In Yugawara, you can get a variety of souvenirs, especially millet and rice cakes, the traditional Japanese cakes whose recipe has been handed down for about 100 years. From November, look for Tangerine oranges everywhere in town; dried fresh seafood and other products, too.
In addition, there are workshops where you can make Japanese style confectionery and/or tableware, which you can take home as your own original souvenirs.
Suzuki Kimono and Kimono Fabric Shop
Suzuki is a traditional kimono fabric shop, where the good taste seen in the shop window and the modern-sense of the "Japanese spirit of harmony" present in the interior, are wholly reflected among the articles in which they deal. They have a wide variety of kimono accessories, small interior goods, apparel like "samue" (working clothes) made of natural materials and other articles of clothing, too. Just dropping in at their shop will make you happy.
Kaneka Suisan: Fresh Fish Broker, Wholesaler and Seafood Processor
Kaneka Suisan sells fresh fish landed at Manazuru and Odawara Ports to markets, food processors and fresh fish retailers in various areas. They also dry, process, and sell as their own products: horse mackerel, Japanese butterfish, Japanese barracuda, squid and other fish.
Marufuku, specializing in dried fish
Marufuku was opened in front of Yugawara Station in January, 2006, following the direct sale of Manazuru Ekimae Store. They exclusively sell their own products, direct from the factory. The appearance of their shop features “namako-kabe,” outer walls covered with square tiles jointed with raised plaster. Green tea is served for free.
Maruhi Suisan, specializing in dried fish
Maruhi Suisan is a processing facility and direct sales shop in Yugawara, where Sagami Bay specialties are dried and processed, with special attention paid to the taste and quality of these lightly salted, dried fish full of minerals. You can have them packed according to your request, and sent anywhere in Japan. You can also purchase their products, including individually sold items like salted squid guts and fish dried whole, in accordance with your preferences.
Yamaho Suisan, specializing in dried fish
Yamaho Suisan is a processing facility and direct sales shop, where domestically caught, fresh fish are processed. They give their wholehearted attention to every single one of the fish they dry and process, with particular care for their quality and freshness. You can buy high-quality dried fishes at reasonable prices.
Hakkaku, specializing in high-class dried fish
Only firm and thick fish, such as splendid alfonsinos, Japanese butterfish and Japanese barracudas, which have been raised in the Kuroshio Current in the sea off Japan (mainly in Sagami Bay), are carefully selected and painstakingly sun-dried in the traditional way. Discover delicacies unique to "Hakkaku," a shop specializing in high-class dried fish.
Uohan, specializing in dried fish
Uohan is a traditional shop located in the onsen (hot-spring) resort shopping center, which specializes in various kinds of dried fish, salted squid guts, pickled wasabi (Japanese horseradish), kamaboko (steamed fish paste) and other products.
Kasho Jugoya, specializing in Japanese sweets
Kasho Jugoya is a Japanese sweets shop established seventy-five years ago. In addition to kibimochi (millet and rice dumplings) and steamed buns made from yam and rice (both Yugawara specialties), various kinds of Japanese sweets are produced and sold, with special attention paid to the quality of all materials. The main shop is located in the onsen (hot–spring) resort, with a branch shop on the "Street of Noted Stores," close to the station. The branch shop has tea-ceremony house-style seats, where you can enjoy matcha green tea and Japanese sweets of your choice.
Showa Seika Daifukuya Otojii, specializing in Japanese sweets
Daifukuya Otojii is a production and direct sales shop located on National Route 135, in the Espot Mall, next to the food section. This shop sells excellent Japanese sweets like daifuku (soft, round rice cakes stuffed with sweet bean jam) and Western-style cream daifuku. Their hassaku orange jelly is hugely popular!
In spite of being particular about the ingredients, Daifuku Otojii sells their products at 10% off the regular prices.
(Sticker prices reflect the discount.)
Kosen Yaegaki, specializing in Japanese sweets
All of Kosen Yaegaki's sweets are made by hand. In their small shop, they have a variety of colorful and seasonal sweets fit for every time of the year.
Kamimura Seika, specializing in Japanese sweets, including famous confections and kibimochi
Kamimura Seika is an establishment where "Kamimura" brand sweets are produced and sold at wholesale prices. Although they don't have a shop of their own, and their place is hard to find, you can buy just-made "Kibimochi" (millet and rice dumplings) and "Hime no Magokoro" (a princess's true heart), directly from the factory. For home consumption, they recommend bite-sized and easy-to-eat kibimochi, which are economically sold by weight. This place is something of a secret spot, known only by those in-the-know.
Efuya Seika, specializing in Japanese sweets and famous confections
Efuya Seika is a traditional shop which was established at the end of the Taisho era, and has since single-mindedly specialized in "kibimochi" (millet and rice dumplings). Their fine product, which has been handed down in accordance with tradition, is a popular Yugawara specialty, known for being "good in shape, color and taste." Their large signboard in the center of the hot-spring resort has a distinctive presence that somehow reminds you of the good old days.
Koumedou, specializing in Japanese sweets, including famous confections and kibimochi
Koumedou is Yugawara's oldest store, which has been in business for 90 years, and which produced the very first "kibimochi" (millet and rice dumplings). Located in the center of the onsen resort, it has an impressive presence that befits a traditional store. Kibimochi are dumplings made with millet and rice flour, and then coated with soybean flour. They have a soft and elegant sweetness that induces nostalgia. Loved by Toson Shimazaki, a well-known poet and novelist, and other famous people, this shop boasts, also, of many repeat customers who drop in whenever they come to Yugawara.
Futaba Meisanten, a specialty store
Futaba Meisanten is located right in front of Yugawara Station (the bronze statue of Sanehira Doi, Sagami's warlord), and sells products made with special attention paid to the tastes befitting a souvenir shop. It is a pretty space, with a Japanese-style appearance. As for kamaboko (steamed fish paste), they exclusively deal in Suzuhiro brands that are rich in variety. They also sell high-quality pickled wasabi (Japanese horseradish) by weight and fresh dried fishes just-caught in the Sagami Bay.
Ippukudou, a souvenir store
Ippukudou is a large store right in front of Yugawara Station which specializes in souvenirs. It is a convenient store with a large assortment of souvenirs from every part of the Yugawara area: famous confections, delicacies from the sea and the mountains, and small articles. On the second floor is a restaurant under the same management, where you can dine while watching for your train.
Tsutaya Meisanten, dealing in local specialties and onsen goods
You'll find Kyoto painter Seiho Takeuchi's promenade as soon as you walk downslope from Yugawara Art Museum. Compared with the busy main street, this area will make you feel relieved, as if you have been instantly and supernaturally transported to a quiet place. Tsutaya is a souvenir shop in the middle of this promenade. In addition to just-packed fresh pickled wasabi, it has a section where fondly remembered cheap confectionery is sold. Interestingly, they have numerous onsen goods that might make you very fond of taking a bath. Among others, "Onsen Kibun no Isshukan" (a week of being in the mood for the onsen), an original product, is enjoying a secret boom among a wide range of people, both young and old.
Shiose Goshoku Senbei Sohonten, dealing in local specialties and hand-grilled senbei
Shiose Goshoku Senbei Sohonten, located in the onsen resort shopping center filled with an onsen atmosphere, is a shop where authentic, hand-grilled senbei (rice crackers) are made with carefully selected materials, then grilled and sold. Their various kinds of senbei are extremely suitable as souvenirs and gifts.
Uenoya Mubyonoyu, providing onsen water home delivery services
＜Gift from the Earth…Uenoya's water from the onsen source＞
Uenoya's hot water, noted as "wound-healing onsen water" since the old days, contains a lot of minerals indispensable for good health (such as sodium and calcium ions), and is natural onsen water, a gift of the earth drawn from 363 meters underground. This onsen water is specially packaged and delivered upon receipt of each order.
Uomasu Shoten, dealing in both fresh and dried fish, and everyday dishes
Uomasu Shoten is particular about freshness, and doesn't deal in frozen food. They always have fresh fish, with a focus on local fish from Sagami Bay. They also sell handmade everyday dishes without additives. Feel free to drop in at their shop and become one of their many fans.
Tofu Stop Juunian
Juunian is a tofu shop that was opened in October, 2009. They produce and sell tofu by utilizing carefully selected domestic soybeans and Yugawara's tasty water. Under the theme of "safe and reliable," they make various products. Please, do try their fresh and flavorful items. If you like, you can ask for "tofu lees" free-of-charge.
Aoki Seinikuten, dealing in meat and everyday dishes
Aoki Seinikuten (meat shop) was established in 1947, about sixty years ago, and has been preserving the flavors of croquettes, roast pork and other products since that time. They also ship their products to other parts of Japan.
Ishizawa Shoten, a mandarin orange wholesaler
Half a century has passed since Ishizawa Shoten started business as a mandarin orange wholesaler. At present, they are also putting effort into retail, selling fruit by weight to meet their customers' needs, and providing assortments of merchandise as gifts. Customers are pleased with this community-based specialty store.
Uotatsu is a traditional fish shop which, in addition to special fish assortments, sells live-fish sashimi, "funa-mori" (sashimi served on a special boat-shaped centerpiece), and assorted sashimi. While their focus is on selling fish and shellfish, mainly local ones from Sagami Bay and Higashi-Izu (East Izu), they also provide catering services upon requests.
Raijindo Yugawara Shop, specializing in hand-grilled senbei
★Raijindo is an uncompromisingly good shop specializing in hand-grilled senbei (rice crackers), using new non-glutinous rice. They have more than thirty kinds of freshly-grilled senbei.
★For Good Fortune・・・They have recently set up a new section inside their store where original bracelets, necklaces and other accessories can be created out of precious stones. (They provide repair and size-adjustment services on the spot, too.)
Yaoken, a vegetable and souvenir shop
Yaoken is famous as a green-grocer's shop where local hotels, inns and other establishments purchase foodstuffs every day. Inside the shop, fresh and exceptional vegetables are heaped high. There are, also, lots of goods like mandarins, which tourists are tempted to buy as souvenirs. In addition, they sell "Yugawara Soba" (buckwheat noodles), an original product.
Kamatora, dealing in dried and fresh fishes, and lobsters
In addition to flavorful and specially dried fishes, Kamatora sells fresh fish, Japanese spiny lobster and kamaboko (steamed fish paste). Purchases via the Internet are available, too. This store provides tasty and fresh foods, directly to their customers.
Okome no Sato Sugiyama
As a store specializing in fresh rice, Sugiyama carefully selects and purchases unpolished rice from rice producing areas across the country, and sells just-polished rice, starting at one-kilogram, in accordance with your order. Okome no Sato Sugiyama is particular about the authenticity of their rice, and has radically changed the image of a conventional rice store. In addition to delivery services in the area, they also ship rice to every part of Japan.
Matsumototei, specializing in alcoholic drinks
Matsumototei specializes in wine, shochu and Japanese sake. They have a bodega, a line-up of 200 kinds of wine, and more than 100 kinds of Japanese sake and shochu.
Cave de Plaisir, specializing in wines
Cave de Plaisir sells alcoholic drinks and food. They stock wine, Japanese sake, authentic shochu and liqueurs, plus various kinds of safe and reliable foods. In the underground wine cellar, they have more than 2,000 bottles of wine from around the world.
Yugawara Sekizai Co., Ltd., specializing in gravestones
At Yugawara Sekizai's own factory, experienced and highly skilled artisans make gravestones both carefully and elaborately. They are headstone specialists, so, please feel free to ask them anything.
Sugai Sekizai, Co., Ltd., a stone dealer
In addition to Honkomatsuishi, a high-class gravestone produced in Manazuru, Sugai Sekizai processes and sells various kinds of gravestones and building stones at their own factory. Please, entrust them with anything related to stones.
Ranka, dealing in antiques
Ranka is an antique shop overflowing with fondly remembered articles like paintings, old pottery and porcelain, ukiyoe woodblock prints, secondhand articles and glassware. They have collections of many articles besides the ones on display, so just ask if you have something specific in mind. Beginners, especially, can feel free to consult them. In addition, if you have any articles you can sell to them, please let them know.
Furniture Workshop and Gallery Ogura Kagu Kobo
★Ogura Kagu Kobo makes furniture to order, plus anything that can be made of wood.
★Their materials are solid wood that they have ordered from a lumberyard and aged for years.
★They offer repair and remake services, such as adjusting the heights of tables and chairs, as well as, other services.
★Consultations and estimations are free of charge.
★In their living room gallery, woodwork products are exhibited and sold.
Secondhand Store Yamato
This fall Yamato has renovated their store, making it brighter and easier to see their articles. They give weight to “recycling,” and have a wide and rich assortment of secondhand articles. They also buy used articles.
Midori Satsuki's "Hobby" Gift Shop Venus Yugawara
Venus Yugawara is filled with articles for gift-giving, which are hand-made by popular singer, Midori Satsuki, and a wide selection of fashionable products from different brands. When you step into her shop, a pleasant aroma will greet you, so that you find yourself smiling and thinking, "Cute!"
Motoyama Shouten, engaged in funeral services and sales of incense, Buddhist rosaries and altar fittings
Motoyama Shouten has a large selection of incense, such as aloeswood, agalloch and sandalwood.
It is open every day, all year round. Please, feel free to drop in.
Bea, dealing in white coats, uniforms, students' and ladies' wear
A two-minute walk from the station, Bea has a rich and specialized lineup of white coats for food makers, doctors and nurses, as well as, other types of uniforms. A fashionable ladies' clothing shop is set up next door, and their numerous bags and accessories are popular among customers from both in and out of Yugawara Town.
Koubun no Ki & Bunraku Shoten, engaged in sales of books and stationery, plus printing
Koubun no Ki & Bunraku Shoten consists of three shops which mainly deal in new and secondhand books, as well as CDs, DVDs and games. They also provide printing services.
Glassesfizz, specializing in glasses and contact lenses
Glassesfizz, located next to Kurihara Eye Clinic, is a shop that specializes in glasses and contact lenses. With a focus on casual glasses, they have a wide line up of glasses for children, as well as men and women. The prices for all frames include lenses, so you can purchase them without any worries.
Megane no Sanyo, dealing in watches, hearing aids and glasses
As a member of "the Ginza Washin Group," Sanyo specializes in glasses, boasting of the most remarkable accomplishments and the largest lineup of glasses in the Yugawara area. They have a rich assortment of merchandise, from new models to reasonable goods, and can recommend reliable and agreeable glasses, using their computerized optometer. They also provide counsel on hearing problems, and offer kind and thorough advice about hearing aids.