Souvenirs Spots in Yamaguchi Area

  • HAGI GLASS Art Studio
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
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    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.

  • Yuzuya Honten (flagship shop)
    Travel / Tourism
    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
    Travel / Tourism
    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.
  • Gashudo
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    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.
  • Hagi Omiyage Hakubutsukan
    Travel / Tourism
    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
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    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.
  • Kuwabara Ouchinuri Ouchi Doll Factory
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    Yamaguchi Yamaguchi-shi Dojomonzen 1-2-5
    "This is the factory for ""Ouchi Dolls"" that have been popular in Yamaguchi since long ago. The company manufactures and sells ""Ouchi Dolls,"" a traditional craft that is said to have been born from the heartwarming story of Hiroyo Ouchi and his wife, the founder of the Ouchi family's revival, as well as Ouchi-nuri lacquerware, which tells the story of the past of Yamaguchi, said to be the Kyoto of the west. Ouchi-nuri, a traditional technique using lacquer, was born as a symbol of luxurious and gorgeous Ouchi culture. It is characterized by a color of lacquer called ""Ouchi vermilion,"" which is neither red nor brown, and the Ouchi rhombus, the family crest of the Ouchi family, is decorated on it. In the workshop inside the store, you can observe the decoration process of Ouchi lacquerware."
  • Yamaguchi-san
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    Yamaguchi Yamaguchi-shi Dojomonzen 1-3-16
    "This specialty shop sells specialties, souvenirs, traditional crafts, and special products from Yamaguchi Prefecture, where the bounties of the mountains and the sea are abundant. In addition to new products that have gained broad appeal in the media and classic marine products, it also offers Hagi-yaki pottery and Ouchi-nuri lacquered crafts. On Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings, a ""produce market"" is held that sells fresh vegetables produced by local farmers with all their heart."
  • Miwa Seigado
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamaguchi Hagi-shi Yoshidacho 3
    "This Hagi-yaki pottery specialty shop was founded at the beginning of the Showa period in 1926 or later, and is the only gallery-style Hagi-yaki pottery tea bowl specialty shop in the country. The collection focuses on pieces from artists selected with exacting standards from all around Hagi, and the selection of tea bowls is huge. They display countless matcha tea bowls made by masters of Hagi-yaki pottery, including Living National Treasures Miwa Kyuwa (Kyusetsu the 10th) and Miwa Jusetsu (Kyusetsu the 11th). They also run tours of authentic Hagi-yaki pottery kilns, based on the principle that ""One can't tell the story of Hagi ware's art without seeing Hagi's world famous Hagi Koetsu (tea bowls)."" Reservation required."
  • Harada Chojuen
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamaguchi Hagi-shi Higashi-tamachi 38
    This shop dealing in Hagi-yaki pottery and tea ceremony goods is found at the entrance to the Tamachi shopping arcade. It has specialized in pottery from leading Hagi kilns since its founding in 1897, and the gallery on the second floor holds pieces by famous potters such as Saka Koraizaemon, Miwa Kyuwa, and Miwa Kyusetsu. Since they also offer a large number of very reasonable pieces, this shop is not only great for serious fans of Hagi's traditional pottery but also for those just getting their first taste of it. The shop also has a long tradition of specializing in tea, and their range of tea ceremony tools and tea leaves is impressive as well.
  • Daikanbo Akiyoshidai Shop
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    Yamaguchi Mine-shi Shuhocho Akiyoshi 1237-488
    This souvenir shop just next to the Akiyoshidai Bus Parking Lot is marked by the woman mannequin outside it. They offer light meals and marble knickknacks, local sweets and other souvenirs. Their summer tangerine Soft-Serve Ice Cream is the only one made with real Hagi-grown summer tangerine juice. The mouth-filling aroma and flavor of summer tangerine make this a hit item all year round. Their yakisoba noodles based on the Zenji-kappa legend are a hit, as well.
  • Dannoura Parking area
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    3.5
    31 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamaguchi Shimonoseki-shi Dannouracho 6-1

    壇ノ浦パーキングエリア内にあるレストランです。店内は明るく、お座敷はありませんでしたが、椅子が広かったので子どもも一人で座って大丈夫でした。ふぐの丼をいただきましたが、リーズナブルに朝からとても贅沢な気分になりました。

  • Midori no Sato
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    4.0
    13 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamaguchi Iwakuni-shi Iwakuni 1-chome 4-10

    I found this place whle walking around town. It is in a traditional house like place. Very nice. You have to remove your shoes to use the restrooms. We had the Beef Udon and Iwakuni Sushi set. it was...

  • Kaisenmurakita Nagato
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    3.5
    11 Reviews
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Yamaguchi Pref. Nagatoshi Misumishimo 638-1

    地元で水揚げされた新鮮な魚介類やとれたて野菜、お肉を使った料理が美味しいです。特に地魚を使った海鮮丼がお勧めです。

  • Choshuenhonkan
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    3.5
    9 Reviews
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    Yamaguchi Pref. Yamaguchishi Kimachi 1-6

    瑠璃光寺五重塔で有名な香山公園の観光のあとにツアーバスで立ち寄りました。今回利用したのは別館のようで、食事処になっていました。こちらでお昼ご飯をいただきました。またすぐ近くには雪舟がつくった美しいお庭がある常栄寺がありました。

  • Fukunosekichofukankokaikan
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    3.5
    8 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamaguchi Pref. Shimonosekishi Choufusamuraimachi 2-1-15

    下関名物のフグ(フク)の加工食品からお菓子までいろいろなお土産があります。試食もいくつもできるようになっています。9号線という大きな道路沿いにあり、駐車場は広くて、大型バスが何台も停まっている時があります。立ち寄りやすい立地です。 傍に壇具川という小さな綺麗な川があります。駐車場から川辺に降りることができる階段があります。鴨と鯉がたくさんいて見ていて楽しいです。

  • Kotobu Ki
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    5.0
    3 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamaguchi Pref. Mineshi Shuhouchouakiyoshi 3443-5

    秋芳洞のバス停から秋芳洞に入る途中にある萩焼のお店です。外観はとてもシンプルなのでうっかり通り過ぎてしまいそうですが、中には陶芸家・金子司さんの作品がいっぱい!とってもおしゃれな空間です。金子司さんの作品は普通の萩焼とはちょっと違っていて、カラフルな色づかいで、思わず「かわいい!」と手に取りたくなるものばかり。山口に来るまでは萩焼に興味はなかったけど、いろんなお土産屋さんで見ているうちに大好きにな...

  • Yanagida Yamaguchi Ube Airport Shop
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamaguchi Ube-shi Okiube 625-17

    かまぼこがたくさん。お土産を空港で買うには便利。このフロアーには他にもお店があるので色々見比べられていい。

  • Hananotuwa
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    4.0
    3 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamaguchi Pref. Kudamatsushi Yamada 315-2

    どのランチメニューもボリュームがあり ひとつひとつ丁寧に作られていて非常に美味しいです お店の雰囲気も良いです

  • Tenmanya
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    3.0
    2 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamaguchi Hofu-shi Kamitenjinmachi 9-8

    防府天満宮の大鳥居から通りの反対側にある同じ名前の土産物屋の2Fが食事処になっていました。店内は思ったより広かったです。テーブル席と座敷席がありました。料理は山口県ものと天満宮関連がメインでした。猛暑のランチタイムだったので梅ざるそばにしました。そばはもうちょっと水分があってものいいかなと思うものでした。勘定は下の土産物屋で払うようになっていました。

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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