Shopping Spots in Wakayama Area

  • Nanki Shirahama Toretore Market
    Shopping
    Wakayama Pref. Nishimurogunshirahamachou Katata 2521
    Located in Shirahama Town, Nishimuro County, Wakayama Prefecture, Toretore Market is one of the largest seafood markets in western Japan and is operated by the local Katata Fishery Cooperative. Boasting grounds some 50 thousand square meters in size, the market is filled with fresh seafood not only from Wakayama but around the country. A diverse array of processed goods, meats, vegetables, and even Wakayama souvenirs are sold here, and the market bustles constantly with visitors. Market highlights include the giant tanks filled with fish swimming around while waiting to be sold and the popular tuna butchering shows. Visitors can eat sushi and seafood rice bowls at Toretore Yokocho; the market’s seafood barbecue is also popular.
  • Kuroshio Market
    Shopping
    Wakayama Pref. Wakayamashi Kemi 1527
    You’ll find this seafood market on the manmade Wakayama Marina City island in Wakayama Bay, Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture. The building has a retro Showa-period atmosphere complete with a fresh fish market with catches from the nearby sea and all over the world, a food court where you can enjoy a seafood rice bowl and sushi, and restaurants with tons of seafood options. There’s also a spectacular tuna slicing show held three times a day, not to mention a seafood barbecue area where you can feel the sea breeze and see the ocean while grilling fresh fish you bought at the market.
  • Hamadaya
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    4.0
    97 Reviews
    Shopping
    Wakayama Pref. Itogunkouyachou Kouyasan 444
    This famous sesame tofu restaurant on Mt. Koya, Koya Town, Ito County, Wakayama, has continued for five generations since the Meiji period. It has appeared in travel magazines and TV programs. Sesame tofu is made simply by taking the core of white sesame, and adding kuzu (arrowroot) and water, giving it a thick and slightly oily clear taste. You can take-out or eat-in and try their wasabi soy sauce or wasanbon sugar. The shop closes when it sells out.

    Had lunch in this restaurant. Very good traditional vegetarian food, better than what was offered in Kongo Samnaiin. But it is an expensive lunch even by Japaneese standards.

  • Katsuura Fishing Port Nigiwai Market
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    4.0
    44 Reviews
    Shopping
    Wakayama Pref. Higashimurogunnachikatsurachou Tsukiji 7-12
    A fishing port located in Nachikatsuura Town, a part of the Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range World Heritage Site. The port serves as a base for tuna longline fishing and boasts the greatest catches of fresh tuna in Japan. Tuna auctions are also held here early in the morning, and visitors can watch this taking place from a second-floor observation deck. The Katsuura Fishing Port Nigiwai Market is held at the port every Sunday morning. Visitors to the market can purchase fresh seafood at bargain prices. In addition, the Nankikatsuura Onsen hot spring district is located right next door, making it easy to plan a fun-filled sightseeing route.

    Went in after the tuna auction for some fresh quality tuna. Did not disappoint ! Its a very small market with around 15-20 shops. But their food s great ! Outdoor dining area available as well

  • JA Kinosato Farmers Market Mekkemon Square
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    4.0
    36 Reviews
    Shopping
    Wakayama Pref. Kinokawashi Toyoda 56-3
    This farmers market is about a 30-minute drive from the Hanwa Expressway's Sennan Interchange. The largest of the JA Kinosato locations, it's bursting with local produce like fruit and vegetables. They also have a variety of other items including flowers like spray mums, tricolor chrysanthemums, and roses, prepared foods like dried plums, pickles, and Kinzanji miso, handicrafts, and more. Their food court features items like gelato, soft serve cream, rice balls, and curry made with fine ingredients. Take-out is also available.

    切実にお願いします。大切な命を守るための行動を。他府県(特に大阪、神戸)ナンバーが多く、地元の人が怖くて入れません。自粛のストレスを発散する所でもありません。今、必要ですか?命より大切ですか?もう少しの考慮をお願いします。

  • Fisherman’s Wharf Shirahama
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    4.0
    48 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Wakayama Pref. Nishimurogunshirahamachou 1667-22
    This leisure and resort area in Shirahama Town, Nishimuro County of Wakayama Prefecture has a fresh seafood market operated by local fishers, a restaurant, and a diving base. Visitors enjoy eating the freshly caught fish and shellfish, displayed on the stalls, right there on the spot. One can enjoy Japanese food, Italian, or seafood barbecue from the four restaurant shops on the wharf. Divers can choose from various course levels; from a easy diving encounter, up to boat diving for more experienced divers. Even beginners can safely try diving here at the Nanki Shirahama waters.

    This spot is next to the beach and relatively easy to find. It serves good seafood dons. So if you are around, it is a good lunch spot. Seafood was fresh and reasonable price.

  • Kaisen Senbei Nanki
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    4.0
    19 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Wakayama Pref. Tanabeshi Shinjouchou 3076-1
    A souvenir and gift shop situated along Prefectural Route 33 facing Uchinoura Bay. Inside, visitors will find ebisen shrimp crackers and all manner of seafood senbei rice crackers. Visitors can also watch the shop’s senbei being made via a window in the workshop area. In addition, the shop offers samplings of crackers hot off the griddle and free coffee, visitors can stop by and take a snack break while gazing at the picturesque ocean nearby. The adjoining restaurant serves homemade dishes like local vegetable tempura and sweets all-you-can-eat buffet style. The shop’s parking area is spacious and can accommodate many vehicles, making the shop the perfect place to stop at and take a break while on a long drive through the area.

    白良浜の道中に見つけて立ち寄りました。 一袋530円〜種類はかなり豊富です。 無料コーヒースペースと試食販売スペースは分かれています。 淡路島のたこせんべいの里と似ているので 系列が同じか聞いてみたら違うとの事。 休憩の立ち寄りには良いと思います。

  • Fuzen
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    4.0
    27 Reviews
    Shopping
    Wakayama Pref. Itogunkouyachou Kouyasan 712
    A long-standing namafu wheat gluten block specialty shop located in the Koyasan area in Koya Town, Ito County, Wakayama Prefecture which was founded in the Edo Bunsei period. Cherished since long ago as the only namafu shop in the Koyasan area, Fuzen supplies pilgrim’s lodging facilities in the area with traditional namafu, an essential part of Buddhist vegetarian cuisine. The sasa-maki anpu, sweet strained bean paste wrapped in namafu mixed with Japanese mugwort, is a popular souvenir for tourists visiting Koyasan. The chewy texture, elegant sweetness, and invigorating aroma of mugwort and bamboo grass make this famed sweet an irresistible treat.

    関西は生麩のお菓子多い気がします。 特に京都等も生麩有名ですし。 笹巻あんぷと言いよもぎ入の生麩でこしあんを包み熊笹で包んで有ります。 よもぎと笹の香りが清々しい。 生麩も柔らかく、 こしあんも甘過ぎず良いですね。

  • Sanchoku Market Yottette, (Roadside Station Kudoyama Shop)
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
    Shopping
    Wakayama Ito-gun Kudoyamacho Nyugo 5-5
    This farmer's market is attached to Roadside Station Kaki-no-Sato Kudoyama in Kudoyama Town. It sells local produce as well as jam and other processed products. Persimmon is a local specialty of Kudoyama Town, so the market is stocked with both fresh and dried permissions from the area's many farms during the persimmon season. The market also carries a good selection of seasonal fruit delivered from places including Katsuragi Town and Kinokawa City. One of the market's attractions is that it carries not only local specialties but also a variety of daily necessities. This makes it a destination not just for buying souvenirs while sightseeing but also for a little everyday shopping.

    弘法太師さまの母公のお寺として有名な慈尊院のすぐ近くにありました。和歌山ということでみかん、梅はもちろん、マスカットや柿などその時期の旬のフルーツがたくさんお値打ちに販売されていました。また生鮮食料品も一緒にあるので道の駅というよりほぼ食品スーパーです。地元の方が多いのか、2時すぎでもかなり混雑していました。

  • Kadohama Goma-dofu Sohompo Main Store
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    4.0
    18 Reviews
    Shopping
    Wakayama Pref. Itogunkouyachou Kouyasan 230
    This is a goma-dofu specialty shop in Koyasan, Koya Town, Ito County. They sell goma-dofu made with white sesame, Yoshino honkuzu (arrowroot) and water trickling from rocks deep in the mountains. As well as being supplied to Koyasan's temples including head temple Kongobu-ji, the tofu is also a popular souvenir for temple visitors. In addition, the shop has also set up a directly-operated restaurant around a two-minute walk away where one can enjoy goma-dofu cuisine.

    Goma Tofu is the traditional menu of Koya San, Goma Tofu here is the best. This menu is a vegetarian menu. If you visit here, this menu is recommended to try. The tofu is so soft and spongy. In a set...

  • Aeon Mall Wakayama
    Shopping
    Wakayama Wakayama-shi Naka Kusunokidani 573
    "Located right next to Wakayamadaigakumae Station on the Nankai Main Line. Connected directly to the station via a deck, this shopping mall is one of the largest in the prefecture. Making use of the area's natural terrain and its expansive grounds, the mall consists of five levels. The mall is occupied by some 210 tenants as well as the AEON Style Wakayama department store. Designed around the concept of a ""hill where smiles gather,"" tenants include a movie theater, pet shop, and medical clinic. A new face for Wakayama, the mall is a fun destination for young people and families alike."
  • Toutouan
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    5.0
    13 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Kinokawashi Momoyamachoumoto 901
    Toutouan is a sweet shop owned by Yabumoto Hatashita Orchards, a producer of peaches. This popular shop has been featured on television, and the customers’ favorite dish is Peach Milk Gelato. Another bestseller, and one made in only limited quantities each day, is a parfait ringed with the pieces of a freshly cut peach. The shop also offers a full menu of items made with fruit produced in Wakayama Prefecture. Toutouan is open from March to December, and business hours vary according to the time of the year.

    車がないと行けないのが残念。 でもレンタカーを使ってでも行く価値があります。 丁寧に育てられた果物を使って、丁寧に作られています。 お天気がよい日に、紀の川を眺めながらいただくと、自然の恵みへの感謝の気持ちがぐっと高まりますね。 This place offers fruity Italian ice cream. Everything is made here, by farmers...

  • Nanki Shirahama Nagisa Beer
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    3.5
    9 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Wakayama Nishimuro-gun Shirahamacho 2927-220
    This is located about a ten-minute drive from the Nanki Shirahama Interchange on the Kisei Expressway. It is the manufacturing and sales source for Nagisa Beer, a product of the traditions and geography of Nanki Shirahama. This beer, made with the famous local Nanki Shirahama Tonda Water, goes down easily, has a rich, deep flavor, and a fragrant scent. The sales counter inside the plant features not only the usual pale ale, American wheat, and IPA varieties, but also seasonal specialties, such as Mandarin orange ale and Pilsner, all freshly brewed and available to taste. The plant also offers free tours.

    直営レストランはちょっと栄えている地域にあるが、こちらは少し南の方に離れた所にある醸造所です。公園の中に工場と試飲・販売コーナーがあるだけ。おつまみも簡単なものしか置いていないので、個人的には楽しめましたが、ビール愛が強くないひとはここまで来る必要はないかと思います。

  • Nachi Neboke-dou
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    3.5
    42 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Higashimurogunnachikatsurachou Ichinono 3434-1
    This historic Japanese sweet shop was founded in Osaka in 1624. It's approximately five minutes on foot from Daimonzaka's Married Cedars on the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route. In the quest for the best water for making their sweets, they opened this store in Katsuura to use spring water from Mt. Nachi. Visitors can observe their facility's crafting process with its dedication to flavor and safety. They use Okinawa made sugar for an array of items like ice cream, karinto manju treats, and their original kuro-ame sweets that are meant to be reminiscent of Kishu binchotan charcoal. Meals that feature local marine produce like their raw tuna-topped rice bowls are available too.

    どちらかというと自社製造のお土産と数店のお土産屋さんが 集まったお店で、青岸渡寺からの帰りに寄るには良い場所です。 今回は動いていませんでしたが店内のお菓子製造設備が動いて いるときはお菓子を作る様子を間近に見ることが出来ます。

  • Usukawa Manju Gihei Kishimoto Main Store
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    4.5
    30 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Higashimuro-gun Kushimotocho Kushimoto 1851
    This Japanese confectionery store is located a little to the southwest along National Route 42, after exiting JR Kushimoto Station. The long-established store was founded in 1893, and in a time when manju buns were considered sweets, it pursued the creation of a light, unsweetened bun, which is now a specialty product, Usukawa Manju. Its main characteristic is the special bean paste which is made from scratch to be delicious while also not being too sweet. In addition to Usukawa Manju, the store also has Imoimo and Hamasodachi, as well as Rosetsu Monaka, which have been recognized by Premier Wakayama.

    Gihei is a wagashi store:they sell only Japanese candy. No idea why theres a lunch set menu picture up there. Theyre famous for something called usukawa manju (hence the name), which is kind...

  • Akitsuno Farmers' Market Kitera
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    5.0
    4 Reviews
    Shopping
    Wakayama Tanabe-shi Kamiakizu 1487-1
    "This is located a ten-minute drive from the Nanki Tanabe Interchange on the Hanwa Expressway. The local people provided the funds to found a farmers' market and operate it themselves. They take advantage of a climate and landscape where mandarin oranges, navel oranges and other citrus fruits can be harvested throughout the year, and a wide variety of seasonal citrus fruits are always displayed at the entrance to the store, all of them locally grown. The ""Oranchi juice"" produced onsite is also popular. The neighboring coffee shop Ikora Chaya is a good place to relax while drinking coffee that has been roasted in-house."

    近隣農家さんの直売所だと思うのですが、ミカン類が本当に美味しくて安い。みかん以外にも、さまざまな果物や地元の野菜などがリーズナブルに販売されています。少し遠いのですが、行くときは車で行き、思い切り箱買いしてきます。みかんは10月ぐらいから5月ぐらいまで充実しているようですが、夏場はとても少なくなります。ここで買うと他で買えなくなるほど、ファンです。

  • Owashi Farm
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
    Shopping
    Wakayama Higashimuro-gun Kushimotocho Takatomi 805-1
    This directly managed store is located a little west from the point where Takatomigawa River and National Route 42 intersect. It mainly sells fresh milk and dairy products from its own ranch. It also provides a milk delivery service to homes in the surrounding area. Customers can choose from two types of soft-serve ice cream, medium or large size, and the store's homemade pasteurized milk, which preserves the original flavor of the milk, is recommended. Chocolate and limited-edition grape mix flavors may also be available. The store also serves Kodo-no-ha-sushi, local specialty sushi sandwiched with wild strawberry leaves. .

    濃厚な牛乳に感激しソフトを食べに行きました。国道沿いで地元の方たちがひっきりなしに買いに来られていました。ソフトは大サイズ350円!!但し早く食べないととけてしまいます。牛乳は200円。インターホンを鳴らして辛抱強く待ってください。

  • Bakery and Cafe Nagi
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    4.5
    21 Reviews
    Shopping
    Wakayama Higashimuro-gun Kushimotocho Oshima 1158
    This store is located approximately a 10-minute drive from JR Kushimoto Station. It is a bakery and cafe situated in the western part of Kii-Oshima Island, and it is possible to ask the driver of the bus headed to Oshima Port and Kashinozaki Lighthouse to make a stop in front of the store. It sells bread made from domestically produced wheat and organic ingredients, making it a popular place to eat for locals as well as tourists. Another of the store's attractive features is that customers can enjoy their meals relaxing in the wooden-built store which was inspired by the shade of trees. The cafe menu also includes pizza, croque monsieur and cake sets, among others.

    Nice bakery, lots of different bread. Seems like the cafe is not operating...? Only take out. Nice location and nice little house. Seems quite busy, people were lining outside. Not cheap, but...

  • Wakaura Fishing Port Ottotto Square
    Shopping
    Wakayama Wakayama-shi Shinwakaura 1-1 Wakaura Fishing Port
    This shop is located a 30-minute drive from the Wakayama Interchange on the Hanwa Expressway. This seafood market, opened on November 3rd, 2012, operates out of a remodeled cold storage building in Wakaura Fishing Port and sells fresh seafood and seafood products. Here you can buy young shirasu whitebait from Wakaura Bay, asari clams, green tiger prawns, sea bream, horse mackerel, and other locally-caught fresh seafood, as well as seafood products such as tempura and kamaboko steamed fish paste at a low price.
  • Farmer's Market Yacchon Hiroba
    Shopping
    Wakayama Hashimoto-shi Kishikami 522-1
    "This farmer's market is located near the Kinokawa River a 15-minute walk from Kii-Yamada Station on the JR Wakayama Line. It sells fresh fruits and vegetables, mushrooms, and other produce delivered straight from local farms. The food court on the first floor of the market is popular for gelato made with fresh local fruits and vegetables. The Syokusaikan restaurant on the second floor serves up local flavors to enjoy. ""Yacchon"" has a number of meanings including ""gather around, everybody!"" or ""leave it up to me!"" The name was selected from the hope that the market would ""bustle with lots of people and provide customers with satisfaction and smiles."""

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Wakayama prefecture unites pilgrims, food lovers, and culture buffs in a tranquil corner of Japan at the base of the Kii Peninsula. The setting for many a Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail, Wakayama invites those in search of spirituality from one side of the prefecture to the other, from the 100-plus Buddhist temples of the sacred Mount Koya in the west to the inspiring temples of the Kumano Sanzan set among breathtaking nature in the east. Once the grueling hike is complete, make a beeline for Wakayama city to savor some of the country's most delicious ramen noodles.

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