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Japanese Food Spots in Asuka / Kashihara / Sakurai Area

  • Asuka-no-yume-ichi / Yumeichi-chaya
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    4.0
    25 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nara Pref. Takaichigunasukamura Shimashou 154-3
    A soba noodle restaurant located near Ishibutai Tomb, a popular sightseeing destination, in Asuka Village, Takaichi County, Nara Prefecture on the second floor of the Asuka-no-yume-ichi shopping facility. Inside, tables and chairs made from thinned timber from the forests of Asuka stand side by side; smelling faintly of wood with light pouring in through the windows, the restaurant has a comfortable atmosphere. The set meals, made with an abundance of Nara ingredients like ancient rice varieties and local vegetables, are well-reviewed. A warming Asuka nabe hotpot set is also served in winter. The first floor of the facility is a souvenir shop selling local Asuka specialties and handmade knickknacks.

    Our guide took us here for lunch. It wasnt on my radar. It was a simple, delicious meal with the BEST fried chicken Ive ever had, which caught me off guard being that its a rural misty mountain...

  • Senjutei Somen Chaya
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    4.0
    22 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nara Pref. Sakuraishi Shiba 293
    This somen noodle restaurant located in Shiba, Sakurai City, Nara Prefecture is operated by longstanding Miwa somen shop “Ikeri.” The shop has a pure Japanese aura with an elegant ambience and contains large windows with tables seating. The flagship dish, “hiyashi somen,” features a smooth and refreshing flavor that goes down well. There’s also local Nara cuisine with a focus on “nyumen” (somen noodles and various ingredients in a soy sauce broth), as well as other seasonal dishes. One popular option is the “senjutei afternoon meal,” which includes nyumen, Nara delicacies, and persimmon leaf sushi.

    三輪駅から徒歩にてこちらへ向かいました。ランチタイムに利用し、5種類のそうめんが選べるセットにいたしました。温冷が楽しめましたし、味のついたそうめんもあり、堪能する事ができました。お店の雰囲気もよかったです。

  • Café HAGIO
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    4.5
    6 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nara Pref. Takaichigunasukamura Asuka 180
    This is a famous restaurant where one can enjoy the feel and beauty of the architecture in an old Japanese home while eating carefully prepared kaiseki (course) cuisine. It is located in Asuka Town, Takaicihi County, Nara Prefecture. The ingredients and flavorings are all carefully selected from across the country. They take special care with water and fire, using water coming from natural rocky sources and binchotan high-grade charcoal. Popular options include the Katte Shojin Course centered around vegetables and made with bonito dashi soup stock, and the Ofuku bento lunchbox limited to orders of at least 10. They also offer side dishes including homemade goma-dofu (tofu-like food made from crushed sesame seeds and starch) and seasonal vegetable tempura. They also sell Western-style sweets like cakes and bavarois as souvenirs. Seats are by reservation only and not available to diners under 12 years old.

    明日香村の有名店です。飛鳥観光の目玉が欲しいと思って、奮発してこの店に行きました。飛鳥寺からもそう遠くはありません。とても丁寧な料理で、さすがと思います。いただいたものの中から記憶に残るものを書きます。帆立と湯葉の蒸しもの、大和牛の握り、きのこと野菜の胡麻和え、ごま豆腐、ウナギの蒸し物、蓮根麺などです。どれも美味しい料理ばかりで気も地まで豪華になりました。

  • Hashimotoya
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    3.5
    10 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nara Pref. Udashi Murou 800
    This is an old restaurant ryokan built in 1871 in Muro, Uda City. Located in front of Muro-ji Temple, famous as a “Nyonin Koya” meaning Koya for women (original Koya is only for men), Hashimotoya offers sansai ryori (wild vegetable cuisine) with special grated yamato-imo potato, known as a favorite of photographer Ken Domon. As well as courses and a la carte options, they also offer a Women's Special Sansai Lunch limited to 20 per day where one can try lots of little dishes.

    普通の食堂でした。食べ物屋はその味とか盛付とかだけでは評価は出来ない。価格とマッチしているか、ミスマッチかと云うコスパが大事。ここも値段はミスマッチ。内容は良いが。

  • Mendoya
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nara Pref. Takaichigunasukamura Oka 40
    This local restaurant is located in Oka, Asuka Village. The restaurant serves local cuisines from Asuka Village or Nara area, made with organically grown vegetables and good-quality well water, free of any chemical flavoring. The Gourd Bento, a lunch filled with local ingredients, and the Asuka Pot, made with free-range local chicken, stewed in milk soup, are very popular, and the pot course also includes kakinoha-sushi and warabi-mochi (bracken-starch dumpling). Homemade sesame tofu and warabi-mochi can also be purchased as souvenirs.

    原本想點飛鳥鍋,但是只有一個人沒辦法點,只好改點老闆娘推薦的¥1200套餐,份量充足又十分美味,有一碗料很多的細麵、奈良名產柿葉壽司、小菜、新鮮無花果、一片柿乾、手作蕨餅。吃完覺得十分滿足!

  • Haseji
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    4.0
    10 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nara Pref. Sakuraishi Hase 857
    This is a restaurant located along the Hase Road in Hase, Sakurai City. Popular dishes include somen wheat flour noodles, nyumen noodles (noodles served in a soy source broth), and buckwheat noodles with wild plants, served with kakinoha sushi (sushi wrapped in a persimmon leaf). The matcha green tea prepared with well water is also popular. In addition, the restaurant offers local sake called Murasaki-Genji. Customers can buy 720 ml or 1.8-liter bottles of sake, or choose two sizes of pottery bottles with original words.

    にしんそば、鴨そば、にゅうめん等の食事メニューがあり、コーヒー、抹茶等の喫茶メニューもあります。庭園を見ながら落ち着いた雰囲気で食事をする事ができます。お店の近くに駐車場もあります。

  • Saryou Hanayamato
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nara Pref. Takaichiguntakatorichou Shimizutani 1064
    This is a Japanese style restaurant, founded in 1904 in Shimizutani, Takatori Town. The town has been known as the town of medicine from ancient times and because of this, the restaurant offers Japanese style Chinese medicine cuisine using medicinal herbs such as Asian ginseng. The scene of the large lake right next to the restaurant is also spectacular.

    創業は明治37年とか・・・凄い老舗ですね。食べ物商売で50年以上続いているのは何らかの特徴がある料理を提供しているか、著名観光地で何の努力もしなくても人が「ついでに」押し寄せて来るか、価格パフォーマンスが余程優れているかのいずれかですが、最近では情報社会で、価格もダメ、特色もない、味も悪いの「ないない尽くし」の店でもマスコミの力によって繁盛している店もあります。ガイドブックに掲載してもらえればしめ...

  • Restaurant Asukano
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    3.5
    18 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nara Pref. Takaichigunasukamura Shimashou 165-1
    This is a restaurant near the Ishibutai-kofun Tombs in Shimasho, Asuka Village. The restaurant offers Makunouchi, which is rice with side dishes made using red spotted trout caught in the Asuka River and local vegetables produced in Asuka. Also, a traditional Japanese course dinner called Asuka-no-en is served. In this course dinner, visitors can enjoy ancient dishes such as an ancient cheese called So that has been modernized. In addition, there are souvenirs such as Asuka-no-so cheese and persimmon leaf wrapped sushi.

    明日香村の石舞台古墳のすぐ近くにあるドライブイン、土産店、レストラン併設のお店です。 テーブル席が並ぶ広い店内でした。 ランチをいただきました。 食べたのは「季節の彩り膳」。古代米を利用したご飯に彩り鮮やかな和のおかずには季節の海の幸、山の幸がたっぷり。明日香の山間の美しい景色の中で悠久の時を感じながらいただくおいしいお食事でした。

  • Shinchi Irifune
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nara Pref. Goseshi Country street 1-1117-3
    This diner located on Mikuni-dori Street, Gose City is a three-minute walk from JR Gose Station. The restaurant's specialty, curry udon noodles, can be served topped with tempura, as tsukemen, or as part of a set meal. The diner also offers a variety of fried food set meals, donburi rice bowls, udon and soba noodles, an a la carte menu, and more.
  • Kakinoha-zushi Yamato Asuka Shop Musoan
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    3.5
    6 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nara Pref. Kashiharashi Misechou 701-1
    Located on Naka-kaido Street in Misecho, Nakahara City, this by reservation only Japanese restaurant primarily caters to groups. The restaurant's menu includes persimmon leaf sushi sets and Yamato bento boxes. The shop delivers bento boxes to busses, making it an option for groups on bus tours.

    岡寺駅近くの幹線道路に面していて、こんな田舎に不釣り合いな大規模店です。駐車場が大きくて、よく観光バスが止まっていたりします。こちらのを食べると、やはり柿の葉寿司はサバだなと思います。

  • Fukushindo
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nara Pref. Sakuraishi Miwa 1237-1
    This Japanese restaurant located on the approach leading to Omiwa Shrine in Miwa, Sakurai City offers hand-pulled Miwa somen noodles. Whether served chilled or hot, the noodles can be enjoyed along with local dishes like persimmon leaf sushi. The restaurant also offers kaiseki-style banquets by reservation only.
  • Kamameshi Tamaya
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    4.5
    7 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nara Pref. Katsuragishi Taima 1242
    This restaurant is located in an old Japanese inn built in the mid Edo period that is a nationally-registered Tangible Cultural Property. Their famous kamameshi (a type of Japanese pilaf), their crab hotpot featuring snow crab shipped directly from Kasumi Port in Hyogo Prefecture, and their sukiyaki-style chicken hotpot made with Nara's Yamato Niku Dori breed of free-range chicken are all exquisite. The restaurant also accepts orders for bento boxes for excursions and other events.

    當麻寺に参拝する前に昼食時間になったので「玉や」さんで釜飯をいただきました。角煮、地鶏、時雨煮、」季節の釜飯の中から一つを選べ、小鉢(玉子焼き)、味噌汁、漬物が付いた「桜」1580円をいただきました。角煮の釜飯をいただきました。大和ポークは脂が乗っていてトロトロになるまで煮込まれ柔らかくて美味しいです。釜めしの炊きたては米がツヤがあって、甘みがあります。追加になりますが、お出汁を注文すればお茶漬け...

  • Izakaya Komakura Yamatoyagiten
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nara Pref. Kashiharashi Naizenchou 1-1-71Ys building 6F
  • Koshitsuizakaya Kuimonoyawan Yamatoyagiten
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nara Pref. Kashiharashi Naizenchou 1-1-71Ys Building 5F

    オープンを待っていてPM5:00に入店しました。食事は特に可もなく不可もなくですが、サービスは平均以上。然しながら食事には特におすすめできるものar8mase

  • Gokigenebisu Yamatoyagiten
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nara Pref. Kashiharashi Naizenchou 5-2-39 Kato Station Building 2 2F
  • Sushiizakaya Yataizushi Ojiekikitaguchicho
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    2.5
    2 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nara Pref. Kitakatsuragigunoujichou Kudo 2-13-2 Kanetaka building

    美味しくなくて、残念な店です。回りの知り合いも評判がよくないです。あまりおすすめ出来ません。私は、次には行かないです。

  • Sushiizakaya Yataizushi Ojiekiminamiguchicho
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nara Pref. Kitakatsuragigunoujichou Ouji 2-2-11 floor
  • Yumean Kashihara Daigo
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nara Kashihara-shi Daigocho 267-1
  • Shabuyo Kashihara
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nara Kashihara-shi Magarikawacho 7-chome 20-ban 1-go AEON MALL Kashihara 1F1093
  • Okonomiyaki Hotaru
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nara Daigo-cho, Kashihara-shi 341-1

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With a reputation almost as stellar as that of Kyoto, Nara is a must-visit for those searching for the remains of “traditional Japan.” The largely green Nara city holds the majority of the prefecture's treasures, such as the iconic Todai-ji Temple, in which a 15-meter tall Great Buddha sits, and Nara Park, where deer flock to befriend passersby. While mountains are by no means hard to come by in this area, for hiking with a reward, head to the Kii Mountains' Yoshino district in spring, when the hillsides put on an impressive display of white and pink cherry blossoms.

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