Other Shopping Spots in Wakayama Area

  • Fisherman’s Wharf Shirahama
    Shopping
    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.
  • 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...

  • JA Kinosato Farmers Market Mekkemon Square
    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.
  • Koyasan Daisido
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    4.0
    6 Reviews
    Shopping
    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
    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.

    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。

  • 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。

  • JA Arida Farmer's Market Aridakko
    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.
  • Honmamon Furusato Local Fresh Food Market
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    3.5
    2 Reviews
    Shopping
    Wakayama Hidaka-gun Minabecho Higashi Yoshida 274-1
    "A five-minute drive from JR Minabe Station. This farmers market is operated by JA Kisyuu, the local Japan Agricultural Cooperatives branch. The market sells safe, healthy, and fresh foods raised amongst the area's abundant natural beauty. Some of the many foods you can buy here include Kishu Minabe Nankoume plums, a variety of Japanese plum created right here in Minabe Town; Usui peas, snow peas, and other legumes; highly sweet cherry tomato varieties such as Akatonbo, Yutosei, and Otohime; small sized watermelons, muskmelons, and other seasonal produce; flowers like statice and baby's breath; and umeboshi pickled plums, including JA Kishyuu's own original ""tomato-ume""."

    年が明けるとハウスもののウスイエンドウが店先に並ぶようになる。それを求めてこの時期になると行きたくなる。海に近い日当たりのいいこの地はいいエンドウができる。梅の産地の南部インターからほど近い産直店である。

  • 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."""
  • 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。

  • Hoko-an
    Travel / Tourism
    Wakayama Pref. Higashimuroguntaijichou Taiji 2173-1
    A workshop in Taiji Town, Higashimuro County, Wakayama Prefecture which makes and sells whale-themed folk crafts; whales are a symbol of the town of Taiji. The cute, round bodies of the shop’s lucky earthenware whale bells called “Kissho Kujira Dorei”, which are based on a local legend about a whale, make them popular souvenirs. The workshop sells a wide variety of uniquely designed items, including tableware and toothpick holders. Hoko-an also holds classes in which participants can paint their own ceramic pieces (reservation required). You can bring home your completed piece the same day.
  • Yamaguchi Kohodo
    Travel / Tourism
    Wakayama Pref. Higashimurogunnachikatsurachou Nachisan 167-2
    "This souvenir shop is half way along the approach to Kumano Nachi Taisha Shrine and Seigantoji Temple. They sell traditional Nachiguro inkstones used for calligraphy, made of Nachiguroishi black stone. Officially designated Wakayama Prefecture souvenirs, these items are of such superb quality that they've been presented to the Imperial family as gifts. The second-generation shopkeeper is recognized as a Wakayama Prefecture master craftsman and has won the Japan Inter-Design Award. The shop is renowned for a kind of inkstone known as the ""Mandala-no-Michi,"" made from a particularly rare variety of Nachiguroishi black stone. Their figurines of owls and the mythical yatagarasu are popular."
  • "Shiga Fureai no Sato ""Arigato no Mise"""
    Shopping
    Wakayama Ito-gun Katsuragicho Shiga 1348-2
    This farmer's market is located along National Route 480, which connects Katsuragi Town to Koyasan. Customers can feel the warmth of being welcomed by the elderly people who work in the region. The market offers local seasonal vegetables and processed products such as miso paste, rice cake, and pickles at reasonable prices. The Makuni River that flows nearby is a firefly habitat, making the area a major sightseeing destination in the summer. The market's large parking lot makes it a convenient hub for sightseeing by car.
  • Kaki no Chaya Yorimichi
    Shopping
    Wakayama Ito-gun Katsuragicho Nishiiburi 612-1
    This farmer's market is located on a farm road that runs along the Bentendani River a 10-minute walk from JR Nakaiburi Station. It sells locally-grown seasonal fruits and vegetables, processed products, and other items. Katsuragi is a major fruit producing town, so the market has an especially repertoire of fruit varieties. An attached cafe serves fresh strawberry juice, peach smoothies, and other drinks made with fresh fruit. The cafe also offers a number of popular items that incorporate local flavors such as yakitori-don (grilled chicken on rice) made with Kishu Umedori chicken. The lively market also regularly serves as a venue for town events and fairs.
  • Shibuta no Sho Ikeki
    Shopping
    Wakayama Ito-gun Katsuragicho Higashishibuta 336-1
    This farmer's market is located on National Route 480 heading from JR Kaseda Station to Koyasan. It sells fruit from local orchards, local specialties, and other products. The market is notable for having its own plum orchard and chestnut farm. In the spring the market sells umeshu (plum wine) and umeboshi (pickled plums). In the fall, visitors can enjoy harvesting and roasting chestnuts. The farm grows an especially wide range of plums in the spring including Koume, Kojiroume, and Nankobai plums. Jams and other processed products made with the fruit grown on the farm make great souvenirs.
  • Midori no Sato Farmer's Market
    Shopping
    Wakayama Kaiso-gun Kiminocho Nishino 971-1
    "This farmer's market is located inside the Fureiaikan at Nokami Fureiai Park in Kimino Town. The market sells produce raised in a naturally-rich racing environment, processed products, and other items. Some of the many and diverse items available include fruits such as mandarin oranges and persimmons, umeboshi (pickled plums), jam, yam cake, and hemp palm products. The market's motto of providing ""safe and high-quality products from the clear traceability"" is based on a desire to share great things with the people who come to the market."
  • 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.
  • JA Kinosato Farmer's Market OINACITY
    Shopping
    Wakayama Iwade-shi Ibaramoto 20
    "This farmer's market is located about a 20-minute walk from Iwade Station on the JR Wakayama Line. It is the sister store of the Mekkemon Hiroba farmer's market, which is also operated by JA Kinosato. The market, which opened in 2013, offers locally-harvested fresh fruits and vegetables, rice, and other agricultural products at reasonable prices. Other popular offerings include bento boxes and side dishes made with seasonal ingredients. Every Saturday there is a morning market called ""OINA Utagoe Marche"" where producers sell their products face-to-face with customers."

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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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