Shopping Spots in Kumamoto Area

  • Tsuruya Department Store
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    4.0
    110 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.

    The biggest department store in town. It is located in the main shopping street downtown. You cannot miss it. And huge it is. It consists of three building brought together with up to ten floors of...

  • AINO AMAKUSA MURA
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    100 Reviews
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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...

  • L'isola Terrace Amakusa
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    60 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.

    What a amazing spot for romantic date. You must having a delicious lunch with beach view. For lunch menu must try Pasta with red/white wine! Or have variety of hot bread with different flavors such...

  • 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。

  • 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...

  • Aeon Mall Kumamoto
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    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."
  • COCOSA
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    11 Reviews
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    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.

    It is a fashionable shopping mall in Shimodori shopping arcade. So, the location is very good. It was opened just a couple of years ago, but as there is now another new shopping mall “Sakuramachi...

  • Hitoyoshi Craft Park Ishino
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    21 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Pref. Hitoyoshishi Akaikeharamachi 1425-1
    A theme park where you can learn about the traditional crafts of Hitoyoshi and Kuma, an area selected for inclusion in the Japan Heritage list. The park consists of nine facilities, including a ceramics arts hall, smithing hall, glass hall, and teahouse, and visitors can make a variety of crafts by hand under the guidance of skilled artisans. There's also an observatory with a sweeping view of the Kyushu Mountains, a campground, and a park perfect for small children, making this a great destination for the whole family and for a variety of purposes. The local specialty products market sells traditional kijiuma wheeled bird toys, hanatebako boxes painted with camellias, and a wide variety of other gifts and souvenirs from Hitoyoshi and Kuma.

    To get to Hitoyoshi Craft Park from Kumamoto Station, it takes three JR trains and about 2 hours or more on a slow, winding track into the mountains that brings you past rustic self-serve wooden...

  • Kiyora Casa
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    3.5
    22 Reviews
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    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。

  • Kikuchi Sightseeing Product House
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    8 Reviews
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    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...

  • Doradora
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    4.0
    61 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Aso-gun Minamiogunimachi Manganji Kurokawa 6612-2
    This dorayaki pancake sandwich shop is situated along the narrow Igozaka hill road in Kurokawa Onsen. The shop sells a variety of charming Japanese-style confections with a focus on the Doradora Burger, a dorayaki pancake sandwich consisting of two handmade pancake buns stuffed with sweet red bean paste and a cream-filled daifuku rice cake. In total, the Doradora Burger is sold with five varieties of fillings - Aso Oguni Jersey cow milk cream, matcha green tea cream, custard cream, cafe au lait cream, and dekopon citrus fruit cream. The moist, tender pancake buns produce an exquisite harmony with the homemade fillings, blossoming in the mouth with a sweetness which is just right. A particularly popular product in Kurokawa Onsen, the pancake sandwiches are carefully cooked and wrapped one at a time, and oftentimes when you come late in the day the shop has already sold out. In addition to being a tasty treat to enjoy after a hot spring bath, they also make delightful souvenirs.

    We stopped by here to try some of their sweets but mostly sold out by the end of the day. The pancakes were on the sweet side but it’s worth trying the Kurakawa specialities, around 200 yen per item.

  • Hanatofu Craft House Kunugi
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    4.5
    7 Reviews
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    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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    3.5
    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。

  • Tanaka Chikusan
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    4.5
    35 Reviews
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    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。

  • Tsukemonoya no Otsukemono Hirano Shoten
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    6 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Aso-gun Minamiogunimachi Manganji Kita Kurokawa 6592-2
    This Japanese pickles shop is located a one-minute walk from Kurokawa Onsen's Sakura Square. Inside a compact establishment, the shop sells a variety of flavorful Japanese pickles. The shop makes its pickles using only seasonal vegetables grown amidst the natural abundance of the local Kurokawa area. From crisp lightly pickled vegetables to well-pickled vegetables, all of the shop's products have a smooth, elegant flavor which maximizes the innate deliciousness of the vegetables used. The shop takes great pride in the spiciness of its popular Genki Daikon pickles; customers rave that once you start eating them, you can't stop. The upper part near the stem is ever-so-slightly sweet, while the bottom part near the root bears the unique spiciness of daikon radish, enabling you to enjoy the differing flavors.

    住む地方によって、味付けや味の好みはそれぞれですが、こちらでは全種類試食が出来るので失敗のないお買い物ができます。有料で保冷剤や保冷パックもあります。

  • Okashi no Kobai (Hakuzan Main Shop)
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    4 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Kumamoto-shi Chuo-ku Hakuzan 1-6-31
    "This Western confectionary shop was established in 1949. The shop continues to make its signature Homore no Jindaiko as well as a variety of other Japanese- and Western-style confections. Homare no Jindaiko are made with gyuhi soft rice cake enwrapped in sweet Hokkaido azuki bean paste. The popular product has repeatedly won the Honorary President Award in the National Confectionary Exposition. The tasty treats come wrapped in a paper ""can"" resembling a Japanese taiko drum, a special, patented packaging method designed to preserve the vibrant flavor. Other popular products include the Musha-gaeshi, inspired by the musha-gaeshi (warrior-repelling) walls of Kumamoto castle; and the Higo Gojuyonmangoku, jowarian highly sweetened bean paste sandwiched between two thin, crisp wafers."

    The pastries are very smooth, not too sweet, and cute! Apple mochi is the best. Has apple bits inside. Sooo refreshing and oishi

  • Guerison Foret Yukamu
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    4.0
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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...

  • La Table de Merucoro
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    22 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Pref. Asogunminamiasomura Kawayou Sakanoue 3765
    Merucoro is a famous store, which sells bread made with homemade yeast, around 30 types of jam and baked confectionaries. There is also a café inside the store, where customers can taste the bread and baked confectionaries they have bought with drinks. There is also a lunch set and a cake set. It is approximately 16 minutes’ walk from the Minamiaso Railway Takamori Line’s Choyo Station, along the National Route 325.

    南阿蘇にある落ち着いた雰囲気のパンカフェです。カップルならゆっくりとした時間を過ごせるカフェです。❤️です。

  • 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。

  • Tateyama Shoten
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    Kumamoto Hitoyoshi-shi Kajiyamachi 43
    A long-established teahouse founded in 1877. Located deep in the Kyushu Mountains, they still make tea with the same flavor as the old days. Their Inaka Bancha has been developed by the owners over the generations and has become popular as a health drink. Rich in catechin, it's low in caffeine like hojicha (roasted green tea). At the adjacent tea storehouse, you can learn about the history and properties of tea while looking out at the garden of a merchant townhouse.

    人吉市の観光地として取り上げられていることもありみそ・醤油蔵を見学した次に立ち寄りました。みそ・醤油蔵では商品の説明から販売があり販売所ではお茶の接待も受けました。工場内で作業中の従業員さんもこちらの質問を丁寧に答えてくださるなど良い印象を受けました。 そちらに比べるとここはどうやらお茶屋さんらしいのですが何もなく古い家屋をさらっと見て店を出ました。

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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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