• Local Gourmet

    The restaurants in Shibata-machi and Ogawara-machi

    offer countless ways to combine the visual grandeur of

    the cherry blossom with an equally remarkable gourmet

    experience. Find below a selection of places that

    will leave you full and happy!

    Jinya

    大名蕎麦処 陣屋

    Soba

    The 140-year-old traditional residence will take your breath away. Here daimyo, (feudal lords) were served ozen, a set meal on a four-legged tray. Experience a taste of the daimyo life and enjoy ozen in a leisurely atmosphere.

     

    Address: Funaokachuo 2-3-26, Shibata-machi


    Hours: 11:00–20:00

    Closed on Mondays


    Tel: 0224-54-1429
    Capacity: 72 + 16 (separate room)

    Parking: 45 cars
    Access: 8-minute walk from Funaoka Station (600m)

     

    Mino Sushi

    蓑寿司

    Sushi

    In an authentic Japanese settings, you can enjoy a selection of high-quality sushi in a reasonable price for lunch. For dinner, sake and seasonal cuisine are served for you to fully taste Japanese culture.

     

    Address: Wakabacho 2-1, Shibata-machi

     

    Hours: 11:30–14:00, 17:30–21:00

    Closed on Mondays

     

    Tel: 0224-55-3532

    Capacity: 34

    Parking: 8 cars

    Access: 15-minute walk from

    Funaoka Station (1.2km)

    Misomaru Menjiro

    みそ○麺次郎

    Ramen

    The flavor of miso, Japanese cuisine’s staple ingredient, differs greatly between regions. With a wide variety of ramen that incorporates miso from all over the country, customers can go on a culinary journey through Japan.

     

    Address: Nishifunabasama 1-7-43, Shibata-machi


    Hours: 11:30–15:30, 17:20–20:00(L.O. 19:45)
    Closed on Mondays

    *Open every day during the cherry blossom season


    Tel: 0224-55-5058

    Capacity: 20

    Parking: 11 cars
    Access: 16-minute walk from Funaoka Station (1.3km)

    Shofukutei

    昇福亭食堂

    Katsudon

    This restaurant serves as a haven of stability that has been spoiling its customers with irresistible Japanese home cooking, such as katsudon—a bowl of rice topped off with a juicy pork cutlet—in a nostalgic environment.

     

    Address: Nishifunabasama 1-8-55, Shibata-machi


    Hours: 11:00–19:30

    Closed on Tuesdays


    Tel: 0224-54-2335
    Capacity: 20

    Parking: 12 cars
    Access: 17-minute walk from Funaoka Station (1.3km)

    CAFÉ Daidai

    CAFÉ橙

    Pasta & Sweets

    The couple that owns this bright restaurant on the outskirts of town offers delicious pasta, cheesecake, and unforgettable hospitality to their customers. Handmade goods from local producers are also available.


    Address: Nishifunabasama 1-8-58, Shibata-machi


    Hours: 11:00–18:00 (Lunch L.O. 14:30)
    Closed on Thursdays


    Tel: 0224-86-4244

    Capacity: 16

    Parking: 6 cars
    Access: 17-minute walk from Funaoka Station (1.4km)

    Pâtisserie Tanto

    パティスリータント

    Cakes & Cookies

    For every season, Tanto offers different themed cookies and cakes. Bring back a nice memory with an assortment of the store’s baked goods to spoil yourself or loved ones at home.


    Address: Funaoka-nishi 1-9-19-2, Shibata-machi


    Hours: 10:00–18:30
    Closed on Mondays and the third Sunday of the month


    Tel: 0224-87-6441

    Capacity: 20

    Parking: 5 cars
    Access: 8-minute walk from Funaoka Station (600m)

    Nadaman

    和の台所 なだまん

    Japanese Cuisine

    This recently refurbished family restaurant offers private rooms for customers to enjoy dishes that range from seafood, such as rice bowls topped off with eel, to noodles, tempura and even cow tongue.


    Address: Shinsakuracho 1-12, Ogawara-machi


    Hours: 11:00–15:00 (L.O. 14:30) / 17:00–22:00 (L.O. 21:30)


    Tel: 0224-53-4214 / 0120-700-002
    Capacity: 110

    Parking: 25 cars
    Access: 20-minute walk from Ogawara Station (1.5km)

    Sakuraya

    お食事処 さくら家

    Kamameshi

    Sakuraya’s main attraction is Kamameshi, which is rice prepared in an iron pot, topped off with salmon, salmon roe, and crab. The rice becomes slightly burned, bringing another dimension to its flavor and texture.


    Address: Nishisakuracho 1-1, Ogawara-machi


    Hours: 11:30–14:30 (L.O. 14:00) / 17:00–20:00 (L.O. 19:30)
    Closed on Mondays


    Tel: 0224-53-1490

    Capacity: 48

    Parking: 8 cars
    Access: 15-minute walk from Ogawara Station (1.2km)

    Ogino

    和風れすとらんおぎの

    Soba

    This large-scale restaurant serves authentic, homemade soba (buckwheat noodles) in the style called “Sarashina”. Enjoy a cherry blossom variation and get an additional boost of vitamin C with the post-meal “Soba-yu.”


    Address: Shinhigashi 24-5, Ogawara-machi


    Hours: 11:00–14:30 / 17:00–21:00 (L.O. 20:30)
    Closed on Wednesdays

     

    Tel: 0224-51-8773
    Capacity: 96 + 48 (separate room)

    Parking: 40 cars
    Access: 20-minute walk from Ogawara Station (1.5km)

    Kusaka

    とんかつ くさか

    Pork Cutlet

    Kusaka specializes in tonkatsu (fried pork cutlets) and other variations. The interior design is reminiscent of a mountain hut and guests can enjoy the view of the cherry blossoms from the terrace on the second floor.


    Address: Machi 166-3, Ogawara-machi


    Hours: 11:00–14:30 / 17:00–20:30
    Closed on Mondays and the first Sunday of the month


    Tel: 0224-53-4794

    Capacity: 42

    Parking: 8 cars
    Access: 11-minute walk from Ogawara Station (900m)

    Ishikawa

    石川菓子店

    Confectionary

    During the cherry blossom season, customers line up outside this store to grab a couple of the special seasonal dango dumplings. The homely atmosphere makes for a pleasant shopping experience.


    Address: Nishimachi 120-1, Ogawara-machi


    Hours: 8:30–19:00 from Monday to Saturday
        8:30–18:00 on Sundays and national holidays


    Tel: 0224-52-1703

    Parking: 4 cars
    Access: 15-minute walk from Ogawara Station (1km)

    Kitaya

    菓子匠 喜多屋

    Confectionary

    This family-run store is in its 84th year of business. Throughout the four seasons, the third generation sister and brother will put a smile on your face with their colorful pastry and Japanese sweets.


    Address: Suehiro 55, Oya, Ogawara-machi


    Hours: 8:30–18:30

    Open every day


    Tel: 0224-52-1577
    Parking: 5 cars
    Access: 7-minute walk from Ogawara Station (500m)