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  • Okuni Chaya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Taishachoukidukiminami 731
    Izumo is said to be the birthplace Zenzai (a Japanese sweet), and this is a popular tea house providing carefully made sweet red bean desert. They offer a delicious zenzai that is not too sweet with soft rice cake that is made from local Shimane Prefecture Nita rice and large sized red beans from Hokkaido. Many people drop in on the way back from worshipping at Izumo Taisha Shrine for not only the sweets but also meals such as Izumo soba noodles and Enmusubi (lover's) udon.
  • Izumo Soba Kizuki
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    4.5
    16 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Taishachoukidukihigashi 387-1
    Enjoy Izumo soba dishes in the relaxed atmosphere of the refurbished Japanese-style room of a private house which opened in 2014 on the shrine path to the west of Izumo Taisha Shrine. The high quality domestically grown stone milled buckwheat flour is made into soba noodles carefully by hand every morning. The soba is rich in flavor and very popular. Recommended dishes include the tororo grated yam soba and soba with duck and seasonal vegetables.

    Not a fancy restaurant, therefore a great atmosphere and good soba. 賑やかな道よりすこし離れています、とても落ち着いた店内で、シンプルなメニューでゆっくり食事のできる良いお店です。

  • Lunch House Conseil
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    4.0
    12 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Okigunnishinoshimachou Mita 2152-1
    In this restaurant visitors can enjoy a lunch that changes daily, set meals, noodle dishes, bowls of rice with various toppings and even karaoke in the evening. You can also enjoy turban shell on rice and turban shell curry in the bright and open-air restaurant. Reservations are necessary at night due to irregular closing, so please confirm in advance.

    I was told to try sazae-don (turban shell on rice) by the locals, so I visited this restaurant for lunch. I am not a huge fan of shellfish, but this dish was very tasty. My friends chose other...

  • Marine Thalasso Izumo
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    4.0
    9 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Takichoutaki 859-1
    At this facility, visitors can enjoy a swimming pool overlooking the magnificent view of the Sea of Japan with 14 types of attractions. There are facilities for seaweed mud treatments, aerosol spa therapy as well as restaurants and visitors can also stay overnight. Rental swimmers, face towels, bath towels and sandals are available, however, it is advised to bring goggles and swimming caps when swimming in the pool.

    マリンタラソ出雲という宿泊施設併設のレストランで一般利用も可能ですが宿泊時にはオススメです。バイキング料理ですが地元の食材も多く、時期が良ければ地元で名産のイチジクを使った料理が楽しめ、品数も豊富でオススメです。

  • Uosensuisan Izumo-eki Minamiguchi-ten
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    3.5
    4 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Ekiminamimachi 1-2-61F
    This shop offers fresh vegetables purchased from contract farmers and the best fish gathered from around the whole country, providing the best taste possible. There are semi-private rooms with table and floor seats as well as two family rooms catering for up to 15 guests equipped with a television and toys. The rooms are popular for parents with children.

    JR出雲市駅から徒歩圏内にある居酒屋さんです。おおきなしめなわが入口にありました。大社市場から仕入れした新鮮な魚をいただけます。のどぐろの刺身がおすすめです

  • Matsue Horikawa Local Beer Hall
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    3.5
    38 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Kurodachou 509-1
    "This is a beer hall where you can enjoy a Matsue local beer called ""Beer Hearn"". Also, at the beer restaurant visitors can eat Shimane Wagyu Beef and Shinjiko Shicchin, seven types of seafoods that can be found in the Seto Inland Sea. You can also enjoy five types of local beers at the beer counter overlooking the souvenir corner and the beer factory. It is a convenient facility that is walking distance from the Matsue Castle and Shiomi Nawate tourist site lined with traditional Japanese houses. "

    Our group stopped here for lunch after our tour of the Castle and grounds. Our bus parked in their lot and we walked to the castle. On our return walk back we passed by both the Samurai house museum...

  • Sentoraru-tei
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Okigunamachou Fukui 1365-5 Cinnamonha Center 2F
    "At this restaurant, located in the ""Jokyukaido Kinnyamonya Center"", a place for locals to gather and spread information of the town, guests can enjoy various local dishes from the town of Ama. You can try dishes such as ""White squid sashimi"", ""Rock Oysters Haruka"", ""Oki Soba"", and ""Sazae Curry"". ""Cold Shimame marinade on rice bowl"" (marinated squid), was popular nationally in the rice bowl competition, is also available. The unique island style menu is also available at ""Shan yama"" within the center."
  • Tsuruga Hazumiya
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    4.5
    22 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Hikawachouokinosu 1630
    "This restaurant serves Okayama style udon noodles which are soft on the inside and slippery on the outside, and Izumo soba noodles made from buckwheat ground in a stone mill. The restaurant has been providing ""Kioke Soy Sauce"", ""Izumo Local Sake"" and handmade additive-free udon and soba for generations. The menu also offers rice bowls with various toppings and a meal set. The rice cooked with vegetables that comes with the set is also popular."

    This is traditional well known restaurant which specialises in local buckwheat noodles. It is an old house made form old beams taken from local noble houses. It has quite a waiting list as it is...

  • Waraku Matsue Japanese Cuisine
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    4.0
    36 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Otesembachou 565
    At this restaurant guests can enjoy Japanese seasonal cuisine made using produce in season collected from various parts of the Sanin region as well as fresh fish from one of the three tanks in the center of the restaurant. The cuisine of genuine taste and high quality, served in a relaxed atmosphere, is highly satisfying. Private rooms are also available on the top floor and are perfect for special gatherings such as a family ceremonies or welcome parties etc. During the season of crab fishing, the menu includes a course of Matsuba crab and snow crab.

    Close to JR Matsue, seven fish from Shinzo Lake seven, very fresh, must try in Matsue. Reasonable price at 2500 Yen.

  • Izumo Sunaya Soba Restaurant
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    4.0
    19 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Taishachoukidukiminami 772 Izumo Kikiya 2F
    This is a buckwheat soba restaurant that specializes in making noodles with 100 percent milled buckwheat without any binding agent. At this specialty restaurant, you can enjoy the flavor of the Izumo soba. Although the restaurant does have set opening hours, it closes as soon as the soba is sold out, so it is recommended to visit earlier in the day.

    I dislike Soba. But Izuno Soba is famous so I tried it. It was so delicious that I was surprised. I would like to eat Soba here again. Because it was crowded, the waiting time was over 30 minutes...

  • Naniwa-honten Restaurant
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    4.5
    19 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Suetsuguhonmachi 21
    "This long-established restaurant, with a traditional atmosphere, is located on the shore of Lake Shinji. Visitors can enjoy beautiful dishes made with the best seasonal ingredients and taste Lake Shinji's seven delicacies including, ""sea bass, greasy-back prawn, eel, cattle egret, ice fish, carp, and clams."""

    お客様の接待に使いました。宍道湖の名産のしじみやてんぷらなど、盛りだくさんのお料理と美味しい地酒をいただきました。 締めには鯛めしとのことで、だし汁のお茶づけをいただき満足。

  • Pinorosso
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    4.5
    11 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Kanoashiguntsuwanochou Ushiroda B 284
    This is an Italian sweets restaurant located three minutes on foot from JR Yamaguchi Line Tsuwano Station offering pasta, pizza, homemade bread, and cakes full of local ingredients. There are counter and table seats, with an attractive open kitchen atmosphere. There are four varieties of lunch set, with the pasta lunch being most popular. The chef is actively involved in food education activities, such as taking charge of taste lessons at local elementary and junior high schools.

    We stopped by for a cup of coffee and a piece of cake. It was one of the best macchiatos I ever had.

  • Yagumoan
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    4.5
    78 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Kitahorichou 308
    This is a well-known Izumo soba shop in Kitabori Town, north of Matsue Castle, where the charm of the castle town remains. The shop interior, remodeled from the remains of a samurai residence, is a soothing space where one can feel the four seasons and history. One can enjoy a quiet meal while looking out over the bamboo forest, carp swimming in the pond, gardens and towering old pines. Among the meal options for Izumo soba prepared daily by the shop owner, cold-quenched Wariko soba and duck broth soup Kamonanban are popular.

    Not a lot of English spoken, but had no trouble ordering. Great pictures on the menu. Service was very good, just like the food.

  • Chugoku-Sanchi Soba Kobo Funatsu
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    4.5
    47 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Sotonakabarachou 117-6
    This is a famous Izumo soba restaurant in Sotonakabara-cho, Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture, bustling with tourists and local regulars alike. The specialty Juwari soba is made from buckwheat cultivated in Okuizumo-cho, home-milled and rolled by hand. The three types of soba made with local spring water are each matched with four specially-prepared flavors of dipping sauce. The luxury soba course and local sake options are popular.

    平日の午後二時過ぎに訪問しました。人気店なので、時間をずらしたつもりだったのですが、店内はほぼ満席でした。 中央の囲炉裏のある席は雰囲気が良いです。 二人で割子と釜揚げを注文。 割子は男性だと少し少なく感じるかもしれない量です。 蕎麦は、とても香り高く、味わいもしっかりしています。 蕎麦自体がとても美味しいのです。 そして、つゆも風味豊かです。 蕎麦は短め。だからこそ「すする」というより「噛み...

  • Kenjo Soba Haneya Main Shop
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    4.5
    180 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Imaichichou 549
    A long-standing Izumo soba restaurant founded at the end of the Edo period. This famous restaurant has served several emperors starting with Emperor Taisho. The restaurant’s legendary soba, flavorful and superb in texture, is made with local ingredients, and the buckwheat is ground with the husk using a stone mortar. The restaurant hand makes its soba noodles twice a day, ensuring diners can enjoy fresh made, fresh cooked soba whenever they visit. One of the most popular items on the menu is the warigo soba, soba noodles served with a three tier wooden warigo lunch box, a style characteristic of Izumo soba. The restaurant’s set meal options and the soba course, only offered here at the honten flagship location, are also well reviewed. The nearest station is Izumoshi Station.

    I went to this restaurant because of the raving reviews on Trip Advisor. It was located in a very quiet area. The restaurant was fairly full when I got there. It was actually near closing time, so...

  • Sobadokoro Tanakaya
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    4.0
    84 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Taishachoukidukihigashi 364
    A renowned Izumo soba restaurant located close to the front gate of the Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine a five minute walk from Izumotaisha-mae Station. The restaurant was originally established as a small sweet shop serving shrine visitors, so that it began to serve soba noodles. The restaurant’s vaunted noodles are handmade every morning using a stone mortar to grind flower from select domestic gen-soba buckwheat. Tanakaya’s soba is notable for its firm body, chewy texture, and abundant flavor, and they go perfectly with the restaurant’s rich broth made from round herring stock and a locally produced soy sauce. Two of the most popular items on the menu are the sanshoku warigo, soba noodles with three different toppings; and the simple zaru soba, plain noodles served over a bamboo draining basket.

    Lovely soba. The 3 styled chilled soba is a must try. The queue can get big so get there early. Staff is also very friendly. Highly recommended!

  • Shinmondori Café Pomme Vert
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    4.0
    12 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Taishachoukidukiminami 835-5
    A fashionable café located on Shinmon-dori Street in Taisha Town, Izumo City, Shimane Prefecture. Operating out of a Japanese modern building, a renovated old ryokan inn, the café has a quiet and relaxing atmosphere where you can take a break and enjoy the view of the inner garden. One of the café’s most popular desserts is the elegantly sweet zenzai roll, a roll cake with sweet adzuki beans. Pomme Vert’s organic coffee is also well-reviewed. The café offers a full menu of “yoshoku” Japanese Western-style dishes such as omelet rice, pasta, and hamburg steaks, making it a great place to have lunch when visiting the nearby Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine.

    島根県の観光スポット、出雲大社の近くにあるお店です。神門通り沿いにあります。ぜんざいロールが上品な甘さと小豆がおいしかったです。

  • Teien Saryo Minami
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    4.5
    94 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Suetsuguhonmachi 14 Miomi Museum 1F
    A restaurant located on the first floor of the long-standing Minamikan ryokan inn on the shore of Lake Shinji in Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture. A white sand and pine garden, backed by Lake Shinji, stretches out beyond the restaurant’s windows, and the restaurant has both tables and private dining rooms with views of this beautiful scenery. The restaurant’s vaunted regional cuisine makes abundant use of the seasonal culinary blessings provided by the San’in, such as fresh seafood from the Sea of Japan and seasonal vegetables from the countryside. Minami’s taimeshi minced sea bream with rice is made according to a traditional family recipe based on the shirukakegohan and sobagu loved by Matsudaira Fumai, the seventh lord of the ancient Matsue Domain.

    The atmosphere is nice and the service is top end for what you expect in Japan from a mid range restaurant. The food was ok and the experience was nice. Nothing spectacular, but you wont be...

  • Taishamonzen Izumoya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane prefecture Izumo-shi Kinki Minami 775-5
    A Japanese confectionary shop and café located on Shinmon-dori Street in Kizukiminami, Izumo City, Shimane Prefecture renowned for its dango sweet dumplings popular with tourists and locals alike. Izumoya offers a full menu of sweets and savory foods made with Shimane ingredients such as Nita glutinous rice and soy sauce brewed with Hamayama spring water. The monzen dango dumplings, a set of six differently flavored dumplings such as kuromitsu brown sugar with kinako toasted rice flour, and mitarashi sweet soy sauce syrup, are also well-reviewed. Other dishes on offer include Izumo zenzai sweet red bean soup and Izumo soba noodles. The shop also sells Izumo souvenirs.
  • Toki no Kaze Kura
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    4.0
    14 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Higashihonmachi 1-64
    A restaurant directly operated by a rice shop in Higashihommachi, Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture. Kura is renowned for its donburi, bowls of rice grown with the pure waters of Izumo topped with an abundance of delicacies from the sea and land of Shimane. The restaurant’s signature menu item is the shijimidon, which is piled high with shelled Lake Shinji basket clams flavored with dashi stock. This superb local treat gives meals the chance to enjoy rich, flavorful, plump and large sized basket clams. Other popular menu options include the sazanamidon topped with steamed shirasu whitebait, and the karubidon topped with Japanese wagyu beef.

    新鮮な魚介類やお肉、とれたて野菜をふんだんに使った季節ごとの旬の料理が美味しいです。おすすめは、メインに味噌汁や小鉢が付いた定食です。

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What Shimane prefecture lacks in size and population, it makes up for in scenery and ancient mythology. Izumo-taisha, in the middle of the prefecture, is said to be Japan’s oldest Shinto shrine, where stories that delve into the creation of the Japanese race have been passed down over centuries. The 180 Oki Islands, a 40-minute ferry ride north of Sakaiminato, offer an undiscovered paradise well off the beaten track.

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