Gourmet / Alcohol Spots in Yamanashi Area

  • Gateway Fujiyama Mt. Fuji Station Shop
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Pref. Fujiyoshidashi Kamiyoshida 2-5-1Q-STA1F
    Located in Kawaguchiko Station, the starting point for Mr. Fuji sightseeing, Gateway Fujiyama Mt. Fuji Station Shop lets you enjoy Yoshida udon and other local cuisine made with local ingredients, all while gazing at Mt. Fuji. Also, there are unique Mt. Fuji goods that you can't find anywhere else.
  • Koshu Hoto Kosaku (Yamanakako Restaraunt)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunyamanakakomura Yamanaka 234
    This restaurant located in Yamanakako Village, Minamitsuru County, Yamanashi Prefecture specializes in koshu hoto, the regional delicacy of Yamanashi. The hoto offered by the restaurant is notable for being made with plentiful amounts of Japanese pumpkin, potatoes, taro, leek, and other vegetables and for the springy texture of their carefully-crafted noodles. Each serving of hoto is cooked upon the order in an iron pot so assure it arrives at the customer's table steaming hot.
  • Koshu Hoto Kosaku Lake Kawaguchi Branch
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunfujikawaguchikomachi Funatsu 1638-1
    Located along Prefectural Route 707 south of Lake Kawaguchi in Funatsu, Fujikawaguchiko Town, this shop specializes in a dish called “hoto.” The chewy hoto noodles along with the vegetable-base soup stock and original locally farmed miso are boiled one by one in an iron pot to create the finished dish. There are plenty of varieties as well, including the popular “pumpkin hoto” as well as “pork hoto” and “azuki (red bean) hoto.”
  • Specialty Houtou Fudou Higashi koiji Store
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunfujikawaguchikomachi Funatsu Koiji 2458
    Even among the number of “Houtou Fudou” stores which this chain has around Lake Kawaguchi, the Higashi koiji store among others has the most characteristic appearance. There are roughly 300 seats available within the white round building which is similar to a snow dome, so even large numbers of people can feel relieved and use it with confidence. The miso base soup which has been flavored with the savory taste of vegetables and mushrooms has a gentle flavor which goes very well with the homemade noodles.
  • Speciality Houtoh Fudo Lake Kawaguchi North Main Store
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunfujikawaguchikomachi Kawaguchi 707
    This is a specialty hoto noodle restaurant located in the northeast area of Lake Kawaguchi. Visitors can enjoy a relaxing meal in the warm atmosphere of traditional folk-style restaurant. There is something simple and warming about firm homemade noodles with pumpkin, edible wild plants, and mushrooms and the taste of the foothills of Mt. Fuji. The flavor is outstanding.
  • Tenka Chaya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunfujikawaguchikomachi Kawaguchi 2739
    Located in one of the Fujimi Sankei (three best viewpoints of Mt. Fuji), this teahouse established in 1934 has long been popular as a spot to enjoy a landscape of Mt. Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi. Due to the teahouse's association with Dazai Osamu, its second floor serves as the Dazai Osamu Literary Memorial Room. Their hoto noodle hotpot featuring copious amounts of stewed vegetables and homemade noodles finished with locally-made miso paste was beloved by both Dazai Osamu and Ibuse Masuji.
  • Kiyosato Terrace
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Pref. Hokutoshi Oizumichounishide 8240-1 Kiyosato San Medozu
    This scenic terrace is located at the peak of Sun Meadows Kiyosato, the highest place in the Kiyosato area. The amazing views that it offers from an altitude of 1,900 meters are truly exhilarating. The terrace's luxurious and spacious sofas and tables makes their cafe's parfaits, gelatos, freshly-made coffee, and smoothies even more delicious.
  • Hotokura Funari Kawaguchiko Restaurant
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Minamitsuru-gun Fujikawaguchikomachi Funatsu 6931
  • Koshu Hoto Kosaku Isawa Station Street Shop
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Pref. Fuefukishi Isawachoukubonakajima 73-3
    This is one branch of a popular chain of local cuisine restaurants in Yamanashi and Nagano. The most popular dish, the pumpkin hoto noodle stew is the basis for Koshu hoto stew. With one bite, the sweetness of the pumpkin and the flavour of the stock will fill your mouth. Hoto with game such as soft-shelled turtle or bear, chilled hoto only available seasonally and oyster hoto are all superb.
  • Nakamura Farm
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Pref. Hokutoshi Takanechouhigashide 4986-524
    This is a poultry farm near the entrance of Yatsugatake-ohashi Bridge, growing original Kaijishamo chickens, and Koshu Hootoshidori fowl, a domestically unusual helmeted guinea fowl, and an endorsed brand of poultry in Yamanashi Prefecture. There is a combined restaurant and shop and in the restaurant visitors can enjoy meals made from eggs and chicken meat of which the farm is proud, such as yakitori, bowls of chicken and egg on rice, and liver dishes and so on. The shop sells fresh eggs collected that morning, chicken meat, and other agricultural products.
  • Bonchi Shokudo
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Pref. Kaishi Tomitakeshinden 457-1
    Called the holy land of big portions, Bonchi Shokudo is a popular and highly-rated shop where you can enjoy surprisingly large portions and a familiar menu of fried chicken rice bowl, fried rice, and pork cutlet rice bowl. Every dish features a surprising volume even at regular size. But it tastes good enough that you'll be able to finish a large.
  • PAPER MOON
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunyamanakakomura Hirano 481-1
    This quiet and relaxed cafe and sundries shop just for adults on the shore of Lake Yamanaka lies off the beaten path. It offers items such as dried flowers and antique goods, as well as a selection of cakes which are also available as takeout. Children under the age of 10 years old are not welcome here.
  • Okuto Handmade Soba Noodles Honten Kokubo Store
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Pref. Koufushi Kokubo 7-5-12
    Opened in 1913, this well-established soba noodle restaurant is known as the creator of Kofu chicken motsuni offal stew. It is proud of its hand-made noodles using buckwheat flour from Horokanai in Hokkaido and Fuji water drawn from deep underground that go perfectly with the semi-cooked dipping sauce containing bonito flakes and konbu kelp. The restaurant’s most famous dish, the Kofu chicken motsuni stew. contains chicken offal such as liver, heart and ovaries simmered in sugar and soy sauce for a habit-forming dish with a sweet and spicy rich flavour and an unusual mouth feel with each different type of offal.
  • Chuka Soba Uezu
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Pref. Nakakomagunshouwachou Shimizuarai 59-1 Sunshine Hiraiwa 103
    Eating at this ramen shop, amongst Yamanashi's most famous, often requires waiting in line. In addition to ramen, the shop also offers authentic tsukemen (dipping noodles). Their rich pork bone and seafood dipping sauce clings to their thick-cut noodles, creating an elegant flavor that's delicious to the last bite. The shop's ramen and roast pork on rice are also very popular.
  • Menkyo kaiden
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Pref. Fujiyoshidashi Kamiyoshida 849-1
    Boasting an exquisite stock and supple Yoshida udon, Menkyokaiden is a shop where even female customers can comfortably stop in alone, popular for its reasonable prices and its cozy atmosphere. Recommended is the yokubari udon with wakame kelp, beef, chikuwa tempura, and fried bean curd-crispy tempura and thoroughly flavorful fried bean curd make for a delicious meal.
  • Koshu Hoto Kosaku (Kofu Station Restaurant)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Pref. Koufushi Marunouchi 1-7-2
    Hoto noodles, a regional cuisine of Kai province, are thought to have been popularized due their use as field rations? by samurai warlord Takeda Shingen. Their high vegetable content is believed to give people beautiful skin and help prevent cancer. Located in front of Kofu Station, this hoto noodle shop, part of a chain, is popular not just for the taste of its hoto noodles as well as its convenient location.
  • Hotokura Funari Fruit Line Restaurant
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Pref. Yamanashishi Manriki 1091
    This restaurant established in 1979 is popular for their golden hoto noodles made exclusively with ingredients sourced from Yamanashi Prefecture. It even won first place at the Shosenkyo Gorge Hoto Noodle Competition three years in a row. Their exquisite premium golden hoto noodles luxuriously combine their famous golden hoto noodles with boiled abalone, a Yamanashi Prefecture delicacy.
  • Sobadokoro Sanbuichi
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi prefecture Hokuto-shi Karaba 292-1
    This handmade soba noodle restaurant adjoins Sanbuichi Spring, designated as one of the100 best water sites in Japan (Ministry of the Environment). The shop is a single story building with a spacious, relaxed atmosphere inside. The soba noodles are made using local buckwheat flour. You can enjoy lots of seasonal foods such as sansai (wild edible plants) tempura. In the spring you can try Japanese angelica-tree and fukinoto (edible flower bud of the fuki plant). They also have wine from Yamanashi Prefecture, local sake and beer.
  • Fujisan Yoshidaguchi Climbing Trail Naka no Chaya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Pref. Fujiyoshidashi Kamiyoshida 5601-1
    In between the Umagaeshi point and the climbing gate of Kitaguchihongu Fuji Sengen-jinja Shrine, this tea house sells light meals like dumplings, and provides tourist information. Around the facilities are National Natural Monuments and a cluster of fuji-zakura (otome-zakura) cherry trees-which have been designated as Fujiyoshida City's official flower-so it is now known for its flowers. The Fujizakura Festival is held during Fuji-zakura cherry tree's peak season in early May, to the delight of many hanami visitors.
  • Sennin-goya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yotei Prefecture Hochi-shi Oizumi vill Nishiide 6924-2
    Providing season-conscious meals of wild vegetables, fish, mushroom, and matagi (traditional hunters) cuisine, all from fresh natural ingredients picked that day; Sennin-goya is log cabin-style restaurant that sits gracefully along the Yatsugatake Kogen Line. They also hold a Sennin School in which you can taste in-season ingredients you picked yourself. For the school, you must make a reservation one week before it starts.

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Yamanashi prefecture is the proud home of one of Japan’s most celebrated icons: Mount Fuji. Although the mountain straddles both Yamanashi and Shizuoka, the most breathtaking views of Fuji-san can be seen from the Fuji Five Lakes north of the mountain in Yamanashi prefecture. The plethora of outdoor activities in and around the lakes all have the benefit of the country’s highest mountain as their backdrop, and we can assure you that it is an unforgettable sight.

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