• 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!


    大名蕎麦処 陣屋


    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)





    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)

    Mino 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)


    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)




    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)


    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)

    Misomaru Menjiro



    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)


    お食事処 さくら家


    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)

    Pâtisserie Tanto


    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)




    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)

    CAFÉ Daidai


    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)


    菓子匠 喜多屋


    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)