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what is best place to buy seashells 2009/6/18 08:45
I am going to Japan on business but would like to find out where best place to buy seashells is on main island, thank you
by alison j (guest)  

seashells 2009/6/18 10:32
what part of Japan will you be visiting and what exactly are you looking for?
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to yllwsmrf -yellow smurf? 2009/6/18 21:24
thanks for reply,based in nagoya on bus.but have wk'end & train pass -was told maybe kamakura or kujukuri -as best places too far from nagoya ??
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seaside 2009/6/19 06:38
Seashells? The best place to buy them is at the seaside, of course. Any beach resort would do. If you're going to Kamakura anyway, there's a variety of them at Enoshima. But speaking from a former shell collector's point of view, I've never found seashells that are "sold" appealing. They're just polish-coated souveniors.
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from Nagoya to Kamakura 2009/6/19 10:23
... takes more than two hours.
Considering Uco's comments, I doubt it is worthwhile to travel to Kamakura just for buying sea shells.
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txs.for replying 2009/6/19 21:42
no souvenirs -collector-want to find proper shell shop - Japan has some rare shells, not enuf time to get to west coast best place to find on beach. txs.
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collector's items 2009/6/19 22:53
Maybe this is the kind of shop you're looking for.
http://shop.aquarium.co.jp/

Toba Aquarium that runs the shop is located quite close to Nagoya.
http://www.aquarium.co.jp/eigyou/index.html

But I'm not sure if they sell the same things off-line.
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Re: 2009/6/20 00:43
There are lots of Shell shops in Enoshima.

Kaihiro bussan-ten"LLYX" in Enoshima has a Shell Museum and they sell shells.
http://www004.upp.so-net.ne.jp/kaihiro/shop/shop.htm
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thanks 2009/6/20 00:45
thanks so much for your help,I'll start plotting them on a map for my weekend touring - really appreciate the responses, Alison
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