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Other Shopping Spots in Akita Area

  • Kakunodate Satoku Garden
    8 Reviews
    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...

  • Kakunodate Kabazaiku Center
    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.
  • Yokote Fureai Center Kamakura Hall
    40 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Akita Pref. Yokoteshi Chuoumachi 8-12
    This is a general purpose facility next to Yokote City Office in Chuo Town, Yokote City. There are a local specialty shop and concert hall inside. They have displays on Yokote traditional kamakura igloo making, and in the kamakura room there's a real Yokote snow-made kamakura igloo on display year-round.

    This museum is very small, but a great opportunity to experience the Kamakura if you are not in the season. The people at the reception door was very friendly.

  • Sato Yosuke Urushigura (lacquered warehouse) Museum
    12 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...

  • Junsai no Yakata
    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.
  • Tazawako Ichi (Market)
    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.
  • Odate Kogeisha
    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.
  • Mingei Saito
    Akita Yurihonjo-shi Uraozakimachi 1-21
    This souvenir and gift shop sells Akita crafts and products born of the deft hands of the people living amidst its natural abundance. The shop's abundant selection includes Honjo gotenmari decorative balls, local Honjo Yuri liquors, Kakunodate cherry bark work, Daisen City Naraoka ware, renowned local confections, and other arts and crafts. The shop is conveniently located a 10-minute walk from Ugo-Honjo Station and also has parking.
  • toto Handling Nakasen AEON Shop
    Akita Daisen-shi Kitanagano Hakamada 188 AEON Nakasen
  • toto Handling Yuzawa Plaza Shop
    Akita Yuzawa-shi Zaimokucho 2-1-18
  • toto Handling Noshiro Shop
    Akita Noshiro-shi Tera Mukai 70 Across Noshiro
  • toto Handling Yoneya Kakunodate Lottery Yume Uriba
    Akita Senboku-shi Kakunodatemachi Ogata Nakagawara 111-1
  • toto Handling Yoneya Inakawa Lottery Yume Uriba
    Akita Yuzawa-shi Kawatsuracho
  • toto Handling Barajima Shop
    Akita Akita-shi Barajima 4-3-18 MaxValu Barajima
  • toto Handling Watanabe Liquor Store Hiromote
    Akita Akita-shi Hiromote Naganuma 301-2
  • toto Handling Watanabe Liquor Store Onoba
    Akita Akita-shi Niidahoncho 5-10-1
  • toto Handling Akita Shinkin Bank Main Store
    Akita Akita-shi Omachi 3-chome 3-18
  • toto Handling Akita Shinkin Bank Akita Ekimae Branch
    Akita Akita-shi Nakadori 2-chome 5-5
  • toto Handling Akita Shinkin Bank Yokote Branch
    Akita Yokote Yokkamachi 4-27
  • toto Handling Akita Shinkin Bank Funakoshi Branch
    Akita Oga-shi Funakoshi Uchiko 97-banchi

Akita Main Areas


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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