Best Local Specialty Shops In Japan

Here're best Local Specialty Shops in Japan. We released a ranking of reviews about Local Specialty Shops posted by travel influencers who have actually been to Japan.

Review Ranking

1

Address:49 Otsu Bussyozan-cho, Takamatsu-shi, Kagawa

Tel:087-889-0405

Hours:8:00-17:00

Closed:Sat・Sun・Holidays

Top Review:Must Be Addicted Once You Taste. Kanzaki-ya's Secret Sauce

Can I tell the texture like jelly by a picture? The sauce made from vegetables, spices and own vinegar. By the way, you can't use anything else once you taste this sauce.

2

Ajyarimochi

1 Review

Address:Imadegawa Noboru Marikouji Dori Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

Tel:075-791-4121

Hours:9:00-18:00

Closed:Wed

Top Review:The Chewy Dough And Bean Jam In Good Balanced Sweetness

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.

3

Address:3-17-1 Nakayamatedori Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo

Tel:078-221-6868

Hours:9:30-18:00

Top Review:Shopping Souvenirs Of Kobe All At Once

If you want to buy confectioneries for souvenirs, you can taste and compare them here! It's under the slope, it'll be better to drop by after walking Kitano at the brow of the slope.

4

Address:1-2 Katahara-machi, Takamatsu-shi, Kagawa

Tel:0120-11-9280

Hours:8:00-19:00

Top Review:A Big Rice Cracker! A Long Established Confectionery Shop Bake One By One

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!

5

Address:279-1 Nakadera, Imabari-shi, Ehime

Tel:0898-33-3131

Hours:9:00-18:30

Top Review:A Wide Variety Of Imabari's Foodstuffs

They keep a wide variety of food harvested in Imabari. You can buy the tastes of the local foodstuffs such as a famous tangerine and so on.

6

Address:1125-7 Ko Kanonji-cho, Kanonji-shi, Kagawa

Tel:0875-25-3888

Hours:9:00-18:00

Closed:Thu

Top Review:Sweet And Soft Kanonji Manju With A Coin Mark

There're many fans in and out of the city, and it's liked by all generations. White bean jam in the spongy cake. It's an excellent pastry Japanese and Western style are mixed in.

7

Address:3-317-1 Kiyomizu Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

Tel:075-533-2005

Hours:10:00-18:00

Closed:Wed

Top Review:Kyoto Kawaii ☆Pretty Gifts Of Kyoto

All of them look pretty and have a kind of Kyoto mood. Japanese alcohol sake, sweets and variety goods you can completely buy gifts for women. I also want for myself.

8

Taneya

2 Review

Address:Himure Village Miyauchi-cho, Omihachiman-shi, Shiga

Tel: 0748-33-4444

Hours:9:00-18:00

Top Review:Green Tea Shortbread 'Aka-kabuto' Sold In A Limited Area

A great general in Oumi area, Naosuke Ii loved green tea, and sold in only area where is famous in connection with him. Delicious thick green tea taste! The elderly people will like it for its no sweetness. Making a kabuto(Japanese old helmet) from a box, children was pleased with it.

9

Fujiya

2 Review

Address:1129 Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima

Tel:0829ー44ー2221

Hours:8:30-18:00

Top Review:Looks Cute, Tastes New, Awasetsuka

Tastes crisp, fluffy, and smooth. I thought the looks was cute and decided to buy as a souvenir for my company, especially ladies liked it. It was also delicious after make it cold. The letters 淡雪花 means 'light snow flower'.

10

Address:39 Hagiwara Seki-cho, Kameyama-shi, Mie

Tel:0595-96-1414

Hours:8:00-19:00

Top Review:Scallops Tsukudani Of Long Established Shop 'Fukuya' In Ise

Tsukudani is a traditional food boiled down in sweetened soy sauce. It's excellent with rice and sake.

11

Address:2671-13 Oda, Sanuki-shi, Kagawa

Tel:087-895-1133

Hours:9:00-17:00

Closed:Tue

Top Review:Sanuki Wine Shop Opened By A Wine Factory Only One In Shikoku

They sell many kinds of Sanuki Wine and you could enjoy tasing.

12

Mochikuraya

1 Review

Address:118-2 Tanezaki, Kochi-shi, Kochi

Top Review:A Seaweed Shop Makes 'Mochikuraya ・Rare Warabi-mochi'

It's cakes made of bracken-root starch. They don't have fixed shop but appear at any events, so they're said to be rare. Mild Taste of the foodstuff and really soft. Kinako (soy bean powder) is not so sweet, I think that is because they are proud of warabi-mochi itself.

13

Address:1-10 Uji, Uji-shi, Kyoto

Tel:0774-22-7800

Hours:10:00-17:30

Top Review:Classic Tea Items of the Old Store in Uji that is Famous as Japanese Tea Mecca

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.

14

Address:5-14-3 Higashimon-cho, Imabari-shi, Ehime

Tel:0898-34-3486

Hours:9:00-18:00

Top Review:The Largest Store of Traditional High Quality Imabari Towel in Japan

The traditional Imabari towel is comfortable for use and good for skin. It's made in Imabari and a representative towel of Japan. The store sells about 25000 items of it.

15

Address:1 Otesugi, Kochi-shi, Kochi

Hours:[Sun]5:00-18:00

Top Review:Open-Air Market Running the Length of 1.3km. The Specialties of Kochi Line Up

This open-air market is held on every Sunday. The local vegetables, gourmet and general goods are carried, and you can buy them at reasonable prices. It is held in the central of the city, so the parking lots are enough.

16

Address:1-24-10 Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka

Tel:0120-39-0052

Hours:9:00-19:00 [Sat・Sun・Holidays]9:30-18:00

Top Review:A Pleasant Smelling of Kinako(Soybean Powder) Spreading in My Mouth

It won a gold prize of Monde Selection! The refined Japanese sweets telling a giver's feeling very well. Elegant sweetness spreads in my mouth and I think I can eat many.

17

RGG Gallery

1 Review

Address:2-2-17 Matsufuku-cho, Takamatsu-shi, Kagawa

Tel:090-4782-4681

Hours:[Mon・Sat・Sun・Holidays]15:00-19:00

Top Review:The Glass Interiors Using Aji Stone which the Color Likes Blue of the Insular Setouchi Sea

If express Kagawa area by color, it is blue called as 'Setouchi Blue' because the insular and beautiful blue Setouchi sea is in Kagawa. So, these beautiful glass interiors using expensive Aji stone in Kagawa is Setouchi Blue Color. And the store sells them and is also galley.

18

Address:1-96-47 Niigata Station 3F Hanazono Chuo-ku Niigata Station 3F, Niigata-shi, Niigata

Tel:025-240-7090

Hours:9:00-21:00

Top Review:Sake Tasting for One-Coin (500 yen) in Niigata Station, Niigata is Mecca of Japanese Sake!

As expected of mecca of Japanese Sake, you can taste and buy it in the Niigata station. And the store 'Ponsyu-kan' sells various popular Japanese Sake.

19

Address:1-13-23 Hikari-machi Higashi-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima

Tel:082-262-3131

Hours:8:00-20:00

Top Review:Hiroshima's New Sweets Born From the Traditional Well Knowen, Gluey 'Nama-Momiji'

It's different from the ordinary Momiji-manjyu uses sponge cake, 'Nama-momiji' uses gluey rice and has sticky texture. Someday this new one will exceed the original.

20

Address:1-13-23 Hikari-machi Higashi-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima

Tel:082-263-8282

Hours:10:00-20:00

Top Review:The Setouchi Lemon Cake that the Sour-Sweet Taste Spreads in Your Mouth

The cake uses lemons grown in Setouchi area. It is sour-sweet lemon chocolate over butter cake with a pleasant mouth-feel. I recommend it as souvenirs because the store stands near the Hiroshima station and Hiroshima is the top producer of lemon.

21

Address:105-6 Nakayama-cho, Takamatsu-shi, Kagawa

Tel:087-881-3457

Hours:9:00-18:00

Closed:1st Sun

Top Review:A Superb Honey Made by Warm Climate in Setouch and Affection of Famers

There are few stores specializing in honey. A little big grain has refined sweetness and cannot forget once you eat. Some famous hotel use this and the locals are proud of this superb honey.

22

Address:848 Tomo Tomo-cho, Fukuyama-shi, Hiroshima

Tel:084-982-0043

Hours:9:00-17:00

Closed:Tue

Top Review:The Dried Fish Grown in Setouchi Sea that are Sold Out Until the Evening

You can buy additive‐free dried fish grown in Setouchi sea that are sold out by the evening. I recommend the dried squid 'ChiiChii Ika' specially.

23

Address:1-6 Tokiwa-cho, Nemuro-shi, Hokkaido

Tel:0153-23-2010

Top Review:A Rare Local Sake 'Kitano-katsu Shiboritate' Sold Once In A Year And Sold Out In A Few Minutes

Easternmost in Hokkaido, Nemuro City, a sake brewer 'Usui Katsusaburo Store' forwards this sake once in a year. To buy the rare sake, people make a line at the stores, and phones don't stop ringing for order. If you can't buy it, you may find it at the local bars.

24

Address:5-12 Hon-machi, Kurashiki-shi, Okayama

Tel:086-724-1221

Hours:10:00-18:00

Closed:Tue・Wed

Top Review:So Cute Masking Tapes Made in Kurashiki that People All Over the World Pay Attention

The store assorts the most masking tapes made in Kurashiki in Bikan area and also sells custom-made iron furniture. It is too difficult to choose because all of them are very cute.

25

Address:1 Chuo, Kurashiki-shi, Okayama

Tel:086-436-6218

Hours:10:00-17:00

Top Review:Various Denim Items Made in Kojima

Kojima is the birth place of Japanese denim. There are stores selling denim items made in Kojima on this street. So, denim fans should not miss.

26

Address:2-10-9 Taihei, Sumida-ku, Tokyo

Tel:03-3623-4148

Hours:10:00-18:00

Closed:Sun・Holidays

Top Review:Original Edokiriko from Old Style to Modern in the Store

The store assorts more than 350 items of Edokiriko (Japanese traditional Glass). You can get the Tokyo Skytree pattern only here [1st photo].

27

Kiri no Mori

1 Review

Address:Matate Shingu-cho, Shikokuchuo-shi, Ehime

Tel:0570-07-3111

Hours:10:00-17:00

Closed:Mon

Top Review:Kiri-no Mori Daifuku, Well Sold By Its Rich Taste And Aroma Of Green Tea

They haven't used any agricultural chemical for 30 years, and dare to cover the tea leaves from the sun not to gain the bitterness before harvesting. Such leaves called 'kabuse maccha' has really good aroma and taste. It becomes more and more popular and hard to get them, but once you eat, you'll agree with that. Kiri-no Mori means misty forest, and Daifuku is a soft round rice cake filled with sweet foodstuffs such as bean jam.

28

Nekonohako

1 Review

Address:1F 4-6-4 Nishinakajima Yodogawa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka

Tel:06-6304-2828

Hours:12:00-21:00

Closed:Tue,2nd・4th Wed

Top Review:A Healing Room You Can Touch Cats Each Other

A room separates for cats and a café, you can enjoy drinking tea with watching pretty cats. Of course you can enter the cats booth and touch them directly. By the way my favorite cat is asshu.

29

Daimonya

1 Review

Address:124-2 Fujitsuka-cho, Takasaki-shi, Gunma

Tel:027-323-5223

Hours:9:00-17:00

Top Review:Takasaki Daruma Dolls Made By A Craftsman Catching The World's Eye

Takasaki is famous as a mecca of daruma dolls. They says that daruma made by craftsman here have been delivered to Princess Diana and the White House! You can see how the craftsman making darumas closely.

30

Address:3288-1 Ko Nirichonakazato, Imari-shi, Saga

Tel:0955-23-2516

Hours:9:00-18:00

Closed:Sun・Holidays

Top Review:The Local Sake In Saga 'Nomanne' In A Beautiful Arita Ware

A sake brewing, Koimari's nomanne is in cups of colorful Arita ware such as a traditional arabesque pattern and flower pattern like peony. Its sake tastes refreshing and it's easy to drink without quirkiness.

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Ajyarimochi

1 Review

Address:Imadegawa Noboru Marikouji Dori Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

Tel:075-791-4121

Hours:9:00-18:00

Closed:Wed

Top Review:The Chewy Dough And Bean Jam In Good Balanced Sweetness

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.

Chugoku

Address:1-13-23 Hikari-machi Higashi-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima

Tel:082-262-3131

Hours:8:00-20:00

Top Review:Hiroshima's New Sweets Born From the Traditional Well Knowen, Gluey 'Nama-Momiji'

It's different from the ordinary Momiji-manjyu uses sponge cake, 'Nama-momiji' uses gluey rice and has sticky texture. Someday this new one will exceed the original.

Shikoku

Address:49 Otsu Bussyozan-cho, Takamatsu-shi, Kagawa

Tel:087-889-0405

Hours:8:00-17:00

Closed:Sat・Sun・Holidays

Top Review:Must Be Addicted Once You Taste. Kanzaki-ya's Secret Sauce

Can I tell the texture like jelly by a picture? The sauce made from vegetables, spices and own vinegar. By the way, you can't use anything else once you taste this sauce.

Kyushu・Okinawa

Address:240-6 Nishizato Hirara, Miyakojima-shi, Okinawa

Tel:0980-75-5011

Hours:11:00-22:00

Top Review:The Secret Of Longevity Is Salt! 'Mixed Salt' Made Of YUKISIO Full Of Minerals In Miyako Island

Mixed Salt (Awase-jio) is made up for each food. A salt adviser live at a salt specialty shop. It'll be good for you to talk with them and taste your favorite one. Then, get some for your souvenirs.

Hokkaido・Tohoku

Address:1-6 Tokiwa-cho, Nemuro-shi, Hokkaido

Tel:0153-23-2010

Top Review:A Rare Local Sake 'Kitano-katsu Shiboritate' Sold Once In A Year And Sold Out In A Few Minutes

Easternmost in Hokkaido, Nemuro City, a sake brewer 'Usui Katsusaburo Store' forwards this sake once in a year. To buy the rare sake, people make a line at the stores, and phones don't stop ringing for order. If you can't buy it, you may find it at the local bars.

Kanto

Address:2-10-9 Taihei, Sumida-ku, Tokyo

Tel:03-3623-4148

Hours:10:00-18:00

Closed:Sun・Holidays

Top Review:Original Edokiriko from Old Style to Modern in the Store

The store assorts more than 350 items of Edokiriko (Japanese traditional Glass). You can get the Tokyo Skytree pattern only here [1st photo].

Tokai

Address:39 Hagiwara Seki-cho, Kameyama-shi, Mie

Tel:0595-96-1414

Hours:8:00-19:00

Top Review:Scallops Tsukudani Of Long Established Shop 'Fukuya' In Ise

Tsukudani is a traditional food boiled down in sweetened soy sauce. It's excellent with rice and sake.

Koshinetsu

Address:1-96-47 Niigata Station 3F Hanazono Chuo-ku Niigata Station 3F, Niigata-shi, Niigata

Tel:025-240-7090

Hours:9:00-21:00

Top Review:Sake Tasting for One-Coin (500 yen) in Niigata Station, Niigata is Mecca of Japanese Sake!

As expected of mecca of Japanese Sake, you can taste and buy it in the Niigata station. And the store 'Ponsyu-kan' sells various popular Japanese Sake.

Hokuriku

Nakagawa

1 Review

Address:1-1-15 Higashiyama, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa

Tel:076-254-1158

Hours:10:00-17:00

Closed:Tue

Top Review:Only Available While Stocks Last! First-rate Mitsugashi Made By Craftsmanship And Just Harvested Vegetables Of Kanazawa

Without any preservatives, bleaching agents or food colorings. They draw clear water for only necessary amount from well every morning, and spend time and effort to make these Mitsugashi (sweetened food). The vegetable flavors are embraced as they are in sugar, I feel like to eat vegetables rather than sweets!

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