Shopping Spots in Iwate Area

  • MALIOS
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    4.0
    64 Reviews
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    Iwate Pref. Moriokashi Moriokaekinishidori 2-9-1
    A skyscraper and commercial complex located a three-minute walk from the west entrance of Morioka Station on the Tohoku Main Line. In addition to the numerous offices which rent space here, there are conference rooms with free Wi-Fi. The observation deck on the top floor offers a sweeping view of Morioka and can be used as an exhibition hall for paintings and handicrafts. The building's mall area is occupied by a drug store; clinics; and restaurants serving Japanese, Western food, a cafe buffet, and even establishments which can be used for parties. The atrium in the building contains a recreation of the front facade for the former Japan National Railways Morioka Factory.

    Malios has made the top floor of their building a free observation deck. You get pretty much 360 degrees. Its all enclosed, no going outside. There are some binoculr machines at spots. The windows...

  • Miyako City Fish and Vegetable Market
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    3.5
    37 Reviews
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    Iwate Pref. Miyakoshi Satsukichou 1-1
    This market is located in Miyako City, Iwate Prefecture. It sells fresh seafood and processed marine products from the early morning. Their item selection includes not only seafood but vegetables and flowers raised by local farmers. It is known as the community kitchen, and is a market where people interact. In addition, they also pack and ship items purchased as souvenirs.

    コロナウイルスでイライラしていたので、ドライブに出かけました。目当ては毛蟹。蟹祭りをしている魚菜市場で新鮮な蟹をゲットしました。

  • Kogensya Main Branch
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    4.5
    22 Reviews
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    Iwate Pref. Moriokashi Zaimokuchou 2-18
    Kogensya is a store located on a site extending from JR Morioka Station to the Kitakami River that specializes in traditional handicraft products such as Nambu ironware and Urushi lacquerware. The items on sale are not limited to Iwate Prefecture’s own specialty products; they also include handicraft products from all over Japan, including Okinawan glassware, Shusaigama-ware ceramics from Shimane Prefecture, etc. Kogensya’s founder, Oikawa Shiro, was a classmate of Miyazawa Kenji, the writer of children’s stories who is one of Iwate Prefecture’s most famous authors, and was involved in the publication of “The Restaurant of Many Orders,” a collection of Miyazawa’s children’s stories. Kogensya’s Majieru-kan building and Kahi-kan café both have many items relating to Miyazawa Kenji on display, making Kogensya a popular place for Miyazawa Kenji enthusiasts to visit.

    材木町の一角にあります。厳選した食器類や焼きもの類がおしゃれに並んでいます。雰囲気はとてもいいです。ここの喫茶店で出すお菓子くるみサンドが人気です。5つ入って800円くらいしますが、美味しいです。

  • Sunfish Kamaishi
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    3.5
    21 Reviews
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    Iwate Pref. Kamaishishi Suzukochou 2-1
    A shopping complex located a short walk from Kamaishi Station on the Kamaishi Line in Kamaishi City, Iwate Prefecture. Here you'll find shops like Shichibeya Shoten and Azumasengyo-ten which sell dark sleeper, salmon from Sanriku Kamaishi, and other fresh seafood as well as foods like dried fish and pickled fish. There are also numerous restaurants serving Kamaishi ramen, and rice bowls piled high with tasty seafood treats like ikura salted salmon roe and sea urchin. The facility is also connected by skyway to Sea Plaza Kamaishi on the other side of the road, making this a convenient place to pick up all kinds of gifts and souvenirs.

    海鮮が並んだ市場で、その場でBBQができるようです。生うにパック・ホヤパックが並んでいますが、生ものなので持ち帰れず残念でした。

  • Cassiopeia Messe Nanyato
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    4.0
    18 Reviews
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    Iwate Ninohe-shi Ishikiridokoro Moriai 68
    This Ninohe region wide sightseeing and local products center adjoins Ninohe Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line. Remodeled and reopened in April 2018, the local products center on the first floor now carries an even more extensive selection of specialty products from 19 cities, towns, and villages in Aomori, Akita, and Iwate. In the restaurant on the second floor, you can enjoy dishes made with ingredients from Ninohe. In addition, coworking spaces and a pergola deck have been added to the third floor, making this a facility with a full array of spaces for everyone from families with children to businesspeople.

    旧・奥州街道をランニングで旅した際に立ち寄りました。お土産物屋が連なる施設で比較的新しい雰囲気でした。また、無料の展望台があって二戸の街を一望。新幹線が良く見えるので鉄道好きには良いかもしれません。

  • Aiina Center
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
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    Iwate Pref. Moriokashi Moriokaekinishidori 1-7-1
    This glass structure, located to the west of JR Morioka Station, aims to be a base for the use of all the citizens of Iwate Prefecture. It houses public facilities such as the prefectural library and has a multi-purpose hall with a maximum capacity of 507 people. It also houses the Iwate Prefectural University campus where courses, including those for lifelong learning, are held mostly for local residents. Another of its features is that it is a complete universal design. There is tactile paving and audio guidance on each floor.

    盛岡駅から、けっこう近くにある公共文化施設です。図書館などが入っていて、市の中では中心的な役割を果たしているのだと思います。

  • Chusonji Temple Shop
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    4.5
    12 Reviews
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    Iwate Nishiiwai-gun Hiraizumicho Hiraizumi Koromonoseki 202
    This shop is located next to Sankozoon the grounds of Chusonji Temple in Koromonoseki, Hiraizumi, Hiraizumi Town, Nishiiwai County. It sells souvenirs, such as local confections and craft items, as well as items that are sold only at Chusonji. In front of the shop, there is a special pamphlet, and if you touch it, you can borrow an audio pen that provides a guided tour in seven languages.

    坂の上駐車場に車を停め金色堂に1番近い券売所に行くと、同じ建物の讃衡蔵に最初に行き、次に金色堂に行くよう言われました。 平安時代後期の物がレプリカ含めて多数置かれていました。私は黒く変色しているうちに枕が1番印象的でした。 写真撮影禁止なのが残念でした。

  • Gozaku Moriku Store
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    4.0
    11 Reviews
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    Iwate Pref. Moriokashi Konyachou 1-31
    Located in a residential district along Nakatsugawa River, Gozaku is a miscellany shop for everyday bamboo goods. The flat-roofed Japanese building is designated a preserved building in Morioka City and was used in the filming of NHK’s serial TV drama “Dondo hare.” Built from late Edo Period to Meiji Period, the building was a merchant house dealing in straw products and wicks for lanterns. Now, it sells traditional straw sandals, colanders, and baskets, all which exude handmade warmth.

    江戸時代から続いている荒物屋(今でいう生活雑貨の店)。岩手銀行赤れんが館を訪ねた後、何かめぼしい小物はないかと立ち寄った。市の景観重要建造物に指定されている建屋は、二階部分が極端に低い木造二階建ての瓦葺き。道路に沿って「くの字型」に曲がって格子戸や板塀が続く。入り口に立てかけられた竹箒と荒熊手、まるで江戸の昔にタイムスリップしたような佇まいだ。店内には、笊、籠、箒など手仕事の実用品が揃っている。

  • Genbikei Rest House
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    3.5
    11 Reviews
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    Iwate Pref. Ichinosekishi Gembichou Kounosu 132
    This rest house is located in Ichinoseki City, Iwate Prefecture. You can look out on Genbi Gorge, a designated scenic natural monument. In addition to souvenirs from Ichinoseki available for purchase, enjoy meals such as suba buckwheat noodles and curry and dishes using Maesawa beef while gazing out on the gorge and the clear emerald green flow of the Iwai River from the observation dining area on the second floor.

    厳美渓の天工橋を渡ったところにある、お土産屋さん。2階が食堂になっています。昔ながらの観光地のお土産屋さんで、やや寂れた印象。トイレは2階で食堂利用者のみ使用可能で、1階にトイレはありません。

  • Fusetsuka
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    4.5
    6 Reviews
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    Iwate Hachimantai-shi Hotozaka 236
    This tofu shop is located along National Route 282 in Hotozaka, Hachimantai City. The shop sells Japanese varieties of soybeans cultivated by contract farmers, and rich tofu made from natural bittern and soft water pumped from underground. In addition to yuba tofu skin and okara soy pulp, there are also waffles and donuts made with soy milk.

    豆腐の味がしっかりするソフトクリーム、豆乳ドーナッツ、湯葉クリームコロッケ、おぼろ豆腐など、一度試してみたい豆腐グッズ多数あり。サンデーの下に敷いてあるのは、フレークではなく、煮豆。tofu

  • Fukuda Pan (Yahaba Store)
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    4.0
    12 Reviews
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    Iwate Pref. Shiwagunyahabachou Hiromiyasawa Dai11chiwari 502-1
    This bakery is located in the town of Yahaba-cho in Shiba County, Iwate Prefecture. Their offerings of your favorite cream and ingredients as toppings on fluffy koppe-pan (Japanese bread rolls) are known as the soul food of Iwate's Morioka. In addition, they have everything from desert breads to filling side-dish breads, making it a place visited by not only locals but many tourists as well.

    岩手県だと各スーパーでも販売されていますが、好みの味を伝えるとその場で作ってもらえるので楽しいです。でも色々な味があるので悩みます。 オススメはクッキークリームとアンバターです

  • Salad Farm Village
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
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    Iwate Hachimantai-shi Hirakasa 2-6-333
    "This facility, based on the theme of food and healing, is located on the plateau of Mt. Iwate in Hachimantai City, Iwate Prefecture. In ""Flowerland"" visitors can enjoy interacting with alpaca and other animals, or, from December to June strawberry picking at ""Ichigo-no-Mori (strawberry forest)"". The facility also offers restaurants and souvenir shops and is a popular spot for families and tourists."

    旅の途中でふらっと立ち寄れる、ランチとお土産スポットです。自家製ジェラートは 濃厚かつさっぱりした味で、何個でも食べられます。お土産に名物「あじたま」も おすすめ。ほんのり塩味のクセになる味付けたまごでした。また行きます!

  • Fukuda-pan Main Shop at Nagatacho
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    Iwate Pref. Moriokashi Nagatachou 12-11
    An old bread shop established in 1948 in Nagata Town, Morioka City. The founder originally only developed coffee bread with the mindset of “filling the bellies of students at a low price.” The coffee bread comes in a wide variety of styles, from sweets like “red bean jam & butter”, to sides like ham and egg sandwiches, and the “Original Veggie Sandwich” —a vegetable sandwich with toppings like ground meat cutlets available. With such abundant variation, this shop has become synonymous with Morioka soul food.
  • Sanchoku Raimu-kun
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
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    Iwate Prefecture Oshu City Mizusawa Mashiro cedar 51 under
    This is an agricultural produce direct sales complex in Mizusawa District, Oshu City, Iwate Prefecture. In addition to such local land and sea produce such as fresh fish hauled directly from Sanriku Yamada Town, Maezawa beef, and Iwate Oshu beef, this complex offers visitors the chance to pick strawberries on the premises. Visitors can also enjoy the bread corner, always offering over 30 varieties of breads using rice flour and soft ice cream that incorporates Mo-chan milk. On the menu at the rest items using local specialty products are offered so you can enjoy the local flavors in a relaxed setting.

    奥州市の産直としては、規模は大きい方だと思います。 地物の農産物は外れなし。 レストランやイチゴのハウスも併設してます。 なんと言っても、内陸でありながら、確かな目利きの海産物は魅力的です。

  • Soshido
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    4.5
    2 Reviews
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    Iwate Morioka-shi Konyacho 2-15
    This store for dyed goods is located in Konya-cho, Morioka City. It manufactures and sells dyed goods of “Nanbu Akanezome” and “Nanbu Murasakizome,” which have long been known as special products in the Nanbu region. In addition to kimonos and obi belts, it sells accessories such as furoshiki traditional wrapping cloth, noren traditional shop curtains, book covers and small drawstring bags.

    紺屋町散策していたら偶然通りがかったので入ってみると、お店の方は大変親切に色々と見せてくださった。コースターを購入。

  • Abasse Takata
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    Iwate Rikuzentakata-shi Takatacho Tate no Oki 1
    A shopping mall located a 20-minute walk from JR Rikuzen-Takata Station. Designed around the concept of gathering, eating, and having fun, there are 14 shops in the mall primarily consisting of local businesses, a supermarket, and drug store. Confectionary and stationary shops as well as cafes and restaurants can be found in the A Building. The B Building is occupied by large specialty stores, while the C Building is dedicated to a drug store. All three buildings are connected by shaded walkways ensuring that customers can enjoy their shopping experience no matter what the weather is like.
  • Tekiseisha
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    3.5
    2 Reviews
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    Iwate Ninohe-shi Jobojimachi Onyamanakamaeta 23-6
    "This lacquerware shop is located in Maeta, Onyamanaka, Joboji-mach, Ninohe City that manufactures Joboji lacquerware, a famous local product since the old days. In addition to selling bowls and plates and sake cups made with Japanese lacquer, only 3% of which is distributed nationwide, the shop also sponsors ""make your own lacquerware"" events."

    浄法寺インター下りて車で数分。漆漆器で有名な浄法寺のいわばアンテナショップ。適正価格で製品をお求め出来ます。アレルギー体質の方はくれぐれもご自愛ください。

  • Shoeido (Main Shop)
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    3.5
    10 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Ichinoseki-shi Jishumachi 3-36
    A long-standing Japanese confectionery shop that has been around for over 100 years since the Meiji period. They sell a variety of Japanese sweets with a focus on showy high-grade Japanese fresh confections that reflect the seasons. Their Gomasuri-dango are a local favorite with velvety black sesame syrup in nicely textured mochi rice balls. Another local favorite is Tamura-no-Ume, featuring bean paste mixed with ume plum in gyuhi mochi wrapped in green shiso leaves. A sweet with a history, it was created on the orders of Tamura Clan, the feudal lord of Ichinoseki Domain since he hoped for some Ichinose specialty.

    餅の町、一関ということでゴマすり団子で有名な松栄堂さんへ。 かなりモダンな佇まいで飲食スペースあり。カウンター6に対面8つくらい。 店頭販売のものも更に移して提供される。 一関は宮城寄りだからズンダなのかな。甘過ぎず美味しくいただきました。

  • Shirasawa Senbei Shop
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Pref. Moriokashi Konyachou 2-16
    Shirasawa Senbei Shop sells traditional Japanese crackers in the city of Morioka in Iwate Prefecture. This venerable shop features Nambu Senbei, a famous product of Iwate Prefecture, and the flavorful Sesame Senbei are especially popular. Among the many other varieties that customers can enjoy are Peanut, Walnut, and Sunflower Seed Senbei.

    盛岡で有名な南部せんべいの老舗店です。煎餅というと一つの味かと思われますが、色々な味があります。お土産にはとても良いです。レトロな感じを味わえるところも魅力的です。

  • Anbe
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    Iwate Pref. Tonoshi Hayasechou 2-4-12
    Anbe is a well established “Genghis Khan”, or Mongolian mutton barbecue restaurant founded in 1947. Widely loved in Tono City, it is said that this restaurant was the original Genghis Khan restaurant which made the dish it is today. Anbe is also known as the birthplace of the Genghis Khan Bucket, characteristic of Tono Genghis Khan. The tin bucket with holes in it uses solid fuel to heat the barbecue grill placed on top.

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A northern Tohoku prefecture promising peace and quiet, Iwate is sparsely populated, replacing people with snow-capped mountains, history-rich sites, and fields of crops that are to thank for the region's delicious local cuisine. Meander along the three-city Golden Route, where you'll visit the grand Buddhist temples of Hiraizumi and the Tono folk villages before tasting the three famed noodle dishes of Morioka.

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