Shopping Spots in Akita Area

  • Tazawako Kyoei Palace
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    3.5
    19 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.

    田沢湖の目の前にある、お土産屋とレストランが一緒になっているお店です。 お土産コーナーはとても広く種類もとても豊富でした。 お店の裏では、秋田犬と比内鶏が無料で見れる様になっています。 秋田犬は人懐っこく、皆んなの人気ものでした。

  • Akita Station
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Akita Akita-shi Nakadori 7-1-2
    Akita Station has undergone extensive renovations per Northern Station Gate Akita, a project implemented jointly by the East Japan Railway Company and the local government. In addition to improvements being made to the station's waiting lounge and tourist information center, the Topico station building mall has been remodeled (floors 1-3), and construction has been completed on the Akita Northern Gate Square on the east side of the station as well as the D-Crest Akita-ekimae Akita Northern Gate Training Camp, making it a center for area tourism.
  • 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
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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。

  • Akita Citizen's Market
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    3.5
    118 Reviews
    Shopping
    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...

  • Kakunodate Kabazaiku Center
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    4.0
    2 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。

  • Akita Marugoto Market
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    3.5
    25 Reviews
    Shopping
    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.

    色々秋田県内をうろうろし、名産品を買い求めるのは労力がいりますが、ここに来れば、ほぼ街中の名産品を手に入れることが出来ます。余り綺麗なデコレーションではありませんが、秋田の名産品をあっちこっち行って探す前に、まずここに来てはどうでしょうか?

  • Kura Kura
    Travel / Tourism
    Akita Akita-shi Kawamotomutsumimachi 4-12
  • Kimuraya
    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.
  • 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。

  • Natto Specialists Nidaime Fukujiro
    Shopping
    Akita Akita-shi Omachi 1-3-3
    A store specializing in natto fermented soybeans in Omachi 1-Chome, Akita City. They manufacture and sell Japan's Finest Natto made from hand-picked domestic top-quality soybeans and fermented by highly trained craftsmen for threetimes longer than normal natto. In addition to large bean, small bean, and crushed bean natto they also sell other products including natto miso soup, and natto ramen.
  • Kaorudo Omachi Branch
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Akita Akita-shi Omachi 4-3-11
    A Japanese confectioner located on Akarenga Kyodokan Street in Omachi 4-Chome, Akita City. They produce traditional Japanese confections including local specialty Akita Morokoshi made from pressed adzuki red bean flour. Their confection offerings include the Okunibusato symbolizing Akita's seasonal traditions, their Kanto Morokoshi shaping the Akita Kanto Festival and Akita specialty giant butterbur with 16 pieces of morokoshi, their Dorakuyaki cake filled with top quality red bean paste, and their Tengyoken which wraps milky bean paste in batter and bakes it.
  • Akita Shitogi-gashi Confections Ichi no Ho
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Akita Akita-shi Nakadori 2-4-15
    A Japanese-style confectioner located along Prefectural Route 28 in Nakadori 2-Chome, Akita City. They make and sell Akita Shitogi (Rice Cakes) made with local Akita rice. In addition to their Shitogi Monaka wafer cakes stuffed with mochi pounded rice and their Shitogi Mochi rice dumplings baked with a bean paste center they also sell sweets such as sable shortbreads and rice crackers.
  • Saito Shoten
    Travel / Tourism
    Akita Senboku-shi Nishikicho Saimyoji Katajiri 90
  • Tazawako Ichi (Market)
    Travel / Tourism
    Akita Senboku-shi Tazawako Obonai Mizushiri 59-40
    A local goods shop in front of Tazawako Station in Mizushiri, Tazawako-obonai, Semboku City. They sell local produce including vegetables and rice as well as souvenirs including perishable foods and handicraft items. There are also shops selling local sake and honey goods as well as a soba restaurant. The 22nd of each month is the market day, and the various shops offer sales and special items.
  • Yamadakeigetsu-do
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Akita Odate-shi Onaricho 1-10-14
    A Japanese confectioner in Onari-cho 1-Chome, Odate City that first opened in 1901. They offer a variety of original Japanese sweets for sale including their famous Akegara Kotobuki confection which has been a popular item since their founding. Another popular item is their original Habutae Mochi which wraps fresh cream in a soft pounded rice dumpling. They currently sell a number of assorted flavors for you to enjoy including strawberry, matcha green tea, and brown sugar syrup.
  • Odate Kogeisha
    Travel / Tourism
    Akita Odate-shi Shakanai Ieushiro 29-15
    A factory and showroom for traditional Odate Magewappa steam bent wood handicrafts in Ieushiro, Shakanai, Odate City. They manufacture a great variety of Magewappa goods from traditional goods to modern goods all the way from buying the logs to the finished product. You can tour the manufacturing process, try it for yourself, and buy finished goods in the attached showroom. They also sell a large number of items online including bento lunch boxes.
  • Tsujiya Nakadori Main Shop
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    3.5
    2 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    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。

  • 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。

  • Kurata Yuzawa Shop
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Akita Yuzawa-shi Omachi 1-3-55
    A confectionary shop established in 1853. Focusing on using higher quality ingredients and surpassing techniques, the shop's unwavering dedication to authentic flavors passed down since it first opened has won it many long-time fans. Among the shop's many products, it's easy to recommend its most popular confection, a flavorful Japanese modern-style roll cake consisting of a chewy sponge cake made using 100% Akita-grown Akitakomachi rice flour wrapped around whipped cream mixed with soy sauce.

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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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