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Shopping Spots in Marugame / Kotohira Area

  • Kumaoka Kashiten
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    4.5
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    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 Ishi-pan was originally made as emergency rations for soldiers in wartime, as it keeps for a long time.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
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    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。

  • Honke Funefunedo
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    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
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    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.
  • AEON MALL Ayagawa
    Shopping
    Kagawa Ayauta-gun Ayagawacho Kayahara 822-1
  • Kinokuniya Main Shop
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    Kodairacho, Nakatado-gun, Kagawa Prefecture 983
    This Japanese confectionary shop was established in 1882. The souvenir shop is located on the 52nd steps out of 1368 stone steps, approach to Kotohira Shrine, the shop sells Buden Shouten T-shirts; and Funebune Senbei crackers and Ishimatsu Manju buns, famous souvenirs to bring back and share with friends and family. The shop's Ishimatsu Manju won the honorary minister's prize at the 20th and 21st National Confectionary Expositions, respectively.
  • Hiraoka Meat Shop
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
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    Kodairacho, Nakatado-gun, Kagawa Prefecture 220
    People pour in for Hiraoka Meat Shop 's freshly fried meat croquettes. They're crispy, hot, and juicy, with a burst of soupy goodness in the middle. Other fine items you'd only get at a butcher shop like this include their Hiraoka Mama no Menchikatsu meat cakes made with Japanese pork and beef, nothing frozen or imported, as well as their Sanuki-no-honetsuki-dori (chicken-on-the-bone) roast chicken.

    お参りの帰り道、コロッケをおやつ代わりに購入。 絶妙な味付けで美味しかったです。 今まであちこちの精肉店で食べ歩いてきた中でも、トップクラスの味でした。

  • Mamekichi Honpo (Konpira Shop)
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    4.5
    2 Reviews
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    909-1 Kosai, Chohira Town, Nakatado-gun, Kagawa Prefecture
    "Located on the approach to Kotohiragu Shrine, this Mamekichi Honpo branch shop opened in 2010. They specialize in bean-based confections, and their ""bean sommelier"" will walk you through the differences in the wide variety of sweets available. Feel free to ask for help if you don't know which to choose."

    こんぴらさんにお参りに行く途中、ひとやすみの看板に誘われて入りました。 コーヒーにするつもりが、目の前の女性が美味しそうに食べていたソフトクリームにつられて注文。これが美味しいのなんのって。 和三盆の糖蜜がたっぷりとかかって、優しい上品な甘さ。滅多にお目にかかれないソフトクリームでした。

  • Naniwado Mochiten
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    603-3 Kotohiracho, Nakatado-gun, Kagawa Prefecture
    A mochi rice cake shop which has been supplying Kotohira-gu Shrine for six generations. Famous for its five colored mochi rice cake assortment, the shop's bean jam and mochi pie tarts, and chestnut and bean jam rolls are also popular. The shop also sells seasonal Japanese confections like kashiwamochi rice flour cakes filled with bean jam and wrapped in oak leaves, ohagi (rice ball coated with sweetened red beans), and sakuramochi rice cakes filled with bean paste wrapped in cherry tree leaves. In addition, the shop takes orders for mochi and sekihan (steamed rice with red beans) for Buddhist memorial services, family celebrations, and building framework erection ceremonies. The shop's products have the same beloved, old fashioned flavor as when they were sold out of a simple handcart.
  • Yakibuta P
    Shopping
    Kagawa Ayauta-gun Ayagawacho Hayuka Ka 307-1
  • Ayakiku Sake Brewing
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagawa Ayauta-gun Ayagawacho Yamadashimo 3393-1
  • Kubo-san no Tofu Shop
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    Kagawa Ayauta-gun Utazucho Hama 3-ban -cho 25-19
  • Chez Mo-ry
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    Kagawa Ayauta-gun Utazu Cho Hamayonbancho 46-31
  • Hakueido (Yanagimachi Main Store)
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    4.5
    9 Reviews
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    Kagawa Kanonji Kanonji Cho Ko 1125-7

    観音寺市の友人の手土産で知った観音寺まんじゅう。どうやら観音寺市の店舗にしか売られていないので買いに行きました。同じ敷地に洋菓子店舗と和菓子店舗があり、どちらも立ち寄りました。イートインでき、600円程のケーキプレートが彩り鮮やかでコスパ最高でした!おススメです。ケーキ、クッキー類もとてもリーズナブルです。和菓子店舗も三笠焼きやお目当ての観音寺まんじゅうもあり、祖母への手土産に買って帰りました。ご...

  • Makuya Toyoura Shoten
    Shopping
    Kagawa Kanonji Kanonji Cho Ko 2996-11
  • Nikaya Main Store
    Shopping
    Kagawa Kanonji Nishihonmachi 1-1-16
  • Omiyage Shop MIU
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    Kagawa Marugame-shi Furutaimachi 178
  • ONISHI SHOKUHIN
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
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    Kagawa Marugame-shi Komeyacho 16

    六万石というお菓子を購入しましたが正直首をかしげる感じでした。他も生菓子も意外と値段が高くびっくりでした。これなら他に美味しいものはあるかな、というレベルでした。

  • Kamada Soy Sauce Sakaide Direct Sales Store
    Shopping
    Kagawa Sakaide-shi Honmachi 1-6-35
  • Sugi Yohoen (Honey) Kotohira Shop
    Shopping
    Kagawa Nakatado-gun Kotohiracho 802

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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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