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Gourmet / Alcohol Spots in Narita / Sakura Area

  • Kintoki no Amataro
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    4.0
    49 Reviews
    Shopping
    Chiba Pref. Naritashi Hanazakichou 527
    This obanyaki treat specialty shop is on the approach to Naritasan Shinshoji Temple. Their Amataro-yaki features their own thin, crispy crust and is packed with homemade bean paste. They sell adzuki an (red bean paste) and shiro-an (white bean paste) varieties, and they're a popular snack with visitors walking to and from the temple.

    This is the best red bean bun I have tried in Japan. The red/white bean filling is delicious, soft and sweet. The filling is very full; the bun is very fulfilling. It is of course best to eat it when...

  • Goto Dangoya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Naritashi Kamichou 499
    Goto Dangoya sells Dango (rice dumplings) along the approach to Naritasan Shinshoji Temple in Kami-cho in the city of Narita. It is a teahouse with a long history, having been founded in 1845. Every morning, a mortar and pestle is used to pound the day's Mochi (rice paste), and the roasted Dango are then basted with a secret dipping sauce to create Yakidango, which are just one of the sweets that the shop sells. It has a tatami room furnished with low tea tables and is fine place for visitors to the temple to stop off and rest.
  • Sakekasu Shizen Kobo Fukuchan no Pan
    Shopping
    Chiba Pref. Katorigunkouzakimachi Kouzakihonjuku 639-6
    Sakekasu Shizen Kobo Fukuchan no Pan is a bakery located along the Tone Suigo Line Highway in Kozaki Honshuku in the town of Kozaki in Katori County. It makes bread dough using natural leavening derived from the sake lees that result from the sake brewing process at Terada Honke, a brewery located in Kozaki Town. It also makes and sells soy milk bread, made with soy milk from the tofu shop Tsuki no Tofu, also located in Kozaki Town.
  • Surugaya
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    4.5
    162 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Naritashi Nakamachi 359
    This eel vendor is near the main gate of Naritasan Shinshoji Temple. They roast kyosui eel raised in the Oigawa River, fed by water from the Southern Japan Alps, over binchotan charcoal, brushed with a secret sauce made with fine varieties of soy sauce and mirin cooking sake. Dishes include eel served marinated on rice, kabayaki style, and shirayaki style. Other cuisine features carp and suigo (riverside district) fowl.

    Unagi and rice was excellent. We were happy to be taken there by our Narita guide as it is a place he only visits once a year with his wife. It’s that special! Price was Yen3000 for an Unajudon which...

  • Matabee (Naritasan Monzen Branch)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Naritashi Nakamachi 361
    This shop in Narita City, Chiba Prefecture specializes in freshwater fish. They manufacture and sell tsukudani preserved fish and sweet stewed kanroni fish made the old-fashioned way. Their tsukudani made with goby, stone moroko, and other fish stewed in their special sauce is popular for home use and as a gift. You can dine on eel in their restaurant, too.
  • Ristorante CASTELLO
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    4.0
    58 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Sakurashi Usui 1567-2
    This Italian restaurant is on Prefectural Route 64 in Sakura City. They offer daily multi-course meal specials featuring vegetables from their own garden and carefully selected ingredients, as well as about 4,000 wines. They have three multi-course lunch options where you can choose the pasta and main dish. It's a good place for a relaxed meal away from the daily grind.

    It has been too long since I was at Castello. Lunch there yesterday with my staff was outstanding. Even though we selected the smallest and cheapest course, it was more than enough. Always...

  • Kawatoyo Honten
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    4.0
    362 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Naritashi Nakamachi 386
    It is a long-established eel restaurant located on the road approaching Naritasan Shinshoji Temple. Every day, it is crowded with customers who come aiming to eat eel. The secret sauce enhances the flavor of the eel which has been gently grilled with proficient skill to retain a full texture: the secret sauce has continued to be added to the eel extract since the establishment of the business in 1910 during the Meiji period. The interior of the store is a place you can feel relieved as if you had come back to the countryside. Please be advised that seats cannot be guaranteed by making a reservation.

    Good lunch with unagi. A tad bit bony. Very crowded on a Sunday afternoon but fast moving. Be careful heading downstairs if you choose to sit upstairs.

  • Oryzae (inside the Roadside Station Hakko-no-Sato Kozaki)
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Katorigunkouzakimachi Matsuzaki 855
    A restaurant serving dishes made with fresh vegetables and fermented foods. Oryzae is dedicated to creating foods making use of A. oryzae koji mold, used in fermentation and a traditional part of Japanese food culture and flavor. Situated inside Roadside Station Hakko-no-Sato Kozaki, the restaurant’s most popular item is its reasonably priced pork sautéed with miso and koji, which comes with cold tofu, a small side dish, pickles, rice, and miso soup. Other menu options include the fermented set meal, ladies’ lunch, and children’s lunch, making Oryzae a perfect dining destination for the whole family.

    道の駅に併設されているレストランです。大根おろしに塩麹が入っているのですが、とんかつのボリュームと比べると大根おろしの量がとても少なかったのが残念でした。

  • Tsuki no Tofu
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    5.0
    2 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Katorigunkouzakimachi Kouzakihonjuku 2055
    A shop making select tofu using local Kozaki soybeans and spring water. Many of the shop’s products are so renowned they sell out early each day. In Kozaki, unaltered, heirloom soybeans are grown which are characterized by their strong fragrance and sweet flavor. Meanwhile, Kozaki spring water is rich in minerals. Tsuki no Tofu uses these and two types of nigari bittern depending on the product to create tofu with a conspicuously prominent and delicious soybean flavor.

    大豆と水、にがりにこだわって作られたお豆腐です。甘くて、まろやかな絹豆腐と、がんもがおいしかったです。電話で予約してから買いに行きました。

  • Narita Yume Bokujo Yakushi-do-mae Shop
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    3.5
    21 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Naritashi Kamichou 562
    Since 1887, Narita Yume Bokujo has created dairy products known for making you rediscover just how delicious dairy can be. This shop, located in front of the Yakushi-do and directly operated by Narita Yume Bokujo, specializes in selling Makiba no Yume homemade cheesecake. The shop’s soft serve ice cream and cheese bread are also popular.

    やはり暑い日は食べたくなりますね、ソフトクリームが 成田ゆめ牧場の看板を見るとより美味しく感じました。

  • Cafe Sucre OCH SLAPPNA
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    4.5
    2 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Sakurashi Jounaichou 91-11
    Cafe Sucre Och Slappna is a cafe located along National Route 296 in Jonai-cho in the city of Sakura. The interior is decorated in northern European style, and it serves freshly baked waffles, hamburgers, dry curry, and northern European cuisine, including a lunch menu that changes daily and fine cakes. Slappna, a shop that sells accessories, dishes, and other sundries, is also located in the building.

    先日友人の誕生日で、その子がワッフル大好きなので、初めて行ってみました!とても温かみのあるお店で、内装もとってもオシャレでした♪( ´θ`)ノ もちろんワッフルも美味しかったです!!前日の予約でしたが、お誕生日プレートもご用意して頂きました! 素敵な誕生日になりましたー 食器もどれもセンスが良く、欲しくなっちゃいました^_^

  • Kikuya Japanese Cuisine
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    4.5
    132 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Naritashi Nakamachi 385
    A Japanese restaurant located along the Omotesando (temple approach) to Narita-san Shinsho-ji Temple in Nakamachi, Narita City. The restaurant serves all sorts of set meals, formal meals, individual dishes and course meals, as well as unagi-ju and unagi-don (types of eel on rice dishes) using domestically sourced eel and naturally sourced eel on rice depending on the season. The restaurant has honorably received the Imperial chrysanthemum emblem from Shinsho-ji Temple which has been used as the current restaurant name since from at least the Tenpo period.

    Stopped by for dinner on a Thursday night and there was no wait. Walked right in and were greeted by warm and friendly English speaking staff. We LOVE eel and were excited to eat at a restaurant that...

  • Pizzeria Positano
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    4.0
    26 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Naritashi Hanazakichou 533
    Just one minute's walk from Narita Station in Hanazaki-cho in the city of Narita, Pizzeria Positano specializes in pizza. In addition to Neapolitan pizza, including the Margherita variety, the restaurant serves pasta along with wine, coffee, or other drinks.You can take away pizza and drinks.

    Pizzeria Positano was a great find in the village of Narita, about 15 minutes from the airport. It is very close to the central train station. This is a tiny place, you may miss it. You need to go...

  • Chez Mura French restaurant
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    5.0
    7 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Sakurashi Omotechou 3-1-5
    Chez Mura is a French restaurant located in Omote-cho, Sakura City, around one minute’s walk from the North Exit of Sakura Station. The restaurant serves French cuisine made using Hokusohana beef produced locally in Sakura, fresh fish and seafood purchased from the Tsukiji fish market, locally-grown organic vegetables, etc. For lunch, there are three set meals (including one that is only available on weekdays) that make extensive use of vegetables, or diners can order from the à-la-carte menu; for dinner, there are two set meals to choose from, as well as the “Chef’s Special” set meal, which requires advance reservation.

    家族の特別な日に予約のうえ、出かけます。コース料理もリーズナブルな価格で、都内なら1万円??という内容で、その半額でオッケーです。

  • Shimoda Koseido Pan Chaya
    Shopping
    Chiba Pref. Naritashi Kamichou 551
    Shimoda Koseido Pan Chaya is a bakery and café located on the avenue that leads up to the Narita-san Shinshoji Temple in Kamicho, Narita City. Besides the bread rolls, fried bread etc. which are prepared fresh every day, Shimoda Koseido Pan Chaya also sells soufflé cakes etc. One of the bakery’s most popular products is its “eel bread,” which as the name suggests contains eel, reflecting the fact that the building that Shimoda Koseido Pan Chaya occupies used to be an eel shop.
  • Zourokumochi Honpo Kimuraya
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    4.0
    16 Reviews
    Shopping
    Chiba Pref. Sakurashi Shinmachi 222-1
    About a 10-minute walk south from Keisei Sakura Station on the Keisei Line. This is the second location of Ginza Kimura, which began in 1882 and continues to maintain the traditions of Japanese confections. Each is made individually by hand. The “Zourokumochi” — red bean wafer cakes filled with mochi modeled as a tortoise shell—is a Sakura City classic. There is a rest area within the shop, so you can enjoy some sweets or tea on the spot.

    明治15年創業とのことですから、かなり歴史のあるお店ですね。立派な蔵造の建物です。お菓子もこの「蔵六餅」だけでなく、他にもいろんな種類があります.。老舗のお店です。歴史の街に合った、お店、そしてお菓子です。

  • Miyoshiya
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    4.5
    20 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Naritashi Nakamachi 386-2
    Remodeled in December 2016, Miyoshiya Is a tea house on the main path to Narita-san Shinsho-ji Temple. You can enjoy some relaxed sweets while gazing at the Japanese-style garden. The gentle sweet flavor of home-made omochi topped with soybean flour and Narita-grown peanut paste is popular. The cream anmitsu syrup-covered anko bean paste and cream mitsumame, a mixture of boiled beans with fruit pieces and syrup are also delicious options.

    Nestled in a small alleyway, it opens up to a doorway to an intricate Japanese garden setting which grows more magical under falling snow. The sweets, a mixture of traditional and the new, are...

  • Garden Cafe Mazmushi Coffee
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    4.5
    4 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Inzaishi Matsumushi 221
    Next to the Matsumushidera Temple, surrounded in lush nature of this rural town, the Garden Cafe Mazmushi Coffee is a great coffee shop for relaxing after a visit to the temple or a stroll. You can enjoy espressos, flavored lattes and other types of coffee here, a shop that focuses on freshness and high-quality coffee beans.

    The master at Mazmushi plays great music. He does is own roasting and produces amazing coffee. The place is funky and so cool. It is not like the rural/suburb that it is in. 400 yen a cup for...

  • le Temps d'or
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Naritashi Kamichou 507-2
    In 2004, Kintoki, a venerable Western-style restaurant dating back to 1927, was remodeled and reopened as Charles French Le Temps d'or. To the greatest possible extent, the menu items are made with vegetables grown organically in Chiba or Ibaraki prefectures, and the meat and fish are chosen at the market the same day to complement the menu, so that customers can enjoy safe and delicious meals. Ever since it opened, Le Temps d'or has had a pleasant, congenial atmosphere, making it not only a favorite among local people but a destination for people from far away.
  • NICO
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    3.5
    21 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Naritashi Koudunomori 3-38-1 Nemoto Building 1F
    Bisai Dining Nico is a popular restaurant that serves anti-aging cuisine centered on brown rice, vegetables, and tofu, but its most popular dish is fluffy pancakes made with ricotta cheese. Weekends are particularly busy, so reservations are recommended. Lunch, dinner, and the multi-course meals are all healthy and generously portioned, and the restaurant attracts a lot of repeat customers, especially for its multi-course meals.

    娘に誘ってもらい待ち合わせして行きました。食後のサプライズでお誕生日のお祝いをしてくれました。 パンケーキは美味しかったです(^^)

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The Boso Peninsula forms the main body of Chiba prefecture, and this is where you’ll find its endless warm water beaches and jagged mountains. Further inland, Naritaーmost famous as the home of Narita Airportーis a secret haven of tradition and history in the form of centuries-old Shinshoji Temple and quaint wooden Edo buildings. Chiba prefecture is also home to both Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea.

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