Groceries Spots in Kochi Area

  • Kure Taisho-machi Market
    64 Reviews
    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...

  • Imoya Kinjiro (Oroshi Danchi Shop)
    22 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    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...

  • Ashizuri Kuroshio Marketplace
    33 Reviews
    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.

    第39番札所延光寺から第38番札所金剛福寺に向かう途中、ランチに迷っているときに飛び込みました。ゴールデンウィークということもあって結構待ちましたが待ったかいがありました。 迷いましたがやっぱり土佐の清水ではサバかなと思いぶっかけ丼のほうをチョイス。お刺身でいただいた後にだし汁でも、一度で二度楽しめてよかったです。

  • Kochi Sunday Market
    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).
  • Mizugurumaya
    27 Reviews
    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.

    国道56号沿いにある土産物屋さんです。高知自動車道の四万十町中央ICを降りて四万十市方面に向かうと直ぐに看板が見えてきます。 こちらは南国製菓という会社が運営していて、基本的に南国製菓の菓子が販売されています。屋号の通り、敷地内に大きな水車があり、ベンチなどもあって休憩できるようになっています。トイレもありますし、土産物の他にシュークリームなども販売されているので、ドライブの途中に休憩するにも持っ...

  • Kochi City Wholesale Market
    Kochi Kochi-shi Kokadai 12-12
    Founded in 1930, this is the second oldest market in Japan. Located right near the wharf, the fish are unloaded from fishing boats and bid on right there, guaranteeing amazing freshness. There is also an array of fresh picked local produce straight from nearby farms. You can visit if you book in advance.
  • Kida Sake
    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.
  • AOYAGI Co., Ltd. Harimaya Hashimoto Store
    3 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    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.

    はりまや橋商店街にある青柳本店です。 ガイドブックに載っていたのでいくつかお菓子を購入。「竜馬がゆく」「しまんとまろんぱい」と高知県らしいネーミングが良いです。どれも素朴な味で美味しかったです。ケーキ類、バレンタイン向け商品も販売されてました。

  • Nishioka Brewery
    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.
  • Ringbell
    10 Reviews
    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.

    高知市の住宅街にあるパン屋さん、リンベルです。帽子パン発祥で有名なパン屋です。 店内は沢山の種類のパンや洋菓子、サンドイッチが並んでおり目移りします。結局色々買い込みましたが、帽子パン以外も美味しくリーズナブルでした。

  • Tosa Select Shop Tencosu
    30 Reviews
    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.


  • Sunriver Shimanto Bussankan
    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.
  • Nishigawaya (Chiyoricho Main Shop)
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    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.


  • Tosa Jizakeya
    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.
  • boulangerie Monamona
    Kouchi Pref. Kouchishi Atagomachi 1-9-16
    The chic Western style bakery “boulangerie Monamona” (with a small “b”) is in front of the overpass by the Atago shopping district. Its parent shop is the long-established “Yamate-pan,” famous throughout Kochi Prefecture. They sell a wide variety of breads and cakes including a regional pastry known as “boushi pan.” Everyday passersby can see them baking fresh bread in their kitchen from the shop window. One corner of the store also features a cafe. Come spend a relaxing time with coffee and bread baked on the premises.
  • None Kitchen Morning Market
    Kochi Aki-gun Toyo Cho Nonehei 1654-3
    This is a fresh produce street market that is operated by the local ladies’ group, None Kitchen. On Saturday mornings, the street is lined with vegetables, fish and produce harvested locally. The most popular item at this market is the local specialty, Kokerazushi dish. In this Toyo Town, it has been customary to celebrate events with sawachi cuisine, food served on an elaborate large deli platters, and the first item placed on the platter was always kokerazushi. The number of families that still know how to make this sushi are dwindling, and this group is actively promoting this tradition. The kokerazushi is often sold out, but pre-orders are accepted by phone.
  • Hamaguchi Fukugetsudo
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kochi Aki-gun Toyo Cho Nonehei 1942
    This is a historic Japanese confectionery store from the Meiji period. As the oldest confectionery store in None area, this shop has handed down the authentic art of Japanese sweets for approximately 140 years over five generations. The specialty, None manju bun, uses homemade sweet bean paste made by 100% adzuki beans from Tokachi, Hokkaido, and wrapped in the dough blended with a portion of junmai sake, which makes an mildly sweet delicacy. The skin of the manju bun is so thin it gently melts in your mouth to expose the plenty of soft bean paste within. This small delicate manju bun has been enjoyed by many generations and is familiarly beloved. It naturally goes well with tea, and makes a superb souvenir gift.
  • Aki Group Farm
    Kochi Aki-shi Ananaiotsu 685-2
    This ice cream shop is famous for its Roasted Eggplant Ice Cream, a local favorite. The treat has appeared in various media outlets and won the highest award at the Local Ice Cream Grand Prix. Kochi Prefecture is Japan's largest exporter of eggplants. Aki in particular produces huge quantities, and the thought of “delivering the taste of Kochi eggplant to as many people as possible” was the origin of their novel ice cream. They dehull each eggplant carefully, grilling them over a charcoal fire for their lightly sweet ice cream—a new flavor sensation. This popular, high-fiber treat keeps people coming back for more.
  • Sawa Mochi Chaya
    9 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    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.


  • Convenience Okabayashi
    Kochi Kami-shi Kahokucho Birafu 1347-1
    This convenience store also offers a wide selection of handmade cakes and sweets. In addition to chiffon cake, shortbread, chou a la creme, and eclairs, they have tasty and whimsical sweets with indelicate themes.

Kochi Areas


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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