Shopping Spots in Sakata / Tsuruoka Area

  • 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。

  • 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.
  • 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
    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。

  • 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
    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 Minato Ichiba (Market)
    Shopping
    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.
  • 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.
  • Hirata Bokujo Main Store
    Shopping
    Yamagata Sakata-shi Matsubara Minami 5-7
    This raw and processed meat shop is in Matsubaraminami, Sakata City. As the flagship shop for Hirata Farms, it sells brand meats like Hirata Farms Kinkaton and Sangenton pork. They also sell processed items like Kinkaton and Sangenton pork sausage, ham, and bacon, as well as deli dishes and bento boxes.
  • Local Sake Shop Kigawaya
    Shopping
    Yamagata Sakata-shi Shinbashi 4-5-15
    This liquor shop is in Shinbashi 4-Chome, Sakata City. Their product range focuses on Yamagata prefecture local sake, as well as wines from Yamagata, Italy, and France. They pride themselves on their humidity control, and they sell their luxury goods without any markup. Their house-made doburoku unpressed sake is quite popular.
  • Farmer’s Market Tawawa
    Shopping
    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.
  • Hand-made Soba Shigean
    Shopping
    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.
  • Atsumi Onsen Hibiki Liquor
    Shopping
    Yamagata Tsuruoka-shi Yuatsumi Ko 261
    This liquor shop is in Yuatsumi-ko, Tsuruoka City. They sell a selection of sake, including local brands, shochu, wine, beer and more. Among their selection are the two Atsumi-onsen only sakes Maya-san and Maya-hime, each made with rice grown with Goshimizu spring water from the foot of Mt. Maya.
  • Agricultural, Forestry and Fishery Experience Center Sanyu
    Shopping
    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.
  • Sakata Minato Shijo Komatsu Maguro Specialty Shop
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    4.5
    23 Reviews
    Shopping
    Yamagata Sakata-shi Funabacho 2-5-56

    フェリー乗り場にあるマグロ専門店。 豊富なメニューより「世界最北の黒まぐろ中トロ」を注文。大きく切り分けられたアイスランド産の身が7キレ、かなりのボリューム感。口の中で旨味と上質な甘い脂が絡み美味。 気になっていた飛島沖のマグロをスタッフに確認したところ、夏場とのことで次回に期待したいです。

  • Sakatayumenokura
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    4.0
    31 Reviews
    Transportation
    Yamagata Pref. Sakatashi Sankyomachi 1-1-20

    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...

  • Kiyokawa Ya Sakata Eki
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    3.5
    17 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamagata Sakata Saiwaicho 1-1-1

    酒田駅併設の山形の地酒やお菓子などを売るお土産店。中にイートインスペースがあり、地ビールや玉こんにゃく、アイスクリームなどが食べられます。列車やバスの待ち時間に利用するとよいと思います。

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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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