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Shopping Spots in Hyogo Area

  • Kobe-Sanda Premium Outlet
    Hyogo Pref. Koubeshi Kita-ku Koududai 7-3
    Kobe-Sanda Premium Outlet is representative of an outlet mall in Kobe and is located inside the precinct of Kobe Research Park Kozudai in Kita Ward, Kobe. This outlet’s modern and open design is modeled on Pasadena, an exclusive residential area in the outskirts of Los Angeles city. The outlet mall boasts of being the second largest in Japan, and many shoppers visit the restaurants and the roughly 210 high class brand shops from Japan and around the world which are lined up within the mall. Also there are a lot of nature and sightseeing spots located in the outskirts such as Arima Hot Springs and Kobe Fruit & Flower Park, and you can enjoy it together with shopping.
  • Kobe International House
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hyougo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Gokoudori 8-1-6
    "A multiuse facility connected directly to Sannomiya Station via the Sannomiya underground shopping mall. The facility's International Hall is frequently used to host live music concerts as well as high school and university student recitals and events. The hall has seating on floors one through three and can accommodate up to 2,100 spectators. The facility also hosts cafes, boutiques, and other establishments; SOL, an area used to hold workshops; and rentable conference rooms available for meetings as well as training sessions and lectures. In the summer, a beer garden is held in the rooftop garden, the first in the area to be produced by ""plant hunter"" Seijun Nishihata."
  • Kobe Harborland umie
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hyougo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Higashikawasakichou 1-7-2
    A shopping mall located in Kobe Harborland a five minute walk from JR Kobe Station comprised of three buildings-the North Mall, the South Mall, and Mosaic. Together, the three buildings host over 200 establishments, including large fast fashion shops, a food court, and an electronics retail store. The facility is airy and green, offering a view of the sea. There is also a promenade along a canal, and a giant Ferris wheel, giving visitors the chance to enjoy sights befitting the Kobe area in this popular tourist destination.
  • Daimaru Kobe Department Store
    Hyogo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Akashimachi 40
    This department store is about three minutes on foot from JR Motomachi Station and Hanshin Motomachi Station. It was built on a former settlement so has been left with a retro look, and is laid out with surrounding corridors and gas lights reminiscent of the street corners of Europe. About 70 boutiques have also developed in the Former Foreign Settlement around the main department store building and you can do your shopping while enjoying the cityscape. There is also an abundant assortment of shops and products in the main building. In addition, there is a baby restaurant, an area where children can play, and a day nursery room, so even families coming with children can do their shopping with ease.
  • Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport KOSHIEN
    Hyougo Pref. Nishinomiyashi Koushienhachibanchou 1-100
    This shopping center in Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture is about five minutes on foot from the East Ticket Gate of the Hanshin Electric Railway's Koshien Station. It has an array of stores including variety shops, fashion shops, and a travel agency, as well as a range of restaurants serving Japanese and Western food, yakiniku Japanese barbecue, horumon grilled offal, and more. There are also a kids' area and stroller rental available for moms with young children so they can enjoy shopping.
  • Mint Kobe
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hyogo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Kumoidori 7-1-1
    This is a composite building owned by “Kobe Shimbunsha” located directly beside Sannomiya Station, and the brilliant mint colored building facade is a landmark. The lower floors from the first-floor basement to the ninth floor is a commercial zone, and a great number of shops such as fashion, cosmetics, lifestyle miscellaneous goods, gourmet, supermarket and Tower Records have opened up here. The ninth floor is an 8-screen cinema complex “OS Cinema’s Mint Kobe”. It is always crowded with shoppers being one of Sannomiya’s most popular destinations.
  • Kobe Harborland
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hyogo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Higashikawasakichou 1
    A variety of entertainment facilities stand side by side in Kobe Harborland, including stores, restaurants, amusement attractions, and hotels. A stroll through the area gazing out over the sea in daytime is pleasant, but the illuminated nightscape is also fun to enjoy. On weekends, a flea market and numerous other events are held here as well.
  • es koyama
    Hyougo Pref. Sandashi Yurinokidai 5-32-1
    "A Western confectionary shop located a 10-minute drive from JR Shin-Sanda Station on the Fukuchiyama Line. The shop's most popular item is the ""Koyama Roll,"" a roll cake which was created during the grand champion tournament on TV Tokyo's ""TV Champion."" Created based on the idea that ""simple is best,"" the cake consists of rich whipped cream mixed with a touch of custard and wrapped in a carefully air-fluffed sponge cake. This tasty treat is further accented with a mildly sweet chestnut compote. The shop also offers other select Western-style sweets lovingly crafted by the shop's chef such as baumkuchen."
  • Mikage Classe
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hyougo Pref. Koubeshi Higashinada-ku Mikagenakamachi 3-2-1
    "A multipurpose commercial facility located a one-minute walk from Mikage Station and three minutes from the ""Hanshinmikageekikita"" bus stop. The facility is host to over 60 establishments spanning a variety of genres with a focus on nationwide chain stores, and here visitors will find shops offering fashionable apparel and lifestyle goods as well as cell phone shops, a supermarket, and a wide array of other merchants ready to meet your everyday life needs. There are also numerous cafes and restaurants serving cuisine made with the choicest ingredients. Live music performances, exhibitions, workshops, and other events are frequently held in the facility's square and in the various establishments inside."
  • Kameido Honke Main Shop
    4 Reviews
    Hyougo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Kitanagasadori 3-31-70
    "A Western confectionary shop located in the Piazza Kobe underground shopping mall close to JR Sannomiya Station. An orthodox cake shop, its display cases are filled with lovingly crafted, colorful cakes and tarts. Particularly popular is the shop's slightly unusual take on Mont Blanc, which consists of meringue in place of chestnut cream piled high in a cone shape and lightly toasted with a burner. This confection was featured on the Nagoya Broadcasting Network television program ""Udo-chan no Tabishite Gomen."""

    瓦せんべい以外にも、いろいろな商品があります。 値段も、そんなに高くなく、誰にでも、喜ばれる味だと思います。

  • Gateaux Favoris
    4 Reviews
    Hyougo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Sakaemachidori 3-1-7 Sakaemachi Building 208
    A Western confectionary shop dedicated to using organic and natural ingredients. In addition to organic flour, the shop uses choice organic, natural nuts, dried fruits, and other ingredients in its baked confections. The shop has a cafe space where customers can enjoy a cookie, pound cake, or tart of the day. The establishment offers sets which include an assortment of three confections with a drink. The shop's baked confections and confitures are available for takeout, and orders over the internet are also accepted.

    The title says it all but a perfect little café for a cold winter afternoon, very cosy, great selection of home made tarts, cakes and confectionery. The building is a collection of thrift shops...

  • kaffe,antik markka
    Hyougo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Yamamotodori 3-1-2 Taniguchi Building 2F
    A Northern European-style antique cafe and adjoining vintage boutique. Cheery, unique Northern European knickknacks and accoutrements add color to the establishment's plain white walls. The cafe menu primarily consists of traditional dishes and sweets from Sweden, Finland, and other Northern European countries. The cinnamon rolls are particularly popular and are made with fragrant cardamom directly imported from Northern Europe. Order something from the cafe menu and you can choose the cute Northern European tableware you'd like it served in or on. Many of the directly imported knickknacks decorating the establishment are available for purchase.
  • Zakka Labo
    Hyougo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Kaigandori 2-4-14 Aluminum 3F
    A select knickknacks boutique. The shop can be identified by its logo mark which features an orange flag design. The shop primarily carries small kitchen goods, interior decorations, aromatherapy items, and picture books and photo collections. The simply decorated shop is filled with cute, inviting knickknacks.
  • The Sandwich 3
    4 Reviews
    Hyougo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Yamamotodori 2-5-18 corporate house Yamamotodori
    A homemade sandwich shop. The shop's white walls, accented with splashes of deep blue, give the establishment a cool look. The shop's sandwich menu consists of some 20 different varieties. In addition to standards like hamburg steak sandwiches and bacon and lettuce sandwiches, the shop offers healthy selections like ratatouille and seaweed salad. There are also bagel and hot sandwiches for customers to choose. The shop has an eat-in space where customers can enjoy their sandwich along with a drink order.

    海岸通のほうにもあるお店だけど、こっちはかなり山の方。徒歩だとちょっと大変。 写真映えするサンドイッチのお店で可愛くて美味しい。とにかく女子が好きそう。 値段はちょっと高め。

  • JiJi cupcakes KOBE (Kobe Main Shop)
    Hokucho Narrow 3-10, Chuo-ku, Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture
    A handmade cupcake specialty shop. The shop's showcase is filled with cute, colorful cupcakes which look as if they came out of a toy box. Bright and photogenic as they are, each cupcake is also made with select ingredients and without the use of artificial preservatives, making them a healthier treat to give to one's child. This location also offers drinks, and customers can walk out with a beverage in one hand and a cupcake in the other to enjoy while exploring the town.
    Hyougo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Motomachidori 6-7-3
    "A shop owned and operated by the Kiichi leather goods brand. Selling only ""Made in Japan"" products, the shop is also dedicated more specifically to those ""Made in Kobe."" The shop sells uniquely designed leather goods made with leather from Himeji City and Tatsuno City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan's top leather producing areas. The shop has three product lines, each of which is designed to harness the innate qualities of the leathers used to make them-""Moist,"" a line made with Holstein cattle from Hokkaido; ""Shade,"" made with thick suede leather; and ""Alike,"" made with attractive case leather."
  • Mon Loire (Okamoto Main Shop)
    Hyougo Pref. Koubeshi Higashinada-ku Okamoto 1-11-20
    A long-standing chocolate specialty shop. The shop's products are made with high quality Belgian chocolate. In order to ensure customers can enjoy the most delicious chocolates possible even in Japan's high temperatures and humidity, extra thought has even been given to the boxes and tray in which the chocolates are sold. Particularly popular are the shop's cute leaf chocolates and colorful truffles. The shop's liqueur-flavored ganache, modeled after the stone paving of the Okamoto area, were granted the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare's Award in 1996.
  • Zellij
    Hyougo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Kaigandori 4-3-20 Konan Building 204
    A select boutique which offers imported Moroccan knickknacks. The store is filled with a variety of merchandise personally purchased by the owner in Morocco each year. Particularly popular items include the smart and attractive babouche slippers, colorful Islamic hat pouches, rugs, and cushions. The shop also sells ceramic tableware decorated with distinctive geometric patterns, tea utensils essential for making Moroccan mint tea, and tagine vessels used for cooking Moroccan cuisine.
  • Nagasawa (Kobe Brick Warehouse Shop)
    Hyougo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Higashikawasakichou 1-5-5 Harborland brick warehouse south ridge
    A stationary store located in the Kobe Brick Warehouse mall in Kobe Harborland. The shop is filled with unique and distinctive writing materials and stationary from across Japan and around the world. The shop even carries original brands only allowed to be sold at certain establishments. The shop puts particular effort into its selection of beautiful inks and glass pens. Visitors can try and experience the vivid colors of the inks and the smooth, pleasant feel of the pens in the shop. The shop also offers a free fountain pen cleaning service.
  • petit bisou Ashiya
    3 Reviews
    Hyougo Pref. Ashiyashi Omasuchou 7-8
    "A confectionary shop which specializes in cupcakes and other baked sweets. ""Petit bisou"" means a tiny kiss given on the cheek in French, and the shop's showcases are filled with baked sweets cutes and dainty like tiny kisses. The shop's delicate, sponge cake-like cupcakes practically melt in your mouth; there are two varieties - decorated and iced. Both varieties are topped with small, pale colored sugar confectionaries similar to traditional Japanese sweets. The shop's showy iced cookies are also popular."


Hyogo Main Areas


Hyogo prefecture stretches from the north coast to the south coast on the western end of the popular Kansai region, encompassing verdant mountains, urban beaches, and fantastic historical sights. The prefecture's main attractions lie along the south coast at Kobe, the prefectural capital, a pretty harbor city best known for its production of the renowned Kobe beef, and Himeji, the home of Himeji Castle, one of the country's most beautifully preserved feudal castles, perched magically atop a hill.

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