Other Shopping Spots in Shiga Area

  • Nagahama Machi no Eki (Farmers’ Market Under the Jurisdiction of the Union of Kansai Governments)
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    3.5
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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。

  • Fureai Station Okan (Farmers’ Market Under the Jurisdiction of the Union of Kansai Governments)
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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。

  • Yumekyobashi Akarikan
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    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。

  • Kurokabe Glass Shop
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    4.0
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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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    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。

  • JA Ohmifuji Farmer's Market Ouminchi
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    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
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    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.
  • Utsuwa no Shigoto
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    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.
  • Kasuga no Sato (Farmers’ Market Under the Jurisdiction of the Union of Kansai Governments)
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    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)
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    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.
  • Fruit Vegetable House (Farmers’ Market Under the Jurisdiction of the Union of Kansai Governments)
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    Shiga Takashima-shi Makinocho Terakubo 835-1 Makino Pic-land
    A 30-minute drive from the Kinomoto Interchange and 40 minutes from the Tsuruga Interchange. This farmers market is located on the grounds of Makino Picland where is right there after taking off at the Makino Picland bus stop. As even the same variety of fruit or vegetable will have a different flavor depending on who grew it and where it was grown, the market does not support mail order sales and only sells its products face-to-face. The market carries a variety of fresh foods, with a focus on produce raised on the grounds such as shiitake mushrooms grown on raw timber; and choice fruits and vegetables grown according to special conditions and certified by the prefecture or city.
  • Hankeido (Unpei-fude Writing Brushes)
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    Shiga Takashima-shi Adogawacho Kamiogawa 90-6
    A 15-minute walk from JR Adogawa Station and a 50-minute drive from the Kinomoto Interchange. This shop sells a wide variety of writing brushes and can be found by going a short distance straight down the road in front of the Toju no Sato Hall for Arts and Culture. The longstanding shop was established in Kyoto in 1615. The current, 14th generation owner and head brush maker, Unpei Fujino, has been designated an Intangible Cultural Property by the prefecture. The shop has also been visited by the respective Showa and Heisei emperors and empresses. In addition to standard maki fude wound writing brushes, the shop continues to make mizu fude brushes for working with water-based pigments, sabaki fude brushes which are completely dipped in ink instead of only the tip, and other types of writing brushes by hand. With an advance reservation, visitors can also tour the workshop area.
  • Suita Sensu
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    Shiga Takashima-shi Adogawacho Nishiyurugi 62
    A two-minute walk from the Nishiyurugi-imamiyajinja-mae bus stop. This shop selling traditional sensu folding fans is located just southwest of the Heiwado Adogawa mall. The Adogawa area is famous for its production of folding fan frames, and Omi sensu fans made using these frames are a traditional craft whose history stretches back more than 300 years. The shop is filled with colorful folding fans, and the shop's Otsu-e sensu fans decorated with traditional Otsu-e folk art, Omi Hakkei sensu fans decorated with images of the Eight Views of Omi, and Azai Sanshimai sensu fans patterned after the fans of the historical figures of the three Azai sisters bear original designs you'll find no place else. With an advance reservation, visitors can also take part in a fun fan decorating activity the shop offers.
  • Hyosendo
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    Shiga Kusatsu-shi Yagura 2-2-1
    "This shop, situated on the same site depicted in Hiroshige's image of Kusatsu-juku in the ""53 Stations of the Tokaido"" ukiyoe print series, can be reached heading a short distance northeast on the Tokaido Highway from the Yagura Castle Ruins. This is the last of six shops which originally stood in the area in the Edo period which make and sell hyotan gourd decorations. The shop is filled with hyotan which it makes by taking gourds delivered by a farmer, soaking them in water to cause their interiors to rot away, and removing and cleaning away any remaining material by hand. In addition to unfinished hyotan bearing the gourd's natural color, the shop sells hyotan finished with ink and varnish. The shop's hyotan are viewed as good luck charms and can also be turned into excellent musical instruments."
  • Roadside Station Omi Haha-no-sato Bussan Koryukan Sazanami (Farmers Market Under the Jurisdiction of the Union of Kansai Governments)
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    Shiga Maibara-shi Ukano 1364-1
    A 40-minute drive from the Maibara Interchange on the Hokuriku Expressway. This farmers market operates out of a building modeled after a traditional Japanese home on the grounds of Roadside Station Omi Hahanosato. The market has an area where you can buy fresh, local vegetables, flowers, and other produce, and local specialty products from the area on the north side of Lake Biwa. Another area sells foods and crafts from the city and surrounding area. In addition, there's a community room where you can take a break and get tourist information, and a light meal area serving local specialty furufuru ramen and okara soy pulp donuts.
  • JA Omifuji Farmers’ Market Ominchi Yasu Store (Farmers Market Under the Jurisdiction of the Union of Kansai Governments)
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    Shiga Yasu-shi Koshinohara 2142-3
    This farmer's market, the largest in Shiga Prefecture, is a five-minute walk from the south exit of JR Yasu Station and adjoins the JA Ohmifuji agricultural cooperative's Yasu Branch. Here customers can purchase safe and healthy produce from local farms. The market is popular because of its convenient station front location which makes it easy to purchase fresh local produce, and you can buy fresh vegetables picked that very morning and enjoy them at dinner the same day. The market also stocks a wide selection of foods made with local agricultural products, including side dishes, confections, rice flour bread, and jams.
  • JA Omifuji Farmers’ Market Ominchi Chuzu Store (Farmers Market Under the Jurisdiction of the Union of Kansai Governments)
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    Shiga Yasu-shi Rokujo 2163 Chuzu Farming Center Shikiji
    This farmers market is located a 30-minute drive from the Ritto Interchange on the Meishin Expressway amidst the fields of Yasu City and can be identified by the JA Ohmifuji agricultural cooperative's grain elevator. The market's concept is the home of JA Ohmifuji mascot Ohmin. One of the largest farmers markets in the prefecture in terms of selection, the market is packed with an abundance of safe, fresh, and healthy agricultural products and foods diligently produced by local farmers.
  • Sky Terrace Ibukiyama
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    Shiga Maibara-shi Okubo

    絶景を見ながらの食事・喫茶・休憩所。 うどん・ラーメン・カレーライス等の食事が出来ます。 ここから山頂までの登山道があり、子供とのハイキングが楽しめれます。 駐車場代はドライブウェイ利用料金に含まれています。

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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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