Shopping Spots in Shimane Area

  • Shussaigama Pottery Co., Ltd
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    4.5
    33 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...

  • Atonesu Izumo
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    3.5
    30 Reviews
    Shopping
    Shimane Izumo-shi Ekikitamachi 10-3 (Higashidate) 11 (Nishi)
    "A shopping plaza at Izumo Station, the gateway to Izumo. It consists of two floors: Nishikan, which handles San'in souvenirs and specialties, and Higashikan, which has shops dedicated to daily goods and other merchandise. There's an Izumo Tourism Association branch and the ""Station Baby Room"" for nursing mothers. The center is an essential spot for locals and tourists alike. They also hold various events such as a summer beer garden and the Enbiki Soba Festival."

    出雲市駅に併設するショッピングプラザで、山陰のお土産や特産品を扱う西館と、食品や生活用品等の専門店が並ぶ東館があります。お土産館では、因幡の白兎にちなんだ和菓子やフィナンシェのほか、ドジョウすくいの饅頭やチョコなどもあります。

  • 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.

  • Shimane Winery
    Shopping
    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.
  • 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。

  • Hamada Fish Ichiba
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shimane Hamada Haraicho 3050-46
    "Shimane and Yamaguchi prefectures are the main production areas for red mullet, and Hamada Fishing Port boasts one of the largest catches in Japan. 2021 (Sanin Hamada Port Public Market) will see the reopening of the ""Shimane Fish Center"" near Hamada Fishing Port as the ""Hamada Fish Market,"" offering fresh seafood. The market is attracting attention as a new tourist attraction."
  • Matsue Horikawa Local Beer Hall
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    3.5
    52 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

  • Saiundo Honten
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    4.0
    31 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Tenjinmachi 124
    A long-standing Japanese confectionary shop renowned for its “wakakusa,” a sweet viewed as a Matsue souvenir standard. Saiundo is located a 10 minute walk from Matsue Station. Wakakusa is a Japanese-style sweet consisting of soft gyuhi glutinous rice dumplings covered with light green kanbaiko glutinous rice flour. These legendary treats take their name from a poem written by Matsudaira Harusato, the seventh lord of Matsue Domain. In addition to wakakusa, the shop sells a wide variety of Japanese and Western-style sweets made with select ingredients, as well as seasonal “namagashi” fresh sweets. There’s also a café space where you can enjoy a namagashi and matcha green tea set.

    本店で買ったのでなく、髙島屋大阪店の全国銘菓に、栗まるが10月(栗の時期)に入荷するので毎年買います。栗1粒を2種の餡(粒餡、こなし餡)で包んでいるようで、大好きな栗と粒あんだし、外側が滑らかで柔らかく、美味しいので気に入ってる。HPを見てると通年商品のようですが、栗の時期だけ入荷なのが、買いたくなる要因の1つかも…。その他に柚衣が美味そうなので大阪の百貨店で入荷(催事)があったら食べてみたいです...

  • Shimane Prefectural Products and Tourist Center
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Tonomachi 191
    A tourist center located near to Matsue Castle, a National Treasure, in Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture. The white walled building with tiled roof is inspired by the castle. In addition to providing sightseeing brochures on the prefecture and tourist information, the center also sells special products from Shimane such as Izumo soba, clams and other marine based processed products from Lake Shinji, and traditional crafts. There is a coffee shop that serves snacks such as curry and soba in the center making it a convenient place for a break between sightseeing. There is also the house of Shimanekko, the tourism mascot of Shimane Prefecture.
  • Enmusubi Chopsticks Hiranoya
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Taishachoukidukiminami 838-6
    Enmusubi Chopsticks Hiranoya is a shop located in front of the main gate of Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine in Izumo City, Shimane Prefecture. The shop is famous for selling chopsticks (enmusubi chopsticks) which have been introduced in the media as local Izumo souvenirs. The enmusubi chopsticks dedicated to a shrine of marriage not only encapsulate the bond between a man and woman but also of all things such as family, work, health and personal relationships. The shop has over 100 different kinds of chopsticks and your name can be written on the chopsticks free of charge. The chopsticks are perfect not only as a gift for auspicious occasions such as a wedding or 60th birthday but also as a gift for oneself or friends.
  • Keigetsudo (Tenjinmachi Main Store)
    Shopping
    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.
  • Ichirikido Kyomise Main Shop
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Suetsuguhonmachi 53
    A long-established Japanese confectionery store founded in the Horeki period between 1751 and 1764, and located in Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture. Since the time of Matsudaira Fumai, the seventh lord of the Matsue Domain, Ichirikido has served as confectioner to the feudal domain. Their specialty sweet is himekosode, a so called otomegashi (limited edition sweet) because it was forbidden to make the sweet unless ordered to do so by the lord of Matsue. It is a delicate flavored sweet made from the finest peeled bean jam and specially made wasanbon sugar (fine-grained Japanese sugar). The store also sells many other sweets including the Matsue specialty, wakakusa, and nishikiogura, made with yokan (adzuki-bean jelly) sandwiched between castella sponge.
  • Saneido
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    3.5
    7 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Teramachi 47
    Located in Teramachi, Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture, this Japanese confectionery store makes and sells a wide range of Japanese sweets including the three famous sweets of Matsue, natanenosato, yamakawa, and wakakusa, which were originally named by the seventh lord of the Matsue Domain, Matsudaira Fumai. Of these sweets, the natanenosato, decorated with white roasted rice on the hard candy colored by the yellow of cape jasmine flowers, is famous. Saneido’s delicately crafted sweets, made using traditional skills since the days of the feudal government, enjoy a fine reputation. The store sells its original hinodemae sweet made with layers of peeled bean jam and other seasonal Japanese confections.

    日本の銘菓選に、松平不昧公が命名した和菓子を手がける老舗店の、季節限定(3~4月)でよもぎ野が販売されていた。美味しそうなので買ってみた。見た目は、鶴屋吉信の京観世みたいに、渦巻き型。新鮮なよもぎと山芋を使った蒸し生地に、大納言小豆を、渦巻き状に包んでいる。山芋が入ってるので、ねっとりした感じといい、大納言小豆の食感との相性よく、程よい甘さで美味しかった。機会ががあれば、お店に行ってほかのも見てみ...

  • 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。!(^^)!

  • Arima Koeido
    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.
  • Michikusa
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    4.0
    14 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Izumo-shi Taishacho Kizukiminami 859-3
    Located near Izumo Taisha-mae Station on the Ichibata Electric Railway's Taisha Line, this coffee shop boasts a strong following among locals. The restaurant serves Izumo soba (buckwheat noodles), a specialty of Izumo, zenzai (sweet red bean soup) made with azuki beans freshly cooked every morning and savory baked rice cake, and Kansai-style okonomiyaki.

    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。

  • En-musubi Yaegaki Yae
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Sakusachou 220-6
    You’ll find this souvenir shop next to Yaegaki Shrine, famous as the shrine of marriage. There’s a restaurant as well. The shop offers “mizuhiki” (decorative Japanese cords made from twisted paper), natural stone accessories, “goshuin-cho” (booklets for collecting red seals from sacred spots), Japanese arts and crafts, sweets, and other items related to Yaegaki Shrine and the legends of Izumo. “Power stones” purified in this sacred spot known for bringing good luck to lovers make a popular gift. The restaurant serves handmade soba created with Izumo ingredients as well as hash and rice, udon noodles, and more. Take the bus from Matsue Station and get off at the Yaegaki Shrine stop.
  • Kaori Honpo Nakamuraya
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Pref. Odashi Omorichou Ginzan Tochi Hagitani
    You’ll find this “scent pouch” specialty store in Omori Town, Ohda City, Shimane Prefecture, a town famous for the World Heritage Site Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine. When air was sent down to the Ginzan mines, it is said aromas were sent down as well. This shop sells handmade scent pouches as souvenirs. The original scent pouches that contain a mixture of kuromoji (spicebush), which grows natively in the area, and herbs not only has a scent that lasts a long time, but also has a cute Japanese design. Even if the scent fades, tapping the top of the pouch should make it stronger.
  • Homemade Sundries Chirori
    Shopping
    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Kitahorichou 327
    This is a sundry shop located on Shinbashi-dori Street in Kitahori Town, Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture, operating in an old renovated house built around the Meiji period. In the retro-style shop that makes use of the texture of the old wood, various items mainly on works handmade by the shopkeeper and local artisans such as tableware, Japanese accessories, accessories, dolls and bags are available. There are many pretty items, particularly pleasing to women and it is also a popular place for tourist souvenirs.
  • Tamatsukuri Art Box
    Shopping
    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Tamayuchoutamatsukuri 1241
    This is a commercial complex located in Tamatsukuri Onsen district in Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture, with five distinctive shops in a former inn building overflowing with Japanese charm. The first floor is a popular yukata rental shop, popular with those strolling around the spa district, and a souvenir shop with items on the theme of beautiful skin. On the second floor there is a relaxing Japanese cafe mame cafe, a denim specialty shop, and a sundries store focusing on local artists’ works. The store is a nostalgic, healing space with its eye-catching thick beams and pillars giving a sense of history.

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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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