Outside the south exit of JR Karuizawa Station, this gargantuan outlet shopping mall has most of the big names. There's a high likelihood of finding bargains and hard-to-find or only-in-Japan merchandise. Shopaholic…
Enjoy the genius of Komehyō, Japan's largest discounter of secondhand, well…everything. Housed over seven floors in the main building, clothes, jewellery and accessories are of excellent quality and are sold at reas…
Here you can observe the kinpaku (gold leaf) process and pick up all sorts of gilded souvenirs including pottery, lacquerware and, er...golf balls. It also serves tea containing flecks of gold leaf, reputedly good f…
Stalls here are primarily produce-centric with seasonal fruits (autumnal apples are out of this world!), vegetables and traditional snacks. A number of permanent storefronts offer handicrafts and souvenirs.
This high-end maker of wagasa is a 10-minute walk from JR Gifu Station. Turn left from the south exit, then right at the second stoplight. It's on the next corner.
In front of Takayama-jinya, stalls at this market range from farm-fresh produce to local arts and crafts.
A pun on 'classic' in English, 'kura' in Japanese and 'chic' in French, Nakamachi Kura-chic-kan showcases locally produced arts and crafts.
The Nagoya branch of one of Japan's coolest department stores has a definite design bent. You can't miss the yellow and black livery.
Temari and dolls are found here. Doll styles include Tanabata and oshie-bina (dressed in fine cloth).
Located atop Nagoya Station, you'll find one of Japan's favourite department stores.