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.

    A famous large souvenir shop with variety of music boxes to choose from. Perfect shop to buy an ideal gifts for families & friends. Easily accessible from the main train station. Tip, if you want to...

  • 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.

    Beautiful village with many small shops. A great shop for photo taking along with buying small souvenirs.

  • 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...

  • Tokyo Station Gallery
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    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Marunouchi 1-9-1
    This art museum first opened its doors in 1988 inside Tokyo Station, itself erected in 1914, and has been popular ever since. The museum closed in accordance with the remodeling of the station and opened once again in October 2012. The museum hosts a variety of exhibitions covering a variety of genres such as modern art as well as railroads, architecture, and design. From Tokyo Station, the museum shares art with the people of Japan and the world. One of the exhibition rooms makes use of a red brick wall symbolic of the original museum building and is a must-see.

    One of the busiest stations in Tokyo. Visited here with my friends and walked a bit around to see the statue of time showing how much time left for Olympic Games 2020 in Tokyo.

  • 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...

  • 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!

  • Arashiyama Station Hannari Hokkori Square
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Ukyou-ku Saga Tenryuji temple 20-2
    A tourist and shopping facility located in Arashiyama Station filled with souvenir shops and restaurants selling sweets, Kyoto knickknacks, and Kyoto pickles. The facility is also famous for its atmospheric, Kyoto-esque design. Some of the visual highlights of the facility include the concourse lined with 3,000 bamboo plants; a garden where visitors can relax while looking at cherry blossoms and fall foliage; Ryu no Atago Pond; and the Kimono Forest, a path lined with 600 poles decorated with yuzen-dyed kimono fabric. At night, the Kimono Forest and other areas are lit up, creating a magical atmosphere.

    As mentioned about the Town itself which is frequented mainly by tourists, there are some locals as well and this is the place to mix with them as well This is an unusual station as it also has the...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Ryukyu Glass Village
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    202 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...

  • 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...

  • Gion Tsujiri Main Store
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    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto-shi Higashiyama-ku Shijyodori Gion-cho Minami side 573-3
    This tea shop is a three minute walk from the Keihan Electric Railway Gion Shijo Station. Visitors can enjoy a variety of Uji tea and matcha confectionery in an elegant space. Since establishment in 1860, the store has been a specialist in Uji tea, offering “lifestyle with tea” in this ever changing environment. The inside of the shop has a clean and fresh atmosphere with a variety of products on the shelves on the side of the wall. There is a variety of those high quality green tea as gyokuro and matcha and confectioneries such as sweetened rice-flour cakes and sweets called Wa-Finanshe that are suitable as souvenirs from Kyoto as well.

    They have here lovely matcha icecream and a lot of choice, difficult to chose. The cakes are nice nad I certainly come back here.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Wakasa Fisherman’s Wharf
    Travel / Tourism
    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.
  • Kimura Peanuts
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    Chiba Pref. Tateyamashi Shimosanagura 236-3
    Kimura Peanuts is a direct outlet peanut store located in Shimosanagura, Tateyama City. The Kimura company handles every stage of the production process, from peanut-growing through processing to sales; the peanuts are hand-shelled to prevent unnecessary damage. Besides selling unshelled peanuts and hand-shelled peanuts, Kimura Peanuts also sells a range of peanut products, including peanut paste, peanut soft-serve ice-cream, etc. Kimura Peanuts has its own café.

    Really famous on TV and Magazines, this shop sells everything peanuts, raw, baked and boiled. The lady said, The Peanut Butter is MUCH better than Skippy!, yes it was, very fresh (needs...

  • Otaru Taisho Glass Palace
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    145 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.

    There are lots of workshops in other shops making marbles (10min), gluing glass on music boxes, sun catcher etc. But definitely book and try the hot work (making vase / cup) at 1200 degrees. Takes 40...

  • 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...

  • Marugoto Kochi, a Kochi Prefecture Satellite Shop
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    Tokyo Chuou-ku Ginza 1-3-13 Orb Premier
    This satellite shop, is right by Ginza Itchome Station, in of Ginza 1 Chome, Chuo City. On the first floor and basement floor one, local artisan works and micro-brewed sakes are available, along with many specialty items from Kochi Prefecture. Tosa Dining Okyaku restaurant is on the second floor. Here, creative Tosa cuisine using produce from Kochi is deliciously prepared, and offered with Tosa microbrewery sake.

    In Ginza, there are shops that sell food from different prefectures of Japan and this one is for Kochi-ken.(Kochi perefecture. They are known for Ayu from Shimanto river and also for katsuo(bonito...

  • Wosse 21
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    Chiba Pref. Choushishi Kawaguchichou 2-6529-34
    This tourist facility adjacent to Choshi Port Tower has a seafood market featuring marine produce landed at Choshi Port and processed marine products. It's lined with shops selling seafood rice bowls and other fresh ocean cuisine. Its Seafood Restaurant Wosse has a diverse menu with that includes set meals, rice bowls, and a la carte dishes.

    A cross between a fish market and a food court, Wosse 21 is worth visiting if youre in Choshi. Some fresh fish and various souvenirs available.

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