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Shopping Spots in Yamaguchi Area

  • Karato Market
    57 Reviews
    Yamaguchi Pref. Shimonosekishi Karatochou 5-50
    Karato Market is located in Shimonoseki City. Local fishermen and farmers bring their fish, seafood and agricultural produce here to sell it themselves. The Market is a great place for visitors to buy fresh fish caught that same day, and fresh seasonal vegetables. There is also a cafeteria selling sushi and Kaisen-don (rice topped with seafood). The “Iki-iki Bakan-gai” food festival is held at the Karato Market between 10:00 and 15:00 on Fridays and Saturdays and between 8:00 and 15:00 on Sundays and public holidays; this is a lively event with large numbers of people enjoying fish dishes and seafood sold at stalls erected in the Market.

    A lot of tourists gather here every weekend and holiday during the lunch time to enjoy all kinds of inexpensive Sushi sold piece by piece in the Karato Fishmarket. They take them out to sit on the...

  • Hagitsubaki
    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Tsubaki East 1068-3
    "This Japanese-style confectionery shop, located about a 15-minute walk from Higashi Hagi Station on the JR Sanin Line, offers a variety of traditionally made sweets. The roll cake ""Akamai Maki"", made using local produce, and the ""Hagi Komichi"" baked goods, are popular. There is also a cafe space in the shop with a Japanese atmosphere, and many people visit from afar."
  • tazz
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Higashitamachi West District 144 Rapidly Arcade
    Here at art gallery tazz in Hagi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, you can enjoy reasonably priced top-flight coffee from their coffee machine. While meant for take-away, there is a table nearby where you can sit and enjoy your coffee.
  • Kurumayado Tenjupei
    2 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Minamifuruhagimachi 33-5
    This gallery, located in Hagi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, is maintained in old houses of about 200 years old and exhibits and sells various Hagi craft such as Hagi-yaki pottery, woven fabrics, accessories and furniture etc. There is also a cafe where visitors can enjoy scones and summer mandarin juice, popular with many tourists.


  • Sea Mall
    Yamaguchi Pref. Shimonosekishi Takezakichou 4-4-8
    This shopping mall in Shimonoseki City is located next to JR Shimonoseki Station and brings together shopping, gourmet, and entertainment. Opened as one of Western Japan’s largest shopping centers in 1977, it now consists of Shimonoseki Daimaru department store, specialty shops, a wedding venue, and a cinema complex.
  • Kusunoki Komorebi no Sato
    6 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Yamaguchi Pref. Ubeshi Nishimagura Okita 1662-1
    "This is an interactive complex located in Ube City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, housing various facilities such as a day use bath fed directly from the hot spring, ""Kusukusu No Yu"", the farmer’s restaurant ""Tsutsuji"" where you can taste regional cuisine with local vegetables, and a farmer’s market selling agricultural produce. In addition, there is ""Ban-nou-Juku"" where visitors can try their hands at farming, and the facility is visited by many people from afar especially during holidays."

    楠の万倉にある温泉施設。とてものどかな風景の中にあり、食事や新鮮な野菜を売っています。 施設は清潔だし、温泉のお湯もなかなかよくて、気持ち良く使えます。

  • HAGI GLASS Art Studio
    1 Reviews
    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Tsubaki Higashi Kogenhama 1189 - 453
    The HAGI GLASS Art Studio is the only workshop making Hagi Glass in Hagi City. The Studio was established in 1992 with the aim of reviving the tradition of making Hagi Glass, which was first developed in 1859 by Nakashima Jihei, a feudal retainer of the Choshu domain. The HAGI GLASS Art Studio creates a wide range of products that make great gifts, including pale green quartz basalt glassware, 10-sided Hagi facet glass vessels, etc. The Studio also has a classroom where visitors can try their hand at making glassware.

    昔にガラスの生産が萩で行われていたようです。 その伝統を生かしたガラス製品は優しい色使いで 女性の方にもお勧めです。 時間がなくて、今回は体験しませんでしたがガラス制作体験もあるようです!!

  • Yuzuya Honten (flagship shop)
    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Tsubaki Higashi Nagoya 1189
    This shop creates and sells hand-made citrus products with absolutely no preservatives, coloring, or additives from summer oranges, sour oranges, yuzu citruses, which are the specialty fruits of Hagi. At the direct-sales shop the fresh natsumikan (summer orange) juice is popular, while such items for order as the sliced natsumikan, marmalade and yuzu citrus vinegar are arrayed for tasting. During certain seasons, one can watch them make the citrus products.
  • Senshunraku Jozan
    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Horiuchi 31-15
    Senshunraku Jozan is a ceramics workshop which has Kaneko Nobuhiko, a ceramist who has won many awards including the Yamaguchi Prefecture Cultural Achievement Award, working there; here, visitors can experience the beauty of Hagi-ware, a ceramic tradition with a history going back more than 400 years. Besides opportunities to view the potters at work and have a guided tour of the bank kiln, there is also a gallery showcasing the workshop’s creations and a large gift shop. In the experiential classroom, visitors can enjoy learning how to paint Hagi-ware, how to shape pots by hand, etc. Meals can be arranged for larger groups of visitors.
  • Hagi Mikan no Takenaka (Shoin Shrine Branch)
    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Tsubaki Inside of Higashi Shrine Shrine Shrine
    Hagi Mikan no Takenaka is a citrus fruit store located in the grounds of Shoin Shrine in Hagi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, and run by three generations of citrus fruit farmers in Hagi. From cultivating organic natsumikans to processing and selling them, the store handles a wide range of products from natural fruit to confectionery. A popular product is their Kannoshizuku which is made by filling a hollowed out natsumikan with fruit juice jelly. Their Natsumikan no Maruzuke filled with adzuki-bean jelly is also very popular. The shop also sells citrus juices and sorbets.
  • Mitsukuni Honten
    8 Reviews
    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Kumagayachou 41
    A long established natsumikan (summer orange) confectionery store in Kumagaya Town, Hagi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, founded in 1858 at the end of the Edo period. Mitsukuni is said to be the originator of sweets made with natsumikan, a renowned Hagi product. Each product is carefully handmade while preserving the recipe which has been handed down over the generations. Their signature product is the natsumikan maruzuke, a hollowed out natsumikan filled with white bean paste. The hollowed out skin is simmered in syrup for two nights and the whole process to make these famous sweets from Hagi takes five days.

    多分一番人気のある夏みかんの丸漬けは、昼頃行っても売り切れていることがある。 確実に手に入れるには、前日までに電話で予約してもらえれば取り置き可とのこと。

  • Gashudo
    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Horiuchi 258-37
    Gashudo is a shop specializing in Hagi-yaki potteries, located in the Horiuchi district of Hagi City. Items on sale in the shop include Hagi-yaki teacups and mugs, sake cups, bowls, pottery ornaments in the shape of animals, etc. The “Mugdrip” drip coffee mug that Gashudo sells, which makes effective use of Hagi-yaki's ability to retain heat, has been awarded a patent.
  • Mishimaushi Midoriya Main Shop
    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Horiuchi 89 within Midoriya Farm
    Mishimaushi Midoriya is a butcher’s shop located in the Horiuchi district of Hagi City. The shop sells the extremely rare Mishima-ushi cattle (of which only around four or five are born each year) and the high-quality Kenran-ushi beef from Kenran-ushi Cattle, which are produced by crossing the Mishima-ushi Cattle with Holstein Friesian Cattle, as well as Mutsumi Pork, etc. Mishimaushi Midoriya also sells processed meat products such as ham and sausages, as well as ready-prepared side dishes such as menchi-katsu (fried cakes of minced meat), boxed lunches, etc.
  • Chukobee Kamaboko Main Branch
    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Tsubaki Tekkehara 2757-1
    Chukobee Kamaboko is a long-established (founded in 1855) Kamaboko (steamed seasoned fish paste) store located on Prefectural Route 293 in the Tsubaki district of Hagi City. The store sells superb Kamaboko made by skilled artisans using fresh, carefully-selected Eso (lizardfish). Product items include “High-quality Handmade Charcoal-grilled Kamaboko Chukobei” cooked using charcoal produced locally in Hagi, as well as Yuzumaki (lemon rolls), Gobomaki, Smoked Kamaboko, and assortments of different Kamaboko products.
  • Hagi Omiyage Hakubutsukan
    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Higashitamachi 13
    Hagi Omiyage Hakubutsukan is a shop selling Hagi specialty products, located in the Tamachi shopping district in Higashita Town, Hagi City. The store has a wide range of local specialty products, including handicraft products such as Hagi-yaki potteries and Hagi glassware, as well as food and beverage products such as local sakes. There is a range of products made using the Natsumikan oranges for which Hagi is famous, and visitors can also enjoy Natsumikan Soft Ice-cream.
  • Saitoan
    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Gofukumachi 1-3
    Located in 1 Chome, Gofuku Town, Hagi City, Saitoan is a ceramics boutique specializing in Hagi-yaki potteries. Besides displaying and selling works from blue-chip artists representing Hagi-yaki to young ceramists, Saitoan also sells glassware, porcelain, metalwork, etc. Saitoan Loft, which shares the same location, sells a range of traditional Japanese goods, including bags, tea-towels, etc.
  • Sasakiyakojiroushouten
    44 Reviews
    Yamaguchi Pref. Iwakunishi Yokoyama 2-5-32


  • Umamon Main Store Pickling Factory
    Yamaguchi Iwakuni-shi Iwakuni 1-14-11
    Umamon Honsha Pickling Plant-where you can buy pickled items carefully made with traditional technology-is a pickling plant that has been in business for more than a century. You can tour the plant process (crude pickling, mid-pickling, final pickling), taste-testing natural flavors without additives. The pickled items are all magnificent, made by a craftsman using Japan's traditional fermentation technology. 10 minutes by car via Iwakuni Interchange on the Sanyo Expressway.
  • Onoda Sun Park
    Yamaguchi Sanyoonoda-shi Nakagawa 6-4-1
  • Super Center Trial Kudamatsu
    Yamaguchi Kudamatsu Shione Cho 1-16-20

Yamaguchi Main Areas


Heading west along Japan's largest island, Honshu, the very last prefecture you'll reach is Yamaguchi, separated from Kyushu by a small strip of water known as the Kanmon Straits, which the far-reaching harbor city Shimonoseki looks over. With water at every turn, the seafood of Yamaguchi is an indisputable highlight, and we're not talking just the usual fish dishes—the notorious fugu, or puffer fish, is a Japanese delicacy that was discovered in Yamaguchi prefecture, making it the best place to try it out.

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