Groceries Spots in Akita Area

  • Akita Citizen's Market
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    3.5
    120 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 Marugoto Market
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    4.0
    2 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.

    ラグノオの直営のパン屋さんになっていました。 パンは自分でトングでチョイスしますが、ピザは店員に頼まないといけません。 購入したパンを隣の喫茶で頂くこともできます。 喫茶店のソフトクリームが美味しいです。小さな子連れでも優しく接していただけました。

  • 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
    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.
  • 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.
  • Sekito Bypass Branch
    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.
  • Oame-hompo Kikyoya
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    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...

  • 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。

  • Akita Prefecture Specialty Plaza
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    4.0
    31 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.

    アトリオン地下1階にある物産コーナーで、店内は明るく綺麗で商品のディスプレーも見やすいです。きりたんぽ、いぶりがっこ、はたはた、比内地鶏、地酒など、秋田名物を豊富に揃えています。秋田犬のぬいぐるみが可愛らしかったです。駅からちょっと離れているせいか閑散としていました。

  • Yukarido Confectionery Ekidori Branch
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Akita Pref. Sembokushi Kakunodatemachi Nakasugazawa 92-29
    This is a Japanese confectionery shop along Prefectural Route 250 in Nakasugazawa, Kakunodate-machi, Semboku City. They have a wide variety of their flagship product karinto fried treats with different shapes, flavors, and textures. They also have other sweets like Kakunodate's famous morokoshi (Indian millet), kinako-bo (roasted soy flour sticks), senbei crackers, manju and yokan.
  • 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。

  • Morokoshian Bukeyashiki Branch
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    4.0
    19 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...

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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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