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Shopping Spots in Fukui Area

  • 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.
  • Village of Gomadofu Dansuke
    Shopping
    Fukui Pref. Yoshidaguneiheijichou Aratani 24-7-1
    Dansuke is a long-established gomadofu (crushed sesame seeds boiled in water and chilled like tofu) maker, founded in 1888, which is located on National Route 364 in Aratani, Eiheiji Town, Yoshida County. Packs of Nama Gomadofu (raw gomadofu, which is not reheated after packaged) can be purchased at the firm’s direct-outlet store. The café adjacent to the workshop where the gomadofu is made and stored serves a variety of confectionery products and beverages, including raw gomadofu and brown sugar zenzai (red bean soup) made with gomadofu, etc.
  • Happiring
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukui Pref. Fukuishi Chuou 1-2-1
    Fukui Station West Exit was redeveloped into Happiring, a shopping mall complete with tourist information center, Fukui Products Museum, Fukui City Natural History Museum, and multi-purpose rooms. It also has a drop-in care center for kids from six-month olds to third grade elementary school kids, so you can shop with peace of mind. There are many events held as well. Approximately a minute on foot from JR Fukui Station.
  • Uotake
    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.
  • Seibu Fukui
    Shopping
    Fukui Pref. Fukuishi Chuou 1-8-1
    Offering products that range from food to clothing and even accessories, Seibu Fukui features a spacious interior with lots of brand stores in both the Main Building (B1F-8F) and the Annex (B1F-6F). With lots of events, it keeps you refreshed while shopping. The cafes have items that accept cell phone coupons, so make sure to check in advance.
  • Tentatu
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    4.0
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    Shopping
    Fukui Pref. Fukuishi Junka 2-7-17
    Founded over 200 years ago, Tentatu is famous for its Echizen-style salt sea urchin, powder sea urchin and dried sea urchin. In the Edo period, Tentatu’s Echizen sea urchin was long beloved as a delicacy, and it was used a gift to various local masters in the imperial court or shogunate as preserved rations for military use. It keeps for days at room temperature.

    越前仕立て汐雲丹とは、バフンウニの卵巣に塩を用いて、日持ちのする保存用のウニとして加工されたもので、海鼠腸(このわた)、からすみと並んで、日本の三大珍味に数えられているそうで、福井の代表する珍味で、それを製造している老舗と聞いて、高価でしたがお土産に購入しました。 なんと、33gで5400円でした!(冷汗) 要冷蔵商品でしたので、本店で話を聞き、福井駅内の視点で帰り間際に購入しました。

  • Prism Fukui
    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.
  • Habutaemochi no Furusato
    Shopping
    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.
  • Echizen Bamboo Doll Village
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Shopping
    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.

    竹すみロールやカステラ、で一息つきました。新しく、おしゃれな雰囲気で、お土産コーナーのすみにありました。 甘さもほどほどで、美味しかったです。 クマ笹や竹墨を練りこんでいるとのことで、色も鮮やかで、見た目も楽しめました 普段とはちょっと違ったデザートがよかったです

  • 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。

  • Wakasa Fisherman's Wharf
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    3.5
    82 Reviews
    Shopping
    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.

    Such a great to see the country side of Japan. Obama is a closest ocean town from Kyoto. Japan sea has lots of great fish, so you can buy lots of great fish at this fish market, or just eat lots of...

  • Wakasa Obama Fish Center
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    3.0
    3 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.

    10軒程の魚屋さんがコジンマリとまとまった感じです。名物のサバの丸焼き(結構高い。1000えんこえていた)など、ありました。 七厘で即、焼いて食べる事も可能です。

  • Seiwa Chopsticks
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    4.0
    13 Reviews
    Shopping
    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.

    夕方店が閉まる少し前に行ったので研磨体験もせず、社長のお姿も見えなかった。店内は広くゆったりして訪れる人も少なかった。さまざまな箸がありどれを選んで良いのか目移りしそう。女性スタッフの対応はとても親切。場所がちょっと分かりにくい。東小浜駅から少し離れているが、カーナビのおかげで無事着くことができた。

  • Castle Town Bakery Panaderia
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
    Shopping
    Fukui Pref. Onoshi Motomachi 5-23
    Opened in 2013, this is a popular bakery that always offers 50-60 types of bread and pastries, changing its wares according to the season. There is a place where you can eat in—it’s nice to be able to eat the bread you’ve bought straight away. The cream bun generously filled with home-made custard is recommended.

    七間通りにある地元人気のパン屋さんです。イートインスペースもあります。食べ歩きクーポンでクリームパンをいただきました。

  • Kitamaebune no Kawamoto Fukui Bussankan
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
    Shopping
    Fukui Pref. Fukuishi Genshoujimachou 7-13-1
    This facility has a wealth of Fukui specialities including Kitamaebune no Kawamoto’s konbu (kelp) products and home-made grilled mackerel sushi. It is a popular location which also has restaurants where you can enjoy the tastes of Fukui as well as areas where you can try making sushi and take a tour of the sushi-making facilities. In particular, this is the only place you can see the precious traditional skill of hand-shaving oboro konbu with its history of 400 years.

    旧福井北インターのところに福井物産館があります。1階には、カワモトの昆布製品、焼き鯖などが販売されており、その2階にお食事処があり、お客様訪問の帰りに立ち寄りました。福井名物「おろしそば」と「自家製焼き鯖料理」を頂くことができます。今回は、最初なので、おろしそばとソースかつ丼のセットを頂きました。至って普通ですので、お蕎麦を食べたいのなら、近くにある有名なお店に行かれることをお勧めします。

  • Lpa
    Shopping
    Fukui Fukui-shi Owadacho 30-13-1
  • Lawson Fukui Tawaramachi
    Shopping
    Fukui Fukui-shi Tawara 2-19-12
  • Lawson Maruoka Ipponden
    Shopping
    Fukui Sakai Marukacho Ippondenfukusho 23-1-3
  • Lawson Fukui Prefectural O-mae
    Shopping
    Fukui Yoshida-gun Eiheijicho
  • Lawson Tsuruga Akasaki
    Shopping
    Fukui Tsuruga-shi Akasaki 44-11-2

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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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