Groceries Spots in Kochi Area

  • Kure Taisho-machi Market
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    4.0
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    Kouchi Pref. Takaokagunnakatosachou Kure Taisho
    You’ll find this shopping arcade in Nakatosa Town Takaoka County, Kochi Prefecture. It features everything from fresh local fish to processed goods, everyday dishes, vegetable and fruits, and more, making it a popular tourist destination. In addition to the morning catch, there are also fish caught in the afternoon, so many visitors come around 2 p.m. At the “Tanaka Fresh Fish” shop, you can purchase the fish on display and enjoy them along with rice and miso soup at the dining hall across the street. The “Kure Rice Bowl,” made from sashimi and household dishes purchased from participating market shops and served on rice in the dining hall, is another popular option.

    We visited Kure Taisho Market in February and it was very quiet, with a few shops open. Only the last shop was bustling and the restaurant in the opposite side cooks the fresh fishes from the shop...

  • Ashizuri Kuroshio Marketplace
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    3.5
    31 Reviews
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    Kouchi Pref. Tosashimizushi Shimizu 932-5
    This facility, lined with various restaurants and shops, was built in Tosashimizu City, Kochi Prefecture to promote its tourism and local fish products. One can taste the fishes fostered by the kuroshio currents, the fresh fish caught the same morning or evening, prepared as sashimi or donburi dishes. You can taste and purchase the fisherman’s Ryoshi Miso made from the recipe handed down for many years by fishermen. Various workshops and activities are offered including bonito braising, whale watching, and the “Be a Fisherman” experience.

    清水鯖を食べたくて行きました。平日だったのでお店も空いていて鯖あるのかな?とちょっと不安になりましたがとても美味しい新鮮な清水鯖を頂くことが出来ました。

  • Mizugurumaya
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    Kouchi Pref. Takaokagunshimantochou Furuichimachi 9-30
    This confectionary is in Shimanto Town, Takaoka County, Kochi Prefecture. It's famous for its oddly hard sweet potato stick Imokenpi, made with lots of Shimanto aonori seaweed and black sesame. They shop also does product shows, meaning you can buy goods hot off the stove. They also make tarts and western pastries with sweet potatoes, and old-fashioned popped-grain snacks, called pongashi in Japanese.

    普段からいもけんぴはよく食べるので、本場に行ったらぜひ行こうと思い行きました。 四万十市からバイクで高知市方面へ向かい、1時間ほど走ったところにありました。 途中いたるところに看板があるので、見落とすことはないかと思います。 店内にはいると、そこら中にいもけんぴの山、まさにいもけんぴパラダイスです! ショウガ、黒糖、ゆずなどそれぞれに試食できますので、お好みのいもけんぴを探せます。 サイズも小袋...

  • Tosa Select Shop Tencosu
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    26 Reviews
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    Kouchi Pref. Kouchishi Obiyamachi 1-11-40 Shinkyo-bashi Plaza
    This is a shop stocking a wide range of Kochi Prefecture specialties. It offers almost all products made in the 34 cities, towns and villages of the prefecture. There are also rare products that are not usually found anywhere else in addition to famous bonito products and Mire biscuits. There are many products containing yuzu in particular and there is a wide-range of different products. There is also an online shop so you can purchase products from Kochi Prefecture with ease.

    特に食のお土産がたくさんあり、見飽きない。 全国的に有名になったミレービスケットも地元限定版と思われるものがある。じっくり選んで納得いくものを選びたい。キャッシュレス還元(5%)店舗。

  • Imoya Kinjiro (Oroshi Danchi Shop)
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    4.5
    20 Reviews
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    Kouchi Pref. Kouchishi Minamigoza 7-36
    This shop specializing in sweets made from sweet potatoes is located in Oroshi Danchi, Minamikubo, Kochi City. The shop is operated by Shibuya Foods, a venerable sweet potato sweets manufacturer that is Japan’s biggest producer of imo-kenpi, a popular Kochi sweet potato snack. The shop offers additive-free imo-kenpi that is made the old-fashioned with natural ingredients and shipped straight from the factory. At the shop’s café, visitors can also enjoy sweets made from sweet potatoes including their “Sweet Potato” cakes, parfaits, and puddings together with their carefully-crafted specialty coffees.

    A local sweet potato shop. A must-do if you are visiting Kochi. I recommend the purple sweet potato ice cream, but the baked items are just as good and fresh. Imo kenpi is a good souvenir as it is...

  • Sunriver Shimanto Bussankan
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    4.0
    19 Reviews
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    Kouchi Pref. Shimantoshi Uyama 383-7
    Sunriver Shimanto Bussankan, Shikoku’s largest local specialty products store, is located around 10 minutes’ walk from the Tosa Kuroshio Railway’s Nakamura Station. Its location in Shimanto City center means that store receives large numbers of both local shoppers and tourist visitors. There is an extensive product display area, featuring fresh fruits and vegetables supplied directly by farmers in the Shimanto area, dried fish and other processed fish products from fish caught in Tosa Bay, and a wide range of other local specialty products. One of the most popular confectionery products (so popular that the store sometimes runs out) is Daifuku rice cakes made with fresh cream and Shimanto’s Mitsuimo sweet potatoes. There is also a restaurant where visitors can enjoy seasonal dishes made with locally-sourced fresh vegetables and local fish species.

    お野菜やお惣菜などいろいろある。隣にお酒も飲めるレストランもある。 隣のビジネスホテルに泊まっていたので、お土産購入はここでちょうどよかった。

  • Tosa Confectionery Kanzashi
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    4.0
    19 Reviews
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    Kochi Kochi-shi Harimayacho 1-1-1
    This renowned Tosa confectioner sells about 3.5 million sweets per year and has been popular since its founding in 1962. Their yosakoibushi themed sweets are Kochi's best-known souvenir. In summer, chill them in the refrigerator for an hour or two, and in winter, remove them from their paper bag and warm them wrapped in foil in a toaster oven for 5.6 minutes to make them even tastier.

    真赤なはりまや橋の南詰めにある菓子舗、よさこい節で有名な坊さんがかんざしを挿すシーンを描いた垂れ幕、そして、黄色のテントが目を引くお店です。やはり一押しは、よさこい節にちなんだ「かんざし」、マドレーヌ生地をアルミホイル包み焼き、かんざし模様が付いたこだわりとほんのり柑橘系の味わいがします。今でも美味しく頂きましたので、少しずつ進化しながら、作り続けられている...

  • Nishioka Brewery
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    4.5
    9 Reviews
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    Kouchi Pref. Takaokagunnakatosachou Kure 6154
    This sake brewery and shop is in Nakatosa Town, Takaoka County, Kochi Prefecture. Founded in 1781, it has over 230 years of history and makes and sells a variety of sake, including Junmai Ginjo made with rice grown with clean Shimanto river water, as well as those in the Kure line named after the village made famous in the manga Tosa no Ipponzuri. Since this is the prefecture's oldest sake brewery, the shop also has a gallery space with exhibitions related to the manga artist behind Tosa no Ipponzuri, Yusuke Aoyagi, and tools and goods related to sake brewing.

    Old brewery in Tosa Kure. Founded in 1781. Even the old building alone is worth seeing. Moreover, the saka made with this sake brewery is...

  • Ringbell
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    4.0
    9 Reviews
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    Kouchi Pref. Kouchishi Eikokujichou 1-43
    This bakery is said to be the founder of Kochi’s famous “Hat Bread,” located in Eikokuji Town, Kochi City, Kochi Prefecture. This bread was first made in 1955, has a castella cake dough on the top that looks like a hat. The store offers a range of breads ranging from classic breads to flavored breads and sweet breads that can be served as snacks. In the cafe space, you can eat bread bought in the shop and morning and lunch sets are also served.

    上のクッキー生地と下のパン生地のバランスがとても良い。パン生地のキメも細かく、パサつきもない。甘さ控えめで、美味しい。日にちがたっても(2日目)、上の生地がベタつくことがないのも、良い。

  • Sawa Mochi Chaya
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
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    Kochi Konan-shi Yasucho Tei 1468
    A Japanese sweet shop with a history reaching back to 1837. They're famous for their teahouse mochi sweets that got their start during the Edo period when the Yamauchi clan were feudal lords. The sweets features homemade koshian bean paste made from Hokkaido-grown azuki beans inside soft mochi dough made with high-quality domestic mochi rice, giving it an old-fashioned cinnamony taste.

    昔からあるお餅 大福ですが、甘さ控えめ 小ぶりな大きさと 食べるときは 一個ではもの足らない⁉️ 行楽のお供でもいいですし、旅のちょっとした土産にもなります‼️ お薦めです

  • Kochi Organic Market: Ike Park Saturday Market
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    5.0
    2 Reviews
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    Kochi Kochi-shi Ike
    Currently held every Saturday at Ike Park, it was known as the Satruday Port Market when it started in 2008. Japan's first organic market, all of its stands sell organic agricultural products, additive-free prepared foods, and handmade crafts. They also collect used tempura oil that customers bring from home and provide consultations on working in agriculture. The market is packed with people every week.

    I wasnt going to be in town for Kochis famous Sunday Market, but found out about this one and went to take a look. It is a very local little market with a couple dozen stalls, including a few that...

  • Tosa Jizakeya
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    4.5
    2 Reviews
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    459-13 Shimantocho-cho, Takaoka-gun, Kochi prefecture
    Tosa Jizakeya is a shop specializing in local varieties of sake, housed in a building that resembles an old-style farmhouse and located near the Shimanto River in the Taisho District. It is unusual in that it has sold only local sake from Kochi Prefecture ever since its founding. This devotion to principle is reflected in the fact that the shop never sells sake from any other prefecture. It sells the products of sake brewers from all over Kochi Prefecture, such as Mutemuka, the home of the Taisho District’s famous Dabada Hiburi. In addition, it deals in rare, limited varieties that cannot be found anywhere else. Tosa Jizakeya also sells its merchandise over the internet, so that customers can have sake from Kochi Prefecture shipped to anywhere in Japan.

    四万十川 中流に広がる四万十町(四万十市とは別物です)には、見どころ 施設が点在。車で回るのが便利ですが、敢えてローカル線の旅も良いものです レトロな町大正には、栗焼酎で有名な酒蔵無手無冠(むてむか)があり、地酒小売の地酒屋 焼酎の預金口座を作れる焼酎銀行と面白い展開。地酒屋さんは、そんな無手無冠の地元用お酒だけではなく土佐地酒が揃うお店。ローカル旅の良さをしみじみ味わえます。

  • AOYAGI Co., Ltd. Harimaya Hashimoto Store
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    4.0
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    Kouchi Pref. Kouchishi Harimayachou 1-4-1
    This Japanese sweets shop is part of the Harimayabashi Shopping Street in Harimaya-cho 1-Chome, Kochi City. It offers a number of Tosa-themed sweets including their Tosa Nikki, which feature strained adzuki bean paste wrapped in soft rice cake, their “Ryoma ga yuku”, a milk-based sweet made with lots of milk, and their “Tosa JIROLL”, roll cakes made with eggs from Kochi’s “Tosa Jiro” local chicken breed.

    はりやま橋商店街の入り口に土佐日記の看板が目印の青柳はここが本店です。看板にもある土佐日記が定番、四万十栗を使ったしまんとまろんぱいなど四万十栗を使ったお菓子もお土産におススメです。

  • Henroishi Manju
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    2.0
    3 Reviews
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    Kochi Nankoku Shimo-suematsu 433-1
    This shop near Kokubun-ji temple makes only one thing: manju buns. Their gently flavored manju (as soon as sold out, sales will end) ,have a golden brown crust filled with adzuki sweet bean paste, and are great for souvenirs. These buns have long been beloved of pilgrims on the Shikoku Henro, and this home-style shop sells nothing else. It's best to come early to make sure you get a taste.

    もちろん食べ物なんで好みはありますが僕にはもさもさしていてあまり口には合いませんでした。もういいかな、と。

  • JOEL
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
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    Kochi Kochi-shi Umenotsuji 9-12
    A shop selling original homemade cakes. Using only the finest fresh ingredients, they are dedicated to making small batches by hand and their delicious sweets have a lot of fans. Enjoy their fresh baked cake on the spot at their cafe. Their New York cheesecake and raisin sandwich cookies come particularly recommended.

    空港に向かうまで時間があるので高知の美味しいスウィーツを検索。 シフォンケーキ日本第二位のお店が高知市内にあると知りさっそく向かいました。 お店の下が駐車スペースになっていて1台くらいなら停められるみたいです。 階段を上がって店内へ。グリーンが印象的な癒される空間です。 一番人気のチョコシフォンとコーヒーを頂きました。 ふんわりやわらかなスポンジと甘すぎないクリーム、最高でした。 コーヒーも香ばし...

  • You Farm
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    4.0
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    Kochi Takaoka-gun Tsunocho Kitagawa 4883-1
    A sweet shop using milk from Jersey cows raised on a ranch in the forest. No additives are used so the milk stays whole. Items include custard pudding, soft serve ice cream, chou a la creme, and more. Their yogurt shakes and coffee floats are also popular.

    ここでソフトクリームを食べました。濃厚で美味しかったのですが、コーン付きで500円とちょっと価格は高め。カップは300円だったのでそちらでも良いかもしれません。

  • Chez-moi
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    1 Reviews
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    Kochi Takaoka-gun Yusuharacho Matsubara 401
    A bakery that uses quality ingredients like domestic wheat for bread that's “safe, secure, and delicious.” Their baked goods made with home-grown natural yeast from Shimanto water and the Yusuhara Forest keep tasting better as you chew. They have about 50 items available, and their log cabin shop has a cafe area.

    自家製の天然酵母で作られたパンが買えるということで、山道を走って行ってきました。小さな可愛いパン屋さんでした。高価なパンやお手頃な食パンがありましたが、食パンが美味しかったです。

  • Nishigawaya (Chiyoricho Main Shop)
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    3.0
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    Kouchi Pref. Kouchishi Chiyorichou 1-7-2
    30 meters from Chiyoricho-1-chome Station, this confectioner has been dealing in traditional Kochi sweets since 1688. A simple dried confection, kenpi is a traditional sweet inspired by bran and the shirakami-somen given by a purveyor of the Yamauchi clan lord. Also, traditional pickled plums, and new brands of sweets reminiscent of Sakamoto Ryoma and Yamauchi Kazutoyo (who have connections to Tosa), would make great gifts or souvenirs. Other popular items include “Tosa sweet” —a bouchee made with Tosa ingredients—and goat-milk pudding, made with lots of goat milk.

    尾長鶏のたまごという商品がお土産では人気ということで訪ねてみました。ただ、ここはロードサイドショップ。観光客にとっては不便でしょう。まあるい最中ですが、パッケージとかはリアルさを追求していて、けっこう面白いと思います。

  • Kida Sake
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    Kouchi Pref. Kouchishi Aioichou 4-10
    This liquor store is located in Aioi-cho, Kochi City. It offers local sakes from Tosa breweries including Suigei, Kameizumi, Kure, Bijofu, Akitora, and Tosatsuru, carefully-selected brands from across Japan, and a selection of shochu, wine, and other alcoholic beverages.
  • Kochi Sunday Market
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    Kouchi Pref. Kouchishi Marunouchi 1-3-20
    This morning market is held in Otesuji, Kochi City. Held every Sunday except for New Year’s and during the Yosakoi Festival, the market’s history dates back more than 300 years to the Edo period. The approximately 400 shops that line the kilometer-long market offer a wide variety of items including produce such as fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables, processed seafood products such as dried fish, Kochi specialties, and daily necessities. Visitors can also walk the market to try the many tasty items on offer, such as hiyashiame (a chilled sweet ginger drink).

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The largest of Shikoku's prefectures, Kochi is endowed with some of the island's most exceptional sand beaches lining the Pacific Ocean, which narrows into the Shimanto-gawa, a huge river that stretches 196 kilometers into the prefecture, passing verdant mountains and hosting countless riverside activities. Whether you're a pilgrim or not, Kochi's 16 Buddhist temples that make up one leg of the Shikoku Pilgrimage are worth a visit, particularly Chikurin-ji for its five-tier pagoda.

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