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Shopping Spots in Wakkanai / Rumoi Area

  • Wakkanai Fukuko Market
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    3.5
    90 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...

  • Kashiwaya
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    Hokkaido Wakkanaishi Souyamura Souya Cape 3-1
    Dubbed the northernmost souvenir shop in Japan, Kashiwaya is located in Cape Soya at the northernmost tip of mainland Japan. The big triangle shape at the entrance, based on the monument at Cape Soya, is a characteristic feature of the shop. Inside the large store you’ll find a variety of goods such as sweets and sake, accessories and things made of wood and key holders. The most popular thing for people to buy is the certificate declaring you’ve made it to the northernmost part of Japan. You can get the date and time of your arrival printed on the certificate. What is more, in the adjacent ice hall you can get to touch a real iceberg, which is not something you get to do every day!
  • Koshika Japanese Confectionery Store
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    Hokkaido Wakkanaishi Chuou 1-3-35
    This is a long-established confectionery shop in Wakkanai City, Hokkaido, the northernmost tip of Japan and sells a variety of items ranging from souvenirs to daily snacks. The most popular western-style cake is the “Drift Ice Manju” which is a moist sponge cake covered with white chocolate and portrays the image of drift ice. In addition, bittersweet “Mocha Shofuku” and milky “Wakkanai Condensed Milk Sweets” are also popular. Local produce from Hokkaido, and especially milk produced only in the neighboring area is used. The careful selection of ingredients to make the sweets is the secret of their popularity.
  • New Kato
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    Rebun-cho, Rebun-gun, Hokkaido Rei-Wakse Souvenir Center
    This souvenir shop is located in the Reibun Souvenir Center on Hokkaido's Reibun Island. They recommend their Nuka Hokke, Okhostk Atka mackerel made with just rice-bran and salt; it's sun-dried and smoked with a special method. Since its flavor is very particular, there's a mild version for the uninitiated, as well as a stronger one. There are different ways to eat it, including peeling off the husk and consuming as is or marinating it. Nuka Hokke goes well with beer. Some tourists like this traditional Reibun Island preserved food so much that they buy it as a gift or even for themselves to take home.
  • Suzuki Kamaboko (Mashike Shop)
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    Hokkaido Mashikegunmashikechou Inabachou 1
    A kamaboko steamed fish paste shop located in The Rumoiekimae Ichiba market in front of Rumoi Station. The shop is notable for its use of traditional methods, taking fresh seafoods such as Mashike northern shrimp and octopus and grinding them into paste using a stone mortar. The shop's kamaboko accordingly has the kind of plump texture you can only achieve using this old fashioned method. The shop deep fries your selections after ordering, ensuring you can enjoy piping-hot kamaboko treats right on the spot. The shop also sells its wares for takeout, perfect for taking back as a souvenir.
  • Tanaka Seika Company (Rumoi Main Store)
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    5.0
    7 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Rumoishi Sakaemachi 2-4-24
    Founded in 1958, the Tanaka Seika is a fresh vegetable, fruit and pickles wholesale store located in Sakae-machi, Rumoi City. The seasonal vegetables grown on the fertile plains of Hokkaido, where temperatures drastically fluctuate every day and night, the Tanaka Seika makes hallmark Hokkaido tsukemono pickled items without any additives. Their shelves are lined with distinctive pickles such as koji-yeast marinated daikon, cabbage, and gutted herring, the fisherman's Yanshu Nishin pickled herring, as well as the seafood daikon pickles or the hakusai cabbage soy sauce pickles expressing the local flavor. Winner of the Kitano High Grade Shokuhin 2014 Award, for the colorful and visually pleasant pickles, which is a creation of their vegetable sommelier, is very popular.

    留萌駅から徒歩3,4分ほど。お漬物のお店です。 はじめ交差点の角にあるお花屋さんの「田中青果」に入ったのですが、話を聞くと経営は同じだけどお漬物は隣にある小規模な店舗で取り扱っているとのこと。 大根漬け等の漬物他に小瓶に入ったピクルスもおいてありました。 大根漬けはいろいろ種類があり、ピクルスはちょっとおしゃれな感じ。試食も出来るのでお気に入りがあればお土産にいいかも。

  • Rumoi Station-front Market
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    Hokkaido Rumoishi Sakaemachi 1-1-10
    This venerable market is next to JR Rumoi Station in Rumoi City. With its antique Showa period atmosphere, this lively market offers fresh caught seafood, fried kamaboko fish cake, meats, and other delicacies from early morning. The market fish seller Nagata Fishmonger is open Sundays as well, making it a hit with tourists looking for souvenirs.
  • Wakkanai Select
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    3.5
    4 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Wakkanaishi Chuou 3-6-1 Kitakara 1F
    This souvenir shop is in the Kitakara facility connected to JR Wakkanai Station. It offers Hokkaido specialty sweets, general goods, and local products especially for tourists. There is also an attached dining area with cafes and diners for a quick bite to eat and a break from shopping.

    稚内駅に出入りする方は、地元のバス利用の方か電車利用者が多いと思います。電車の場合、1日3便、店が開いてる時は2便しかないので、お土産や駅弁購入者にとって、このワッカナイセレクトは貴重なショップです。稚内に限らず、道内のお土産も数多く販売しています。稚内を意識するなら、利尻昆布ラーメンやほっけくんせいスティックなどお手頃のように思いました。旅行途中なので、品物の物色だけさせてもらいました。

  • Lawson Rumoi Onishika
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    Hokkaido Rumoi-gun Obiracho Onishikaminatomachi 4-24
  • Lawson Rumoi Ekimae
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    Hokkaido Rumoi-shi Sakaemachi 1-1-1
  • Lawson Rumoi Chidoricho
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    Hokkaido Rumoi-shi Chidoricho 1-4-1
  • Lawson Rumoi Sakaemachi
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    Hokkaido Rumoi-shi Sakaemachi 2-8-18
  • CanDo City Wakkanai
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    Hokkaido Wakkanai-shi Shinkocho 1483-76 CITY Wakkanai Nai
  • CanDo DCM Homac Rumoi
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    Hokkaido Rumoi-shi Minamimachi 4-74-1 DCM Homac Rumoi
  • toto, Rumoi Shinkin Honten Takarakujiuriba
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    Hokkaido Rumoishi Hanazonochou 2-2-13
  • Totopu
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    Hokkaido Wakkanaishi Minato 5-8-15
  • toto Handling Kikutani Store
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    Hokkaido Wakkanai-shi Hagimi 5-21-8
  • toto Handling Wakkanai Shinkin Bank Main Store
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    Hokkaido Wakkanai-shi Chuo 3-chome 9-ban 6-go
  • toto Handling Rumoi Shinkin Bank Main Store
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    Hokkaido Rumoi-shi Hanazonocho 2-chome 1-ban 8-go
  • docomo Shop Rumoi
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    Hokkaido Rumoi-shi Nishikimachi 4-chome 2-13

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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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