Shopping Spots in Kumamoto Area

  • AINO AMAKUSA MURA
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    Kumamoto Pref. Kamiamakusashi Oyanomachinoboritate 910
    This specialty shop in Kamiamakusa City, Kumamoto Prefecture is well known for its roughly 15-meter statue of Amakusa Shiro, the tallest of its kind in Japan. Their Amakusa Umakamon Market sells local specialties and their Shima Café where you can enjoy the feeling of being in a tropical country serves various Asian sweets such as drinks with tapioca pearls. You can tour a chikuwa fish cake factory there too. Lots of visitors drop in here while sightseeing in Amakusa.

    About 5 km south of the 1st Pearl Line Bridge (where a new one is going up alongside the old), is a large parking lot on the west side of the road that you cant miss. Right on the road is a giant...

  • Tawarayama Koryukan Moe no Sato
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    38 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Pref. Asogunnishiharamura Komori 2115-3
    This community center is in Nishihara Village, Aso County. They have a produce stand selling local vegetables as well as prepared products like original shochu liquor made from local sweet potatoes, confections, and pickled vegetables. They display the work of the Kumamoto born calligrapher Soun Takeda too.

    熊本空港の売店で買った、Sakata Sweet のシフォンケーキが美味しかったので、インターネットで調べたところ、この近くで製造して、萌の里で販売しているとのことを知り、帰り道で立ち寄りました。お店の方に伺ったところ、3箇所に分かれて、商品が置かれているのを、丁寧に案内して頂きました。いろいろな種類のSweetが買えて、楽しめました。なお、入り口で、くまモンと一緒に写真も撮りました。

  • Aeon Mall Kumamoto
    Shopping
    Kumamoto Kami-mashiki-gun Kashimamachi Uejima Osa Ike 2232
    "This shopping mall is located five minutes from the Mifune Interchange on the Kyushu Expressway. Designed around the concept of the ""creation of a community overflowing with kindness,"" the mall is occupied by some 200 establishments. Combining wide selection with comfort, this regional shopping center boasts some of the largest grounds of any such facility in Kyushu, resulting in a friendly, stress-free shopping space. The mall was designed to be both environmentally and people friendly and, as a trendsetting destination, is a gathering space for large numbers of local residents no matter the time of day or day of the week."
  • Kiyora Casa
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    22 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kumamoto Aso-gun Minamiogunimachi Akababa 1789-1
    "This large local specialty products market's name is derived from the Japanese phrase ""kiyoraka ni utsukushi"" (clean/excellent and beautiful) and that Latin word for home/building. The pyramidal market building stands along National Route 212 and embodies the desire to aim for the realization of a town with a clean environment, excellent goods, and excellent people via the work and involvement of everyone living in the community. The market sells fresh vegetables, Japanese pickles, dried foods, milk, yogurt, and much more. There's also an adjoining souvenir area and a restaurant which serves cuisine made with beef and maitake mushrooms, local town specialty products, making this the perfect place for those enjoying a scenic drive in the area to take a break."

    国道212号沿い。ピラミッド型の三角屋根の外観が際立つ総合物産館。いわば道の駅的存在。芝生広場には遊具も備え付けているので、子供を遊ばせておくのに適しています。

  • L'isola Terrace Amakusa
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    3.5
    8 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Pref. Kamiamakusashi Matsushimamachiaitsu Matsushima-machi Aizu north 6215-16
    Built on prime real estate with a sweeping view of Shimabara Bay, L’isola Terrace Amakusa houses a restaurant where all seats have an ocean view, as well as a shop offering local Amakusa souvenirs. There is also a bar and shops carrying south sea knickknacks, clothing, and accessories in this multipurpose facility. With a children’s play area as well, the facility can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike. From March 25, the facility holds an “Umi Akari” seaside illumination event from 6 p.m. onward. The magical sight of bamboo lanterns lit from within by candles is truly stunning. A three-minute walk from JR Misumi Station.

    I have visited this place three times. this is a western style restaurant. i recommend pisa and parfit. This restaurant is located on the seafront and under the famous Amakusa Bridge.

  • Tsuruya Department Store
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Pref. Kumamotoshichuouku Tetorihonchou 6-1
    This long-standing department store, one of Kumamoto's most well-known, was opened in 1952. On the outside, the department store retains the same classic appearance it bore when it first opened, while inside it boasts one of the largest shopping floors in the country. Dedicated to being a locally-based department store delivering a high quality, elegant lifestyle, the facility strives to host shops and products rooted in the area. Because the facility refuses to stick to traditional images of department stores and promotes closeness between its employees and customers, it is popular with people of all ages. The department store also has areas for men and kids, such as a children's area and a waiting room where you can use high class audio equipment.

    あの有名なアンリシャルパンティエが鶴屋に出来たなんて素敵です。バイヤーさんありがとうございます。バター風味たっぷりの焼き菓子は美味しくて、手土産やお祝いにも喜ばれること間違いなしです!自分にもご褒美にして食べたいほどです(^^)

  • Kikuchi Sightseeing Product House
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    10 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kumamoto Pref. Kikuchishi Waifu 1273-1
    A local specialty products market which carries an abundant selection of gifts and souvenirs, including fresh-picked vegetables; local liquors; popular confections; and Kikuchi specialty goods like rice paddy burdock and yacon tubers. Exclusive products such as gelatos made with Kikuchi rice and tofu made with water from Kikuchi Gorge are also well reviewed. The morning markets held every Sunday are attended by large numbers of people from within the city and beyond. Visitors are recommended to buy one of the many bento box lunches on offer and go for a picnic in the adjoining Kikuchi City Park.

    菊池は、江戸時代には幕府や皇室に献上したほどの美味しいお米の産地であり、現在でも世界一など、コンテストで入賞するお米もあるそうで、この物館でお米が売っているとのことで来館しました。 建物前には、無料で誰でも入れる足湯もあり、タオルは物産館で販売しています。女性用のお手洗いには、ストッキングを脱ぐのに便利な着替え用の台が付いた個室もあり、お土産屋さんとしては至れり尽くせりでした。 It is...

  • Hanatofu Craft House Kunugi
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    4.5
    7 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kumamoto Aso-gun Minamiogunimachi Nakabaru 846-3
    This shop is a 40-minute drive from Uchinomaki Station on the Hohi Main Line. The adjoining tofu restaurant serves pot-boiled tofu and homemade confections, while the shop sells rural products such as pottery and organic foods. The shop's coffee cups, glasswork, and other visually delightful items are made by the hands of artisans living in the Aso area. The shop's pottery primarily comes from 13 studios operating in Aso. The shop's fashionable tableware, which could suit any cafe, fit the hand well and customers rave they're perfect for a wide variety of situations. Many customers come here to purchase the shop's highly nutritious spinach cake to enjoy while on a scenic drive in the area.

    Didnt expect to stop over at this shop on our way to Beppu and It was located on the mountain road side. The exterior was the one that catching my eyeballs and stop by to have a look. Closer...

  • Hitoyoshi Onsen Bussan kan
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    8 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Pref. Hitoyoshishi Kamiaoimachi 120-4
    This specialty shop is near Aoiaso-jinja Shrine in Hitoyoshi City, Kumamoto Prefecture. It's popular with Hitoyoshi sightseers. The shop sells local specialty items such as the Japanese sweet yubeshi, onsen manju buns, and local sake. The restaurant serves local cuisine and has a menu catered to groups. There's a footbath just outside the building, too.

    小さな町・人吉の中で、大規模な物産センターだと思います。お酒コーナー、土産コーナー、レストラン、足湯と、いくつかの施設があります。足湯は無料です。レストランは、だご汁800円など、郷土料理も味わえます。

  • Shunsaikan Sakura-no-Koji Kumamoto Shuzo
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    Kumamoto Pref. Kumamotoshichuouku Ninomaru 1-1-2
    This souvenir shop is located in Chuo Ward, Kumamoto City. It sells Kumamoto specialty products like spicy mustard filled lotus root, ikinari dango dumplings, original sweets, sake, and shochu spirits. On Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays they run a fried chicken (karaage) shop that uses a local breed of free-range poultry. It occasionally operates on weekdays, too.

    城彩苑内にある、お土産やさんです。熊本土産を買うことができます。もちろんくまモングッズもたくさん。熊本城観光して、城彩苑でご飯を食べてここでお土産を買うとよいです。

  • Cocco Farm Tamago-An
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    10 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Pref. Kikuchishi Morikita 1077
    This farmers market sells eggs delivered fresh each day from their own farm. They also offer locally grown vegetables, fruit, meat, and prepared products. Their sweet shop offers pudding and cream puffs made with eggs, and there's a restaurant with delicious fare incorporating eggs, chicken, and vegetables.

    白金の森に泊まった帰り寄りました。開店してすぐだったので客は居なかったですね。店内に美味しいそうなものがたくさん並んでいました。Go...

  • COCOSA
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kumamoto Pref. Kumamotoshichuouku Shimotori 1-3-8
    A shopping mall located in Chuo Ward, Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture. Of the mall's around 40 tenants, 30 are the first location for their brand in Kumamoto, including popular apparel shops Urban Research, Journal Standard, and Freak's Store. Floors one through four are dedicated to fashion, and this mall is fast gaining a reputation as Kumamoto's new fashion mecca. You can also enjoy an authentic French cafe on the first floor in Brioche Doree & Cafe, a popular cafe with 300 locations across France.
  • Guerison Foret Yukamu
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    Kumamoto Yamaga Kahokumachi Shiimochi 5-2
    This resort complex is replete with a day-use bathhouse, glamping facilities, a restaurant, a swimming pool, and a fitness gym. The resort was famously the first facility in Kyushu to introduce glamping. The resort's bathhouse has an outdoor bath bathed in natural sunlight, and customers rave that here you can take in elegant natural beauty in a high class hotel-like atmosphere. After working up a sweat in the resort's exercise facilities, you can get clean in the day-use bathhouse.

    以前は旧鹿北町の施設でしたが、現在は民間の会社が買い取って運営しているようです。 そのためか、施設はとてもきれいでカフェなどもあってお洒落な感じさえしました。 今回は、温泉+バイキングで利用しました。温泉+プール+施設だけなら500円、バイキングは1300円(シルバー1100円)ですが、セットにすると1600円で利用できます。 バイキングは品数、料理の内容など、お値段相応という印象でした。地元の...

  • Kumamoto Prefecture Bussan-kan
    Shopping
    Kumamoto Pref. Kumamotoshichuouku Sakuramachi 3-1NTT West Sakuramachi building 1F
    This Bussan-kan is located in the center of the city. The facility has over 2,500 kinds of products local to Kumamoto including traditional crafts and foods, alcoholic beverages, as well as fruit and vegetables. It is easy to access being close to the transportation bus center, and is recommended to those wanting to buy souvenirs. It is a three-minute walk from the “Kumamotojo-mae” tram stop.
  • Pan Kobo Mamenoki
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    Kumamoto Pref. Asoshi Kurokawa 1447
    This bakery is located in Aso City. They sell bread made with carefully selected ingredients and their own type of yeast, as well as handmade jam. Their sweet and aromatic bread is made with 100% Hokkaido flour and locally sourced milk from jersey cows. They have an eating area, so lots of people get a coffee to go with their purchase.

    阿蘇市黒川の住宅街にあるパン工房豆の木、ちょっとわかりずらい場所ですがナビを頼りに訪問しました。まさに工房と言った趣きのお店で、美味しそうなパンが並んでいました。阿蘇の特産品、赤牛を使用した赤牛カレーパンは絶品でしたよ。

  • PAIN DAIGO
    Shopping
    Kumamoto Pref. Asogunminamiasomura Kawayou 1883
    This bakery is in Aso County's Minamiaso Village. Their bread made with Kumamoto wheat flour and natural yeast has been a hit since they opened. Their baked goods feature local Kumamoto seasonal ingredients. With items made with asparagus, sausage, and other kinds of meat and vegetables, the simple natural flavors shine through.
  • Okamoto Tofu
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    Kumamoto Pref. Asogunogunimachi Nishizato 2241-6
    This tofu shop located in Oguni Town, Aso County was founded in the Meiji period. Their excellent tofu is made with local spring water. They sell several varieties, including country style inaka tofu, zaru tofu served in a basket, and fried tofu. You can also eat freshly made tofu right there as part a meal set. They make soy milk too, and sell prepared products made with it like karinto fried dough and yokan bean gelatin that make great gifts.
  • Roadside Station Uto Marina
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kumamoto Pref. Utoshi Shimoodamachi 3084-1
    This roadside station in Uto City is adjacent to Okoshiki Beach and has a view of Mt. Unzen. Their specialty shop sells items like fresh seafood, locally harvested dekopon, and other citrus fruits. They have a seafood restaurant and offer boat rides in the marina too.
  • Morino Kumasan Bon Gateaux
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    Kumamoto Pref. Kikuchigunkikuyoumachi Hikarinomori 6-6-1
    This sweet shop is located in Kikuyo Town, Kikuchi County. They sell baked confections and cakes made with seasonal fruit, fresh cream and eggs from Kumamoto, and other additive free ingredients. They have an array of colorful cakes available, as well as gift sets packed with their popular baked sweets.

    桃のケーキを買いました。フレッシュな果実をそのまま使う場合、個体差があるので難しいと思いますが、見るからに繊維、筋がたくさんと想像できる桃でした… ほかに歯触りの良さそうな桃のケーキもあるのに、たまたま私のタイミングが悪かったのでしょうか。 詰めてもらっている時に別のものに変えてと言えばよかったのかもしれませんが、この桃を売り物のケーキで陳列していたことにびっくりです。 ほかにも美味しそうなケーキ...

  • Tanaka Chikusan
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    35 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kumamoto Pref. Amakusashi Itsuwamachijougawara 2-101-1
    This famous yakiniku barbecue house offers carefully selected, reasonably priced Japanese black beef from their own ranch. Their popular all-you-can-eat menu lets you dine on the tender marbled beef to your heart's content. People even come from far away to eat there, to the point that they sometimes have a line waiting for them to open.

    肉もおいしいですが(特選ランチを頂きました。)食べ放題の牛丼とカレーがおいしいことおいしいこと。何回でも行きたいです。

Kumamoto Areas

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Kumamoto lies in the center of Kyushu, a calm prefecture perfect for easy strolls around the historic center and lazy evenings in the natural hot springs at Kurokawa Onsen. For a slightly more strenuous activity, head to Mount Aso, whose surrounding hills offer hiking opportunities aplenty with views over the active volcano.

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