Shopping Spots in Shiga Area

  • Mitsui Outlet Park Shiga Ryuo
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    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.
  • AEON Mall Kusatsu
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    4.0
    58 Reviews
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    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...

  • Kinomoto Tsuruya Pan Main Store
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    3.5
    83 Reviews
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    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...

  • Kanou Shoujuan Sunai no Sato
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    4.0
    37 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shiga Pref. Otsushi Oishiryumon 4-2-1
    A facility built around the primary workshop of the Kanou Shoujuan Japanese confectionary maker in 4 Chome Oishiryumon, Otsu City. There’s a shop selling the renowned confections and seasonal sweets made in the workshop, a tearoom, a restaurant, a teahouse serving light meals, and a bakery café. There are also special, reservable set plans which include things like seasonal kaiseki course cuisine, nature walks, and Japanese confectionary making classes.

    This sweet spot will serve you Japanese delicious sweet, lunch restraint , bakery, scenic seasonal flower garden with great hospitality! Also English speaking staff is available. I tried making...

  • Nagahama Machi no Eki (Farmers’ Market Under the Jurisdiction of the Union of Kansai Governments)
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    3.5
    14 Reviews
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    Shiga Nagahama-shi Motohamacho 6-15
    This farmers market is situated along the Nagahama Otemon Street shopping arcade in Nagahama City, Shiga Prefecture. The market is within walking distance of JR Nagahama Station and is also close to Kurokabe Square, a top area tourist destination. Dedicated to the concept of local production for local consumption, the market carries fresh vegetables and specialty products from Nagahama City and nearby Maibara City and Takashima City. In addition to rare vegetables like ice plant, the market sells a full array of foods and souvenirs, including tsukudani (soy sauce boiled preserved foods), Japanese pickles, confections, and pesticide-free rice, and is the perfect place to pick up a few souvenirs while exploring the area.

    長浜大手門通り商店街アーケードの中にある地元の特産品店です。地元の野菜やお土産品が並んでいます。間口は狭い上に入口が地味な感じなので一瞬通り過ぎそうになってしまいましたが、奥行があって外から見たよりも内部が広いので立ち寄ってみると面白いかと思います。

  • Samegai Mizu no Eki Miyuki
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    4.0
    11 Reviews
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    Shiga Pref. Maibarashi Samegai 688-10
    A tourism facility located in front of Samegai Station in Samegai, Maibara City. The facility has an all-you-can-eat buffet style restaurant serving dishes made with trout, a Samegai specialty product; and other local ingredients. There’s also a café corner serving coffee brewed with Samegai’s famously tasty water, and a fast food corner. The facility’s shop sells fresh, local agricultural products; processed foods made with trout; and famous local sweets. Additionally, there’s a gallery which exhibits works of art by local artists, and a multipurpose hall.

    JR醒ヶ井駅の近くにある、道の駅のような施設。水の宿駅と名前がついているとおり、平成の名水100選に選ばれた醒ヶ井の水が飲めるようになっています。レストランがあり、地元の野菜なども販売されています。

  • Foleo Otsu Ichiriyama
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    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.
  • Fureai Station Okan (Farmers’ Market Under the Jurisdiction of the Union of Kansai Governments)
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    3.5
    12 Reviews
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    Shiga Nagahama-shi Kinomotocho Kinomoto 1472 Kinomoto Sta. 1F
    This farmers market is located on the first floor of the JR Kinomoto Station building. The shop sells produce and foods from local farms and area residents. In addition to seasonal vegetables, fruits, and rice, the shop also sells a wide selection of foods and ingredients made locally, such as soy sauce, Shiga Prefecture's famous red yam cake, and noppei udon noodles. In addition, the shop carries an abundance of clothing, handmade ornaments, and folk crafts from the Kinomoto area, perfect for giving as souvenirs. Lastly, the shop is adjoined by a tourist information center, making this a destination where you can learn more about local sightseeing spots as well.

    木之本駅の駅構内にある、道の駅のような場所。木之本の特産品が販売されています。お茶、醤油、野菜などいろいろ販売されています。駅前に駐車場もあります。

  • Azalea (Farmers’ Market Under the Jurisdiction of the Union of Kansai Governments)
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    3.5
    8 Reviews
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    Shiga Maibara-shi Maibara 464-23 JR Maibara Sta. Higashiguchi
    This farmers market located at the east entrance of JR Maibara Station sells quality products primarily from the Maibara, Hikone, and Nagahama areas. Everything displayed in front of the shop is a choice, local product. Here customers will find an abundance of local specialty products from the area on the north side of Lake Biwa, including the popular aged black garlic; rice, vegetables, and other farm-fresh produce; honey; smoked deer and boar meat; and Western-style confections made in the city. The market also has a rest area with free Wi-Fi where you can enjoy coffee carefully prepared one cup at a time using the market's own original bean blend.

    喫茶店兼名産品売店。米原や湖北、湖東を中心に滋賀県でしか買えない食品、雑貨を取り揃えてます。コーヒー、ジュース、ミネラルウォーター、アイスクリーム、お握りなどあり。購入品テイクインもオーケー。広くはありませんがスタッフは親切で地元情報も豊富です。夏は暑く、冬は寒いですけど米原駅で一服したい人は一度出札して訪れる価値ありです。

  • Tanikangama Gallery Tohozan
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    4.5
    6 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.

    散策路の上のほうにあります。みちなりに。 品物も現代で使いやすい、値段と大きさでお気に入りが見つかりました。

  • Yamamotoen WITH TEA
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    4.5
    6 Reviews
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    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.

    黒田園という有名な蕎麦屋さんの向かいにあるお茶屋さんです。入ってすぐ、お茶を試飲させてもらいました。低温で入れたものでしたが、甘い味がしてました。美味しいお茶は50度くらいで淹れた方がいいと教えてくれました。お買い物もしたのですが、ほかにもアポ無しで陶芸体験ができるお店を探してくれたりと、おもてなしは最高でした。

  • Yumekyobashi Akarikan
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    3.5
    7 Reviews
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    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.

    店内には可愛い形、美味しそうな形など様々な形のキャンドルが置いてあり眺めているだけで楽しい。和ろうそくは大中小色々なサイズがあります。また手拭いやお香、お菓子などお土産品も揃っています。

  • W.Bolero
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    4.5
    33 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.

    守山でケーキならポレロです。 チーズケーキ アイアシェッケがおすすめ クオリティーが高くまた食べたくなる味 ただ、行くたびに小さくなっているのが残念

  • Tagaya
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    3.5
    6 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shiga Pref. Inukamiguntagachou Taga 601 (front of Taga Taisha)
    A Japanese confectionary shop located in front of the Taga Taisha’s torii gate in Taga, Taga Town, Inukami County, Shiga Prefecture. The shop sells itokiri mochi bars made with twice steamed rice flower, mochi rice pounded four times more than usual, and homemade bean jam. These bars make for popular souvenirs for visitors to the Taga Taisha shrine.

    多賀大社と言えば、杓文字が有名ですが、その杓文字が高々と掲げられています。勿論扱うのは名物の糸切り餅です。

  • Marucho
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    4.5
    2 Reviews
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    Shiga Otsu-shi Obanagawa 13-14
    A seven-minute walk from JR Otsukyo Station. This longstanding Japanese pickle shop was established in 1953 and is situated along the Wurzburg Strabe street east of Ojiyama General Sports Park. In addition to Japanese pickles, the shop makes and sells a wide variety of other products, such as funazushi (fermented carp sushi), tsukudani (soy sauce boiled preserved foods), and Japanese deli-style foods. The shop also offers free tours of its factory, and visitors can watch the machinery at work from a second floor window or observe manual production processes and receive detailed explanations from a skilled artisan. Note that factory tours are not offered on Sundays and holidays, which are also days when the shop is closed.

    前回とても美味しかったので、また買いに行きました(^^)今回もしっかり試食して(笑)私はしそ大根のお漬物、主人は玉ねぎのお漬物。しそ大根はしっかり味がついていて白ごはんとお漬物だけでもさっぱり食べられます。玉ねぎのお漬物はさっぱりしていてシャキシャキしているのに苦くないのでおいしいです。

  • Kasho Rokube (Kinomoto Main Store)
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    4.0
    9 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shiga Pref. Nagahamashi Kinomotochoukinomoto 1087
    A Japanese confectionary shop situated along National Route 303 in Kinomoto Kinomoto-cho, Nagahama City. The shop sells Japanese confections such as the signature “Nadai Kusamochi,” created with select ingredients like Japanese mugwort grown by the company itself and Shiga Habutae-mochi glutinous rice from local farms; “Motonoki Mochi;” and “Decchi Yokan;” as well as slightly more Western-leaning sweets like “Rokubee Gyunyu Castella” cakes made with milk from cows raised at the foot of Mt. Ibuki.

    湖北の老舗和菓子店です。草餅が有名ですが、最近こちらの「本之木餅」が気に入っています。逆に読めば「ほんの気持ち」です。楽しい!味ももちもちであ甘さ抑え目でお土産に最適です。

  • Marunaka Shoyu (Soy Sauce)
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
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    Shiga Echi-gun Aishocho Higashi De 229
    About 10 minutes from the Kotosanzan Smart Interchange off the Meishin Expressway, this historic soy sauce manufacturer has been operating since the Edo period. Their soy sauce, rich smooth with a full-bodied aroma is made only with discriminatingly selected domestic contract soy farmers ‘produce, wheat, and sun-dried salt. Using cedar barrels and their own 200 year old distinctive koji yeast, the soy sauce is still made by using the old processes, the success of which depends on the skills and experience of the brewers. The Sugi-daru san-nen Jukusei, cedar barrel 3-year soy sauce, is an exceptional product. It is fermented over many months in the 100-year old Okura cask, which in itself is a registered tangible cultural property. The Kozo soy sauce, with its aromatic rich flavor is also highly recommended.

    Authentique fabrique de sauce soja traditionnelle, une des meilleures du japon . Le bâtiment est ancien et comporte un petit hall où lon peut se rendre compte des la fabrication . On peut également...

  • Itojyu Kaho Main Store
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    4.5
    7 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shiga Pref. Hikoneshi Honmachi 1-3-37
    A long-standing Japanese confectionary shop established in 1809 located in 1 Chome Hon-machi, Hikone City. The shop sells sweets such as its signature “Umoregi,” inspired by the Umoreginoya where Ii Naosuke spent his youth, and other tasty treats inspired by Naosuke and Hikone made with homemade bean jam and wasanbon fine-grained Japanese sugar. The shop also sells seasonal Japanese sweets and Western Japanese fusion sweets like unbaked cheesecake made with Dainagon azuki beans.

    有名なお店のようで観光案内所でもらったパンフレットにも載っていました。大きなお店ではありませんがお菓子の種類は豊富。どれも美味しそうで散々迷って日持ちする彦根路というお菓子を購入。栗蒸し羊羹が上品な甘さですごく美味しかったです。会社で配りましたが好評でした。

  • Kurokabe Glass Shop
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
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    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.

    長浜の北国街道ぞいにある、黒壁の建物。黒壁スクエアの中心にあります。建物は旧第百三十銀行長浜支店のもので、外観や、内部の窓、階段などに面影が残っています。国の登録有形文化財にも指定されている、歴史的建築物です。

  • 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。

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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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