Other Shopping Spots in Japan

  • Main Building of the Otaru Music Box Museum
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    Hokkaido Otarushi Sumiyoshichou 4-1
    This landmark of Otaru, the Otaru Music Box Museum is located on a corner of the Marchen Intersection of Otaru Sakaimachi street and Irifune street. Housed in a red brick structure built in 1912, this store displays music boxes collected from all over Japan and the world resplendent with a warm radiant atmosphere. The steam-powered clock by the entranceway announces the time every 15 minutes with a blast of steam and a melody. It is a popular photo opportunity spot.

    So many different music boxes I liked sushi ones You can go upstairs too We went on weekend ,was busy but manageable with a stroller

  • Ningle Terrace
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    Hokkaido Furanoshi Nakagoryou
    Ningle Terrace is a shopping area located in the forest adjacent to the New Furano Prince Hotel. Ningle appears in the book of the same name written by So Kuramoto and refers to the 15 centimeter-tall character known as The Wise Man of the Forest who lived in the forests of Hokkaido in the past. The line of small cottages in the forest with a collection of a variety of craft shops is like getting lost in a picture book. During the day, you can enjoy bathing in the forest while after sunset you can walk the romantic forest paths which are illuminated.

    Truly a magical place nestled in a forest, great photo location and great place to get souvenir. Such a clever idea!

  • Okashigoten Onna Branch
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    Okinawa Prefecture Onna Village Senagaku 100
    This long-standing confectionery in Onna Village, one of Okinawa’s premier resort areas, is famous for its purple yam tarts. The building is designed in the style of Shuri Castle and features an adjoining purple yam tart factory. The spacious interior contains several types of sweets that can be sampled by visitors. There are also specialty Okinawan products, making this a great spot for souvenir hunting. In addition, the Onna location offers exclusive purple yam tart workshops where visitors can make their own original tart (reservations required). There are also a restaurant and a cafe, where you can enjoy a meal while gazing out at the emerald green sea before you.

    The restaurant with an excellent view. The food was really tasty and it made a nice lunch stop at the local souvenirs shop. The service was really good too, unlike the Diamond cafe located 1st...

  • Iwaki Lalamew
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    Fukushima Pref. Iwakishi Onahama Tatsumichou 43-1
    20 minutes by car from the Iwaki-Yumoto Interchange. A tourism and shopping facility located in Iwaki Onahama Minato Oasis. Bustling with tourists, the facility hosts a seafood market selling fresh delicacies just brought in from Onahama Port, restaurants, souvenir shops, and more under the catchphrase, “everything good in Iwaki.” The seafood rice bowl and handmade soba noodle set has remained a popular dish for visitors to enjoy here since it opened 20 years ago. The Iwaki Day Cruise, a sightseeing ship which makes short trips around the bay, is also a popular activity for visitors to enjoy.

    They have a good exhibition about the tsunami of 2011 and the refugee life. Its really impressive. Im not a fan of fish so a part of the ground floor isnt for me with the big fish market, but...

  • Roadside Station Shonan
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    Chiba Pref. Kashiwashi Minowashinden 59-2
    This roadside station is located near Tega ohashi Bridge, and has a direct sales agricultural area that sells agricultural products such as vegetables freshly harvested that day and eggs, processed goods and prepared dishes. The adjoining restaurants utilize local ingredients to offer Chinese cuisine, pasta, freshly-baked bread, cakes and sweets like soft-serve ice cream. Bicycle rentals are available on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays, and they can be returned at any of seven rental bicycle stations around Teganuma.

    手賀沼遊歩道の道中にあります。わざわざ訪れるにはには小さいけれど、散歩やサイクリングの途中に立ち寄るには最適です。 The shop is not so big. It is located on the walking course of Teganuma. You can see beautiful scenery on sunny day.

  • Takosenbei no Sato
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    Hyougo Pref. Awajishi Nakada 4155-1
    This factory and shop deals in snacks made with sea products. Reservations aren't required for their tours where you can watch them making octopus rice crackers from the viewing area. The shop offers about 40 varieties and there are samples available of most of them for you to try. Their thin baked Tako-usu Yaki rice crackers made with octopus, squid, and shrimp come recommended. They're flavorful, firm, and crispy. There is also a break area with free coffee.

    We stopped here after visiting the shrine. Interesting place as they make various flavored rice crackers that you can try/taste and buy if you wish. Free coffee, nice clean tables and friendly staff...

  • Ryukyu Glass Village
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    204 Reviews
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    Okinawa Pref. Itomanshi Fukudi 169
    This handmade Ryukyu glass workshop, one of the largest in the prefecture, is located in Itoman City. There, visitors can purchase or even make their own works of Ryukyu glass, one of Okinawa's most notable handicrafts. Visitors can watch glass craftsman create works of Ryukyu glass at the 1,300-degree Celsius kiln located at the center of the workshop. Visitors can try a wide range of glass making experiences such as making accessories or photo frames, which are suitable for all ages, as well as making a one-of-a-kind glass. Some of the workshop's other attractions include a direct sales shop, an outlet shop, and a Ryukyu glass museum that shows off the stunning craftsmanship of Ryukyu glass artisans.

    We toured the glass village and while all of the glass items displayed and for sale were beautiful, unfortunately the furnace used for making things was under construction/repair. A typhoon had...

  • Ginza Washita Shop Main Store
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    Tokyo Chuo-ku Ginza 1-3-9 Maruito Ginza Building 1 FB 1
    This Okinawan antenna shop is located right next to the stairs for Exit 3 of the Yurakucho Line's Ginza-itchome Station. It is a lively shop that offers approximately 4000 kinds of items that makes you feel like you are in an Okinawan market. The entrance decorations that closely resemble Ryukyu tiles and shisa (lion dogs) serve as landmarks for the store. A popular item is beniimo sweet potato tarts, a standard Okinawan souvenir. The product, with a history of more than 30 years, is a popular sweet that has won many awards including the Monde Selection Gold Award. They have many items such as seasonal Okinawan vegetables and fruits that can only be found here outside of Okinawa.

    Great for picking up your Gifts for friends/family from Japan. Staff are friendly and speak some English. Take your time to look around before ordering! Good luck and enjoy!

  • Hakata’s Kitchen Yanagibashi Rengo Market
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    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashichuouku Haruyoshi 1-6-1
    This Fukuoka City market with a long history started in 1918, when a few fresh fish traders began selling fish from a cart at the Yagihashi Bridge crossing the Nakagawa River. It is a lively place with events throughout the year, including the “Zenzai Festival” held every January and the “set bargain sale” held on the third Thursday of each month where all stores offer goods and fresh foodstuffs at prices at half or 1/3 of their regular price.

    Walking distance from Tenjin underground, this local small fish market sell a varieties of fresh fish, shell fish, crabs and even whale meat and of course the must eat mentaiko

  • Hokkaido Dosanko Plaza Yurakucho Store
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    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Yurakucho 2-10-1 Tokyo Kotsu Kaikan 1F
    This store, located on the first floor of the Tokyo Kotsu Kaikan a one-minute walk from JR Yurakucho Station, carries popular sweets, seafood products, and agricultural products from Hokkaido. In addition to selling well-known standards, there's a corner dedicated to new products from Hokkaido which have just begun to be sold outside the prefecture within the last year; if customers show enough interest, the products featured here might also be turned into regular store selections. There's also a takeout corner with a wide array of Hokkaido treats, including famous Hokkaido soft serve ice cream and piping hot croquettes and zangi fried chicken. Finally, there's a weekly special events corner, and customers can enjoy the tastes of Hokkaido here year-round.

    Great place to shop for regional items from Hokkaido including soft serve. Close to the Ginza area, antenna stores sell products from other regions of Japan.

  • Itosaisai, JA Itoshima Market direct from the grower
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    Fukuoka Pref. Itoshimashi Maebaru Ichinoseka 567
    Itosaisai, JA Itoshima Market sells a wide range of fresh produce harvested in Itoshima, including vegetables, rice, meat, fish, delicatessen and even flowers. Every kind of fruit and vegetable is produced differently by each farmer, and it is possible to compare them by taste-testing them. It is also possible to buy the high-quality Itoshima brand meats such as Itoshima black beef, and the Itoshima brand pork, Genkai Pork, here. The market is located approximately 13 minutes on foot from the JR Hatae Station.

    Everything you need. All from locals. Go there for breakfast, to have lunch or to do groceries for home. Fresh sashimi from locals and sushi for resanobla rates. It cannot be more fresh.

  • Otaru Taisho Glass Palace
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    194 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Otarushi Ironai 1-1-8
    Approximately 15 minutes on foot from JR Otaru Station, this shop was repurposed from the historical Natori Takasaburo Store built in 1906. Inside the shop are displays of Japanese style glass works made in Otaru City which are available for purchase. Nearby are a series of shops including the Vidro-Kan with its collection of miniature glass and the Tonbo Tama-Kan that features a workshop to try out glass production.

    Located in The Former Takasabuto Natori Store, the building is one of the designated historic landmarks of Otaru City. Now occupied by the Otaru Taisho Glass Palace, this place is filled with...

  • 2k540 AKI-OKA ARTISAN
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    Tokyo Taitou-ku Ueno 5-9-23
    This commercial facility opened for business in December 2010 in the underpass of an elevated train line between JR Akihabara Station and Okachimachi Station. With a theme of making things by hand, it is a place where you can pick up articles of rare beauty which have been produced in small lots by the hands of craftsmen. Rows of unique shops stand in a line such as shops with studios attached and shop conducting experience-based workshops. It’s a spot where you can come across once off items which you won’t be able to pick up anywhere else, from jewelry and bags to traditional crafts.

    This is a shopping mall under a girder bridge, so it has many pillars and looks like a palace corridor. In the mall, many small shops sell handmade products. Works such as woodwork, leather...

  • Owakudani Kurotamago Kan
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    Kanagawa Pref. Ashigarashimogunhakonemachi Sengokuhara 1251
    A tourism facility located in the Owakudani valley, a popular sightseeing spot in Hakone Town, Ashigarashimo County, Kanagawa Prefecture. The facility’s famed “kurotamago” (“black eggs”) boiled eggs are cooked using the local geothermal heat and turn black from the influence of volcanic gasses; it is said one’s life is extended by seven years eating just one. You can enjoy a kurotamago in the facility or take some home as a souvenir. In addition to a souvenir shop, there’s a hiking trail where visitors can see the smoking grounds of Owakudani, Mt. Fuji, and the natural beauty of Hakone; an all-you-can-eat buffet restaurant; and the Hakone GeoMuseum, where visitors can learn about volcanic Mt. Hakone.

    This is a great souvenir stop to pick up your black sulphur cooked eggs and hello kitty key chains and magnets. Even though you dont really need anything, you still feel guilty if you dont...

  • Takushinkan
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    Hokkaido Kamikawa-gun Bieicho Takushin
    This gallery, operating out of the former Biei City Chiyoda Elementary School, was established by Shinzo Maeda, a world famous photographer of Japanese landscapes. The gallery displays numerous works by Made and his eldest son Akira, and visitors can enjoy gorgeous photos of the natural landscapes of Biei and other areas in Japan. There's also a shop selling prints, postcards, and photo collections.

    This gallary presents the fantastic works of photographer Maeda Shinzo, who took pictures of the area around Biei during different seasons and weathers - you can really appreciate the different views...

  • Hakata Machiya Folk Museum
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    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashihakataku Reisenmachi 6-10
    Come learn about the good-old days of life in Hakata at this tourist attraction. The exhibition hall, Machiya Hall, and souvenir shop are all connected, and the Machiya Hall was originally built in the mid-Meiji period (late 1800s) before it was moved and reconstructed in its current location. You can also see a demonstration of how Hakata fabric was traditionally woven. Under the guidance of experienced craftsmen, you can try your hand at painting ceramics (fee required) or Hakata fabric weaving yourself. It's just a five-minute walk from Gion Station.

    Two story museum with a small fee that shows the history of the Fukuoka area. There are signs in English and a short film about a festival in the area where local people build floats and race them...

  • Wakasa Fisherman’s Wharf
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    Fukui Obama-shi Kawasaki 1-3-2
    At this market complex, you can enjoy seeing, buying, and eating the charms of Wakasa. The complex offers a popular 60-minute boat cruise which enables riders to take in the local dynamic scenery formed by the stormy waters of the Sea of Japan. The Sotomo Cruising boat ride operates from March to November and is offered four times a day to general customers and also runs up to four times a day for private groups (when reservations have been made). The first floor of the complex is a souvenir store carrying famous products from Wakasa. The second floor is a restaurant serving an abundance of seasonal ocean delicacies.

    Apart from gifts, the restaurant at the ground floor(self service) offers great food at a very good price. The sushi and sashimi are very fresh. Miso soup and tea are complimentary. There is a small...

  • Sunagawa Highway Oasis
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    Hokkaido Sunagawashi Hokkou 336-7
    This direct sales shop is in Sunagawa, Hokkaido. It's accessed by passing through the entrance gate for the Sunagawa Service Area on the Hokkaido Expressway. It's also accessible by non-highway guests, as well. In addition to local specialties and souvenirs, they also offer ice cream and light meals. The park area has play equipment and a campground, and sometimes hosts events.

    I love the design of Sunagawa Oasis! It really is an oasis... there are tons of snacks, goodies and food to be sampled and eaten! Friendly staff and bought a lot of Hokkaido/Furano cheesecake from...

  • Biei Senka
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    Hokkaido Kamikawagumbieichou Omachi 2
    A food showroom run by JA Biei and located in Biei Town, Kamikawa County, Hokkaido. Inside you can find many outlets where you can discover the real flavor of local produce, such as a shop selling Biei farm produce and processed food, a meat and vegetable French restaurant, and a bakery which uses local Biei wheat. From the fresh vegetable market you can send Biei rice as a gift. In the confectionery shop, Biei crème caramel, and roll cake with red bean paste are popular treats.

    The bakery was packed with queue of about 20pax when we got there 5 minutes after the bakery was open. There were only 4 items on the shelves but they were very good (generous red bean paste in the...

  • Ishikawa Prefectural Products Center
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    106 Reviews
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    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Kenrokumachi 2-20
    Located adjacent to the Kenroku-en garden (one of the “Three Great Gardens of Japan”), the Ishikawa Prefectural Products Center is a commercial facility that brings together a wide range of local specialty products from Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture under one roof. Inside the Center, there is an impressive selection of famous and long-established confectionery brands, Tsukudani (boiled foods in sweetened soy sauce), traditional handicraft products, etc. The Center also offers experiential activities that enable visitors to experience some of Ishikawa’s traditional crafts and skills, such as traditional Japanese confectionery making, decorating Kaga Hachiman Okiagari dolls, etc. The gallery in the B1 level has displays on the Kaga Hyaku-man-goku confectionery-making tradition and Asano Taiko, a drum-maker that originally made drums for the lords of the Kaga Domain.

    I’d abandoned my husband to go gift shopping before leaving Japan so found here online. It reported to have several floors of gifts but in reality there’s only one really. Probably 65% food which...

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