Spots in Kitakata Area

  • Shingu Kumano-jinja Shrine
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    4.5
    44 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Pref. Kitakatashi Keitokumachishingu Kumano 2258
    A Shinto shrine built in the late Heian period located in Kitakata City, Fukushima Prefecture. The front shrine, known as the Kumano-jinja Nagatoko, is designated a National Important Cultural Property, while the beautiful gingko trees in front of this shrine have been designated Natural Monuments by the city of Kitakata. In fall during the autumn foliage season, the shrine's grounds are covered with golden leaves, attracting large numbers of visitors.

    The history of the shrine can be traced back to the twelfth century when the local feudal lord invited the three sacred shrines of Kumano to this site. Upon approaching the shrine from the main torii...

  • Roadside Station Kita no Sato
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    3.5
    31 Reviews
    Transportation
    Fukushima Pref. Kitakatashi Matsuyamamachitorimiyama Three town stroll 5598-1
    This Roadside Station is along National Route 121 in Sanchobu Torimiyama, Matsuyama-cho, Kitakata City. It has a wide range of facilities such as a restaurant serving Kitakata Ramen and original Kitakata Ramen Burger, and shops selling local delicacies, as well as the onsen facility Kura no Yu. There is also Nakayama Forest Park Morikko no Sato with a campground.

    物産館のみ利用しました。店内は薄暗く、市販の商品が目立ちました。地元ならではの商品n扱いが少ないです。

  • Yamatogawa Sake Brewery Northern Museum
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    4.0
    43 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Pref. Kitakatashi Teramachi 4761
    Established in 1790, this is an old sake brewery shop. Various sake making tools are displayed in the oldest warehouse, “Edo Warehouse”, built during the Edo period. You can also see in part how sake was made in those days. In the shop on the premises there is a sake tasting corner where you can taste over 10 different kinds of Yauemon rice wine for free. You can enjoy tasting as well as purchasing the sake which has been made from chosen local ingredients for local consumption.

    This is an old brewery established in the late eighteenth century. They have moved their brewery to outside the city center and the old brewery has now become a shop with a museum displaying sake...

  • Kitakata Kura no Sato
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    4.0
    39 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Pref. Kitakatashi Oshikiri 2-109
    Kitakata Kura no Sato was created to communicate kurazukuri (warehousing) culture to the next generation. On the expansive 4,500 square meter lot, there are the misegura (shop dwellings), misogura (miso storehouse), and kurazashiki (city storehouse) centered around the garden, recreating Japan’s ancient landscape. Kitakata specialties and souvenirs are available for purchase at the “Kyu-kanbokuke Misegura”, formerly a drapery store. Try out a challenging quiz on Kitakata Kura no Sato, and receive a gift to remember your trip.

    This is an open air museum displaying various types of Kura buildings, relocated to this site. There are rice storage vaults, sake brewery, private residence and merchant shop to name a few, all in a...

  • Aizu Kitakata Ramen-kan
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    4.0
    9 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Pref. Kitakatashi Umetake 1
    A food shop and restaurant facility located in Kitakata City, Fukushima Prefecture. In addition to a being able to buy over 40 varieties of ramen here, you can also eat ramen on-site in an old-fashioned area modeled after Japan's ramen street stalls of old. The facility also provides factory tours during which visitors can watch ramen being made-reservations only accepted weekdays.

    こういうお店大好きなんです。ラーメンが大好きなものでして。また、仲間にも、ラーメン好きがいっぱいいて、お土産にもってこいなんです。そんなに高くないし。喜ばれるもので。何回行ってもいいですね。

  • Bannai Shokudo
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukushima Pref. Kitakatashi Hosoda 7230
    A ramen shop located in Hosoda, Kitakata City. The restaurant’s shina soba with thick crimp noodles in a light pork bone broth and homemade tender, stewed homemade roast pork has been very much enjoyed by patrons of the restaurant for a long time. It is a famous ramen shop considered to be one of the big three local ramen shops in Japan.
  • Wakaki Shoten
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    4.0
    17 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Kitakata-shi 3-4786
    "This venerable soy sauce and miso maker dates back to the Edo period. They've used all-natural local ingredients ever since their founding in 1755, making miso and soy sauce that can be eaten with peace of mind. The corner shop has a modern Western design that uses the same ornamental tiles as the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo. Behind it there are still eight old warehouses used to store materials and tools. The shop's flagship ""Wakaki Tennen Jozo Shoyu"" soy sauce is made from local soybeans fermented in wooden tanks and aged for two years. It offers a traditional aromatic flavoring for sushi and sashimi."

    超レトロです。素敵です。江戸時代の創業のようです。見るだけでも惚れ惚れしてしまいます。お土産屋さんも併設されているようです。

  • Kitakata City Museum of Art
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    3.5
    8 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukushima Kitakata-shi Oshikiri 2-2
    An art museum located in the Kitakata Kura-no-Sato (Warehouse Village) in Oshikiri 2-Chome, Kitakata City. Along with works by artists native to Kitakata and Aizu their collection also includes paintings, sculptures, and industrial art by other domestic and foreign artists. There isn't a permanent exhibit but rather special exhibitions displaying part of the collection that change over throughout the year.

    蔵の街にふさわしいレンガ造りの美術館です。入館料かかりますが、そんな高くありませんので、ぜひ、見てください。レンガの建物がすごく素敵ですから。

  • Makoto Shokudo
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukushima Pref. Kitakatashi Otadukimichishita 7116
    Kitakata City is famous as the home of Kitakata ramen, one of Japan’s three most popular varieties ramen. Makoto Shokudo, located in Otazukimichishita and established in 1947, is so popular customers wait in line for its ramen despite a plethora of choices in Hakata. The restaurant’s casual atmosphere will make you feel as if you’re in a regular Japanese home. Customer’s love Makoto’s meat-based broth and tirelessly delicious chewy crimped noodles, one of the distinctive features of Kitakata ramen. One of the restaurant’s hidden gems is its popular sauce katsu deep fried pork cutlets, and many customers come here just to eat some.
  • Ramen Kiichi
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukushima Pref. Kitakatashi Sekishibamachikamitakahitai Sakaida 635-7
    A ramen restaurant located in Kitakata City, Fukushima Prefecture. Enwrapped in the restaurant's laid-back atmosphere, you can enjoy the uniquely springy noodles of the Takasui Hirauchi-men or the handmade noodles of the soy-sauce based Jukusei Shoyu Ramen. The restaurant's shio (salt) ramen is particularly popular due to the excellent balance between the light flavor of the broth and the toppings.
  • Kitakata Zohin Art Museum
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    3.0
    4 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukushima Kitakata-shi Umetake 7294-4
    This brick-built art museum stands out in the Kitakata urban area. Found across from the city hall, it has a collection of about 700 pieces of art carefully collected by local farm and merchant families. The gallery extends from the first to third floors, and offers a chance to see pottery from private collections, lacquerware from Aizu and the rest of Japan, paintings and calligraphic work, and more. The Imari ware collection, which ranges from the Edo period to modern work, is a must see. There are many other items well worth seeing such as the Makie collection and the maps of the Aizu Wakamatsu castle town.

    喜多方はどこに行っても蔵造りです。周りの景観に合わせてのことですが、それがまた、よく調和されています。見事です。そして素敵です。喜多方は。で、この美術館ですが、地元の人のコレクションの陶磁器などの美術品を多数、集めたものです。中身の展示品も素敵ですが、外の建物も素敵です。

  • Kita no Hana Shuzojo Sake Brewery
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    5.0
    2 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Kitakata-shi Maeda 4924
    "This sake brewery created the label Hoshi Masamune in 1919, and after the Second World War was revived with the release of Kita no Hana. It now bears the name of Kitakata's youngest brewery, a town which has long been known for its sake making traditions. The water is clean, clear spring water bubbling up from a bedrock aquifer fed from the Iide mountain range, which has supported sake brewing for some 500 years. Their junmai daiginjo, brewed using Fukushima's Yume Kobo yeast, is a soft, full flavored sake. Their primary goal with the name Kita no Hana is to evoke their community of Kitakata, a famous sake town, and to help bring a bit of joy to people's lives through the Hana character (meaning both ""flower"" and ""splendor"")."

    喜多方市の主催で、酒造り講座と言うのがあり、約半年間この酒蔵に通って、習いました。米を洗うところから始まって,麹の造り方や仕込みなど、全工程を学びます。 杜氏さんにはいろいろ教えて頂きました。 最後に出来上がった大吟醸に、自分で考えたラベルを張って持ち帰ります。 今まで飲んだ日本酒で一番美味しい酒でした。

  • Kai Residence
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Pref. Kitakatashi 1-4611
    An old Japanese kura warehouse and estate located in Kitakata City, Fukushima Prefecture which once belonged to the Kai family of wealthy merchants. Notable for its black mortar, the estate is said to be the largest in the city. Visitors can view rare and valuable architectural examples and artifacts which belonged to the family, such as a 169 square meter tatami mat room and a folding screen decorated with gold leaf. The residence was designated a National Tangible Cultural Property in 2001.

    蔵屋敷の住居部分です。旧ということなので、今は住居にはなっていないようですね。旧家はいろいろ守っていくものが多くて住んでいくのは大変なんでしょうが、憬れますね。こういうお家は。文化財としてこういうお家は皆で守っていきたいですね。

  • Oki Kannon-do Joan-ji Temple
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Kitakata-shi Shiokawamachi Otaki Tsukada 3281-1
    This is the first temple on the Aizu 33 Temple Pilgrimage, a registered Japan Heritage. This Kannon-do hall in the temple precincts of Shingon-shu school Kobaizan Joan-ji temple enshrines a statue of the 11-Faced Kannon, once owned by someone called Millionaire Joan. The current hall was apparently rebuilt between 1598-1601 after the original was burned by soldiers of the Date clan in 1589. This place still resonates with the ancient echoes of the faith of Aizu, said to be the first place in the Tohoku region where the culture of Buddhism flourished.

    御本尊は十一面観音 御詠歌は「万代の願い大木の観世音 あの世とともに救け給えや」 立派な仁王門もあって会津三十三観音巡りの出発の御堂にふさわしい

  • Urushi Museum
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukushima Pref. Kitakatashi Higashimachi 4109
    A lacquerware gallery museum located in Kitakata City, Fukushima Prefecture. Operating out of an old detached residence which once belonged to a local wealthy landowner, the gallery displays lacquerware vessels and utensils. The gallery also exhibits tools used to harvest lacquer and create lacquerware, and visitors can learn how Japanese lacquerware is made. Lacquerware is available for sale in a detached building off of the main gallery, and you can also find local craft souvenirs here as well.

    入場料、大人一人300円でした。漆器の展示、漆器の作り方、漆作りの道具の展示がありました。器作りに興味のある人にはおもしろい、と思います。

  • Brewery Classic (Oharashuzo Co., Ltd.)
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukushima Pref. Kitakatashi Minamimachi 2846
    This brewery is located about five minutes by car from Kitakata Station. Founded in 1717, it has operated for over 290 years in storehouse-district, Kitakata City, making it quite the established brewery. In addition to using spring water from Mt. Iide, they play classical music by Mozart throughout the process, from making the moromi (unrefined sake) to fermentation to create their famous “Music Sake.” In particular, their “Daiginjo Symphony Classic” won a special honors award in the Japan liquor contest in 2015—it features a mature, full taste with depth, and is very popular. They also offer free tours of the brewing process.
  • Syokudou Hasegawa
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    4.0
    33 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukushima Pref. Kitakatashi Arai 6
    Syokudou Hasegawa is one of most well-known places for kitakata ramen, offering original soup flavors, miso ramen with homemade lard, and shoyu-shio (soy and salt) ramen topped only with leeks. Its chashu ramen, with Japan-grown boned rib pork boiled to perfection, is popular too. On weekends, they also offer a Kurohasegawa dish that drops the black curtain.

    Hasegawa reopen now! We didn’t know the renewal of this ramen restaurant. It’s different from previous Hasegawa, taste looks different, staff changed. Although fine ramen, we love it. During GW they...

  • Kitakata Kurazashiki Art Gallery
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Fukushima Pref. Kitakatashi 3-4844
    An art museum adjacent to the Sasaya Hotel in 3 Chome Kitakata City. The hotel storehouse—originally constructed in 1891—was reformed into this museum. Over 100 works of art are on display—paintings, books, and ceramics that are mainly the work of Yumeji Takehisa, a painter and art dealer who lodged here thanks to his connection with the third landlord.
  • Okuya Peanut Factory
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukushima Pref. Kitakatashi Tenmanmae 8930
    Okuya Peanut Factory is famous for its Royal Peanut soft-serve ice cream made fresh every morning with Aizu-grown peanuts. The peanuts are crushed with the skins, and the ice cream served at a perfect almost-melting temperature. They also offer wholesale bean sweets, including Okuya specialty Hanayome Amanatto sugared red beans or Kentamame mixed nuts. Their Kogen no Tsuyu, made with large, moist, sweetened scarlet runner beans are a real hit. It’s five minutes’ walk from JR Kitakata station.
  • Kura
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukushima Pref. Kitakatashi 1-4646
    A Japanese-style cafe located in Kitakata City, Fukushima Prefecture. Operating out of a remodeled old Japanese kura warehouse, the establishment has a stately atmosphere, and here you can enjoy charcoal roasted coffee. The restaurant's coffee is also made with underground spring water from the foot of Mt. Ide, giving it a refreshing, clear flavor. Thanks to the thick walls of the kura, the establishment is comfortably cool even on the hottest of summer days.

    味わいのある蔵の喫茶店です。昭和の雰囲気。炭火ブレンドコーヒーが美味しいです。普通のブレンドはモカベースなのか酸味がありました。ケーキセットがありますが、スーパーとかである普通のケーキです。コーヒー単品でいいかも。蔵の雰囲気を味わうにはとてもいいと思います。メインストリートにあるので、休憩にもいいです。

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