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Groceries Spots in Aomori Area

  • Hasshoku Market Center
    Aomori Pref. Hachinoheshi Kawaragi Kansai 22-2
    A food market center located in Hachinohe City, Aomori Prefecture sells fresh seafood and caught that morning as well as Hachinohe every morning. Some 60 shops stand side by side along the 170 meter length of the market, boasting an abundant variety of goods able to meet even the needs of restaurants and other businesses. At Shichirinmura, a popular destination for tourists, you can cook and enjoy your purchases on the spot over a charcoal grill. With tuna butchering shows, cooking classes, and play equipment for children, the market center is a destination the whole family can enjoy.
  • Festival City Auga
    182 Reviews
    Aomori Pref. Aomorishi Shinmachi 1-3-7 Festival City AugA B1F
    This is a market in the first floor basement of the “AUGA” shopping facilities located one minute on foot from JR Aomori Station, and a spot where many locals gather as Aomori’s citizens’ kitchen. Fresh fish and processed seafood products, vegetables, fruits, side dishes and meats specialist shops are arranged in tight rows, as well as restaurants and cafeteria using local foodstuffs. Shipping as a souvenir is also possible. Open mornings from 5 a.m.

    The seafood market at the basement of a Department Store is often target for visitors. However it appears that the business thereat is not as good as in past years. You cannot find stall holders...

  • Angélique Hirosaki Shop
    37 Reviews
    Aomori Pref. Hirosakishi Noda 1-3-16
    This Western-style confectioner is located beside Kita-oh-dori Avenue along the east side of Hirosaki Castle. The showcase on the first floor exudes a bright feeling with white as a motif. In contrast, the second floor has an eat-in space, featuring a chic, grown-up atmosphere colored in black. Popular products include the apple pie, as one might expect from Aomori Prefecture—an apple paradise. The taste is great, and the volume has it hanging over the plate, so it’s known as a place where you get a good deal for the price.


  • Strauss
    18 Reviews
    Aomori Pref. Aomorishi Shinmachi 1-13-21
    A Western confectionary located in 1 Chome Shinmachi, Aomori City. At Straus, you can eat popular Viennese sweets whenever you like, and the shop sells Viennese cakes and pies such as sachertorte and strudel. You can enjoy the shop’s delights on-site in the second floor café.

    青森に旅行で来ました! 検索するとこちらのお店がケーキは美味しそう! ザッハトルテが有名とはなかなか貴重です。 夕方に訪問をしたところ残念ながら売り切れが多くあまりケーキが並んでいない状況でした。 カシスケーキを購入しました。 子どもにはチョコスフレを。 カシスケーキは生地が柔らかくて美味でした。美味しいカシス味です。 チョコスフレのチョコも美味でした!

  • Suzuro Sweets Main Shop
    Aomori Pref. Hirosakishi Tashirochou 14-2
    This Japanese sweet shop is located in Tashiro-cho, Hirosaki City. It sells famous confections such as Suzuro with baked adzuki beans, Yukihimo, sweets molded from refined Japanese sugar and Hanakazashi, dried apple in jelly as well as seasonal confections. Visitors can try out the fresh sweets with matcha or sencha green tea in the tearoom.
  • Ishiba Family Residence
    Aomori Pref. Hirosakishi Kamenokoumachi 88
    This residence is estimated to have been built in the middle of the Edo period, and is also designated as a National Important Cultural Property. For generations the household took the name “Seibei” and dealt in straw and household goods for the clan. Currently it is operating as a liquor store, and with the living room’s open hearth is an interesting building.
  • Okinaya Shinmachi Shop
    3 Reviews
    Aomori Pref. Aomorishi Shinmachi 1-8-2
    A Japanese confectionary shop which makes its sweets by hand the old fashioned way using delicious ingredients produced with care and attention in Aomori. The shop's confections make maximum use of the positive qualities of the prefecture's safe, delicious ingredients. The shop's Usubeni apple glace, made by stewing round slices of Aomori-grown Jonathan apples in sugar before drying them, is particularly famous.


  • Hachinoheya
    Aomori Mutsu-shi Shinmachi 47-3
    A nanbu senbei rice cracker shop established in 1923. The shop's skilled staff painstakingly toast the crackers according to a traditional, proprietary method passed down unchanged through the years. The shop also accepts orders for special crackers decorated with a design of your choice; note that orders take around one week to complete. In addition, the shop offers a hand toasted senbei activity in which you can make your own cracker; if you're interested, be sure to make your reservation at least two days in advance.
  • Iwakiya
    Aomori Hirosaki-shi Tokiwano Yunosawa 7-1
    A store delivering the tastes of the nature-rich Tsugaru region. The establishment's signature Take no Ko Oshi-zushi, freshly harvested bamboo shoots pickled and turned into sushi by artisans who subtly alter the ratios of ingredients used depending on the climate of the season, boast an extensive history, having been made since the store first opened its doors. Made without any preservatives of any kind, their expiration date is just three days after they are made. Other recommended purchases include the retort pouch-sealed basket clams from Lake Jusanko, and the apple curry pouches made with apples from Aomori.
  • Shikanai Senbei Main Store
    Aomori Hirosaki-shi Shinteramachi 32
    "At this confectionery store, you can get not only the traditional Tsugaru rice crackers but also confectioneries that use various motifs such as cherry blossoms, apples, giant floats in the Neputa festival, and Mt. Shirakami. In addition, they also make a popular confectionery called the ""Saijiki Kashi"" only once a year, and the timing is based upon the 24 divisions of the solar calendar and literary calendar."
    Aomori Hirosaki-shi Okachimachi 17-1
    This patisserie serves desserts that use ingredients that are in season and will make you feel at home. They have a wide selection of desserts to charm you, including mini gateaux, birthday cakes, baked sweets, truffle chocolates, and even desserts perfect as gifts and for celebrations, like wedding cakes. They also have a cafe space inside the store, so you can enjoy your favorite cake with a drink in a leisurely environment.
  • Patisserie Verger
    4 Reviews
    Aomori Hirosaki-shi Hyakkokumachi 18
    Established in 2004 and relocated in 2013, this bakery is ever-popular. You can enjoy dining in a shop with a refined exterior inspired by the color white and a spotlessly clean interior that would rival any jeweler. The sweets, refined through years of practice, are as cute as anything, and the cakes are known to delight both the eyes and the mouth.


  • Noel de Hirosaki
    Aomori Hirosaki-shi Shinakawamachi 2-2
    This shop wants to utilize Aomori Prefecture's treasured apples in sweets. With that sentiment in their minds, this Western confectionary store creates sweets that are distinctive of Aomori. Their specialty apple pie has won the 2014 Aomori Brand Certified Product 2nd Apple Pie Contest Hirosaki Award. Butter and cinnamon are added to Tsugaru's fresh apples (Fuji) and baked with a decadent aroma.
  • Matsubado Matsumura
    Aomori Kuroishi-shi Nakamachi 30
    This famous Japanese confectionary shop is known for its umeboshi sweets. Established over 100 years ago, the Edo period-style exterior of this historic establishment blends in well with the atmosphere of Nakamachi Komise Street. The long-standing shop's exquisite signature Hoshiume consist of pleasingly smooth white bean jam wrapped in gyuhi dough and Aomori-grown red perilla. The shop also sells a wide selection of other confections flavored by the culture of the area's past as a castle town.
  • Terayama Mochi Shop
    2 Reviews
    Aomori Kuroishi-shi Nakamachi 36-1
    "This historical mochi shop was established as a rice shop in the closing years of the Edo period, and it has been run as a mochi shop since the third generation. In addition to offerings and rectangular kirimochi, they have ""shiha mochi"" and ""mochi shabu"" that has not changed since the Edo period, as well as a wide variety of daifuku rice cakes lined up. Shiha mochi is made by kneading together high-quality flour and red bean paste, and then the mochi carefully made with a stamp mill and mallet is served in three types: red bean paste, white bean paste, and sesame seed."

    黒石市で、江戸時代の街並みが残るこみせ通りのはずれにある、江戸時代から続く餅屋です。飢饉の際に、津軽藩の殿様に餅を献上したことから有名です。 四半餅が看板商品と言えるでしょう。他にも、大福や切り餅などをおいしいです。また、最近では、抹茶クリーム大福等の新商品も開発しています。四半餅など長期保存に対応した商品も多いので土産品などにもオススメだと思います。

  • Nariken
    Aomori Misawa-shi Sakuracho 1-1-34
    Founded in 1952, this senbei rice cracker shop hand toasts its crackers. Making nanbu senbei crackers by hand, the famous shop has invented a variety of crackers over the years to suit the tastes of the times and has even won honorary gold at a national confectionary exposition. The shop's nanbu senbei, made with top quality class 1 flour and toasted one at a time, come in an abundant variety of styles and flavors and make great souvenirs and gifts.
  • World Liquor Nakai
    Aomori Misawa-shi Chuocho 2-8-5
    A liquor store with a wide selection. Alcoholic beverages from around the world are on display inside, and visitors will find not only wines, beers, sakes, and shochus, but also an extensive variety of brandies, spirits, and liqueurs. In addition to liquors, the store also carries cigarettes, cigars, and imported confections and snacks, plus there are expert staff on hand to give you advice, so feel free to stop on by!
  • Japanese Sweet MIYAKIN Main Shop
    Aomori Kamikita-gun Shichinohemachi
    A confectionary shop which makes sweets designed to give you a true moment of bliss with just a single bite. The shop's famous Koma Manju buns, made with Chinese yams and local seishu refined sake, are simple yet have a profound flavor and have even been presented to the emperor. Any number of the shop's other Japanese- and Western-style sweets are also recommended.
  • Jizake-an Sato
    Aomori Aomori-shi Yasukata 1-4-4
    This sake store carries local and famous brands. The store has chilled display cases so that you can actually see and touch the products themselves, which in addition to sake include a variety of wines as well. Also available are delicious sake products from breweries established during the Edo and Meiji periods, as well as limited-edition seasonal products.
  • Kanseido Honten
    Aomori Aomori-shi Shinmachi 1-13-21
    A history-leaden confectionary shop established in 1891. The shop is famous for its Konbu Yokan kelp jelly, the establishment's signature product since it first opened its doors. This exquisite confection has won the honorary president's award, the highest honor, in a national confection and tourism exposition. Any number of the shop's other products are also recommended, including the firm Neri Yokan and blackcurrant Cassis Yokan jellies, as well as the confections made with Tsugaru apples.

Aomori Main Areas


Centuries-old stories of samurai at Kakunodate and the remains of millennia-old archaeological sites including the likes of Isedotai invite history buffs to delve into Aomori's fascinating history. As the most northern prefecture on the Japanese mainland, Aomori enjoys a cooler climate, which makes it a welcome escape from the southern cities for combining castles, art galleries, and summer festivals with the great outdoors.

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