Shopping Spots in Yamaguchi Area

  • Karato Market
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    4.0
    65 Reviews
    Shopping
    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.

    山口県下関市に帰郷した時には、一度は唐戸市場に顔を出しますが、なんせ、新鮮さが勝負なので、値打とはいえ、本当は、新幹線の搭乗日の早朝に市場ブラ歩きをしたいと、常々考えておりますが、どうしても前日以前に買い物調達となってしまします。特に、フグの蒲鉾のネット売りがお薦めです。 When I return to Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, you...

  • Kamon Wharf
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    3.5
    131 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamaguchi Shimonoseki-shi Karatocho 6-1
    A commercial facility on National Route 9 in Karato-cho, Shimonoseki City. It houses a variety of dining establishments, including restaurants specializing in fresh Shimonoseki seafood, including puffer fish, a local favorite. There are also souvenir shops selling pufferfish products, high grade regional sweets, and local sake.

    This building houses many restaurants, mainly those of local specialities. Since this area is very touristic, every restaurant is crowded. As I was on Saturday, there were too many people, and I gave...

  • Sasakiyakojiroushouten
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    3.5
    53 Reviews
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    Yamaguchi Pref. Iwakunishi Yokoyama 2-5-32

    錦帯橋を渡って左側にあるこちらのお店、ソフトクリームの種類が半端ない。色々種類があり過ぎて選んだソフトはごくオーソドックスな抹茶でした。

  • Yasutomiya
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    3.5
    32 Reviews
    Shopping
    Yamaguchi Pref. Mineshi Shuhouchouakiyoshi 3442
    This tourism center is at the entrance to Akiyoshi Cave in Mine City, Yamaguchi Prefecture. The shop has a local production for local consumption area, and offers a wide variety of prefecture souvenirs like burdock root udon noodles made with burdock root picked in Mito Town in Yamaguchi. The wide-open restaurant can accommodate groups of up to 850, so with reservations they can accept large tour groups.

    絶対食べるべきです!!! 正直、郷土料理の一種ね?一応これにしておくか、ぐらいにしか思わずに頼みましたが、いい意味で完全に裏切られました。

  • Mitsukuni Honten
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    4.0
    10 Reviews
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    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.

    萩のお土産に必ず出てくるのが夏蜜柑丸漬。調べると萩産の夏蜜柑を使用した夏蜜柑丸漬のお店が何軒かあって大きさや味や値段が違うらしい。ここのが1番で甘さ控えめとのことで寄ってみた。ちょっと古びた店構えでどうなの?と思いながら入り夏蜜柑丸漬と萩乃薫を買いました。夏蜜柑丸漬は見た目甘そうですが、食べてみるとあっさりしてる。羊羹のようで皮まで食べられるし柑橘の爽やかな感じと白小豆との相性抜群で甘さ控えめで美...

  • Toshiro no Sato Sakura-an
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    4.0
    34 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamaguchi Yamaguchi-shi Ouchimihori 1-1-3
    "This Japanese confectionery store was founded in 1948. It sells toshiro, baked sweets, and confectionery for happy and unhappy occasions, among other items. There is a teahouse inside overlooking the Japanese garden ""Ouchi Shikitei."" The representative confectionery ""Suzushi Toshiro,"" is made from the famous product of Yamaguchi ""Yamaguchi Uiro."" Dainagon (large, dark red beans) and white azuki beans are hidden with the flavors of azuki beans and matcha green tea, and the taste of the dough and beans complement each other, making this sweet different from Yamaguchi Uiro. They sell seasonal products such as mugwort in the spring and chestnuts in the fall."

    This is a niice Japanese foods and garden which is situated at the old Ouchi Lord period (in Yamaguchi) with older Japanese healthy cade of Toshiro foods.

  • Kusunoki Komorebi no Sato
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    3.5
    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."

    田んぼの中にありとても静か。施設は綺麗で広い。レストランもあり。 温泉は内湯はぬるめ、露天は熱め。バブルバスもあり。 お湯はぬるっとしていて肌が潤う。値段以上に良かった。

  • Shuan KU cafe
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
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    Yamaguchi Shimonoseki-shi Hatabumiyanoshitacho 8-23
    A shop in Shimonoseki Shuzo in Hatabumiyanoshita-cho, Shimonoseki City. They hold tastings of seasonal sake and limited-edition spirits. The cafe serves cheese cake made with Daiginjo sake lees, drinks made with amazake, and sake tasting sets.

    大変心地よい空間で、まったりできました。酒造だけあり、併設されている、お酒売り場も良かったです。 全くお酒を飲まないのですが、酒粕、甘酒、甘酒味の飴、梅酒を買いました。 カフェは、これも酒造ならではの、麹ドリンクなどがありました。 大人な空間のため、小さなお子様のご利用は制限があるようです。

  • Sea Mall
    Shopping
    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.
  • HAGI GLASS Art Studio
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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.

    The glass made on site is apparently full of scratches and is just beautiful and also completely heat resistant. Worth a visit to watch the glass blowing.

  • Ganryu Hompo Shimonoseki Daimaru Store
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    Yamaguchi Shimonoseki-shi Takezakicho 4-4-10
    A Japanese confectionery shop located in Shimonoseki Daimaru, a department store in front of Shimonoseki Station in Takezaki-cho, Shimonoseki City. Their Ganryu-yaki dorayaki sweet is a local favorite made with white bean jam prepared with green beans from Hokkaido sandwiched between small pancakes. Other confections available include their Osoizo Musashi black bean dorayaki and their Yoshitsune Hassotobi inspired by a Battle of Dannoura legend.
  • Mihorido Main Shop
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    4.0
    17 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamaguchi Yamaguchi-shi Sta. Dori 1-5-10
    "This Japanese confectionery shop was founded in 1927. Just a short walk from Yamaguchi Station, it continues to make the traditional confectionery ""Yamaguchi Uiro"" that dates back to the Muromachi period (1336-1573). The beautiful pale violet and the peculiar texture reminiscent of the calm ancient capital of Yamaguchi give it an elegant taste that has not changed even now since ancient times. The most popular product is ""Shirouiro,"" which is addictive with its gentle sweetness and refreshing elegance. It sells ""Kurouiro"" kneaded with Okinawan brown sugar, ""Matcha Uiro"" kneaded with matcha green tea from Kyoto, and ""Hina Uiro"" associated with hishi-mochi of the Doll's Festival and shaped like a diamond."

    「山口外郎」老舗の本店での購入ではありませんでしたが、瑠璃光寺前(香山支店)で外郎の幟を見て入店しました。ういろうと言えば名古屋が有名ですが、山口名物とは全く知らず試食してビックリ、名古屋のういろうは、もちもち感ですが、山口外郎はみずみずしく、プルンとした食感で甘すぎず、上品な味でもっともっと食べたくなるような美味しさでした。 土産用に購入しましたが、もっと買ってくれば良かったと後悔しております...

  • Kurumayado Tenjupei
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    3.0
    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.

    ギャラリー兼販売スペースと喫茶、ティールームが併設。ドリンクとスコーン、ケーキなどがいただけます。ギャラリーは作家ものの個展をやっていました。落ち着いた雰囲気で良いのですが、自宅兼のお店なので、プライベートのお知り合いのような方も多くいらしておりお店らしさはあまりありませんでした

  • Umamon Main Store Pickling Factory
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
    Shopping
    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.

    岩国市出身の宇野千代さんの直筆のサインも残っていましたよ。 創業300年と歴史があるお店で、伝統と風格を感じることができましたね!!

  • Hondaya Kaikoan Main Shop
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamaguchi Yamaguchi-shi Sta. Dori 1-4-5
    "This long-established Japanese confectionery shop was founded in 1917. The shop sells traditional confectionery such as ""Yamaguchi Uiro,"" a traditional confectionery representative of Yamaguchi, as well as carefully prepared fresh confectionery and limited-edition products made with select ingredients. The popular Uiro is a representative confectionery characterized by its soft texture and elegant flavor of bracken starch. The elegant flavor and texture reminiscent of the Kyoto of the west is perfect for tea, as well as a gift or a souvenir. Products such as ""Kaiko Manju,"" which is made from Hokkaido azuki bean paste and tsukune potatoes, and ""Hime Mikasa,"" which is wrapped in hand-baked dough with glisteningly cooked granulated bean paste, are also popular."

    ういろうといえば名古屋、ではなく福岡に伝来して、小田原辺りまで伝わったものなんだそう。そして、山口もまたういろうの名産地の一つとのこと。柔らかめの、優しい味のういろう、おすすめです!

  • Sanindo
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamaguchi Yamaguchi-shi Nakaichicho 6-15
    "This long-established Japanese confectionery store was founded in 1883. It is located in a corner of Nakaichi shopping street and sells signature products such as ""Meika Shitatsuzumi,"" uiro and castellas. The Meika Shitatsuzumi, which has been improved over and over again, is an elegant treat with a combination of fluffy rice cake and white smooth bean paste. The molding of rice cake manju buns, which collapses if even a little force is applied, is still done by hand. Since it can be purchased from a single item, it is perfect as souvenirs from Yamaguchi."

    It took 5 minutes by bicycle to go there and we can go there easily. Uiro which is one of the most famous sweets in Yamaguchi city is sold in this store. Its cost is about 100 yen so we can...

  • Yoshitomi Koshindo
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamaguchi Nagato-shi Fukawayumoto Monzen 1031-2
    This Japanese confectionery shop is located in Nagato Yumoto Onsen. Since its establishment in the late Meiji period (1868-1912), the shop has been making handmade sweets using only the finest ingredients. The most popular item is their waffles, which have many varieties such as cream, matcha green tea, mashed bean paste and chocolate. The handmade waffles with a mild sweetness are loved for their elegant sweetness. Their tamago manju that looks like a cute quail egg and onsen manju with a simple taste are also popular. The shop also sells household goods and Hagi-yaki pottery.

    長門湯本温泉の入口、バス停の近くにある店で、大手コンビニがないこのあたりでは、コンビニのようにドリンク、食べ物、日用品が揃っていますが、もともとは和菓子の店、温泉みやげのまんじゅうなどあります。お勧めは自家製ワッフル、クリーム味、あんこ味など一個120円から単品で買えるのがうれしい。

  • Hagitsubaki
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    3.0
    2 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    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."

    松陰神社の近くにある菓子舗です。キャッチは「日本人がつくるお菓子だもん、みんな和菓子なんだよ」。先日久留米からの観光客として初来店し、当日夜宿泊先のホテルで食べる焼き菓子を2つ(萩小路、東洋美人)テイクアウトしました。結果は普通に美味。東洋美人の方は日本酒入りでした。我が家の評価は「萩市民の普段使い」。 その他の情報です。店内には「カエル」が多数、というより無数。店主の趣味? それとも縁起物...

  • 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.
  • Akiyoshidai International Art Village
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamaguchi Pref. Mineshi Shuhouchouakiyoshi 50
    This is a culture facility in Mine City, Yamaguchi Prefecture. Located in the foothills of Akiyoshidai, it is a facility for music, art, dance, theater and other artistic activities and is becoming a platform for the creation and dissemination of art and culture. The facility is fully equipped with indoor halls, outdoor theaters, seminar rooms, and studios and also includes accommodation for up to 100 people.

Yamaguchi Areas

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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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