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
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    3.5
    252 Reviews
    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.

    Travelers who are interested in the lifestyle and culture of tourist attractions do not miss this market where a local fruit village(market) is adjacent. The must is tasting local fresh seafood...

  • Fisherman’s Wharf Shirahama
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    4.0
    49 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.

  • JA Kinosato Farmers Market Mekkemon Square
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    3.5
    5 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.

    色々な野菜や果物が売られています。今回は、白菜が一玉100円と格安だったので買って帰りました。キャッシレス還元5%がうれしいです。

  • 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."
  • 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。

  • JA Kinan Farmers' Market Kisaikan
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    4.0
    11 Reviews
    Shopping
    Wakayama Tanabe-shi Akizucho 752-1
    "Located a five-minute drive from the Nanki Tanabe Interchange on the Hanwa Expressway, this is a base for ""locally grown, locally consumed"" food in JA Kinan, and it is the largest farmers' market in the region. Varieties of sweet mandarin oranges are available throughout the year, and since free samples are provided, customers can ""try before they buy."" The food sold here, whether it is saury sushi, miso, pickled vegetables, or bread, is all handmade on local farms, using locally sourced ingredients whenever possible, for a real homemade taste. There is also a wide selection of locally produced dried plums and tea products. From time to time, events are held in which customers can try harvesting mandarin oranges or plums or arranging flowers."

    ここを訪れる前に同じく田辺市内にある産直市場「産直市場よってっていなり本館」で買い物をしており、農産物直売所のハシゴをしてみました。結論から言うと、「産直市場よってっていなり本館」の方が良かったです。こちらのお店は、同じような時間帯に行ったのに、それほど賑わっていませんでしたし、商品の陳列も、欠品してるせいなのか隙間が空いているところもあり、結局、売り場の見物だけして買い物はしませんでした。もう少...

  • 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。

  • Katsuura Fishing Port Nigiwai Market
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    4.0
    46 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

  • 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."""
  • JA Arida Farmer's Market Aridakko
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
    Shopping
    Wakayama Pref. Aridagunaridagawachou Habu 33-1
    This farmer's market located on Prefectural Route 22 in Habu, Aridagawa Town, Arida County, sells agricultural produce direct from farmers. On sale are fresh vegetables, fruits, and flowers, always in season, as well as the famous Wakayama tangerines, Arida Mikan. Food fairs and food education events are also held from time to time.

    この時期、有田はなんと言ってもみかんです!他府県ナンバーの車がいっぱい来ています。生産者の顔の見える販売です。

  • Agricultural Cooperative Corporation Kibi Produce Market Dondon Plaza
    Shopping
    Wakayama Arida-gun Aridagawacho Sho 1003-2
    This farmers market is designed to be a place where customers can see the faces of the people that made the products on sale. The market is filled with fresh, picked-daily local vegetables, fruits, flowers, and more. Arida is famous for its abundant citrus fruit production, and customers will also find a wide variety of seasonal citrus fruits here, including mikan, dekopon, ponkan, Hassaku, and navel oranges. In addition, the market holds numerous events, including mikan picking in a nearby mikan farm from mid-November to mid-December.
  • Saikazaki Fishing Port Direct Sales Store (Union of Kansai Governments Direct Sales Market)
    Shopping
    Wakayama Wakayama-shi Saikazaki 1162 Saikazaki Fishery Cooperative
    This fishermen's market is operated by Saikazaki Fishing Port. Here you can purchase seafood delivered straight from the boats which can be seen dotting Saikazaki Fishing Port. The market is filled with shipping crates and styrofoam boxes, and customers speak directly to one of the fisherman working inside, saying what fish they want and negotiating the price. Operating hours vary by season; between October and mid-May, fresh green tiger prawn, sea bream, red tonguesole, and other fresh seafood is delivered to the market from 3 p.m. onward. Seafood delivers occur from 8:30 p.m. onward from mid-May until Sports Day in October, and during this time the market is filled with daggertooth pike conger and southern rough shrimp. Note that the market is closed on days with poor weather.
  • JA Nagamine Farmer's Market Toritatehiroba
    Shopping
    Wakayama Kainan-shi Shikone Nishi 2-3-5
    This farmer's market is located about five minutes from Kainan-higashi Interchange on the Hanwa Expressway. It offers safe, high-quality, and fresh produce and processed products that are produced locally. A system that contacts producers with sales information in real time allows them quickly restock their products, preventing shortages. One of the popular services the market offers is free recipes that make use of seasonal ingredients. The market also frequently hosts events focused on seasonal fruits and vegetables.
  • Tachiyori Dokoro
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Wakayama Hashimoto-shi Koyaguchicho Nagura 288
    "This facility located a five-minute walk from JR Koyaguchi Station exhibits and sells local products and also serves as a hub for regional exchange and information dissemination. It is notable for its Furusato Architectural Landscape Award-winning retro warehouse-style exterior. Its name is a pun that the word ""stopping by (tachiyori)"" sounds similar to the word ""cutting the piece of cloth"", which refers to the Koyaguchi District's thriving pile weave texture industry. It sells a number of textile products that make excellent presents and souvenirs including handkerchiefs made with Saiori, a Japanese Chenille fabric invented by a local weaver in the late 19th century, as well as accessory cases made with Pile Gobelins, a local brand of pile fabric. Sightseeing bicycle rentals are also available."

    ひねキングカレーを探しに入って見たのですが、やはり品切れとなっていました。店員さんに聞きますと、鳥が追い付かないらしく、一週間後に入荷するかもと親切に教えてくれました。

  • Shiosai Building Nikoniko Indoor Marketplace
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Shopping
    Wakayama Nishimuro-gun Shirahamacho Hiki 2039
    "This is a farmers' market that sells local agricultural products, an 11-minute drive from JR Hikigawa Station. Because of careful management of production records, customers can buy safe and reliable fresh fruits and vegetables at low prices. In addition to fresh foods, the market also sells processed foods, such as dried pickled plums, pickled radishes, and saury sushi. The growers and producers work the cash register every day, so that customers can speak directly with them and learn about ways to cook exoic vegetables and other market products. About ten times a year, the market holds a ""customer appreciation day,"" offering free treats, such as rice porridge or zenzai (red bean soup made with azuki beans) as well as new rice or other crops."

    JA紀南がやっている、農産物の直販所です。伺った時はおばあさん達が2たりで店番をされていました。時期的にか?農産物は余り多くありませんでしたが、お店の中は田舎の良い雰囲気。農家の方が交代で店番をされているとか、小さな李を売っていたので、買って食べたら、今まで食べた事の無い無茶「旨」でした。

  • Burakuri-cho
    Shopping
    Wakayama Wakayama-shi Nakanotanaminaminocho 25
    A shopping street located in Wakayama City. The overarching term used for the six shopping streets of Hon-machi, Burakuri-cho, Nakaburakuri-cho, Higashiburakuri-cho, Burakuri-cho O-dori, and Kitaburakuri-cho, the origins of the shopping street date back to a city renewal project initiated by local residents after the area was destroyed in a massive fire in 1830. A variety of events are held here, such as the Poplohas Market craft market every second Sunday of the month.
  • Seafood Market at Fisherman’s Wharf of Shirahama
    Shopping
    Wakayama Pref. Nishimurogunshirahamachou 1667-22
    Seafood Market at the seaside leisure spot of Fisherman’s Wharf of Shirahama in Shirahama Town, Nishimuro County, Wakayama. Find fresh fish packed together, including horse mackerel, chicken grunt, sea bream, etc. You can choose your favorite fish then have it prepared for you as sashimi, or boiled or grilled and made into an original seafood dish that you can enjoy on the spot. They have indoor and terrace seating.
  • Plum Koubou Honten
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
    Shopping
    Wakayama Pref. Hidakagunminabechou Oshine 1187
    A souvenir shop operated by a Wakayama Nankoume pickled plum producer founded in 1906. The shop is located in Minabe Town, Hidaka County, Wakayama Prefecture. In addition to umeboshi, the shop also sells a variety of original products, including plum sweets and seasonings. Some of the shop’s most popular varieties of umeboshi include sweet umeboshi made with honey, umeboshi with kombu kelp, and old-fashioned Shiso (Japanese basil) picked plums. With an advance reservation, visitors can tour the workshop and try making umeboshi and plum juice. The shop’s second floor is a café where you can enjoy tea and umeshu plum liqueur.

    うめまつりの臨時駐車場の近くにあったので立ち寄ってみました。プレミアムダイヤモンド梅という、金箔がのった一粒の梅が300円で売られていました。

  • 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...

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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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