Other Shopping Spots in Okayama Area

  • Bizenyaki Traditional Industries Hall
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    4.0
    21 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.

    岡山に来たついでに足を延ばしました。岡山駅からJR赤穂線で30分ほどの伊部駅です。駅舎の2階にあり、たくさんの陶芸家の作品が集まっています。窯元を訪ね歩く時間がなかったので、ここでまとめ買いをしました。

  • Kibiji Motenashinoyakata
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    4.0
    17 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.

    吉備路もてなしの館は、備中国分寺の駐車場の横、県道270ご線沿いにある施設です。施設内にはレストランとおみやげ屋さんが併設されていました。軽食コーナーのような場所もあり、私たちはここでソフトクリームをいただきました。備中国分寺とこうもり塚古墳を回ってきた後だったので、休憩スポットとしてうれしい立地ですね。

  • Ushimado Olive Shop
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    4.0
    111 Reviews
    Shopping
    Okayama Pref. Setouchishi Ushimadochoushimado 412-1
    "This olive shop is located approximately a 20-minute drive from Oku Station on the JR Ako Line. The directly operated store of Ushimado Olive Garden, they offer various olive products such as edible olive oil and cosmetics with the theme of ""living with olives."" ""Extra Virgin Olive Oil Ushimado"" is their limited time only product sold from December to around March. Their ShikOlive Medicinal Skin Cream printed with a photograph of Ushimado Olive Garden is a cream popular for its smooth feeling and is a good item to commemorate coming to the garden."

    瀬戸内海を一望できる岡山県の「牛窓」は 日本のエーゲ海とも呼ばれてるらしい。 そして今は「恋人の聖地」を名乗ってるんだ。 ▷幸福の鐘 心を込めて3回鳴らすとオリーブに託した思いの全てを この美しい丘から鐘の響に乗せてあなたに届けるってさ。 つまり、片想いの人が相手の事を想い、鐘を鳴らすと、 オリーブ魔人が相手をストーキングして伝達するって事...

  • Ohara Museum of Art Museum Shop
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    3.5
    7 Reviews
    Shopping
    Okayama Kurashiki-shi Chuo 1-1-15 Ohara Art Museum
    A 15-minute walk from JR Kurashiki Station. A shop located within Ohara Museum of Art, Japan's first western modern art museum, situated on the corner of Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter. They sell art books and merchandise such as stationary decorated with motifs of the art in the museum's collection. In particular they offer a wide selection of postcards decorated with the works of artists including El Greco, Monet, Gauguin, and Picasso. Also popular is the Original Book Tin Cookies which come in a tin shaped like a book and decorated with a print of a classic novel. You can enter the shop without entering the museum.

    今回は美術館には寄らず、美観地区散策の際にミュージアムショップにだけ寄りました。 25年以上前は、美術館や展覧会でポストカードなど買うと100円くらいしましたが、 その当時は、こんなにおしゃれなミュージアムショップなどはなかったけれど 大原美術館は美術館本体の内容もお値段以上でしたが(笑)、 びっくりするくらいポストカードとかが安くって、たくさん買いました。 ほとんどは手紙など送って使い切ってしま...

  • Okayama Prefectural Local Products Hall
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    3.5
    6 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
    5 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.

    伊部駅から5分ほどです。備前焼の器でコーヒーをいただけます。気に入ったものがあれば、購入もできます。値段は高いですが、良いものがたくさんありました。

  • Omiyage Kaido Hare no Kuni
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    3.0
    3 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.

    岡山駅在来線改札内の店舗でした。各方面との乗換駅だけあって、岡山県だけでなく山陰方面や四国方面の土産物も充実しており、新幹線乗換前に手土産調達が可能でした。猶、レジは別になっているものの駅弁販売店も同居しておりバラエティに富んだ弁当調達にも便意でした。

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Asada souvenir shop
    Travel / Tourism
    Okayama Takahashi-shi Nariwacho Fukiya 320-2
  • BIZEN gallery Kai
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Okayama Bizen Inbe 1506-1
  • Okayama Tourist Souvenir Association
    Travel / Tourism
    Okayama Okayama-shi Kita-ku Korakuen 1-5
    This souvenir shop is inside Okayama Korakuen garden. This shop is found inside the Kansya-tei, a hall once used for retainers to demonstrate their archery for the Okayama feudal lord. Their Okayama specialties include Ganso Kibidango dumplings, Tsuru-no-tamago marshmallow cakes, and Tancho crane sweets, as well as pickled sardinella, local sake and beer, and more. Their cafe area offers light meals like spaghetti and hamburger steaks, as well as matcha with kibidango on the side.
  • Hinoki Herbal Dyeing and Weaving Gallery
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Okayama Maniwa-shi Katsuyama 193
    This dyeing workshop and gallery is about a 10-minute walk from JR Chugoku-Katsuyama Station. The workshop is at the back of the shop, and the noren curtains used in the Katsuyama Townscape Preservation District are made here. The gallery is housed in a remodeled sake brewery building that's about 250 years old, and it displays and sells plant-dyed coasters, tenugui towels, handkerchiefs, and more, as well as taking orders for custom noren curtains and tapestries.
  • Tatami-Beri Factory Shop FLAT (Kojima Main Store)
    Shopping
    Okayama Kurashiki-shi Kojimakarakoto 2-2-53
    A 20-minute drive from the Kojima Interchange on the Seto Chuo Expressway. This shop is operated by the Takata Orimono textile company, who are responsible for manufacturing over 35% of Japan's Tatami-beri, the colorful fabric that lines tatami mats, and here you'll find both Tatami-beri and other related merchandise. They offer more than 1000 styles of Tatami-beri as well as original goods made from their cute and modern Tatami-beri fabrics including coin purses, pouches, and coasters. Their shark-shaped Tatami-Beri-Shark makes for a perfect smartphone case. You can also place orders for special hand-made designs and tours are available with prior reservation.
  • Gallery Jurou
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Okayama Kurashiki-shi Honmachi 3-9-1
    A 10-minute walk from JR Kurashiki Station. This folk arts shop and rental gallery, located in Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, operate out of renovated former rice storehouse from the Edo Period. Under the giant beams in the shop you'll find a variety of works including hand-made ceramics, glass work, woven rush, and dyed pieces. Their assorted five-color Rush Coasters, made from domestic natural rush with cutely designed Japanese patterned silk edging, are a popular product. The rental gallery has a large room on the first floor and a smaller room on the second floor. In the attached annex building you'll get a special feeling as you take of your shoes and ascend into the building. Tours are available as requested.
  • Agribizen
    Shopping
    Okayama Bizen Inbe 1312-8
    A 10-minute walk from JR Imbe Station. This agricultural direct sales shop is on the right side of the street, some 300-meters south of Imbe-Higashi Intersection on National Route 2. Alongside local vegetables fresh picked that morning you'll find other goods including seasonal fruits, agricultural processed goods, and lively fresh seafood. Especially recommended are some of the processed foods made with the local Bizen City specialty figs including yokan jellies and jams. These have a sweet gently flavor and come loaded with the care of the local producers. They also offer handmade miso, rice, liquors, flowers, grilled conger eel and other foods alongside bento lunches, breads, and mochi rice cake.

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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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