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Shopping Spots in Kumano Hongu Taisha Area

  • MIDORI NAGANO
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    4.0
    133 Reviews
    Shopping
    Nagano Pref. Naganoshi Minamichitose 1-22-6
    "This shopping center is in the Nagano Station building. It has areas like Shinshu Souvenir Sando ORAHO with lots of Nagano specialties, a restaurant area called ""Ogosso Dining,"" and Midori Marche with an array of grocery shops and delicatessens. It houses a variety of tenants between the fifth and first basement floors."

    Here there is space to look around without crowds and music. I found myself able to gaze upon items and carefully examine them without feeling pressure. I did enjoy the Oraho Square food area. Here...

  • 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...

  • Kaisen Senbei Nanki
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    19 Reviews
    Shopping
    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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    10 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."

    大きな農産物直売所です。しかも、時期が良かったのか、ミカンの山!素晴らしいです。飛行機で、ミカンをたくさん持って帰れました。まさか、こんなに買ってしまうとは。。。また寄りたいですね。回るだけで楽しです。

  • Chikatsuyu
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    3.0
    6 Reviews
    Shopping
    Wakayama Pref. Tanabeshi Nakahechichouchikatsuyu 1810-1
    Chikatsuyu is a large drive-in area which offers food, souvenirs, and a chance to walk along the Kumano-kodo pilgrimage route. The place has a selection of specialty products typical of Wakayama Prefecture. In the food court you can have bowls of rice topped with Wakayama's famous brand of chicken “Umedori”, udon and soba noodles with Kumano beef, and soft ice cream made from the delicious Wakayama tangerines. Chikatsuyu is approximately 30 minutes by car from Kumano Hongu Taisha Shrine and Hongu Onsen resort.

    You go through this village if on the Kumano Kodo. There are a few little eateries, snack and souvenir shops. There are done Japanese houses with exquisite gardens. It’s pretty deserted in the winter...

  • Ki no Sato
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    2 Reviews
    Shopping
    Wakayama Tanabe-shi Hongucho Hongu 228-1
    This is a large souvenir shop located next to Kumano Hongu Shrine. It stocks things such as pickled plums, products made from unique local citrus fruits, Kisei plum wine, local sake, and other souvenirs of the Kumano area. Light meals are available inside, and since the interior is large, visitors can take their time looking over the merchandise. The shop is equipped with a parking lot that accommodates eight buses and 60 cars, and walking a bit from the parking lot and going up the stairs brings one to Kumano Hongu Shrine.

    熊野本宮大社のお参り後に訪れました。迷ったあげく、レモンシャーベットを頂きましたが、みかんアイスバーにすれば良かったです。

  • Ryujin Jigama Tofu Kobo Loin
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    3.5
    2 Reviews
    Shopping
    Wakayama Tanabe-shi Ryujinmura Komatagawa 259
    This tofu shop and cafe is located about a five-minute drive from Ryujin Onsen or a short walk from Komatagawa Onsen. The tofu shop closes as soon as it sells out of its firm “Jigama Tofu,” which is made in a traditional cauldron. It can also be purchased on an old-fashioned bamboo strainer. They also sell products that offer up novel ways to eat such as Jigama Tofu bottled in olive oil. The cafe, which is only open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, serves lunches, sweets made from fresh soy milk and their weekend-only tofu donuts and tofu pudding, and more.

    有名な龍神のとうふ料理店。 よく聞くので大変おいしいんだろうと期待しましたが・・。 やっぱり豆腐は豆腐で、私の口にはあまり・・って感じでした。 料理も中心はやっぱり豆腐なのでちょっと薄めのお味な気が・・。 身内にきくと、「おからのほうがおいしいよ」という話だったので、 おからを買ってくればよかったと思いました。 雰囲気はいいです。

  • Tanaume Main Store
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Shopping
    Wakayama Tanabe-shi Fukuromachi 39
    Located about a ten-minute drive from the Nanki Tanabe Interchange on the Hanwa Expressway via National Route 42, near the Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Route, this is a venerable shop, founded in 1865, that sells Kamaboko (ready-to-eat processed seafood maintaining the taste and amount of protein of the fish). The shop's methods for making Kamaboko have remained unchanged since its founding, and each day begins with cutting fish into three slices by hand. The famous local specialty Nanbayaki is made by minced white croaker and shaping it into squares before roasting. The popular Gobomaki is made by mixing ground fish with lightly simmered burdock root, wrapping it in fish skin, and roasting it. Freshly made Kamaboko can be purchased in the shop, although the exact varieties may vary from day to day.

    田辺市内にある老舗の天ぷら屋さん。お店の構えからして、見るからに雰囲気があります。いただいた丸天がめちゃめちゃおいしい。少し甘さがあるような柔らかさもちょうどいい。私の中では最高峰の天ぷらだと思います。

  • Tsuji no Mochi
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Shopping
    Wakayama Tanabe-shi Kitashinmachi 1
    Located in the center of Tanabe, a city along the Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Route, about a 15-minute drive from the Nanki Tanabe Interchange on the Hanwa Expressway via National Route 42, this is a venerable retailer of traditional Japanese sweets. Its flagship product is Okeshi Mochi, a simple round, flat cake of rice paste covered on both sides with sweet red bean paste. The soft, chewiness of the pounded Mochi cake and the perfectly salted, not-too-sweet flavor of the bean paste make this a popular item, and it is said to have been a favorite of Minakata Kumagusu, the famous 19th-century scholar in natural history and folklore studies. Since these confections do not keep more than a day, one can taste them only here. In the back of the shop is a tea corner, where customers can enjoy a cup of tea with their sweets.

    紀伊田辺駅から闘鶏神社と逆の方に行くとあります。お餅の上に粒あんをのせた辻の餅が名物です。シンプルですが非常に美味しかったです。

  • Meijuan
    Shopping
    Wakayama Pref. Tanabeshi Ryujinmuranishi 360-1
    This local cafe is located in Ryujin Village, Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture. The owner used to work as a French chef and fell in love with the Nanko-ume plums of Wakayama, so he moved here and opened this establishment. The floor hearths and sash windows evoke a nostalgic atmosphere. There’s croque-monsieur, warm soup, salad with handmade plum dressing, and more.
  • Ryujin Heart
    Shopping
    Wakayama Pref. Tanabeshi Ryujinmuraryujin 165
    This café and shop built next to the Ryujin Roadside Station in Ryujin Village, Tanabe City, Wakayama stands out for its steepled log cabin design. It is operated by a group of women with a goal of revitalizing the region and inside the shop you’ll find additive-free goods for sale made from local ingredients. Here you can find local Ryujin souvenirs such as Yuzubeshi, which is a delicacy of barley miso and peanut mixed up and stuffed inside a yuzu citrus, or karinto sweet fried snacks made from rice dregs. In the café corner enjoy a light meal with options such as Ryujin miso croquettes, yuzu citrus juice, and cakes.
  • G.WORKS
    Shopping
    Wakayama Pref. Tanabeshi Ryujinmurafukui 493
    This is a select shop for woodworking tools inside the Michi-no-Eki roadside station Mizu-no-sato Hidakagawa-Ryuyu along National Route 424 in Fukui, Ryujin Village, Tanabe City. They sell furniture including tables and chairs handmade by artisans from Ryujin Village's hinoki (cypress) and sugi (cedar). They also deal in works of local artists including stained glass and ceramics.
  • Farmers' Market Yottette, Inari Main Building
    Shopping
    Wakayama Tanabe-shi Inaricho 270-1
    "This farmer's makert is located five minutes from the Nanki Tanabe Interchange on the Hanwa Expressway via National Route 42. Producers sell not only their best fresh vegetables but also various citrus fruits throughout the year in this farmers' and fishers' market whose motto is ""Fresh, Reliable, Cheap."" Especially popular is the Fish Products Section, where customers can obtain fresh fish sent directly from the fishers who caught them, as well as homemade cakes sweets, and other processed foods made by local producers. On the second floor is the casual Yottette Cafe, along with a section that sells dried plums, plum wine, and other products derived from plums. On the same property is the farm-to-table buffet restaurant Hachijuhachiya."
  • Akitsuno Farmers' Market Kitera
    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."
  • Kashin Fumido
    Shopping
    Wakayama Tanabe-shi Kitashinmachi 56
    This is located about a ten-minute drive from the Nanki Tanabe Interchange on the Hanwa Expressway via Prefectural Route 208. It is a venerable shop that has specialized in creating confections imbued with the spirit of Kisei Tanabe since 1905. In 2002, the shop's exquisite Kamishima no Tsuru, made of chestnuts wrapped in smooth red bean paste and white bean with egg yolk paste and then coated with soft marshmallow dough, won the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries Award at a national contest. Other recommended items are those made with Binchotan charcoal, such as the White Charcoal Cookie, made with finely ground Binchotan charcoal and black sesame.
  • Hachiya
    Shopping
    Wakayama Tanabe-shi Hongucho Hongu 471-1
    This is a grocer's shop located a ten-minute walk from Kumano Hongu Shrine. It specializes in Kumano beef, Wakayama's specialty Wagyu and offers whichever cuts of meats most suitable for the dish such as steak, sukiyaki, shabushabu (do-it-yourself beef stew), or yakiniku (grilled meat),. The finest meat for barbecuing comes highly recommended due to its perfect balance between red meat and marbling. The products it handles include vegetables and fish, so the shop attracts a wide variety of customers, from local residents to tourists visiting the Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Route. English-speaking employees can easily accept foreign visitors.
  • Akihira
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    5.0
    42 Reviews
    Shopping
    Wakayama Tanabe-shi Kitashinmachi 68

    We were in Tanabe city , searching for one of their highly recommended umeshu and by luck we came across this place. Very cosy place and not to mention is actually hidden gem of Tanabe city cause the...

  • Yumunechaya
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
    Shopping
    Tanabe, Wakayama Prefecture Motomiya Yunomine 113

    This cafe is in quite a central spot near the Tsuboyu. I had a very nice coffee and pancake. I suspect the pancake was made from a packet mix. And like just about everywhere in Japan the coffee was...

  • Bread Workshop Kawa Tanabe
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    4 Reviews
    Shopping
    Wakayama Pref. Tanabeshi Tenjinzaki 7-29

    Its a small shop but every bread is delisiou. Some bread is made with local food. I bought croissant and other. Next time I want to try humberger or sandwiches.

  • Ruble
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    5.0
    2 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Tanabe-shi Nakamaro 133-80

    今度はセールがあり一日限定200個限りで通常140円のクッキーシューが100円になっていました。開店が8時からとのことでしたので9時に行ってみるとちゃんとまだまだありました。ですが9時なのにお客さんもちらほら・・モーニングやっているのかな・・と思うくらいの繁盛ぶりでした。クッキーシュー、前日は3時には売り切れたらしいです。期間限定でケーキも全品20%オフになっていました。クッキーシュー、100円な...

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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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