Shopping Spots in Wakayama Area

  • Nanki Shirahama Toretore Market
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    3.5
    26 Reviews
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    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.

    We went there after lunch and we realized we should have come here for lunch. There were BBQ facility (you have to pay to use) to cook the very fresh seafood caught locally (you must buy them there...

  • Kuroshio Market
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    3.5
    17 Reviews
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    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.

    駐車場から果物即売所を抜けた先に黒潮市場があります。中はお土産やと食事の購入ができる場所が半分ずつのスペースを割いてます。この日はあまりにも外気温が高く外の浜焼きBBQを利用しようと言う気にはなれませんでした。握りずしのセットと和歌山名物[梅そば]を注文しました。お寿司と蕎麦は別の店で購入、食べる場所は別にもうけてありました。味はなかなか新鮮で美味しかったです。セットで1000円位であれば十分満足...

  • Hamadaya
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    4.0
    97 Reviews
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    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
    42 Reviews
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    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

  • Fisherman’s Wharf Shirahama
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    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.
  • Fuzen
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    4.0
    28 Reviews
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    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。

  • 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。

  • Akizuno Garten
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    4.5
    33 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Tanabeshi Kamiakidu 4558-8
    This hands-on sightseeing facility located in Kamiakizu, Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture used to be wooden elementary school building. There’s a farm restaurant with a buffet offering locally produced food, a farmers’ market, a workshop where you can make sweets using locally produced oranges and such, an archive about oranges, and more. The classrooms and hallways exude a Showa-period school atmosphere. There’s also a lodging facility.

    We spent 1 night at this wonderful place before embarking on the Kumano Kudo hike. We booked the accommodation through Oku Japan (self-guided walking tours) and as part of that booking, we were able...

  • Toutouan
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    5.0
    12 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.

    旅行日程の数日前にFacebookで 「今年の桃パフェ終了」のお知らせを見た・・・。 それでも桃だけで作ったジェラートが食べれるとの事。 めっけもんの行きか帰りに寄れたら・・・と、思っていた。 夕方には台風が来るっていうから、帰り道から大きく外れるなら行けないかもしれなかったお店。 めっけもんでも桃はギリギリ一箱買えたけど、白桃欠乏症・・・桃たべたい。 藤桃庵さんも農家さん、めっけもんはJ...

  • Kamasen
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    4.0
    10 Reviews
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    Wakayama Higashimuro-gun Nachikatsuuracho Ichinono 3917-1
    "This kamaboko(boiled fish-paste) shop is located along the Nachisan-Katsuura Line (Prefectural Road 46) in Nono, Nachikatsuura Town, Higashimuro County. It offers a full lineup of kamaboko and other nerimono (paste products) made at the adjacent factory. This includes their Isonanba, which is made exclusively by hand, and their Yamaimo Kamaboko, which include an entire Japanese yam. Other offerings include tsukudani (simmered seafood preserves) made with tuna from Katsuura Fishing Port, processed whale meat, sweets, souvenirs, and more. There is also the day-use bathhouse ""Tennen Onsen Kumano no Sato"" as well as a restaurant."

    レストランと云う口コミページしか無かったので、仕方なく。蒲鉾の一大販売センターってとこかな?蒲鉾もこれだけ種類があると目移りして逆に何を買ったら良いのか、決められない。殆どの蒲鉾は試食が出来るので順番に試食していたら、昼ご飯は要らないほどお腹が膨れた。そう云う意味では良い場所です。価格は別に安いとは思えないけど。

  • Kasakuni
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    4.5
    47 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Itogunkouyachou Kouyasan 764
    A Japanese sweet shop located in the Koyasan area in Koya Town, Ito County, Wakayama Prefecture. The shop is famous for its grilled rice cakes, a favorite treat for visitors to Koyasan to eat, as well as the Miroku-ishi, a renowned sweet named after the stone of the same name found on the grounds of the Okunoin Temple. The shop’s hijiri yokan jelly is made according to an ancient treasured written recipe; this historic culinary gem was once an essential part of local Buddhist vegetarian cuisine. The shop’s display shelves are also filled with a variety of other sweets popular among visitors to the area, including monaka bean jam filled wafers and senbei rice crackers branded with the local mascot character Koya-kun.

    You can choose between several sweets; the price is correct (you spend almost 110/150 yen each one) and there is a beautiful space where you can eat them. NB:you can freely drink water, hot tea or...

  • Kamikishiya (Hanasaka Store)
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    4.5
    7 Reviews
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    Wakayama Ito-gun Koyacho Hana Saka 753-1
    "This venerable yakimochi (grilled rice cake) shop that has been in business for more than three centuries is located on National Route 480, which runs through the foothills of Mt. Koya. Their yakimochi are made with locally-grown glutinous rice and adzuki beans and have just the right amount of sweetness. The shop's plain and mugwort-flavored roasted rice cakes are also very popular as souvenirs. The first yakimochi is said to have been made by an old woman in 816, the same year that the monk Kukai first settled Mt. Koya. Her salt-flavored grilled rice cakes would quickly become famous as ""Hanasaka no yakimochi"" for their unique flavor. Hanasaka yakimochi would later be flavored with sugar starting in the Kamakura period. This shop carries on the more than 1,200 year-old tradition of Hanasaka yakimochi."

    高野山の通り道です。 店前にちょっとした駐車場有ります。 もちはヨモギと普通のと二種類。 お茶うけに良いです。

  • 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。

  • JA Kinosato Farmers Market Mekkemon Square
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    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.
  • Koyasan Daisido
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    4.0
    6 Reviews
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    Wakayama Pref. Itogunkouyachou Kouyasan 732-1
    This incense and fragrant wood specialty shop is located in Koya Town, Ito County, Wakayama Prefecture. Its white walls and black tiling give it a very grand appearance. It manufactures and sells products used inside the temples of Mt. Koya as well as products for cemetery visits and Buddhist altars at home. You’ll find the famous “reiko” incense as well as sandalwood, Koya mutsugi, and more. There are also incenses and scented oils that assist with healing and getting rid of bad smells, as well as several items that make great souvenirs. The adorable scented bags are a popular purchase.

    The shop was not far from the entrance to Okuno-in just across the street from Karukaya-do. The shop building looks quite new, but the shop is very old. It not only sell popular incense sticks but...

  • Sanchoku Market Yottette, (Roadside Station Kudoyama Shop)
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    4.0
    6 Reviews
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    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.

    非常に大型台風でいろいろな施設が休みでしたがこちらは営業していて、地元の野菜や特産品だけでなく、和歌山各地のお土産もそろっていました。 なぜかすいかも買ってしまいました。

  • Nachi Neboke-dou
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    3.5
    40 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.

    食事も出来ますが、どちらかと言えばお土産屋さんがメインの店です。 お土産を買ったついでに、食事もすると言った感じですね。

  • Akitsuno Farmers' Market Kitera
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    5.0
    4 Reviews
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    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
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    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。

  • Taiji Gyokyo(Fishermen Association) Supermarket
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    3.5
    6 Reviews
    Shopping
    Wakayama Higashimuro-gun Taijicho Taiji 3171-7
    This supermarket is located opposite and slightly to the left of Taiji Fishermen Association. It is directly managed by the fishing association, and sells fresh fish and processed goods such as dried food. In addition to whale meat, which is recommended to be eaten as sashimi, there is also a wide variety of bacon, de-boned fish, and canned food which is perfect for souvenirs. The store draws many local customers because it sells fresh ingredients at reasonable prices. Another appeal of the store is the wide variety of other goods apart from seafood, such as vegetables, clothing and everyday sundries. The store's whale meat is also sold online.

    9月に「白鯨」に宿泊し、鯨料理と温泉を楽しんだ。 白鯨と漁協スーパーは少し離れているが、漁協と漁協スーパーは隣同士で、潰れたスーパーを挟んで町役場などは中心の町内のご近所である。 ふるさと納税という制度があって、うまく使う能力のない自治体から、魅力的な物品や企画を提供できる自治体に納税先を自由に選択できる制度でもある、と見ることもできようか。 2019年の太地町が企画したふるさと納税は何の魅力...

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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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