Shopping Spots in Akita Area

  • Akita Citizen's Market
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    3.5
    115 Reviews
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    Akita Pref. Akitashi Nakadori 4-7-35
    The busy Akita Shimin Ichiba (citizen's market) is thought of as the Kitchen of the city, and customers range from local housewives to professional chefs. You can find a range of fresh fish, quality meat, and of course seasonal vegetables, as well as daily necessities and Akita souvenirs. There is also a dining area offering the taste of the market for all to try.

    This market is quite well hidden away about two streets behind the covered shopping mall. Furthermore it is not obvious that it is a market if one doesnt know Japanese as the front of the market has...

  • Akita Station Building Topico & ALS
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    4.0
    76 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Akita Akita-shi Nakadori 7-1-2
    A shopping mall adjoining Akita Station in 7-Chome Naka-dori, Akita City. The mall's variety of tenants includes restaurants; cafes; and establishments selling sweets, deli sides, bento box lunches, and fresh foods. You can also find local Akita specialty products and alcoholic beverages here. The adjoining ALS building is occupied by fashionable apparel and lifestyle goods stores.

    The renovated station is very modern looking, well decorated and pretty. There is a large waiting room for train passengers. Topico is this new building just adjacent to the station entrance. The...

  • Akita Prefecture Specialty Plaza
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    4.0
    28 Reviews
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    Akita Pref. Akitashi Nakadori 2-3-8 Atrion B1
    This shop selling special local Akita products is in the 1st basement floor of Akita Atorion Building, about five minutes’ walk from Akita Station’s West Exit. This shop directly operated by the Akita Prefectural Promotion Group offers over 4,000 different Akita goods, including kiritampo (mashed rice paste on a stick), local sake and Akita Inu goods.

    平日だったので買い物はしやすかった。品物はまぁ揃っていたが、稲庭うどん色々なお店のものがもう少しあった方が選ぶのに楽しいかも。

  • Akita Marugoto Market
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    3.5
    24 Reviews
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    Akita Pref. Akitashi Oroshimachi 2-2-7
    Akita Marugoto Market offers a complete lineup of Akita flavor, with famous sweets, local specialties, fresh foods and more. The five restaurants using select local ingredients are not to be missed! The sushi shop Ichiba no Sushiya-san, with their Akita grown Sasanishiki rice and toppings straight form the market is particularly popular. There is also a liquor store, Sake no Eiyu, offering local Akita sakes by the bottle and sold by volume.

    海鮮北前船でランチを食べてみましたが、そこそこの値段の割には期待を下回りました。普通のスーパーみたいな市場でした。

  • Tazawako Kyoei Palace
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    3.5
    17 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Akita Pref. Sembokushi Tazawakotazawa Haruyama 148
    This local product store is located near the shore of Lake Tazawa. Processed Hinai-dori chicken and Akitabuki products can be purchased here, and in the restaurant, customers can enjoy local dishes such as Kiritanpo. The restaurant also provides group menus. In addition to Japan's famous Akita breed of dog, which is a national natural treasure, there are also tours of Akita's three major chicken brands, Koeyoshi-dori, Hinai-dori and Kinpa-dori. There are also events where Akita puppies welcome visitors.

    鶏が数種類飼われており、比内地鶏をはじめ、数種類の鶏が。すこし暗くなりかけの時間に訪れたのもあり、鶏は全体的に静かでした。鶏でも寝るまえには止まり木にのぼるんだなあ〜というのが興味深かったです。

  • Kakunodate Satoku Garden
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    4.0
    10 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Akita Pref. Sembokushi Kakunodatemachihigashikatsurakuchou 26
    Kakunodate Satoku Garden stands along Bukeyashiki-dori Street, an area also dubbed the “little Kyoto of Michinoku.” This souvenir shop sells traditional Akita crafts and specialty products. Kakunodate is renowned for its cherry tree blossoms, and has even been selected as one of the 100 best places for cherry blossom viewing in Japan. Accordingly, many of this shop’s products are cherry blossom-themed, and the handkerchiefs dyed with a cherry blossom petal pattern are particularly popular with tourists. Other products on offer include kaba-zaiku cherry bark work goods, mage-wappa circular bento boxes, and cherry blossom-scented aroma candles.

    Satoku Garden is lots nicer than the other gift shops that I visited in Kakunodate. It is located in a lovely and spacious old building on the main street (Bukeyashiki St) of the historic samurai...

  • Meisui-ichiba Yutaro
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    3.5
    9 Reviews
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    Akita Senboku-gun Misato Cho Rokugo Umamachi 83
    A commercial complex standing on Teramachi-dori Street in Uma-machi Rokugo, Misato Town, Senboku County, Akita Prefecture. Operating out of a remodeled sake warehouse built in the Meiji period, tenants include Genpatey, a restaurant serving tuna cuisine; Yamacho, a cafe where you can enjoy coffee made with famous spring water; shops selling vegetables and renowned confections; a craft studio; and a tourist information center. The adjoining multipurpose hall is used as a community gathering space.

    漆黒と白の壁が美しい建物です。六郷湧水群を歩いて回るために車を停めさせてもらいました。中に入ると立派な内蔵があり、もともと酒蔵として使われていたそうです。さらに観光案内所もあって親切な係員の方が声をかけてくださいました。

  • Kinman Topico Shop
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    4.0
    46 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Akita Akita-shi Nakadori 7-1-2 Topico 2F
    A Japanese confectionary shop located in the Topico mall adjoining Akita Station in 7-Chome Naka-dori, Akta City. Kinman are a local Akita specialty consisting of a white bean jam paste mixed with eggs baked in a castella cake dough, and this shop sells two varieties - fresh-baked and packaged for longer shelf life. The shop also sells local Akita specialty products and crafts.

    秋田名物の和菓子。お土産で購入。 中には白餡のようなものがたっぷり入っていて舌触り滑らか。温かいお茶と頂きましたがとても美味しかったです。 周りの生地もカステラみたいでほんのり甘いです。

  • Junsai no Yakata
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    3.5
    6 Reviews
    Shopping
    Akita Yamamoto-gun Mitanecho Moritake Higashi Futatsumori 97
    A local specialty products market situated along National Route 7 in Higashi-futatsumori Moritake, Mitane Town, Yamamoto County, Akita Prefecture. The market sells watershield, a local specialty product Mitane Town posts the greatest production of in the country; other vegetables, fruits, rice, and similar agricultural products straight from local farms; local products of note; ready-to-eat deli sides; woodwork; and more. The adjoining restaurant serves soba and udon noodles made with watershield, teishoku combo meals, and donburi rice bowls.

    周りは農園が多く有り、じゅんさいやリンゴの特産品に加え、野菜や果物を中心に産直市で販売されていました。じゅんさいは袋以外に大きいものから小さいものまでビン詰が有りましたが、その高さに驚きました。

  • Kakunodate Kabazaiku Center
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    4.0
    3 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Akita Pref. Sembokushi Kakunodatemachinakamachi 25
    With a focus on kabazaiku, or cherry bark crafts, the Kakunodate Kabazaiku Center stocks a wide range of woodwork, folk crafts and specialty products from Akita. The interior of the shop decked out in natural wood is also an impressive sight in itself. Visitors can enjoy browsing from a wide selection of products from traditional handicrafts to everyday items. Next to the Kakunodate Kabazaiku Center is the Tomachi Town Museum, Tatetsuya, admission free of charge. The Kakunodate Kabazaiku Center is 10 minutes on foot from JR Kakunodate Station.

    角館の郵便局の近くにある建物で通りの正面はサクラの皮を使った樺細工の食器やグッツ、またわっぱなどの工芸品の品ぞろえが豊富です。店の奥には外町資料館たてつがあり、古いひな人形や資料が展示されていました。

  • Sato Yosuke Urushigura (lacquered warehouse) Museum
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    4.0
    17 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Akita Pref. Yokoteshi Masudamachimasuda Honcho 5
    This is a general Inaniwa Udon facility in Masuda, Yokote city. They offer displays of information on the history of Inaniwa udon. In Yoshin-an, you can enjoy Tsukeudon (dipped noodles) or Onmen, both made with Inaniwa udon. There is also a souvenir shop, and it draws locals and tourists alike.

    Most visitors are Japanese, this is a traditional area with lots of traditional wood made house. This restaurant serve the famous long history hand made udon noodle of Akita county, it tastes really...

  • Morokoshian Bukeyashiki Branch
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    4.0
    18 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Akita Pref. Sembokushi Kakunodatemachiomotemachishimochou 17
    Morokoshian specializes in the traditional sweet Morokoshi, made from shaped adzuki bean flour, and is the originator of the uncooked Namamorokoshi version. Founded in 1957, it's long been loved as the premier purveyor of Little Kyoto Kakunodate's famed Namamorokoshi sweets. The Bukeyashiki shop is on Bukeyashiki-dori Street near JR Kakunodate Station. They have a wide selection of morokoshi goods and seasonal items as well.

    Family run - or so it seemed - really nice, small, compact lunch spot, serves traditional Japanese food, some English spoken and some picture menus but very much mostly Japanese customers, really...

  • Petits Fraises
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    4.0
    6 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Akita Pref. Sembokushi Kakunodatemachi Large bath 2
    A Western confectionary located a 14 minute walk from Kakunodate Station. The shop’s cute exterior matches well with the townscape of Kakunodate, known as “little Kyoto.” The second floor is a restaurant; from the terrace seating area, you can enjoy café-style drinks and light meals together with a sweeping view of the Hinokinai River, famous for its avenue of cherry trees. The most popular item on the restaurant menu is the fluffy and rich omelet rice, made with flavorful Hinai-jidori chicken eggs. The Saimyoji Monc Blanc set, made with Saimyoji-guri chestnuts soaked in syrup, is popular among women customers for its reserved, delicate sweetness.

    西明寺栗をふんだんに使ったお菓子屋さんです。 大福は400円、パイ包みは相場で変動して、1個800-900円くらいです。 なかなか複数個は買えませんが、おいしかったです。

  • Sekito Bypass Branch
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Akita Noshiro-shi Genaizaki 63-13
    A confectioner that makes delicious sweets with raw materials that are gentle on the body and the environment. The shop is built like a mountain hut giving a sense of warmth and spaciousness and they offer a wide variety of sweets including fresh confections, natural style treats, and fresh cakes. They also make daily special confections and limited seasonal items.

    this place, which all local people completely know, is famous for japanese desserts which called SHINKO was made of rice cakes and sweet red beans. tastes great

  • Kimuraya
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Akita Yokote Omachi 5-23
    This long-standing Japanese confectionary shop located in O-machi, Yokote City was established in 1902. Products include the Kamakura, a new, up-and-coming Yokote confection made with yokan jelly mixed with condensed milk wrapped around a tasty egg yolk-based filling; and the Tomato Daifuku, a three-layer daifuku cake consisting of tomato jam, a filling made with tomato juice, and chewy mochi rice cake. The shop also makes and sells seasonal and limited-time items such as the steamed chestnut yokan jelly.

    ケーキや和菓子販売の他に店内で食べれるかき氷がお勧めです。 氷や地元産の果物にこだわっており、大分涼しくなってきましたが、ぶどうと栗が今はいただけるようです。(写真はすもも)

  • Candy Gontaro Funakoshi Store
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Akita Oga-shi Funakoshi Uchiko 224
    A confectioner that first opened 80 years ago. They offer a wide variety of Japanese and Western treats made with the images, scenery, names, and ingredients of the Oga region. Their Japanese confection offerings include dorayaki cakes and salted bean daifuku dumplings while Western offerings include castella cake and madeleines. Other highly popular items are their frozen candies, soft-serve ice-cream, and birthday cakes.

    男鹿南秋地区では知らない人がいないといってもいいのではないでしょうか、こちらのお菓子屋さん。なにか菓子折が必要になったときはこちらがおすすめです。

  • Patisserie STOVE
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Akita Akita-shi Hiromote Kondo Seki Koshi 21-2

    こちらのお菓子はとてもおいしいです。唯一欠点は駐車場の入りにくさ止めにくさでしょうか。お菓子は入れ物とともに素晴らしいです。お土産によくします。

  • Tsujiya Nakadori Main Shop
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    3.5
    2 Reviews
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    Akita Daisen-shi Omagari Nakadorimachi 1-20
    A Japanese confectioner on Tsutsudon Tamachan-dori Street in Omagarinakadori-machi, Daisen City. They sell sweets including the traditional Tofu Kamaboko made with tofu and white fish using a technique that has been passed down for 150 years over five generations and their specialty Tsujiya Sanbai Mochi which offers a mouthfeel midway between mochi rice dumplings and yokan jelly. Their Tofu Kamaboko and Sanbai Mochi can be purchased in any assortment you choose.

    秋田大曲のお菓子が多々あります。とうふかまぼこ、とうふカステラに三杯もちは今回初めて知ったお菓子。もちろん伝統あるお菓子だけではありません。大曲花火男最中はかわいらしいデザインが印象的なだけでなく、最中の皮と餡が別々になっていて自分で餡をつめるという最中でした。

  • Matsunaga Pastry Shop
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Akita Pref. Nikahoshi Hirasawa Shimizu 127
    This is a western sweets shop in Hirasawa, Nikaho City, Akita Prefecture, famed for its Jumbo Cream Puffs loaded with custard cream. The shop showcase is lined with brilliantly colored cakes, and they're happy to make you a special order character cake from your own photo, with two days advance notice. In addition to pastries, they sell a wide selection of handmade breads. It's also conveniently located in front of Nikaho Station.

    シュークリームが有名ですが、調理パンや菓子パンが目当てでよく来店してます。イートインスペースもありますが、持ち帰ったパンをオーブントースターで軽く温めるとバターの香りがして美味しく、良い材料を使っていると思います。カレーパンが一番好きです。

  • Oame-hompo Kikyoya
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    1 Reviews
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    Akita Noshiro-shi Hatamachi 6-8
    Founded in 1592 as a shop that produced manju steamed buns this famous confectioner makes the Oame sweet, a traditional classic treat that is synonymous with Noshiro. The Oame treat is made with mochi rice and barley and they are still stubbornly making it using the same techniques as when it was created in 1812. When the area was still a fiefdom the Lord Satake would place an order for them every year and they have won eight prizes at the National Sweets Exhibition which is held every four years.

    創業文禄年間。秋田県内でこの古さはなかなかないのでは? 創業を数字に直すと400年を軽く超えます。伝統の名品は古典銘菓?翁飴。こちらは200年を超える歴史があります。地元では有名なのでしょう。店構えも格式を感じますが、その翁飴がどういうものなのか、扉を開けて入店しないと判明しません。店頭に写真1枚飾っておけばいいだけの話です。旅行者は「へえ、古そうなお菓子屋さん…」で通り過ぎてしまう可能性大です...

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Famed for its sake and samurai, Akita prefecture offers quintessential Japanese culture in a non-touristy setting. Alongside the celebrated rice paddies and historical sites of the region lies dramatic natural scenery in the form of the rugged coastline of the Oga Peninsula and the Dakigaeri Gorge, best visited in autumn, when the leaves begin to change color.

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