Other Shopping Spots in Shimane Area

  • Izumo Magatama no Sato Museum
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    3.5
    48 Reviews
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    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
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    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...

  • 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
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    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.

  • 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。

  • 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。

  • 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。

  • Meno Shop Kawashima
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
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    Shimane Matsue-shi Tonomachi 193
    This shop just in front of Matsue castle specializes in agate crafts. Founded in 1877, they specialize in creating Magatama stones, small comma-shaped traditional charms, made from the increasingly rare Izumo-mined blue agate (also jasper or Izumo stone). Their original magatama designs are based on ancient patterns and created with long, painstaking care. The thickness, curve, and polished texture are all obsessively worked to create a unique finished form. Their deeply blue stones are made with all the pride of the Sanin region's oldest stone shop.

    店構えがいかにも高級な感じがする勾玉やメノウを扱っているお店です。でも入ってみると、ストラップなど若者向けの製品もあったりして、カジュアルと高級品の両方ありますので、結構楽しめます。

  • Cafe Gallery Fleur
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    3.5
    4 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Matsue-shi Nakabaracho 31-4
    This cafe and gallery is adjacent to Matsue Shinjiko-Onsen Station on the Ichibata Electric Railway. The restaurant has a sense of openness and is bright and offers coffee, tea, Chinese herbal curry and cold soba buckwheat noodles. Their zenzai (red bean soup) made with red beans from Izumo and rice cakes from Unnan has a gentle sweetness. It is perfect when taking a break from strolling in the hot spring town because of the amount. The Chinese herbal curry uses Shussai ginger, a brand with a more than 400 year-history, and is made with multigrain rice, which is considered healthy. The exhibition space displays cute Japanese everyday items and accessories. There are many tourists who stop by to purchase souvenirs after eating.

    しんじ湖温泉駅のすぐそばのお店です。電車の待ち時間にぜんざいを頂きました。あっさりした甘味と焼いたお餅の香ばしさ。 お値段はちょっとお高めかな?とは思いましたが、セットの緑茶のお代わりをサービスしてもらえたりと電車が来るまでゆったりと過ごせました。 小さくてかわいい雑貨もたくさん販売されています。

  • Enmusubi Chopsticks Hiranoya
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    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.
  • En-musubi Yaegaki Yae
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    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
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    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.
  • Fundoya Shichiemon Mercantile House
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Pref. Kanoashiguntsuwanochou Ushiroda Mouth 190
    This is a Japanese general goods store located on Tsuwano Tonomachi-dori Street in Ushiroda, Tsuwano Town, Kanoashi County. The store was rebuilt using wood remaining after a fire in 1853 and is called the “after fire building”. It has been designated as a nationally Tangible Cultural Property. Originally it was a long-established store with a history of more than 300 years serving the Tsuwano clan, and currently sells small Japanese items such as incense and Japanese paper products.
  • Nagata-senkojo dyeing workshop
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    Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Otsuchou 1109
    Nagata-senkojo is a dyeing workshop located in Otsu Town, Izumo City. Nagata-senkojo has preserved the traditional Tsutsugaki-aizome indigo dyeing technique, which has been designated as Intangible Cultural Heritage by Shimane Prefectural Government. Visitors can view the dyeing process and displays of items made using the technique, and they can also purchase souvenir gifts, such as indigo dyed handkerchiefs, etc.
  • Taisha-no-Iwaidako Kites Takahashi
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    Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Taishachoukidukihigashi 724
    Taisha-no-Iwaidako Kites Takahashi has worked hard at making celebratory kites—the taisha-no-Iwaidako decorations and good luck charms—trying to maintain the legacy created by his grandfather and carried through three generations. Each kite is carefully constructed by hand. They were chosen as a Local Traditional Craft for Shimane prefecture in 1982.
  • Gallery Kunsthof Tsuwano
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    Shimane Kanoashi-gun Tsuwanocho Ushirodaguchi 250-2
    "A gallery and studio located on Honmachi-dori, the main street in Tsuwano. ""Kunst"" refers to art, and ""Hof"" refers to plaza or garden; it's an attempt to use German to create a ""place where friends will gather."" It is operated by Yume Kiln's artist Atsuko Nakao and Akira Nakao, active in the Berlin painting scene. Items like their paintings and small handmade plates are on display and available for purchase. They also offer pottery workshops where you knead the clay yourself, giving visitors the chance to create the work they've conceived while receiving careful instruction (reservations required)."
  • Atonesu Izumo
    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."
  • Meyona Shingu
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Matsue-shi Tamayucho Tamatsukuri 325
    "This is the only workshop in Japan that still presents magatama beads to the Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine, and it was founded in an area known for bead-making that became the set for myths. The workshop continues to make ""Izumo magatama"" used when the ""Izumo Kokuzo"" of the Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine would conduct rituals at the imperial palace for new emperors. It is in the country's leading production area for beads that has produced large quantities of magatama and beads since ancient times. The mysterious shape and deep, beautiful color still fascinate people, and make them feel like they have a mysterious spiritual power. ""Yasakani no Magatama"" is one of the three types of sacred treasures that mark the succession of the throne, along with the ""Yata no Kagami"" mirror and ""Kusanagi"" sword."
  • Unzengama
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Matsue-shi Tamayucho Fujina 428-8
    "This pottery kiln with a history of nearly 250 years began as an old kiln for the Matsue clan in the Edo period (1603-1868). It is located about a four-minute drive from JR Nogi Station, and continues to produce traditional Fujina ware and pottery with modern designs that blend in with modern life. It once worked on tea utensils favored by Fumai-ko, the clan leader who was a master of the tea ceremony. Because he liked replicas of masterpieces of the time, they are characterized by having a delicate and elegant appearance reminiscent of Kyoto. In recent years, the kiln has been working on things such as warm and gentle blue containers using Izumo celadon and ""namakoyu"" glazing, as well as containers with exotic patterns."
  • Nakaura Honpo (Shamine Matsue Store)
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Matsue-shi Asahimachi 472-2 JR Matsue Sta. Konai
    "This souvenir shop is located inside Shamine Matsue, a commercial facility directly connected to Matsue Station. The shop sells many San'in regional specialties, including the San'in confectionery Dojo Sukui Manju that have comical faces. Created in 1967, the Dojo Sukui Manju are gentle-tasting manju buns made to resemble masks from the ""Dojo Sukui Dance"" and blue polka-dot patterned tenugui (hand towels). In addition to white bean paste characterized by its slight sweetness, there is a rich variety of items such as matcha bean paste, chocolate bean paste and strawberry bean paste. Their shijimi clams that use clams from Lake Shinji and dried flying fish characterized by a crisp and sweet taste are also popular items."

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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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