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Groceries Spots in Yamagata Area

  • Sankyo Warehouse Sakata Yume-no-Kura
    27 Reviews
    Yamagata Pref. Sakatashi 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.

    The entrance to the store offers a range of local sakes, some you can taste for 100yen or so. Inside the store there are seasonal and long-selling sweets from famous sweet shops from all over Sakata...

  • Nogawa Tofuya
    19 Reviews
    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.


  • Uesugi Joshien
    40 Reviews
    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.

    上杉神社に訪れたのち、お土産と昼食に。団体客に対応できる綺麗なよくある観光地のお店です。 毘が入ったやや小振りな手ぬぐいを買い、昼食は芋煮御膳を。初芋煮でしたが、見た目通りの素朴な味。塩引き寿司と一緒に。 想像通り。ある意味で期待を裏切らない昼食でした。

  • JA Tsuruoka Melon Direct Market
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamagata Pref. Tsuruokashi Barashinden 1-4
    This is a tourist farm located about 20 minutes by car from JR Tsuruoka Station. The Shonai sand dunes, with good drainage is one of Japan’s leading melon producing areas. At JA Tsuruoka Saigo fruit and vegetables sorting facility, visitors can experience all-you-can-eat sweet and fresh Shonai sand dune melons for about a month in July with reservations. The types of melons are Andes Melon and JA Tsuruoka’s original melon called the Tsuruhime Melon and Tsuruhime Red Melon. Both the Tsuruhime and the Tsuruhime Red melons are large and have high sugar content and visitors can enjoy their elegant sweet aroma. Visitors can also experience harvesting melons and melons are sold on site at the same venue.
  • Ai to Pan
    10 Reviews
    Yamagata Pref. Yonezawashi Matsugasaki 1-1-14
    The orange facade of this bakery in Matsugasaki, Yonezawa City makes it easy to find. They sell freshly baked bread made with homemade natural yeast and no additives. Their sandwiches made with pesticide-free vegetables they've grown themselves make it popular for healthy food for kids. They also offer original baked goods in the shape of frogs and snails break the bakers' mold.


  • Kanazawaya Beef Shop
    7 Reviews
    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.

    山形牛を比較的リーズナブルに食べられるお店。 すき焼き、しゃぶしゃぶはもちろんですが、以外と仕出し弁当が美味しいです。

  • Yonezawa Beef Oki Main Shop
    Yamagata Pref. Yonezawashi Sakuragichou 3-41
    This butcher shop is on Prefectural Route 6 in Sakuragicho, Yonezawa City. It's provided top-notch quality and flavor since its founding in 1923. Its hallmark product is sumirezuke, which uses a raw meat preservation method that involves marinating it in miso and sake lees. They sell meticulously selected, high-quality Yonezawa beef and Japanese black beef from their shop and run the restaurant Yonezawa Beef Gourmet Plaza Kongokaku next door.
  • Dewazakura Sake Brewery
    Yamagata Pref. Tendoushi Hitoichimachi 1-4-6
    This brewery is located along the Ushu Kaido Road in Hitoichimachi, Tendo City. The prime sake, Dewazakura, highly decorated both domestically and overseas is brewed here. Dewazakura has been the Gold Prize winning sake in the Annual Japan Sake Awards for 12 years running, and also awarded the highest Champion Sake title. With the overwhelming support of the local residents, this brewery's goal is to make ginjo a global household word. To this end they export this brew to over 25 countries, expanding their presence worldwide.
  • Shoseido, Yamadera Shop
    4 Reviews
    Yamagata Pref. Yamagatashi Yamadera 4437
    This is a Japanese confectionery shop in Yamadera, Yamagata City. Their signature item, Morokoshi sweet, is filled with azuki beans and is branded with the Yamadera name. The historic Morokoshi, a pleasant smelling mildly sweet bean cake, won an award at the 19th National Confectionery Exposition, and is said to be popular even with people who are not fond of sweets. The well-known Yamadera cakes and kintsuba are also sold here.


  • Matsukawa Bento Shop (Ekimae Shop)
    Yamagata Pref. Yonezawashi Ekimae 2-1-29
    This bento shop is just a five-minute walk from the Yamagata Shinkansen Line Yonezawa Station. Ever since the opening of the Ohu Line in 1899, this shop has grown along with the times. This bento lunch box shop specializes in Yonezawa beef bentos, including its three specialty bentos, the Yonezawa Beef Extravaganza Bentos (by reservation) chock full with your choice of hamburger steak, cut-steak, or chopped steak. They offer special delivery of a bento to your train car on all trains departing from Yonezawa Station (by reservation, two days prior by 5 p.m.)
  • Yagihashi Shoten
    Yamagata Pref. Obanazawashi Ginzanshimbata 448
    With a good old days of Taisho Roman, this liquor shop in Ginzan Onsen is a 30-minute drive from central Obanazawa City. They offer a large selection of prefectural alcoholic beverages, including Michinoku Rokkasen's watermelon liquor and Mitobe Sake Brewery's premium Junmai-ginjo sake. Their local sake sets and wines make popular Ginzan Onsen souvenirs.
  • Holland Sembei Factory
    12 Reviews
    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.


  • Sakata Seafood Market
    77 Reviews
    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.

    I explored the city by bicycle (rented for free at Sakata station). For lunch, I stopped at the seafood market. The popular restaurants at the second floor were too busy (a long line of people...

  • Senbon Dango
    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.
  • Sakata Minato Ichiba (Market)
    Yamagata Pref. Sakatashi Funabachou 2-5-56
    This trade facility is near the Sakata Kaisen Ichiba seafood market in Funaba-cho, Sakata City. Opened in 2010 with the aim to be the 'the kitchen for the community,' this market offers fresh foods to both its residents and visitors. This market houses shops offering seafood, vegetables, dried foods, local sakes and products, and souvenir, and houses eight shops serving simple meals of seafood bowls, ramen, and more.
  • Maruhachi Yatarazuke Honten
    Yamagata Pref. Yamagatashi Hatagomachi 2-1-5
    Maruhachi Yatarazuke is a shop specializing in tsukemono (Japanese-style pickles), located along the Ushu Highway in Hatagomachi in the city of Yamagata. It is a venerable business, founded in 1885 to produce miso and soy sauce. Its flagship product is Yatarazuke, vegetables pickled in miso. In all, it sells about 30 kinds of tsukemono, including Aonazuke, made with greens grown in the Murayama region; Omizuke, made with finely chopped greens, and tsukemono made with seasonal vegetables.
  • Honma Liquor Store
    Yamagata Tsuruoka-shi Shimo Shimizu 29
  • Harikyuin shizenshokuhinten HACHI
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Yamagata Pref. Sakatashi Koganemachi 1-5-9
  • Mochikichi Yamagata
    Yamagata Yamagata-shi Hinokicho 3-chome 8-ban 32-go
  • Kakiyasu Kofukudo AEON MALL Tendo
    Yamagata Tendo-shi Haga section Chinai 34 -gaiku AEON MALL Tendo Mall

Yamagata Main Areas


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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