Deco Choco Store Shinsaibashi
Food/Drink | Avg price: ¥1000 | English Available: None (Unknown)
Custom mini chocolates
I saw this shop on Japanese TV a few weeks ago. I thought it looked cool, but that was the end of it. Then, while walking around Shinsaibashi, I saw it again. I figured that, because it was worthy for TV, I should check it out. And it definitely was something I'm glad I didn't miss. As soon as you step in, you're surrounded by walls of mini chocolates in cute packages. They chocolates are tiny so you can buy a bunch without breaking the bank (or your diet). They're organized on the walls in categories so finding the perfect chocolate for a special occasion is easy. You can find wedding themed sets, love, friendship, thank yous, etc. And the signs are all in English so you can get a cute souvenir without accidentally giving out funeral chocolates or something (I don't think that's an actual category...) If you can't find the perfect chocolate, you can also pick up ones that have individual letters/Japanese characters on them. Then you can spell your perfect message. They also sell boxes to present them in, so it looks like a set they'd sell themselves! However, if even that doesn't work for you, you can get even more custom. They have computers set up for you to upload pictures and get your own custom chocolate wrappers printed! Unfortunately, I didn't try this, so I'm not sure how the procedure works. The chocolates themselves are good, but nothing special. But it's all about the wrapper, anyway. And for the price, it's definitely worth it, whether you're looking for a gift or just something for yourself.
1 Chome-13番１５ Nishishinsaibashi, Chuo, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 542-0086