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Shopping Spots in Hanamaki / Kitakami / Tono Area

  • Kaachan House Dasuko
    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.
  • Miyazawa Kenji Dowa Mura, Mori no Misekkoya Souvenir Shop
    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."
  • Takita Kogei
    Iwate Hanamaki-shi Takamatsu 26-3
    This Japanese umbrella workshop is located approximately a 10-minutesbus from Hanamaki Station, and one-minute walk from Miyazawa Kenji Museum bus stop. The workshop makes and sells Hanamaki umbrellas that have been traditionally made here since the Kyowa period. Previously, there were around 120 Japanese umbrella stores in the prefecture, but Takita Kogei is now the only one remaining. The umbrellas are made from local madake bamboo and the paper used is Mino Japanese paper. In addition to paper umbrellas and coarse oilpaper umbrellas, the workshop also makes wall-mounting umbrellas and mini umbrellas, which are very popular as souvenirs.
  • Milk Kobo Bom Dia
    Iwate Hanamaki-shi Ohasamamachi Ohasama 11-39-4
    This soft serve icecream store is located approximately a 30-minute drive from Hanamaki Interchange on the Tohoku Expressway. Bom Dia Soft is made with 100% raw milk from Ohasama Brown Swiss cattle, which is sent directly from the factory. The ice cream's egg free, moderately sweet and refreshing aftertaste makes it very popular. Its crisp texture from being blended with ice is also quite characteristic. The store's Wine Soft, made with Edel Wine, as well as the Bom Dia Parfait, made with coffee jelly mixed with Bom Dia ice cream is also well recommended.
  • Sasacho Brewery
    Iwate Hanamaki-shi Towacho Tsuchizawa 5417
    A long-established brewery in Towa-cho, Hanamaki City. It's at the foot of Mt. Hayachine, one of the 100 Famous Japanese Mountains. They make miso and soy sauce while faithfully adhering to the knowledge and methods of their predecessors. Their rich and natural Shinise-no-Aji Tsuyu seasoning features a blend of bonito stock and soy sauce fermented for an extended period, without any artificial flavors. It comes recommended and has even been featured in the newspaper. Other popular items include Hon-kuradashi, Iwate inaka miso that has been aged for a long time in Akita cedar barrels and Hayachine Shoyu, soy sauce made with spring water from the mountain.
  • Eisendo, Main Store
    Iwate Kitakami-shi Suwacho 1-2-17
    This is a Japanese-style confectionary located in Suwa 1-Chome, Kitakata City. In addition to its most famous product, Goroga-Bikkuriyaki, made by kneading sesame into rice paste and topping it with chestnut before roasting, it sells a variety of other sweets made with carefully chosen ingredients by trained professional bakers. Other popular varieties include Miso Nuts, made with macadamia nuts and miso paste, and Kitakami Yume Roman, which combines the flavors of green tea and almond.
  • Yui House
    8 Reviews
    Iwate Waga-gun Nishiwagamachi Kotsunagizawa 55-138
    This milk direct sales shop is located along National Route 107 in Kotsunagizawa, Nishiwaga Town, Waga County. Adjacent to Yuda Milk, it sells dairy products such as fresh milk and yogurt. In addition, the adjoining cafe space offers sweets such as soft-serve ice cream using milk and drinks.

    温泉に行ったあとに寄るのが定番になりました。安定の美味しさ。 前は乳製品を買ったので、この日は西和賀町名産のわらび餅を2種類。冷凍なのでこれは帰宅後に美味しくいただきました。

  • Anbe
    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.
  • Fukuda Pan (Yahaba Store)
    12 Reviews
    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

  • Ito-Yokado Hanamaki
    Iwate Hanamaki-shi Shimokobunato 118-1
  • Lawson Yahaba Minamiyahaba
    Iwate Shiwa-gun Yahabacho Minamiyahaba 6-91-8
  • Lawson Kitakami Kunenbashi 3Chome
    Iwate Kitakami-shi Kunenbashi 3-17-10
  • Lawson Kitakami Ryutsu
    Iwate Kitakami-shi Murasakino 15-3-2
  • Lawson Hana Yahaba New Town
    Iwate Shiwa-gun Yahabacho Minamiyahaba 14-34-70
  • Lawson Tono Miyamori
    Iwate Tono-shi Miyamoricho Shimomiyamori 30-chiwari 50-1
  • Lawson Kitakami Sta. Higashiguchi
    Iwate Kitakami-shi Kawagishi 1-2-8
  • Lawson Hanamaki Interchange Nimaibashi
    Iwate Hanamaki-shi
  • Lawson Kitakami Ozutsumi
    Iwate Kitakami-shi Otsutsumi Kita 1-1-30
  • Lawson Ishidoriya Minami
    Iwate Hanamaki-shi Ishidoriyacho Nakaterabayashi Dai6-chiwari 91-81-1
  • Lawson Kitakami Waga Iwasaki
    Iwate Kitakami-shi Wagacho Iwasaki 27-chiwari 306-1

Iwate Areas


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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