Shopping Spots in Fukui / Katsuyama / Awara Area

  • 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...

  • Meat & Delica Sasaki
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    4.5
    10 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...

  • 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。

  • Seibu Fukui
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    3.0
    2 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.

    福井駅から徒歩5分程度の所にあります。ロフト、無印良品も入っています。地下は惣菜品もありますがちょっと高めです。

  • 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...

  • Ishidaya
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    4.0
    4 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?

  • 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
    13 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。

  • Habutae-Mochi Sohonpo Matsuoka-ken Main Store
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    3.5
    10 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。

  • 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。

  • 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。

  • Tamago Kobo Egu Egu
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Katsuyama-shi Showamachi 1-7-40 Hata Ya Memorial Hall Yume O- Re Katsuyama
    A confectioner and cafe inside the Yume Ole Katsuyama Textile Factory Memorial Hall located along Prefectural Route 17 in Showa-machi 1-Chome, Katsuyama City. They sell confections including additive-free roll cakes, custard puddings, cream puffs, and baked donuts made with fresh local Okuetsu eggs and milk. In the cafe area there are also garden seats looking out at the fields.

    ドーム型のケーキや恐竜のお菓子なんかがあって可愛いです。古い機業場の中にあり落ち着いた雰囲気の中でお茶を楽しめます。

  • Kitamaebune no Kawamoto Fukui Bussankan
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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。

  • Patisserie Kansendo Main Store
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    3.0
    3 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Fukui-shi Chuo 1-21-24
    A long-standing Japanese confectioner that's been open since the Meiji period. Their specialty is Habutaemochi rice dumplings made with local Fukui prefecture rice. Their treats have been highly regarded at the National Confectionery Exposition and have won multiple prizes. Along with their standard mochi another popular creation is their Arranged Habutaemochi with fills the middle with red bean paste, matcha green tea flavored paste, strawberry, and more. They also offer it sandwiched together with red bean paste between dorayaki pancakes. Here at the main store they don't just sell Habutaemochi but also a variety of seasonal sweets including red-bean mochi, potato yokan jelly, and ayu-mochi decorated to look like a sweetfish.

    羽二重餅がメインの和菓子屋さんです。洋菓子もあり、どれもお手頃価格なので普段使いはもちろん、ちょっとしたお土産にもなりそうです。羽二重ちょこ包み(700円)を購入しましたが、やわらかい羽二重餅の中に生チョコのようなクリームが入っていて美味しかったです。

  • 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。

  • Maruya Shogetsudo
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    1.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Katsuyama-shi Honmachi 2-2-24
    A Japanese-style confection located along Honmachi-dori Street in Honmachi 2-Chome, Katsuyama City. This long-standing shop first opened during the Meiji Period and produces the famous Kurumiyaukan jelly made with the locally grown specialty walnuts. Since they were first created in 1913 these treats have been made using the same techniques, maintaining the same flavor, for over 100 years without using any preservatives. Also popular is their walnut monaka treat.

    店内入って、何の商品も置いてないため、『今日は商品ないんですか?』とこちらから聞く始末。すると、『なにが?』と買いに来た客に対し失礼極まりない返答。それでもこちらが敬語で丁寧に『でっちようかんありますか?』と伺ったところ、『でっちようかんしかない。ほかのはない。○○商品もない』と返答。。。 やる気無いなら店辞めて欲しい。 腹が立つ!

  • 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.
  • Tentatu
    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.

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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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