Shopping Spots in Okayama Area

  • Design Market Kurashiki Hayashi Genjuro Shouten
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    4.0
    46 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Okayama Pref. Kurashikishi Achi 2-23-10
    This is a shopping complex opened in 2012 in the restored main building, house, annex, storehouse and courtyard of the drug store Hayashi Genjiro Shouten built in the early Showa period. There are eight shops on the theme of affluent lifestyles in the complex such as everyday goods select shops, original cafes, restaurants where you can enjoy wood-kiln pizza, and denim specialty shops. There is a memorial room in the main building introducing the history of the drug store Hayashi Genjiro Shouten. The nearest station is Kurashiki Station.

    わかりやすいセレクトショップの集合体のような感じです。 20年前なら超オシャレだったかもしれませんが、現在ではまぁそんなに目新しい感じもしません。 観光バイアスかかって買い物する人が多い気がします。 飲食店も入っていますが、そちらのほうが使い勝手はいいかもしれません。 本通り商店街にあるので美観地区観光でアクセスの良いお店です。

  • Bizenyaki Traditional Industries Hall
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    4.0
    20 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Okayama Pref. Bizenshi Imbe 1657-7
    This hall is attached to Inbe Station in Inbe, Bizen City. Besides providing tourism information and selling goods, it exhibits and sells works by members of Bizen yaki tou yu kai (Bizen Ceramics Association), and holds workshops to experience making Bizen-yaki ware on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays (for a fee, reservation required). Every October, the “Bizen Pottery Festival” is held throughout the entire area.

    伊部駅に併設している建物で、備前のいろいろな窯元の作品があり、購入もできるようなので、最初に一通り見てから、お気に入りの窯元の所に行くのもよいかも。

  • Mitsui Outlet Park Kurashiki
    Shopping
    Okayama Pref. Kurashikishi Kotobukichou 12-3
    Located approximately a three-minute walk from the north exit of JR Kurashiki Station, it is one of the largest outlet malls in the Chugoku region. It is conveniently close to the Kurashiki Interchange. The open two-story building has about 120 shops including fashion, sundries and sports equipment stores. There are also stroller rentals, nursing rooms, diaper changing rooms and children's rooms, making it a shopping mall for the whole family to enjoy all day long.
  • Kibiji Motenashinoyakata
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    4.0
    15 Reviews
    Shopping
    Okayama Pref. Soujashi Shuku 418
    This is a specialty goods shop and restaurant located on Prefectural Route 270 in Shuku, Soja City. The shop sells local special products and fresh vegetables picked in the morning. There is also a gallery that displays and sells crafts. The restaurant serves set meals with a choice of Kibiji okowa glutinous rice with special black soybean or red bean rice, udon noodles, soba and curry. In addition, there is also a cafe menu offering dishes such as Kofunzenzai red bean soup (reservation required) using special tofu.

    備中国分寺に行くために、駐車場に車を入れると、すぐ横にこの建物があります。中はレストランが中心ですが、おみやげ物も入手できます。

  • Gomi no Ichi
    Shopping
    Okayama Pref. Bizenshi Hinasechouhinase 801-8
    Gomi no Ichi is a fish market in Hinase, Hinase-cho in the city of Bizen. It sells locally caught fish and shellfish, and on weekends, there are food stands and pop-up shops selling local products. Customers can even carry their seafood purchases over to the barbecuing area at Umi no Eki Shioji across the way and cook and eat their purchases right away.
  • Okayama Prefectural Local Products Hall
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    3.5
    7 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Okayama Okayama-shi Kita-ku Omotecho 1-1-22
    This select shop offers the very best of Okayama. It is found just inside the shopping arcade stretching from Shiroshita Station on the Okaden Higashiyama line. They offer Okayama specialty fruits like nashi pears, peaches, and grapes, as well as seafood from the Seto Inland Sea, and local sake. In addition to food and drink, they also sell knickknacks and handicrafts like Bizen ware and Kurashiki Igusa straw bags. This shop is packed with all the charms of Okayama prefecture. They also have regular seasonal events. It's the perfect spot to look for your Kibiji souvenirs.

    市電の城下駅から表町商店街のアーケードに入ったところにある物産施設です。店舗の規模は大きくありませんが、きび団子をはじめ岡山土産が揃っています。

  • Bizen Gallery and Cafe Rihou
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    4.0
    6 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Okayama Pref. Bizenshi Imbe 1530
    This is a Bizenyaki pottery gallery and cafe located along the Sanyo Road in Inbe, Bizen City. The gallery exhibits and sells Bizenyaki works from famous artists to casual everyday items. The cafe offers matcha powdered green tea and coffee with a sweet, light refreshments such as sandwiches and sweets, all served on bizen-yaki dishes.

    赤穂線伊部駅前にある備前焼の店が立ち並ぶ通りにあります。毎年10月に開催される備前焼祭りの際に訪れました。備前焼のギャラリーに加え、喫茶コーナーもあります。

  • Omiyage Kaido Hare no Kuni
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    3.0
    2 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Okayama Okayama-shi Kita-ku Ekimotomachi 1-1
    This souvenir shop is on the second floor of Okayama Station, inside the local train ticket gates. They have a wide range of local specialty treats that are perfect Okayama souvenirs, including kibidango dumplings, Ote manju buns, and Murasuzume bean cakes.

    朝早めに時間帯に立寄ったところ、相変わらず駅弁コーナーはオープン前で、結局近くのコンビニに移動せざるを得ませんでした。因みに日中から夜にかけては通常営業していたものの、土産物調達とは別コーナーとなっており、品数も売切れが増えていた事から、手土産に適当な「大手まんぢゅう」だけ購入しました。

  • Gallery Shozan
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Okayama Bizen Kagatomoto 599
    A five-minute walk from JR Kagato Station. Here in Bizen's largest gallery you'll find a diverse array of Bizen-ware pottery from well-known artists on display and available for purchase. Come enjoy the simple warmth of Bizen-ware pottery to the fullest extent as you look, touch, and create the splendor. In addition to Bizen-ware pottery that can be used for a variety of purposes, such as sake sets and tableware, they also sell gift sets which include local liquor and foodstuffs. They offer pottery classes (reservation required) where you can make your own original pieces of art. After your piece has dried it will be fired in an ascending kiln and then posted to you after it is finished.

    駅周辺のメインどころから少し離れており、車で無いと寄れませんが、色々な作品があり、訳あり品なども豊富でリーズナブルに買い物ができます。カフェもあるし、要予約で陶芸体験も可能、ミニ展示などもあり食品のお土産も揃う、外せないお店です。

  • Budo Romankan
    Shopping
    Okayama Pref. Ibarashi Aonochou 3535-3
    A grape farmers market located at the western foot of Mt. Kosugejyo. The market sells seasonal vegetables and grapes, a local Aono area specialty product. The market's selection of grapes exceeds 20 varieties, including Delaware and giant Kyoho. The market's cafe serves handmade grape juice and soft serve ice cream. The adjoining papercut art museum displays pieces by papercut artist Makoto Yozan. Each year in April, the market holds the Budo Roman Daikagura, a Noh Kagura dance-based performance. The market is also used as a center for local events such as marathons and mountain biking competitions.
  • Domremy Outlet Okayama Store
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    4.0
    7 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okayama Okayama-shi Minami-ku Fujita 566-276

    岡山市のちょっと外れにある洋菓子のアウトレット。大人気です。駐車場も広いです。土日は入るのに待たないといけないことも。 最近は東京でもスーパーやコンビニでドンレミーの商品を見かけます。 ただ、規格外商品を取り扱っているので格安でケーキやプリン、ロールケーキなどを買えます。家族4人分、数日もつほど買ってもせいぜい1000円台かと。普通に美味しいし、オススメです!

  • Heisuiken
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    4.5
    12 Reviews
    Shopping
    Okayama Pref. Kurashikishi Honmachi 8-8
    A select food shop located in a residential area a little ways off from the Bikan Historical Quarter in Hommachi, Kurashiki City, Okayama Prefecture. The shop operates out of a remodeled warehouse built in the Taisho period which once belonged to the Morita Shuzo sake brewery. The shop is crowded with carefully selected delicious things from around the country; Heisuiken always stocks over 1,000 different items. Focusing on traditional Japanese foods, the shop carries a wide array of delicacies, from cheeses and jams to seasonings and even foods from other countries.

    岡山倉敷の平翠軒さんへ訪問。 色々と珍しい物がありました。 今回は、バチコを買いました。 美味しかったです。 店内は賑わっていました。

  • Kikkodo (Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter Branch)
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    4.0
    38 Reviews
    Shopping
    Okayama Pref. Kurashikishi Achi 2-22-13
    This long-established Japanese confectionery shop is located in the Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter of Kurashiki City, Okayama Prefecture and opened in 1877. It is the shop that created the famous Kurashiki sweet “Murasuzume,” which is made by taking a thin crepe and coating the browned side with coarse sweet red bean paste and wrapped in the shape of half moon. You can purchase Murasuzume made by expert bakers, and can even try your own hand at baking some. It takes about five minutes, and you can choose between regular and jumbo sizes. Visitors will take turns making them after applying.

    This cafe and sweets shop is near the entrance to the Bikan Historical District. I had zenzai there--hot sweetened, soupy azuki beans with two mochi floating on top--hit the spot. My husband had the...

  • Kurashiki-Isho Achi Branch
    Shopping
    Okayama Pref. Kurashikishi Achi 2-23-10 Hayashi Genjiro Shop Main Hall 1F
    This is a sundry goods shop located on the first floor of the main building of the Hayashi Genjuro Shoten, a complex in a repaired and refurbished wooden Western-style building of the early Showa period, about 15 minutes on foot from Kurashiki Station. It is the first whole-sale store of the Kurashiki-based miscellaneous goods maker Kurashiki Design Planning Office. The shop offers about 2,000 original handicraft items carefully handmade by artists, making full use of the characteristics of the material such as paper, cloth, wood and glass. In the connected gallery space, workshops and exhibitions with the theme of monozukuri (manufacturing) are also held.
  • Lifestyle Design Museum Kurashiki Hayashi Genjuro Shouten
    Shopping
    Okayama Pref. Kurashikishi Achi 2-23-10 Hayashi Genjiro Shop Main building 2F
    This is a select shop & cafe that sells clothing, food items and household items. It is located on the second floor of the main building in the shopping complex which is the restored wooden Western-style Hayashi Genjuro Shoten building from the early Showa period. The shop sells superb dishes and goods from Scandinavia and around the world, and items made by local Kurashiki and also national creators such as, excellent life design items. The cafe is a sister store of the popular Kurashiki cafe Miyake Shoten, and guests can enjoy eating seasonal sweets such as the famous Kurashiki Roman while touching the world class chairs and tableware sold in the shop. There are also seats on the roof to enjoy the townscape of the Bikan Historical Quarter.
  • Sun Station Terrace Okayama
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Okayama Pref. Okayamashi Kita-ku Ekimotomachi 1-1
    Sun Station Terrace Okayama is a shopping center located within Okayama Station. It comprises the West Hall, North Hall and South Hall, and has a wide range of products and stores, including ladies' fashion, menswear, children's clothing, “fast fashion” and other apparel products, as well as household goods, food, restaurants, and branches of ABC-MART, MUJI, etc.
  • Bengara-ya
    Travel / Tourism
    Okayama Pref. Takahashishi Nariwachoufukiya 693
    Located in Fukiya, Nariwa Town, Takahashi City, Bengara-ya is a shop selling items that make use of the “bengara” red ochre pigment that is one of the region’s local specialty products. These items include fashion accessories and ornaments made with bengara, as well as bengara-glaze ceramics, etc. The shop itself is situated in a historic old house which is bengara-colored.
  • Toworu Mingeiten
    Travel / Tourism
    Okayama Pref. Kurashikishi Achi 2-25-48
    Toworu Mingeiten shop carries a full selection of folk arts, like ceramics, dyed hand-woven items, and blown glass objects; they are useful for everyday life. On occasion, it features artist exhibitions as well. The shop makes use of its Edo-era townhouse to maintain a cultured atmosphere. Approximately 10 minutes on foot from JR Kurashiki Station.
  • Iseya
    Shopping
    Okayama Pref. Kurashikishi Honmachi 4-5
    Iseya provides a soothing space for adults and children to enjoy, offering European wooden toys and crafts, wooden toys and marionettes by Japanese artisans, and a wealth of other crafts conveying the warmth of paper and wood. Their original masking tape made in collaboration with Kuralica is cute. Eight minutes by car from JR Kurashiki Station.
  • Nyochikudo
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    4.0
    40 Reviews
    Shopping
    Okayama Pref. Kurashikishi Honmachi 14-5
    This general store is located in the Honmachi area of Kurashiki City. It sells products centered on miscellaneous items using paper such as Japanese paper letter paper and small envelopes for gift money. Among them is popular original masking tape with various designs made in collaboration with the Kurashiki Machiya Tape Production Committee.

    岡山旅行の際、母がマスキングテープを欲しがっていた為、調べてお店にお邪魔しました。 入店した時間が閉店時間の30分前だった為、私たちが悪かったのかもしれませんが、入店してもいらっしゃいませの一言もなく、しまいには店員の方3名ほどお見受けしましたが、全員が無言で閉店後にもできるような補充作業を黙々とされており、まるでほっておいても買っていくんでしょと言わんばかりの空気感でした。 場所も少しメイン通り...

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Overshadowed by Hiroshima to the west and the Kansai region to the east, Okayama is an easy spot to miss but a nature-rich gem where the Seto Inland Sea laps at its toes and peach and grape farms complete its interior. One of Japan's Three Great Gardens, Koraku-en in Okayama city is well worth a visit before progressing to Kurashiki, where preserved wooden Edo buildings line the picturesque canal.

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