Other Shopping Spots in Oita Area

  • Kamae Inter Park Amabe no Ichi
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    4.5
    10 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Oita Pref. Saikishi Kamaemorizakiura 142-16
    A farmer’s market standing on National Route 388 in Kamae Morisakiura, Saiki City. Here visitors can buy local agricultural products and side dishes as well as high-quality live fish and dried fish from Kamae. The market’s restaurant boasts a view of Inokushi Bay and serves seasonal seafood like rock oysters in summer and Ise-ebi spiny lobster in autumn. There’s also a seafood barbecuing hut and a takeout counter which sells soft serve ice cream.

    シーズンオフの平日ということもあってか、午後の時間に立ち寄りましたが売店には新鮮な海の幸は何一つありませんでした。干物などの加工品のみです。都会のスーパーで買うのと大差ない価格なので購買意欲はわきませんでした。

  • Saigoku-Souvenir Shop Kagiya
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    4.5
    23 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Oita Pref. Yufushi Yufuinchoukawakami 2633-1
    A souvenir shop operated by the Kamenoi Besso high class inn in Yufuin, Yufu City, Oita Prefecture which sells signature foods and locally-made crafts. The shop’s jams, lovingly made with seasonal fruit primarily from Oita Prefecture, are popular for how the flavor and fragrances of the ingredients come through in the finished product. The winter only “yuzu-neri” jam is so popular it disappears from the shelves very fast but makes an excellent gift if you can get your hands on it. The interior of the shop, located inside a late Edo period merchant’s house, is charming and subdued.

    オリジナルブランドのオシャレなお土産が多く、贈答品としても喜ばれそうです。店内ではおいしそうなおはぎもあり、イートインスペースもありました。食料品以外にも和物の小物アイテムも数多く取り揃えていました。

  • Port Station Beppu Traffic Center
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    3.5
    48 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Oita Pref. Beppushi Shinminatomachi 6-46
    A souvenir and gift store standing on the Kokura Kaido Highway in Shinminato-machi, Beppu City. The store sells specialty products, seafood, local sake, and arts and crafts from Oita and throughout Kyushu. The adjoining Take Miraikan museum displays examples of traditional Beppu takezaiku bamboo work. Local dishes are served in the facility’s two restaurants—Take no Restaurant Chikushi and Umibe no Restaurant Shiosai, which boasts a sweeping view of Beppu Bay.

    以前別府を訪れた人から「ここは別府の代表的なお土産物が一挙に揃うから、他所で買い忘れてもここに行ったらあるからね」と聞いていて、そんなに色々あるならと行ってみました。アルコールの種類も多く、竹細工やお菓子や温泉の素もものすごい種類!!ぶらぶらしているだけで楽しいです。中に食事ができる場所もあり、お腹に余裕があったら入りたかったです。ここで売っている、瓶に入ったプリンの美味しかったこと!並んでいたり...

  • Hita Tenryosui no Sato Genki no Eki
    Transportation
    Oita Hita-shi Nakano Shima 635-1
    This service area is a five-minute drive from Hita Station and the Hita Interchange and is located on a sandbank surrounded by the Mikuma River to the north and south. The station has a market which sells fresh, local foods, and information is provided on exactly who made them. There's also a restaurant which serves original pizzas, soft-serve ice cream, and double-sided yakisoba fried noodles; as well as a buffet with private dining areas for small and large groups. The station's market sells fresh ingredients and prepared foods, and is divided into various areas such as a produce area and seafood area; it also has an abundant selection of local alcoholic beverages, making this a great place to visit when looking for souvenirs.
  • Futago Kawaraza
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    4.0
    14 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Oita Kunisaki-shi Akimachi Futago 1594-1
    This restaurant and souvenir shop, a 30-minute drive from Oita Airport, is located at the entrance to the approach to the Futago-ji Temple in the center of the Rokugo Manzan temples. The restaurant serves soba noodles made with famous spring water and dishes crafted from fresh local ingredients. Particularly popular selections include the Kaiun Soba meal, which includes cold zaru soba noodles as well as six small side dishes; and the Tenzaru Soba meal, which comes with zaru soba noodles and crispy, piping hot tempura made with seasonal vegetables. The hot Kamo Negi Soba noodles, just the thing to enjoy on a cold day, are served in a broth which perfectly pairs an abundance of locally grown spring onions with the rich flavor of duck. The omelet rice, made with tori meshi chicken rice, is also recommended. Pets are allowed in the restaurant's terrace seating area.

    We went earlier to visit Futagoji Temple. After we toured the temple, we looked for someplace to eat and found this place. Mostly served noodles and the offerings were limited. However, we were...

  • Konohana Garten (Oyama Shop)
    Shopping
    Oita Pref. Hitashi Oyamamachihigashioyama 274-1
    A farmer’s market standing along the Hita Kaido Highway in Higashioyama, Oyama-machi, Hita City. The market sells fresh picked vegetables, flowers, Japanese plums (a local Oyama specialty), and foods made with local agricultural products. In the adjoining restaurant, visitors can enjoy healthy dishes made with local vegetables and edible wild plants served all-you-can-eat buffet style.
  • Yufuin Tamanoyu Yufuin Ichi
    Travel / Tourism
    Oita Pref. Yufushi Yufuinchoukawakami 2731 - 1 in Tamanou
    This souvenir shop is located inside Yufuin Tamanoyu, a hot spring hotel with a great natural setting. Visitors can buy souvenirs including Tamanoyu’s original food products, which are made with natural ingredients and without additives, as well as the works of local craft artists. You can even purchase the porcelain ware​ and sundries used at the hotel. The shop is about a15-minute walk from JR Yufuin Station.
  • Sato no Eki Onoiwa no Sho
    Shopping
    Oita Usa-shi Ajimumachi Tokata 7-1
    This rural tourism complex a 10-minute drive from the Ajimu Interchange on the Higashikyushu Expressway has a river and a park and serves as space where the rural and urban intermingle. Its farmers' market sells specialty products from Ajimu-machi, fresh vegetables picked on local farms, and an abundant variety of grapes. The market also carries a wide selection of handmade breads and Japanese deli-style foods, as well as seasonal manju buns. The adjoining restaurant serves local cuisine, and dishes made with local soft-shelled turtle, such as the soft-shelled turtle udon noodles, are particularly recommended. The Kyoho grape soft-serve ice cream is also popular.
  • Kokonoe Chaya
    Shopping
    Oita Kusu-gun Kokonoemachi Tano 1991
    "This souvenir shop and restaurant stands at the north gate of the Kokonoe Yume Suspension Bridge spanning the Naruko River valley. The establishment is a 25-minute drive from the Kokonoe Interchange on the Oita Expressway and can also be reached by taking the Community Bus bound for Tozan-guchi from Bungo-Nakamura Station, getting off at the Tsuribashi bus stop, and crossing the nearby suspension bridge. Particularly popular products include yogurt and soft-serve ice cream made from dairy products delivered straight from nearby farms; and ""Japan's simplest baked sweet potatoes,"" which have been featured on television. The fruit parfaits are also recommended. In addition, the restaurant side of the establishment serves udon noodles, soba noodles, and other food."
  • Rest House Yamanami
    Shopping
    Oita Kusu-gun Kokonoemachi Tano 260-2
    This rest stop, a 30-minute drive from the Kokonoe Interchange on the Oita Expressway, is located in Chojabaru Onsen, which is the location of the starting points of trails leading up the lush Kuju Mountain Range. Facilities include a restaurant with a sweeping view of the Kuju Mountain Range, a shop, and a patisserie. Particularly recommended choices from the restaurant include the Bungo beef steak meal, and the pork loin cutlet meal made with Kokonoe Yume Pork. Other popular highlights include the rest stop cafe's Yamanami Burger and fresh-brewed coffee made with Kokonoe spring water; and the patisserie's Kisumire Roll cakes made with local ingredients.
  • Roadside Station Kunisaki Kurotsu no Sho
    Travel / Tourism
    Oita Kunisaki-shi Kunisakimachi Owara 2662-1
    This souvenir store is located inside Roadside Station Kunisaki on National Route 213 a 10-minute drive from the Oita Airport. The store's tempura and kamaboko steamed fish paste made with Himedako octopus and largehead hairtail, local Kunisaki specialty products, are particularly popular. The store also carries local sakes and shochus, such as Kayashima Sake Brewing's Nishinoseki refined sakes, and Minami Shuzo's Toppai authentic barley shochu. Kunisaki is the only place in Japan where Shichito-mat rush is grown, and the store's Shichito zori sandals, a unique Kunisaki product, are also popular. Additionally, the store sells lottery tickets, and after buying some, visitors are recommended to stop by Tomiku Shrine, which is said to increase one's luck in winning the lottery.
  • Art Space and Cafe Okura Shimizuya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Oita Taketa-shi
    "This gallery and cafe, a five-minute walk from JR Bungo-Taketa Station, operates out of a remodeled public bathhouse which was in use up to 1978. Tubs, faucets, and other bathhouse accoutrements have been left as-is in the first floor dining space, which is still divided into ""men's"" and ""women's"" ""bathing"" areas. Men and women, however, are free to eat and sit down in either area. The cafe's seasonal small dish set meal is particularly popular and comes with homemade udon noodles and various small side dishes made with fresh vegetables. A greengrocer operates right next door, and accordingly the cafe's fresh vegetable juices are also recommended. The second floor is used as a gallery."
  • Shunsaikan
    Shopping
    Oita Nakatsu-shi Yabakei Machi Oshima 2221-1
    This farmers' market is located right in front of the Shunsaikan bus stop. The market is particularly notable for only carrying foods and ingredients from Yabakei Gorge. All of the market's products bear stickers which clearly show the person who made them, and customers are sure to enjoy the freshness and reasonable prices only a farmers' market like this can deliver. The market's original bath salts made with yuzu citrus fruit, and soft-serve ice cream available from March each year are particularly popular, but in addition to these customers will find a wide array of seasonal foods and ingredients. The market also sells inexpensive yet large and filling bento meals.
  • Hita-Kusu Regional Industry Promotion Center
    Travel / Tourism
    Oita Hita-shi Sanbonmatsu 2-3-1
    This regional industry promotion center is located close to the Tamagawa Junction of Three Roads Intersection. The center engages in a variety of initiatives concerning local industry and also sells some 20,000 items such as crafts and agricultural products from Hita City and the surrounding region. The center carries a wide selection and is a great place to stop by when looking for souvenirs. Examples of things you can find here include Onta ware, a local specialty product from the city's Sarayama area which is made with local clay and fired with local cedar wood; Hita geta sandals, which are produced in some of the greatest quantities of anywhere in the country; barley shochus and other renowned alcoholic beverages; fresh shiitake mushrooms; enoha landlocked masu salmon; and well-known local confections. The center also has conference rooms and exhibition spaces which can be rented out.
  • Tokodo
    Travel / Tourism
    Oita Hita-shi Mamedamachi 10-3
    This craft shop, facing the Important Cultural Property-designated Kusano Honke, primarily sells handmade Japanese dorei pottery bells. Dorei bells are a craft which have been widely used since ancient times because they are said to ward away evil and misfortune. The shop's hina doll bells are particularly recommended and are crafted by covering an unpainted pottery bell with handmade Japanese washi paper and painting it with a face and clothing using traditional black ink. Other products the shop sells include dorei bells modeled after the animals of the Chinese zodiac, and clay ohajiki pieces decorated with colorful flowers used to play a traditional Japanese children's game of the same name. The shop is also a great place to look for souvenirs of your trip.
  • SELECT BEPPU
    Shopping
    Oita Beppushi-shi Chuomachi 9-34
    This boutique operates out of a renovated, 100-year-old nagaya row house. The colorful artwork on the shop's sliding screens was painted by world famous artist Michael Lin and can be viewed for free. The shop sells hand-picked, original products as well as crafts and works of art by craftspeople and artists with a strong connection to Beppu. Carrying an abundant selection of T-shirts, bags, and earrings, the establishment is a great place to buy souvenirs. The shop also hosts workshops.
  • Ogawa Farm
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Oita Bungotakada-shi Kodawara 557-1
    This tourist farm is surrounded by the Katsura River to the east, west, and north. The farm grows strawberries using raised platforms in plastic greenhouses on its 50-hectare grounds. Making maximum use of its naturally lush location at the foot of a mountain, the farm uses tree scraps from the area for fuel and humus. Visitors can enjoy picking Beni Hoppe and three other varieties of strawberries generally from late March to early May. For 40 minutes, customers can pick and eat as many strawberries as they like. In addition to families with children, the farm is a great destination for couples. In December, the farm also sells strawberries packaged to give as gifts.
  • Wood Craft Shop Atelier Toki
    Shopping
    Oita Yufu-shi Yufuincho Kawakami 2666-1
    This wood craft shop is located in Yufu City, Oita Prefecture. The shop makes and sells wood craft items made with domestic woods so that you can bring a little piece of the abundant natural beauty of Japan into your own home. The shop's products, made with cherry, maple, zelkova, and a variety of other woods, have rounded forms and are smooth to the touch. Here you'll find warm and inviting wooden tableware, cutlery that seems to mold itself to your hand, bento lunch boxes, and much more. The shop's products which are only available here in Yufuin and no place else make great souvenirs.
  • JA Oita Yufuin Farmers' Market Hidamari
    Shopping
    Oita Yufu-shi Yufuincho Kawakami 2914-1
    This farmers' market is a three-minute walk from JR Yufuin Station. In part because of its location near the station, the market bustles with tourists. The market sells fresh, local vegetables and Yufuin rice as well as prepared foods such as local heritage chicken rice. At the Hidamari Shokudo restaurant inside the market, you can enjoy cuisine made with an abundance of local vegetables and without any chemical seasonings whatsoever. The restaurant makes it easy to enjoy the unique flavors of Oita, such as the Hidamari Teishoku set meal, which comes with Oita's famous dangojiru dumpling soup and toriten chicken tempura; as well as Hayashi rice and gyudon beef bowls made with Yufuin beef.
  • Sato no Eki Kawanishi Farmers' Market
    Shopping
    Oita Yufu-shi Yufuincho Nakagawa 1358-2
    This farmers' market is situated along National Route 201 running parallel to the Oita River a five-minute drive from the Yufuin Interchange. The market sells locally grown fruits and vegetables as well as food products and Japanese deli-style foods. Here you can buy a variety of foods such as tsukudani soy sauce boiled preserved foods, maki zushi, and local heritage chicken onigiri rice balls made by the hands of local homemakers in the adjoining Tsuyukusa-kai. The market's signature product is its blueberry jam, created by stewing blueberries only with added sugar. There's also a public bathhouse on the grounds where you can soak in the waters of a lovely natural hot spring at a low price. Replete with parking, the market is also conveniently accessible by car.

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A trip to Oita is tantamount to a long soak in the Beppu baths. The mountainous, coastal prefecture of Oita is renowned for having more onsen than any other prefecture in Japan, most of which lie in the city of Beppu on the west coast of Kyushu, recognizable by its pungent sulphuric aroma and the clouds of steam that puff up across the hillside. Away from the Beppu hot springs await mountains, waterfalls, and temples, so don’t hesitate to explore Oita a little further.

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