Best Shops In Japan

Here're best Shops in Japan. We released a ranking of reviews about Shops posted by travelers and locals who have actually been to Japan.

Best Shops In Japan [1-10]

1Hirakata T-SITE

T-SITE in Hirakata,Osaka is a shopping mall composed mainly of Tsutaya book store. Obviously, they keep a wide variety of books then, display of bookshelves are worth seeing.

Hirakata T-SITE just in front of Hirakata Station. Though it's located a little far from famous tourist spots in Osaka, it's must-visit place. There're so many books lined up to the whole surface on the upper shelves that I wonder how I can take that books. There're not only a bookstore, but also a cafe with it, and all of the shops in this building are fashionable.


A Photogenic Bookstore

There're high book shelves at both sides, and you can sit on the chair and read books you're interested in. After reading books, take a rest at a restaurant and cafe! Also, you can take very instagenic photos in front of the book shelves.◎1 min walk from Keihan Hirakata-shi Station. Opening hours: 7:00-23:00. Please be careful to the others when you take pictures.

2Kutsuwado Main-Store

Shiroshita is a sugar before processing to make sugar cane white. It's very simple and mild taste, with fruit you may not need syrup. On the second floor of a long established Japanese confectionery shop.

Kawara (a roofing tile) senbei in several sizes. They use Sanuki specialty shiroshita sugar and wheat flour. It's crisp and hard cracker that make you addicted!

3La Collina Omihachiman

It stands in the woods against the background of Mt. Hachiman, and its roof is totally covered with grass. This architect has so impressive design that makes me wonder I enter the world in some movies.◎It's a confectionery shop such as CLUB HARIE's Baumkuchen, Japanese sweets and also western style sweets. You can buy them to go, or use cafe. I rented bicycle from Omihachiman Station, and it took 20 or 30 min. There're bus service from Omihachiman Station!

Mountains and woods, rich nature of Omi Hachiman surrounds this confectionary shop. There're main shop, market, bakery and places where the people can communicate each other with nature. You can enjoy freshly made sweets in nature.

This shop covered with moss like a world appears in movies of Studio Ghibli, is a flagship of a long-established Japanese confectionery shop TANEYA. They prepare ice cream with rich taste of milk, and fleshly baked Baumkuchen, and other various kinds of sweets. You can enjoy these confectionery while you feel relaxing nature.◎40 min by car from Youkaichi IC of Meishin Speedway. It opens from 9:00. Some good-seller sweets are possible to be sold out.

4Tore Tore Ichiba Market

It's not only the appealing look, their proud udon noodle uses the highest ranked flour. It's a rare restaurant serving mainly Kama-age udon in Kagawa.

5Nakamura Tokichi Main Store

The old store from 1859 (the Ansei period) sells various Uji tea items made by traditional method. And you can enjoy shopping and eating in the building selected important cultural landscape.

6Ame no Tawaraya

In Kanazawa, a town with over 180 years history, Tawara-ya is the oldest candy shop. They spend time and effort to make candies according to the method handed down to the family. Such a candy is not only a sweet but a superb nourishing food. It's good for men and women of all ages.

Tawara-ya is a candy store standing quietly a little far away from crowded Higashi Chayagai. I was fascinated with the beautiful building of course, and the gentle sweetness of their Jiro Ame Candy.


Shaved ice is popular as well as coffee! It's utterly reliable because they use ice and machine of 'Hinode Ice Maker'. Shaved thinly, the ice is fluffy and melt softly in my mouth. It's so delicious that I can even wait in a line,◎They take 72 hours to make Hinode's ice. For that, the ice has high purity and become soft in your mouth, This is the secret of the popularity and became a instigator of shaved ice boom!

The biggest goldfish producing center, Yamato-koriyama. This 'Goldfish Telephone Box' is in front of a coffee stand renovated from a gas station. Its uniqueness excite the eyes of passers-by.

Yamatokoriyama City, Nara Prefecture is a capital of goldfish breeding. Then, K Coffee, a cafe renovated from a gas station, has a water tank made from a telephone box, and the goldfish are swimming inside it. What a daring scene!



Karuizawa Umbrella Sky

Karuizawa Harunire Terrace has an event called Karuizawa Umbrella Sky till the end of rainy season. There're blooming colorful umbrellas in the sky, Umbrella Garden with hydrangeas, and even the illuminated show at night. We can enjoy if it rains.

With more than 100 trees of Japanese Elm, it's a 'small town' made up of nice modern buildings connected by a spacious wooden deck. We can enjoy beautiful nature whenever we visit.


For the bean jam, they use Tamba Dainagon (quality azuki bean). The maker Mangetsu makes only four kinds of Japanese sweets, and they have much particularity for each of them.