Sample the Delicious Cheesecakes of Umeda When You’re in Osaka

They make the perfect souvenirs, too!

It’s almost impossible not to drool at the sight of cheesecake, moreso in Japan where they have the silkiest, creamiest kind. Read on to find out which three spots in Umeda serve evolutionary cheesecakes that are great souvenirs and the perfect dessert after a meal!

Umeda Cheese Labo

At Umeda Cheese Labo, they serve cheesecakes that are made with meringue, custard, and six kinds of cheese with individual characteristics. These are milky mascarpone; gouda that’s finely balanced sweetness and umami; slightly sour cheddar; creamy camembert; strong, salty parmesan; and gorgonzola with unique stimulating sharpness.

The cheesecake is best eaten with spoons (¥216 each). Six types of soft and creamy cheese lend different flavor profiles to the cheesecakes!

People who have tried the cheesecakes become addicted to the soft texture. There are many kinds of cheese—from those that are already familiar to the palate and those which have interesting flavors.

They don’t just serve cheesecakes here.Cheese tarts wrapped in pie crust (¥324 per slice), baked sweets that use cheese, and drinks are also available.

Umeda Cheese Labo is located at B1/F Daimaru Umeda Store, 3-1-1 Umeda, Kita District, Osaka and is open from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Sundays to Thursdays, and up to 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. It is connected to the JR Osaka Station. You may contact them at +81-6-6343-1231.

Precious cheese cake 301

The Melting Basque Cheesecake is made with the cooking method of the Basque region of Spain. It has a soft, melt-in-your-mouth texture because of the 301 grams of Hokkaido’s fresh cream that’s used to make it. That is three times the quantity of a regular cheesecake! The black burnt part gives this cheesecake an interesting flavor and the roasted aroma is the secret to its taste.

Melting Basque Cheesecake comes in two sizes: Small (12cm/¥1,944) and large (16cm/¥3,024)

The flavor is rich and fresh at the same time. The burnt surface is what adds a punch to the flavor of the cheese.

It’s an affiliated store of Good Spoon and only available to-go.

Precious cheese cake 301 is located at 1-1-47 Sonezakishinchi, Kita District, Osaka and is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily except on Sundays and Japanese holidays. It is a 5-minute walk from the JR Kitashinchi station. You may contact them at +81-6-6344-1107.


This cheesecake specialty store goes by the theme “cheesecake for ladies.” The unique cheese terrine is delicious, along with the cute and colorful rare cheesecake Cuicui. They have combined rich cheese and cheese of many flavors to create this dish.


Cuicui (¥432~ each) is a colorful cheesecake with a combination of cheese and different flavors.

The cheesecakes are cute just like their name, and they have a melt-in-your-mouth texture. The reasonable 5-piece set (
¥2,268) is also popular—great to share between friends and family.

hi-cheese is located at 2/F Lucua 1100, 3-1-3 Umeda, Kita District, Osaka and is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. It is directly connected to the JR Osaka station. You may contact them at +81-6-6151-1436.

Fun fact: If you ask a Japanese to take your photo, instead of counting 1-2-3, they will say “hi-cheese!” Try it!

Provided by Japan Walker™, Walkerplus™, and Kansai Walker™ (19 October 2019)

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