Special items for your Hamabe lifestyle.

While there are some quaint and interesting shops in Shimoda selling mainly items of nostalgia and memorabilia of old Japan, most visitors who visit the area do not come to shop. The area however is famous for its wasabi. There are many small fishing ports along the Izu coastline, and so many locations to pick fresh seafood. Also Shimoda in particular is famous for its wasabi production – supported by the extremely fresh water supply. There are a number of locations between Hamabe Ose and Shimoda to buy fresh wasabi. There are also a number of bakeries serving freshly baked bread. Shimoda’s historical significance means there are also various interesting commemorative items one can find – it pays to walk around! For basic provisions, there is a large supermarket just behind Shimoda station. However the road towards the house is littered with several Lawson shops which are the equivalent to 7-11 convenience stores. The closest convenience store is a 24 hour Family mart which is just after the intersection at the bridge going towards Shimoda. The store is on a left turning and can be seen from the main road if you are driving back towards Shimoda.

Minami Izu Fishing Association Direct Sales Store

Not far from the Hamabe sight, one can buy freshly caught local lobster, abalone, shellfish, and a range of fish including the local specialty alfonsino, along with horse mackerel, baracuda, in fresh or dried form. Hijiki, tengusa, funori and other seaweed types also available.

We’re open every day from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. 877-18, Teishi, Minamiizu-cho Kamo-gun, Shizuoka, 415-0153, Japan

Yunohana Wholesale market

Near Minami Izu Yunohana station, this store sells a range of products including fresh wasabi, fruit and vegetables, as well as folk craft goods. There is a Minami Izu tourist association desk here as well.

We’re open every day from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. 157-1, Shimogamo, Minamiizu-cho Kamo-gun, Shizuoka, 415-0303, Japan

Bread Factory “Barn”

A traditional bakery where we can watch the bread being made with large stone kiln. Crunchy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, that smell of fresh burnt wood permeates and takes one back to a time past.

Open 9:30 am to 16:00 pm. Wednesday is closed. The sale will end when all the stock has been sold. 1128-8, Kakisaki, Shimoda-shi, Shizuoka, 415-0013, Japan

Bakery Mori-no-Okurimono

Bakery on top of a mountain! Another large stone kiln draws your gaze as you enter. Home made yeast and other organic ingredients are part of the “bread making that is the good for the body” theme. Strong smells tempt the appetite. Special factors are those that incorporate “onsen” (hot spring) and seasonal mandarin orange as some of the specialties. Daily volumes are limited so please plan your visits well!

Open Fri.Sat. 2:00 pm – 1051-3, Yokokawa, Shimoda-shi, Shizuoka, 413-0712, Japan

Food store Aoki, Hirooka branch

Food store Aoki is the best place to get your key supplies including food, drinks, bakery products, and even fresh flowers. With both domestic and internationally procured supplies, if you plan to cook at Hamabe then this should be your source.

We’re open every day from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm. 5-23, Yonchome, Shimoda-shi, Shizuoka, 415-0024, Japan
TEL:0120-169-341 / 0558-23-2121