donuts are now available in the Meitetsu Shoten exclusive Gifu bus package! There are 8 bags of young donuts in the big Gifu bus package! We deliver sweet and nostalgic young donuts from Gifu to Meieki!

      Nagoya's popular spot "Nana-chan doll"

      "Nana-chan doll" has been loved as the face of Nagoya Station for over 50 years.

      Its height is 6m10cm! Nana changes her clothes once a week. Depending on the season, you can wear a swimsuit or yukata, Santa Claus or an anime character, and check out the innovative fashion every time you come to Nagoya!

        Store name Meitetsu Shoten
        Address: 1-2-4 Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture Meitetsu Department Store Main Store Men's Building 1F
        Phone numberTel.052-414-6301
        Business hours 10:00-20:00

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      ~Souvenirs that can only be purchased here~ We have created an assortment of masterpieces that are designed with attention to design and fun in collaboration with local businesses. The lineup of original products that will excite both the gift giver and the recipient ranges from Japanese sweets and Western sweets to alcohol, noodles, miscellaneous goods, and apparel. ~Special store design~ The interior features contrasting colors on the left and right sides that make you want to take pictures, and the sales floor is reminiscent of an art museum. The ``God Pillar'' with a large shimenawa rope in the center of the store is popular with foreign customers as a photo spot.

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