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Shopping Spots in Kawagoe / Saitama Area

  • Mitsui Outlet Park Iruma
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    3.5
    270 Reviews
    Shopping
    Saitama Pref. Irumashi Miyadera 3169-1
    An outlet mall with numerous children-oriented shops; on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays a miniature railroad for kids operates, and the mall bustles with families. Convenient non-stop busses connect the mall to JR Tachikawa Station and Hakonegasaki Station. There are also many limited time only shops, ensuring you’re sure to find something new each time you visit.

    The meaning of the word outlet is misused on this case. Normal prices and fake discounts! Weekday evening was very quiet. Food was a dissapointment. Would not recommend to visit unless you are in the...

  • Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport Fujimi
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    3.5
    89 Reviews
    Shopping
    Saitama Pref. Fujimishi Yamamuro 1-1313
    A shopping mall situated along National Route 254 in Yamamuro, Fujimi City. The three story mall is host to some 290 establishments, including fashionable apparel shops, lifestyle accessory stores, food shops, restaurants, a food court, and amusement facilities like a movie theater. There's also an outdoor dog park, running course, and park.

    First shopping mall in the area but most of the visitors are not locals. Convenient with all sorts of shops and restaurants. Makes you feel like repeating visits there whenever you have time.

  • COCOON CITY
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    4.0
    139 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saitama Pref. Saitamashi Omiya-ku Kishikichou 4-263-1
    Cocoon City is a large shopping area near the east exit of Saitama-Shintoshin Station in Omiya Ward,Saitama City. The prefecture's largest cinema complex, Cocoon 1, is directly connected to the station, while Cocoon 2 is a great place to spend some time and walk around, and Cocoon 3 is built around a Yodobashi Camera store. Altogether, the complex contains about 270 shops.

    While vacationing in Japan, we traveled to Saitama to dine with friends also from the United States (we found it funny we all had to go to the other side of the planet to meet up for lunch). The food...

  • Stellar Town
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saitama Pref. Saitamashi Kita-ku Miyaharachou 1-854-1
    Stellar Town, which opened in 2004, hosts about 110 shops and restaurants along its Stellar Mall shopping street, as well as block stores like Ito Yokado, Yellow Hat, and Daiso. It holds many events, including small concerts, product fairs, and handicraft workshops. It’s always crowded with families.
  • Kakujo Gyorui Kawaguchi Store
    Shopping
    Saitama Pref. Kawaguchishi Yananechou 17-5
    The Kawaguchi branch of the Niigata Prefecture, Teradomari City-based Kakujo Gyorui fresh fish chain has set their sights on becoming Japan’s best fresh fish specialty store. It is famous for its preeminently fresh sashimi and sushi. It holds a boatload of fun events for the consumers, including a monthly raw tuna dissection sale, and 10% off sales on every fourth Wednesday of each month, excluding December.
  • Aguresshu Genkimura
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    4.5
    12 Reviews
    Shopping
    Saitama Pref. Sayamashi Horigane 2085-1
    A farmers market situated along Prefectural Route 126 in Horigane, Sayama City. Here visitors can buy fresh, local vegetables; Sayama tea, a local specialty product; and fresh rice polished on-site. The market also sells side dishes, fresh-baked breads, and processed meats. In the adjoining food court, visitors can enjoy udon noodles made with flour produced in the prefecture, seasonal vegetable curries, a popular taro croquette set meal, Sayama tea soft serve ice cream, and more.

    You can find the local products, especially Sayama green teas. Many kinds of tea sell at lower price because farmers directly bring them. Here is the best place to look for green teas.

  • Kawagoe Bakery Raku Raku
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    4.0
    24 Reviews
    Shopping
    Saitama Pref. Kawagoeshi Motomachi 2-10-13
    "A bread bakery located in Kashiya Yokocho (Candy Alley) in Moto-machi, Kawagoe City. The bakery sells breads made by hand using flour from Hokkaido and natural yeast, and without the use of additives. Popular breads like the ""Premium Shokupan,"" designed to be eaten untoasted and made by fermenting the dough for 18 hours to maximize the flavor; and the ""Omiso no Pan"" bread made with glutinous rice flour and Chichibu miso added to the dough, ensure that the bakery frequently sees lines of waiting customers."

    菓子屋横丁付近にあります。 お味噌のパンとコーンパン、プレーンのパンを購入しました。 生地がしっとりしていて、風味もよく非常に美味しかったです。コーンパンはコーンが多く入っていて、大満足でした。 定番のサツマイモスイーツも良いですが、ご当地パンを買うのもありだと思います。

  • ecute Omiya
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    4.0
    21 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saitama Pref. Saitamashi Omiya-ku Nishikichou 630 JR East Omiya Station premises
    This general commercial facility is in Omiya Ward, Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture. Shops are located inside the ticket gates at Omiya Station, and there is a huge variety of shops, including souvenir and sweet shops, bakeries, deli-style food shops , convenience stores, clothing and knickknacks, and more. Those looking only to shop at Ecute can buy an entry ticket to get through the ticket gates.

    お菓子やお惣菜の店もそこそこあり、弁当やお寿司も買うことが出来ますKITANOのような高級スーパーマーケット、PAUL、DAISYといったパン屋も入っています。お値段がもう少し安いといいのですが。

  • Arche Omiya
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saitama Pref. Saitamashi Omiya-ku Sakuragichou 2-1-1
    This general commercial facility is in Omiya Ward, Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture, right in front of the Omiya Station West Exit, and is connected to the station concourse via pedestrian deck. The nine-story building holds fashion shops, knickknack stores, cultural classrooms, a sports gym, and a clinic. The fifth floor also holds a satellite studio which hosts shows for FM KNACK5 radio station.
  • Maruhiro Department Store Kawagoe
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    4.0
    19 Reviews
    Shopping
    Saitama Pref. Kawagoeshi Shintomichou 2-6-1
    This department store is located in Kawagoe City, Saitama Prefecture. In the main building, there are clothing stores for women, men and kids and also restaurants. In the adjacent annex building, there is a glasses shop, handcraft shop and art gallery. In addition, there is a Kinokuniya bookstore and musical instrument store in Annex A closed to Kawagoe Station.

    店内は普通の地方でパート。レストランもさほど多くない。 しかしこのデパートをオススメする理由は、日本最後のデパート屋上遊園地。しかも閉店が決まっているとのこと。 一番は観覧車ですが、遊園地の大観覧車など異なり、高くは上がりませんが、それもまた味がある。 これを逃したら、一生乗れなくなるので、一度は

  • PLOT-BRICBLOC
    Shopping
    Saitama Pref. Irumashi Azumachou 1-6-9 J Flats E102
    Plot Bricbloc is an interior decorating shop that sells interior furnishings from both Japanese and foreign designers as well as goods such as furniture, lighting, and kitchen utensils. The wide range of merchandise suggests new ideas for living a comfortable life, and customers encounter delightful surprises and discoveries whenever they set foot in the shop.
  • Kakujoe Gyorui Tokorozawa Store
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    4.5
    6 Reviews
    Shopping
    Saitama Pref. Tokorozawashi Kitanaka 2-272-1
    The Tokorozawa store of Kakujoe Gyorui based in Teradomari, Niigata Prefecture, an area known as the “Ameyoko of fish”, this store has sashimi assortments and sushi of superb freshness as well as side dishes. The store bustles with even more activity during demonstration sales where raw tuna is filleted and on “Kakujoe Day”, the fourth Wednesday of every month except December.

    お正月の買い出しに年末に通ってます。朝7時に着いても駐車場は行列。いったい皆さん何時から来ているのか??にぎり寿司のセットが安くて美味しいので、お正月の食材の仕入れとは別に大量買いしてしまいます。

  • Keyakihiroba
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saitama Pref. Saitamashi Chuou-ku Shintoshin 10
  • Uruwa Furusato Market
    Shopping
    Saitama Saitama-shi Urawa-ku Kishicho 3-17-25
    A large flea market with over 180 stalls that is held every Saturday in Shirabe Park. Admission is free and it's located just an eight-minute walk from the west exit of the JR Urawa Station. It's open from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM but sometimes closes earlier to allow for tidying up. Date, time, and location may change depending on weather so please check before visiting.
  • Isetan Urawa Branch
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
    Shopping
    Saitama Saitama-shi Urawa-ku Takasago 1-15-1
    A department store located just a one-minute walk from the west exit of JR Urawa Station. It stands from a basement second floor all the way to the 7th floor and an open rooftop above that. The basement second floor is a parking level and the rooftop has a golf school. Events are held on the various floors especially on the weekends. There is also an art hall and art galleries on the 7th floor where works from a variety of artists are displayed and sold.

    新宿店に比べたらとても小さな伊勢丹ですが、私には見やすくちょうど良い規模です。店員の方は皆さん丁寧で、さすがは伊勢丹、いつも気持ちよくお買い物ができます。

  • Sakai Jinshiro Shoten
    Shopping
    Saitama Saitama-shi Urawa-ku Nakacho 2-4-23
    A shop specializing in pickled items that first opened in 1868. One of their specialties is their Narazuke pickled vegetables which starts with carefully chosen vegetables and sake lees and then considerable time is taken with each step being hand done without rushing to ensure the richest scent and flavor. In addition to their Narazuke they also have a variety of other popular goods including sake lees, kasuzuke various fish pickled in sake lees, and their specialty Cheena, which is cream cheese mixed with Narazuke gourds, Narazuke cucumbers and grated ginger pickled in a secret blend of sake lees.
  • Atelier Ohana Order Made Leather Works
    Shopping
    Saitama Saitama-shi Omiya-ku Sakuragicho 2-305
    A shop offering order made leather goods. Every step the craftsmen does manually from purchasing the leather, to cutting the pattern, and doing the stitching individually stitch by stitch. With each piece being completely individual and carefully designed and produced the shop has well deserved popularity. They also hold hands-on leather crafting classes, which require advance consultation and reservations.
  • Wagashiji Atarashi
    Shopping
    Saitama Saitama-shi Omiya-ku Kamikocho 1031
    A Japanese confectioner making handmade treats that have been beloved throughout the ages and whose creations incorporate both traditional Japanese ideas and foreign confectionary ingredients. One of their most popular is their Musashi's Journey (Almond Tuile), which has a great aroma and satisfying crunchy mouthfeel. Other popular sweets they offer are their salted soft shortbread, black sesame dorayaki pancakes stuffed with red bean paste, and his and hers madeleines and matcha green tea madeleines.
  • Yamaguchi-ya Dango-ten
    Shopping
    Saitama Tokorozawa-shi Kamiarai 3-22-30
    This shop first opened over 100 years ago and specializes in Tokorozawa's specialty grilled dango rice dumplings. They continue to use the same technique of grilling them over traditional charcoal grills. You can eat them on the spot or take them home with you. When you eat them on the spot dunk them twice in soy sauce beforehand but when taking them home three dunks is recommended. The wrapping paper used for the take away packages is very chic and makes for a great souvenir.
  • Umon (Ichibangai Shop)
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    4.0
    34 Reviews
    Shopping
    Saitama Kawagoe-shi Saiwaicho 1-6
    The Ichibangai location of this confectioner has a tea house which offers a popular food menu starring Imo-Okowa (sweet potato and rice). Their popular Imo-Koi manjuu bun, a mixture of sweet potato and whole red beans wrapped in a dough made with mochi rice and yams, offers a nostalgic flavor and has been chosen as one of Sai-no-Kuni's Authorized Superior Brand Goods. Their Imo-Pote cakes and Imo-Okowa make for great souvenirs.

    入り口前では「いも恋」という饅頭をふかして売っています。これはこれで美味しかったですが、中に入るとランチもいただけます。ちなみに物販品は着物を着ていくと5%OFFだそうです。ランチは3種類用意されていました。わたしは真ん中のうなぎ入りのものをいただきました。芋おこわががっつりとついていまして、びっくりしました。お洒落な民家でいただくランチ。とても素敵なじかんをいただきました。もし待ちなしで入れるよ...

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Eclipsed by neighboring Tokyo, Saitama is often branded as the sleepy suburbs. However, look a little deeper and you’ll uncover quaint towns bursting with history and crafts from the kurazukuri Edo-period clay houses of Kawagoe to the ancient tree-enveloped temples of Chichibu.

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