Shopping Spots in Shiga Area

  • AEON Mall Kusatsu
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    4.0
    59 Reviews
    Shopping
    Shiga Kusatsu-shi Shinhama Cho 300
    A 15-minute bus ride from JR Seta Station, and 20 minutes from Minami-Kusatsu Station. This shopping mall is located right next to the Aeon Mall Kusatsu bus stop. The mall's 165,000 square meter grounds encompass a parking lot which can accommodate 4,300 vehicles; the mall building itself, which houses Aeon establishments, shops, restaurants, a food court, and a movie theater; and a directly connected sports and leisure building with a deluxe bathhouse and sports equipment store. The mall also hosts exhibitions and other events.

    Shiga prefecture does not have wide urban area, However if you go to this Mall, you can obtain any local goods and foods. Near this mall there is Onsen, called Suisyun. If you want to experience...

  • Mitsui Outlet Park Shiga Ryuo
    Shopping
    Shiga Pref. Gamougunryuouchou Kuzushi Sunayama 1178 - 694
    An outlet shopping mall situated along National Route 477 in Oaza Kuzushi Aza Sunayama, Ryuo Town, Gamo County, Shiga Prefecture. The mall is home to a variety of domestic and international brand outlet shops carrying apparel, sports equipment, outdoor equipment, accessories, and more. The mall also has a food court and holds a variety of events.
  • Foleo Otsu Ichiriyama
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shiga Pref. Otsushi Ichiriyama 7-1-1
    A shopping mall situated along Gakuen-dori Avenue in Ichiriyama, Otsu City. The mall is occupied by fashionable clothing stores, interior shops, restaurants, a food court, and food shops, as well as a sports club, salon, culture center, indoor amusement park, and game corner.
  • JA Ritto City Inaka-no-Genkiya (Farmers Market Under the Jurisdiction of the Union of Kansai Governments)
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    4.0
    11 Reviews
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    Shiga Ritto-shi Ono 547-3
    "A three-minute drive from the Ritto Interchange on the Meishin Expressway. This local farm produce market adjoins a restaurant and onigiri shop. The market sells seasonal produce and foods diligently created by local farmers; fresh-polished Ritto rice; ""Genki"" sushi made with fresh seafood; and homemade side dishes, bento meals, and confections. The adjoining Onigiritei onigiri shop sells freshly made onigiri rice balls via a drive through, making it the first of its kind in the prefecture. The large Kuri Maru Onigiri, made with your choice of three fillings, is popular."

    近江牛が食べたい!と思って散策していたら偶然発見しました。 定食・麺類・丼物などあらゆる種類を取り揃えてありました。 近江牛だと、近江牛のすき焼きというものがありましたか、値段が予算と合わず…断念。天丼を頂きました。 レストランの営業時間が変更になったと書いてありました。 14時30分ラストオーダーの15時00分までみたいです。 レストランを挟んで右側には地元産の野菜や果物が売っている施設があ...

  • Yumekyobashi Akarikan
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    3.5
    8 Reviews
    Shopping
    Shiga Hikone-shi Honmachi 2-1-3
    This shop stocks a variety of lamps, candles, incense, and related items sure to help you add soothing moments to your everyday life. The first floor is occupied by a shop selling Japanese candles, a traditional Hikone craft; Western-style candles; incense; and merchandise featuring local mascot character Hikonyan. There's also Shofuku Honpo, a beckoning cat figurine specialty shop; and a workshop area where you can participate in a candle making activity. The second floor is home to the Town Museum, which displays a diverse array of cultural collections connected to and inspired by everyday life in Hikone.

    キャッスルロードの彦根城に近い場所にあるお店です。あかりは灯りで、知らなかったのですが、彦根の伝統工芸である和ろうそくやキャンドル、お香の展示があります。キャンドルは制作もできるようになっているので、記念品にいいと思います。

  • Tanikangama Gallery Tohozan
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    4.5
    5 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shiga Pref. Koukashi Shigarakichounagano 788
    A Shigaraki ware gallery located in Nagano Shigaraki-cho, Koka City. The facility has a gallery which repurposes an old fuel oil kiln which is no longer used, as well as a gallery displaying pieces by young artists. The surrounding area is dotted with Shigaraki ware kilns and studios and is perfect for an exploratory walk.

    妻と車椅子押しながらの散策です、あと少しのところまで来たのですが、上り坂で砂利道に足が止まりながめていると(赤レンガの煙突)上のほうから小走りで、お家方が、向かい来てくださり、展示場まで案内と説明をしていただきました。妻と二人で心あたまる思いをいたしました・・・スカーレットの上り坂のを思いはせながらの素敵な所です。

  • Sueen
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shiga Koka-shi Shigarakicho Nagano 883-1
    A 10-minute walk from Shigaraki Kohgen Railway Shigaraki Station. This gallery, and cafe/restaurant is a standard stop for tourists exploring Shigaraki on foot. In the cafe and restaurant on the first floor, you can enjoy food and drink while looking at some 200 pieces of pottery adorning the shelves. The restaurant's Omi beef bowl is a popular staple and comes with miso soup and Japanese pickles. The Japanese-style Omi beef barbecue combo meal, and the fried seafood udon with homemade noodles are also recommended. The gallery on the second floor displays and sells pottery. The gallery's contents are changed every two weeks.

    窯元散策路でヘトヘトに疲れて、ようやく見つけた喫茶店。 でも、近江牛の牛丼がリーズナブルに食べられて、ギャラリーもあります。 甘めの味付けですが、疲れたカラダにピッタリです。 混雑すると待たされますが、ゆっくり器を見て心地よく待てます。 いろんな定食があるので気になりますが、近江牛の柔らかさをまずは堪能すべきです。

  • Kurokabe Glass Shop
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shiga Nagahama-shi Motohamacho 12-38
    This glass art gallery is located in Kurokabe Square. The gallery operates out of a remodeled pseudo-Western building built as a bank in 1900 which is seen as a symbol of Kurokabe Square. The gallery carries a wide selection of glass products, from traditional glassware to modern glassware designs from Europe and countries around the world. Here you can find accessories perfect for a special day, miniature glass animal figurines, and even glass pens, all crafted by the hands of artisans. You can also purchase glasses and tableware sure to add flair to your dinner table.

    長浜のガラス工芸は素晴らしく、大きなものから小さなものまで干支や宝石類が綺麗です。兜のガラス工芸は特に印象的でした。

  • Kinomoto Tsuruya Pan Main Store
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    3.5
    83 Reviews
    Shopping
    Shiga Pref. Nagahamashi Kinomotochoukinomoto 1105
    A bread bakery situated along National Route 303 in Kinomoto Kinomoto-cho, Nagahama City. Examples of breads and bread-based foods made by the bakery which have been a favorite of locals for many years include the signature “Salad Pan,” a sandwich offered since the establishment first opened in 1951 consisting of takuan pickled daikon radish and mayonnaise served in a “koppe pan” bread roll; the simply named “Sandwich,” which consists of just mayonnaise and fish ham served on shokupan bread; the “Castella Sandwich;” and “Lunch Pan” bread.

    たくあんにマヨネーズは確かに合いますね。 コッペパンもしんなりしていておいしかった! なんか懐かしさを感じる味付けです。 I brought back to memories when I was childhood. These breads are...

  • Yamamotoen WITH TEA
    Shopping
    Shiga Koka-shi Shigarakicho Kamiasamiya 275-1
    15 minutes from the Shigaraki Interchange on the Shin-Meishin Expressway via National Route 307. This longstanding shop, established in 1872, makes and sells Asamiya tea, considered one of Japan's five most renowned teas. Exquisite Asamiya tea has a distinctive scent and sweet flavor, and has been officially gifted to successive emperors. In addition to sencha, gyokuro, and other tea leaf varieties, the shop also sells Japanese sweets such as sencha donuts and kuzumochi kudzu starch cakes. Particularly popular selections from the adjoining WITH TEA cafe include the high class matcha tiramisu and the Asamiya kintoki shaved ice with green tea and sweet adzuki beans, which won the Shiga Class B Gourmet Battle's grand prize two years running.
  • Otsu-e no Mise
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shiga Pref. Otsushi Miderachou 3-38
    An Otsu-e specialty shop located in Mitsuidera-cho, Otsu City. Otsu-e is folk art images which, since the early Edo period, were created around the Otani and Oiwake areas and sold by roadsides. They depict a variety of motifs, including demons, Buddhist themes, beautiful women, and caricatures. This shop sells Otsu-e brush paintings; woodblock prints; and accessories like tenugui hand towels and sensu folding fans. The shop also accepts orders for Otsu-e commissioned works.

    長等山園城寺(三井寺)守護神長等神社の参道にある大津絵の店。古民家風店前のショーウインドウに鮮やかな原色で描かれた大津絵が飾ってあります。民衆の伝統美術であった大津絵は郷土土産として知られていますが江戸時代は仏画が多くあったそうです。今は紙だけでなく絵馬や人形、茶碗などにも描かれています。是非大津絵を楽しんでください。

  • W.Bolero
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    4.5
    34 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shiga Pref. Moriyamashi Harimadachou 48-4
    This is a French confectionery specialty store. It sells cakes, chocolate and baked goods. It has a warm atmosphere reminiscent of south France and there are many handmade western-style confections lining the shelves of the store. There is also a cafe salon, and in fine weather, customers can enjoy their purchases immediately on the terrace seating.

    以前から食べてみたいと思っていた、ドゥブルベボレロのケーキを買いに行ってきました。 南仏風の店構えに、テイクアウトもイートインも行列ができていました。テレビ番組で紹介されたほど美味しくて有名なアイアシェッケと秋なのでモンブランを買って帰りました。 美味しかった- また来ます。

  • Takashima Village Hall 3 Oumido
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shiga Pref. Takashimashi Katsuno 1406-2
  • Takashima Village Hall 7 Zero Gravity Shiga Office
    Shopping
    Shiga Pref. Takashimashi Katsuno 1400
  • Ebi Senbei no Sato EXPASA Taga Store
    Travel / Tourism
    Shiga Inukami-gun Tagacho Binmanji Nishitani 66-36
  • Izutsu Yatsuhashi Honpo (Oiwake Store)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shiga Pref. Otsushi Yokogi 1-3-3
    A shop specializing in yatsuhashi, a traditional Japanese sweet, situated along the Tokaido Highway in Yokogi, Otsu City. Here you can find all manner of standard and fresh yatsuhashi, including the shop’s signature “Yuko” fresh yatsuhashi filled with chunky bean jam. The yatsuhashi production line on the second floor is open to the public and visitors can tour the workshop with no advance reservation required.
  • Yonbancho Square
    Shopping
    Shiga Pref. Hikoneshi Honmachi 1
    A shopping arcade located in 1 Chome Hon-machi, Hikone City. The Hikone City Shopping Street was once known as the “larder of Hikone” and bustled with customers but began falling into decline in recent years; supporters then renovated the arcade as part of a town planning project to revive the local area. Food shops, restaurants, boutiques, apparel stores, and galleries line the street, which now bears a more modern appearance while still paying homage to the area’s rich Taisho Roman history.
  • Ayuya no Sato
    Shopping
    Shiga Pref. Yasushi Yoshikawa 4187
    A tourism facility situated along the Kogan Road in Yoshikawa, Yasu City. The facility has a shop called Ayuya Rakuichi which sells signature ayu rolls and other foods made with fish from Lake Biwa, local liquors, and Japanese sweets. There’s also an ice cream shop selling soft serve ice cream and several restaurants serving dishes made with Biwa trout, Omi beef, and Aigamo duck. Visitors can watch products being made in the facility’s workshop. Meanwhile, lakeside station sells local agricultural products, plus there’s an adjoining art gallery.
  • Ganso Sakamotoya
    Shopping
    Shiga Pref. Otsushi Nagara 1-5-21
    A funazushi (old fashioned fermented crucian carp sushi) shop located in 1 Chome Nagara, Otsu City. This long-standing establishment first opened its doors in 1869. Funazushi is a fermented food which has been designated an Intangible Folk Cultural Property by the prefecture, and its history dates back over 1,000 years. The shop’s funazushi is made according to traditional methods using just wild nigorobuna round crucian carp from Lake Biwa and locally grown Omi rice. In addition to funazushi, the shop sells other goods such as fish from Lake Biwa cooked and preserved in soy sauce tsukudani style.
  • Hieiyuba Honpo Yubahachi Otsu Main Store
    Shopping
    Shiga Pref. Otsushi Chuou 4-3-10
    A yuba tofu skin specialty shop located in 4 Chome Chuo, Otsu City. The shop makes and sells “Hiei Yuba,” which it officially provides to the Enryakuji Temple, said to be the first place in Japan where the creation and use of yuba was transmitted. The shop also sells other products like creamy “Hiei Toro Yuba” and dried yuba.

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Visitors to Shiga prefecture are almost always hopping east across the prefectural border from Kyoto, and they are almost certainly Lake Biwa-bound. Covering an area of 670 square kilometers, Lake Biwa makes up the bulk of Shiga prefecture, with beautiful lakeside paths that offer myriad walking and cycling opportunities, connecting a string of museums, shrines, and picturesque views that finally lead you to Hikone Castle on the eastern side of the lake.

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