Shopping Spots in Kumamoto Area

  • Tsuruya Department Store
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    4.0
    115 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.

    We missed out this smaller building in our last trips so this time we locate while shopping at near the intersection of the Kamitōri and Shimotōri Arcades. Tsuruya Department Store Co. Ltd. operates...

  • 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.

    ツーリングで寄りましたが大きな天草四郎とアマビエが出迎えてくれて写真スポットには良いです。果物がのったソフトクリームも美味しかったです。

  • Kamitori Arcade
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    121 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Kumamoto-shi Chuo-ku Kamitoricho Jotomachi Hoka
    The central area of Kumamoto City is around Tsuruya Department Store, with the Kamidori and Shimodori arcades nearby. The nearest station is Tsurumachi-suji Streetcar Station, and Kumamoto Castle is also nearby. The Kamidori Arcade is home to the Contemporary Art Museum of Kumamoto City, and the brightly lit street, with a street width of 11 meters and a ceiling height of 13 meters, is lined with approximately 260 stores. The stores range from drugstores to unique coffee shops and long-established bookstores.

    In japan, there is always this main shopping arcade everywhere in their city. Same goes for Kumamoto. Long stretch of shopping paradise and mall, just follow the street signboard after exited from...

  • Tawarayama Koryukan Moe no Sato
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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.

    南阿蘇村から県道28号線を熊本市内方面へと向かっていました。阿蘇の外輪山である俵山を過ぎると長い下りが続いていて、しばらく下ると、道の左手に「俵山交流館...

  • 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."
  • Kikuchi Sightseeing Product House
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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.

    熊本県北部の町、菊池市。その中心部に、きくち観光物産館がありました。物産館の前には広い駐車場があり、横の方にはさらに広々とした広場もありました。広場には、勇ましい騎馬像がありました。この騎馬像は、かつての菊池のお殿様の像なんだそうです。 物産館には菊池市の特産品が並んだいますし、きれいなトイレもあるので、ここに車を停めて市内観光の拠点に利用するのもいいですよ。

  • Kiyora Casa
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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。

  • Hitoyoshi Onsen Bussan kan
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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.

    人吉温泉物産館は、「青井阿蘇神社」の隣にあるおみやげ屋さんです。おみやげ屋さんの他に足湯もあり、お食事処もありました。 おみやげ屋さんは、「蔵元屋」という球磨焼酎のお店がありました。27蔵にもおよぶ球磨焼酎の酒蔵の焼酎をそろえていて、広いスペースで、じっくりと球磨焼酎を選ぶことができました。

  • KUMAMON SQUARE
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    Kumamoto Kumamoto-shi Chuo-ku Tetorihoncho 8-2 Tetoria Kuma Moto Building 1F
    "Following the voice of the emcee woman, Kumamon appeared on stage and was greeted with loud applause from children and adults alike. My first impression of Kumamon was that it was ""just like what I had seen on TV"" and that its movements were ""powerful. Kumamon moved around not only on stage but also throughout the entire venue, which excited the children and kept the adults busy waving their hands and holding up their cameras. The audience was instantly drawn into the Kumamon world and looked happy."
  • Hanatofu Craft House Kunugi
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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.

    紅葉狩りの途中に立ち寄りましたが、手ごろな値段で手作り豆腐のセットランチが楽しめます。 りんどう膳、ゆうすげ膳、はぎ膳、くぬぎ膳、花ランチセット等1,100-1,600円です。 私はゆうすげ膳、友人はりんどう膳を注文しました。 豆腐は絶品です。

  • L'isola Terrace Amakusa
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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.
  • 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。

  • COCOSA
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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.
  • Cocco Farm Tamago-An
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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...

  • 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.
  • Guerison Foret Yukamu
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    1 Reviews
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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
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    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.

    阿蘇には、美味しいパン屋さんがあります。 有名、無名を問わず。 中でもこちらは、名前を聞い食べてみて美味しさは納得。 ジャンルは菓子パンです。 美味しいベーカリーショップです。 ただし、店頭販売を行なっていませんので、道の駅での購入となります。

  • PAIN DAIGO
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    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.
  • Roadside Station Uto Marina
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    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.

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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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