Direct Sales Depot / Market 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
    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。

  • 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。

  • 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.
  • Aisaikan
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    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.
  • JA Ritto City Inaka-no-Genkiya (Farmers Market Under the Jurisdiction of the Union of Kansai Governments)
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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."
  • Kocopia
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    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • BORN FREE Mitsui Outlet Park Shiga Ryuo
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    Shiga Gamo-gun Ryuocho Kuzushi Sunayama 1178-694
  • Kusatsu Aoba Na (JA Kusatsu Nogyobutsu Exchange Center)
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    Shiga Kusatsu-shi Shimogasacho 3203-banchi
  • shunsaikansakura Higashiomi Shi
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    Shiga Pref. Higashioumishi Sakuragawanishichou 79-3
  • Wakuwaku Hiroba Pieri Moriyama
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    Shiga Moriyama-shi Imahamacho 2620-5 Pieri Moriyama 1F
  • Manmaru Ya
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    Shiga Higashiomi Gokasho Shimizuhana Cho 114-1

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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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