Gourmet / Alcohol Spots in Lake Tazawa / Kakunodate / Omagari Area

  • Saryo Aoyagi
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    4.0
    175 Reviews
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    Akita Pref. Sembokushi Kakunodatemachiomotemachishimochou Triangular building Historic village/Aoyagi family

    We made a day trip at Kakunodate, drop our luggages at Kakunodate Station locks. It was easy 20mins walk from the station in early winter. We visited only handful of samurai house, and I think this...

  • Diner Sakura no Sato
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    4.0
    58 Reviews
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    Akita Pref. Sembokushi Kakunodatemachihigashikatsurakuchou 9
    This diner is in Higashi-katsuraku-cho Kakunodate-machi, Semboku City. They offer home style cooking made with Inaniwa dried udon or Hinai-jidori chicken. Their rich, smooth Hinai-jidori chicken and egg bowl named Ganso Hinai-jidori Oyako-don is particularly popular. They also sell souvenirs like traditional crafts, cherry bark art, and dishes.

    We went to the Kakunodate town to see the beautiful cherry blossoms in late April, and learned in advance that this restaurant offers excellent Oyakodon (chicken and egg rice bowl) and Inaniya udon...

  • Soba Goro
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    4.0
    40 Reviews
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    Akita Senboku-shi Tazawako Obonai Mizushiri 59-40
    "A soba noodle shop located in the ""Tazawako Ichi"" local goods shop in front of Tazawako Station in Mizushiri, Tazawako-obonai, Semboku City. They make 100% buckwheat juwari soba noodles using local Tazawako buckwheat. In addition to simple soba noodle standards including chilled morisoba and dipping zarusoba they also serve soba with Hinaijidori chicken or fried tempura. They also serve ramen for a limited period from the 22nd to the 24th of each month."

    While waiting for a train, popped into this excellent soba cafe. They have tips in English which help enjoy the soba to their full. Fully recommend eating here.

  • Sobakiri Chosuke
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    4.0
    29 Reviews
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    Akita Pref. Sembokushi Kakunodatemachikobitomachi 28-5
    A soba (buckwheat noodle) restaurant located in Kobitomachi, Kakunodate, Senboku City, they grow their own soba, create their own flour, make the dough and cook it up as soba for you to try. Popular choices include the “Jyuwari soba in two styles” —a limited-quantity dish of soba made using two different kneading styles, and “Kakunodate beni soba” —available only on weekends.

    We had Tempura Soba Noodles (warm) and our hosts had the cold version. That was simply delicious. Located in the middle of the Samurai Houses street in Kakunodate. Very accessible and delicious!

  • Sakura Komachi
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    4.0
    20 Reviews
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    Akita Senboku-shi Kakunodatemachi Nakasugazawa 14
    A Japanese restaurant located inside the Hotel Folkloro Kakunodate in front of Kakunodate Station in Nakasugazawa Kakunodate-machi, Semboku City. The restaurant serves regional dishes such as Inaniwa udo noodles and okaribayaki samurai hunting cuisine; Hinai-jidori chicken oyakodon chicken and egg over rice; a variety of teishoku meals; and desserts. The restaurant makes use of Akitakomachi exclusively for its rice. You can also enjoy Jindai curry, a local dish which comes with both a modern-style Japanese curry and an old-fashioned Showa period-style Japanese curry.

    Nice japanese style restaurant reasonably priced and close to train station. Has an english menu. Attentive staff.

  • Kakunodate Soba
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    4.0
    19 Reviews
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    Akita Pref. Sembokushi Kakunodatemachiwasemachi 17
    A soba restaurant located in Iwase Town, Kakunodate Town, Senboku City. The restaurant serves handmade noodles made with carefully selected domestic husked buckwheat. As well as mori-soba (cold noodles) and kamozaru (duck and cold noodles) on the menu, they have sweetfish tempura with zaru-soba available in limited quantities, and on weekends and national holidays they serve 10 portions of their inaka-soba.

    It is worth the effort to walk to this restaurant, abt 15 min walk from JR station. The cold soba is freshly made and has texture. You can choose it with the tempura set which is good value. The...

  • Morokoshian Bukeyashiki Branch
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    4.0
    18 Reviews
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    Akita Pref. Sembokushi Kakunodatemachiomotemachishimochou 17
    Morokoshian specializes in the traditional sweet Morokoshi, made from shaped adzuki bean flour, and is the originator of the uncooked Namamorokoshi version. Founded in 1957, it's long been loved as the premier purveyor of Little Kyoto Kakunodate's famed Namamorokoshi sweets. The Bukeyashiki shop is on Bukeyashiki-dori Street near JR Kakunodate Station. They have a wide selection of morokoshi goods and seasonal items as well.

    Family run - or so it seemed - really nice, small, compact lunch spot, serves traditional Japanese food, some English spoken and some picture menus but very much mostly Japanese customers, really...

  • Kosendo
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    4.0
    17 Reviews
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    Akita Pref. Sembokushi Kakunodatemachihigashikatsurakuchou 9
    A well-known udon & soba shop in an old temple school building of a former samurai residence, in Kakunodate Town, Semboku City, Akita Prefecture. The specialties are a smooth rice plant udon using hinaijidori chicken or maitake mushroom, and locally-produced buke soba with buckwheat flour aroma bamboo shoot and beefsteak plant (macrophyll) tempura inside. It is a popular tourist spot for its exterior and interior that still retain the atmosphere of the Edo period.

    Excellent Oyako-don which is the best one in my life. Also Inaniwa udon with egg plant tempura is very good.

  • Domanin
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    3.5
    19 Reviews
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    Akita Senboku-shi Kakunodatemachi Shimonakamachi 30
    A Japanese izakaya pub located in Shimonaka-machi Kakunodate-machi, Semboku City. Operating out of a remodeled old kura warehouse, a nostalgic, old-fashioned atmosphere hangs in the air. The establishment serves a baked miso pizza made with miso from the Ando Jozo brewery in Kakunodate, a homemade broiled pickled mackerel, charcoal grilled Hinai-jidori chicken yakitori skewers, and more. Lunch highlights include oyakodon chicken and egg over rice made with Hinai-jidori chicken, and a gozen meal which comes with kiritanpo toasted mashed rice skewers and Inaniwa udon noodles. The restaurant is adjoined by Kurabu, which serves traditional kaiseki course cuisine in reservation-only private dining areas.

    This restaurant’s building fits in with the old samurai buildings around town. The food is good. They have many selections on the food and drinks menus. They also have an English menu which helped...

  • Murasaki
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    4.0
    13 Reviews
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    Akita Senboku-shi Kakunodatemachi Takewaramachi 4-4
    A local cuisine restaurant located in Takewara-machi Kakunodate-machi, Semboku City. Popular menu selections include the kiritanpo toasted mashed rice skewers, homemade exclusively with Akitakomachi rice; kiritanpo nabe hotpot made with a Hinai-jidori chicken broth; and Hinai-jidori chicken oyakodon chicken and egg over rice. The establishment also serves regional cuisine made with fresh, seasonal ingredients such as edible wild plants in the spring and sailfin sandfish in the winter. The Bukemeshi teishoku meal comes with four seasonal, regional dishes.

    This restaurant is renowned for Kiritanpo (a traditional food of Akita Prefecture, a chewy rice cake) in soup. People of the restaurant say that their Kiritanpo-dish is “the 2nd best” in the city...

  • Tatsuko Tearoom
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    4.0
    13 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Akita Pref. Sembokushi Tazawakokata Zhongshan 41
    This restaurant is located on the south bank of Lake Tazawa in Nakayama Tazawakokata, Senboku City. It serves local cuisine such as char fish grilled in salt on an open hearth. A flagship menu item is the miso tampo rice cakes glazed with home-made miso and grilled to crispiness on charcoal.

    田沢湖駅方面から田沢湖の湖畔に出て左回りで回ると10分ほどで着きます。うどんやラーメンなどの定番メニューもありますが、ここは甘い味噌をつけて炭火で焼いた、「味噌たんぽ」発祥のお店とのこと。 焼き目が香ばしく、甘い味噌とあきたこまちが絶妙なマッチングです。ぺろっといけちゃう一品でした(*^^*) 今年は11月上旬には閉鎖してしまうとのことでした。

  • Ryotei Inaho
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    4.0
    12 Reviews
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    Akita Pref. Sembokushi Kakunodatemachitamachikamichou 4-1
    A traditional ryotei restaurant located in Kakunodate, Senboku City, Akita Prefecture. In addition to Kakunodate kaiseki course cuisine made with local ingredients as well as more traditional kaiseki course cuisine (both of which offer the option to increase the number of dishes provided for an additional fee), the restaurant also serves a Wa Café Gohan course focusing on vegetables proposed by the restaurant’s young proprietress-to-be. The restaurant is also adjoined by Shokudo Inaho, which serves Inaho udon noodles, nabe hotpot, and other a la carte dishes.

    Had a memorable meal at this lovely Kaiseki restaurant. The food was great and the staff were so friendly and helpful. The private room had a wonderful atmosphere with a beautiful garden view. After...

  • Diner Fukiya
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    4.0
    12 Reviews
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    Akita Pref. Sembokushi Kakunodatemachikobitomachi 28
    This is an Inaniwa Udon specialty shop in Kobito-machi, Kakunodate-machi, Semboku City. They use the legendary Inaniwa Udon brand Sato Yosuke noodles and offer a choice of cold soup or warm mushroom and sticky kombu kelp broth. They also offer set meals with Kakunodate grown Akitakomachi rice balls and dashimaki tamago egg.

    在附近的小路上,店面除了可以吃之外,也可以買乾的烏龍麵回去自己料理。稻庭烏龍跟一般想像的烏龍麵不太一樣,比較細,附玉子燒和飯糰的套餐覺得份量滿多的,可以吃很飽

  • Diner Bakkya
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    4.0
    10 Reviews
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    Akita Pref. Sembokushi Tazawakosotsuda Waseda 430
    This restaurant is in the Akita Art Village general resort facility along Prefectural Route 50 in Tazawako Sotsuda Aza-Waseda, Semboku City. They offer a variety of regional cuisine including a recreation of the Satake clan's Okariba-yaki, as well as meal sets and rice bowls. In the evening they have an a la carte menu and six kinds of Tazawako Beer, and local sake.

    温泉ゆぽぽの中にある和風レストランです。 メニューも多彩で、秋田名物の稲庭うどん、横手やきそば、きりたんぽとそろっています。 広々していて、居心地がいいです。

  • Diner Kakunodate Sakura Komichi
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    4.0
    7 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Akita Pref. Sembokushi Kakunodatemachiyokomachi 27
    This is a diner in Yokomachi, Kakunodate-machi, Semboku City. This shop is in a remodeled old traditional Japanese house and offers seasonal mountain herb tempura, Inaniwa udon and handmade soba noodles. It also houses a branch of Sakura no Sato located in Higashi-katsurarakucho, Kakunodate-machi , so you can try that shop's famous Ganso Hinai-jidori Oyako-don (chicken and egg bowl).

    秋田は角館の武家屋敷群のそばにある、レストランになります。暖かな稲庭うどんに天ぷらなどがいただけます。

  • Petits Fraises
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    4.0
    6 Reviews
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    Akita Pref. Sembokushi Kakunodatemachi Large bath 2
    A Western confectionary located a 14 minute walk from Kakunodate Station. The shop’s cute exterior matches well with the townscape of Kakunodate, known as “little Kyoto.” The second floor is a restaurant; from the terrace seating area, you can enjoy café-style drinks and light meals together with a sweeping view of the Hinokinai River, famous for its avenue of cherry trees. The most popular item on the restaurant menu is the fluffy and rich omelet rice, made with flavorful Hinai-jidori chicken eggs. The Saimyoji Monc Blanc set, made with Saimyoji-guri chestnuts soaked in syrup, is popular among women customers for its reserved, delicate sweetness.

    西明寺栗をふんだんに使ったお菓子屋さんです。 大福は400円、パイ包みは相場で変動して、1個800-900円くらいです。 なかなか複数個は買えませんが、おいしかったです。

  • Kissa Milk House
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
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    Akita Daisen-shi Omagari Nakadorimachi 9-20
    A coffee shop in the Hanabidori Shopping Arcade in Omagarinakador-machi, Daisen City. Their teppan grill menu includes their specialty Napolitan pasta which has remained unchanged since their founding over 40 years ago. Other popular menu items including their Omagari Firework Parfait which has beautiful firework style decorations can be enjoyed with a cup of coffee.

    老舗の伝統ある喫茶店で、とても雰囲気の良いお店です。ドリンク、フードともメニューが充実してます。コーヒーは深みとコクがありとても美味しかった。サンドイッチ系やデザート系もオススメです。

  • Tsujiya Nakadori Main Shop
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    3.5
    2 Reviews
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    Akita Daisen-shi Omagari Nakadorimachi 1-20
    A Japanese confectioner on Tsutsudon Tamachan-dori Street in Omagarinakadori-machi, Daisen City. They sell sweets including the traditional Tofu Kamaboko made with tofu and white fish using a technique that has been passed down for 150 years over five generations and their specialty Tsujiya Sanbai Mochi which offers a mouthfeel midway between mochi rice dumplings and yokan jelly. Their Tofu Kamaboko and Sanbai Mochi can be purchased in any assortment you choose.

    秋田大曲のお菓子が多々あります。とうふかまぼこ、とうふカステラに三杯もちは今回初めて知ったお菓子。もちろん伝統あるお菓子だけではありません。大曲花火男最中はかわいらしいデザインが印象的なだけでなく、最中の皮と餡が別々になっていて自分で餡をつめるという最中でした。

  • Yukarido Confectionery Ekidori Branch
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Akita Pref. Sembokushi Kakunodatemachi Nakasugazawa 92-29
    This is a Japanese confectionery shop along Prefectural Route 250 in Nakasugazawa, Kakunodate-machi, Semboku City. They have a wide variety of their flagship product karinto fried treats with different shapes, flavors, and textures. They also have other sweets like Kakunodate's famous morokoshi (Indian millet), kinako-bo (roasted soy flour sticks), senbei crackers, manju and yokan.

    名物は、落ち葉かりんとう。種類がいくつかあって、お勧めはそれらを詰め合わせたバラエティの袋。ザラメがまぶしてあるのに、ピリ辛味が仕込ませてあったり、色々楽しめます。

  • Restaurant Kitagura
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    Akita Pref. Sembokushi Kakunodatemachitamachikamichou 11-1
    This is a restaurant remodeled from a warehouse built in 1919, with an attractive subdued modern-retro atmosphere. One can enjoy coffee and a menu with locally-produced rice grown with few pesticides and fresh vegetables. The daily special lunch, available weekdays, is particularly popular. In the grounds of the “Akita Kakunodate Nishinomiyake” samurai residence, one can enjoy walking around Japanese-style sweet cafes and artifact exhibition spaces. Access from Kakunodate Station.

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Famed for its sake and samurai, Akita prefecture offers quintessential Japanese culture in a non-touristy setting. Alongside the celebrated rice paddies and historical sites of the region lies dramatic natural scenery in the form of the rugged coastline of the Oga Peninsula and the Dakigaeri Gorge, best visited in autumn, when the leaves begin to change color.

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