Shopping Spots in Iwate Area

  • MALIOS
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    4.0
    67 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...

  • Anbe
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    4.0
    32 Reviews
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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.

    友達に連れられてランチに訪問。 新鮮なマトンを甘辛い秘伝のタレで食べます。 人気店で、満席でした。 肉厚でかみごたえのある赤み肉で、気になるようなクセは全くありませんでした。

  • Kogensya Main Branch
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    4.5
    23 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.

    いーはとーぶアベニュー材木町にある宮沢賢治との係わりの深い場所です。賢治が童話集「注文の多い料理店」を出版し、当時はほとんど売れなかった時代をともにした出版社。店の奥、中庭に、注文の多い料理店 出版の地の碑や烏の北斗七星の石柱、原稿などの展示館があり、賢治との係わりの深さが感じられる場所です。 訪ねた際は休館中でしたが、喫茶室もあるので、通りの散策の際、立ち寄って楽しんでください。

  • 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。

  • Gozaku Moriku Store
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    4.0
    12 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.

    岩手銀行赤レンガ館のすぐ近くにあります。江戸末期から明治にかけての豪商の商家で、今も現役の商家です。低い軒に格子戸、川側からの土塀と石垣も見所です。

  • 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。

  • 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。

  • Fukuda-pan Main Shop at Nagatacho
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    4.0
    215 Reviews
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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.

    Moriokas most loved breakfast place, or so I loved! The bread here is every bit as thick, soft and fluffy as what the other reviews claim, and the An Butter combination was to die for. There was no...

  • 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!

  • 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。

  • Abasse Takata
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.
  • 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。

  • Kaachan House Dasuko
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    Iwate Pref. Hanamakishi Noda 335-2
    A large Japan Agricultural Cooperatives farmers market located a 10-minute drive from Hanamaki Station on the JR Tohoku Main Line in Hanamaki City, Iwate Prefecture. The market carries an abundance of seasonal fruits and vegetables, flowers, and homemade foods. The market is also filled with side dishes and popular Japanese confections made by local mothers such as ganzuki, a local cake redolent with the aroma of brown sugar; and kirisensho, a chewy rice flower cake with a salty-sweet flavor. In addition, there are breads made with wheat grown in the prefecture, 10 grain rice blends, Hanamaki blue flowers, and a wide variety of foods like dressings and somen noodles. In the market's restaurant, you can enjoy free refills of Hitomebore rice grown in Hanamaki.
  • Kamasada
    Travel / Tourism
    Iwate Pref. Moriokashi Konyachou 2-5
    This is a long-established workshop that has continued to make nambu tekki (a famous type of ironware from the south of Iwate) since the Meiji period. The works produced by the third generation Nobuho Miya, who has experience living in Finland, are distinctive for being a combination of Japan’s old traditions and modern art. The functionality of simple yet outstanding nambu tekki has been garnering attention again recently.
  • 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。

  • Shoeido (Main Shop)
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    3.5
    11 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.

    ごますり団子で名高い和菓子屋です。それ以外の和菓子もおいしく、大福などのもち料理は本店にはイートインもあります。

  • Matsuda Shorindo
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Tono-shi Chuodori 1-7
    "A Japanese sweet shop founded in 1868. It is designed like a traditional storehouse, and you can distinguish it by its large wooden sign. The specialty is white hard candies called ""Akegarasu"" made with walnuts and sesame. The sweet got its name from the shape of the walnuts that resemble crows (karasu) when cut in half. In addition to this, they also have candies made with lots of wild grape, candies made with concentrated sugar, and a special baumkuchen cake made to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the publication of The Legends of Tono."

    遠野駅から徒歩数分のメインストリートにあるお菓子やさん。日本人形が飾られ昔から続く老舗の風格があるお店だ。お菓子やさんではゆず味のモナカを勝手食べたが一枚でお腹に重くのし掛かる味。お茶やコーヒーと相性が抜群だ

  • Kikushodo (Nakamachi Main Shop)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Oshu-shi Esashinakamachi 1-12
    A long-standing Japanese sweet shop founded in 1932. Its main shop is at the entrance to Esashi's Kuramachi Mall. They're dedicated to making sweets people love with a focus on safety, delicious flavor, and traditional hand craftsmanship. Their popular Iwayado yokan (sweet bean paste jelly) confection is wrapped in a bamboo leaf after solidifying in a rectangular wooden frame. Its traditional manufacturing method has been handed down in this region for nearly two hundred years. There are many other products that make great souvenirs too, such as their Mutsu-no-oja (their own version of a walnut tart from Switzerland's Engadin region) and their Fujiwara Yondai (pie-style manju buns).
  • Esashi Tourist Products Center (Esashi Yume Plaza)
    Travel / Tourism
    Iwate Oshu-shi Esashi Minamiodori 7-40
    Esashi Yume Plaza, a facility tied to the tourist association on National Route 456 in Esashi Ward's Minamiodori Street. Its main tourist product sales area is on the first floor. They sell Esashi specialty items such as Iwayado yokan (sweet bean paste jelly), local candies, and Kinkon-zuke pickles, as well as folk crafts, Esashi Shishi-Odori dolls, etc. They also present area highlights featured in the year-long historical TV drama Homura Tatsu that was shot in Esashi. There's a lounge as well as a gallery with handicrafts made by the locals on display. Various events are held at an outdoor area covered by a tent.

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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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