Other Shopping Spots in Yamagata Area

  • Shonai Kanko Bussankan Furusato Honpo
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    33 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.

    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。

  • Farmer's Market Yotteke Popora
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
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    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...

  • Mogami Product Shop
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    4.0
    23 Reviews
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    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
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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。

  • 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.
  • 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...

  • House Kiyokawaya
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    4.5
    4 Reviews
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    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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    3 Reviews
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    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。

  • Green Village Sankyokan
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    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。

  • Hoteiya Shoten
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    1 Reviews
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    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...

  • 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.
  • Izu Kokeshi Traditional Toy Shop and Workshop
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    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.
  • JA Tsuruoka Melon Direct Market
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    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.
  • Sasano Folk-Crafts Museum
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    Yamagata Pref. Yonezawashi Sasanohonchou 5208-2
    This is an artisan gallery located along Prefectural Route 245 in Sasanohoncho, Yonezawa City. At this gallery you can watch the skills of an artist as he creates carvings using this over 1,000 year old Sasano Ittobori single-knife technique. Some carvings are available for sale as well. The best part of this gallery is watching the artist wield a single blade, called a sarukiri, over a piece of wood without ever separating the carved pieces from the wood to fashion the final Sasano Ittobori carving. Reservations can be made to join a workshop for hand painting the finished Sasano Ittobori wood carvings.
  • Kikuchi Hojudo
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    Yamagata Yamagata-shi Domachi 2-23-6
    This metal casting workshop is on prefectural route 172 in Domachi 2-Chome, Yamagata City. This venerable shop makes Yamagata Domono cast metal in a tradition going back around 400 years, when it was initiated by Yamagata Castle Lord Mogami Yoshiaki. In addition to traditional tea ceremony items like wazuku stands and iron kettles, they have a variety of teapots and frypans with modern designs, and their “Kyukyoku (ultimate) no nabe” iron rice pots, which took three years to develop and make rice even tastier.
  • Farmer’s Market Tawawa
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    Yamagata Sakata-shi Horenji Chigaya Harigaya
    This farm direct sales shop is on national route 344 in Chibariyaji Horenji, Sakata City. It offers farm produce like locally sourced fresh vegetables and fruit, dairy goods produced on the Chokai Highland, and products made from local specialties. They also have a variety of seasonal events like their Founding Festival and Mountain Vegetable Festival in spring, or Thanksgiving Festival in November.
  • Shinjo Higashiyama Yaki Yahei-Gama Kiln
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    Yamagata Shinjo-shi Kanezawa 1441
    This pottery specialist is in Kanazawa, Shinjo City. The kiln goes back seven generations, to the late Edo period, and still makes and sells pottery for tea, flowers, dining, sake and more in the Higashiyamayaki style, which is marked by a clean, pale blue glazing. They also have a full program of pottery activities including hand-shaping, painting, electric potter's wheels, and more to try (reservations required).
  • Hand-made Soba Shigean
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    Yamagata Tsuruoka-shi Barashinden Sen Baai 1-4
    This soba shop is on Prefectural route 44 in Kurose, Haguro Town, Tsuruoka City. They use domestic soba to hand-make their nihachi-soba(80% buckwheat flour) noodles, Inaka-soba (country-style soba) noodles, and Dattan-soba (Tartary buckwheat flour) noodles, as well as offering udon noodles and other dishes. Their noodles are kneaded with a low water content, resulting in firmer texture, and are offered up with seasonal tempura toppings for a taste treat. They're famous for their visually stunning kakiage tempura fritter.
  • Yonezawa Textile Direct Sales Store Origin
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    Yamagata Yonezawa-shi Montomachi 1-1-87
    About 10 minutes from the Yonezawa Chuo Interchange off the Tohoku Chuo Expressway via National Route 121, this Yonezawa textiles shop is on the first floor of the Yonezawa Textiles History Museum, annexed to the Yoneori Kaikan hall. Yonezawa-ori weave, a simple yet warm hand-woven fabric, declared by Uesugi Yozan, as that which rebuilt the economy of the Uesugi dynasty. One can purchase obi ties, fabric, bags, fans, and other sundries such as business card cases at the museum shop. The iridescent neko-jacquard shawl, designed with a cat-pattern that changes colors depending on its angle, was even featured on television and was selected as a thank you-gift item for hometown tax payers.
  • Agricultural, Forestry and Fishery Experience Center Sanyu
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    Yamagata Akumi-gun Yuzamachi Yoshide Kanemata 239-5
    About 20 minutes by car from the Sakata Minato Interchange off the Nihonkai Tohoku Expressway, at this center one can buy locally grown produce and products here at the foot of Mt. Chokai. On the premises is a water supply area where one can refill and take home spring water, Chokai Sanshin-no-Mizu, from Chokai. At the eatery, one can enjoy handmade soba noodles made from Kanamata buckwheat. (Open only on Saturdays and Sundays). One can join a soba-making or sasamaki-making workshops that are offered as well (by reservation). At the small from farm direct-to-market sales corner visitors can purchase soba flour, vegetables and local products, luffa moisturizing lotions, soaps and other useful bamboo charcoal items. Portions of the property can also be rented for those who want to experience growing crops.

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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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