This City in Japan Is Known for Their Creative Handcrafted Souvenirs

Set aside a day for shopping!


Yufuin City has several majestic landscapes and unique spots that you can visit. In fact, the city's sightseeing spots are so popular that they're visited by lots of people even on weekdays. In addition to this, the city is also known to have shops and cafes selling a wide variety of souvenirs that you can either give to your friends or keep for yourself.


In this article, we feature five of the best souvenir shops you can find in the city:


HOME BLUE CAFE
1535-2 Kawakami, Yufuin Cho, Yufu City, Oita Prefecture
Contact: +81-977-84-5878
Open from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


These colorful candles are handcrafted by local artists.


The price of these Ichirinzashi (flower vases) starts at ¥1,080.


HOME BLUE CAFE
sells various original and handmade goods created by local crafts and ceramic artists. The shop is also popular for offering delicate accessories and containers as well as original pet goods.


Gallery sora
1535-2 Kawakami, Yufuin Cho, Yufu City, Oita Prefecture
Contact: +81-977-51-4124
Open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.


This Mug Cup (¥2,700) features a cute and vintage star motif.


Gallery sora
is a shop that's managed by ceramic artist couple Mr. and Mrs. Higo. Aside from handicrafts made from pottery and washi papers, they also sell affordable accessories and clothing.



Yufuin Miruhi Donut & Cafe
5-26 Kawakita Idenokuchi, Yufuin Cho, Yufu City, Oita Prefecture
Contact: +81-977-85-3636
Open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily.


The cute patterns on the doughnuts are definitely Instagrammable!


YUFUIN MIRUHI DONUT & CAFÉ
is the sister shop of Yufuin Miruhi, a shop famous for sweets made with locally produced milk. Inside, you can find unique artworks and a doughnut machine hidden just behind the entrance.



Fukumiya Yunotsubo Branch
1076-6 Kawakita Idenokuchi, Yufuin Cho, Yufu City, Oita Prefecture
Contact: +81-977-85-2015
Open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays, up to 5:30 p.m. on weekends and Japanese holidays.



Unichirimen (¥950) highlights the flavors of the sea urchin. You can enjoy it spicy or sweet.


FUKUMIYA YUNOTSUBO BRANCH
is home to food souvenirs made from mountain vegetables and seafood found in the Oita Prefecture. Two of the store's most popular souvenirs are the Unichirimen and Chirimen-Jako, which use high-quality sea urchin and anchovies caught in the Bungo Channel.



Ikkyu Shoten
4-1 Kawakita, Yufuin Cho, Yufu City, Oita Prefecture
Contact: +81-977-85-2801
Open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.


YUFUIN PLUS SEKKEN (¥777)

 

IKKYU SHOTEN is a souvenir shop by the local brand YUFUIN PLUS that's located right across Yufuin Station. Their handmade soaps are made with natural ingredients, skin-friendly components, and herbs, which give the products their fragrant scent. You can choose from four kinds of soap such as the Charcoal + Seaweed and Orange + Cinnamon, among others.

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Provided by Japan Walker™, Walkerplus™, and Kyushu Walker™ (6 September 2018)


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