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.

    The famed music museum in the Otaru Orgel-do II building in Otaru The Music Box Museum consists of multiple buildings scattered around the southern end of Sakaimachi Street but we concentrate on the...

  • 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.

    Ningle Terrace is an obligatory tourist stop in Furano and bus loads appear every evening when dusk falls. It is beautiful and insta-worthy, if thats your thing, and there are many slaves to the...

  • Kitaichi Glass Sangokan (Emporium No. 3)
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    Hokkaido Otarushi Sakaimachi 7-26
    Kitaichi Glass Sangokan (Emporium No. 3) located a little south of the canal is a popular tourist attraction even in Otaru and is well known as a glassware store. It also contains retailers of original glass products such as colorful glasses and lamps as well as cafe bars where stained glass spreads across the ceiling. One of the popular shops is Kitaishi Hall which is lit by 167 oil lamps. Because you can order meals and confectionary in the shop, it is recommended as a place to have a break from sightseeing. This fantasy space that is just like entering the world of the movies is worth a visit.

    Many shops in Otaru selling glass items but this is one of the biggest we went which has a wide range of items and designs. I wanted to buy a sake set which I found here - good quality and pretty...

  • Iwaki Lalamew
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    Travel / Tourism
    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...

  • 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.

    せんべいの試食が出来ます。試食してから購入出来るので、間違いはありません。無料のお茶やコーヒーも用意してあります。簡易ですが、工場見学も出来ます。

  • 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.

    柏市と我孫子市にまたがる湖沼「手賀沼」に架かる手賀大橋のたもとの交差点前そばにあります。 広い敷地に巨大な直売所があり、平日なのに混んでました。 野菜類は東京とそんなに変わらない価格です。 休憩スペースがおしゃれなカフェのようでした。 手賀沼にすぐそばで自然環境が良いところです。

  • Ryukyu Glass Village
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    205 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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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    186 Reviews
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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!

  • Itosaisai, JA Itoshima Market direct from the grower
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    117 Reviews
    Shopping
    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.

    期待が大きかっただけに、 ただの大きなスーパーといった感じでそれ以上に訴求するものがあまりなく、がっかりしました。 春の午前中に訪れましたが、 道の駅だと思って訪れればそれなりだと思いますが、ここを目的に糸島を訪れるほど良い品は見当たりませんでした。

  • 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.

  • Hakata’s Kitchen Yanagibashi Rengo Market
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    126 Reviews
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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

  • Hakata Machiya Folk Museum
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    151 Reviews
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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...

  • 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...

  • Otaru Taisho Glass Palace
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    194 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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...

  • Owakudani Kurotamago Kan
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    72 Reviews
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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.

    Visited as part of our tour. The famous black eggs eating 1 meant to add 7 years to your life. Nice gift shop and cafe to visit. Sadly due to our weather (foggy) unable to see much, but on a good day...

  • Marugoto Kochi, a Kochi Prefecture Satellite Shop
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    124 Reviews
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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.

    I visited Kochi prefecture for the second time in the past and I was exposed to many fine local cuisines. Just as I was thinking about the food I’ve tasted in the past and the deep history it brings...

  • Animate Sunshine
    Shopping
    Tokyo Toshima-ku Higashikebukuro 1-20-7
    This eight-floor building located at the entrance to Otome Road in the Higashi Ikebukuro district of Tokyo’s Toshima City is comprised of floors with a lineup of products particularly for the benefit of female fans, more so than other Animate locations around the country. Inside is a cosplay shop as well as shops for second-hand character costumes and doll-related merchandise, a studio offering cosplay photography, and also an Animate Café where guests can enjoy a menu that collaborates with anime works. This building is constantly being visited by anime fans from all over the country.
  • Okashi no Kotobuki Jo
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    116 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tottori Yonago-shi Yodoecho Sada 1605-1

    Lots of samples were offered and it was interesting to see candy being packaged through a window. Fruit, snacks, and candy were for sale in this large store, and there is an observation deck...

  • 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...

  • Wosse 21
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    95 Reviews
    Shopping
    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.

    Abundant selection of fish and shellfish, mostly local. Also really yummy produce such as fish cakes (kamaboko). Most of the shops do not speak English but are very friendly and reasonably priced so...

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