Wakaki Shoten

In the heart of Kitakata, this unusual shop is home to the oldest brick warehouse of the city (1904). Made from wood covered in brick and graced with a balcony, the building is a fine example of Japanese and western architecture and is characteristic of the Meiji era. The next-door shop (1931) sells a selection of old toys and a variety of soya sauces manufactured by the family who owns the premises together with other local produce.

Useful information

Address:

3-4786 Kitakata-shi Kitakata

Phone:

+81 241-22-0010

Price:

free of charge

Opening hours

9.30am-4.30pm; shop 10am-3pm - closed Nov- Mar

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