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Other Shopping Spots in Miyagi Area

  • Shinise Takakame
    Miyagi Pref. Osakishi Narukonsen Yumoto 88
    A shop situated along Yunomachi-dori Street in the Naruko Onsen hot spring resort area which has been producing a variety of carved wood goods since 1771. Takakame sells wooden toys such as koma tops and Naruko kokeshi wooden dolls, a famous local craft. All of the shop’s products are handmade, and each is unique, with differing wooden textures and grains. The shop also displays kokeshi painted by painter Rokuro Taniuchi, kokeshi from throughout the Tohoku region, and local wooden toys from across Japan, ensuring you can have fun even if you just come to look.
  • Sakurai Kokeshi
    Miyagi Pref. Osakishi Narukonsen Yumoto 26-6
    Located a five minute walk from Naruko-Onsen Station, Sakurai Kokeshi produces and sells Naruko kokeshi wooden dolls, a local Naruko specialty product. In addition to traditional Naruko kokeshi, the shop also sells more unique products, such as “Hiina” hina dolls which make use of the same techniques to produce kokeshi, and NARUKO, a new doll brand which harmonize with Naruko lacquer. The NARUKO tables, candle stands, and other lifestyle goods making use of round, kokeshi-like curves are characterized by the unique chic provided by Japanese lacquer.
  • Shimanuki Main Shop
    Miyagi Pref. Sendaishi Aoba-ku Ichibanchou 3-1-17
    A long-standing kokeshi and wooden goods shop which was established in 1892. The shop stands along Aoba-dori Avenue extending from Sendai Station. In addition to kokeshi wooden dolls, the shop sells a variety of Tohoku crafts popular with tourists, including tamamushi lacquerware, Sendai tsuishu relief lacquerware, and Sendai tansu chests of drawers. The shop also sells a variety of goods mixing old-fashioned folk crafts with modern ideas, including Akari Kokeshi, kokeshi wooden dolls equipped with an LED flashlight in the base in case of a disaster; and Sendai no Koku clocks which make use of traditional Sendai tansu chests of drawers designs.
  • "S-PAL Sendai Main Building B1F ""EKICHIKA"" Souvenir street"
    Miyagi Pref. Sendaishi Aoba-ku Chuou 1-1-1
    A collection of shops offering souvenirs on floor B1 of the S-PAL Sendai mall standing to the southwest of Sendai Station. In addition to sasakama fish cakes, beef tongue, and other Sendai souvenirs, here you’ll find an abundant lineup of crafts, knickknacks, and other souvenirs from the six prefectures of the Tohoku region. S-PAL is connected directly to the station, making it a convenient destination for quickly picking out popular souvenirs even when you have little time. Several shops here sell sasakama, giving shoppers the chance to compare prices and choose their favorites.
  • Akiu Village Agurie-no-Mori
    Miyagi Pref. Sendaishi Taihaku-ku Moniwa Nakayachiminami 32-1
    Agurie-no-Mori is a roadside station-like facility within the Akiu Village situated on the Akiu Highway. The place has a food court which offers dishes made from beef tongue, wild vegetables, and Akiu vegetables, and sweets such as ice cream, etc. There is also a small farmer’s market, a shop which sells various items and souvenirs, and Kikusuian store. Outside the food court on the terrace is a foot spa, Chapporin, which uses green tea to warm your feet!
  • Atelier Hanahana
    Miyagi Pref. Kattagunzaoumachi Togattaonsenasahichou 22
    A combined ceramic atelier and retail store located in Togattaonsen Asahicho of Zao Town. They offer the opportunity to paint some pottery—you can choose which piece you would like to paint from a variety of types, including tea cups, plates, cups, and sake cups. They also hold pottery classes.
  • KANEIRI Museum Shop6
    2-1 Kasuga-cho, Aoba-ku, Miyagi Prefecture Sendai Media Take 1F
    A museum shop situated on the first floor of Sendai Mediatheque, a multi-purpose complex facility located on Jozenji-dori Street in Kasuga Town, Aoba Ward, Sendai City. The shop stocks pieces of work from craftsmen and creators of traditional crafts from the six prefectures in the Tohoku region, as well as books on art and design, and other miscellaneous items.
  • Ganguan Kokeshiya
    Miyagi Pref. Sendaishi Taihaku-ku Akiumachiyumoto Uehara 54-20
    Ganguan Kokeshiya is a kokeshi (wooden doll) workshop located inside the Akiu Craft Park near Yumoto Park, Yumoto, Yumotouehara, Akiu Town, Taihaku Ward, Sendai City. There are traditionally made kokeshi dolls and originally created dolls on display and for sale. As well as seeing how the dolls are made, visitors can also spend about 30 to 60 minutes having a go at painting the dolls, when booking at least one day in advance.
  • Toyama Kanko Bussan Center – Toyama-no-Sato
    Miyagi Pref. Tomeshi Toyomamachiteraike Sakurakouji 2
    A multi-purpose complex facility opened as a base for sightseeing as part of the Meiji Village Museum of Miyagi. There is a shop which sells local Tome delicacies such as hatto and aburafu, local specialty goods, products and souvenirs, and a restaurant that serves local cuisine, noodles, and set meals.
  • Akiu Craft Park
    17 Reviews
    Miyagi Pref. Sendaishi Taihaku-ku Akiumachiyumoto Uehara 54
    Akiu Craft Park consists of nine craft “households” that live in the village while continuously applying themselves to their craft and producing authentic wares. Those with reservations can experience koma (top for spinning play) decoration, kokeshi wooden doll decoration, chopstick lacquering, handkerchief indigo dyeing, and jigsaw woodworking. There are also seasonal events that visitors can enjoy while walking through the site. It’s about 15 minutes by car from the Sendai Minami Interchange on the Tohoku Expressway.

    We visited Gangu-an in Akiu Craft Village with our child. We weremadevery welcome. First you can choose your kokeshi wooden doll shape. A short introduction is given to how to paint a traditional...

  • Handicraft shop tei-ne
    Miyagi Pref. Sendaishi Aoba-ku Asahigaoka 4-12-21
    “Handicraft store tei-ne” sells lifestyle items, such as hand-made items and artist made pots carefully created by skilled craftsmen as well as holding various events. There are many enjoyable events such as meetings for clothes orders, exhibitions of newly designed umbrellas, and palm reading workshops. The atmosphere of being surrounded by heartwarming handmade goods is uplifting. It is a five minute walk from Kuromatsu Station on the Namboku subway line.
  • narumiyashishouji tanabatakikakushitsu
    Miyagi Pref. Sendaishi Aoba-ku Ichibanchou 3-1-166F
  • 3DAYS
    Miyagi Pref. Sendaishi Aoba-ku Honchou 2-9-171F
    “3DAYS” is the only agent in Japan dealing in the silver jewelry brand representing California “EXEX” and is a shop full of fun sundries such as original items and bags as well as interior and antique items. The shop also accepts catalog orders for other than over-the-counter products, and can also offer advice for gifts and interior consultation. It is a four minute walk from the Hirose-dori Station on the Namboku subway line.
  • M Pantry
    Miyagi Pref. Miyagigunmatsushimamachi Matsushima Senzui 10
    A local specialty products shop carrying goods from the Matsushima area. The shop's vivid teal exterior draws the eye. Inside, the bright, white shop is attractively filled with a variety of Matsushima products. Particularly popular are the Kakitokometo, senbei rice crackers created by pressing and frying together a whole Miyagi Prefecture-grown oyster with Miyagi Prefecture-grown Hitomebore rice flour. The Kakitokometobasilto, a seasonal version made by adding flavorful basil, is also popular. Some of the shop's many other products include tsukudani oyster boiled and preserved in soy sauce, tsukudani nori seaweed, and oysters pickled in olive oil.
  • Kogensya
    Miyagi Pref. Sendaishi Aoba-ku Ichibanchou 1-4-10
    A crafts shop carrying select handmade goods from across Japan and around the world located at the intersection of Itsutsubashi-dori Avenue and Kokubun-cho-dori Avenue. The original owner, a former classmate of renowned poet Kenji Miyazawa, chose the shop's name based a colophon at the end of Miyazawa's A Well-Ordered Restaurant. The shop's wide-ranging selection of standards includes pottery, lacquerware, and folk toys. Particularly recommended are the Muni Carpets, which are warm in winter and cool in summer and can be used year round; and the shop's signature coffee bean holders made with the secondary bark of Japanese bird cherries. Many of the shop's products are meant for long years of use and will only grow more attractive with age. The shop also holds special product exhibitions several times a year.
  • Tontonnooka Mochibutakan Main Shop
    7 Reviews
    Miyagi Pref. Shibatagunogawaramachi Nittera Kita 185-11
    This store is located about five minutes by car from Ogawara Station on the Tohoku Main Line. They sell premium Waton Mochibuta pork raised on their own farm, ham, and sausages, as well as local Sennan agricultural produce and crafts. Waton Mochibuta pork is tender and lightly fatty, without any of pork's strong odor, with a flavor that Japanese people love. It was awarded the grand prize at the 33rd Japan Agricultural Awards in 2004 for thorough sanitation management and their effort surrounding it. Their dining area serves such Waton Mochibuta dishes as cutlets of pork loin or fillets.


  • Shinchi Kokeshi no Sato Ushizoan
    Miyagi Katta-gun Zao Machi Togatta Onsen Shinchi 43
  • Kesennuyma City Motoyoshi Agricultural, Forestry, and Fishery Product Direct Sales Center
    Miyagi Kesennuma-shi Motoyoshicho Mishima 41-1
  • Matsushima Yukitakeya
    Miyagi Miyagi-gun Matsushimamachi Matsushima Chonai 109
  • Hiraga Kokeshi Shop
    Miyagi Sendai-shi Aoba-ku Sakunami Motoki 13

Miyagi Main Areas


Lying along the northeastern coast of Japan, Miyagi prefecture is home to lashings of natural parks, oysters, and hot springs. While the bustling city of Sendai offers some simple city entertainment, it's the Matsushima islands that deserve the most attention, having boosted the prefecture's reputation as one of Japan's most scenic views.

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