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Shopping Spots in Wajima / Noto / Wakura Area

  • Meruhen Nisshindo
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Pref. Suzushi Uedomachi Kitagata A) 49-1
    A long-standing shop established in 1913 selling Japanese and Western sweets in Suzu City, Ishikawa Prefecture on the northern tip of the Noto Peninsula. People love the shop’s healthy sweets made with an abundance of local vegetables and grains and without the use of additives. The shop’s signature item is its baumkuchen, which are made by mixing in a colorful variety of fruits and vegetables. The shop sells a variety of cute baumkuchens, including five layer, five color and seven layer, seven color varieties. The rusk-like baumchips make popular souvenirs and gifts.
  • Furukawa Shoten
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    4.5
    13 Reviews
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Pref. Suzushi Idamachi Yo Part 8-1
    A popular bakery located in Suzu City, Ishikawa Prefecture on the northern tip of the Noto Peninsula. Furukawa Shoten sells an abundant variety of breads, such as moist breads made with local vegetables and glutinous rice, sweet breads, hearty side dish-style breads, and breads slow-risen and backed with natural yeast. The most popular bread that Furukawa Shoten sells is the cooled cream bread, a soft bread stuffed with whipped cream. A variety of creams are offered, including course ground Noto dainagon adzuki sweet bean, black sesame, and fruit creams.

    パンの種類は沢山ありますがクリームパンが人気!食パンも美味しい。クリームパンはお土産にはならないです。なぜなら中は生クリームなので溶けてしまいまうのです。

  • Tsukamoto
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    4.5
    14 Reviews
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Pref. Wajimashi Kawaimachi 1-90
    A long-standing Japanese confectionary shop located in Kawai Town, Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture. The shop’s signature item is the egara manju, a renowned Wajima sweet. Smooth sweet bean paste wrapped in a glutinous rice flour dough which is dyed a vivid yellow using Cape jasmine which is then steamed to create an extremely rare Japanese treat. The name is said to come from its resemblance to an iga Japanese chestnut, the pronunciation of which was corrupted into “egara.” The name is sometimes also written with characters meaning “fate,” “congratulations,” and “good” for good luck. Extremely popular, egara manju often sell out early in the day.

    サイズが大きいこともありますが、もちもちした食感で非常に食べ応えがある饅頭です。甘さもちょうどよく、非常に美味しかったです。

  • Yubeshi Nakauraya (Waichi Main Shop)
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Pref. Wajimashi Kawaimachi 4-97
    A long-standing Japanese confectionary shop established in 1910 and located in Kawai-machi, Wajima, Ishikawa. The shop’s signature item is the maru-yubeshi yuzu dumpling, a renowned Wajima sweet. A ripe yuzu hollowed out and stuffed with uniquely-flavored glutinous rice which is then steamed several times and dried for half a year, the maru-yubeshi is a traditional sweet loved by celebrities and tea ceremony masters nationwide. Other items sold by the shop include soft gyoku-yubeshi gyuhi dumplings and refreshing yuzu jelly. The second floor is a café offering coffee and sweets served on Wajima lacquer dishes.

    2018.05.06訪問。 朝市散策の際に訪問。有名店のようで、朝市近辺だけでも3軒お店がありました。 お土産屋さんでこちらのプリンがおいしいと聞いたので注文。 能登プリン(ゆず、プレーン)の2種類を食べました。 ゆずプリンは ゆずの香りがふわっとして甘い中にも爽やかな感じが。 プレーンは普通のプリンでした。 能登産の材料で作っているプリンなので能登プリンなのかな。 期待したほど特徴は無かっ...

  • Suzu-yaki Kan
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Pref. Suzushi Takojimamachi 1-2-480
    This is a Suzu-yaki exhibition and store located in Takojima Town, Suzu City, Ishikawa Prefecture. There are a large number of modern potteries’ works displayed in the facility. The simple but powerful and unique Suzu-yaki represents the style of pottery of the late Heian period when medieval Sea of Japan culture flourished. Although this style of pottery disappeared soon after this period, it was revived in 1976. They are popular as “Noto” souvenirs because the more they are used the more they develop a tasteful, worn look. A range of everyday useful pottery is available in the store such as beer cups, teacups and vases.

    土が鉄分を含むため珠洲の陶器は黒みを帯びています。どことなく朴訥とした優しい雰囲気の焼き物が多い中、デザイン次第でシックな都会的な作品も時々出会えます。珠洲焼は東京のおしゃれなショップにもさりげなく置かれていたりします。こちらの珠洲焼会館では白身のカルパッチョが映えそうな深い黒のお皿に出会えました。

  • Takazawa Candle Store
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Pref. Nanaoshi Ipponsugimachi 11 Ichusugi Shopping District
    This is a long-established and rare traditional handicraft “Nanao Wa Rousoku” candle store founded in 1892 located in Ishikawa Prefecture. These handmade candles with wicks that are made from Japanese paper and made with natural and plant based material, have the characteristic of producing little smoke and a flame that doesn’t go out easily. The flickering and swaying of the big flames look and feel warm and creates a relaxing atmosphere. The store has various types of candles from colored to uniquely shaped ones. The store also offers incense, (Buddhist) rosaries and Buddhist alter goods. The nearest station is Nanao Station.
  • Torii Shoyu Soy Sauce Shop
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Pref. Nanaoshi Ipponsugimachi 29
    This is a small soy sauce shop founded in 1926 in Nanao City, Ishikawa Prefecture. The building built in the Meiji era is registered as a National Registered Tangible Cultural Property. The products displayed in the store enhancing the old furniture and tools are “wooden barrel natural-made” soy sauce and miso which have been brewed additive-free. The homemade soy sauce has been passed down by the women for generations. This technique of making soy sauce with love and care creates a gentle taste and is loved by men and woman of all ages.
  • Noto Wine
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    4.0
    26 Reviews
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Pref. Housugunanamizumachi Asahigaoka R 5-1
    This winery was established in 2004, in Anamizu Town, Hosu County, Ishikawa Prefecture. It has created numerous award-winning wines. The winery uses grapes and Muscat cultivated in earth that is rich in minerals from oyster shells, which arrive here from the Anamizu Bay. The winery produces its wine with a natural fermentation process, in which no heat treatment is used. Customers can purchase the famous wines at the Noto Wine shop. It is also possible to taste them. Tours of the winery are free of charge. (Weekends and national holidays require a prior reservation.)

    世界農業遺産に指定された能登半島で最初に出来たワイナリーだそうです。日本海を見下ろす丘の上は風の通り道となるため葡萄の栽培には適していてフランスの葡萄畑と共通の低木の木々が整然と並んでいます。ワイナリーはそれほど大きくはありませんが、見学コースがあり親切に案内してくれました。8種類のワインの試飲もお薦めです。

  • Malga Gelato Noto Main Shop
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    4.5
    17 Reviews
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Pref. Housugunnotochou Mizuho 163-1
    Located in Mizuho, Noto Town, Hosu County, this shop specializes in gelato. The 100% local raw milk gelatos here are born through fine control of the mixture rates and aroma of the ingredients. The crafter of these gelatos, Mr. Taizo Shibano, is a gelato professional who has many achievements in international gelato contests.

    能登空港から山道を入って行きます。途中で本当にこの道であっているのか不安になる程道が狭く成ります。 約40分ほどで到着しますが、すごいところに出店したものだと感心します。 肝心のジェラートですが、ブルーベリー味とメロン味を頂きました。1スプーンだけ味見でつけてくれるのが嬉しいです。 とても美味しく頂きました。友人の食べたピスタチオが個人的には美味しかったです。 わざわざ行く価値は十分にあります。

  • Patisserie Sucreglace
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Pref. Suzushi Idamachi 10 -1
    Patisserie Sucreglace is a cake shop located on National Route 249 in Iida Town, Suzu City. Besides handmade cakes, the store also sells baked confectionery. Popular products include sandwiched Noto Dainagon cake and Dainagon-yaki cake, which are made using the Noto variety of large-grained adzuki bean, as well as “Suzu Salt Madeleines,” made using salt produced in the Suzu region; these items are frequently bought to take home as souvenir gifts.
  • Nanao Fisherman’s Wharf Noto Shokusai Market
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Pref. Nanaoshi Fuchumachi Outside 13-1
    With a rich selection of famous Noto products and fresh sea products you can only get from a peninsula, the Nanao Fisherman’s Wharf Noto Shokusai Market is highly regarded, featuring an eat-in section where seafood laid out on the counter is turned into sashimi or beach-grill that you can eat right there. Freshly caught items and dried fish or delicacies made by fisherman are all rather popular. About 18 minutes by car from Tatsuruhama Interchange on the Noto-satoyama Kaido.
  • Muine
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Pref. Suzushi Shouinmachi Kouji R 5-1
    A Noto-based Vietnamese confectionary shop. A Japanese-Vietnamese husband and wife are the shop's patissiers. Inside, the shop's showcases are filled with Western-style confectionaries created by the Japanese husband and Vietnamese-style confectionaries created by the Vietnamese wife. One of the most popular Western-style confections is the shop's moist baumkuchen. Particularly popular Vietnamese-style sweets include the mooncakes and the durian manju steamed buns. The shop also sells spices and seasonings for use in Vietnamese cooking. Another popular sweet sold by the shop is a collaboration combining a baumkuchen with a showy, flower-shaped Vietnamese jelly in the hole in the center.
  • Sucre Plage
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    5.0
    2 Reviews
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Pref. Hakuigunshikamachi Takahamachou NO-81-7
    A stylish cake shop. The shop's cases are filled with all manner of cute and colorful cakes. In addition to a signature Mont Blanc cake made with Japanese and French chestnuts, the shop offers a wide selection of special cakes made with seasonal fruits. The shop also creates many cakes and other tasty foods made with local Noto ingredients, such as cakes made with Kanazawa Hyakkamitsu honey, galettes made with Noto salt, and a cake made with Noto Dainagon adzuki beans.

    どうしてこんなレベルの高いケーキ屋さんがここに!?という位すばらしいクオリティです。この為だけにこの町に行く価値が十分あります。店員さんも皆さん親切!近所にほしいケーキ屋さんです。どのケーキの美味しさも忘れることができません・・・オススメ!!

  • Miso Manju Honpo Takeuchi (Wakura Shop)
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Pref. Nanaoshi Sohamamachi 3-27-15
    "A shop operated by Miso Manju Honpo Takeuchi located in Tatsuruhama-machi, Nanao City. The shop's simple miso manju steamed buns consist of homemade an pasted created with select, Hokkaido-grown white kidney beans in a miso-flavored dough. A renowned Noto area favorite, the light, not-too-sweet flavor is popular with men as well as women. The shop takes pride in the fact that you can never tire of this flavor no matter how many of its buns you eat. The shop sells other sweets, as well, like the ""Fukkura,"" a soft puff pastry filled with a moderately sweet cream; and the bite sized ""Jojomochi"" rice cakes filled with a sesame seed sauce."

    竹内のみそ饅頭で有名な、みそ饅頭のお店です。和倉店はこじんまりしていますが、お土産を買うのに十分です。甘くて辛いみそ饅頭は絶妙に美味しいです。

  • Natsume-no-Mise Konishi
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Pref. Wajimashi Kawaimachi 2-12-2
    "A Wajima lacquerware shop which has been operating in Wajima for more than 10 generations. The shop carries a wide selection of reasonably priced goods like morning market mementos, decorative key chains, and other accessories perfect for taking home as a souvenir. Customers can also buy traditional Wajima lacquerware crafts. Particularly popular are Natsume's ""wish-granting"" and ""youth-restoring"" chopsticks. The shop also provides free name engraving on the chopsticks, and they make great gifts. A direct connection bus operates from JR Kanazawa Station and Wakura-Onsen Station."
  • Namakoya
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Pref. Nanaoshi Ishizakimachikashima 1-22
    A sea cucumber specialty shop located in Ishizaki-machi. The shop stocks delicacies to delight connoisseurs such as konowata salted sea cucumber entrails and kuchiko salted ovaries. The shop's popular kinko, sea cucumber that has been boiled and dried, is tenderer than fresh sea cucumber. The shop also sells other seafood products like shiokara salted and fermented seafood paste as well as items like soap made with sea cucumber extract. The shop's preserved sea cucumber key chains make great gifts and mementos.
  • Eisendo
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Pref. Wajimashi Kawaimachi 15-13
    "A senbei rice cracker shop which is the official senbei provider to the Soji-ji Temple Daihonzan (Head temple), an ancient temple in Wajima. The shop has operated a stall in the Wajima Morning Market for over half a century. The shop's products are popular not only with locals but tourists as well. The shop's senbei are made with ""ingredients needed by your body"" which Japanese people have eaten since ancient times, baked as-is without additives into tasty rice crackers. The shop's crisp and slightly sweet ""Asaichi Senbei Kanmi,"" one of the most popular products sold in the market, are made with potato starch as the main ingredient and are thus also known as ""jagaimo"" (potato) senbei. In addition to old fashioned Wajima-style shio (salt) senbei, the shop's ""Ishiru Senbei,"" made with traditional Noto ishiru fish sauce, are also recommended. (Address listed is for factory. Wajima Morning Market address: 150-3-48 Futegawa-machi Ishida, Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture.)"
  • Shirai Nanao Shop
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Nanao-shi Ipponsugimachi 100
    This kombu kelp and marine products shop has been in business for over 80 years. Situated on Nanao’s historic Ipponsugi Street, the shop retains an old-fashioned, nostalgic atmosphere. The shop’s displays are filled with kombumaki seaweed rolls, amedaki candied herring, kombumame beans and kelp, and hand-shaved kombu kelp strips. On the second floor, there’s a museum area displaying items connected to kombu as well as old-fashioned tools and curios collected by the owner.
  • Confectionery Kagetsu Ipponsugi Main Shop
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Nanao-shi Ipponsugimachi 45
    This venerable confectionery was established in 1896. They use the Nanao’s clear spring water pumped from deep underground in elegant Japanese sweets created with skill and style built over decades. Their products are all fantastic, and include Sodegahama, which were requested by the imperial household on Imperial visits to the area in 1916, 1958, and 1996. They also offer online workshop tours, and handmade Japanese treat activities.
  • Umeya Tsunegoro Main Shop
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Nanao-shi Sakujimachi 1
    A history-leaden confectionary shop which was established in 1915. Particularly recommended are the Kokuto Manju brown sugar buns, and the Daizu Ame soybean candies, a beloved confection in the Noto-Nanao area which has even been presented to the emperor. Customers also appreciate a space the shop provides where you can enjoy a cup of tea and a Japanese-style confection along with a view of the shop’s courtyard. In addition to products available year round, the shop also offers an abundant variety of seasonal confections, high grade jonamagashi fresh confections, and confections for giving as gifts.

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Long, thin Ishikawa prefecture runs along the Sea of Japan up into Noto Peninsula. Highlights of the seaside towns lining the west coast include Kanazawa, often described as a "Little Kyoto" thanks to its old wooden tea houses and geisha culture as well as its picturesque Japanese garden, Kenroku-en.

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