Shopping Spots in Kumamoto Area

  • Tsuruya Department Store
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    4.0
    109 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...

  • L'isola Terrace Amakusa
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.
  • AINO AMAKUSA MURA
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    4.0
    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...

  • Patisserie Roku
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    4.5
    218 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Pref. Asogunminamiogunimachi Manganji 6610
    This Kurokawa Onsen pâtissier is famous for its roll cakes made with copious quantities of soyo no tsuki eggs raised at the foot of Mt. Aso. Housed inside an old private home facing Kawabata-dori Avenue in Kurokawa Onsen, the shop’s chou à la crème, topped with a shiokoji (salt-marinated rice malt) cookie, are filled with custard only after a customer orders them. The shop’s plain and matcha roll cakes, made with local Kumamoto and Aso ingredients, are also popular.

    Amazing cream puff!! The bread is toasted to perfection and the cream inside your mouth melts with a delicious taste!

  • Hitoyoshi Craft Park Ishino
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    4.0
    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...

  • La Table de Merucoro
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    4.5
    21 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.

    国道325号を高森方面に向かうと右手にあります。 熊本訪問時は必ず訪問するパン屋です。 ジェラートもあり、イートインコーナもあります。 我が家ではクランベリーチーズが人気です。このほかイチジクパンや 山ブドウパンなどバラエティも豊富です。

  • COCOSA
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    4.0
    10 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.

    地下にイオン系列の食品スーパーがあってお土産に使えるものもあります。上はオシャレ系なお店があるので時間潰しにもピッタリ。

  • Tawarayama Koryukan Moe no Sato
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    9 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.

    コスモスを見に行きました。一面に広がる満開のコスモスは見応えがあり、観光客も多かったです。地元の採れたて野菜もたくさん売られてました。

  • 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
    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。

  • 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。

  • Kikuchi Sightseeing Product House
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    3.5
    6 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...

  • Okashi no Kobai (Hakuzan Main Shop)
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    5.0
    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

  • Okamoto Tofu
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    4 Reviews
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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.

    「田舎の宿」を謳っているだけあって、周りには何もありません。コンビニに出るのも車で少し時間がかかります。だからこそ、日常を忘れてゆっくりできます。豆腐屋さんを営んでいて、お食事はまさに豆腐尽くし。これがおいしい!露天風呂は広く、満点の星空を眺めながら入浴できます。そしてお部屋にはテレビがついていませんので、ほんとにのんびり過ごせますよ。

  • Shunsaikan Sakura-no-Koji Kumamoto Shuzo
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    3 Reviews
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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。

  • Patisserie d'Aso MIYUKI
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    Kumamoto Aso-shi Uchinomaki 224
    This patisserie is located in Aso Uchinomaki Onsen, Aso's top hot spring district. Using Jersey cow milk, seasonal fruits, and other local ingredients, the shop continues to make confections sure to make you smile the moment you take a bite. The shop's popular gelato is a luxurious treat made with an abundance of seasonal fruit. You can add up to two toppings per gelato cup from a wide selection, including peaches, mangoes, chocolate, and pistachios. The bright and cherry shop is replete with an eat-in space where you can also enjoy your confection with a cup of coffee.
  • Shinise Sonodaya
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    5.0
    9 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kumamoto Kumamoto-shi Chuo-ku Minami-tsuboimachi 6-1
    "This Japanese candy shop is located a 10-minute walk from the Torichosuji tram station. The shop continues to make Chosen-ame (Korean candies), a traditional confection in Kumamoto whose history stretches back over 400 years. Chosen-ame are made with glutinous rice, mizuame glucose syrup, and sugar, and are characterized by a lightly sweet flavor and a texture similar to other Japanese hard candies. Long ago, they were called ""chosei-ame"" (long-life candies), but after Kato Kiyomasa, then-lord of Kumamoto Domain, brought them with him during an invasion of Korea and praised them for their delicious flavor as well as their long shelf life, they came to be called ""Korean candies."" While continuing to preserve tradition, the shop also takes on new challenges; for example, in 2018 the shop released lemon candies, its first new product in 115 years."

    有名な話で他の方も書かれておりますが、清正公のファンはもとより戦国ファンなら、今も体感することが出来る400年以上の伝統をぜひ味わうべきです。もちろん美味しいです。新作のれもん飴もレモンピールがアクセントとなって、とても美味でした。お店の方もとても親切で、こちらが恐縮するくらいでした。 そしてこれも有名な話ですが、現在の19代目店主はマンガ家の園田健一先生とのことです。園田先生ファンなら、ぜひ有明...

  • 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...

  • Nakahara Shogetsudo
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    4.5
    4 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kumamoto Kikuchi-shi Wai 285
    This Japanese confectionary shop was established in 1940. The shop continues to make Japanese confections by hand with fastidious attention to flavor. For its sweet azuki beans, the shop only uses azuki from Hokkaido, and its azuki bean paste, diligently cooked each morning at 6 a.m., is characterized by an elegant, orchid color. The shop's Takemitsuko is a crispy yet soft cookie sandwich inspired by the history of Kikuchi which is filled with apricot jam and garnished with crunchy almonds. The tasty confection was awarded the Minister's Award at the National Confectionary Exposition.

    I love the peach jelly! Tastes like a combination of mochi and jelly texture. So good I got 2. Upon entering, the two friendly ladies welcomed us with hot tea and snacks. Very hospitable, very...

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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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