Shopping Spots in Fukui Area

  • Wakasa Fisherman's Wharf
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukui Pref. Obamashi Kawasaki 1-3-2
    A popular attraction at this facility, where you can sightsee, shop and eat to enjoy your fill of the appeal of Wakasa is its 50-minute cruises on which you can enjoy the dynamic scenery created by the crashing waves of the Sea of Japan. Sotomo Cruising boats depart eight times daily from March to November (no 9am cruise in March and no last cruise from 19th to the end of November). The 1st floor houses shops selling a wide range of Wakasa specialties and the 2nd floor a restaurant offering plentiful seasonal seafood.
  • Prism Fukui
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    3.5
    70 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukui Pref. Fukuishi Chuou 1-1-25
    Prism Fukui—the shopping center of JR Fukui Station—is a shopping center that features places to eat or drink, drug stores, relaxation centers and even Fukui souvenirs. There are several stores selling Echizen crab or seafood products, famous candy, and even local spirits. It also features good access to highway buses and Echizen Railway.

    Shops, mostly selling Fukui souvenir snacks/food, a good cafe (Colorado), and some restaurants, and a supermarket, inside Fukui station. Theres a small shop that sells Fukui and Japanese style...

  • Wakasa Obama Fish Center
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    3.5
    10 Reviews
    Shopping
    Fukui Pref. Obamashi Kawasaki 2-5-1
    This center is a seafood market housing 11 fish shops, most of which are intermediate wholesalers, selling freshly-caught fish from local fishing ports and dried and processed marine products. It is also popular for its charcoal brazier area in a corner of the car park where you can cook the fish or dried products that you bought at the center. The best time to visit is the morning.

    Nice to see the seasonal seafood, with a lot of varieties. You can mail them to friends and family in Japan. Go when the market opens at 8 am to experience what it really is!

  • Nihonkai Sakanamachi Seafood Market
    Shopping
    Fukui Pref. Tsurugashi Wakabachou 1-1531
    Located in Wakaba Town, Tsuruga City, Fukui Prefecture, this is the largest seafood market selling products from the Sea of Japan, and is host to 70 establishments like seafood shops and restaurants. Among the market stalls you’ll hear the energetic voices of the market vendors trying to sell their wares and you’ll see a wide variety of seafood delicacies on all of the stalls trucked in directly from Tsuruga Port such as fresh seafood, processed foods, and the local specialty, kombu seaweed. The seafood rice bowls, popular with tourists, are topped with a whole variety of different foods and all at a good price. Each bowl comes packed with a huge amount of seafood such as tuna, sea bream, shrimp, salmon roe and salmon, etc. The market officially opens at 10 a.m. but apart from the restaurants most stalls start trading from 8:30 a.m. onwards.
  • Chopsticks Furusato WAKASA
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    20 Reviews
    Shopping
    Fukui Obama-shi Fukutani 8-1-3
    A shop selling and displaying chopsticks located along National Route 162 in Fukutani, Obama City. On display and for sale are about 3,000 different styles of chopsticks including the local Obama specialty Wakasa Lacquered Chopsticks, which boast over 80% domestic market share for lacquered chopsticks. There's also an area where you can try polishing Wakasa Lacquered Chopsticks. Every year on August 4th, Chopsticks Day, they hold special events including chopstick memorial services and half price sales.

    This shop is located a few meters away from the sea. The world’s largest pair of chopsticks is located here. And, you can make your own chopsticks as souvenirs. This is a great place to visit, and to...

  • Seiwa Chopsticks
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    3.5
    14 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukui Pref. Obamashi Ryuzen 6-2
    This shop, which specializes in Wakasa lacquered chopsticks, manufactures and sells Wakasa lacquered chopsticks carefully crafted by artisans as well as hexagonal chopsticks that fit children’s hands. Each beautiful pair is carefully studded with egg or sea shells and painted with dozens of layers of coloured lacquer, but remains easy to use. Personalised chopsticks such as for couples are also available.

    外にある百円、二百円をカゴに入れて自分でとっていく箸の販売。見ていたら店員が近くに来てジロジロ。万引きでもするのかと警戒、気分が悪い。それならこんな売り方をして欲しくない。レジがある店内に入れておいたらどうでしょうか。おすすめを聞いても好きなのを選んだら、です。せっかく旅行で立ち寄ったのにつまらない。

  • Meat & Delica Sasaki
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    4.5
    9 Reviews
    Shopping
    Fukui Sabae-shi Honmachi 3-1-5
    A butcher's shop located along National Route 417 in Honmachi 3-Chome, Sabae City. They sell high quality meats carefully selected from all over Japan and also handle commercial meats for wholesale to restaurants and yakiniku barbecue restaurants. They also sell additive-free bento lunches and side dishes made with top quality domestic meat and handpicked domestic ingredients. Popular choices are their daily-changing 500-yen bento lunch, their local street food gourmet Sabae-Dog, and their homemade croquettes made with Hokkaido Irish Cobbler potatoes.

    ソースカツ丼が有名な福井県で、お箸に刺して食べ歩きできるようにしたソースカツ丼がこちらのサバエドッグ! 福井県産コシヒカリと国産豚肉の薄切りを巻き付けて揚げてあります。 出張先で、クライアントが昼食を買いに行ったついでに買ってきてくれました。 念願のサバエドッグ、味付けもいろいろあるようで、僕は、鯖江市にある山あいの町・河和田地区に伝わる、ゆず、唐辛子などを使った伝統的な調味料『山うに』をトッピン...

  • Uotake
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    3.0
    10 Reviews
    Shopping
    Fukui Pref. Nyugunechizenchou Kuriya 17-83
    Natural hot springs each of which is along the ocean for an impeccable view, and a separate highly-praised restaurant “Uotake” which uses the finest sea ingredients. Accessible enough for day trips, allowing you to taste the fresh bounty of the Sea of Japan at a reasonable price. They have plentiful dishes, from set meals to don bowls, crab cuisine, sashimi, and a la carte items. It’s great for a pit stop during a drive, too.

    毎年家族旅行で土日に泊まっていたからでしょうか、たまたま平日に家族で泊まりに行きました。 仲居さんはご年配の女性が一人で接客しておりました。フレンドリーを履き違えた、図々しい物言いの方で、父はエレベーター内でいい体だとあちこち触られ、しまいには抱きつかれていました。 私は枕が変わると寝れないので、持参した枕を抱いていたら、『そんなもの抱かないで、赤ちゃんでも産んで抱っこしなさい』と言われ大変不快で...

  • Takedatei
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    4.0
    6 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukui Sakai-shi Mikunicho Anto 64-1-66
    A souvenir shop and restaurant in Anto, Mikuni-cho, Sakai City. Here you'll find local Fukui sake and beer as well as famous local sweets, souvenirs, and pickled goods from Umemiya Tatsuo Tukemono Hompo. In the restaurant they serve set meals, seafood rice bowls, and noodle dishes made with local seafood. A specialty of the shop is high quality Junmai Ginjo Sake delivered directly from the brewery and sold by volume.

    観光地の東尋坊から歩いて行けます。東尋坊は国指定名勝で天然記念物です。その東尋坊の商店街の中にあります。越前そばやいか焼きなども売っていました。

  • Ishidaya
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
    Shopping
    Fukui Yoshida-gun Eiheijicho Matsuoka Kasuga 1-38
    A sake store in Matsuokakasuga 1-Chome, Eiheiji Town, Yoshida County. Here you can find well known sake made by Kokuryu Sake Brewery who own the attached storeroom and shop including Kokuryu (Black Dragon) Sake and Kuzuryu (Nine-headed Dragon) Sake. They also offer special seasonal limited sakes.

    買う気満々で訪れましたが日曜日は休業、何ということでしょう。黒龍の「火いら寿」を料飲店で頼んだら一合3,000円見当、4合瓶が5,000円で買えるなら買うしかないと思っていたのにまったく残念です。折しも勝山左義長開催日、営業しなきゃいかんでしょう?

  • Habutaemochi no Furusato
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    4.0
    27 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Pref. Yoshidaguneiheijichou Matsuokayoshino 35-21-1
    With over 300 years of history, “habutaemochi” is a famous sweet of Fukui, and you see how it is still made at the Habutaemochi no Furusato. They offer you warm tea inside, and you can try 11 varieties of habutaemochi with your tea. The wholesaler sells not only habutaemochi, but also local specialty goods and crafts.

    福井名物羽二重餅を作っているマエダセイカのお店。所謂、羽二重餅の専門店のようなもので、種類の多さには圧倒されます。どのお餅を買えばいいか迷ってしまいますね...

  • Itojunwado Main Store
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    4.0
    18 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Ono-shi Motomachi 9-21
    A confectioner located along Shichiken-dori Street in Motomachi, Ono City. This long-standing shop was founded over 100 years ago and is known for their famous Imo-Kintsuba treat. It's only sold for a limited time starting every year in September and many people come even from other prefectures in search of the sweet flavor of local Ono grown sweet potatoes.

    いもきんつばを焼いているのが外からも見えます。 何と言っても、良い香りにそそられます! 焼きたてを買えるので、店内でアツアツのうちにいただきました。 とっても美味しかったです!

  • Europain Kimuraya
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    4.0
    14 Reviews
    Shopping
    Fukui Sabae-shi Asahimachi 2-3-20
    A bakery located along National Route 417 in Asahi-machi 2-Chome, Sabae City. This long-standing shop first opened in 1927 and is known to have been the shop to bring Anpan red-bean paste buns to Sabae. Amongst their a variety of breads their Daifuku Anpan, made by wrapping brioche dough around a daifuku rice cake, has been a beloved specialty for over 30 years ever since it was first invented by the second-generation owner.

    大福あんぱんがとてつもなくうまい。あんぱんの生地はしっとりしていて大福にあう。大福も薄皮であんぱんにあう夢のコラボレーション。

  • Umenosato Kaikan
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    3.0
    3 Reviews
    Shopping
    Fukui Pref. Mikatakaminakagunwakasachou Narude 17-4-1
    At the Umenosato Kaikan, they perform all the operations up to shipping the product, from pickling plums to airing them. The sales corner, where they offer umeboshi, as well as a rich variety of other processed products, is popular. And at the “Plum picking field”, they sell freshly harvested green plums from mid to late June.

    梅街道沿いにある、梅の販売店。お茶、お菓子など梅に関する品物が売っています。無料の梅茶が美味しくて、購入しました。

  • Habutae-Mochi Sohonpo Matsuoka-ken Main Store
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    3.5
    11 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Fukui-shi Chuo 3-5-19
    A long-standing Japanese confectioner that's been open for over 100 years. It's claimed to be the birthplace of Fukui's famous Habutaemochi rice dumpling. This famous shop, beloved to the locals, has also made an appearance in the famous manga, Chihayafuru. Here at the main store they also sell other treats including Habutaemochi filled Monaka wafer cakes and Dorayaki, pancaked stuffed with red bean paste. During the summer they also sell Japanese-style shaved ice with Habutaemochi stuck in it. While in the winter they sell the special Ichimai Nagashi Mizuyokan red bean jelly, which in Fukui is synonymous with the season.

    今回、本店ではなく、福井駅プリズム店を利用しました。お店の方曰く、元祖羽二重餅だそうです。個別パックに二枚の羽二重餅が入ったものをお土産に買いました。ただ、無添加で、日持ちがしないのが欠点。沢山買って後日、が出来ないのが残念です。

  • Sachiya
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    3.5
    10 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Pref. Yoshidaguneiheijichou Kyouzen 41-53-1
    A gift shop and restaurant where you can enjoy creative tofu dishes, Sachiya is situated on a small hill, offering you a wide view of nature and the mountains surrounding Eiheiji Temple while you enjoy your meal. They offer healthy meals, with morning-squeezed soy milk, freshly-made tofu, sesame tofu, and in-season vegetables. The restaurant’s tofu, sides, and stock are available for purchase at the shop.

    店内は新しく、綺麗です。 豆腐づくしの5000円のコースを頂きました。 豆腐を色々な形で楽しませてくれようとする気持ちは伝わるのですが、あともうちょっとで美味しくなるだろう、残念な結果に終わっているお品も…。 お子様プレートも頼みましたが、こども向けのはずなのにドレッシングがかなり生姜が効いて、見た目も地味な色合いで少し残念。 全体的に値段と内容のバランスが取れていないと感じました。

  • Echizen Bamboo Doll Village
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukui Pref. Sakaishi Maruokachoukamikumeda 63-1
    Home to the Takeningyo Workshop—the only shop in Japan that processes from bamboo splitting to assembly—the Echizen Bamboo Doll Village displays exquisite works made by bamboo artisans in the Takeningyo Display Hall, and offers up many Echizen bamboo puppets and fine bamboo products for sale. They also sell Hokuriku crafts, and popular Fukui souvenirs and local sake.
  • Asano Kougetsudo
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    4.5
    7 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Awara-shi Onsen 4-916
    A Japanese confectioner in Onsen 4-Chome, Awara City. Their famous Matsu-no-Tsuyu treat, which has been served to the royal family, is made with egg whites, sugar, and ground coffee and resembles the Shoro species of mushroom. Their Kougetsudo custard pudding, made with local egg yolks, is also popular.

    永年親しまれているあわら温泉を代表する銘菓。 サクサクで口の中に入るとさっと溶けるような食感で、お茶うけにはもってこい。

  • Nishisaka
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    4.5
    6 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Sakai-shi Mikunicho Kitahonmachi 4-2-14
    A Japanese confectioner in Kitahonmachi 4-Chome, Mikuni-cho, Sakai City. They're famous for their Sake-Manjuu treat whose recipe came from a boatman on the Kitamaebune shipping route which crossed the Sea of Japan during the Edo and early Meiji periods. The Sake-Manjuu is still made with the same classic techniques and delivers a harmonious blend of bean paste and the taste of sake. Also popular is their Nama-Dorayaki which comes in a variety of flavors including green tea and cream cheese.

    位于三国町的老街。是三国传统甜点[酒馒头]的三家老字号之一。红豆内馅,带有淡淡的酒香,据说是江户时代来来往往的水手们传授的。每家老店的都在馒头烙上不一样的字,这家烙的是”長”字。

  • Yamato Kanrindo
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    4.5
    5 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Sakai-shi Mikunicho Kitahonmachi 4-4-52
    A Japanese confectioner in Kitahonmachi 4-Chome, Mikun-cho, Sakai City. Their specialty Uguisu-mochi has over 200 years of history and is made with local mochi-rice, red beans, and soybeans as well as a special sugar that was first brought to the Mikuni Minatomachi port area via trading ships. They also sell a variety of other sweets including castella cake and sweets made with homemade red-bean paste.

    蒸し羊羹がとても美味しいです。 お店の方には鴬餅を勧められたので、鴬餅を購入。 小さめなのでペロリです。 お上品な味でした。

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Northeast of Kyoto, the ancient Tojinbo Cliffs separate Fukui prefecture from the Sea of Japan in a stretch of land well worth exploring. Water sports and seaside delicacies are available in abundance as the spectacular rugged coastline flattens down into beaches to the west of the prefecture, while inland, Fukui is home to Zen Buddhist temples and historic ruins.

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