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Souvenirs Spots in Nara Area

  • Ileda Ganko-do
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    4.0
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    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♪

  • Kito Kito
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    Nara Pref. Narashi Higashikanenagachou 61-2
    A pottery tableware and knickknack boutique operating out of the first floor of an old Japanese-style home in the quiet Kitamachi area. Requiring visitors to take off their shoes before entering, the old-fashioned interior of the shop is filled with pieces by artisans from around the country with a focus on ceramics as well as leather, wood, and cloth goods. Many of the items are offered at reasonable prices which make them easy to feel comfortable using every day, and smaller items like chopstick rests and cutlery make great, inexpensive souvenirs. There’s also a tatami space where you can take your time and choose which pieces you want to take home with you.
  • Kitemite Nara Shop
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    4.0
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    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.

    県がやってる、奈良県の特産品の紹介をやっている、いわゆるお土産やさん。 食品、お菓子から、食器や漆器、装飾品など、オールマイティに扱っている総合物産お土産屋でしょうかね。

  • Akahada-Yaki Ogawa Niraku
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    Nara Pref. Yamatokoriyamashi Asahimachi 4-18
    About three minutes on foot from Kintetsu Koriyama Station on Prefectural Route 144 is this pottery shop. The pottery produces Akahada-yaki, or Akahada ware, which originated from the kilns used at Mt. Gojo at the time when Toyotomi Hideyoshi’s brother, Toyotomi Hidenaga, was lord of Koriyama Castle. The name Akahada-yaki comes from the name of Mt. Gojo, otherwise known as Mt. Akahada. The pottery also holds classes for one person or more.
  • Fujita Unkoutei
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    Nara Pref. Narashi Koumyouinchou 12 Michinoku center street
    Fujita Unkoutei is a washi (Japanese paper) shop in Komyoin Town, Nara City. If you love stationary and appreciate beautiful paper then this shop is for you. Fujita Unkoutei stock various kinds of paper and Japanese paper products, and all sorts of products made from Japanese paper. There are a whole range of different kinds of paper with different colors, thickness, pattern and ways in which it has been made, some of which are not even on display. Besides washi the shop also sells small items and accessories which tend towards wa (Japanese style). It is approximately 15 minutes on foot from JR Nara Station.
  • Kondo Shoten
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    Nara Pref. Yoshinogunyoshinochou Yoshinoyama 63
    This is a souvenir shop near the Yoshino Station in Yoshino Town, Mt. Yoshino. The shop's specialty is homemade sweet bean jelly that is made with Yoshino kuzu (arrowroot) and cherry blossom petals called Yama-zakura sweet bean jelly. The shop also offers Yoshino kuzu arrowroot, kuzu starch gruel, cherry blossom petal pickles and cherry blossom and Japanese mugwort flavored soft serve ice cream.
  • Nishinokyo Miyage Kitora (Souvenirs shop)
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    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.

    唐招提寺の駐車場に隣接するお店です。 お土産の販売とカフェがあってソフトクリームやアイスのスイーツと軽食がいただけます。 カフェで奈良県産の抹茶使用というグリーンティフロートで暑かった一日の疲れを癒しました。美味しかったです。 お土産も品ぞろえが多く、可愛い布製のコースターを買い求めました。

  • Yokota Bussan Main Store
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    Nara Pref. Narashi Higashimukinakamachi 26
    This is a souvenir shop in Nara Higashimuki shopping street near Kintetsu Nara Station, Higashimuki Nakamachi Town, Nara City. The shop sells Yoshino Kuzu arrowroot products, processed persimmon items, Nara local sake, and various souvenir goods with motifs of deer or Nara's local mascot character.
  • Asuka-no-Sato Manyobito
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    Nara Pref. Takaichigunasukamura Oka 410
    This souvenir shop is located next to the Nara Prefecture Complex of Man'yo culture in Oka, Asuka Village. The shop offers Asuka Village agricultural products such as ancient rice and locally-grown vegetables, as well as local specialties including processed foods, local sake, and sweets. Visitors can also try kamekon, a handmade konjac jelly shaped like the famous stone tortoise of Asuka Village.
  • Yu Nakagawa (Nara-machi)
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    Nara Pref. Narashi Ganrinchou 31-1
    A shop operated by the long-standing Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten, founded in 1716, which offers handwoven hemp fabrics. Located a five minute walk from Kintetsu-Nara Station. The shop’s concept is “good, old fashioned, and playfulness.” The shop offers a variety of products, including hemp and cotton cloth accessories, knickknacks, bags, and clothes. The shop’s most popular item is its hana-fukin tea towels made with mosquito netting produced in Nara Prefecture. Highly absorbent and fast-trying, these tea towels have won the Good Design Award.

    都内にもあるお店ですが、本店限定の商品などもありました。 茶論もあり、お稽古の場などを見せていただき建物が素敵なことに驚きました。 特に中庭がしばらく眺めていたくなるような素敵なお庭でした。

  • Nara bijutukogeisha makotobido
    Shopping
    Nara Pref. Narashi Chuinchou 13
  • Nara machi rakugokan
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    Nara Pref. Narashi Nakanoshinyachou 26 Uzura-ya Club 2F
  • Furume Sono
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
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    Nara Nara-shi Tsubaicho 7

    寒い時期の期間限定なのですが、にぎり墨体験に行ってきました。 店内より奥の墨作り見学もさせて頂きました。 興味がある方はぜひ一度体験させて頂いたらと思います。 扉のむこうの世界は別世界でした。

  • Sasagawabunhayashido
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    Nara Pref. Narashi Tsunofurichou 22
  • Isshin Do
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    Nara Nara-shi Kamisanjocho 3-9
  • Azabu O Kai Nara
    Shopping
    Nara Nara-shi
  • Yasushiya Work
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    Nara Pref. Narashi Shibanoshinyachou 18
  • Akahadayamamotogama furusegyouzou jihei
    Shopping
    Nara Pref. Narashi Akahadachou Gojo Mountain 1049
  • Ota Sakura Hanando
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    Nara Yoshino-gun Yoshinocho Yoshino Yama 563-1
  • Keicha terrace Miwa Za
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nara Pref. Sakuraishi Miwa 354

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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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