Shopping Spots in Hokkaido Area

  • Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse
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    4.0
    1006 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Hakodateshi Suehirochou 14-12
    The Kanemori Warehouses in Hakodate are a complex of warehouses now used for general purposes. There are shops, the Hakodate Beer Hall and more in the Kanemori Youbutsukan and Hakodate Street Plaza, and BAY Hakodate has cafes and a chapel. The fourth area is Kanemori Hall, which hosts concerts and other events. The warehouses are lit up at night for a totally different atmosphere from the daytime.

    Famous large shopping area located in hakodate port. Several Souvenir shops & restaurants awaits tourists & locals alike for their shopping & dining experiences. an excellent place to stroll around...

  • Ningle Terrace
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    683 Reviews
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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.

    Out of the sixteenth handcrafted shops only three were open. I first visited in the afternoon but after seeing photos taken at night I return later to find only three shops open again. Looks better...

  • Sapporo Factory
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    3.5
    379 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Kitanijouhigashi 4
    The Sapporo Factory has about 160 shops and facilities, which include a shopping center and all-weather entertainment. It was built on the site of the Kaitakushi Beer Brewery, which was the predecessor of Sapporo Beer, and used the red bricks from the building creating a historical feel. With limited edition items and one-of-a-kind stores, it is recommended for souvenir buying. There are also lots of ways to have fun, including a lush indoor garden, a cinema complex, and a beer hall.

    It was interesting to visit the Sapporo Beer Factory. We got to try the different beers and we also had lunch at the Beer Garden. Beautiful place to take pictures as well

  • Washou Ichiba Market
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    4.0
    619 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Kushiroshi Kuroganechou 13-25
    Washou Ichiba Market was built as a people’s kitchen in 1954 and is one of the most historic indoor markets in Kushiro. The name came from the lively calls of “Wasshoi, Wasshoi” as well as the expression “Trade with Harmony”. There are about 60 shops in the market which sell fresh fish, fruit, meat, snacks, tea and flowers. Also, there are sushi restaurants and cafes. Choosing your favorite seafood to make your own original seafood bowl (“Katte-don”) is also popular.

    If you decide to come to this market at Kushiro from Obidori it is a 1.5 hour train ride by Super Ozora with your JR Pass. It is around a 5 minute walk from the station. They sell whole lot more...

  • Chitose Outlet Mall Rera
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    3.5
    483 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Chitoseshi Kashiwadaiminami 1-2-1
    This outlet mall is in Chitose, Hokkaido. In addition to fashion shops, there are shops offering interior goods, outdoor goods, fine food and more. It's particularly popular with families and couples. There are also shops that allow pets, and a pet hotel and dog park are inside the mall. A free shuttle bus runs from New Chitose Airport.

    Took the free shuttle from the airport to do last minute shopping. There was a Ramen street which was delicious and affordable. Shops wise, nothing great but when we were there in February 2020, GAP...

  • Sapporo Central Wholesale Market Curb Market
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    3.5
    356 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Kitajuichijounishi 21-chome 2-3
    This market is an outdoor market next to the Sapporo Central Wholesale Market located ten minutes from Sapporo Station by car. They get very fresh food from the Central Wholesale Market every day and sell them to the locals and visitors at very reasonable prices. There are around 60 shops and restaurants which include sushi, seafood bowls, ramen and oysters. They also provide next-day delivery for purchases within and outside Hokkaido, which is reassuring when choosing souvenirs.

    Wide range of fresh seafood (king crabs and others) and fruits (corn, yubari melons) at good prices. The cream puff snack is a must get in my opinion, we had it twice the 2 times we were there during...

  • Hasegawa Store Bay Area Shop
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    253 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Hakodate-shi Suehirocho 23-5
    "This store is famous for its ""yakitori bento"" box lunches. ""Yakitori"" means ""grilled pork"" in Donan (Southern Hokkaido) rather than the usual grilled chicken. Customers can choose from five different flavors including soy-based glaze, salt flavor, and miso-based glaze. The bento boxes are both tasty and generously portioned. We strongly recommend giving it a try if you are in Donan."

    We stopped here to grab some yakitori lunch. Unlike Lawson, 7-11 and Family Mart, almost everything is in Japanese. Luckily, there were English instructions for ordering the yakitori, although the...

  • 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...

  • Hakodate Morning Market
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    3.5
    45 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Hakodateshi Wakamatsuchou 9-19 (Hakodate morning market cooperatives Federation Secretariat)
    The Hakodate Asaichi (Morning Markets) are regarded as the face of Hakodate and it is said that the market began when nearby farmers began selling fruit and vegetables in 1945 after the war. After that the markets were moved several times until settling in the present location in 1956. The markets became even more popular with the addition of shops selling seafood such as crab and salmon with food and drink shops as well. Now about 5,000 people visit the market every day. It is best to visit as early in the morning as you can as popular items are sometimes sold out.

    Squid fishing was fun & it spewed water on my child’s face Fresh seafood everywhere & we had tasty donburi,miso soup,grilled scallops for lunch A staff let my child pour water on crabs People were...

  • Sunagawa Highway Oasis
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    4.0
    117 Reviews
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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...

  • Takushinkan
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    137 Reviews
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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...

  • Niseko Takahashi Dairy Farm, Milk Workshop
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    4.5
    462 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Abuta-gun Niseko-machi Soga 888-1
    The Milk Workshop is a confectionary shop run by the Niseko Takahashi Dairy Farm. It sells confectionary that includes soft serve ice cream using fresh milk from the dairy farm directly next door and local 100% rice flour swiss rolls. The location is also attractive with a sense of openness from gazing at Mt. Yotei, which is a symbol of Niseko.

    Lovely place. Tasty ice creams and fee parking. They also have a nice deck to eat your ice cream on with hammocks as well as as market garden where you can but local vegetables.

  • Mitsui Outlet Park Sapporo Kitahiroshima
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    Hokkaido Kitahiroshimashi Omagarisaiwaichou 3-7-6
    This is a large indoor outlet mall in Kitahiroshima City, Hokkaido. The facility has over 180 shops, selling not only fashion and household goods, but also local Hokkaido specialty souvenirs. There's also an enormous food court. The Elfin Court also hosts flea markets and other events, making it quite popular for family trips.
  • Sea Station Plat Seaport Market
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    3.5
    92 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Tomakomai-shi Minatomachi 2-2-5
    This seaport market shows off Hokkaido's prided fresh seafood, fruit and vegetables. It is complete with a cafeteria where one can appreciate seafood that just arrived at the Tomakomai fishing port, which hauls the largest catch of surf clams and other seafood in Japan. The Hokkigai Museum (Surf Clam Museum) also cannot be missed.

    Went quite early, shops are open during breakfast time, which is good, you dont get a crowd. dont miss out the shops across the road too.

  • Nijo Fish Market
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    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Minamisanjouhigashi 1 from 2-chome
    The fish market is located in the center of Sapporo. With a continuous history since the Meiji period, it is still popular among locals as a kitchen. There are about 50 shops offering a wide range of goods, including fruit and souvenirs in addition to fresh seafood. The free samples that can be eaten at the shops are also fun. In the surrounding area, there are old-fashioned shops as well as new cafes and Italian and other stores, making it popular as a lively gourmet food spot.
  • Akkeshi Fishery Cooperative Association Direct Sales Store A-Uroko
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    70 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Akkeshi-gun Akkeshicho Minatomachi 5-3
    This direct sales shop adjacent to a fishing port carries a full selection of fresh seafood. Visitors can purchase eat a number of marine products for which Hokkaido is well-known including oysters, which are a specialty of Akkeshi, as well as pacific saury, Hanasaki crab, and more. It is even possible to eat what you buy right there on the premises Customers can have their oysters served raw or boiled, have their seafood prepared as sashimi, or have their crab boiled for them. The fresh seafood is sure to make you smack your lips.

    A must go place for oyster lover. The oysters here are fresh from the Akkeshi lake, cheap and DELICIOUS! After we chose the oysters we wanted, we had to open them ourselves with the guidance of the...

  • Tokachimura
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    3.5
    114 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Obihiroshi Nishijusanjouminami 8-1 Obihiro racecourse premises
    This is a tourist facility within the famous “Obihiro Racecourse” which is famous as the only racecourse in the world where horses race pulling heavy weights on iron sleds. Inside visitors can feel the charm of Tokachi, a treasure chest of food, at one of the many facilities such as a market selling directly from the producer, a sweetshop & café, and a restaurant where you can taste dishes made from Tokachi ingredients. The sweets buffet which is held at the bistro cafe “million sante” every Friday is popular. The “Horse Museum” is open free of charge and visitors can learn the connection between men and horses of the pioneering era.

    This is a great place to stop by before, during or after the races! The market has great local produce and foods. There are several restaurants with local specialties. Souvenirs shops with gifts...

  • Wakkanai Fukuko Market
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    3.5
    115 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Wakkanaishi Minato 1-6-28
    Wakkanai Fukuko Market started in 2007 and is the northernmost commercial complex in Japan. Located 20 minutes by car from Wakkanai Airport, there are souvenir shops, onsens and restaurants including the outdoor “Yatai” stall village called “Hatoba-Yokocho where you can eat gourmet foods from a wide range of genres ranging from ramen and yakitori to Russian food. You can also enjoy the Wakkanai Hot Spring “Minato no Yu”, an open-air hot spring on the second floor, and watch the ships on the busy ocean.

    Dropped by the market after the morning visit to the Cape Soya via public bus. It was a quiet afternoon and I managed to grab my lunch before the shop rest for lunch hours. Pick up a Wakkanai...

  • Wing Bay Otaru
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    3.5
    77 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Otaru-shi Chikko 11
    This commercial complex facility is located six minutes by outbound rapid train (JR Hakodate Main Line) from JR Otaru Station at JR Otaru-Chikko Station (directly connected to Wing Bay Otaru). It was built as a place of expression in Otaru, a city that combines nature and culture. It has popular brand shops, a fitness gym, movie theater and a variety of restaurants. In addition, events are held on weekends inviting various performers.

    Went there for clothes shopping early January 2019. Claimed tax free so that receipt was stapled in my passport. And I hadn’t take a photo of the receipt before leaving receipts at custom of Chitose...

  • Shin Nantaru Market
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    72 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Otarushi Chikkou 8-11
    Opened in 1999, this market place consists of 25 specialty stores of professional connoisseurs and craftsmen. Popular among the people of Otaru as well as tourists, Shin Nantaru Market is a place where food from Hokkaido ranging from fresh fish to processed goods such as seafood, meat, fruit and vegetables can all be found. Plenty of good-quality food can be bought at reasonable local prices, and the media can often be found here. There’s also a dining hall in the market where you can get some sushi or a bowl of rice topped with plenty of fresh seafood. The nearest station is Minami-Otaru Station.

    We went back twice as the seafood are very fresh and a lot of varieties and vendors that you can choose from.

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Not just a prefecture but an island of its own, Hokkaido is the most northerly prefecture and island of the Japanese archipelago. Arriving in Hokkaido, which is rural and bursting with breathtaking nature, means entering a world where vast national parks, towering mountains, and natural hot springs can be found at every turn. Come December, these natural splendors freeze over and morph into a winter wonderland.

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