Shopping Spots in Shimane Area

  • Izumo Magatama no Sato Museum
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    3.5
    48 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Tamayuchouyumachi 1755-1
    This Izumo magatama-themed sightseeing facility is about a five-minute walk from JR Tamatsukuri-Onsen Station. Tamatsukuri has long been known as Japan’s capital for magatama/stone production, and it is written in the Kojiki (Records of Ancient Matters) that Susanoo-no-mikoto slew the serpent Yamata no Orochi and offered a magatama fashioned in Tamatsukuri to the goddess Amaterasu. The Magatama Museum teaches visitors about the history of the magatama and information about natural stones. The main attraction is the blue meno (agate) magatama, which weighs in at over 75 kilograms. There’s also a workshop where artisans can teach you how to make your own magatama and personal seals. The adjoining restaurant offers a great view of Lake Shinji.

    This is the only place in Japan that cut and carve stone into a comma shape called Magatama. It is somehow looks like yin and yang. Magatama has been worn as aun amulet to protect the warlords from...

  • Shussaigama Pottery Co., Ltd
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    4.5
    31 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Hikawachoushussai 3368
    This is a pottery kiln established in 1947 by five young local men in Hikawa Town, Izumo City, Shimane Prefecture. All the processes from preparing the clay to the firing stage are carried out on the premises, and there is a huge climbing kiln and raw material storage installed at the workshop. Like rustic and beautiful wild-flowers, there are many easy and simple to use every day items are produced. There are always thousands of works in the exhibition hall and shop. There are a variety of works, including bowls in a calm blue color, called “Shussai Deep Blue”, are available for sale. Visitors can also see the inside of the workshop.

    Every time we come to Japan my better half drags me up to Matsue to meet her nursery school friend who patiently drives us all the way to Shussai-gama so we can spend an hour or so browsing around...

  • Kanko Center Izumo
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    3.5
    32 Reviews
    Shopping
    Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Taishachoukidukihigashi 273
    Kanko Center Izumo is a tourist shopping center located in Kizuki-higashi, Taisha Town, Izumo City. Besides stores selling local Izumo specialty products, famous traditional confectioneries and local sakes, etc., there is also a mini convenience store; the second and third floors have areas that can be booked for group events, and a banquet hall. There are also restaurants serving Izumo Soba noodles, etc. Kanko Center Izumo is located adjacent to the bus terminal, and bicycle rental is available, making it a convenient place to stop when visiting the area.

    Great place to eat and buy souvenirs. Variety of things are available. And even group of people can have a meal together.

  • Fukunowa
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    4.0
    16 Reviews
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    Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Taishachoukidukiminami 837-2
    This is a specialty seafood shop of fugu (blowfish) which is said to be an auspicious fish that brings luck, located on Shinmon-dori Street in front of the main gate of Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine. Its main product is uzuni which is a pre-packed meal of a special dish handed down from the Izumonokuninomiyatsukoke officials of Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine. It is a traditional dish of fugu fish meat cooked in a delicious fugu fish broth with shiitake mushrooms, and added kanpyo (strips of dried gourd), and it is especially delicious poured over hot cooked rice and eaten in Ochazuke (tea-on-rice) style. Dried wet rice wine flavored fugu and ofukuyaki, a confectionery baked in the shape of fugu are also popular. An eat-in space is also provided. The nearest station is Izumotaisha-mae Station.

    参拝後の楽しみの一つは門前街でのグルメとお買い物。 ぜんざいを食べたかったのですが、目的の店が改装中で店がなく、ありつけられなかったので、急遽この店に。 食べてみれば普通の鯛焼き、回転焼きみたいなもの。至って普通。 Instagram映えする商品。 フグの海産物がお店の本業なのですね。

  • Nishiwaki fishmongers
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    4.5
    8 Reviews
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    Shimane Pref. Okigunnishinoshimachou Uragou 677
    Nishiwaki is a fishmonger’s shop (fresh fish shop) located in Urago, Nishinoshima Town, Oki County. It sells fresh fish, specializing in local fish species, as well as home-made sun-dried fish products. Nishiwaki also serves sashimi set meals and fresh fish set meals; visitors can also have fish that they have purchased in the store barbecued (this service is available even for solo visitors).

    If you are hungry and want to eat some local seafood, make sure you stop here for lunch! Nishiwaki-san and his wife will make sure you do not leave hungry. They have an English menu, which helps with...

  • Keigetsudo (Tenjinmachi Main Store)
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
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    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Tenjinmachi 97
    This long established Japanese confectionery store was founded in 1809 in the time of the Imperial Court of the seventh lord of the Matsue Domain, Matsudaira Fumai. Passed down from father to only one son, the store continues to uphold the traditions of Japanese sweets brought about through Matsue’s tea ceremony culture. The shop is famous for its usuogura sweet, diligently made over time by baking large grained adzuki beans in a secret honey. Keigetsudo also sells lots of other kinds of sweets such as their izumo-zanmai made with layers of hard candy, yokan with beans inside, and Turkish delight, as well as monaka (a wafer cake filled with bean jam) and sweets made with ume, or Japanese apricots. The nearest station is Matsue Station.

    今日は松江城山に桜餅実演販売で出展先に行きました。隣に茶席が有ったので抹茶と共に桜餅を美味しく頂きました。

  • Matsue Horikawa Local Beer Hall
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    3.5
    53 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Kurodachou 509-1
    "This is a beer hall where you can enjoy a Matsue local beer called ""Beer Hearn"". Also, at the beer restaurant visitors can eat Shimane Wagyu Beef and Shinjiko Shicchin, seven types of seafoods that can be found in the Seto Inland Sea. You can also enjoy five types of local beers at the beer counter overlooking the souvenir corner and the beer factory. It is a convenient facility that is walking distance from the Matsue Castle and Shiomi Nawate tourist site lined with traditional Japanese houses. "

    5 minutes walking from the castle, a nice place where you can drink excellent draft beer, tables outside. a free shuttle drives you back in the city center

  • Yunotsu Yakimono no Sato
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Pref. Odashi Yunotsuchouyunotsu I A 22-2
    You’ll find this tourism facility in Yunotsu Town, Ohda City, Shimane Prefecture. This town once flourished as a shipping port for silver ore mined from the World Heritage Site Iwami Ginzan silver mine, and there are two ascending kilns remaining from that era, the largest in the country. In the “Yakimono-kan (Pottery building),” there are exhibits on excellent works of Yunotsu-yaki ware as well as materials on the history of the ceramic art. The workshop allows visitors to create handmade original mugs, plates, bowls, and other items and hand-decorate them.

    Small museum / shop 5 minutes drive from Yunotsu. Offers the chance to paint / glaze pottery from Y2000. Kilns interesting, but if not doing activity, spend 20mins max here.

  • Canoeing no Sato Ochi
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
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    Shimane Ochi-gun Misatocho Kame Mura 54-1
    A facility in central Shimane Prefecture on the Gonokawa River at the foot of Mt. Sanbe that provides access to a variety of outdoor activities. Besides canoe and kayak tours, you can try canoe building or making stone oven pizzas. Campsites and trailers are available for lodging. The half-day Gonokawa River tour is popular with beginners. The campground has toilets and showers and lots of rental gear available, so you can enjoy camping with ease. They also have an exhibit of canoes from around the world, making it a great facility for families and friends alike.

    今回、小型犬3匹を連れての旅行だったので、宿は半分諦めていましたが大人2人と犬3匹で5600円という破格の安さとカヌーに乗れるという事でこちらに決めました。 コンテナハウスは各自清掃して帰るという事であまり綺麗ではありませんでしたが、暖房もよく効いて床暖房も付いていて、この価格で近くの温水プールと温泉が無料で入れる特典も付いていて、大満足でした。 また、カヌー体験もスタッフの方が丁寧に教えてくれて...

  • Shimane Winery
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    Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Taishachouhishine 264-2
    A winery which first became operation in 1986 in Taisha, a town famed for its production of greenhouse grapes. At this popular tourism destination, visitors can enjoy Shimane Wine and other local wine brands. The winery offers a free tour course conducted in its wine fermentation hall where visitors can view the winery’s wine fermentation tanks and production process. The wine’s sampling and shop hall sells wine, sweets, and other souvenirs, and there’s also a sampling corner where you can try around 10 varieties of wines and juices. The winery’s barbecue house, where you can enjoy Shimane wagyu beef together with wine, is also popular. The nearest station is Hamayamakoen-Kitaguchi Station.
  • Jokyu Sea Way Kinnyamonya Center
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    4.5
    4 Reviews
    Shopping
    Shimane Pref. Okigunamachou Fukui 1365-5
    Located in the Okinoshima Island, the Jokyu Sea Way Kinnyamonya Center was opened in 2002. It functions as a terminal for Oki Kisen ferries and other domestic boat services, buses, taxis, etc., while also housing the Ama Town tourist information office, the Ama Town fishermen's association direct sales outlet, and the offices of Section Three of the Industrial Promotion Department of Ama Town Office. There is a wide selection of local specialty products on sale, including locally-produced vegetables, rice, etc., and there are snack bars and restaurants where visitors can enjoy local cuisine.

    船で着いたらまずはこちらへ。下船してすぐの建物の一階です。GOTO海士町のキャンペーンで申し込んだ場合、地域特定クーポンもこちらでもらえます。

  • Meteor Plaza
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    3.5
    5 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shimane Matsue-shi Mihonosekicho
    This complex is located on Shimane prefecture's Shichirui port. It includes the Oki Kisen Ferry Terminal, an event hall, a restaurant and a day use bathing facility. The near-future design was based on the Mihonoseki meteor, which fell to earth in 1992. The Meteor Museum on the 4th floor displays the meteor itself, which is an estimated 4.6 billion years old. There are picture panels and models of the meteor strike site, and actual damaged roof panels and carpet from the event are on display as well, to offer an up-close taste of the impact itself. It's a popular destination for visitors from all over the country as a key spot in Mihonoseki town.

    隠岐へ渡航するフェリーや客船の乗り場、松江からは車で45分程度掛かりました。 新しくて綺麗な施設です、ユニークな外観が目を引きます。

  • YAMADA CHIKUFUKEN HONTEN (Honmachi Shop)
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    4.0
    24 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Kanoashi-gun Tsuwanocho Ushiroda Ro 240
    A long-standing Japanese sweet shop founded in 1885 that makes confections. They manufacture and sell a variety of Japanese and Western sweets with a focus on Genji-maki, a Tsuwano local favorite. Moist and lightly sweet, they consist of koshi-an bean paste rolled in a thin sponge cake. The sweet received the highest prize at the 23rd National Confectionery Exposition. Genji-soshi-easy to eat individually wrapped slices of Genji-maki-make the perfect Tsuwano gift. Other popular items include Kuri Gomon, sponge cake with a filling of sweet-simmered chestnuts and bean paste, as well as the subtly sweet confection Tsuwano Uiro (sweet rice jelly).

    津和野の和菓子で有名な源氏巻きを扱う店が10件位あるようで、店構えを見て入店。試食を頂き餡の味が甘過ぎず美味しかったので購入。10日間日持ちするとのこと。

  • Kurumaya Shogato Honpo
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    4.0
    18 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Hiratachou 774
    Since it was founded in 1715, this long established store has been selling ginger flavored sweets using age-old recipes passed down from father to only one son. Using only shussai ginger with its small amount of fiber and unique sweetness and aroma, the old-fashioned ginger sweets, made by melting the juice and sugar together over a charcoal fire, produce a delicately fresh aroma and refreshing sweetness with a hint of ginger spiciness coming through. The store also sells sugar with powdered green tea, ginger tea and seasonal ginger sweets. The historical store building that was rebuilt from the ashes of the Great Fire in 1876 and then further refurbished in the early Heisei period is also one of the highlights. The nearest station is Unshu-Hirata Station.

    木綿街道内に位置しており、ジンジャー系の販売店です♪ 他に開いているお店が少ないせいか、繁盛しておりました。!(^^)!

  • Wadachinmi Honten
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    3.5
    4 Reviews
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    Shimane Pref. Odashi Isotakechou 1550-1

    大田市五十猛町にある珍味やお土産の品を取り扱っている店です。ふぐを始めとする魚の一夜干しやみりん干し、蒲鉾や野焼き、地酒を取り扱っているお店です。駐車場から海に沈む夕日が眺められる場所としても有名です。

  • Michikusa
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    4.0
    14 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Izumo-shi Taishacho Kizukiminami 859-3

    参拝後、一畑電車に乗ろうと駅近辺まで移動。食事に名物出雲そばをと思いこの店に入り、割子そばを注文。三段重ねの割子にそばが小分けされており、上から出汁と薬味をかけ順に食べていく独特のスタイル。そばの香りも良く、美味しくいただきました。

  • Arima Koeido
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    4.0
    13 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Odashi Omorichou Ha 141
    Arima Koeido, founded in the Edo period, is a long-established confectionery store located in Omori Town, Ohda City, Shimane Prefecture, which is famous for the world heritage site, Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine. The store is famous for a sweet called getanoha, which it is said, miners who used to work in the silver mine, liked and ate. The baked confectionery with its simple taste made only with flour, eggs, brown sugar, and sugar, is popular with tourists as a classic souvenir from the Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine. The store's ginzan-ame sweet with its aroma of brown sugar and soybeans is also popular. The purely Japanese style shop with its feeling of days gone by will touch the heart of any traveler.

    昔ながらの景観を楽しめる区域内にあるお店で、 げたのはというお菓子と飴の2品のみを売っているお店です。 げたのはは、ボーロのような素朴な味と固めの歯ごたえがいい感じです。

  • Patisserie Cuire
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    4.5
    8 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Kataharachou 107
    The sweet smelling second-floor salon of Patisserie Cuire offers a café menu and light fare, in addition to cakes. Their most popular cakes are the chef’s specialty and their tarts, which both use seasonal ingredients. The strawberry tart made with their own dough, combined with raspberry sauce and topped with plenty of Amao strawberries, is sweet and tart in perfect balance. It is eight minutes by car from JR Matsue Station.

    生菓子から焼き菓子まで色々あるので、お土産使いに重宝してます。お気に入りは一口サイズのマドレーヌ。色々な味があり、ちょっと摘むのに最適です。

  • Notsu Meno Main Shop
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Matsue-shi Tonomachi 407
    This agate craft and natural mineral shop was founded in 1921. This region is filled with the atmosphere of Izumo myths, and has carried on the tradition of making sacred magatama stones since ages past. Magatama stones are mysterious objects of worship, dating back to the distant past and said to resemble both a sprouting seed, and a human fetus. Today, they are often worn in a prayer for health, emotional stability, and recovery from illness. The attached workshop offers classes on making your own original bracelet or phone strap (reservations required). You can also reserve a tour to observe their own workshop where they use traditional skills to make these mystical stones.

    めのうが主体であるものの、それ以外の石も扱っています。ブレスレットなどはその場で石を選んで作ることもできます。店員さんの優しいアドバイスもあり、自分の気に入った一品を見つけることができると思います。松江で石を探すならここが一番だと思います。

  • CAFFE VITA
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    4.5
    7 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Gakuen 2-5-3
    The 2008 national award winning CAFFE VITA uses freshly roasted coffee beans. When they take your order, they grind the beans in a manner that prevents oxidation, and painstakingly prepare the dripped coffee with a paper filter. The owner of this popular shop is a barista and patissier. Snacks including their popular Panini are also very delicious. Eight minutes by car from JR Matsue Station.

    We messed-up our schedule last time we were in these parts, this time we checked the opening times properly. Sunday brunch was a lovely mix of bagels, toast, salad and coffees, all made to a...

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What Shimane prefecture lacks in size and population, it makes up for in scenery and ancient mythology. Izumo-taisha, in the middle of the prefecture, is said to be Japan's oldest Shinto shrine, where stories that delve into the creation of the Japanese race have been passed down over centuries. The 180 Oki Islands, a 40-minute ferry ride north of Sakaiminato, offer an undiscovered paradise well off the beaten track.

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