Other Shopping Spots in Iwate Area

  • Anbe
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    4.0
    32 Reviews
    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.

    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。

  • Gozaku Moriku Store
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    4.0
    12 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
    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。

  • 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。

  • Kaachan House Dasuko
    Shopping
    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.
  • 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.
  • Miyazawa Kenji Dowa Mura, Mori no Misekkoya Souvenir Shop
    Travel / Tourism
    Iwate Hanamaki-shi Takamatsu 26-19
    "15 minutes by car from Hanamaki Station at Miyazawa Kenji Dowa Mura (Village of Fairy Tales) in Hanamaki City, Iwate Prefecture. Village of Fairy Tales is a facility where you can enjoy learning in the fantasy world of Miyazawa Kenji. The Mori no Misekkoya is among the log cabins known as ""Kenji's Classrooms.” In addition to merchandise based on Miyazawa Kenji's work, the shop also handles a variety of Hanamaki specialties. The log cabin classrooms are all side by side, with an ""Animal Classroom"" in the center, a ""Plant Classroom"" on the left, and the Mori no Misekkoya on the left. On the right side, there is a ""Star Classroom"" and a ""Bird Classroom.” All of them feature elements found in his fairy tales."
  • Sanchoku Purple
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    Iwate Kunohe-gun Noda Mura Noda 31-31-1
    This sales facility for products direct from producers is located along National Route 45 inside Roadside Station Noda, which is combined with the Sanriku Railway Rias Line’s Rikuchu-Noda Station. It offers local specialty goods such as locally harvested fresh vegetables and dried sea and mountain products. There is also a corner for fried foods lined with freshly prepared side dishes, and you can also enjoy local flavors such as “tofu dengaku” with garlic miso and “kushi mochi” with walnut miso in chewy mochi rice cakes. The dumplings filled with sweet paste using acorns that have been carefully removed of their toxins are their most popular item.
  • Kanko Bussankan Purple
    Travel / Tourism
    Iwate Kunohe-gun Noda Mura Noda 31-31-1
    This souvenir shop with specialty products from all over Noda Village and Iwate Prefecture is located along National Route 45 inside Roadside Station Noda, which is combined with the Sanriku Railway Rias Line’s Rikuchu-Noda Station. Popular products such as roll cake and ramen are made using natural salt in a direct boiling process handed down in Noda Village. One particular recommendation is their “Noda salt soft-serve ice cream,” with a flavor enhanced by a gentle saltiness.”Restaurant Papuru” on the second floor is where you can enjoy dishes with the taste of the local area.
  • Morioka Konya Oshukaido Antique Market
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    Iwate Morioka-shi Konyacho 1-6
    This market is held in Konya-cho, Morioka City on the third Sunday of the month between April and November. Antique dealers and amateurs from inside and outside Iwate Prefecture display their wares. It has been held for more than 30 years, since 1984, and it attracts large numbers of customers, including local people, tourists, and enthusiasts from inside and outside Japan.
  • Ebisuya Ono Sensaisho
    Travel / Tourism
    Iwate Pref. Moriokashi Zaimokuchou 10-16
    A long-standing shop selling Nanbu stencil dyed goods easily distinguished by its red tile roof in Zaimoku Town, Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture. Nanbu stencil dying got its start when the first owner of Ebisuya began using paper stencils to dye household crests and designs on clothing and armor. The shop’s kimono, noren shop curtains, table centers, accessories, and other patterned indigo goods feel both elegant and dainty yet somehow wild, and make perfect gifts and souvenirs. The second floor has an exhibit on the history of Nanbu stencil dying and an audio tape explaining the processes involved. The nearest station is Morioka Station.
  • Ootiya
    Travel / Tourism
    Iwate Pref. Nishiwaigunhiraizumichou Hiraizumi Koromonoseki 1-7
    Ootiya is a shop that deals in lacquer ware and other items in the town of Hiraizumi in Nishiiwai County, Iwate Prefecture. It preserves the essential traditions and craftsmanship of Hidehira-nuri, Iwate Prefecture's traditional style of lacquer, but produces and sells products that are in harmony with contemporary life. In addition to bowls, containers, trays, and other food-related items, its products include inkstone cases, straps, and smartphone covers.
  • Yorozuya Morioka
    Shopping
    Iwate Morioka-shi Motomiya 2-46-15
  • Big Roof Takizawa
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Iwate Takizawa-shi Shimokai 1-15
  • 2nd Street Mitake
    Shopping
    Iwate Morioka-shi Mitake 3-chome 1-ban 27-go
  • Kenjinodaichikan Cross Terrace Morioka
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    3.0
    3 Reviews
    Shopping
    Iwate Pref. Moriokashi Odori 3-4-1 Cross Terrace Morioka 1F

    5年ほど前に行ったときは、地元の野菜、食品が大量にあり、お土産を全てここで済ますことができたが、今回は棚も空きが目立ち、全国どこにでもあるような商品も増え、全体的に縮小した感じがしてちょっと残念だった

  • Appinurishikki Work
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    5.0
    2 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Iwate Pref. Hachimantaishi Kamasuda 230-1

    We visited the Urushi Studio to check out the wares and discovered they offer the chance to create your own lacquerware products. This will be an activity for the future for us. The wares are very...

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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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