Shopping Spots in Izumo / Iwami Ginzan Area

  • 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
    33 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
    15 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.

    出雲大社への参道にあります。 食べ歩きにぴったりの「おふく焼き」はふぐの形をしていてとにかくかわいい! 正直ものすごくおいしいというものではないのですが笑(普通においしいけど観光地価格だし・・・)テンションを上げるにはうってつけのビジュアルです! 縁起物としてぜひ!

  • Canoeing no Sato Ochi
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
    Shopping
    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...

  • Izumo Taisha Seidamari-mae Zenzai Mochi
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    4.0
    25 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Izumo-shi Taishacho Kizukiminami 840-1
    A long-standing Japanese sweet shop founded in 1873. Located at the Goen Yokocho shopping area across from Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine's main entrance, they sell Japanese confections made of local ingredients. Their limited edition zenzai mochi rice cakes feature sweet bean paste inside the mochi rice. A delectable item with a refreshing sweetness and a saltiness that enhances the flavor of the ingredients, they're ideal for eating while exploring Izumo and make great gifts. They also sell Sukune-mochi, which won the highest prize at the National Confectionery Exposition, as well as pre-made packs of Izumo Zenzai celebratory soup for brightening up important occasions.

    出雲大社の目の前にあります。出雲名物のぜんざいをいただきましたが、店内には座敷とこたつもありました。おみやげにはぜんざい餅が有名のようでした。

  • Wadachinmi Honten
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    3.5
    4 Reviews
    Shopping
    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。

  • Kurumaya Shogato Honpo
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    4.0
    17 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.

    以前に知人に頂いたことがある生姜糖が美味しく、出雲市にあるお店だとわかり立ち寄る。一枚にのしてあり手で割って小さくしたものを口に頬張ると、甘さの中にピリッと生姜が効いてて美味。

  • 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。

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

    外見はちょっとお洒落だけど中は昔からの食堂。素朴な感じなので気負いなく家族で入れます。 もちろん一人でも気楽に入れます。店員さんも素っ気ない感じなので気楽に入れます。 味は普通に美味しいです。また、ふらっと行きたくなります。

  • 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.
  • Yunotsu Yakimono no Sato
    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.
  • Sukune Mochi Honpo Sakaneya
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    3.0
    2 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Izumo-shi Imaichi
    A long-standing Japanese sweet shop founded in 1873. It sells Sukune-mochi rice cakes, which are named after Nomi no Sukune, the originator of Sumo. The cakes have a moist, soft, and refined texture, and as they're made with kneaded gyuhi mochi, they're still delicious even after several days. They come in two varieties incorporating Izumo grown yuzu citron or fragrant domestic sesame seeds. They won the highest award at the 17th National Confectionery Exposition. The versatile treat makes a great gift and is the quintessential Izumo souvenir. The rice cakes are even part of the in-flight service on Fuji Dream Airlines.

    献上蕎麦にもなっている出雲そばの老舗の名店である坂根屋です。お勧めは、出雲蕎麦の風味と味が堪能できる割子蕎麦です。

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Nagata-senkojo dyeing workshop
    Travel / Tourism
    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
    Travel / Tourism
    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.
  • Nakada Shoten
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    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.
  • 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."
  • Unshu Memory
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Izumo-shi Hiratacho 7253
    A sweet shop with a cute exterior and a red awning. Located about three minutes by car from Unshu-Hirata Station, they sell fresh cakes and pastries packed with local ingredients. Their signature Nama Roll is made with high quality whipped cream wrapped in soft, airy dough. Seasonal sandwich versions are also available for limited periods with strawberry in winter and peach in summer. Their spectacular Sosaku Roll is made with seasonal fruit and there's a different version available daily. They also sell made to order cakes that are perfect for birthdays and weddings.

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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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