Groceries Spots in Ibaraki Area

  • Nakaminato Osakana Ichiba
    Ibaraki Pref. Hitachinakashi Minatohonchou 19-8
    Nakaminato Osakana Ichiba, located in about 10 minutes’ walk from Nakaminato Station, is a fish market. There are seafood product shops which sell fresh fish landed at the fishing harbor in Nakaminato, processed food and dried seafood such as mirinboshi (seasoned dried fish) and restaurants where you can enjoy a seafood rice bowl and a monkfish hot pot in winter only. A list of seasonal fish in Nakaminato is shown on the website so you can find out in advance when your favorite fish is available.
  • Tsuchiura Fish Market
    7 Reviews
    Ibaraki Pref. Tsuchiurashi Nakamuranishine 9-3
    "A restaurant and seafood shop. The shop can be reached by taking a 15-minute ride on the bus leaving near the west exit of Arakawaoki Station on the JR Joban Line and walking five minutes from the ""Tuchiura Sangyo Gakuin"" stop, or by traveling from the Sakura-tsuchiura interchange on the Joban Expressway and taking a left turn at the Sasagi intersection. Stocking its wares direct from ports across the country, the establishment offers seafood that is fresher and more delicious than other places. Particularly popular restaurant selections include the ""Sanshoku-don"" rice bowl topped with sea urchin, ikura salted salmon roe, and negitoro minced tuna with Welsh onions; the ""Kaisen-don"" seafood rice bowl; and the ""Yakizakana Teishoku"" set meal, which includes the chef's most recommended seasonal fish flavorfully broiled. On Saturday's, the restaurant offers all-you-can-eat fresh tuna."


  • Hoshiimo Specialty store Daimaruya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Hitachinakashi Shakamachi 18-38
    A hoshiimo dried sweet potato specialty shop located not far from Nakaminato Station. This long-standing shop was established in 1897 and has been making safe, healthy, additive-free hoshiimo for 120 years. The shop offers over 30 varieties of hoshiimo crafted with an emphasis on the tenderness and sweetness of the flesh. The shop also sells rakkyo pickled Japanese leek, baked sweet potatoes, and gelato-all additive free. The gelato, made to maximize the innate flavors of the ingredients used, is also created without eggs. The shop offers six varieties of sweet potato gelato; other flavors, like pineapple and matcha powdered green tea are also recommended.
  • Oarai Maiwai Market
    4 Reviews
    Ibaraki Pref. Higashibarakigunoaraimachi Minatochuou 11-2 Oasama Seaside Station 1F
    A 10 minute drive from the Mito-Oarai Interchange. A market located inside Oarai Seaside Market Station (formerly Oarai Resort Outlet) selling local specialty products. Offering fresh vegetables from local farms, seafood, local products, light meals, souvenirs, and an abundant variety of other select goods, the market is a frequent destination for both tourists and locals alike. The market also carries a wide selection of merchandise for the hit anime “Girls und Panzer,” which is set in Oarai. The foods made with select Ibaraki ingredients are particularly recommended. Popular souvenirs include dried fish, the market’s own dried sweet potatoes, and dried seasonal vegetables.

    鹿島臨海鉄道って、、 全部高架なんですかね。。 経営だいじょうぶなんすかね。。 千葉県の某私鉄のほうが不安感大っすけど。。 ってちょいと思ってしまいます、途中駅の唯一街?の大洗にございますー まいわい市場です。。 ここ、前はアウトレットがあったけど、、 お店がほとんど撤退しちゃったんですかね。。 地元野菜とか売ってます。。 なんと、干しいもが 280え...

  • Boulangerie encuit
    6 Reviews
    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.

    味、コスパは、つくばでダントツ1位だと思います。特に食パンは、私の中では、乃が美より上です! ただ残念なことが1つ。本日行ったら、フランスパン?の上にハエがとまっていました。大したことはないですが、衛生面だけはしっかり管理してもらいたいです。

  • La Cote d’Azurl Main Shop
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    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."
  • Numataya
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Tsukuba-shi Numata 1400-2
    A Japanese confectionery located on Prefectural Route 42 in Numata, Tsukuba City. Their Karinto Manju Buns are a local favorite made by wrapping koshi-an bean paste in dough containing brown sugar. Their Shiroku-no-Manju buns are inspired by Gama-no-Aburauri traditional street performances, a Mt. Tsukuba specialty.


  • 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.
  • Bakery Couronne Tsukuba
    76 Reviews
    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.

    It’s a gem of a place for foreigners looking for a good bakery, you can have a sumptuous brunch on a Sunday with unlimited tea/coffee. Definitely worth dropping by.

  • Matsunoya
    Ibaraki Kitaibaraki-shi Sekinamicho Niida 355
  • montblanc
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Kashimashi Hirai 1051-1
    A Western confectionary shop easily identifiable by its white, Western-style building and cute triangular roof. The shop is situated along Prefectural Route 255 not far from Hirai Beach. The shop's signature item is obvious from the shop's name-Mont Blanc. The shop's roll cakes, choux cremes, and other baked sweets are also very popular. In addition, because of its location in the city home to the Kashima Antlers J1 League team, the shop sells a soccer ball-shaped cake perfect for giving as a present or for taking a picture to upload to an SNS. The shop has a restaurant which serves pastas, curry, and stewed Western-style dishes for lunch at reasonable prices.
  • Factory of Confections and Dreams
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    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.
  • Marusan Rouho (Jingu Eki-mae Shop)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    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."
  • 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
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    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.
  • Tezukuri Wagashidokoro Shinseido
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Yukishi Yuki 1362
    A Japanese confectionary shop and cafe established in 1932 located north along National Route 302 travelling from Yuki Station on the JR Mito Line. The shop's yude manju boiled buns, a traditional confection known for its slipper and chewy texture which has been made in the region since the late Edo period, are crafted with select adzuki beans from Tokachi in Hokkaido and have an elegantly sweet flavor. The shop's cafe au lait daifuku, made with cafe au lait flavored mochi rice cake wrapped around homemade sweet red bean paste and whipped cream, are also popular. Customers can enjoy the shop's confections and seasonal lunch dishes in the adjoining Japanese-style cafe area.
  • Unpeido Honten Omika Main Store
    23 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Hitachishi Omikachou 1-6-7
    "A Japanese confectionary shop located not far from Omika Station on the JR Joban Line. The establishment was founded in 1868. The traditional flavor of the shop's famous ""Omika Manju"" buns have long been a local favorite. The buns make no use of preservatives and are made with Hokkaido Tokachi adzuki strained bean past wrapped and steamed in a dough primarily made from rice flour. The ""Hagi Monaka"" toasty wafer cakes filled with firm, strained bean paste are also recommended. The shop's ""Tsuitachi (the first day) Kashi"" yokan jelly bars, only sold around the first of the month, are made with seasonal fruit and are so popular the shop is regularly flooded with reserve orders."


  • Tenshi no Oyatsu
    5 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Ushikushi Chuou 5-11-3
    "A Western confectionary shop fun for children and adults located a three-minute walk from Ushiku Station on the JR Joban Line. The shop is dedicated to being a place where a child can come by themselves to purchase sweets. White walled, with large, floor-to-ceiling windows, the shop is bright and airy, and its many colorful, attractive sweets fill its display cases. The shop's ""Meromero Kumacchi, limited to just 50 children a day, and its illustrated cookies available in a variety of designs are particularly popular. The shop also offers an abundant array of other choice sweets like tarts made with domestically grown strawberries and ""Queen"" decorated cakes perfect for a special day."


  • Ajinomise Takahashi
    17 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Higashibarakigunoaraimachi Isohamachou 884
    "A Japanese confectionary shop located on the Nagacho Shotengai shopping street in Oarai Town. The shop's popularity exploded after its ""Mitsu Dango,"" skewered triple dumplings which are a local Oarai favorite, were featured in a popular animated television series. Plump mitarashi-style flour dumplings covered with a special sauce and kinako toasted soybean flour, their novel texture combined with their familiar, old-fashioned flavor have long made them a favorite with locals. Customers can purchase a single skewer or sets of five or 10 skewers. Now that Oarai has become a mecca for anime fans, the shop also has anime-themed displays and sells merchandise as well."

    ランチがちょっと物足りなかったので、味の店 たかはしに寄りました。 ここは、5本300円のパックです。 自転車でなければパックで買うのですが一本でも売っているので二人で二本買いました。 暖かくてみたらしがほんと美味しいです。 上にきな粉をまぶしてあります。

Ibaraki Areas


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 - one of Japan's Three Great Gardens - in spring to experience the cellestial blooming of fantastic cherry blossoms at the annual sakura festival.

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