Shopping Spots in Yamagata Area

  • Yamagata Marugoto-kan Beni-no-Kura
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    4.0
    54 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.

    山形駅から東に行った方向にあります。諏訪神社に行く途中に寄りました。かつて紅花商人であった長谷川家の蔵屋敷を活用した建物で、農産物の直売や観光情報の提供などをしています。建物は悪くないけど、何かを買うにはロケーション的に散策の途中であまり便利じゃないかも。

  • Shonai Kanko Bussankan Furusato Honpo
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    34 Reviews
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    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.

    レストランのほか、お土産品や、鮮魚なども取り扱っており、とても充実しています。 新潟から酒田に行く際は、高速であえて鶴岡で降りていつもここに寄ります。(実は鶴岡の先から有料道路になるためってのもありますが) 物産館とは別棟・別経営になりますが、平田牧場の直売所もあり、こちらもあわせて見るとさらにいいです。 地元庄内交通グループ系で民間の経営のようですが、道の駅と名乗ってもいいレベルの施設です。

  • S-PAL Yamagata
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    3.5
    43 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.

    仙台エスパルよりはお店の数は少ないですがお土産や名産品が数多く並んでいます。さくらんぼやラフランスなど山形の名産品を使ったものが多かったです。2階にはスタバも入っています。

  • Mogami Product Shop
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    4.0
    25 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.

    山形新幹線の始発駅、新庄駅に隣接したゆめりあという施設に入っている物産館に入ってみます。 山形県内というよりは最上地方の物産が多くありなかなか良かったです。 お米やお蕎麦も気になりましたが初めて見た大阪屋さんこあじさいオーダマンドというお菓子を購入。ほんのり甘めのクッキーが美味しかったです。

  • Kiyokawaya (Tsuruoka Interchange Shop)
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    4.0
    11 Reviews
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    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。

  • 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...

  • Parosu Yutagawa
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    4.5
    6 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamagata Tsuruoka-shi Yutagawa Ko 31-2
    This souvenir shop is in Yutagawa-ko, Tsuruoka City. It sells local Shonai specialties, food, local sake, and local wine. They also sell popular original items like Moso Kamaboko, kamaboko fish cake containing Yutagawa onsen's own Yutagawa Moso bamboo shoots, and Mameita Kamaboko.

    湯田川温泉という観光地にありながら、商品の価格が、鶴岡駅に近いスーパーと同じくらいという、非常に良心的なお店。感じの良いおばさんが対応してくれる。湯田川温泉に来るなら、町で買ってこなくても、ここでお酒やお菓子を買えばいいと思います。

  • Kiyokawaya Tsuruoka Main Shop
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    3.5
    6 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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...

  • 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。

  • Zao Souvenir Center Marushichi
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    4.0
    4 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.

    イガ餅なども売っている売店です。蔵王のお土産は、ここのお店と、向かい側にある蔵王センタープラザを見比べると大方揃いますよ!

  • Senbon Dango
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    4.5
    44 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...

  • Sankyo Warehouses Sakata Yume no Kura (Sakata City Tourism and Product Hall)
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    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.
  • Asahi Shizenkan
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    4.5
    2 Reviews
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    Yamagata Pref. Nishimurayamagunasahimachi Shirakura 745-1
    This is a multi-purpose park in Shirakura, Asahi Town. In this park are various accommodations including a hotel, cottages, and a campsite. There is a restaurant, and other areas for enjoying nature; a ski slope, a ball field, a golf course, tennis courts, and a fishing pond. The restaurant serves the very uncommon ostrich meat, and other menu items using the local fresh vegetables, along with the Asahi Town wine.

    ツアーで伺いました。山の中にあるホテルですので廻りにはなーんにもありません。それがいい!夏はコテージでバーベキュウ、冬はスキーが楽しめますね。星空が綺麗でした!

  • Green Village Sankyokan
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
    Shopping
    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。

  • Sakata Seafood Market
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    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.
  • Hoteiya Shoten
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamagata Mogami-gun Okuramura Minamiyama 499
    This souvenir shop is located in Minamiyama, Okura Village, Mogami County. They sell various souvenirs including Hijiori Kokeshi dolls, as well as books on the history and sightseeing spots around Hijiori Onsen and more. The famous hot spring steamed buns known as “Hijiori Hotei Manju” are also sold there, and are a popular souvenir from Hijiori Onsen.

    肘折温泉街にも1mの雪が積もったとネットニュースに出ていた。朝市はいよいよ今年の幕を閉じたようだ。邂逅の森の舞台ともなった肘折温泉。この本を読んでから、また行きたくてたまらなくなり向かった。たった2軒の土産物屋しか無い温泉街で、舞台のこけしを売る店はたぶんここだろう。1つ1つのこけしの顔を眺めながら私も1つ買った。満月を臨める丘と言うのは、たぶん陸橋ができている辺りでは無いだろうか等、想いを馳せな...

  • az nanokamachi
    Shopping
    Yamagata Pref. Yamagatashi Nanukamachi 1-2-39
    A shopping mall and multipurpose complex situated along the Ushu Highway east of Kajo Park. The eight floor building consists of shopping between floors one and three and the Yamagata City Central Community Center from floors four through eight. The shopping area primarily consists of stores selling women's clothing and other apparel as well as all sorts of life necessities and niceties, from jewelry to glasses and bags. The Yamagata Geibun Museum is also located on floor 2 and sells and holds exhibitions of works of art by local artists. Community center facilities include a library, performance hall, and gallery.
  • Sun Pure (Roadside Station Tendo Onsen)
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    Yamagata Pref. Tendoushi Kuwanomachi 2-3-43
    This local specialty shop is attached to Roadside Station Tendo Onsen, along National Route 13. It offers seasonal vegetables and farm produce; cherries, pears and other fruit; processed goods; local specialties, and crafts as souvenirs. The shop also has a dine-in corner to enjoy your purchases, and they serve fresh ita-soba (served dry in a tray for dipping) made from Yamagata grown Dewakaori buckwheat.
  • Nogawa Tofuya
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    4.0
    35 Reviews
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    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.

    銀山温泉の入口あたりにある豆腐屋さん。お店はテイクアウト専門ですが、お店の前に飲み物も販売されているイートインできる場所があります。

  • Izu Kokeshi Traditional Toy Shop and Workshop
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamagata Pref. Obanazawashi Kamiyanagiwatarido 376-1
    A kokeshi wooden doll workshop located near to the entrance of Ginzan Onsen in Obanazawa City. As well as selling original kokeshi, wooden crafts, and souvenirs, visitors are welcome to look around the workshop too. With prior booking visitors can have a go at painting a kokeshi doll or wooden top.

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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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