Other Shopping Spots in Shiga Area

  • JA Ritto City Inaka-no-Genkiya (Farmers Market Under the Jurisdiction of the Union of Kansai Governments)
    11 Reviews
    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
    8 Reviews
    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.


  • Tanikangama Gallery Tohozan
    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.


  • Sueen
    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
    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.


  • Otsu-e no Mise
    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.


  • Ebi Senbei no Sato EXPASA Taga Store
    Travel / Tourism
    Shiga Inukami-gun Tagacho Binmanji Nishitani 66-36
  • JA Ohmifuji Farmer's Market Ouminchi
    Shiga Pref. Moriyamashi Sumotochou 2785
    A farmer’s market situated along National Route 477 in Sumoto-cho, Moriyama City. Here visitors can buy locally produced farm-fresh vegetables, fruits, flowers, and more. The adjoining restaurant serves dishes made with local ingredients all-you-can-eat buffet style. After enjoying a meal here, be sure to try some seasonal gelato as well.
  • Kurokabe AMISU Shiga Food & Story
    Travel / Tourism
    Shiga Pref. Nagahamashi Motohamachou 8-16
    A boutique shop focusing on specialty products located in Kurokabe Square in Motohama-cho, Nagahama City. The shop sells select foods and local liquors from Shiga Prefecture, including rare Ibukiyama Genryu rice; the renowned Shichihonyari sake; and top quality Amairo Shoyu soy sauce.
  • Aisaikan
    Shiga Omihachiman-shi Dainakacho 450-5
    A 15-minute drive from JR Azuchi Station. This farmers market sells safe and healthy fresh vegetables and laboriously cultivated rice delivered straight from local farms. The market also sells old-fashioned home-style foods, and famous local Omi beef. In addition, the market holds a special seafood market with fresh fish delivered straight from Tsuruga Port every second and fourth Sunday of the month. Further, the market holds barbecuing, nagashi-somen noodle slides, miso making, and other fun seasonal events; strawberry, peanut, and other fruit and vegetable harvesting activities; and rice planting and harvesting activities.
  • Kocopia
    Shiga Konan-shi Iwane 4528-1
    A 10-minute walk from JR Ishibe Station. This farmers market selling local produce is situated on the grounds of the Aeon Town Konan mall and serves as a community gathering space for area residents. Here you can buy fresh produce delivered each morning from local farms, lovingly crafted Japanese deli-style foods, processed foods, and even Omi Shimoda-yaki pottery and other traditional crafts. The market's selection of local specialty product teas is particularly abundant and includes not only tea leaves and tea bags but also original Koka no Ocha ready to drink tea sold in plastic bottles, and rare tea jam. The market also has a training room and a kitchen available for use.
    Travel / Tourism
    Shiga Koka-shi Shigarakicho Nagano 1149
    "A five-minute walk from Shigaraki Kohgen Railway Shigaraki Station, and a 10-minute drive from the Shigaraki Interchange on the Shin-Meishin Expressway. The pottery shop adjoins a studio and is situated along the main street of Shigaraki, a district known for its ceramics. The shop sells ""elegant, modern, and graceful pottery"" dreamt up by Kyoto-born ceramicist Mina Imai. The SOLa's pottery can only be found in SOLa and makes use of the characteristics of both soft-paste and hard-paste porcelains; customers rave that the pottery is simple yet highly useable."
  • Gallery YASUO
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shiga Koka-shi Shigarakicho Nagano 620-1
    A 10-minute walk from Shigaraki Kohgen Railway Shigaraki Station. This gallery, situated along National Route 307, is operated by Yasubeigama, a family-owned pottery studio now in its fifth generation. The gallery is filled with pieces by father Yasumasa Okuda and his sons Yasuyuki and Masamichi. The pieces on display span everything from old-fashioned Ko-Shigaraki ware to modern styles and primarily consist of tableware as well as flower vases and donabe earthenware pots. The gallery's selection includes plates, cups, and other tableware made using a unique glaze developed by Yasumasa and created in a distinctive, modern style which is not bound by the traditional conventions of Shigaraki ware. Perfect for setting off cuisine, many restaurants order their tableware from the gallery.
  • Rengetsu
    Travel / Tourism
    Shiga Koka-shi Shigarakicho Nagano 720
    A 12-minute walk from Shigaraki Kohgen Railway Shigaraki Station. This shop is owned and operated by and adjoins a Shigaraki ware studio and gallery. Operating out of an Edo period Japanese home, the shop is filled with tableware sure to make your everyday more fun created by potter Aki Tanii and other artisans. In addition to teacups, plates, mugs, and other tableware which carry on the traditions of Shigaraki ware while also being imbued with a woman's sensibilities, the shop also sells seasonal items such as Shigaraki ware kabuto helmet decorations, samurai dolls, and hina dolls. Solo exhibitions primarily by local artists as well as special exhibitions are held in the adjoining gallery.
  • Utsuwa no Shigoto
    Shiga Koka-shi Shigarakicho Chokushi 1978-1
    A 15-minute walk from Shigaraki Kohgen Railway Shigaraki Station. This small pottery shop, operated by ceramics artist Naoko Murakami, is only open on weekends (Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.). The shop's white, black, and beige pottery have a rough texture which capitalizes on the innate qualities of the clay used and are simple in design yet have a certain grace and warmth only a woman's sensibilities can imbue. The shop also sells small, Western home-shaped ornaments, expressive ceramic mice figurines, flower broaches, ceramic rings, and other accessories, as well as glass furin wind chimes in summer.
  • Tonchinkan
    Travel / Tourism
    Shiga Koka-shi Shigarakicho Chokushi 2376-3
    10 minutes from the Shigaraki Interchange on the Shin-Meishin Expressway via National Route 307. This pottery shop is located in front of the entrance to Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park. The shop is filled with choice varieties of pottery that are hard to find even in Shigaraki, a center for ceramics. Standard items and knickknacks can be found on the first floor, while large items, outlet items, and bargain items are located on the second floor. Shigaraki ware is known for its tanuki (raccoon dog) statues, and the shop has an area with tanuki statues in all shapes and sizes. The shop also offers a fun pottery painting activity. In addition, the shop holds pottery classes which even beginners will enjoy, and participants can make pottery pieces by hand and using an electric potter's wheel.
  • Gallery Toumu
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shiga Koka-shi Shigarakicho Hosohara 65
    "15 minutes from the Shigaraki Interchange on the Shin-Meishin Expressway via National Route 307. This shop presents and sells pieces by Shigaraki ceramic artisans. The shop carries a wide and diverse selection of pottery tableware and decorations by young artisans which are stylish, refreshing, and well-suited to modern sensibilities. The shop adjoins a spacious gallery and holds solo exhibitions once a month. The shop also has a ""one tatami mat gallery"" the size of a single tatami mat which artists can apply to use four around a month at a time."
  • Kasuga no Sato (Farmers’ Market Under the Jurisdiction of the Union of Kansai Governments)
    Shiga Koka-shi Minakuchicho Kasuga 2753
    A 10-minute drive from the Ryuo Interchange and 25 minutes from the Koka-Tsuchiyama Interchange and Konan Interchange. This farmers market is situated along Prefectural Route 164 just north of Kasuga Shrine. The market carries rice, vegetables, and fruit from local farms, as well as processed foods. In addition to being frequented by locals, the market's location makes it conveniently accessible to those enjoying a scenic drive through the area. Particularly recommended is the additive-free Kasuga miso, which is made with soybeans and koji malted rice from the Kasuga district. This delicious miso is only made in limited quantities. In addition, the shop sells Shiga Prefecture-grown brand Mizukagami rice.
  • JA Green Hanayakaichi (Farmers’ Market Under the Jurisdiction of the Union of Kansai Governments)
    Shiga Koka-shi Minakuchicho Minakuchi 6111-1
    This farmers market is operated by the JA Kouka agricultural cooperative. Turn southeast at the Mizukuchi Zemusho-mae Intersection and you're there. Some 500 farmers are registered with the market and while the market's selection of different products is small, it offers an abundant selection of different varieties of fruits and vegetables. The market's fresh produce, picked that very morning, is put on display by the farmers themselves, and produce which doesn't sell is not put out the next day, ensuring customers are always purchasing the freshest fruits and vegetables. Many of the shop's customers even travel here from outside the prefecture. The market also carries a full selection of dairy products and meats.
  • Luciole
    Shiga Koka-shi Minakuchicho Kitawaki 1901
    Head southwest from the Satsukigaokaguchi Intersection, take a left at the next intersection, and you'll arrive at this farmers market. Operated by Luciole Farm, the market is also adjoined by the Vege Rice restaurant on the opposite side of the road. The onion dressing, made with the farm's own onions, has become particularly popular. It has even been awarded a Monde Selection Gold Award. The market also sells a wide variety of rice brands, seasonal vegetables, and more.

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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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