Hobby Stores

hobby,Otaku,Shizuoka,Japan,go2japan,figure,manga,character,videogame,figure,As I mentioned on the other page, Shizuoka is famous for hobby stuff including plastic models. And there’s a hobby store right in front of JR Shizuoka station, called “Surugaya”. They carry all kinds of interesting stuff, like Manga, books, managines, video games, anime cards, charactor figures and many more. As you can see in this pic, they have a big “Atomu” figure in the show case.

They are all second handed stuff, so people sell interesting or rare stuff to them, and they re sell them there. Even though they don’t sell brand new stuff, there should be something you might be looking for!

Address1F JADE Shizuoka building, 8-1 Miyuki-cho, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka-ken, Japan, 420-0857
AccessWalk: Get out JR Shizuoka station North entrance, walk straight to the north on Miyukicho street. It's on your right, really close from the station.

Photos of Spoiling places in Shizuoka

S-PULSE Dream Plaza

Discount Stores

Discount Stores

If you are shopping, it’s always better to shop at low-price. However, you still want the stuffs to be good value. Then try to shop at those Discount stores! We have some Discount Stores who carry stuffs from commodities to groceries! Spend less, and shop more!


 DonQuixote Shopping Shizuoka Japan Discount Store
As most of you have heard of a discount store called “Don Quixote”. This is one of the hottest shopping place for international tourists. One of the reasons for that could be they are duty-free store!

Inside of the store is like a maze. It doesn’t mean you get lost, but you get to find so many stuffs that catch your interests as you walk through the aisles. 

There is usually a Yakitori (chicken skewers) truck waiting outside at the Don Quixote in Shizuoka. That’s your first attraction (if you’re hungry). Then bicycles are very useful in Shizuoka area, so there are so many of them lining up and welcoming you at the entrance.

They would probably have everything you need. Make up stuff, clothes, electronics, video games, snacks, foods, drinks, car supplies…and what else? To find out what they really have, please actually visit one of the Don Quixote stores in Shizuoka! (lol) We have three of them.The map below is the one in our downtown area. The newest store is in the place called Yamazaki.

Address12-2 Konya-cho, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka-ken, Japan, 420-0852
AccessWalk straight on the Ryogae-cho st. to the North from JR Shizuoka st.
NoteDon Quixote Website


Electronic Stores

Electronic Stores

Akihabara is not the only place that has electronic stores! Come and check out those electronic stores in Shizuoka! They are one of the hottest places that tourist would love to shop at. And here in Shizuoka, we have some of the biggest and popular chain stores. 


BicCamera Kojima Shizuoka Japan
has formed a merger with KOJIMA a few years ago, that’s why this stores has both names.They are virtually the second biggest electronic store chains in Japan now.They have two stories. One the first floor, they have liquor store, bicycles, pharmacy, besides electronics!

And on the second floor, they have Apple store, too. And most of the time, there is a bakery truck just out side of the entrance of BIC CAMERA x KOJIMA. They sell good Melon pan, which are really popular bread in Japan. So don’t forget to try that too.

Address1-1-51 Kuniyoshida, Suruga-ku, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka-ken, Japan, 422-8004
AccessBus: JR Higashi-Shizuoka Bus terminal North entrance, take either one #209 (Kokudo HigashiShizuoka Shimizu-line) , get off at "Kuniyoshida 1chome". Then you'll soon see it. 190yen/adult, 100yen/child
Get on @Shizutetsu train from Shin-Shizuoka station, get off at "Kusanagi Undojyo-mae" and walk to North. You'll see a railroad bridge. Go across over it, you'll soon see the building.


Yamada Denki is one of the largest electronic stores in Japan. And this one in Shizuoka is actually located right next to Kojima Bic Camera above.

So you can easily compare prices of the merchandise you are planning to purchase between Yamada and Kojima Bic Camera. They would give you some discount if they know the next door give you cheaper price than they do. And vice versa. As you can see, this is a great area to shop electronics wisely.

Address1-1-43 Kuniyoshida, Suruga-ku, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka-ken, Japan, 422-8004
AccessBus: JR Higashi-Shizuoka Bus terminal North entrance, take either one #209 (Kokudo HigashiShizuoka Shimizu-line) , get off at "Kuniyoshida 1chome". Then you'll soon see it. 190yen/adult, 100yen/child
Train:Get on @Shizutetsu train from Shin-Shizuoka station, get off at "Kusanagi Undojyo-mae" and walk to North. You'll see a railroad bridge. Go across over it, you'll soon see the building.

Department Stores

Isetan,Shizuoka,Japan,Department,Chanel,ISETAN is one of the most famous department stores in Japan. They’re based in Shinjyuku, Tokyo, but there’s also one in Shizuoka, too!

They always carry something in fashion, and often interesting evens are held by them time to time. I think one of the best parts of visiting department stores in Japan is “Depachika”. Usually, the basement floor of those department stores are food markets, that’s what it is. They have grocery store area and deli food area. The deli part is really famous. Their foods are “a bit” high in price if you compare to other deli places. But department stores are most of the time classified as luxury. So it’s sure worth what you pay for. About twenty year ago, those department stores used to be major places and probably was only the places where people go shopping. Now we have more choices like GMS stores. But they are still differentiate themselves from those general stores.

Open-Close10:00am-7:00pm (restaurants on the 8th floor hours 11pm-9:30)
Address1-7, Gofukucho, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka-ken, Japan, 420-0031
AccessWalk straight from the north entrance of JR Shizuoka st. It's on Gofukucho street.

GMS Stores

GMS (General Merchandize Stores)

I’m sure many of you know those shopping places like Aeon and Ito Yokado. In Japan, we call those stores, GMSs. General Merchandize Stores. GMSs usually carry all kinds of stuff. So if you go there, you’ll find most of the stuff, like clothes, toys, books, groceries, flowers, dishes, alcohol, restaurants…and basically anything! They target family customers, so anyone can enjoy shopping and you will find almost everything there!



I’m sure most of you know “Ito Yokado“. (sorry, the pic is not really pretty. it was cloudy…) The owner of the chain runs Seven-eleven stores as well.”Ito Yokado” is one of the originator of GMS. And I believe it’s the oldest GMS in Shizuoka.Shopping,Japanese,ItoYokado,Shizuoka,GMS,

This “Ito Yokado” in Shizuoka has been loved by people in town. In this “Ito Yokado“, they have some tenant shops inside. They have 100 yen shop, Daiso, Sundrug, Akachan honpo, and even haircut place! They have little amusement, so you can take your kids with you. This might be a good place not only to shop for you but also to see how Japanese people usually shop in their daily lives.

Address3-1-15 Magarikane, Suruga-ku, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka-ken, Japan, 422-8006
AccessBus: JR Shizuoka Bus terminal @11, take either #20 or 22 (Kenritsubyouin Takamatsu-line) , get off at "Twin messe Mae". 190yen/adult, 100yen/child
NoteIto Yokado Website


AEON,aeon,24hrs,japanese,shopping,gms,shop,Once again, I’m sure that most of you probably know AEON as well. Sorry, the pic’s taken at night. Since they’re open till 11pm, I sometimes stop by during the night time. It’s fun because there are less people than during the day time. Yes, AEON is such a popular store, so usually they tend to be crowded especially on weekends.

Surprisingly, AEON is the largest retailer in Asia, according to the wikipedia page. Their group is huge. And this store is big, too. It’s fun to just look around the store. This  AEON is located in Shimizu area, and there are some grocery stores called “Max Value” all over in Shizuoka.

Address1-6-16 Uehara, Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka-ken, Japan, 424-0871
AccessFree Bus: They run "free bus" from JR and Shizutetsu Shimizu station. See the timetable.(1 is Aeon, 5 is Shizutetsu Shinshimizu, and 6 is JR Shimizu st.)
Shizutetsu train: Take Shizutetsu from Shin-Shizuoka(260yen/adult, 130yen/chid) or Shin-Shimizu(130yen/adult, 70yen/child), get off at Kitsunegasaki station. Then approx. 7mins walk.


APITA is also one of the popular GMS stores in Japan. They used to be called “Uni”, but now they have a new name. “Uni” is still the group owner’s name, and they run the convenience stores called “Thanks” and “Circle K”.

At APITA Shizuoka, they have “Mujirushi store“, “G.U.” (subsidiary company of Uniqlo), McDonald’s, in case you miss the fast food, and whole lot more. Oh, they have a “Uogashi Sushi” restaurant here, too! And this one is “Sushi-go-around” type of restaurant. It’s not far from JR Shizuoka station. If you go down the street from the station to the south, then you’ll eventually find it on your left.

Address5-1 Ishida, 1chome, Suruga-ku, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka-ken, Japan, 422-8042
AccessBus: JR Shizuoka Bus terminal South entrance @22, take either one #11 to 14 (Ishidakaido-line) , get off at "Nakata 3chome Daiwa house mae". Then walk straight to the south. 190yen/adult, 100yen/child


Pharmacies in Shizuoka


Some of you may wonder “Why pharmacies?” Well, they are the shops where you definitely want to go shopping. These drugs stores are really popular among international tourists! That’s why I’m introducing them here! In Shizuoka downtown area, we have “Matsumoto Kiyoshi“(Matsukiyo), “Sun Drug“, “Welcia” and “Daikoku Drug“. (They all are national chain stores.)  Just go to “Gofukucho street“, all of them are on this street! So it’s very convenient. At Japanese drug store, they of course have many different kinds of medicines, commodity goods, cosmetics, snacks, beverages, (some carry alcohol) and more!



“Matsukiyo” short for Matsumoto Kiyoshi is one of the popular pharmacies in Japan. I saw the sign of “Duty Free” there. There are some branch stores all over the town, and this store in the pic is the one right by Shin-Shimizu station. But I would recommend you to go to the one in Gofukucho because it’s bigger and there are some other pharmacies in that area.


Open-Close8:00am-9:00pm(Opens @10am on Sundays)
Address6-8 Gofuku-cho, 2chome, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka-ken, Japan, 420-0031
AccessJust walk straight to Gofukucho downtown area from the JR Shizuoka st. All the other pharmacies are there, too!




 This is actually my favorite one. SUN DRUG in Gofuku-cho area has actually two stores. One is specialized in cosmetics and girls stuff, and the other one has medicines and lots of commodities. Usually they are not categorized, and they are at one store. But I guess this one is special. “Duty Free” here, too.

Address2-4-1 Gofuku-cho, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka-ken, Japan, 420-0031
AccessJust walk straight to Gofukucho downtown area from the JR Shizuoka st. All the other pharmacies are there, too!


Shopping Malls


There are some shopping malls in Shizuoka. Some are chain stores and some are the one you can only find in Shizuoka, Japan. And there are many famous and popular chains as tenant stores in those malls. 


Tokyu Square 

Metropolitan area and Shizuoka ONLY
Here in Shizuoka, we have a couple of shopping malls that only located in metropolitan area like Tokyo. However, you can also find them in Shizuoka!

The shopping mall is called “MARK IS“, opened in 2013. The one in metropolitan area is in Minatomirai, Yokohama. They have fashion stores like Zara, H&M, and of course Uniqlo,  electronics retail store, Nojima(one of the biggest), general goods stores like Mujirushi and 212 kitchen store, ABC shoe store, Sports Depo, grocery store, restaurants, beauty salon, massage place…I can’t even write down everything here. So basically, “MARK IS“‘s got everything you’re looking for!

Open-Close10:00am-9:00pm(Foodcourt is open till 10pm)
Address191-Yunoki, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka-ken, Japan, 420-0858
AccessJR: From JR Shizuoka st., take Tokaido-line bound for Tokyo. Get off at the next stop "Higashi Shizuoka". Get out North entrance, then you'll see it. Approx.3min walk from the station.
NoteMark Is Shizuoka Website

Tokyu” malls are one of the popular shopping malls in Japan. There are some in Tokyo, of course, one also in Yokohama, AND here one more in Shizuoka! They are always crowded with young people. And the one in Shizuoka is in the downtown area. They offer a wide selection of the hottest brands and trends fashion items here. 

Shizuoka Tokyu Square
Address6-1 Tenma-cho, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka-ken, Japan, 420-0858
Access5min walk from JR Shizuoka st., 3min walk from Shin-Shizuoka sta.
NoteShizuoka Tokyu Square Website


P1040471S-PULSE is our professional soccer team of J-League(Japanese Professional soccer League). Well, it’s now they’ve been demoted to the second league team…anyway, S-PULSE DREAM PLAZA is named after this team. You’ll see the character(Paru-chan) of S-PULSE on the building. This is one of the best places to go for shopping! It’s a big shopping mall where you can find good food and good stuffs. Souvenir stores called “Omiya Yokocho” carries all kinds of Shizuoka’s local speciality foods and stuffs. For example, green tea, wasabi products, sake, sweets, Sushi(you can’t really take that back home…), character stuff(Sanrio and more), and they even have movie theaters if you’d like to watch some Japanese movies! Oh, and free “Wi-fi” available there.



See Sushi Yokocho’s info for S-PULSE DREAM PLAZA.(Sushi Yokocho’s in this mall.)



shopping,Shizuoka, Japan,Cenova,CENOVA used to be a shopping mall called “Center”. But they renewed the whole thing about 6 years ago, 2009. CENOVA has famous and popular fashion brand stores like BEAMS, Uited Arrows, Global works, Moussy, and a lot more! And they also have book store, Tokyu Hands, and even electroic store, Nojima. And of course many restaurants including, Sawayaka, a really famous steak restaurant in Shizuoka, Soba, Pizza, Sushi, and anything!

On the top floor of CENOVA, they have a movie theater. You can shop there, and have dinner then go see some movies there. CENOVA‘s owner is Shizutetsu. So this is Shin-Shimizu station of Shizutetsu train, and also a bus terminal of Shizutetsu Bus. So shop and go somewhere all over Shizuoka! or Vice Versa. 

Open-Close10am-8pm(Fashion floors)
10am-9pm(Basement floor)
11pm-11pm(Restaurant floor)
Address1-1-1, Takajo, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka-ken, Japan, 420-8508
AccessThey are Shin-Shimizu station and Bus terminal.
NoteCENOVA Website