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.

    武家屋敷通り沿いにあるお土産物屋さんで、武家屋敷の岩橋家の近くにあります。中には桜細工の食器や工芸品や一輪挿しなどセンスのよいお土産が多かったです。

  • Meisui-ichiba Yutaro
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    3.5
    10 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.

    酒蔵を改修した施設。 研修会場として訪れました。 ホールや展示、物販、レストランが併設されてます。 名水百選にも選ばれていることもあり、炭酸水やサイダーが充実。 おすすめです。

  • Akita Citizen's Market
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    3.5
    121 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 similar to most local average markets found in outskirt cities like Morioka, Sendai, etc. The usual fresh seafood, vegetables, fruits & local regional produces. The interesting part is...

  • Akita Culture Industry Facility - Matsushita
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Akita Pref. Akitashi Senshukouen 1-3
    A multi-purpose complex facility in Senshu Park, Akita City. An old Japanese restaurant in Senshu Park was renovated and turned into this complex facility where visitors can learn about the Akita culture. There is a tea house which has made use of the small kitchen, and a sake bar which stocks all the best known sake. Visitors can also catch some performances by maiko from Akita at the Akita Maiko Theater, which is the main place for maiko activity in Akita.

    As a westerner, the geisha and maiko events at Matsushita are truly like nothing else Ive ever seen. The geisha and maiko (essentially apprentice geisha) are trained in classical Japanese arts, such...

  • Akita Marugoto Market
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    3.5
    26 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.

    走行中に見つけて、この場所でランチをしました。食事をする場所も何軒かありましたので、この中の無限堂に入りました。多くの人で賑わいを見せていましたので、人気店の様ですね。

  • Yama no Hachimitsuya
    Shopping
    Akita Senboku-shi Tazawako Obonai Ishigami 163-3
    "Yama-no-Honey-ya, a honey specialty store near Lake Tazawa, offers honey from its own beekeeping, domestic and foreign honey, and processed foods. Especially popular is the special ""honey soft ice cream"" made with Hungarian acacia honey. There is also a red two-story London bus, ""Queen Bee's Cafe,"" in front of the store, where customers can enjoy takeout menus. Recently, it has been attracting attention as a social networking spot."
  • 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.
  • STOVE Plus
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    4.0
    3 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Akita Akita-shi Hiromote Kondo Seki Koshi 21-2

    秋田市広面地区の住宅街、車通りも多いところにひっそりとあるお店に初めて入りました。 店内はしっとりとした空間、ケーキをはじめとしたスイーツが綺麗に可愛く並んでいます。 少し小ぶりで金額は高めですが味は間違いなし、家族も喜んで食べてくれました。

  • 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。

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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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