Style / Fashion Spots in Mie Area

  • Momenya Ai
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    4.0
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    Mie Pref. Iseshi Ujinakanokirichou 77 (Okage Yokochi inside)
    This specialty shop deals in Matsusaka cotton, a tradition born from the hands of the women of Ise. It is found near the entrance of Okage Yokocho near Inner Ise Shrine in Ise, Mie. Matsusaka cotton with its striped indigo pattern came to popularity during the Edo-Period and was marked by its low cost and its durability. In the shop you’ll find fabric, animal stuffed toys, bags, pouches, western style clothes, and more; almost 1,200 different types of items are for sale. Pick your favorite fabric from nearly 100 designs and have something you like order made.

    もめんや藍は伊勢神宮内宮の参道である、おはらい町通り沿いにある「松坂もめん」の専門店です。「松坂もめん」は天然藍の先染め糸を使った綿織物で、江戸時代には江戸で大流行した事もあるそうです。こういった日本の伝統的なお店があると嬉しくなりますね。

  • Kutsurogiya
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    4.0
    10 Reviews
    Style / Fashion
    Mie Pref. Iseshi Ujinakanokirichou 26 (Okage Yokochi inside)
    This incense store is in the Okage Yokocho area in Ujinakanokiri-cho, Ise. A variety of natural fragrances are on display along with many other original products. Have fun finding your favorite scent with the two testing rooms where you can try out different fragrances. The testing rooms have a retro outward appearance with a modern interior and on rainy weekdays they hold a “Guess the Scent” game.

    伊勢神宮にあるお香のお店です。おかげ横丁、おはらい横丁にお土産屋はたくさんありますが、お香のお店はあまりないかなと思います。奥さんが気に入ってよく使っています。

  • Mieken Pearl
    Style / Fashion
    Mie Pref. Iseshi Futamichoue 681-16
    This venerable shop has been specializing in pearl jewelry for over 60 years. The attached Pearl Museum displays films related to the pearl industry, and educates visitors on grading and understanding pearl varieties. They also offer a reservation-only pearl accessory making class. It's perfect for a short visit while sightseeing at Isejingu Shrine next door, or other nearby spots like the Meoto Iwa rocks.
  • Matsui Pearls
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    Mie Prefecture Shima-shi Aki Town Kenshima (in front of the pier)
    This long-established shop dedicated to pearls is located on Kashiko Island, Ago Town, Shima City, Mie Prefecture, and was founded in 1905. They have been cultivating semi-spherical pearls since 1923. The many different kinds of accessories made with only the highest quality selected pearls are original products produced by the hands of skilled craftsmen. Their colorful designs complementing the glow of the natural pearls are particularly outstanding. When booking in advance visitors can have a go at making small accessories of their own in the pearl workshop. The well-established shop with its retro decor is also a sight worth seeing in itself.
  • Kamijiya
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    Mie Pref. Iseshi Ujinakanokirichou 52 (Okage Yokochi inside)
    This traditional crafts and household goods shop is in the Okage Yokocho area near Inner Ise Shrine in Ise, Mie. During the Edo period people came from all over to Ise, bringing their crafts and tools with them, and would return home laden with Ise wares. You’ll find Ise cultural tools fostered by Ise craftsman including chopsticks, hand towels, Japanese style paper, stationery, brushes, inksticks, and more. Lucky charms such as the seven-color daruma and the Ise cypress temple stamp book are also popular.
  • Shiroganeya
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    Mie Pref. Iseshi Ujinakanokirichou 52 (Okage Yokochi inside)
    This jewelry store is in the Okage Yokocho area near Inner Ise Shrine in Ise, Mie. The store operates out of a white-walled Western style house that gives the feeling of the Taisho Romance period. Inside you’ll find silver accessories including necklaces and rings as well as healing crystals, glass beads, watches, and other ornaments for sale. They have a wide selection of affordable handmade items by authors and goods by Italian craftsmen.
  • Matsusaka Cotton Kimono Rental Center
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    Mie Matsusaka-shi Hinomachi 589-1
    "A 10-minute walk from Matsusaka Station on the JR Kintetsu Yamada Line. It is a facility for touring and trying out hand-weaving of Matsusaka momen (cotton), and is located on the first floor of Matsusaka City Industrial Promotion Center, built on the ruins of the residence of Echigo-ya, a wealthy merchant. Matsusaka momen is product brand proudly offered by Ise vendors, and is characterized by a vibrant striped pattern originally called ""shima-watari"" (imported from abroad) and aizome (indigo dyeing). In the store, they sell fabric, bags, pouches, fans, and other small articles using Matsusaka momen with a deep feeling so you'll love to use it, as well as women's clothing. There is a charge to try your hand at weaving, and since there are limited looms, you must inquire in advance."
  • Kimono Rental Yumekomachi (Ise Shop)
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    Mie Pref. Iseshi Ujinakanokirichou 96-10
    This kimono rental shop is located in Ise Naikumae's Oharai-machi. Close to Ise Jingu Shrine and Okage Yokocho, it's in a convenient spot for those who want to visit the shrine and walk about Ise in a kimono. They offer a variety of traditional Japanese clothing, including homongi semi-formal and long-sleeved furisode kimono, designer kimono done up to suit individual tastes, kimono with cute patterns, and yukata cotton robes. Reservations aren't required to take advantage of their Premium Plan with new models and patterns to choose from, their affordable Nadeshiko Plan, and more. They'll hold your baggage for free (take your valuable with you) and returning the kimono the next day doesn't incur additional fees.
  • Tsuboya
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    Mie Pref. Iseshi Ujinakanokirichou 52
    This store is located approximately 20 minutes by bus from either Ujiyamada Station or Iseshi Station, a one-minute walk from the JinguKaikan-mae bus stop. It is next to the Okageza Folklore Center, in Okage Yokocho, and is a tobacco and lottery ticket seller where chic, heavy smokers gather. The store inherited its name as a tobacco store from the late Edo period to the Meiji period, and the actual historical store sign is displayed inside. There are many items relating to tobacco lining the shelves, such as tobacco pipes, Ise Netsukeornament and imitation-leather tobacco pouches, all of which speak of the way people lived in those times. The store also sells lottery tickets for people to try their luck when they visit Ise.
  • Hamaco Peal (Toba Store)
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    Mie Pref. Tobashi Toba 3-33-7
    This veteran pearl dealer has been in business for 50 years. A long-trusted operation, they procure pearls of undeniable quality from both overseas and around Japan, including from Iseshima's pearl farms. The raw pearls are processed in-house, and items can be made-to-order based on consultation and the customer's budget. The Toba Shop handles a wide range of pearls, from high-class goods perfect for ceremonial occasions, to affordable accessories ideal as small gifts.
  • Mikimoto Pearl Island Store
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    Mie Pref. Iseshi Ujinakanokirichou 52
    This is the Okage Yokocho Alley store for Mikimoto, which was the first in the world to successfully culture pearls in 1893. Beautiful pearl accessories line antique showcases inside the white Western-style building. In addition to their Mikimoto brand of jewelry, they also have original Mikimoto Pearl Island jewelry. They also sell cosmetics that use pearl components in addition to pearls. The store offers everything from luxury items to affordable souvenirs.
  • Shinju no Machi Toba Pearl Town
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    Mie Pref. Tobashi Toba 3-3-6
    Shinju no Machi Toba Pearl Town is a shopping mall adjacent to the Toba Aquarium. It contains nine shops that specialize in pearls, everything from high-quality items to wear to weddings or funerals to accessories for everyday wear. Each shop specializes in slightly different kinds of merchandise, including items that make ideal souvenirs. Since the building also contains the Toba Aquarium's gift shop, customers can buy souvenirs of their visit. There is also a restaurant in the mall where customers can enjoy elaborate prix fixe meals made with fresh seafood.
  • Oisesan (Geku Main Shop)
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    Mie Pref. Iseshi Honmachi 13-23
    This cosmetics shop is located along the approach from the Sangu Line's Iseshi Station to the entrance of the outer shrine. With the theme of detoxing the body and soul, they sell oil absorbing sheets, bath salts and aromatherapy candles. They are known for always using high-quality natural ingredients made in Japan. Their popular okiyome no shio (purifying salt) spray is a unique item that combines sun-dried salt containing minerals with the essential oils of frankincense and rosemary. Besides being used as a fragrance spray, it is said to be good if you spray areas where you have concerns.
  • Utsukushiya (Higashimura Gofuku Store)
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    Mie Pref. Matsusakashi Nakamachi 1940
    Located in front of Okaderasan Keishoji Temple, Utsukushiya is a venerable store that has been selling Japanese-style clothing since 1924. In addition to renting out kimono made from Matsusaka cotton, which is characterized by its indigo dye and striped patterns, it also offers customers the opportunity to try making their own coasters using loom-woven cloth. Keishoji Temple sponsors a festival on the first and eighteenth of each month, and on those days, Utsukushiya runs a pop-up cafe that sells the so-called Go-En Lunch, made with local ingredients, to temple visitors. It also offers lecture-demonstrations on how to eat and season Sukiyaki made from Matsusaka beef, which is one of the three greatest varieties of wagyu beef. It holds other lively events that allow visitors to experience Japanese culture and runs a lodging facility, Kurayado, which accommodates only one group of lodgers per day.
  • Pearl Falco Ise Gallery
    Style / Fashion
    Mie Ise-shi Isshikicho 101
  • Iga-ryu Ninja Shop
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    Mie Iga-shi Ueno Atagomachi 1938
    "This ninja goods specialty shop, adorned by a noren shop curtain decorated with the character for ""ninja,"" is located in Ueno, Iga City, birthplace of Iga-ryu Ninjutsu. The shop sells ninja costumes, ninja merchandise, Ninja T-shirts, and more. Almost everything inside the packed establishment is a shop original product. The shop's ninja costumes are all highly authentic, having been made with exacting attention to detail down to the materials and forms, and it is said that even people involved in the entertainment industry come here to purchase them. The shop also carries a large selection of metal reproduction swords for acting and visual appreciation purposes, and the establishment is loved by fans the world over, from casual tourists to hardcore ninja maniacs."
  • Tsuki no Sakana
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    Mie Ise-shi Kawasaki 2-4-14
    "This boutique is located in the Kawasaki district, once known as the ""pantry of Ise."" Operating out of an old storehouse which still exudes an air of the time when the area was a bustling wholesalers district, the boutique carries Japanese knickknacks which will add a dash of soft color to your life. Enveloped in a retro atmosphere, the shop is filled with kimono, bags made from old kimono fabric, glasswork, ornate kanzashi hairpins, and more. The shop carries handmade items by over 10 artisans, and almost everything it sells is one-of-a-kind. Many customers like to come back regularly to look for new favorites."
  • Kikuchi Pearl
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    Mie Ise-shi Toricho 112-4
    This pearl jewelry studio and shop is a five-minute walk from Isuzugaoka Station. Since it opened in 1962, it has produced an abundant variety of pearl jewelry utilizing steadfast skills and an outstanding sense of fashion. The Iseshima area has been a flourishing center of pearl cultivation since ancient times. The shop's pearl necklaces, made with Akoya pearls known for their distinctive colors such as white, pink, and cream, are a staple item which pair well particularly with Asian skin. The shop offers a fun pearl oyster opening activity which children as young as first year elementary school students can try in which participants choose an Akoya oyster from the shop's tank and open it themselves to find the pearl inside.
  • Kiba Oriental Pearl Shop
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    Mie Toba Toba 1-4-55
    This pearl jewelry shop stands on Iwasaki-dori Street in 1-Chome Toba, Toba City. The shop has been making and selling pearl jewelry for over 50 years. From necklaces, earrings, pendants, and other accessories, to men's jewelry and Buddhist ritual implements, the shop carries a wide selection and also offers advice on maintenance you can perform to keep your pearls looking beautiful.
  • Yugen-gaisha MISAKI PEARL
    Style / Fashion
    Mie Toba Toba 1-8-13 Toba Sta. Street of specialty stores
    This pearl jewelry shop is located in the Meitengai shopping area on the second floor of JR Toba Station in 1-Chome Toba, Toba City. The shop sells necklaces, earrings, pendants, and other jewelry made with Akoya, South Sea, black, and other pearls. The shop is also adjoined by Umi Kobo Maho, a souvenir shop carrying specialty products from Ise.

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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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