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  • Wasabien Kadoya
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    3.5
    53 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shizuoka Pref. Kamogunkawaduchou Nashimoto 371-1
    A restaurant located in Kawazu Town, Kamo County, Shizuoka Prefecture offering real fresh wasabi prepared by the owner, a wasabi farmer. The shop’s specialty fresh wasabi rice bowl has even been featured on popular food shows. This simple dish consists of plump cooked rice topped with katsuobushi bonito flakes and freshly grated wasabi and dribbled with soy sauce, allowing diners to enjoy the true flavor of the wasabi. The restaurant’s wasabi shochu liquor and soba noodles garnished with wasabi are also popular menu items. Situated close to the popular Kawazu Nanadaru Waterfalls tourist destination, an unending stream of sightseers stop by the restaurant before or after checking out the falls.

    The wasabi don is made famous by the lonely gourmand TV series in Japan. I watched the episode after planning the trip. We appeared to be the only foreigners on the two visits there. The fresh...

  • honohono cafe
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shizuoka Pref. Izushi Shuzenji 882-9
    Located on a backstreet of the Shuzenji hot spring town in Shizuoka Prefecture’s Izu City, this hideaway-like café has a simple yet elegant interior that catches the eye. The classic menu features chiffon cake that uses kurogome black rice, a specialty of Shuzenji, and it’s comforting gentle sweetness is appealing when taking a rest during a stroll. The Izu-gyu Hayashi Rice that is full of soft, stewed Izu-gyu beef is also popular. Guests can sit on the terrace seats with their pets and pets can also be brought into the café so long as they are in a carry case.
  • Nanaban
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shizuoka Pref. Izushi Shuzenji 761-1-3
    This soba restaurant which opened in 1953 in the Shuzenji district of Shizuoka Prefecture’s Ito City operates out of a home with a pure Japanese appearance. It is a popular restaurant with lines forming at peak time. Their standard menu is Zendera-soba, based on the meal one eats after fasting during Buddhist training, and this comes with an entire piece of fresh wasabi complete with leaves still on that is sourced from a farm. With the menu that allows guests to try both Mori-soba and Tororo-soba, enjoy an exquisite taste with various flavors by adding yakumi condiments (grated or chopped topping such as daikon, wasabi, ginger, green onion, red pepper) and sansai (edible wild plants).
  • Meshiya Mizu
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    4.0
    9 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shizuoka Pref. Izushi Shuzenji 765
    This restaurant in the Shuzenji district of Shizuoka Prefecture’s Ito City is attractive for its Japanese-style appearance that allows guests to sense its history and charm. It serves creative cuisine with an emphasis on the addition of vegetables to its arrangement of basic Japanese food. The menu which uses the local specialties of kurogome black rice and wasabi has quite a reputation. The Hanaguruma Bento kaiseki-style lunch, which is only available in limited quantities, and the Shuzenji Kaiko Soba are popular. Dinner is by reservation only.

    地元の方に勧められて入ったのですが、お店の雰囲気も良く、お食事も美味しかったです。品数も多く、楽しめました。女性客に人気です。

  • Kuraya Narusawa
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    4.0
    31 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shizuoka Pref. Izunokunishi Naka 272-1
    This tourist area next to the Nirayama Reverberatory Furnaces World Heritage Site in Shizuoka Prefecture’s Izunokuni City has various facilities on its grounds including a souvenir hall, tea plantation, local brewery and restaurant. The souvenir hall sells souvenirs in addition to the tea brand “Cha-no-An.” The restaurant that allows guests to enjoy grilled meat and vegetables along with the local Hansharo beer made with spring water is popular, and the scenery that takes in a view of the Reverberatory Furnaces and Mt. Fuji is a must-see. In the spring and fall, guests can experience picking tea leaves in the tea plantation.

    Getting all dressed up for picking tea leaves was definitely a highlight of my weekend in Shizuoka, and something you dont get to do very often even when youve been living in Japan for several...

  • Uohachi Sushi
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    4.0
    9 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shizuoka Pref. Kamogunhigashizuchou Inatori 371-4
    This sushi shop located approximately seven minutes on foot from Izu-Inatori Station is a famous shop that has been serving up kinmedai (red bream) nigiri sushi for over 30 years. Starting with the local Inatori kinmedai which is said to be particularly high quality even among Izu kinmedai, they also source wild local fish such as buri (yellowtail), hirame (flounder) and madai (another type of red sea bream) from a fishmarket that is within close walking distance. When the surface of the kinmedai is quickly seared, it takes on an exquisite taste that allows one to experience both the sweetness of the fat and the umami flavor. Enjoying sushi as a set with arajiru (fishhead soup made with kinmedai) is also popular.

    GW中の祝日に訪問。開店1時間前の10時に到着。駐車場にはまだ1台も停まってませんでした。車を停めさせてもらうとお店のご主人が出てこられ笑顔で出迎えてくれました。そんなに早く並ばなくても10時40分くらいに来れば大丈夫と思うよ、との事でしたので周りを散策しました。 念のため10時半過ぎに様子を見に行くと…お店の奥さん?が出て来られて、もう開けてるからどうぞ、との事でした。 すでに1組のお客さんが入...

  • Taste of Izu Nishiki
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    3.5
    41 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shizuoka Pref. Kamogunhigashizuchou Naramoto 971-35
    This restaurant which is approximately five minutes on foot from Izu-Atagawa Station is popular for their fresh seafood rice bowls based on fresh local fish, uni (sea urchin), and ikura (salmon roe) etc. unloaded at the Hokkawa fishing port. Of that menu, the most popular is the Aji-no-Tataki-don in which minced aji (horse mackerel) is heaped to a height of 12 centimeters on top of rice and seaweed. This is a splendid rice bowl that really allows one to taste the leeks, ginger, and Tosa soy sauce. Items such as the “Umi-no-Sachi-don” rice bowl with approximately 10 types of toppings and the ise-ebi (spiny lobster) sashimi are also popular. This is a popular restaurant with lines that often form on holidays.

    When it comes to serving sashimi, donburi, tempura dishes in the Atagawa area this is probably the place to go. Hot miso soup is actually served with funori or some other local seaweed. Youre...

  • Yamamomo Chaya
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    5.0
    2 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shizuoka Pref. Kamogunhigashizuchou Naramoto 119
    Using an old residence that is more than 250 years old and distinctive for its mud-walled construction and Namako-kabe (walls covered with square tiles jointed with raised plaster), this teahouse that also doubles as a lodge called Sakuemonyado is located in the Naramoto district of Shizuoka Prefecture’s Kamo County, Higashiizu Town. The store interior has an old nostalgic atmosphere with dirt floors and a sunken fireplace. As a shop to enjoy the local tradition of Yamaga cuisine, it serves up shishi-nabe hot pot, food made with deer meat, inaka udon, and soba. The Hera-hera Mochi sesame style miso sauce is also well-regarded, and the Yamamomo Teishoku set meal that comes with soba and tempura is also popular.

    山桃定食には梅酒が付いてきます。車で行ったので残念。とても美味しそうでした。どれも美味しいのですが、御新香など子供には向かない物もあります。たくあんは少し離れたところにある駐車場近くで干して作られているようです。丁寧な対応をして頂き、とてもくつろげました。

  • Izu no Sataro
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    4.0
    6 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shizuoka Pref. Izushi Yugashima 2859-29
    Close to Joren Falls in the tourist area of Yugashima in Shizuoka Prefecture’s Izu City, this is a restaurant in the style of an old home. The food uses boar meat such as Amagi’s famous product of Shishi-nabe (boar meat hot pot), and guests can enjoy tasting the products of Izu’s mountain and sea. The popular menu item is the Amagi-don rice bowl topped with plenty of grilled boar meat and covered in a special sauce. There is also plenty of other variety such as the Shishi-nabe set meal with miso sauce, the Koyo-don rice bowl topped with deer meat, and handmade soba. The spacious interior has both table seats and tatami floor seating, and patrons can relax and enjoy a meal either before or after sightseeing at the falls.

    中伊豆で昼食するとしたらと、あれこれ計画練っていてジビエ料理にしようということでこちらのお店に決めました。二人でそれぞれ天城郷土料理セットの猪と鹿をオーダーしてシェアし合いながら食べました。セットにはプラス100円で味噌汁も追加できます。お肉は秘伝の甘辛いタレで味付けされた焼肉にキノコや筍など山野菜が豊富に入った食べ応えある内容でした。これにミニわさび丼が付きます。古民家風のレストランで雰囲気もあ...

  • Bokunenjin
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shizuoka Pref. Izushi Shuzenji 3451-40
    This famous soba shop located close by the sightseeing spot of Chikurin-no-Komichi in the Shuzenji district of Shizuoka Prefecture’s Izu City is based in a charming building that was remodeled from an old ryokan (Japanese inn). From the seats with windows patrons can see the cool bamboo forest and enjoy a peaceful atmosphere. The head chef is Shigekazu Hirayama, who worked as the head chef for the famous restaurant Sasuga Honten in Tokyo’s Ginza district. In addition to the thin, easy-to-swallow soba noodles, there are also other popular items such as Sakura-ebi-no-kakiage (a tempura mix of vegetables and small shrimp) and Nama-yuba (fresh soybean milk skin).
  • Tsuji
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    4.5
    14 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimoda-shi, Shizuoka prefecture 3-19-36
    This is an eatery in a spot commanding views of Shimoda Port in Shimoda City, Shizuoka Prefecture, where one can taste authentic cooking because of their direct connection to seafood wholesalers. There is a large fish tank outside, testament to the extreme freshness of the fish. Their spiny lobster dishes are particularly celebrated, and their signature Ise-ebi-no-onigarayaki (spiny lobster cooked while it is still in its shell) with its flaky texture and sweet and salty sauce passed down across generations demands repeated visits. The splendid local kinmedai sashimi and abalone odoriyaki are also popular favorites. Booking is required.

    軽快な音楽と、豊富なお酒の種類に、粋なご主人に、笑顔がチャーミングな女将さん、そして何より新鮮な魚貝に絶品のお料理。 下田一美味しいので、予約は必須です。 また伺います!!

  • Juka Komigashi Framboise
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    4.5
    7 Reviews
    Shopping
    Shizuoka Pref. Kamogunmatsuzakichou Miyauchi 23
    This is a Western confectionery shop in Matsuzaki Town, Kamo County, Shizuoka Prefecture, with a distinctive chic exterior featuring white walls and triangular roof tiles. Over 20 varieties of cake are normally lined up in the interior showcase including lemon tart and cheesecake. Proud of their sweets made with plenty of locally grown fruits, they offer a range of sweets according to the season: in winter the ponkan orange cake; in spring and summer the new summer orange jelly; in autumn the Japanese chestnut cake. One can enjoy a sweet in the interior cafe space or among the beautiful greenery of the terrace space along with a coffee or tea.

    Great atmosphere, super cakes and bread. Just a fine spot for a coffee. Dont fail to take home the Milan cake!

  • Izu Okada
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    4.5
    28 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shizuoka Pref. Kamogunminamizuchou Minato 307-1
    This is a Japanese style restaurant in Minamiizu Town, Kamo County, Shizuoka Prefecture, a place where one can try regional cuisine featuring the rich bounty of Minamiizu’s seas and mountains. Their signature Kinmedai Nitsuke (red bream cooked in soy sauce) uses fish brought in fresh to nearby Shimoda City. The local speciality is the Ise-ebi Wadatsumi Set Meal, featuring locally sourced spiny lobster and marine products, seasonal vegetables, and special suiton (flour dumplings boiled in soup) cooked in a miso base sauce. Alongside fish the menu is also complete with meat dishes and noodles. The pure Japanese interior is a wide space where one can enjoy a relaxed atmosphere.

    バスツアーでのランチですが非常にいいところです。まずいしょぼいレストランが多いツアーでの食事では考えられないよさです。 量もいいし、味もいいし、店員の方のおかわりをどうぞの呼びかけもいいですね。

  • Dougashima Shokudo
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shizuoka Pref. Kamogunnishizuchou Nishina 2045-3
    This is a restaurant on the coast of Nishiizu Town, Kamo County, Shizuoka Prefecture where one can eat Suruga Bay marine products direct from Numazu Port. The second floor window offers views of the sparkling blue sea, and the first floor has seating which also accommodates pets. Here one can enjoy Izu specialties like kinmedai (red bream) and aji (horse mackerel) cooked in a rich range of styles from fried to boiled in soy sauce to dried. A popular dish is the Ore-no-bukkake-don (my poured-on rice bowl) with generous helpings of fresh fish and egg. There is also a cafe menu centered around set meals and seafood rice bowls, and one can have a casual break any time from lunch until dinner.
  • Isseki-an
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    4.5
    7 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shizuoka Pref. Izushi Shuzenji 950-1
    This Japanese sweet café is located on the opposite bank of the Katsura River that flows in front of the gate of the ancient Shuzenji Temple in Izu City, Shizuoka Prefecture. It is a popular café where customers can look out over the river to the temple and the hot spring town and take a break before or after praying at the temple or from their walk. It serves a variety of sweets that provide a welcome break such as mochi rice cakes made from the local speciality, black rice, a nicely sweet cream anmitsu (bean, agar and syrup confection), a matcha green tea set and, in the winter, warm oshiruko (mochi rice cakes in sweet red bean soup). There is an ashiyu footbath outside for customers to use – a way to relieve your fatigue free of charge.

    I really liked their Anmitsu sweet. They have flowers on the tables, and it was nice and quiet. Its a good place to take a break from wondering around this small town.

  • Antica Trattoria Dal Pirata
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    4.5
    17 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shizuoka Pref. Kamogunkawaduchou Yatsu 484
    This is an Italian restaurant on the coast around a 10-minute walk from Kawazu Station, in an old remodeled warehouse said to have been around for more than 150 years. Inside is a mature atmosphere, with thick beams and chandeliers hanging from the ceiling. Here one can enjoy unique regional Italian cuisine using the best of local ingredients including locally-sourced vegetables and seasonal fish, Izu beef, Amagi fowl, and spiny lobster unloaded at Kawazu Port. Both lunch and dinner require reservations (the latter two days before).

    The chefs Italian experience gave him a superb background for taking Izuvian produce and creating superb courses. Highly regarded by everyone who dines here.

  • Kappa Shokudo
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shizuoka Pref. Kamogunhigashizuchou Inatori 400-4
    This Chinese restaurant in Higashiizu Town, Kamo County, Shizuoka Prefecture is a famous place that has even been featured on television. The Niku Chaohan (meat and fried rice) concocted by the previous generation owner is soul food of the Inatori area, with nice and chewy vegetables and pork fried thick and lavished on fried rice. They also serve prawn fried rice and ramen noodles. The welcoming interior is themed white and has a comfortable homely atmosphere, loved by local regulars and fans from afar alike.

    土曜のランチタイム、13時半頃に妻と行きました。駐車場が心配だったので時間を少しずらして正解、空いている所に車を置けました。店内は、ほぼ満席でした。名物の肉チャーハンとエビチャーハンそれとラーメンを注文しました。ラーメンが一番に出来てきて、少し時間を置いてから、ほぼ同時にチャーハンが運ばれて来ました。互いに注文した物をチェンジしながら食べ比べました。ラーメンはあっさり、エビチャーハンはエビがプリプ...

  • Sakurazaka
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shizuoka Pref. Kamogunhigashizuchou Naramoto 1271
    This tourist facility located around a two-minute walk from Izu-Atagawa Station is a combined teahouse and workshop where one can try art experiences. One can choose from three experiences including clear candles, glass art, and a deco music box. They are made using sand, shells and glasswork, and even beginners and children can make something to their own taste. It takes around 60 minutes to complete a course. In the meantime others can relax in the teahouse which was an old home in Niigata that was dismantled and reconstructed. Booking isn’t necessary (though it is possible to book in advance if working to a set schedule).

    帰りがけに立ち寄り、あったかい飲み物を頂きました。時間があればモノ作りの体験もできたかも。広い庭には 多分 甘夏?がたわわに実り それをバックに写真を撮りました。

  • Odo Tokko Soba
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    3.5
    19 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shizuoka Pref. Izushi Shuzenji 765-6
    Odo Tokko Soba is a noodle shop located in Shuzenji in the town of Izu in Shizuoka Prefecture. This popular shop is decorated in pure Japanese style, as befits a restaurant located in a hot spring resort area. This is the place to come for some famous Tokko Soba, made with spring water from Shuzenji. Only two types of soba are available: Zaru Soba (chilled noodles served with a dipping sauce) and Kake Soba (noodles in hot broth), served with sides of simmered seasonal vegetables and steamed spinach. Zaru Soba is served with a stalk of pure Amagi-grown wasabi that goes down easily, and if any is left over, customers can take it home. The Kake Soba is served with locally grown shiitake mushrooms and wild plants.

    夫婦で食べに行きました。 お蕎麦は美味しかったですが、食べ終えてから夫が店のトイレに行ったので夫が席に戻ってからお会計しようと思って席で一人でお茶を飲んでいたら、店の女性から「次のお客様がいるので席をあけてくれませんか」と言われました。周りには他にも食べ終えてる客がいるのに、夫を待つために座っている私を標的にしたのは納得できませんでした。 仕方なく席をあけましたが、夫がトイレに行った時には先客がい...

  • Koganest
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
    Shopping
    Shizuoka Pref. Kamogunnishizuchou Ugusu 3566-7
    Koganest is a free rest area with a cafe in Koganezaki Park in Nishiizu Town, Kamo County, Shizuoka Prefecture. They also sell gifts such as the wonderfully created products created from the Nishiizu area. The cafe serves some special Nishiizu snacks like tokoroten (gelidium jelly made into thin strips and eaten with vinegar or syrup), soft ice cream and cake, etc. Especially popular is the large kakigori (shaved ice), shaped like Mt. Fuji and available only during the summer months. This magnificent looking dessert has stacks of shaved ice on top of ice cream and drizzled with Blue Hawaii syrup and condensed milk.

    レトルトのたこ焼き等とスイーツしかないが、店内も外のトイレもきれいで広々していて、店員さんの感じも良かった。 テラスがあって眺めも良い。

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With the giant Pacific Ocean to the south and the great Mount Fuji to the north, Shizuoka prefecture is blessed with some of the best views the country has to offer. The white sand beaches of the Izu Peninsula are a rare find on mainland Japan, neighbored by beautiful cliffs, tumbling hills, and natural hot springs. As Japan's largest producer of green tea, the age-old tradition of tea drinking is ubiquitous in Shizuoka, from the miles of tea fields to the old tea houses hosting traditional tea ceremonies.

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