Souvenirs Spots in Fukushima Area

  • Iwaki Lalamew
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    3.5
    215 Reviews
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    Fukushima Pref. Iwakishi Onahama Tatsumichou 43-1
    20 minutes by car from the Iwaki-Yumoto Interchange. A tourism and shopping facility located in Iwaki Onahama Minato Oasis. Bustling with tourists, the facility hosts a seafood market selling fresh delicacies just brought in from Onahama Port, restaurants, souvenir shops, and more under the catchphrase, “everything good in Iwaki.” The seafood rice bowl and handmade soba noodle set has remained a popular dish for visitors to enjoy here since it opened 20 years ago. The Iwaki Day Cruise, a sightseeing ship which makes short trips around the bay, is also a popular activity for visitors to enjoy.

    They have a good exhibition about the tsunami of 2011 and the refugee life. Its really impressive. Im not a fan of fish so a part of the ground floor isnt for me with the big fish market, but...

  • Nanoka-machi Eki Cafe
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    4.5
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    Fukushima Pref. Aiduwakamatsushi Nanokamachi 5-1 JR Shichikaicho station premises
    A shop selling local specialty products located in Aizuwakamatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture. Located in JR Nanukamachi Station, the shop carries products from 17 cities, towns, and villages in the Aizu area. The cafe space serves coffee made with the same spring water used for local sakes, as well as juices made with local fruits. The establishment also provides local tourism information.

    The Station Cafe is a tea / coffee shop next to Nanuka-mach Station and is on the Tourist Loop Bus route with the stop next to it. We had the Aizu no Oyatsu set for afternoon tea and it was...

  • Shirokiya Lacquerware Co., Ltd.
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    4.0
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    Fukushima Pref. Aiduwakamatsushi Omachi 1-2-10
    A lacquerware shop located in Aizuwakamatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture. Selling authentic wood lacquerware, the shop carries a wide selection of Aizu lacquerware, a local traditional craft. In addition to tableware, the shop also stocks a variety of stationary, accessories, and interior design goods such as gaku-zara picture plates and maki-e gold and silver lacquerware panels.

    会津の観光マップを手に会津若松を散策。 名前に居酒屋さんかな?と思ったらおお間違え。 とても重厚な歴史のある建物でした。 若松と七日町の間にありちょっとわかりづらいですが、 観光巡回バスのバス停もがありますので、会津観光にはピッタリです。

  • Urabandai Bussankan
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    3.5
    14 Reviews
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    Fukushima Pref. Yamagunkitashiobaramura Hibara Yudairayama 1171-1
    This local products specialty shop is across from Bandai Kogen Station and the Lake Hibara Sightseeing cruise dock, connected to the Goshiki-numa Nature sightseeing road. There is an area to buy local vegetables and specialty products, and a dining hall where you can enjoy homestyle local cooking like Yamashio Ramen and handmade soba noodles.

    駐車場の目の前、五色沼の入り口にあります。簡素なつくりではありますが、多くの種類のお土産がおいていました。外には売店もありました。

  • KASHIWAYA
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    3.5
    9 Reviews
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    Fukushima Pref. Koriyamashi Hiuchida 195 1F in Koriyama station premises
    Opened in 1852 in the Usukawa-jaya Teahouse in Oshu Kaido Koriyama-juku, KASHIWAYA produces one of the three most famous manju (sweet buns) in Japan, “Kashiwaya Usukawa Manju.” The buns come in two varieties, “koshi” and “tsubu,” and both are quite popular. The shop currently offers both Japanese and Western sweets as well as seasonal items, and all of its wares make wonderful souvenirs. It is located inside JR Koriyama Station.

    こちらの柏屋は、郡山銘菓薄皮まんじゅうで有名な店です。郡山ではいくつも店舗がありますが、こちらは郡山駅の1階に郡山おみやげ館の中に入っています。毎回こちらでお土産を購入するのですが、いつもおまけを入れてくれます。接客も迅速で丁寧です。

  • Warabi
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    Fukushima Pref. Aiduwakamatsushi Chuou 1-5-13
    A souvenir shop located in Aizuwakamatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture. The shop sells akabeko red ox bubbleheads, a traditional craft from the Aizu area, as well as antique kimono and other garments made with e-gasuri patterned textiles created with old cloth, Kurume kasuri textiles, and katazome stencil-dyed cloth. The shop also holds short courses in which you can make your own akabeko, painting it and giving it a unique face all your own.
  • Deko yashiki Daikokuya
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    Fukushima Koriyama-shi Nishitamachi Takashiba Tateno 163
    The place of origin of Miharu-goma wooden toy horses and Miharu Hariko dolls, this museum has four doll workshops with an air of a traditional settlement. There are also many fun events such as the Miharu Daruma Ichi that is held on the third Sunday of January every year, a famous New Year event that has been held since the middle of the Edo period and the Takashiba Deko Festival that is held on the last Sunday of May every year. It is around 11 minutes by car from Koriyama Higashi Interchange on the Ban’estu Expressway.
  • Kobo Suzuran, lacquer ware shop of Aizu
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    Fukushima Pref. Aiduwakamatsushi Nanokamachi 3-29
    Kobo Suzuran is a popular workshop making various types of lacquer ware that fit today’s lifestyle and where visitors can choose cute one. The shop focuses on lacquer painted on glassware, created using original technology. The Otsukimi (moon viewing series) and the “Yae Selection” series chosen from Fukushima Prefecture businesses in the craft category has a good reputation. It is five minutes by car from Aizuwakamatsu Interchange on the Joban Expressway.
  • Nuriichi Lacquerware Store (Nanoka-machi Shop)
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    Fukushima Pref. Aiduwakamatsushi Nanokamachi 3-36
    A souvenir shop located in Aizuwakamatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture. The shop sells Aizu lacquerware, a traditional craft from the Aizu area, and other lacquerware varieties created by master craftspeople. The shop's wide selection includes tableware like oju multi-tier food boxes, owan bowls, and chopsticks; as well as stationary and accessories covered with maki-e gold and silver lacquerware. Many people come here to buy souvenirs.
  • Shikki-gura Aizuno
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    Fukushima Pref. Kitakatashi Tenmanmae 8919-1
    A souvenir shop located in Kitakata City, Fukushima Prefecture. Operating out of an old Japanese warehouse used to store lacquerware and built in the Meiji period, the shop sells a wide variety of authentic Aizu lacquerware goods. In addition to bowls and other tableware, you can also find an abundant variety of lacquered accessories and knickknacks. The first floor is the shop floor while the second floor serves as a lacquerware museum.
  • Kurayashiki Azumasa
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    Fukushima Pref. Kitakatashi Higashimachi 4109
    This restaurant and souvenir shop located in Kitakata City, Fukushima Prefecture operates out of a remodeled old Japanese warehouse and home complex which once belonged to the top rice merchant in the prefecture. The restaurant side of the establishment serves handmade soba noodles created with Aizu-grown buckwheat, and dengaku roasted dishes made with a signature miso paste. The store side carries Aizu specialty products and local souvenirs such as regional sakes, lacquerware, and folk crafts.
  • Ikoi no Yakata Hot in Yanaizu
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    Fukushima Kawanuma-gun Yanaizumachi Yanaizu Shimohira Otsu 151-1
    This product center is located adjacent to Roadside Station Aizu-Yanaizu. The facility along the bank of the Tadami River has a footbath, restaurants, and shops selling local products. Themed on the hot springs of nine towns and villages in the Saijiki, it is known for stimulating foot pressure points when walking on pebbles at the bottom of the bath. The footbath facility, which is open to the public free of charge, is a great place for drivers to relax during long journeys. You can even have Yanai's famous sauce pork cutlet rice bowl in the food corner. The freshly-made warm awamanju (sweet bean paste wrapped in millet dough) can be frozen, making them a popular souvenir.
  • Yamada Momen Orimoto
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    Fukushima Aizuwakamatsu-shi Nanokamachi 11-5
    This Aizu cotton weaver boasts 400 years of tradition. Since its establishment in 1905, the company has been continued to manufacture Aizu cotton using the old-fashioned Toyota loom of the early Showa period (1926-1989). Aizu cotton is simple and modest, but it is durable and long-lasting, and was worn by the Byakkotai samurai and is said to have been worn by Hideyo Noguchi as a boy. The dozens of antique equipment in operation is a sight to behold. Since everything from dyeing to weaving is done in an integrated manner, you can also thoroughly observe the weaving process.
  • Hoshiban Erosoku-ten
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    Fukushima Aizuwakamatsu-shi Nanokamachi 3-33
    This picture candle shop was established in 1772. It was a long-established store for Aizu domain's purveyors, and continues to make beautiful picture candles with vivid colors. Each of the picture candles, made using a technique handed down from generation to generation with the traditional beauty of the Aizu region, are carefully painted one by one. At the studio attached to the store, you can enjoy an unforgettable painting experience (reservation required). The picture candles, with beautiful delicate brush strokes, are appreciated not only as souvenirs from Aizu but also as gifts.
  • Sakamoto Collection
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    Fukushima Aizuwakamatsu-shi Omachi 1-4-51
    "This is a shop by the long-established acquerware store Sakamoto Otozo Shoten that was founded in 1900. The shop, which was renovated from a beautiful white-walled warehouse, sells light and beautiful lacquer accessories and Makie lacquerware bags. The accessories made of Japanese wood and lacquer are popular for their volume, lightness and comfort. Their ""Tsuyadama,"" an original pendant from the Sakamoto Collection, is an item that can be used by all generations and has attracted growing attention."
  • Suzukiya Rihei
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Aizuwakamatsu-shi Omachi 1-9-3
    "This Aizu lacquerware shop has a history spanning more than 200 years. This black plastered warehouse, built in the late Edo period (1603-1867), has a wide variety of lacquerware, soup bowls and incense containers including ""Aizu-e"" that reproduces traditional Aizu lacquerware patterns and ""Tetsusabi-e."" The building blends Japanese and Western styles that melt in with the modernized cityscape and is a designated historical landscape building that survived the Great Fire of Edo and the Boshin War. It is said that it was the earliest place to have been refurbished to a Western-style folded ceiling in Aizu-Wakamatsu. You will be able to find folk art such as wine cups, candy plates and accessories that fit in with the modern world."
  • Taketo
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Aizuwakamatsu-shi Chuo 1-2-7
    This is the oldest commercial store in Aizu Wakamatsu, where the history and traditions of Tsuruga Castle remain alive. Since its establishment in 1624, the company has been selling bamboo craftwork, miscellaneous and household goods and Aizu Tojin kites. Tojin kites, with their unique expressions and big tongues, are a traditional craft that is said to have been brought to Nagasaki from mainland Asia 400 years ago. The long history and traditions of Aizu are still preserved on Ichinomachi-dori Street, which has been the busiest shopping street in Aizu since the Edo period (1603-1867).
  • Seki Shikki
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Aizuwakamatsu-shi Chuo 1-4-12
    "This lacquerware shop has a history spanning more than 100 years. In addition to tableware such as bowls, chopsticks and multi-tiered food boxes, it also offers a wide variety of lacquerware such as stationery employing Makie lacquer ware techniques and accessories. Located just off National Route 121, the shop has an exhibition and business negotiation space where you can actually hold items in your hands while considering whether to purchase them. There are many unique items such as wooden cups celebrating new periods, ""hariko"" papier-mache daruma doll for success in an examination, and accessories that express the color of coral reefs in lacquerware."
  • Matsuyoshi
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    Fukushima Aizuwakamatsu-shi Iimori 3-15-33
    This folk craft store is located right next to the entrance of the Mt. Iimori approach. The first floor has a coffee space and shop selling Aizu souvenirs and folk crafts, and the second floor has a restaurant where you can relax. Groups of 10 or more people can receive a free guide to Mt. Iimori and a Byakkotai sword dance show (reservation required). You can dress up in Byakkotai samurai costumes and pretend to be a member of the Byakkotai, rent Byakkotai costumes, and make original wooden swords, photo frames, T-shirts and other Byakkotai art.
  • Kinomoto Lacquerwares and Crafts
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    Fukushima Kitakata-shi Tenmanmae 8859
    This folk craft shop is about a three-minute drive from Kitakata Station. They display and sell a variety of local Aizu Kitakata craft arts, including the exquisite makie lacquerware sprinkled with gold and silver, as well as glass art and kirinoko dolls made from paulownia sawdust. Their Makie Glass Crafts, which feature glass decorated using makie techniques from lacquerware, feature modern designs that fit well with current decorations. The clear, cool aura and cute designs of their beaded cellphone straps are popular with all kinds of customers. The second floor holds a display of kirinoko dolls, all individually hand-made from paulownia sawdust kneaded into ramen flour dough.

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