Souvenirs Spots in Nara Area

  • 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.

    日本の伝統工芸を今風にアレンジして人気のお店の本店。路地裏にあり、外観もふっそりしているのでうっかり通り過ぎそうに。中はシックで、ふきんや雑貨がおしゃれに並べられていました。落ち着いて見れるのでおすすめ。

  • Kitemite Nara Shop
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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.

    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。

  • Ileda Ganko-do
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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♪

  • Nishinokyo Miyage Kitora (Souvenirs shop)
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    2 Reviews
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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.

    西ノ京の土産店は、由緒ある松の木が店先のテントを突き抜けているなど、ある意味、昔の姿が残っていて好感が持てるが、イマドキの土産品を求める向きには物足りないといえば物足りない。この土産店はその不足分を補って、最後の<ホスピタリティー>という役割を担っている。唐招提寺の駐車場敷地内にある土産物店だ。ソフトクリーム、地酒、葛、奈良ふきんなど定番を取り扱っている。

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Yoshinoya Yamazakura Kondo (Kondo Shoten)
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    Nara Yoshino-gun Yoshinocho 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.
  • 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.
  • Mafu Okai Nara Shop
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    Nara Nara-shi Hashimotocho 7-1
    This hemp fabric shop is situated on Sanjo-dori Street in Hashimoto-cho, Nara City. Owned and operated by Okai Mafu Shoten, a company founded in 1863, the shop sells Nara sarashi, a high-quality hemp fabric and traditional Nara craft. In addition to hemp fabric, the shop also carries colorful dish cloths, traditional Japanese tenugui hand towels, and other hemp accessories.
  • Naya Factory
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    Nara Nara-shi Shibanoshinyacho 18
    This porcelain studio is located in Shibanoshinya-cho, Nara City. Operating out of a remodeled old Japanese home in the Naramachi area, a neighborhood centering on the former grounds of the Gango-ji Temple where much traditional townscape still remains, the studio displays and sells Akahada ware, a traditional Nara pottery. The studio also makes pottery lanterns which throw a variety of interesting shadow patterns on nearby walls when a lit candle is placed inside.
  • Ezuya
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    Nara Nara-shi Mochiidonocho 5
    "This souvenir store is located in the Mochiidono Shopping Street in Mochiidono-cho, Nara City. The store carries some 260 varieties of Nara souvenirs, particularly merchandise featuring various ""Nara-chter"" mascot characters from Nara like Sento-kun, the mascot of Nara Prefecture, and Shikamaro-kun, the mascot of the Nara City Tourism Association. Adjoining the second location of the popular Mahoroba Daibutsu Pudding company, the store also sells exclusive character tie-up puddings."
  • Sakura Do
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    9 Reviews
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    Nara Yoshino-gun Yoshinocho Yoshinoyama 63

    吉野駅を降りたところにあります。数軒あるうちの駅からいちばん遠いとことです。桜ソフトクリームをいただきました。美味しかったです

  • Taishido
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    Nara Ikoma-gun Ikarugacho Horyuji 1-5-29

    法隆寺の参道にある大きな食堂とお土産物売り場です。 食事の帰りにお土産を買うのにぴったりな店です。 団体が多いです。

  • Su Ya Cho
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    Nara Sakurai-shi Hase 745-1

    I just had a simple noodle lunch before visiting the Hasedera temple. Is a different thin style noodle in a plain tasty broth.

  • Kozu Ya
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    5 Reviews
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    Nara Nara-shi Zoshicho 107

    お昼の花籠膳が見た目も綺麗で大変美味しいです。 場所は若草山の目の前で二月堂に行くのも大仏へ行くのも春日神社に行くのも便利。

  • Nara miyakoro VIERA Nara
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    Nara Pref. Narashi Sanjouhonmachi 1-1 VIERA Nara 2F

    奈良の名物やおみやげを豊富なラインナップで揃えられています。駅直結なので帰りの電車に乗る前に、買い忘れたお土産を気軽に買えます!

  • Yoshinogunyoshino Tabitomo Tours seimeikan
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    Nara Pref. Yoshinogunyoshinochou Tanji 207-1

    Very friendly staff. They actually give very beneficial information such as maps and also shows you where to go and how long does the trip take. Feel free to ask them questions as they are very...

  • Yoshinogunyoshino Kyusukedo
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    Nara Pref. Yoshinogunyoshinochou Yoshinoyama 554

    吉野のメインストリートにある葛菓子のお店。店構えは立派で、吉野ではメジャーなお店の方でしょう。 コーヒー味の葛湯というのがあって、それをお土産にしてみました。 ただ、コーヒー味の方はほどほど。ベースになっている甘い葛湯の味わいがしっかりしています。

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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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