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Shopping Spots in Kagawa Area

  • Forest Shuzo Morikuni Gallery
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kagawa Pref. Shouzugunshoudoshimachou Umaki Party 1010-1
    Morikuni Shuzo is the only brewery on Shodoshima Island, and it produces high-quality sake by hand. In the gallery, they sell nihonshu with cute names like “fuwafuwa” (fluffy) and “fufufu”, local sake, masu-zake and lees. There is a café&bar as well, so you can try some sake, sweets or a light meal.
  • Kitahama Alley
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    3.5
    76 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kagawa Pref. Takamatsushi Kitahamachou 4-14
    This commercial complex in Kitahama Town, Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture opened in 2000 after being renovated from a series of old warehouses built at the beginning of the Showa period. It was built in the image of the back alleys of a port town, giving the building a retro feel. It is filled with trendy boutiques, cafes, restaurants, and unique variety shops. You’ll also find galleries that host art and photo exhibitions, as well as a plaza that hosts concerts and flea markets, making it a popular date spot.

    This is a nice area to visit if you want a break from some of the "usual" haunts for shopping and dining. This area hosts art displays and is located in a very nice area just east of Takamatsu...

  • Shikoku Shop 88
    Shopping
    Kagawa prefecture Sunport 2-1 Maritime Plaza Takamatsu 1F Takamatsu
    You’ll find this souvenir shop on the first floor of Takamatsu Symbol Tower Hall in Maritime Plaza Takamatsu, which is right near Takamatsu Station. It offers over 2,400 different items from all four prefectures across Shikoku. You’ll find classics such as sanuki udon and tenobe somen along with olive oil, sweets, and various local goods. Tenobe olive somen from Shodoshima Island and local bear stuffed animals are popular items. You’ll also find gelato with uncommon flavors such as olive, refined sugar, shoyu-mame bean, and more.
  • Inoue Seikoen Shodoshima Branch, The Style Shop mother's
    Shopping
    Kagawa Pref. Shouzugunshoudoshimachou Kamou Institute 61-4 Inoue Fortland Reserve the main building
    Inoue Seikoen is an incorporated agricultural group that manages olive gardens and the sale of processed goods, and in April 2017, it opened the “Rashiq” commercial complex in Shodoshima Town, Shozu County, Kagawa Prefecture. In the shop “The Style Shop mother’s” on the first floor, you’ll find plenty of natural olive products for sale. From olive oil to dressing, cosmetics, seedlings, bread and sweets made with olive oil, and simple tableware and goods made with olive tree wood, visitors will surely find the colorful lineup appealing.
  • Kyuman Honpo Ishidanya
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    4.0
    29 Reviews
    Shopping
    Kagafido-gun, Kagawa prefecture Kotohira-machi 798
    This confectionery is a 10-minute walk from JR Konpira Station and located along the approach to Kotohira-gu Shrine, which is often referred to as Konpira-san. This shop produces and sells “kyuman,” which are a famous Konpira sweet and even supplied to the imperial household. They are popular as souvenirs among tourists as well as worshipers on their way from the shrine. This exquisitely sweet treat is filled with high-quality yellow bean jam wrapped in dough, and it can be enjoyed with tea at the shop. The storefront also sells senbei crackers, manju buns, udon, and other souvenirs. A moxibustion experience is held on the fourth Sunday of every month.

    琴平お土産といえば灸まんが有名だそうです。 参道の両脇にあるお店でもいたるところで買えますし、琴平駅内のセブンイレブンでも買うことができます。 中はあんこが入っているのかと思っていましたが、白あんでした。 味は良くも悪くも普通です。 無難なお土産としてはいいと思います。

  • Takamatsu Symbol Tower
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kagawa Prefecture Takamatsu City Sunport 2-1 Takamatsu Symbol Tower
    This skyscraper, completed in 2004, is in Sunport, Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture. It is the highest building in Shikoku at 151.3 meters high and in the complex of 30 floors are offices, event halls, commercial facilities, and showrooms etc. There is a free observation deck on the 30th floor of the Tower Building with a panoramic view of Takamatsu City to the Seto Inland Sea and as far as Yashima Island, popular for tourists and couples. The restaurants overlooking the spectacular view as well as a variety of nationally famous ramen restaurants brought together in the Takamatsu Ramen Port are also popular.
  • Kumaoka Kashiten
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    4.5
    9 Reviews
    Shopping
    Kagawa Pref. Zentsujishi Zentsujichou 3-4-11
    Kumaoka Kashiten is a retro-style traditional Japanese confectionery store. It sells Ishi-pan (“Stone Bread”) biscuits, which are reputed to be the hardest type of traditional confectionery in Japan. Ishi-pan was originally made as emergency rations for soldiers in wartime, as it keeps for a long time. Despite the fact that no drying agents or preservatives are used in the process of making them, they keep for around a month before going off; Ishi-pan became famous throughout Japan for how well it kept. Ishi-pan is much harder than ordinary hardtack biscuits, so much so that young children and senior citizens may find it impossible to chew. Ishi-pan has a slightly sweet flavor, with a hint of ginger.

    善通寺と言えば、このお店の名物、硬くて噛めないほど固い堅パンが思い出されるほど、有名なお店です。西側境内から、東側の境内まで行く間の通り沿いにあるお店ですが、休日ともなれば、行列が出来ているほど、人が集まっていますので、すぐにわかります。

  • Meibutsu Kamado Main Shop
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
    Shopping
    Kagawa Pref. Sakaideshi Ejirichou 1247
    About a 15-minute walk from Yasoba Station, this Japanese confectioner also has a cafe area. In the bright, spacious retail area, they offer a number of western and Japanese sweets, like Sakaide standard “meibutsu kamado” —a bean-filled bun that gets its name from the “kamado” oven used to cook the salted dough bun of egg yolk and red bean paste. Further in, you’ll find a chill cafe area for enjoying a cake&drink set or the “kisetsu set” with coffee and a seasonal Japanese sweet. Light meals like beef stew are also available.

    和菓子、洋菓子、どちらもあります。坂出のお土産と言えば、ここです。かまどパイがイチオシですが、かりんとうもおいしいです。

  • Kisaya Motozo
    Shopping
    Kagawa Pref. Takamatsushi Tamachi 5-8
    A 10-minute walk from Kawaramachi Station, this shop sells hand-made senbei (crackers). The exterior is adorned merely with a simple, cozy-looking shop curtain, while the interior is rich with the culture and traditions of Sanuki, featuring old-fashioned furnishings and wooden furniture. The “ototo senbei” is made with old technique—where freshly-caught fish and octopus are dried, covered in dough and carefully baked up. The fish flavor with its aroma and crisp texture will remind you of bygone days. Octopus remains the most popular senbei. Chairs and tables available so you can relax and chat.
  • Yama-Roku Shoyu Co.
    Shopping
    Kagawa Pref. Shouzugunshoudoshimachou Yasuda Party A 1607
    A 150-year old soy sauce manufacturer located on the southeastern part of Shodoshima Island—an area known for soy sauce production. Adding a compressor in 1949, it switched from making mash to soy sauce. They focus on the barrel-distilling Shodoshima Island is known for, using only cedar barrels. “Tsuru-sho” is a mellow, full soy sauce made with deep re-distilling methods, and “kiku-sho” uses Tanba kurozu beans with their softly-aromatic sweetness and richness. Also, you can see the moromi plant for free, and enjoy soy sauces at the open cafe inside.
  • Honke Funefunedo
    Shopping
    952 Kotohira-machi Nakatadi-gun Kagawa Prefecture
    Located on the main visitor path for Kotohira-gu Shrine—commonly known as “Konpirasan” —Honke Funefunedo is an old shop established in 1909. Its headliner product is “Funefune senbei”, based on both the shop itself and the folk song “Konpira Fune fune.” This exquisite snack has earned numerous honors, including being offered to the Emperor and receiving various awards. A master chef makes the senbei crackers by hand every day. You can get some fresh ones on the go, or sit down at a table in the shop to relax and enjoy some tea and crackers.
  • Yamanaka Zoudou
    Shopping
    Kohei-gun, Kagawa prefecture Kotohira-machi 980
    One of the shops lining the Konpira Omotesando, Yamanaka Zoudou is a traditional craft store that produces Sanuki Itobori style wood carvings. Sanuki Itobori originated with Yamanaka Zoudou’s founder in the mid-19th century. It features a finishing technique known as “tatakinomi-no-ato,” but their work is not restrained by tradition. Cute products like their colorful, grumpy looking, blue and red painted Pop Daruma figures and the reclining “Hetari Daruma” are popular. They also produce many other handicrafts such as figurines of the Seven Lucky Gods and trays in the form of animals.
  • Sanyudo
    Shopping
    Kagawa Pref. Takamatsushi Kataharamachi 1-22
    Sanyudo is a traditional Japanese sweet shop founded in 1872. It’s located at the center of the Takamatsu Katahiraseibu Shopping Street. The founder was a samurai who served the Takamatsu clan, and the name of the shop derives from the three friends who started the store after the Meiji Restoration. The shop’s signature confectionery is Takamatsu’s famous “kimamori,” a baked rice cracker candy with persimmon jam filling. People have enjoyed its elegant sweetness that mixes Japanese wasabon sugar and homemade dried persimmons at teatime for decades. Sanyudo also sells sweets tailored to modern holidays like Christmas and Valentine’s Day.
  • Ichiwadou-Kougei
    Shopping
    Kagawa Pref. Takamatsushi Yashimahigashimachi 1572
    Ichiwadou-Kougei is a long-operating lacquerware shop dealing in traditional Kagawa crafts and Kagawa lacquerware. Located a short walk from the Shido Line’s Furutakamatsu Station along the river in Yashima, they produce not only tableware like dishes and cups, but also items such as toys, clocks, and smartphone stands. Their high quality of lacquerware has won many awards at venues like the National Lacquerware Exhibition and the Kagawa Prefecture Product Competition. Their work has recently become available for purchase through department store exhibitions, gaining national exposure.
  • Hane Sanuki Honpo Mitani Sugar Mill
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
    Shopping
    Kagawa Pref. Higashikagawashi Umayado 156-8
    The Hane Sanuki Honpo is a Japanese confectionery store carrying natural Wasanbon sugar confections, located 10 minutes by foot from the JR Sanuki Aioi Station, on the Kotoku Line. For over 200 years since its founding, the Hane Sanuki Honpo has been producing Wasanbon confections using traditional craftsmanship. The Wasanbon, made from painstakingly kneaded local sugar cane, has a delicate sweetness that gently melts in your mouth. Confections shaped in seasonal flower forms, as well as the ‘winged’ Hane Sanuki in cute packaging, make for great gifts and teacakes.

    歴史を感じる趣ある建物に近づくと、お店の方がそっと扉を開けて迎え入れてくださいました。店内も時が止まったかのような静かで落ち着いた空間。季節を取り入れた目を奪うような美しい和三盆の入った箱が整然と並んでいます。その中でお茶と和三盆のおもてなしを受けました。茶毬は初めて目にし、頂きましたが、あまりに美味しくて衝撃を受けました。 こちらの和三盆は他のお土産店でも一部見かけましたが、茶毬はおそらくこの店...

  • Mihara Syrup Shop
    Shopping
    Kagawa Pref. Kitagunmikichou Ikenobe 3746-2
    The Mihara Syrup Shop is located five minutes from the Nogakubumae Station in Kita County, Kagawa Prefecture. Only using wheat germ, mochi rice, and water as the ingredients, the Mihara Syrup Shop specializes in Gyosen Ame syrup. This traditional syrup mill has been passed on by women for over 280 years and is now operated by the ninth generation proprietor. This thick golden colored syrup, still being produced using traditional methods, is similar to sugarcane syrup. It has long been treasured as a cough suppressant and given for as a gift celebrating a newborn. It can be enjoyed straight out of the jar, or used in cooking, or spread on fresh vegetables like radishes.
  • Youme Town Takamatsu
    Shopping
    Kagawa Takamatsu-shi Sanjocho 608-1
  • AEON MALL Ayagawa
    Shopping
    Kagawa Ayauta-gun Ayagawacho Kayahara 822-1
  • i's Life
    Shopping
    Kagawa Pref. Shouzuguntonoshouchou Kamishou 1956-1
    This shop sells tasty items made with produce grown on Shodoshima Island with its fertile soil, pure air, and bountiful sea, including olive oil, fresh pickled olives, and locally grown lemons. They also offer an array of olive oils from around the world selected by their olive oil sommelier.
  • Teshima Marche
    Shopping
    Kagawa Pref. Shouzuguntonoshouchou Teshimaieura 3841-21
    The Teshima Marche souvenir shop is part of the tourist information office next to Ieura Port's Teshima Exchange Center. They sell an array of items like Teshima grown fruit and Teshima made products. They also have official Setouchi Triennale arts festival merchandise and items from the islands around Setouchi.

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Japan’s smallest prefecture, Kagawa, may take up just a small corner of Shikoku, but it has grown increasingly popular with the recognition of Naoshima, its "art island" in the Seto Inland Sea between Shikoku and Honshu. Just a stone’s throw from the islands, mainland Kagawa’s prefectural capital, Takamatsu, holds history in its castle ruins and its pride and joy, Ritsurin Garden, is known as one of the country’s best gardens.

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