Fukushima Prefecture Tourist Product Center

Fukushima Prefecture Tourist Product Center: Hours, Address, Fukushima Prefecture Tourist Product Center Reviews: 4/5

Fukushima Prefecture Tourist Product Center

Fukushima Prefecture Tourist Product Center
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9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
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Ken N
By Ken N
Fair prices, excellent service... including giftwrapping
Jul 2018
It's reasonable to be wary of typical souvenir shops. I lived three years in Queensland, Australia. Shops that catered to Japanese tourists visiting Queensland's Gold Coast were terribly overpriced. Well, the Fukushima Prefecture Tourist Product Center is not your typical souvenir shop. It stocks locally produced goods, fairly priced, including hand-crafted items and small- to medium-scale production items to eat, use, or display proudly on your mantle or wall of fame. Gift wrapping is available on request, done as a courtesy. I don't abuse this perk, but I certainly take advantage of it when I'm buying gift items to take on an international trip and want to show Fukushima - my home for >10 years - in its most favorable light. Other reviewers have commented on the sake. The Center has some tables and a counter where patrons can enjoy local sake, beer, snacks, and light meals. The counter, where I usually sit, could be called a bar, but it is just as natural for someone to be sitting there having a coffee or an ice cream as having one of the reasonably priced sake flights, which vary from week to week to feature different local brewers. I've never seen anyone here who has overindulged. This is a family-friendly environment. On your way in or out of the Center, you may find craftspeople, bakers, or fresh food vendors tempting you with their products. Friendly chants of "irasshaimase" and other greetings are not meant to be intimidating. It is a Japanese cultural standard to have guests feel welcome, whether they choose to purchase anything or not. So, I enjoy my periodic visits, and hope you will, too.

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Justin Sendai
Sendai, Japan53 contributions
Apr 2018 • Solo
Fukushima sake has won more Gold Prizes than any other prefecture in the Japan Sake Awards for the last 5 consecutive years--and this is the place to get it!

I commute to Fukushima City and often stop by on the way home. It is a 5 min walk from the station. They remodeled this place a few months ago and it looks awesome! The sake section is absolutely huge. It is all good, so don't worry if you don't know. A few of my favorite brands are Okunomatsu, Suehiro, and Homare. The sake cups make great souvenirs (or a nice refreshment for me after work!).

The cafe/bar has coffee, craft beer, ice cream, and a great sake set: 3 for 500 yen OR 2 super high level sake for 700 yen. Add "otsumami" snacks on the side to pair with the sake. YUM YUM YUM!!
Written May 3, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ken N
Fukushima, Japan161 contributions
Jul 2018 • Solo
It's reasonable to be wary of typical souvenir shops. I lived three years in Queensland, Australia. Shops that catered to Japanese tourists visiting Queensland's Gold Coast were terribly overpriced. Well, the Fukushima Prefecture Tourist Product Center is not your typical souvenir shop. It stocks locally produced goods, fairly priced, including hand-crafted items and small- to medium-scale production items to eat, use, or display proudly on your mantle or wall of fame.

Gift wrapping is available on request, done as a courtesy. I don't abuse this perk, but I certainly take advantage of it when I'm buying gift items to take on an international trip and want to show Fukushima - my home for >10 years - in its most favorable light.

Other reviewers have commented on the sake. The Center has some tables and a counter where patrons can enjoy local sake, beer, snacks, and light meals. The counter, where I usually sit, could be called a bar, but it is just as natural for someone to be sitting there having a coffee or an ice cream as having one of the reasonably priced sake flights, which vary from week to week to feature different local brewers. I've never seen anyone here who has overindulged. This is a family-friendly environment.

On your way in or out of the Center, you may find craftspeople, bakers, or fresh food vendors tempting you with their products. Friendly chants of "irasshaimase" and other greetings are not meant to be intimidating. It is a Japanese cultural standard to have guests feel welcome, whether they choose to purchase anything or not. So, I enjoy my periodic visits, and hope you will, too.
Written July 23, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Shiro Y
Fukushima, Japan20 contributions
Apr 2017
You will be able to enjoy and knew the Fukushima Prefecture's agricultural
products, traditions, original dishes and others.
Do you know "SAKE" so called " Rice Wine"? It's very famous in all of Japan. It won the first prize in SAKE council in all Japan many times. Want to you try? Yes, you can try it and enjoy these taste. There are so many types of sake. Be care, do not drink too much. You will be a drunker. And other's is "RHAMEN". Also Fukushima Prefecture is famous for "RHAMEN" in Japan. Further more, fruits, Cherry, Apple and Peach and so on. You can taste them season to season.
And beautiful nature is welcoming you.

Written June 2, 2017
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Valerie C
Chicago, IL276 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
Great spot to try local sake. We tried two different tasting sets (3 different sake in each) and loved most of them. We ended up buying two bottles to bring back to the states and of the 13 bottles we brought back the two from Fukushima have been our favorite so far. Really wish we'd bought more from here. They also have local food & crafts including kokeshi.
Written June 15, 2018
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KJPaperpusher
New York City, NY1,701 contributions
Mar 2018 • Family
I really enjoyed the selection of goods from around the prefecture. Great sake and even tried a few craft beers. I do feel like the entire prefecture gets a horrible rep from the incident that took place. I just wish people were not so ignorant. Wish I could have bought more things to bring home but I know our customs folks are very annoying in this regard. They had some very nice akabeko's that were decorated in different styles than the typical red which we bought.
Written April 9, 2018
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MinaLim_KUL
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia553 contributions
Apr 2016 • Friends
Has good range of local sake!!! Good idea to grab some of heading to the cherry park for picnic and some booze like the locals.
Written April 15, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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