Matcha Flavoured ‘Panda Poop’ Sold at Ueno Land

11.April.2018 | FOOD

Panda no Unko (‘Panda Poop’) is a matcha flavoured wheat gluten snack created b veteran fu (wheat gluten) makers Matsuo, and it’s now available at Ueno Station.



Located opposite the ticket barriers of Ecute Ueno is the souvenir shop Ueno Land who have been selling the Panda no Unko matcha snack since March. The popular confectionery is associated with Xiang Xiang, the giant panda that was born inside Ueno Zoo in June last year. Oozu received a request to create a fun product to be sold at Ueno Land that can’t be found anywhere else, and so teamed up with Matsuo, a producer of what gluten products based in the city of Hirosaki in Aomori Prefecture.




Just as the name suggests, Panda no Unko looks just like baby panda poop. It’s bite-sized at 5-6cm and sprinkled with Kyoto matcha. Bags (80g) were sold for ¥594 each in March, and the 300 or so bags in stock sold out in 300 days. They are now sold as an official product and when it comes to the weekend will sell 200 a day.



They are all handmade so not a lot can be prepared. Because of that, there’s a chance they may sell out. If you manage to get some, then consider yourself lucky!


Get your hands on some lucky panda poop.



Panda no Unko

Price: ¥594
Weight: 80g
Made in Japan.

Ueno Land PRODUCED by Kenelephant
Address: 7-1-1 Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo (JR East Ueno Station 3F)
Opening Hours: 08:00-22:00 (Sundays & Holidays until 21:30)

TEL: 03-6231-7780