Shopping Spots in Iwate Area

  • 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
    33 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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.

    宮沢賢治作品が好きなので盛岡出張の際には必ずこちらに立ち寄ります。お土産店の裏側にコーヒーショップがあります。 カウンターでゆっくりするだけても落ち着けます。 そういえば、雨ニモ負ケズの手ぬぐいが見つかりませんでした。

  • Sunfish Kamaishi
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    3.5
    21 Reviews
    Shopping
    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 Products Center
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    4.0
    19 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Iwate Ninohe-shi Ishikiridokoro Moriai 68
    This is a multipurpose facility located next to Ninohe Station in Moriai, Ishikiridokoro, Ninohe City. It includes a souvenir shop that sells products of the three prefectures of Aomori, Akita, and Iwate, as well as an event hall, a networking space, and a Japanese-style restaurant that uses local ingredients. The 31-meter observation tower affords a panoramic view of Ninohe.

    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。

  • Lala Iwate Morioka Shop
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    3.5
    18 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Iwate Pref. Moriokashi Saien 1-3-6 Agricultural and forestry hall 1F
    Located on the first floor of the Norin Kaikan building at the entrance to Iwate Park, Lala Iwate Morioka is an antenna shop selling specialty goods and crafts of Iwate. They have a vast selection with almost any Iwate souvenir here. The foods include not only livestock and farmed items, but also nanbu senbei crackers, local sake and seafood from Sanriku Coast. The crafts wing has a wide selection too—nanbu ironware to hidehira-nuri lacquerware, amber, and Iwayado tansu dressers.

    岩手公園のそば、ビルの一階にある物産館、うっかりすると見逃してしまいそうなところにあります。駐車場はなく最寄りの提携先に駐車しなければならないのも残念です。 ただし店内には岩手の名産品がずらっとそろっています。 迷ってしまってなかなか決められないほどでした。

  • Aiina Center
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.
  • Matchan Market
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    3.5
    11 Reviews
    Shopping
    Iwate Hachimantai-shi Yoriki 2-512
    This is a farmers’ market located along Prefectural Route 45 in Yoriki, Matsuo, Hachimantai City. It sells locally grown fresh vegetables and fruit, as well as season delicacies, such as wild plants and mushrooms, along with processed foods, such as ice creams. The adjacent restaurant serves ramen and soba made with guinea fowland other countryside and wild food cuisine.

    A cozy market that sell fresh eggs, fruits and vegetables. The volcano museum of Hachimantai is right beside this facility. English and Chinese brochures are available.

  • Gozaku Moriku Store
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    4.0
    10 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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.

    岩手県盛岡市の中津川沿いにある江戸時代後期の文化13年(1816年)に創業した紺屋町にある商家。 レトロな消防署の紺屋町番屋のすぐ近くにあり、こちらも実に趣のある素敵な建物です。 昔ながらの長屋って感じで、私の年齢的にはさすがに懐かしいという感情は無いですが、一瞬だけタイムスリップしたかのような古めかしい景観が目の前にありました。 いつまでも残しておいて欲しい風景です。ちなみに早朝の訪問だった...

  • Fukuda Pan (Yahaba Store)
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    4.0
    12 Reviews
    Shopping
    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

  • Genbikei Rest House
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    3.5
    11 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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
    5 Reviews
    Shopping
    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.

    お豆腐がしっかりした味おいしかったです!大豆の色ごとに風味が違う豆腐、豆腐シェイク、豆腐ソフトクリームもとっても美味しかったので二杯オーダーしてしまいました!ワッフルもモチモチしてて美味しかったです。お豆腐コロッケ、湯葉、厚揚げ、麻婆豆腐など品揃え豊富なのもよかったです。

  • Yutoland Himekami
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    3.0
    6 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Iwate Prefecture Morioka-shi Shimoda Genkai 893-11

    旅行で近くに行った際に立ち寄り湯として利用しました。 道の駅にしねの近くでした。 週末の夕方の利用でしたが、それほど混雑していなくゆったりできました。 食堂や売店もありました。

  • Fukuda-pan Main Shop at Nagatacho
    Shopping
    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
    Shopping
    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
    Travel / Tourism
    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。

  • Salad Farm Village
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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."
  • Tekiseisha
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    3.5
    2 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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。

  • Anbe
    Shopping
    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.
  • 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。

  • Tirol Cheesecake, Odori Shop
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Morioka-shi Odori 1-10-21
    This is a shop specializing in cheesecake, located in Odori 1-Chome, Morioka City. Its rich, hearty cheesecake, first served as part of its coffee shop menu, was so well liked that the shop now specializes in cheesecake. It sells this dessert in twenty varieties, including its flagship variety, Cream Cheesecake, and customers who choose to eat their treat on the premises can buy it in a dessert set that includes coffee.

    たまに食べたくなる、チロルのチーズケーキを目当てに訪問。チーズの味が強くて良いです。コーヒーと頂きました。

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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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