Okayama Shopping

  • Hare no Kuni Souvenir Shop
    Hare no Kuni Souvenir Shop
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  • Shiki Nami
    Shiki Nami
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  • Okayama Electric Railways Building
    Okayama Electric Railways Building
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    Hare no Kuni: Local Goods and Souvenirs

    by Rabbityama Written Sep 26, 2012

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    Hare no Kuni Souvenir Shop

    Hare no Kuni is located in the Teramachi shopping street near Momotaro-Odori Street. "Hare no Kuni" is the nickname of Okayama Prefecture, meaning "Land of Sunshine", because Okayama is known for having more sunny days than most other parts of Japan.

    The shop has souvenirs and goods from Okayama city but also from other parts of the prefecture. They have postcards, clothing and fabrics from around the prefecture, and some knickknacks. They also have a wide variety of famous local food products. Because Okayama is famous for fruits, they sell some of the fruits along with things made from the fruit, like jellies and wines. They also have chocolate made from Jersey milk from the north of the prefecture and sauces like Tsuyama horumon udon sauce.

    If you can't go to other cities in the prefecture, this is a good place to come to purchase goods that come from other places. They also have some unique postcards. For keychains and that sort of thing, you will find more of that at other souvenir shops, like those at the station and around Korakuen.

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    Shiki Nami: Seasonal Fruits

    by Rabbityama Written Sep 7, 2012
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    Shiki Nami is a shop along the Dutch Alley that sells Okayama's local fruits, fruit products, and other local goods. Okayama's peaches, muscat grapes, and peonies are very famous but also very expensive. For convenience purposes, many people buy these items in and around Okayama Station, but if you buy them there, you will pay more. Here at the Shiki Nami, there are a wider variety of local goods and they're also much cheaper.

    For example, if you buy peaches at Okayama Station, you will pay 1000 yen. If you buy them here, they are half the price! Okayama's local fruits are so delicious that if you here when they are in season, it is well worth it to try them! they're definitely among the best (if not THE best) fruits in Japan, and the taste is even sweeter when you can get more for less!

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    Okayama Electric Railways Building: Tram Souvenirs

    by Rabbityama Written Aug 11, 2012
    Okayama Electric Railways Building

    The Okayama Electric Railways building is where the tram operator's headquarters is located however, inside they also have some tram souvenirs for sale. There are not so many items but they do include postcards, keychains, folders, toy tram cars, and a cute tissue box shaped like the tram. Those with an interest in trams and trains may want to stop by to get these unique souvenirs that cannot be found elsewhere.

    The headquarters is located at the terminus of the train at Higashiyama Station, so you can enjoy a full ride on the tram before getting your souvenirs!

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    Ashimori Plaza: Ashimori Area Souvenirs

    by Rabbityama Written May 9, 2012
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    Ashimori Plaza is a small group of buildings in the Ashimori area that is a bit like a local tourist information center. They have pamphlets about the area but in addition, they also sell Bizen pottery, postcards, and other goods and there is a little cafe where you can eat and relax. It's a good place to start or end your trip to the Ashimori area. The buildings themselves are historic, so it's worth a stop if you are here.

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    Omotecho Shotengai: Shopping Streets

    by Rabbityama Updated May 7, 2012

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    The Omotecho Shotengai is a large area of shopping streets near Shiroshita Tram Station around the Symphony Hall. It stretches from the attractive Kaminocho down to Sennichimae (near Saidaijicho Tram Station). It's a popular place for locals to shop. There are a variety of shops in the area, including the Hare no Kuni Souvenir shop which offers local souvenirs such as Bizen Pottery, wines, etc. and Sansan Okayama, which sells a lot of souvenir foods made in Okayama. Most of the shops within the Omotecho Shotengai are local shops, although LOFT and other larger stores are just outside the Shotengai and are considered by most to be a part of it.

    Along with many clothing, shoes, and knickknack shops it also has a lot of restaurants. Some come highly recommended as they serve the local dishes, so foodies should definitely visit the shopping streets. Yamato is one of the city's top places to try the local specialty Demi-Katsudon. Contents Cafe is also here, which serves dessert paraits containing the famous local Okayama fruits, such as muscat and peonies. To try Okayama's mamakari, there is said to be no better place than Kappo Mamakari. So many of Okayama's popular restaurants are in this area, so I can't list them all but these are some of the most recommended.

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    Okayama Ichibangai: Convenient Shopping

    by Rabbityama Updated Jan 13, 2011

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    Okayama Ichibangai is the name of the large shopping complex located just below Okayama Station. The Ichibangai is like an underground mall. It has many clothing store options that are very fashionable, especially for females. Of course, there are also souvenir shops and specialty shops that are fun to browse. It also has a lot of tasty and affordable restaurants.

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    Okayama eki ichibangai: Underground shopping mall

    by bebejepang Written Oct 7, 2006

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    Find a big shopping mall at underground of Okayama station. There are several gates to go to basement, most of them in front of central gate Okayama station.

    What to buy: woman & man clothes, drugs & cosmetics, books, bakery, cafe and restaurant.

    What to pay: Average price. Some discount in the end of July, usually until 30%.

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