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Shopping Spots in Mie Area

  • Mitsui Outlet Park Jazz Dream Nagashima
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    4.0
    472 Reviews
    Shopping
    Mie Pref. Kuwanashi Nagashimachourayasu 368
    Located in Nagashima Resort, Jazz Dream is one of the largest outlet parks in the country. The facility is host to over 200 establishments covering a wide variety of genres, including luxury brands, popular domestic and international select shops, and more. Jazz Dream was also designed for families with small children. There are nursing rooms, rental strollers, and a kids’ play room. You can also bring your pet along while shopping. Jazz Dream has restaurants and a food court, too, making it easy to enjoy an entire day here.

    There was a huge range of shops and all had a good selection including the big luxury brands. No queues to get in unlike the luxury outlet mall in London (Bicester Village) and it was nice to go...

  • World Heritage Site Onigajo (Onigajo Center)
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Mie Kumano-shi Kinomotocho 1835-7
    Onigajo, meaning “the Ogre’s Castle,” is a picturesque coastal area which has been selected as one of the 100 most beautiful in Japan. Legend has it that in the early Heian period, a pirate named Tagamaru, who was so fearsome he was thought to be an ogre, made his fortress here. It is said that Sakanoue no Tamuramaro later defeated the pirate. The area was designated a National Natural Monument in 1935 and registered as part of the Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range World Heritage site in 2004. The nearby Onigahara Center commercial facility has restaurants, travel information, and a shop selling local specialties.
  • Henbamochi Oharai Town Branch
    Shopping
    Mie Pref. Iseshi Ujiurata 1-149-1
    Henbamochi Oharai Town Branch, located in Oharai Town near to Ise-jingu Shrine Naiku in Ise City, Mie Prefecture, is a Japanese sweet shop, and this well-established shop opened its main store in 1775. Henbamochi, which is mochi (rice cake) made from rice flour filled with smooth sweet bean paste and browned on both sides, is famous. It has a light texture with a roasted aroma and mild sweetness, and is popular as a local sweet to go with tea as well as a tourist souvenir. In the shop, there is a range of Sawamochi in which sweet paste is sandwiched in noshimochi (flat rice cake) and kombu seaweed cooked in soy sauce. It offers a takeaway service as well as an eating in at a small Japanese style seating area.
  • Toraya Uiro Naikumae Branch
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    4.5
    50 Reviews
    Shopping
    Mie Pref. Iseshi Ujinakanokirichou 91
    Toraya Uiro Naikumae Branch, located in Oharai Town which is near Ise-jingu Shrine Naiku in Ise City, Mie Prefecture, is a Japanese sweet shop, and the main shop opened in 1923. It recreates uiro (rice flour pudding) which was traditionally made in Ise, and about 35 types ranging from standard flavors to season limited items are manufactured and sold. There is a range of colourful uiro including Ogura Uiro from Japanese red beans as well as Sakura Uiro with sakuramochi flavor, and they are popular as a local sweet with tea as well as a tourist souvenir. The spongy texture and elegant sweetness is superb.

    Colorful and tasty uiro sweets. Many people including me love the texture, but if you are new to it, it might feel weird. I hope they had smaller portions, but as I saw the smallest unit they sell...

  • Kicchou Shofukutei
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    4.5
    2 Reviews
    Shopping
    Mie Pref. Iseshi Ujinakanokirichou 52 (Okage Yokochi inside)
    The Maneki-neko (lucky beckoning cat) specialty store is in the Okage Yokocho area near Inner Ise Shrine in Ise, Mie. The store is marked by a large stone beckoning cat just outside. Inside the store you’ll find nearly 1,000 different types of beckoning cats on display from all around the country. You’ll find cats in all mediums such as pottery, including the Tokoname, Seto, and Kutani ceramic styles, papier-mache, and wood carvings from a variety of different types of wood. They also deal in works by contemporary writers and beckoning cat traditional toys. Each cat has a different form and expression, and they’re all adorable.

    伊勢神宮内宮前のおかげ横丁にあるお土産やさんになります。こちらのお店には様々な種類の招き猫が置かれており、その数は1000種類にも及ぶそうです。大小様々な招き猫があり、好きな人にはたまらないお店でしょうね。

  • Fujiya Sogetsudo
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    4.5
    7 Reviews
    Shopping
    Mie Pref. Iseshi Ujinakanokirichou 46-1
    This Japanese confectionery is located in Oharai Town, Ise City, Mie Prefecture, which is near Naiku, Ise-jingu Shrine. It is a longstanding shop that has been around since 1868, the beginning of the Meiji period. Its most famous item since its opening has been the “Rikyu manju,” which was created for a tea ceremony exhibition held at Ise-jingu Shrine attended by the master of the Senke school of tea ceremony. Smooth bean paste is wrapped in a thin layer to create a manju bun with a light sweetness. The Rikyu manju is popular as a “kohaku (red and white) manju” for celebrations as well. The shop also offers “Moritake no Matsu,” which consists of dough kneaded with brown sugar and baked, as well as seasonal cakes and other sweets.

    伊勢神宮内宮前のおはらい町にあったこちらのお店、藤屋窓月堂本店。老舗のお菓子屋さんです。 店頭で焼かれていたのが、いただいた「焼きたてどら焼き」です。おいしそうに焼けたどら焼きの皮には、かわしらしい干支の焼き印が入っています。まだあったかくて、程よい甘さがおいしいどら焼きでした。

  • Isuzu Seigoan
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    5.0
    2 Reviews
    Shopping
    Mie Pref. Iseshi Futamichouchaya 569-35
    Isuzu Seigoan, located in Futami Town, Ise City, Mie Prefecture, which is famous for Meoto Iwa (paired rocks), sells “Iwato no shio yokan,” a well-known Futami sweet. The secret of this sweet is a salt “Futami Iwato no Shio”, which is harvested by boiling water from the Futami Kouzaki coast, where fresh water and salt water mix. The “shio yokan” (salted sweet bean jelly) is made by taking carefully selected azuki beans and kneading this salt into them, giving it an exquisitely balanced taste that is salty and yet refreshingly sweet. It may be a small shop, but there is an eating space where you can enjoy a matcha tea and shio yokan set.

    Make sure you stop by here to have a unique salty flavored bean paste snack. There are some other very tasty and refreshingly tasty confectionaries in the area. There is an especially good one when...

  • Koujiya
    Shopping
    Mie Pref. Iseshi Miyajiri 1-10-39
    This longstanding miso and soy sauce maker is located near Geku, Ise-jingu Shrine in Ise City, Mie Prefecture. Founded in 1816, their focus is on producing and selling dark soy sauce with a unique sweetness and flavor that goes well with famous Ise dishes, such as “Ise udon” and “tekone-zushi.” Their famous soybean miso is made using only fully fermented unprocessed soybeans. Their “koji pudding” features the light sweetness of malted rice and a nice, thick texture along with the rich flavor of tamari soy sauce, making it popular as a souvenir or gift.
  • Yamamura Milk Gakko
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Mie Pref. Iseshi Honmachi 13-6
    A dairy manufacturer that opened in 1919, this company store is right next to Geku, Ise-jingu Shrine in Ise City, Mie Prefecture. The display cases feature milk, yogurt, pudding, and other items in traditional bottles. The most popular product is their ice cream made from a combination of rich milk and homemade condensed milk. You’ll also find popular sweets such as warm lava cake and bread pudding topped with ice cream.
  • Ofukumochi Honke
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    4.5
    25 Reviews
    Shopping
    Mie Pref. Iseshi Futamichouchaya 197-2
    This longstanding Japanese confectioner first opened in 1738 and their famous Lucky Mochi has been an Ise favorite since the Edo period. Their Lucky Mochi is made of white mochi made from Kyushu mochi-rice wrapped around smooth red-bean paste, giving it a simple sweetness without being too heavy. Each hand-shaped treat creates a shape that brings to mind the waves around Futamino-ura. They also sell a popular red-bean paste lollipop called Ofuku Ice Mac. Inside the shop is an attached café where they offer tea and shaved ice alongside traditional Japanese confections. The nearest station is Futamino-Ura Station.

    This is a Great place to stop in for wonderful mochi and a cup of green tea. It is very relaxing and comfortable to rest form walking along the beach.

  • Okashi Shokunin Otobe
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    3.5
    9 Reviews
    Shopping
    Mie Pref. Shimashi Agochougata 3373-16
    This confectionery is located in Ugata, Ago Town, Shima City, Mie Prefecture and stands out with its white walls and triangular roof. You’ll find adorable cakes with vibrant seasonal fruits, rich chocolate, cheeses, and more on display in what look like jewel boxes. The “Shima pudding” has a wonderful pulpy texture similar to egg, and the popular “Rias Baum Kuchen” evokes the image of a rias coastline. There’s a relaxing café area as well where you can enjoy some coffee or tea with one of their many famed sweets.

    小さなお店を想像していたら、駐車場完備の大きな構えのお店。生菓子だけでなくバームクーヘンや小焼き菓子などもいろいろありました。喫茶もあり、ケーキにはソフトクリームがつきました。生菓子は華やかでクリームが美味しい。飲みものはケーキセットもあり、ジュースやコーヒーはおかわり自由でした。

  • Isuzuchaya Main Branch
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    4.5
    38 Reviews
    Shopping
    Mie Pref. Iseshi Ujinakanokirichou 30
    You’ll find this confectionery near Naiku, Ise-jingu Shrine in Oharai Town, Ise City, Mie Prefecture. It is run by the Akafuku Group. You’ll find Japanese sweets that evoke the seasons as well as Western sweets, Japanese tea, and more. The “okage inu shortbread” is inspired by a dog that came all the way to Ise in its master’s stead, and makes a popular souvenir with tourists. The café space offers Akafuku rice cakes and matcha tea sets as well as other sweets. The charming building was restored from an old Ise warehouse, and you can gaze at the dry landscape garden from the tatami and table seats.

    I was recommended this Japanese style cafe from a friend from the area. It was a good place to take a break after visiting Ise Jingu, shrine. The cafe is located next to the well-known Akafuku...

  • Zeniya
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    3.5
    6 Reviews
    Shopping
    Mie Pref. Iseshi Ujinakanokirichou 52 Inside Okage Yokocho
    You’ll find this confectionery inside “Okage Yokocho” area next to Naiku, Ise-jingu Shrine in Ise City, Mie Prefecture, marked by a signboard with an old coin. This small shop brims with old-fashioned Japanese charm and is always full of tourists. There are 150 varieties of sweets available, including “karinto” (fried dough cookies), candy, wheat-gluten snacks, rice crackers, and more. The most popular is the “waraji karinto”, which is as big as a straw sandal. All the sweets are traditional, relatively healthy, and great as gifts or eating as you walk about.

    銭屋は伊勢神宮内宮の近く、参道沿いのおかげ横丁の中にある駄菓子屋さんになります。昔懐かしの「ふ菓子」や「せんべい」、「かりんとう」など様々な駄菓子が売られており、わくわくする場所でした。

  • TOBA-FOOD
    Shopping
    Mie Pref. Tobashi Arashimachou 194-10
    This souvenir ship and restaurant is located in Arashima Town of Toba City, Mie Prefecture near the entrance of the popular driving way “Pearl Road.” Inside, you’ll find plain wooden table sets and Shima and Toba souvenirs lined up. In addition to sweets and marine products, there’re also original items such as the popular “homemade pickled olive oil oysters” and “Seman-Doman” talisman. Their rich bowls, pasta, and other dishes use plenty of seafood and fresh young sardines from the sea nearby. Pets are allowed at the outside seating.
  • ichishina Naiku-mae Branch
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
    Shopping
    Mie Pref. Iseshi Ujimazaikechou 18
    This small general store is in Oharai Town near Naiku, Ise-jingu Shrine in Ise City, Mie Prefecture. You’ll find traditional Ise cotton and goods that use various Ise motifs, with many original items featuring simple designs you’ll never tire of. From “Banko ware” (unglazed porcelain) to highly absorbent and quick-drying Ise cotton handkerchiefs, and masking tapes with Ise spiny lobsters or torii gate designs, these Ise-themed items make fashionable souvenirs.

    おかげ横丁にいい感じの雑貨屋さんがあったので入ってみました。 伊勢木綿のてぬぐいやハンカチ、食器やバック、かわいらしい小物がきちんと整頓して並べられていました。 以前から伊勢木綿が気に入っていたのでハンカチを購入しました。 機会があればまた訪れたいお店です。

  • Used Bookshop Poran
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Mie Pref. Iseshi Kawasaki 2-13-18
    This old bookstore is in Kawasaki of Ise City, Mie Prefecture, an area with many old-fashioned homes and warehouses. It was renovated from a traditional house over 200 years old. The cute cats roam about the shop, which is packed with old books hand-selected by the owner. There’s everything from local history books to shinto-specialized books. You can also find paperbacks, art books, comics, picture books, records, and works from a number of genres. You may even discover a rare text that is hard to find nowadays.

    宿からすぐ近くだったので行ってみました。本屋さんですが6匹猫がいます。うち1匹は、「名古屋古本案内」の本の表紙にもなった、可愛い猫です。オーナーさんはレコードの元問屋さんで、レコードもクラシックからポップまで多数あります。また、古本もジャンル幅広くそろっていますし、英語もしくは外国語の絵本もたくさんありました。店内は地元・河崎のおもしろい人の日記の展示もありました。店主のおじさんは、歴史好きで話が...

  • Takeuchi Mochiten
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Shopping
    Mie Pref. Shimashi Isobechouanagawa 1182-11
    This longstanding Shima confectionery produces and sells traditional Japanese sweets and is known for its “Sawa mochi” rice cakes, which won the Audition Chief’s Prize at the 22nd National Confection Exposition in Japan. It’s a unique sweet in which plenty of bean jam is stretched into a thin layer and stuffed between two halves of a rice cake. There are two types: white and mugwort. It has a long history and has been an essential part of Shima events since 1830, the Edo period.

    伊勢志摩名物のさわ餅の製造直売店です。白とよもぎの二種類あり、出来立てはお餅が柔らかく、中のこし餡ともよく合い美味しいです。他にも数種類の和菓子が作られています。

  • Dangoya
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    4.0
    7 Reviews
    Shopping
    Mie Pref. Iseshi Ujinakanokirichou 12
    This dango (rice dumpling) specialty store is in the Okage Yokocho shopping area found in front of Ise Shrine’s gate. Four large ping pong ball sized dumplings are skewered on a long stick. A variety of flavors include mitarashi (sweet soy), pure soy sauce, brown sugar syrup, and roasted soybean flour. The Mitarashi Hanako, dumplings with sweet soy syrup inside, are popular souvenirs. You can enjoy the dumplings there or take them home as a gift.

    内宮に行った帰りに、おかげ横丁で立ち寄りました。黒蜜もあります。お餅のモチモチ感は最高でした。小腹を満たすには丁度よいと思います。

  • Misugigo Yachidamaya
    Shopping
    Mie Pref. Iseshi Ujinakanokirichou 52
    This konjac jelly specialty store is located inside the Okage-Yokocho district just outside of the Grand Ise Shrine. Their Yachi konjac jelly balls are well known for being made from Japanese konjac potatoes and each being individually hand rolled using traditional methods. Near the entrance to the store is a large oden hotpot so you can always enjoy piping hot konjac oden stew. Inside the shop refrigerators you’ll find an assortment of rare konjac yokan jellied desert sweets.
  • Mitsuhashi Panjyu
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    3.5
    6 Reviews
    Shopping
    Mie Pref. Iseshi Honmachi 5-3
    This shop specializes in the traditional Ise sweet “panju,” which combines “pan” (bread) and “manju” (bean paste buns)—hence “panju.” The puffy dough is prepared with plenty of honey and can contain a number of seasonal flavors, such as “koshi-an” (strained bean paste), “Ise cha” (green tea), chestnut, custard, “tsubu-an mochi-iri” (coarse bean paste with tiny rice cake), purple sweet potato, soymilk, and more, never making you tired of endless variety.

    今川焼ともたい焼きとも言えない・・・でも懐かしいおやつです。値段も100円程度でお手頃です。カスタードを食べたのですが、温かくて食べるとほっこりする感じのおやつです。色々な味があるのでその時の気分で楽しめますよ。

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Spread across the eastern side of the Kii Peninsula, Mie prefecture boasts hundreds of kilometers of pretty coastline comprising the oyster-rich Toba city and Shima National Park all the way down to Kumano, a city that marks the beginning of part of the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage, which runs into neighboring Wakayama prefecture. However, Mie is best known for the Ise Jingu Shinto shrine inland, one of the oldest and largest shrines in the country.

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