Other Shopping Spots in Toyama Area

  • Hietsu Fureai Bussan Center Rinrin (Roadside Station Hosoiri)
    Travel / Tourism
    Toyama Pref. Toyamashi Katakake 3-5
    This shop located in side Roadside Station Hosoiri is a 30-minute drive from Hokuriku Expressway Toyama Interchange. It offers a broad range of special products from Etchu and Hida including rakkyozuke (pickled Japanese leek), Hagiya Keichan (a brand of precooked flavored chicken), Toyama Black ramen, and more. The food court serves many different local delicacies, such as shiroebi kakiage (broad velvet shrimp tempura) udon noodles, Hosoiri vegetable soba noodles, and Hida beef croquettes. One of the shop's most popular exclusives is their soft-serve ice-cream topped with honey raised from Japanese horse-chestnut flowers. Behind the shop there is an Astroturf slope for enjoying sledding even when the snow has melted, an athletic playground, and more. Each of these facilities is free to use.
  • TOYAMARCHE
    Travel / Tourism
    Toyama Pref. Toyamashi Meirinchou 1-220
    TOYAMARCHE is a shopping mall located within Toyama Station. There are stores selling famous Toyama confectionery products and handicrafts, along with local specialty foods such as masu (sea trout) zushi, and a variety of restaurants, which include a sushi-go-round restaurant serving sushi made from fresh fish and seafood caught in Toyama Bay, a restaurant serving Toyama Black Ramen noodles, a restaurant serving white prawn cuisine, and more. The 15th day of each month is “TOYAMARCHE Day,” on which various special products and exclusive goods are available.
  • Tateyama Station Shop
    Travel / Tourism
    Toyama Nakaniikawa-gun Tateyamamachi Ashikuraji Senjugahara 2 Tateyama Sta. 2F
    The Tateyama Kurobe Alpen Route starts on the Toyama side, and ends at Tateyama Station in Nagano. There is a shop on the second floor of that sells Tateyama Yuki (mizumanju buns), which can only be bought at Tateyama Station and Bijodaira Station. These gently sweet dumplings use a cool jellylike wrapped around a ball of sweet bean paste. These popular products are excellent memories of Tateyama's history.
  • Himi City Shiokaze Gallery (Fujiko Fujio (A) Art Collection)
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Toyama Himi-shi Chuomachi 3-4
    This gallery on National Route 415 in Chuo-machi, Himi City. It has a collection of art by Himi native manga artist Fujiko Fujio (A). In addition to original panels and reproductions, there is an area introducing popular character of his including The Monster Kid and Ninja Hattori, and visitors can tour a reproduction of the room at Tokiwa-so where Fujiko spent his younger days. There is also a manga library, and they hold events like manga workshops as well.
  • Okakura Okaki Crackers Direct Sales Shop
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Tonami-shi Ota 1891-5
    A fried mochi cracker shop in Ota, Tonami. Their mochi crackers use domestic mochi-rice mainly from Toyama as well as superior groundwater from the Shogawa River. There's a sample corner where you can try freshly prepared crackers, a demonstration area where you can see how the crackers are fried, and a factory tour is also available.
  • Totoyama
    Travel / Tourism
    Toyama Pref. Toyamashi Shintomichou 1-2-3 CiC Bldg 1F
    This shop on the first floor of the CiC Building near JR Toyama Station specializes in local products and souvenirs. Some of its most popular products include slowly-grilled Shiroebi Juwari Senbei (broad velvet shrimp rice crackers) and Shiroebi Kakiage (broad velvet shrimp tempura). The shop carries a selection of Toyama souvenirs such as Kit Kats made with the famous Toyama sake Masuizumi, as well as Hangontan, a famous confection made to look like an Etchu-Toyama kusudama (decorative paper ball). It also offers marine products such as wild-caught Japanese amberjack and firefly squid, curry made with Himi-gyu beef, local Etchu Toyama sake, Unazuki beer, and more. The shop also holds periodic events such as farmer's markets offering locally-grown vegetables, bread sales, and so on.
  • Unazuki Station Souvenir Shop
    Travel / Tourism
    Toyama Pref. Kurobeshi Kurobekyoukokuguchi 11 within Unazuki station premises
    This souvenir shop inside Kurobe Gorge Railway Main Line Unazuki Station offers a great selection of local specialties and original Kurobe Gorge-related merchandise. We especially recommend the Kurobe Gorge baked cheesecake, an Unazuki Station exclusive, and the Toyama Train Train cream sandwich cookies, which are popular with kids. The miniature die-cast trolley cars are also popular. It also Kurobe brands like Unazuki Beer and Kurobe rice.
  • Omiyagedokoro Kurobe
    Shopping
    Toyama Kurobe-shi Wakaguri 3210-3
  • NATUR
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Toyama Nakaniikawa-gun Tateyamamachi Ashikuraji 51
    This art photo gallery opened in 1989 in a partially remodeled private home. The gallery has a remodeled tearoom, and one area is a shop now, where they sell photo books, calendars, picture postcards, t-shirts, and other items. The tearoom has a variety of drinks like coffee, as well as light meals, so you can enjoy the photos while you sip.
  • Daikanbo Station Shop
    Travel / Tourism
    Toyama Nakaniikawa-gun Tateyamamachi Ashikuraji Bunazaka Tono 11 Kokuyurin Daikanbo Sta. Konai
    This shop is on the second floor of Daikanbo station on the Tateyama Alpen Route. Popular souvenirs include Nigorizake Maboroshi no Sake Daikanbo, filled with coarse pieces of rice and rice koji from the moromi sake mash, as well as konjac yam cake Teppo-zuke Daikanbo, made with high quality yam cake and burdock root. Make sure to pick some up when you visit the station.
  • Kurobedaira Station Shop
    Travel / Tourism
    Toyama Nakaniikawa-gun Tateyamamachi Ashikuraji Bunazaka Tono 11 Kokuyurin Kurobe
    We recommend the Kurobe plain original Karami Kojizuke, which brings out the natural richness of koji mold, or the Kurobedaira Station-only Hotaruika no suboshi dried firefly squid. The white station building's location, on a plateau 1,828 meters high, is perfect to enjoy the majestic scenery, and outside you'll find the Kurobedaira Park.
  • Shogawa Wood Plaza
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Tonami-shi Shogawamachi Kanaya 1058
    This market, located inside Shogawa Aqua Memorial Park, offers a variety of Shogawa and Tonami souvenirs and local specialties. Look for the massive water wheel. The cafe corner has Shogawa's famous Yuzu soft-serve ice cream, Oyaki dumplings, and more dishes. The wooden deck outside has a free foot bath using Shogawa Shimizu hot spring water to enjoy. They have a variety of events attracting big crowds, as well. It's equipped also the prefecture's first racing cycle relay points, CS1.
  • Kokiriko Mingei
    Travel / Tourism
    Toyama Nanto-shi Kaminashi 741
    This folk craft workshop looks like a private house from the outside. Inside they make folk crafts like Sasara, music instruments, and wood carvings. Sarara are items used when singing and dancing the traditional folksong Kokiriko, and are made of 108 cypress wood plates in a woven together. You can also learn about the song here.
  • Mansaku Souvenirs
    Travel / Tourism
    Toyama Nanto-shi Nishiakaomachi
    This souvenir shop is in Roadside Station Sasarakan, and holds a variety of souvenirs and local goods with pure Gokayama flavor, from the southern tip of Toyama prefecture. We recommend the fuki butterbur stem miso, filled with the stem's habit forming bitterness, and Gokayama Soba which you can enjoy easily at home, and Akakabu no tsukemono pickled garden radishes, as well as fresh ones in season.
  • Yottekare Johana
    Shopping
    Toyama Nanto-shi
    This direct sales shop is at the Johana Service Area on the Tokai-Hokuriku Expressway (also accessible from surface roads). In addition to fresh local farm produce, they have Toyama specialties like Masuzushi (pressed trout sushi), processed foods, famous sweets, local sake, and so on. The attached eating area offers light meals and about twenty types of rice balls. The Sakuragaike Kurgarden adjacent also has a hot spring bathhouse, lodging, and restaurant.
  • Fureai Aozora Market Yamada no Kakashi
    Shopping
    Toyama Toyama-shi Yamada Kojima 2600
    This direct sales shop is on Prefectural Route 35, in Yamada-kojima, Toyama City. They have a wide variety of local produce and foods, including vegetables and wild herbs, fruit, as well as processed foods like sauces, pickles, and pickled plums, and dishes like croquettes, okowa beans and rice, and rice balls (weekend and holidays only). It also has a restaurant, Onmori-an, that serves handmade soba made from local Yamada Ushidake Soba.
  • Maidohaya (Toyama Airport Terminal Shop)
    Travel / Tourism
    Toyama Toyama-shi Akigashima 30
    This souvenir shop is inside Toyama Airport Terminal, in Akigashima, Toyama City. In addition to local Toyama specialty Masuzushi, pressed trout sushi, they serve dried fish, shiokara salt preserved innards, kamaboko fish cake, and other marine products, as well as Toyama pastries, local sake, specialty products, and much more.
  • Aoba no Sato Minorikan
    Shopping
    Toyama Toyama-shi Kamiokubo 1359-2
    This farm direct shop is on National Route 41, in Kamiokubo, Toyama City. They offer safe, fresh vegetables, fruits, and processed foods produced from the local agricultural cooperative. They also have soft-serve ice cream made with local Osawano figs and wild sesame.
  • Ajisai Oyama
    Shopping
    Toyama Toyama-shi Tabatake 42
    A shop offering direct sales of produce and processed goods located along Prefectural Route 43 in Tabatake, Toyama City. Here they produce and sell Toyama's traditional Myoga-sushi made with local Ozanami Myoga Japanese ginger and trout. Other goods they sell include Frozen Mochi rice cakes, udon noodles made with Jew's mallow, and jams all made from local ingredients.
  • Souvenir Shop Toyama
    Shopping
    Toyama Toyama-shi Meirincho 1-226
    This souvenir shop is next to the Shinkansen ticket gates inside Toyama Station in Meirin-cho, Toyama City. It has about 600 different souvenir items, including local Toyama sake and delicacies, snacks, and craft goods. It's quite convenient, as well as you can choose your souvenirs before boarding the shinkansen.

Toyama Areas

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Toyama is one of the three prefectures that house the Japanese Alps, with its southern and eastern borders comprising one long stretch of mountains, out of which the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is forged. While traditional crafts fill the northern coastal cities of Toyama and Takaoka, thatched roof houses offer unrivalled views against a backdrop of fantastic scenery at Gokayama in the mountainous area in the south of the prefecture.

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