Shopping Spots in Fukui Area

  • Wakasa Fisherman’s Wharf
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    3.5
    93 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukui Obama-shi Kawasaki 1-3-2
    At this market complex, you can enjoy seeing, buying, and eating the charms of Wakasa. The complex offers a popular 60-minute boat cruise which enables riders to take in the local dynamic scenery formed by the stormy waters of the Sea of Japan. The Sotomo Cruising boat ride operates from March to November and is offered four times a day to general customers and also runs up to four times a day for private groups (when reservations have been made). The first floor of the complex is a souvenir store carrying famous products from Wakasa. The second floor is a restaurant serving an abundance of seasonal ocean delicacies.

    Apart from gifts, the restaurant at the ground floor(self service) offers great food at a very good price. The sushi and sashimi are very fresh. Miso soup and tea are complimentary. There is a small...

  • Prism Fukui
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    3.5
    73 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...

  • 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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    4.0
    19 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。

  • 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!

  • Seibu Fukui
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    3.0
    3 Reviews
    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.

    東京に住んでいた時は西武デパートによく買い物をしたもの、ここに有るんだと懐かしく感じてしまいました。バブルのころは、贈り物の紙袋は西武でなければという時代も有りました。内部そのものは普通のどこにでもあるような代わり映えのしないデパートです。

  • Takedatei
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    4.0
    7 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.

    東尋坊のメインストリート沿いに建つ、海鮮料理+スイーツのレストラン 今回はランチで利用、イカ焼き、カニ蕎麦、たこ焼き等など頂きました。 リーズナブルな価格設定で、オーダーから料理が出るまでも早く、味はそこそこです。

  • 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!

  • 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...

  • 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.
  • Kitamaebune no Kawamoto Fukui Bussankan
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukui Pref. Fukuishi Genshoujimachou 7-13-1
    This local specialty products store carries an abundance of Fukui's most famous goods, including Kitamaebune no Kawamoto's kombu (kelp) products, and homemade yakisaba (grilled mackerel) sushi. A popular destination, the store also has a space where you can watch how Fukui delicacies are made and even try making some yourself. Of particular note, this is the only place you can watch a live demonstration of the process involved in making tesuki oboro kombu (handmade shredded kelp), a rare traditional technique dating back 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。

  • Sunnymart Oi Store
    Shopping
    Fukui Oi-gun Oicho Narumi 1-16-1
  • 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
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    3.0
    11 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.

    17年前ほどから何年もに渡り毎年越前カニ解禁になった時に伺っていました。結婚してから遠のき、ここ数年の間に2、3回伺いました。 率直な感想は、昔の料理の方がよかった。昔はいつも大満足な料理で帰宅していましたが、今は高いけど、量も質もさほどでない。 受付のオーナー?女将さん?は昔から愛想はないです。 しかし最後に訪れた際は、若旦那?が最初に顔をだし無愛想。奥へ入り、『誰かきたぞー』の一言。 ビックリ...

  • Tentatu
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    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.
  • 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。

  • Umenosato Kaikan
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    3.5
    2 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.

    梅の加工商品が豊富に取り揃えられています。特に福井梅の梅干しは、漬け込みから土用干しなどすべて手作業で行っているそうです。また、梅ワインや梅ドリンク、梅のドライフルーツなどここでしか販売していないと思われる珍しい商品もあります。

  • 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。

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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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