Shopping Spots in Nara Area

  • Tenpyoan (Todai-ji Temple Branch)
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    4.5
    24 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nara Pref. Narashi Kasuganochou 16 Todaiji Temple Yumeikaze Hiroba
    This is a Japanese confectionary store in the Yume-Kaze Plaza in front of the gate of the Todai-ji Temple in Kasugano Town, Nara City. The store makes sweets from locally grown ingredients such as Japanese Yamato-imo yam and Yoshino-kuzu arrowroot. A popular item is the Japanese hotcake sweet bean paste sandwich called Yamato sanzan dorayaki. They are made freshly daily with red beans, and flour and eggs from a Tokachi farm. There is also a cafe on the second floor where customers can enjoy sweets and Miwa Somen noodles.

    I was looking for something sweet on my way out from Nara Park, and this shop looked really nice! I bought a small strawberry daifuku and a matcha cake with white chocolate cream filling. Let me tell...

  • Kochikuya
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    4.0
    22 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Nara Yamatokoriyama-shi Konyamachi 23-1
    "Goldfish, one of Yamatokoriyama's specialty products, are believed to have been first cultivated in the area at the end of the Edo period by then- Koriyama Domain retainer Sato Sanzaemon. This shop crammed with Koriyama goldfish-themed accessories and knickknacks, items featuring designs inspired by the Buddhist temples of Koriyama, and other souvenirs and mementos. There's also a popular adjoining ""kingyo sukui"" goldfish scooping area where you can try this popular traditional game which involves scooping up real live goldfish using a precarious, disintegrating paper scoop."

    金魚すくい道場 壁にはすくい方の説明書きがあるので、 それを読んでから、 挑まれることをオススメします。 小さな子供向けの水槽、 ベテラン用の水槽もありました☺️

  • Nakatanido
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    4.0
    366 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nara Pref. Narashi Hashimotochou 29
    This is a yomogi mochi rice cake specialty shop located on Sanjo-dori Street in Hashimoto Town, Nara City. The yomogi mochi is made from carefully selected locally grown produce. Hot rice is pounded swiftly according to traditional methods to make the soft and springy texture of the sweet. The shop is visited by many customers who come to see the skilled combination of the craftsmen turning and pounding the rice first hand.

    The nicest, freshest mochi I’ve had in Japan (and I’ve tried a lot!) I also got to see them making the mochi which was really interesting.

  • Nipponichi (Nara Sanjo Branch)
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    4.0
    12 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Nara Pref. Narashi Tsunofurishinyachou 1-1 Fine Flats Nara-cho Sanjo 1F
    A souvenir shop operated by Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten, a long-standing store dealing in handwoven hemp fabrics founded in 1716. The shop is filled with high quality, fashionable goods sure to intrigue the discerning customer, including Daibutsu-branded Nara fukin tea towels, Japanese print tenugui hand towels, 2&9 sock brand products, Yamato-cha tea, sweets, and more. Built around the concept of Japanese souvenirs, the shop sells specialty products and handicrafts not only from Nara but also around the country. Closest station: Kintetsu-Nara Station.

    中川政七商店はずば抜けたコンセプトで消費を引き出しているショップだ。すぐそばに本店があるにもかかわらず、出店した「日本市」というコンセプトショップ。土産品に特化しているが、持てば生活が少しはずむような雑貨を集めている。日本全国の土産品を集めて中川政七商店風に消化しながら紹介する、という感じだ。

  • Mahoroba Purin no Mori Main Shop and Cafe
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    3.5
    11 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nara Nara-shi Narazakacho 1073
    This pudding shop is situated on Narayama-odori Street in Narazaka-cho, Nara City. The shop's signature Mahoroba Daibutsu Pudding is made with simple ingredients: an abundance of high-quality fresh cream, milk, eggs, sugar, and vanilla beans. In addition to standard custard flavor, the shop also sells a variety of other flavors, including Yamato tea, a local Nara specialty product; cheesecake; chocolate; and Harushika, a local Nara sake. Other products include the Shiroi Shika no Purin pudding, and the Daibutsu-sama no Hohoemi Cookie.

    可愛いお店で、ひっきりなしにお客様がいらっしゃいます。 プリンの森にふさわしく、楽しい仕掛けが沢山あるお店ですが、店内は撮影禁止です。 奈良なので大仏がかわいいイラストの大仏プリンは、お土産に良さそうですが、味は普通。接客はあまり良くありません。

  • Tamura Seihoen
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
    Shopping
    Nara Pref. Narashi Shounamichou 18
    This tea shop is located in a prime example of a traditional Nara townhouse that happens to be registered as a National Tangible Cultural Property. The shop offers a number of varieties of Nara's Yamato tea, including gyokuro, sencha, hojicha, and bancha. Yamato tea, which refers to tea harvested in the Yamato Highlands, is known for its savory flavor. The name of cha-gayu (rice gruel cooked in tea) made by monks of Todaiji Temple and Kofukuji Temple with Yamato tea is known as Yamato no Cha-gayu.

    こちらでは過去《ほうじ茶》と《かりがね焙じ茶》を購入し、こちらの茶を妻ともども気に入っており [春日庵]の《かき氷》と《さつま焼き》を楽しむ為に[ならまち]訪問機会に こちらに立ち寄りました。今回は《かりがね焙じ茶 100g 500円税込》に加え《抹茶入りかりがね玄米茶 100g...

  • Kakinoha sushi Tanaka Sakura Yoshino
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Nara Yoshino-gun Oyodocho Ashihara 70-1

    発送もやっているので、贈り物に喜ばれます。 お寿司ですが、酢飯と柿の葉で包まれていて日持ちもします。 奈良名物として良いと思います。

  • Kitemite Nara Shop
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    4.0
    7 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Nara Pref. Narashi Noboriojichou 38-1 Nara Prefectural Commerce and Tourism Museum 1F
    This is a specialty product store on the first floor of the Nara Prefecture Commerce and Industry Tourism Building along National Route 369 and a two-minute walk from Kintetsu Nara Station. They sell an extensive selection of special products of the region such as traditional handicraft including Nara writing brushes and blade engraving, and foodstuffs including Yoshinokuzu and Narazuke (vegetables pickled in sake lees). In the Hometown Product Corner they display and sell goods from individual towns and villages and the goods change every two weeks. In the Artisan Corner they hold events including handicraft experiences.

    結構、大きな物産館だ。場所が近鉄奈良駅の道を挟んで北側にある奈良県商工観光館の一階にあり、利便性も高い。商品ラインナップも幅広く、工芸品、食品、雑貨などが県内各地から取り揃えられている。

  • Asuka-Yume-no-Rakuichi Market
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    4.0
    6 Reviews
    Shopping
    Nara Pref. Takaichigunasukamura Asuka 225-2
    This famer's market is located on Prefectural Route 124 in Asuka Village. The market sells fresh vegetables grown locally in Asuka Village, fresh seasonal fruit, Asuka-mai rice, ancient rice, and flowers. It also offers a variety of processed foods including handmade pickles, sweets, and seasonings.

    飛鳥の資料館の横にある直売所のようなところ。地元でとれた野菜などが大変安いです。 買って帰りたいけど、大根などの大物は電車に乗るのが恥ずかしいので買えません。

  • Mahoroba Daibutsu Purin Honpo (Todai-ji Temple Yume-Kaze Plaza Shop)
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    4.0
    23 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nara Pref. Narashi Kasuganochou 16 Todaiji Temple Maemae Yumeizaka Hiroba Monza Market
    This confectionary makes each and every one of their puddings by hand using generous amounts of ingredients sourced locally from Nara. The puddings, which come in glass jars, are popular for the cute designs of their lids. Their various seasonal puddings, such as mahoroba (splendid place) Daibutsu pudding rolls, and their soft-serve ice cream made with Daibutsu pudding are also quite popular.

    今回テレビで特集されていたのを見て訪れました。多くのお客さんで賑わっており、確かな人気度を感じました。手作りのプリンは格別でした。

  • Dangosho Bojo Main Store
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    5.0
    5 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nara Pref. Kashiharashi Higashiboujouchou 860
    This dumpling shop founded in 1878 is known for its tasty kinako dango (sweet dumplings sprinkled with roasted soy flour), each of which is carefully made the old fashioned way and served on a bamboo skewer. Guests can enjoy their dumplings inside the shop's bright Japanese-style interior. Although the shop officially closes at 5:00 p.m., we recommend going earlier in the day as it sometimes sells out and closes early.

    お店はいつもお客さんでいっぱいです。店内でも一本からでもいただくことができ、お茶まで出してくれます。テイクアウトもいいですが、ここでいただく作り立てが一番オススメです。 テイクアウトは、お土産にも最適で、昔から手土産で欲しいNo.1です。

  • Chujodo Hompo
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    4.5
    38 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nara Pref. Katsuragishi Taima 55-1
    This long-standing confectioner, just a one-minute walk from Taimadera Station, is where they make and sell famous local specialty Chujo-Mochi. Chujo-Mochi is an unsophisticated Japanese confection that uses the native wild-growing mugwort of the Katsuragi area in the mochi which is then wrapped around elegant sweet smooth red-bean paste. Enjoy the traditional flavors of their Chujo-Mochi and sencha green tea set or red bean soup with kusamochi (rice flour dumpling) as you relax in the peaceful interior of the shop. The front has a wide variety of products packed for take away with everything from two-piece to 48-piece box sets.

    当麻寺駅前にある中将堂。よもぎ餅の中将餅が有名てす。テイクアウトでお土産に購入。やわらかい草もちに、甘さ控えめのあんがのってます。さすが老舗の名物です。美味しいです。

  • Shika no fune
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nara Pref. Narashi Inouechou 11
    Shika no fune is a facility situated in Inoue Town, Nara City, made up of Mayu, a tourism information center for south Nara; Kamado, a restaurant and grocery store, and Saezuri, a tea room and gallery. Ikebana and tea ceremony workshops, etc. are also held at the tourist information center, and in the reading room visitors can browse up to about 800 books. The restaurant serves set meals of rice cooked with firewood in a Japanese traditional oven, and they sell all sorts of food which goes well with rice. The tea room offers sweets, snacks, drinks, and a meal menu offering things like pasta, etc.

    奈良町南觀光案內所「鹿之舟」是一棟兩層樓木造房屋,位在奈良町南端入口,巴士站「田中町」下車就到了。除了觀光資中心功能外,還有餐廳、咖啡廳、展示室、讀書室、各種講座,也可以租腳踏車。

  • Heijo Miya Ato History Park Suzaku Kado Hiroba
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nara Nara-shi Nijoojiminami 3-5-1
  • Nara no Umaimono Plaza
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    3.5
    4 Reviews
    Shopping
    Nara Pref. Narashi Sanjouhonmachi 1-1 VIERA NARA 1F
    This is an antenna shop selling Nara specialty foods and crafts, as well as local farm produce including dairy and animal products, located on the first floor of Nara Station. The restaurant Kotoka uses fresh produce provided directly from farms within Nara Prefecture and offers a breakfast, lunch and dinner menu served with local cider of a variety of flavors and sake.

    JR奈良駅の一階、東西を貫く通路沿いにある奈良県のアンテナショップだ。そんなに面積は広くないが、ぎゅっと県内の農作物、土産品、農産加工物、特産物を特集している。お酒も飲めるイートイン的な食事スペースもある。駅にあるショップは薄く広くカバーしているものだが、ここはもう一歩「奈良」に踏み込んだ品ぞろえだ。

  • Kaki no Senmon (JR Nara Station Branch)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nara Pref. Narashi Sanjouhonmachi 1-1JR Nara Station Viera Nara 2F
    This is a persimmon specialty store on the second floor of the commercial facility in Vierra Nara in Nara Station. The store sells products such as Japanese confectionaries using persimmons, dried persimmons, cakes, frozen desserts, jams and persimmon vinegar. A cold Japanese sweet that wraps persimmons with arrowroot called Kaki kori is becoming a talking piece as it was awarded the Japan Gift Grand Prize.
  • Ileda Ganko-do
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    4.0
    3 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Nara Pref. Narashi Tsunofurichou 16
    A long-standing shop, Ikeda Ganko-do is the only shop to still make Nara Uchiwa fans, a traditional craft passed down since the Nara period. The shop is located in Tsunofuri Town, Nara City, Nara Prefecture. Nara Uchiwa are made by combining 20 sheets of Japanese washi paper and are characterized by the use of “sukashibori,” a technique in which a design is cut into the fan paper using tiny knives. The shop carries over 100 designs such as famous Nara sights; the delicate designs cut into the fans make them veritable works of art. In addition to selling Nara Uchiwa and Nara Sensu folding fans, the shop also holds reservation only classes in which participants can try making their own Nara Uchiwa.

    三条通り沿いにある「池田含香堂」は、奈良の伝統工芸「奈良扇子」の専門店です。 初めて「奈良扇子」を拝見しましたが、柄がとても綺麗☆ 軽いのでお土産にも良いですね♪

  • Nishinokyo Miyage Kitora (Souvenirs shop)
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    3.0
    4 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Nara Pref. Narashi Gojouchou 396
    This is a souvenir shop located in Gojo Town, Nara City, opposite Toshodai-ji Temple, selling souvenirs such as kuzu-mochi rice cake, Nara pickles, Nara local sake, and Nara City Tourist Association's mascot character, Shikamarokun, goods. There is also a cafe serving light refreshments, soft serve ice cream made from the fresh milk of Uemura Farm, as well as seasonal sweets such as shaved ice, and sushi wrapped in a persimmon leaf.

    唐招提寺の南大門の斜め前に唐招提寺の駐車場があります。その駐車場横に、西の京みやげ処きとらがありました。 名前の通りのおみやげ屋さんです。比較的大きなおみやげ屋さんで、奈良のおいしいものがたくさん並んでいました。目に留まったのが「柿もなか」という最中です。吉野の柿を煮詰めてつくられた柿100%の練り餡が入った最中です。日持ちもするので、自分用のおみやげに購入しました。家に帰ってからいただいてみ...

  • Miwa Yamamoto Oshokuji Dokoro
    Shopping
    Nara Sakurai-shi Hashinaka 880 (Miwa Yamamoto Uchi)
    Miwa Yamamoto Oshokujidokoro is a restaurant located along National Route 169 in Hashinaka in the city of Sakurai, inside the headquarter of the noodle company Miwa Yamamoto. Of course the menu at this venerable shop is centered on the Somen noodles manufactured and sold by the company. Items on the menu include Chilled Somen, Hot Noodles in Broth, Persimmon Leaf Sushi, and desserts can be enjoyed a la carte or in prix fixe meals.
  • Dangosho Yagi Shop
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    4.0
    49 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nara Pref. Kashiharashi Naizenchou Kintetsu Yagi Station front
    This confectionary makes and sells sweet dumplings, a specialty of the Yamato province. Just like the flagship location, this Yagi location adjacent to Kintetsu Yamato-Yagi Station closes as soon as it sells out. Served on bamboo skewers, their kinako dango (sweet dumplings sprinkled with roasted soy flour) are made from just three ingredients; rice flour made from high-quality new rice ground the old fashioned way in a mortar, high quality kinako (roasted soy flour), and a special syrup said to have been created by Shogoro the First after many pained efforts.

    本店に1度だけ行ったことありますね。近場で買えるのは、近鉄阿倍野店ですね。月1回(第三木曜日)13:00~諸国銘菓にて販売されています。販売は10本入りのみで、1人3箱まで買えます。ちょうどこの日は、友達に会う約束してたので、友達のお土産用と自分とこ用を買いました。やっぱここのおだんごはわらず柔らかくて美味しい。時間が経てば硬くなるのは当たり前なんだけど、ここのは1日経っても硬さが気にならないぐら...

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With a reputation almost as stellar as that of Kyoto, Nara is a must-visit for those searching for the remains of "traditional Japan." The largely green Nara city holds the majority of the prefecture’s treasures, such as the iconic Todai-ji Temple, in which a 15-meter tall Great Buddha sits, and Nara Park, where deer flock to befriend passersby. While mountains are by no means hard to come by in this area, for hiking with a reward, head to the Kii Mountains’ Yoshino district in spring, when the hillsides put on an impressive display of white and pink cherry blossoms.

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