Shopping Spots in Wakasa Area

  • Wakasa Fisherman’s Wharf
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukui Obama-shi 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.
  • 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!

  • Chopsticks Furusato WAKASA
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    4.0
    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。

  • 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。

  • Inoue Kouyouan
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Obama-shi Minamigawa Cho 9-17
    A Japanese confectioner in Minamigawa-cho, Obama City. Their hand-made treats are made with carefully chosen local Obama ingredients including chilled Kumagawa kudzu and water from Uriwari Falls. Treats for sale include three varieties of Kudzu yokan-jelly and a dumpling with dough made from roasted rice flour wrapped around a deluxe red bean paste. It the attached tea deinking area you can enjoy a cup of matcha green tea with your sweets.

    和菓子屋さんですが喫茶スペースがあり、和菓子以外もいただけるようです。和菓子は種類が多くて選ぶのを迷ってしまいます。私がいつも購入するのは栗の入った上品な甘さの「きんつば」と栗が丸々一個入った蕎麦饅頭「八百姫千代寿」で私のお気に入りです。和菓子ばかりでなく、日持ちもする焼き洋菓子もあります。商品によって購入注文してから少々時間がかかるものもあり、茶菓子の接待(無料)をいただけることもあります。

  • Sunnymart Oi Store
    Shopping
    Fukui Oi-gun Oicho Narumi 1-16-1
  • Shihojyu Nishizu Shop
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Obama-shi Unpin 1-8
    A Japanese and western-style confectioner located along National Route 162 in Unpin 1-Chome, Obama City. They sell Japanese sweets and western confections including manju buns filled with their own homemade red bean jam. The chilled Kudzu Manju buns they offer in the summer and Decchi-Youkan (sweet red bean jelly) they sell in the winter have both become well known. They also operate a cafe.
  • Kagimago Tsudamagobei Umashikuni Obama Store
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukui Obama-shi Obamatamamae 69-6
    A shop located on Kaigan-dori Street in Obamatamamae, Obama City that specializes in Sasazuke, or bamboo leaf pickling. They produce carefully made additive free Kodai-no-Sasazuke from domestic ingredients. Fresh sea bream caught that morning is seasoned with ingredients including salt, vinegar, and mirin and then packed with kelp in a cedar barrel. They also sell a variety of other processed goods made with local Wakasa seafood including Wakasa-Guji, high quality tilefish pickled in miso, and mackerel pickled in rice-bran paste, a traditional meal along the Saba Kaido Road.
  • Wakasa-Obama Marukai Obama Main Store
    Shopping
    Fukui Obama-shi Otecho 9-21
    A shop selling processed marine goods located along National Route 162 in Ote-cho, Obama City. Their processed goods are primarily made with local Wakasa seafood and include the Wakasa specialty Kodai Sasazuke made by pickling sea bream with salt and vinegar in a small cask. Their products also include Uni-Hishio fish sauce paste made with sea urchin, salted dried seasonal fishes, and mackerel pickled in rice-bran paste.
  • Town Station PurattoHome Takahama
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukui Oi-gun Takahamacho Miyazaki 77-1-8
    A community center attached to Wakasa Takahama Station in Miyazaki, Takahama Town, Ohi County. Along with a shop that sells fresh local vegetables and processed products of farm produce and seafood there's also a multipurpose room, community kitchen, event space, and izakaya pub. The shop also sells the local specialty Tochu Tea and over ten different flavors of handmade Takahama Tabegoro Gelato. You can also rent bicycles.
  • SunnyMart Minami Store
    Shopping
    Fukui Oi-gun Takahamacho Miyazaki 86-5-1
    A supermarket located in front of Wakasa Takahama Station along National Route 27 in Miyazaki, Takahama Town, Ohi County. They offer a wide variety of products focusing on freshness and taste including a selection of seasonal Wakasa seafood that could rival an aquarium, fruit, and fruit plates. They also sell freshly made side dishes including the popular Wakasa Grilled Mackerel. During the summer barbeque season they also offer grilled meats and seafood.
  • Genroku Mochi Hompo
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Oi-gun Takahamacho Sanmei 2-56
    A Japanese confectioner located along Prefectural Route 236 in Sanmei, Takahama Town, Ohi County. This long-standing shop first opened in 1924 and is known for their famous Genroku-Mochi rice dumplings. It's a simple treat made by wrapping smooth red-bean paste in soft mochi rice cake and is offered in three flavors, plain, mugwort, and cinnamon.
  • Kutsuki Ya Store
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    4.0
    10 Reviews
    Shopping
    Fukui Obama-shi Obamahiromine 39

    小浜市にある「朽木屋」に訪問しました。 少し薄暗い商店街を入っていくと、お店があらわれます。 名物は、さばの浜焼きです。時間がたって、暖かくはなかったですが、身も分厚く、美味しかったです。

  • Genji
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    4.0
    7 Reviews
    Shopping
    Fukui Pref. Oiguntakahamachou Miyazaki 63-24-1

    夕飯を採りに入ったお店。 天婦羅定食1,500をオーダーした。 ごはん、天ぷら(海老が3本ほか)、茶わん蒸し、刺し盛り、付だし、ごはん、味噌汁の内容。 天婦羅の衣は天かすが沢山あって不思議な外観。海老と刺し盛りは美味しかった。 店内は全席テーブル席で、禁煙じゃないのがとても残念。 駐車場は店舗前に5、6台

  • Nakamura Store
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    5.0
    3 Reviews
    Shopping
    Fukui Obama-shi Mizutori 1-5-6

    ご主人は大親切です。浜焼鯖は 最高です、美味しいですね。The best yaki Saba I have ever eaten. The shop owner and his wife are very friendly and kind. Loved the place.

  • Iseya
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    4.5
    19 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Obama-shi Ichibancho 1-6

    This sweets shop was super cute. There’s so much variety! While most of the goods wouldn’t keep long enough to bring back to your home country, you can buy some to try yourself! They also have a...

  • SUPERCENTERPLANT2-Kami Nakamise
    Shopping
    Fukui Mikatakaminakagun-gun Wakasacho Wakibukuro 11-12-1
  • Zenshiro
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    3.5
    2 Reviews
    Shopping
    Fukui Pref. Mikatakaminakagunwakasachou Ichiba 21-9-1

    上中駅近くにある仕出し屋のレストランです。出張時の昼食で利用しました。店内のキャパは広くなく昼食時でも予約は必須です。駐車場は店横と斜め前のタクシー会社の前にあります。チキン南蛮BIG定食を頂きました。ボリュームがあり美味しかったです。次回は同僚が食べていた“激旨 もも鶏定食”を頂きたいと思います。

  • Gadempakugokono Sta.
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    3.5
    7 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukui Pref. Mikatagunmihamachou Kugushi 72-1

    パンフレットで見た話題のソフトクリームと蕎麦をたべた。これを目当てにわざわざ食べに来るほどではなかったが、飲食店の少ない場所のちょうど良いところにある。値段は観光地ならこんなものかな。

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