Buying - Here is an introduction to places that make or sell local specialty products such as Tobe-yaki ware, local sake, and confections.

Umeno Seiko Toen

Buying
Tobe-yaki ware pottery:

Hand-made and hand-painted porcelain shop
This is an outlet shop that features Tobe-yaki ware made with techniques and an ascending kiln dating from the 1800s.

  • Umeno Seiko Toen
Business hours 9:00 - 17:30
Regular days closed Open every day
Contact information Tel 089-962-2142
Address 1035, Ominami, Tobe, Iyo, Ehime
Parking available for 7 vehicles
Other Compatible with barrier-free: None
Homepage -

ICHIROKU, Tobe shop

Buying
Confectionery:

Shikoku's famous confectionery, Ichiroku Taruto - The aroma and flavor of yuzu citrus grown in Shikoku.
Manufacture and sale of Japanese and Western cakes and snacks.

  • ICHIROKU, Tobe shop
Business hours 8:30 - 20:00
Regular days closed Open every day
Contact information Tel 089-963-5716
Address 159-1, Senzoku, Tobe, Iyo, Ehime
Parking available for 6 vehicles
Other Compatible with barrier-free: Toilets
Homepage http://www.itm-gr.co.jp/ichiroku

KOIZUMI GUMI Co., Ltd. Construction

Buying
Construction:

"Hometown creativity"
General construction

  • KOIZUMI GUMI Co., Ltd. Construction
Business hours 8:00 - 17:00
Regular days closed Sundays
(Occasionally closed on Saturdays and holidays)
Contact information Tel 089-962-2238
Address 1407, Miyauchi, Tobe, Iyo, Ehime
Parking available for 5 vehicles
Other Compatible with barrier-free: Toilets
Homepage http://www.kk-koizumi.com

Matsuyama Mitsukoshi Ltd.

Buying
Department store:

Matsuyama Mitsukoshi - We're your neighbors, always ready to be of service.
Department store

  • Matsuyama Mitsukoshi Ltd.
Business hours 10:00 - 19:00
Regular days closed January 1
Contact information Tel 089-945-3111 (Main phone number)
Address 3-1-1, Ichibancho, Matsuyama, Ehime
Parking available for 160 vehicles
Other Compatible with barrier-free: Slope, Toilets, Parking spaces for visitors with wheelchairs
Homepage http://www.mitsukoshi.co.jp

Kinoshita Porcelain Shop

Buying
Tobe-yaki:

Sales of Tobe-yaki ware. Please feel free to come in and browse.
Wholesale and retail sales of Tobe-yaki ware.

  • Kinoshita Porcelain Shop
Business hours 8:00 - 17:00
Regular days closed No definite days off
Contact information Tel 089-962-2057
Address 57, Ominami, Tobe, Iyo, Ehime
Parking available for 1 vehicles
Other Compatible with barrier-free: None
Homepage http://www.e-tobeyaki.com

Talk Gallery Shion

Buying
Tobe-yaki:

This is a Tobe-yaki select shop which handles mainly daily porcelain products.
Tea room, sales of Tobe-yaki and general goods.

  • Talk Gallery Shion
Business hours 10:00 - 18:00
Regular days closed Tuesdays, 3rd Wednesday of each month
Contact information Tel 089-962-7674
Address 885-13, Gohommatsu, Tobe, Iyo, Ehime
Parking available for 4 vehicles
Other Compatible with barrier-free: None
Homepage http://www.gallery-shion.com

Kyo-no-Yakata

Buying
Michi-no-Eki (roadside station):

Come and immerse yourself in nature!
Sales of souvenir goods. Manages the planning of Michi-no-Eki (roadside station) events.

  • Kyo-no-Yakata
Business hours April - December: 8:00 - 18:00
January - March: 8:00 - 17:00
Regular days closed December 31 - January 3
Contact information Tel 089-969-2070
Address 162-1, Sozu, Tobe, Iyo, Ehime
Parking available for 103 vehicles
Other Compatible with barrier-free: Slope, Toilets
Homepage http://kyounoyakata.jimdo.com/

En-no-Sato, Tobe-yaki Kanko Center

Experiencing
Buying
Tobe-yaki:

Large-scale facility manufacturing and selling Tobe-yaki ware. Not only can you look for that perfect souvenir from among 80 different Tobe-yaki potteries, but you can also watch how porcelain is made, or try your hand at painting designs, forming shapes, and using the potter's wheel.
Manufacture of Tobe-yaki at Senzan-Gama, and sales of Tobe-yaki ware made from other 70 to 80 potteries.
Hands-on experiences (painting designs, forming shapes, using the potter's wheel)
Matsuyama confectionery

  • En-no-Sato, Tobe-yaki Kanko Center
Business hours 8:30 - 18:00
Regular days closed -
Contact information Tel 089-962-2070
Address 359, Senzoku, Tobe, Iyo, Ehime
Parking vailable for 60 cars and 5 buses
Other Compatible with barrier-free: No steps, Toilets, Barrier-free communication
Homepage http://www.tobeyaki.co.jp

Tobeyaki TOGEIKAN

Buying
Tobe-yaki:

This is a shop selling Tobe-yaki ware directly from producers, and also where you can have many hands-on experiences.
Sales of pottery and porcelain products
Sales of Matsuyama confectionery
Try your hand at ceramic painting, shape-forming, using the potter's wheel.

  • Tobeyaki TOGEIKAN
Business hours 8:30 - 17:00
Regular days closed January 1
Contact information Tel 089-962-3900
Address 83, Miyauchi, Tobe, Iyo, Ehime
Parking available for 100 vehicles
Other Compatible with barrier-free: No steps, Toilets, Parking spaces for visitors with wheelchairs, Barrier-free communication
Homepage http://www.togeikan.com

Tobeyaki Marketing Cooperative

Buying
Tobe-yaki:

Traditional Japanese crafts
Union of Tobe-yaki Sales Outlets (retail and wholesale)

  • Tobeyaki Marketing Cooperative
Business hours 8:30 - 18:00
Regular days closed -
Contact information Tel 089-962-2070
Address 359, Senzoku, Tobe, Iyo, Ehime
Parking available for 60 cars and 5 buses
Other Compatible with barrier-free: No steps, Toilets, Barrier-free communication
Homepage -

Joshua Kobo

Buying
Tobe-yaki ware pottery:

Stylish ceramic art
Manufacture and sales of Tobe-yaki ware

  • Joshua Kobo
Business hours 9:00 - 18:00
Regular days closed Sundays
Contact information Tel 089-956-0680
Address 88, Takoda, Tobe, Iyo, Ehime
Parking available for 2 vehicles
Other Compatible with barrier-free: None
Homepage http://www.geocities.jp/joshuakoubou/

Specialty Union of Tobe

Buying
Local specialties:

Sales of Tobe specialty products at Matsuyama Airport and at year-end gift fairs.
The main products offered for sale include sake, konnyaku ("devil's tongue" gelled food), soy sauce, miso (soybean paste), Nanaore-ume processed foods, Tobe-yaki ware, Japanese mikan oranges, manju filled buns, etc.

  • Specialty Union of Tobe
Business hours 8:30 - 17:15
Regular days closed Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays
Contact information Tel 089-962-2148
*Representative: Kuniyasu Omukai (Kachizuru Shuzo Co., Ltd.)
Address 394, Ominami, Tobe, Iyo, Ehime
Parking available
Other Compatible with barrier-free: Slope
(Entrance to the Building of Commerce and Industry Society)
Homepage -

Kyowa Brewery Co., Ltd.

Buying
Sake brewery:

Famous brewery of Hatsuyukihai sake in Tobe Town
Sales and taste-testing of sake, non-alcoholic amazake, and Ligneul. Exhibits of old equipment, materials, and Tobe-yaki sake cups. The brewery is open to visits by the public.

  • Kyowa Brewery Co., Ltd.
Business hours 10:00 - 17:00
Regular days closed Thursdays
Contact information Tel 089-962-6124
Address 400, Ominami, Tobe, Iyo, Ehime
Parking available for 2 vehicles
Other Compatible with barrier-free: None
Homepage http://www.hatsuyukihai.jp

Onishi Togei

Buying
Tobe-yaki ware pottery:

Fine and modern porcelain
Manufacture and sales of Tobe-yaki ware

  • Onishi Togei
Business hours 9:00 - 17:00
Regular days closed No definite days off
(Store closed during major events, etc.)
Contact information Tel 089-962-2456
Address 796, Kitakawage, Tobe, Iyo, Ehime
Parking available for 3 vehicles
Other Compatible with barrier-free: None
Homepage http://www.ohnishitougei.jp/ohnishi

Members of the Tobe Tourism Association

  • Looking - This is an introduction to sightseeing spots.
  • Experiencing - This is an introduction to hands-on facilities.
  • Buying - This is an introduction to shopping.
  • Dining - This is an introduction to gourmet dining.
  • Useful information - This is an introduction to overnight accommodation, transportation, etc.
  • The 53 Stations of Tobe Tokaido Stamp Rally
  • Tobe-yaki
  • Local specialties of Tobe Town
  • Tobe Town sightseeing digital brochure
  • Tobe Town
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