Groceries Spots in Shimane Area

  • 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.
  • Saiundo Honten
    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.
  • Keigetsudo (Tenjinmachi Main Store)
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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.
  • Ichirikido Kyomise Main Shop
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
    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.

    They started business more than 200 years ago, had delivered the sweets to Lord Matsudaira. A second I stepped in, the lady helped me, offered me green tea and samples. I wanted to purchase...

  • Saneido
    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.
  • 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

    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。

  • Fukunowa
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    4.0
    16 Reviews
    Shopping
    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。

  • Kanko Center Izumo
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    3.5
    34 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.

  • Tawaraya Kaho (Otorii Branch)
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    Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Taishachoukidukihigashi Otorii 378 - 2
    Tawaraya Kaho is a traditional Japanese confectionery store, founded in 1898, that is located in Kizuki-higashi, Taisha Town, Izumo City. The store’s Tawara Manju buns, which consist of home-made Shiro-an (sweet white bean paste) made using white kidney beans wrapped in sponge cake, are popular as a souvenir gift purchased by people visiting the Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine.
  • Sanshodo Kashin-an
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    4.5
    2 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Kanoashiguntsuwanochou Ushiroda B -197
    Sanshodo Kashin-an is a traditional Japanese confectionery store located in 1 Chome, Honcho, Tsuwano Town, Kanoashi County. It sells a range of traditional Japanese confectionery products that includes Genji-maki (a famous Tsuwano region confectionery product that features home-made sweet bean paste made using Hokkaido-grown beans, wrapped in a light-brown casing), Koi no Sato (Yokan gelled sweet bean paste with a crisp texture made using a secret recipe), Ogai (green tea flavored baked confectionery), etc.

    築110年以上の和菓子屋さんです。津和野に溶け込んだ外観も必見です。江戸時代から伝わるという源氏巻きは、国産の原料を使ったもので、ヘルシーなお菓子で、甘さ加減もいいです。

  • Nishiwaki fishmongers
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    4.5
    8 Reviews
    Shopping
    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...

  • Ando Corporation Honten
    Shopping
    Shimane Pref. Okigunnishinoshimachou Beppu 4
    In 1910, Ando Store began as a brewer of soy sauce and refined sake, and continues to sell local sake and souvenirs as a retail store today. They offer local specialties, candy, and Kaiso Shochu Isokko—a popular local sake. For a fee, you can try out various sakes in the taste-test corner, allowing you to find the sake that suits you best. Approximately two minutes on foot from Beppu Port Ferry Terminal.
  • Salone del Cafe Hattori
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    3.5
    6 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Gakuen 1-12-5
    Salone del Cafe Hattori is critically-acclaimed for its exotic interior, and features a popular menu, featuring coffee and black tea with charcoal-purified water, dairy products without additives or control agents, and other safe healthy ingredients like natural salt. This is certainly a uniquely focused café, with 500 kilograms of charcoal spread underneath the floorboards of the comfortable interior. Approximately 13 minutes by car from Matsue Shinjiko Onsen Station on the Ichibata Electric Railways Kitamatsue Line.

    煎茶をいただきました。 入れかたがよくわからなかったので、説明して欲しかったです。 煎茶のお菓子は松江の和菓子が良かったかなー

  • 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...

  • 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。

  • Nakada Shoten
    Shopping
    Shimane Pref. Odashi Omorichou B) 590
    Nakada Shoten is a fish merchant. Its delicious sesame tofu known as gomadofu is made with only white sesame, arrowroot, and sake. They recommend using wasabi soy sauce with their gomadofu, which is made fresh by hand every morning. Their homemade salted squid with shiso and plum is also made in the morning, so it’s a good idea to come early. It is approximately 13 minutes by car from JR Nima Station.
  • ichiryokudou rakuzan Branch Kojo
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Nishikawatsuchou 2085-11
  • Yoshida Shuzo
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
    Shopping
    Shimane Yasugi-shi Hirosecho Hirose 1216
    A sake brewery you can spot by its large smokestack with Chinese characters written on it. Since its founding in 1743, they have been making full flavored sake with ultra-soft water; considered among the Top 100 Famous Water in Shimane Prefecture, the water is used in the Fumairyu school tea ceremony, which originated in Matsue. Their premium Gassan Junmai Ginjo has won consecutive awards for flavor in the Hiroshima Regional Taxation Bureau Chugoku Sake Awards. The clean taste is popular with those unfamiliar with sake and customers from overseas. Their popular Special Junmai Izumo won the highest prize in the Fine Sake Awards Japan.

    安来市広瀬町の地元酒造メーカーで地酒月山が知られています。そこの島根の名水を汲みに寄りました。建物すぐ傍に看板と共に蛇口からペットボトル等に入れることが出来ました。

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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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