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600 5th Avenue South, Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98104 (Downtown)
206 624 6248
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Ranked #7 of 106 Shopping in Seattle
Type: Specialty Shops
Activities: Dining, Shopping
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Krakow, Poland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Nice stuff. Cheap Pocky, lot of asian food, great fruits, pricey but sweet kawaii shop. Must go. Don't even bother to go to the Daiso across the street.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I was shown Uwajimaya Village by a friend on a visit in April, and took my husband there again in June. I loved the Asian gifts and food, both the food court style, and the choices in the grocery. So many fun ways to see the world without leaving the USA. The area around the international market is so fun,... More

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Houston, Texas, USA
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124 reviews 124 reviews
16 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is my go to place when I'm in the international district. I always pick up a small tray or salmon rolls or spicy tuna and a bottle of Ito en green tea to wash it down. There is an extensive selection of sake among many other things. It's always dependable.

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Charlestown, Rhode Island
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I went here on a recommendation from one of my friends. This market is incredible! There's a regular grocery type market, hot food restaurants, book store, health and beauty, household items, etc. It takes time to look at everything in this place. It's definitely an experience. Most of the items are all listed in Japanese however, including the bookstore. Fun... More

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Lafayette, Indiana
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50 reviews 50 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

If you are jonesing for a Japan fix, you can go here and get giddy with all the cute stuff and good food, sadly, no flavored toothpaste I hoped to get for my kids

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Calgary, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

It has been over 20 years since I visited Seattle last time. It was an eye opener last time when I visited Uwajimaya 20 years ago with all those different ethnic foods from China, Korea, Japan. Things changed, life changed in the last 20 years when we have much better access to foods from different cultures, but there is one... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I can understand how tourists who do not have Asian markets in their hometown might be impressed. If on the other hand you have Asian markets near you, SKIP this place. I could find nothing unique here and products were priced at a premium.

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Sasebo, Japan
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178 reviews 178 reviews
56 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Uwajimaya, named for a town in Japan, was first began in 1928 when Fujimatsu Moriguchi started selling fishcakes and other items from the back of his truck to Japanese farmers, loggers and fishermen at their work sites. Over time, it has grown into a mixed retail, residential center and has expanded to cover three city blocks. They have opened new... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

My sister and I came to Uwajimaya for dinner after shopping in their Asian grocery and book store. We picjed up local gift foe her to bting backto Jax. Almond Roca and a Chinese cookbook. We spent just enough to get free parking. Really not that difficult. $7.50 for 1 hour $15.00 for two. It is worth doing to shop,... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

I went here expecting to find yummy and hard to find Asian food goodies and I was super happy with what I found. Sure a lot of what I was looking for was the candies and drinks to take with me back home to Arizona but what I found I wish we had more like this store especially at this... More

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