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Shopping Spots in Ibaraki Area

  • Ami Premium Outlets
    4-1-1 Yoshimi Ami-machi, Inagi-gun, Ibaraki Prefecture
    This outlet mall that opened in 2009 is right off the Ken-O Expressway Ami-Higashi Interchange. Capturing the style of the American West-Coast here you’ll find almost 150 different shops made up of popular foreign brands, casual brands, lifestyle shops, and restaurants. The wide aisles throughout the mall make it easy to traverse for those with strollers or wheelchairs. A kid’s room and nursing room are also available on site.
  • Boulangerie encuit
    Ibaraki Pref. Tsukubashi Inarimae 33-1
    A popular bread bakery located south from the JAXA Tsukuba Space Center on Prefectural Route 244 heading towards the Joban Expressway. In addition to standard Japanese shokupan bread and sweet buns, the bakery's diverse selection of over 60 bread varieties includes French bread, bagels, rusks, and tarts. The bakery's skilled owner, Hiroki Ogawa, worked at famous Tokyo hotels such as the Tokyo Prince Hotel and has won awards in numerous bakery competitions. Ogawa also likes a challenge, as is revealed by his choice to set up shop in Tsukuba City, a hotly contested market home to many delicious bakeries.
  • Sun Green Asahi
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Pref. Hokotashi Momiyama 602-6
    A large farmers market boasting some 500 registered farmers located in Ibaraki, a prefecture with an abundance of agriculture. The market is located a 20-minute drive south along Prefectural Route 51 from the Mito-Oarai interchange on the Higashi-Mito Road. The market sells a variety of safe, healthy agricultural products from farms in Ibaraki Prefecture. Ibaraki grows the greatest quantity of melons in Japan, and, when in season, visitors to the market will find varieties such as Andes Melons and Quincy Melons sold at low prices. Accordingly, during this time, the market bustles with visitors come to buy tasty melons. The market is also conveniently located near Hokota Beach on the Otake Coast as well as Kashimanada Seaside Park.
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Pref. Kasamashi Kasama 2257-5
    A gallery and boutique containing porcelain and glassware from around the country with a focus on Kasama ware and Mashiko ware. The establishment is situated across from the south promenade of Kasama Geijutsunomori Park. The establishment primarily displays pieces the owner, Junko Oshima, fell in love with at first sight. Inside, visitors will find animal-themed pieces, pieces created with novel colorings, and other rare and highly individual pieces. The establishment also holds monthly exhibitions of artists from Ibaraki and other prefectures. Carrying one of the establishment's pieces for sale in your hands will help you to experience its unique aura.
  • Factory of Confections and Dreams
    Ibaraki Pref. Mitoshi Migawachou 2139-5
    "An all-weather amusement facility adjoining the head office of Kamejirushi, a long-standing confection company. Here visitors can tour the company's factory and see how popular Mito-born confections like ""Mito no Ume"" and ""Yoshiwara Denchu"" are made. Confections fresh from the factory are also delivered to the facility and made available for sale to the public. In addition, various events are held here throughout the year such as live demonstrations of kintsuba flour dough sweet bean cakes being made by a seasoned pro. Lastly, the facility has free parking able to accommodate 250 vehicles and can be used as a rest area for visitors exploring the area by car."
  • Ocha no Marutaen
    Ibaraki Pref. Kogashi Higashimorokawa 7
    This Eco-Farmer-certified farm engages in green tourism utilizing Japanese chestnut, green tea, and bamboo plantations handed down for generations. The farm is located along National Route 125 on the way to the Koga City Sanwa Branch Office. Here visitors can try Japanese chestnut and gingko nut gathering from summer through fall. The farm also offers a tea making class during which participants can enjoy sweet kurikinton homemade with the farm's own chestnuts. In addition, the farm offers senbei making, lip cream making using tea seed oil, grass toy crafting, and nature engagement programs. Surrounded by natural beauty, the farm is a great place to unwind.
  • Ceramic Art Kilala-kan
    Ibaraki Pref. Kasamashi Kasama 2258-1
    A ceramics shop carrying close to 10 thousand pieces by some 500 potters. Located close to the south entrance of Kasama Geijutsunomori Park, the shop can be identified by its large, floor to ceiling windows which occupy most of the front facade of the building. Pieces by ceramics artists are on display right by the entrance and the content of this display is changed every other week. Weekly exhibitions are also held in the shop's gallery space. The shop displays pieces not only by veteran potters but young up and comers as well. In the cafe corner, you can choose your favorite cup from among the many designed by shop artists and take a relaxing coffee break.
  • La Cote d’Azurl Main Shop
    Ibaraki Pref. Tsukubashi Higashiarai 19-26
    "A cake shop located at the Takezono 1-Chome Nishi intersection south of Tsukuba Station, the last stop on the Tsukuba Express. The shop is notable for its abundant variety of sweets. The shop carries cakes and other baked sweets, crepes, puddings, souffles, gelato, and Japanese sweets like daifuku (rice cakes stuffed with bean jam). One of the shop's staples is its ""Hanjuku Cheese,"" small cakes made with French cream cheese and fresh milk from cows raised at the foot of Mt. Tsukuba. There are also many natural parks in the area such as Takezono Park, making the shop a great place to stop by for a snack while enjoying a nature walk. In addition, the shop has free parking and is perfect for making a quick stop while exploring the local sightseeing destinations."
  • Bakery Couronne Tsukuba
    Ibaraki Pref. Tsukubashi Matsunoki 152-40
    This chain of bread bakeries is primarily located in southern Ibaraki Prefecture; this particular location is situated in Matsunoki, Tsukuba City. Outside, the bakery's exterior gives it a warm and inviting atmosphere; inside, visitors will find a large variety of breads. The establishment has a terrace seating area with 15 seats where, on sunny days, patrons can enjoy a baked good fresh out of the oven. The bakery's breads are basic made with great care using pure, safe, and healthy ingredients. The secret behind the great taste of the bakery's rye bread is its use of natural, homemade yeast levain. The bakery's abundant selection of goods includes Japanese shokupan bread, baguettes, and baked sweets, as well as seasonal items like stollen.
  • Peter Pan Azuma Shop
    Ibaraki Pref. Tsukubashi Aduma 3-9-20
    A long-standing bread bakery which was established in 1971 and which first opened up shop in Tsukuba 25 years ago. The bakery is located within walking distance of Tsukuba Station. Inside the spacious shop, the atmosphere is bright and retro, and trays and baskets filled with fresh-baked breads line the walls. The shop offers some 70 varieties of healthy and delicious breads made with locally produced flours, including German-style breads, crusty breads, dressed breads, and more. The shop's prices are reasonable and choosing your favorites is half the fun. The bakery has an eat-in space where customers can enjoy a fresh-baked bread good along with a free cup of tea or delicious, home-roasted coffee.
  • Pocket Farm Dokidoki Tsukuba Ushiku Branch
    Ibaraki Pref. Ushikushi Shishikochou 967-1
    A farm-themed amusement facility dedicated to nature, agriculture, and food located a 10-minute drive from the Tsukuba-Ushiku interchange. There's a farm-fresh shop, activity farm, barbecue hall, and bamboo forest, giving visitors the chance to come in contact with food education and local agriculture surrounded by natural beauty. The buffet-style restaurant serves dishes made with fresh, seasonal vegetables and handmade hams and sausages. The facility also holds sausage making classes on weekends using roast pork from Ibaraki Prefecture.
  • Aiyu Shuzo
    Ibaraki Pref. Itakoshi Tsuji 205
    A historic sake brewery established in 1804 located a five-minute drive from the Itako interchange on the Higashi-Kanto Expressway. Located near a river where traditional yomeiribune (bridal boats) can still be seen plying the waters, the brewery makes local sakes utilizing excellent water, excellent rice, and the refined skills of its chief brewer which have received high praise not only in Japan but around the world. The brewery actively participates in competitions and seeks to continually improve the quality of its products. The brewery also offers 30 to 40-minute long tours which give participants access to rarely seen aspects of the sake brewing process. The brewery also offers sake tasting and has a direct sales shop and welcomes visitors.
  • Miharashi-tei
    Ibaraki Pref. Mitoshi Tokiwachou 1-3-2 in the paradise paradise
    A local specialty products shop carrying renowned sweets, liquors, and other goods from Ibaraki Prefecture which adjoins the east gate of Kairakuen Park a 20-minute drive from the Mito interchange on the Joban Expressway on National Route 50. The single-story shop is housed in a wooden building modeled after a tea ceremony arbor (sukiya style). In addition to the product floor, there's also a rest space and a pamphlet corner where visitors will find an abundance of information on the area. The shop also serves as a base camp for sightseeing in Ibaraki and the Mito area. In addition, there's a corner displaying the most popular items as well as a corner which displays local crafts for sale. The shop's selection of over 700 items includes seasonal selections of specialty products and sweets.
  • Kairo Gallery Mon
    1 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Pref. Kasamashi Kasama 2230-1
    A gallery primarily focusing on Kasama ware located on the Kasama Gallery Road a 20-minute walk from Kasama Station on the JR Mito Line. The gallery was opened in 2002 with the aim of being a space for exchange between artists in the country and around the world. Making use of a storehouse and gallery encircling a courtyard, charming wooden shelves scattered throughout the facility are covered with pottery. Harmonizing with the surrounding nature, the gallery makes use of natural lighting to show off its wares. In addition to displaying pieces by a selection of permanent artists, the facility also has a solo exhibition space whose contents changes every two weeks.


  • Tsuchiura City Tourist Information Products Center Kirarakan
    Ibaraki Pref. Tsuchiurashi Ariakemachi 2-35
    "A tourist information center and local specialty products complex located on the first floor of Tsuchiura City Hall's main building on the west side of Tsuchiura Station. The facility provides sightseeing pamphlets and tourism information, and, in the local specialty products corner, visitors will find products like local soy sauces and foods made with lotus root such as tsukudani lotus root boiled in soy sauce and lotus root curry. The facility's cafe corner serves a daily curry special, such as beef and chicken curries. The ""Tsuchiura Zeppelin Curry"" is made with Tsuchiura lotus root and local brand ""Rose Pork"" pork meat."
  • Marusan Rouho (Jingu Eki-mae Shop)
    Ibaraki Pref. Kashimashi Miyashita 2-9-6
    "A Japanese confectionary shop established in 1822 located a short walk from Kashimajingu Station on the JR Kashima Line. The shop's ""Hitachi Fudoki"" is a simple sweet which has even been presented to the Japanese Emperor made with plump, top quality adzuki beans from Hokkaido combined with mochi rice cake so soft, it melts in your mouth. Some of the shop's many other gorgeous confections include ""Kurogoma Daifuku"" rice cakes stuffed with a rich black sesame seed filling, and ""Junami Dango"" dumplings crafted according to a unique recipe using only 100% specially cultivated Koshihikari rice from Kashima."
  • Yuki Kanko Bussankan
    Ibaraki Pref. Yukishi Yuki 388-2
    A sightseeing information center and local product specialty shop operated by the Yuki Urban Development Research Society located a short walk from Yuki Station on the JR Mito Line. Local volunteers provide tourism information, and visitors to the facility can buy items like jams and jellies made with the society using fruit from the mulberry, the official tree of Yuki City; teas and other processed foods; local crafts like Yuki-tsumugi pongee; local liquors; and sudare fu wheat gluten. Depending on the day, demonstrations of Yuki-tsumugi weaving are held at the facility, enabling visitors to see how the complex handlooms used to make this craft are operated.
  • Itsura Ham
    Ibaraki Pref. Takahagishi Kamiteduna Nori 2565-11
    A ham shop located right next to the Takahagi interchange on the Joban Expressway. The shop hams and sausages, crafted with an eye towards authentic European flavor, are made with Ibaraki brand Okukuji Shamo chicken, Hitachi beef, and pork raised in Ibaraki Prefecture which is smothered in dozens of herbs, spices, and salt; aged; and smoked with local cherry tree chips. In addition to roast ham and bacon, the shop also sells smoke flavoring liver and Okukuji Shamo chicken roles slathered with sauce.
  • Shichino Tsuchiura Main Store
    20 Reviews
    Ibaraki Pref. Tsuchiurashi Tenomachi 60-3
    The main location of a dorayaki Japanese-style pancake sandwich shop which has been in business for over 60 years. The shop is situated on National Route 354 along the way to the Kasumigaura Bridge in Tsuchiura City, Ibaraki Prefecture. The shop's standard dorayaki consists of sweet adzuki beans from specially contracted farms mashed into a paste and enwrapped in two moist pancakes whose recipe is changed daily as appropriate to local humidity and temperature. Other dorayaki varieties include the highly popular chestnut dorayaki made with candied Japanese chestnuts, and the unusual and spicy curry dorayaki. The shop also sells a Kijo-no-matsu dorayaki made by image of pine trees in the Tsuchiura Castle and Hasu-dora dorayaki made with candied lotus seeds only offered here in Tsuchiura.

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  • Funanatto
    Ibaraki Pref. Hitachiomiyashi Yamagata 477-1
    A store owned and operated by Marusinshokuhin Co., Ltd. which sells the company's famous Funanatto brand natto fermented soybeans. The store is situated along National Route 118, 20 minutes from Fukuroda Falls in Hitachiomiya City. Funanatto, the company's flagship product, is sold in boat-shaped containers made from pine and hinoki cypress wood shaved as thin as paper. Made with ultra-small soybeans grown locally in Ibaraki's Okukuji region, Funanatto has a rich, deep flavor. In addition to standard Funanatto, the shop also sells Funanatto with glutinous wheat, Funanatto with barley, Kurobune natto made with small black soybeans, and Wappanatto made with ultra large soybeans and Kinzanji miso.

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Just a stone's throw from Tokyo, Ibaraki is a coastal prefecture that has mastered juxtapositions, where old shrines meet new scientific discoveries and traditional gardens are frequented by the inventors of some of the newest technology. Head to Mito City's Kairakuenーone of Japan's Three Great Gardensーin spring to experience the cellestial blooming of fantastic cherry blossoms at the annual sakura festival.

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