Shopping Spots in Yamagata Area

  • Uesugi Joshien
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    3.5
    51 Reviews
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    Yamagata Pref. Yonezawashi Marunouchi 1-1-22
    Uesugi Joshien not only provides information on the tourist spots around the Uesugi castle town, but also has a restaurant serving Yonezawa beef and other cuisine and shops selling Yonezawa goods, allowing visitors to really experience the tastes, crafts, and spirit of Yonezawa. Yonezawa beef is one of Japan’s top three beef brands, and you can enjoy steak, sukiyaki, shabu shabu, and even hamburgers, minced meat cutlets, croquettes, and skewers made with the meat. It’s about 10 minutes by car from JR Yonezawa Station.

    Between the parking lot and the Uesugi Shrine is a strategically placed shopping mall sole for the benefit of the tourists and primarily food. It’s actually not bad and worth a quick visit.

  • Shonai Kanko Bussankan Furusato Honpo
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    4.0
    33 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamagata Pref. Tsuruokashi Nunome Nakadori 80-1
    This store is located on National Route 7 in Nunome, Tsuruoka City. It houses mostly shops selling local specialties and souvenirs with shops selling seafood from the Sea of Japan and crab directly sourced from fishing ports. There is also a restaurant serving seafood and local cuisine using the fruits of the seas off Shonai.

    梅ちゃんキムチが美味しいです。 白菜キムチ、白菜の浅漬けキムチ、スルメキムチ、梅ちゃんタレを購入。どれもニンニクがガツンと効いて美味しい。梅ちゃんタレは、味噌ベースでガッツリニンニクか効いて、私好みでした。

  • Yamagata Marugoto-kan Beni-no-Kura
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    4.0
    48 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamagata Pref. Yamagatashi Tokamachi 2-1-8
    Located a 10 minute walk from JR Yamagata Station, this tourism and shopping facility focuses on seasonal Yamagata treats, delicacies, and products. The building was originally constructed as a warehouse and home for the Hasegawa safflower merchant family. In addition to restaurants, a souvenir shop, and direct farm shop selling local Yamagata agricultural products, the facility also hosts a tourist information center. At Beni-no-Kura, you can enjoy stone ground, handmade soba noodles; Italian cuisine made with traditional and seasonal vegetables; sweets, and more. At the souvenir shop and direct farm shop, you can purchase traditional Yamagata crafts, rare Japanese legacy vegetables, and other fresh agricultural products.

    観光で山形にいらしたならば一度見てもいいかもしれません。あくまでも観光用の施設です。 建物は歴史がありますが、食事が残念。山形はお蕎麦をはじめとする食のポテンシャルは高いと思っているので、こちらを基準にされるとツライかな…。

  • Nogawa Tofuya
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    4.0
    30 Reviews
    Shopping
    Yamagata Pref. Obanazawashi Ginzanshimbata 427
    A tofu shop located at the entranceway to the Ginzan Onsen hot spring resort area in Obanazawa City renowned for its old fashioned Taisho Roman-style townscape. The shop’s “Tofuya” sign and menu posted on what otherwise looks like the entrance to an ordinary Japanese-style home draw the eye due to their unexpectedness. The shop’s tofu is served in disposable plastic trays to make it easy to eat on the go while walking about the town. The shop’s particularly popular boiled tofu is so soft and delicate it practically melts in your mouth. The nama-age deep fried bean curd has a crisp and light texture. Diners are recommended to soak their feet in the nearby footbath while enjoying their tofu.

    温泉街にある豆腐屋さん。 湯上がり、または、入浴前に軽く食べたいときなんかに便利です。 店自体には、テイクアウト専門ですが、向かい側にイートインスペースがあります。 揚げ豆腐を注文しました。 ボリューム控えめですが、軽食にはちょうどいいです。 温かい揚げ豆腐にタレがマッチしてて美味しかったです。 飲み物には、山形ミックスを購入。 飲み切りサイズで甘酸っぱい桃やりんごの果実の味を堪能できました。

  • S-PAL Yamagata
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    3.5
    35 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamagata Yamagata-shi Kasumicho 1-1-1
    This commercial facility is directly connected to Yamagata Station in Kasumi-cho 1-chome, Yamagata City. There you can find various stores for fashion, household goods, souvenirs and more. It was refurbished in 2017, and now has the “Irodori Kitchen” on the first floor which sells fresh foods, prepared dishes and other foodstuffs, and “Yamagata Souvenirs Aya” on the second floor which stocks all kinds of local candies and special items.

    山形駅直結の駅ビルです。マツモトキヨシやパン屋さん、 蕎麦屋さんやロッテリア等のレストランと、お土産屋さん が入っており、観光にも普段使いにも便利だと思います。 ただ、新型肺炎の時期でしたので、人はまばらで寂しかった です。私はパン屋さんを利用しました。

  • Farmer's Market Yotteke Popora
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
    Shopping
    Yamagata Pref. Higashineshi Chuouhigashi 3-7-16
    This is a farmer's market carrying fresh local produce. It is located across from Omoriyama park along Prefectural Route 122 in Chuohigashi, Higashine City. Here you can buy agricultural products of fruit, vegetables, and flowers, as well as freshly harvested rice, milled right on site, gelato made from local fruits, and other handmade crafts. During the peak cherry season, mid-June through mid-July, at least seven varieties of cherries are always available from over the 20 varieties grown.

    さて、こちらの販売所では、あれこれ考えてはいけません。他店との価格比較は無意味です。おつむが痛くなるだけでしょう。お買物戦争は、容赦のない決断力と実行力と戦略が勝敗を左右します。①買い物カートは、大きい物を選ぶ。②お買い物リストは、すぐ捨てる。③棚の上の物だけを見ない。④迷ったら両方買う。以上を守れば、大きな後悔はしないでしょう。良く分かったんですが、『袋入りの「訳あり」は、大した訳では無く、「傷...

  • Senbon Dango
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    4.5
    41 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamagata Pref. Kitamurayamagunoishidamachi Oishida Otsu 76
    This dango dumpling shop is on Prefectural Route 30 in Otsu Oishida, Oishida Town. They sell dumplings made without additives like sugar and enzymes and their catchphrase Hard Dumplings Tomorrow speaks to the high quality. The name Senbon Dango comes from having sold 1,000 dango skewers in a single day. They also sell hidendaizu tofu made with Yamagata Prefecture grown hiden soybeans and natural nigari bittern.

    I dont have much experience in the world of Dango, but I can safely say that nothing Ive encountered comes close to the quality of the Dango here. I stopped by after a trip to Kaneyama and...

  • Mogami Product Shop
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    4.0
    23 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamagata Shinjo-shi Tamonmachi 1-2
    This local specialty shop is inside the community center Yumeria, in front of Shinjo Station in Tamon-machi, Shinjo City. They sell seasonal wild vegetable and fruits, processed foods like miso and natto, as well as baked treats and crafts, and local specialties from the eight cities, towns and villages of the Mogami area. Their Kujiramochi, a Shinjo specialty, is quite popular.

    奥羽本線新庄駅改札を出て、ゆめりあに入って直ぐ右側にあります。新庄・最上地区等のお土産が多数売っています。また、駅弁ではないですが、弁当、おにぎり、パン等も売っていたので買って帰りました。新庄駅にも売店はあるのですが、こちらの方が品数が多いです。

  • Kiyokawaya (Tsuruoka Interchange Shop)
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    4.0
    11 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamagata Pref. Tsuruokashi Misakimachi 33-21
    With its large billboard, you can't miss this local souvenir shop just a way from the Tsuruoka Interchange off the Yamagata Expressway. This shop sells creative products made from the dadachamame bean grown on their farm. The dada pie, and the exquisite milky cream roll, the White Paris Roll, are some of the original products sold here. The dadakko soft cream cone is the most popular, and is only sold here at the Tsuruoka Inter Shop and the Sakata Station Store. This barrier free, all-white shop showcases their products in a relaxing spacious atmosphere suggestive of a cultural souvenir museum.

    鶴岡ICの近くにあります。 きれいで天井が高い店内は見やすくて買い物がしやすいです。 少しずつ他店と品揃えが違うのでそれもまたいいです。 カフェが併設されており晴れた日には鳥海山がきれいに見えるそうです。

  • Sankyo Warehouses Sakata Yume no Kura (Sakata City Tourism and Product Hall)
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamagata Sakata-shi Sankyomachi 1-1-20
    Standing near the Nagasaki Ohashi Bridge, Sankyo Warehouse, built in 1893, is still used as an agricultural storehouse today. A portion of the warehouse was remodeled and opened as Sakata Yume-no-Kura, a tourism facility and collection of shops selling local products. The Hana-no-Yakata museum presents the history of Sakata City and its culture through exhibits and informational panels. The facility has an open terrace and restaurants serving light meals, and visitors can enjoy Tsuya-hime soft serve ice cream and Tama-konnyaku, local specialties. There is also a corner selling seafood products, Shonai rice, and other top Yamagata souvenirs.
  • Kanazawaya Beef Shop
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    4.5
    8 Reviews
    Shopping
    Yamagata Pref. Yamagatashi Nanukamachi 3-4-16
    This veteran butcher shop in Nanukamachi, Yamagata City was founded in 1893. They sell a range of products including Yamagata and Yonezawa beef, shimofuri-zuke (Yamagata beef marinated in miso and sake lees), fried items, and bento lunch boxes. Their restaurant serving such delicacies as sukiyaki, shabu shabu, and steak using the best Yamagata beef has gourmands lining up to get in. Their lunch menu with items like set meals and rice bowls is only available on weekdays. A party menu is available if booked in advance.

    しゃぶしゃぶやステーキはそれなりに値が張りますが、ランチなら手ごろにいただけます(ただし平日のみ)です。(お弁当や)総菜類の販売もあるのでわりと気軽に行けるお店かと思います。

  • Sakata Seafood Market
    Shopping
    Yamagata Pref. Sakatashi Funabachou 2-5-10
    This is a seafood market located near Sakata Port in Funaba-cho, Sakata City. The locally caught fish from the Shonai coast is what is mostly sold at the Kanbara Seafood (Sakata Seafood Market) on the first floor. On the second floor, one can enjoy seafood bowls and set menu courses for a reasonable price at the Kaisendonya Tobishima diner. The view from the wood deck overlooking the Sakata Port, truly a fishing depot, is something to behold.
  • Fruit Shop Aomoriya
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    4.0
    34 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamagata Tsuruoka-shi Suehiromachi 7-24
    The fruit shop sells fruit, sweets made with lots of fruit, fruit juice, tart, confiture, and dried fruit. The shop has a cafe space where customers can eat their sweets. Their most popular item is their tarts, which are made with lots of seasonal fruit. Other popular items include their Russian tea, which is served with their juicy and sweet confiture, as well as their fresh juice.

    This fruit shop has a coffee shop upstairs serving fruit tarts and drinks. The modern white interior on three levels lend the cafe a bright atmosphere, even on a grey day. The fruit tarts are very...

  • Kiyokawaya Tsuruoka Main Shop
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    3.5
    6 Reviews
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    Yamagata Pref. Tsuruokashi Suehiromachi 5-1 Tsuruoka Station front Marika West Hall 1F
    The main shop of this specialty product shop is located in front of Tsuruoka Station. First founded as a tea house in 1666, this veteran shop boasts over 350 years of history. They sell seasonal Yamagata fruit including cherries and La France pears, simple flavored dadakko yaki manju sweets made with local dadacha soybeans, and original sweets like their White Paris roll cake which they've sold over 300,000 of in total.

    からから煎餅。昔懐かしくもあり、新鮮でもあり。中には和紙に包まれたおもちゃが...

  • Yamadaya
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    4.5
    31 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamagata Yamagata-shi Honcho 1-7-30
    This patisserie is on national route 112, in Honcho 1-Chome, Yamagata City. They're famous for their Shiratsuyu Fuuki Mame candied beans. They use green Hokkaido-grown peas for a mildly sweet, elegant treat with enduring popularity.

    富貴豆のお店は数あれど、山田家さんの富貴豆が最高です。 これを食べたら、他はちょっと食べられない! ひとりでもペロッと食べちゃいます。

  • House Kiyokawaya
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    4.5
    4 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamagata Pref. Tsuruokashi Babachou 8-13 Tsuruoka Chamber of Commerce and Industry Center 1F
    This souvenir shop is in the Tsuruoka Chamber of Commerce Building on Prefectural Route 47 in Babacho, Tsuruoka City. They sell specialty products such as sweets made with dadacha soybeans, vintage sake, and Yamagata wine. The shop also functions as a workshop space, hosting various activities in their open kitchen.

    すごい空間でした。これはトイレではない。くらげもいるし、綺麗ですが、用を足すには不向きかなと思います。手洗も変わった形で面白いですが、実用では水が跳ねてしまうので実用的ではないかな。青い空間は何とも言えない空間ですが、おもしろい発想だと思います。1度は入ってみるといいと思います。でも1人しか入れないので、タイミングが悪いと待ちます。

  • Eigyokudo
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    4.5
    19 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamagata Yamagata-shi Hatagomachi 2-1-45
    This sweet shop and patisserie on national route 112 in Hatago-machi 2-Chome, Yamagata City. Their famous dorayaki buns are made with coarse sweet bean jam of adzuki beans from Tokachi, Hokkaido, in a variety of flavors like whipped cream and camembert. In additional to seasonal sweets, they offer up desserts like anmitsu and zenzai sweet bean soup.

    But other than that beverage, which I’ve never liked anywhere, everything here is great. And my friends said it was really nice green tea too. The pastries we tried, one filled with chocolate, the...

  • Zao Souvenir Center Marushichi
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    4.0
    3 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamagata Yamagata-shi Zao Onsen 955-9
    This souvenir shop is on prefectural route 14 in Zao Onsen, Yamagata City. It has a wide selection of souvenirs centered around Zao specialties, and includes Yamagata's famous sweets and local sake. The shop also has a hot spring source, and uses the water in their own original products like Zao Onsen Soap or Yu no Hana bath salts. Their house-made cherry jam is also quite popular.

    毎年蔵王から帰るときには必ず立ち寄っています。明るくて入りやすい店構えに加えて品揃えも豊富で大変助かっています。

  • Holland Sembei Factory
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    4.0
    16 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamagata Pref. Sakatashi Ryouchou 2-24
    This is the main factory of Sakata Beika, the maker of rice crackers since 1951 located in Ryou-cho, Sakata City. Here, the trademark Holland sembei crackers are made, as well as the kagami sembei and usuyaki-shokunin chibisuke crackers. A 395 meter section is dedicated to the Holland sembei Factory, out of the 545-meter-long factory. Visitors can observe, shop, enjoy the cafe, or even try their hand at making the crackers.

    Oranda Senbei is the name of the factory that makes the famous Sakata rice crackers sold in New Zealand and Australia, and they have an excellent factory tour where you can even bake your own rice...

  • Green Village Sankyokan
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
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    Yamagata Sakata-shi Sankyomachi 1-3-1
    This farm-direct sales shop is on prefectural route 353 in Sankyo-machi 1-Chome, Sakata City. They sell a variety of morning-fresh vegetables and fruit, as well as hand-made deli dishes, processed foods, and more. The mochi made with Sakata Mezuru mochi-rice, and jams and juices made from Shonai-grown fruit, are all quite popular. They hold a variety of seasonal events, as well, like the Cherry Fair in June.

    農産物の直売所です。新米の時期で、つや姫をかいたかったのですが売り場に無くなっており玄米だけだったのでその場で2袋分を精米してくれました。すごく親切です。精米したてはとてもおいしく違うよーと言っていたので楽しみです。何年か前にもう少し遅い時期に来た時には酒田に位置するここでもラフランスも売っていました。

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Although often overlooked, Yamagata prefecture by no means lacks appeal: the Yamadera temple trail through the mountains, deliciously tender Yonezawa wagyu, and over 100 steaming hot springs, most notably Zao Onsen, await visitors. When winter comes, the snowcapped peaks become dotted with skiers by day and onsen-goers by night, while summer brings the celebration of juicy Yamagata cherries.

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