Gourmet / Alcohol Spots in Masuda / Tsuwano Area

  • Camborough Professional Pork Restaurant
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    4.5
    35 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Hamada Kurokawacho 4191
    This restaurant is a three-minute walk from Hamada Station on the San-in Main Line. The shop interior is filled with the warmth of wood-grain, and is perfect for enjoying their select top grade Fuyo pork. Hygiene-managed Camborough pigs are fed blended feed and raised by experienced professionals to create balanced, flavorful, aromatic Fuyo pork. This shop buys direct from the farmers, rather than going through wholesalers or shops, for the freshest possible, pork. Since this shop is always busy, no matter the time or the day, we highly recommend getting reservations.

    Perfect crispy tonkatsu -They do great multi-course lunch specials here as well. I went for a lunch party with a group of co-workers and got the Ladies Set of the day which came with a small...

  • YAMADA CHIKUFUKEN HONTEN (Honmachi Shop)
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    4.0
    24 Reviews
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    Shimane Kanoashi-gun Tsuwanocho Ushiroda Ro 240
    A long-standing Japanese sweet shop founded in 1885 that makes confections. They manufacture and sell a variety of Japanese and Western sweets with a focus on Genji-maki, a Tsuwano local favorite. Moist and lightly sweet, they consist of koshi-an bean paste rolled in a thin sponge cake. The sweet received the highest prize at the 23rd National Confectionery Exposition. Genji-soshi-easy to eat individually wrapped slices of Genji-maki-make the perfect Tsuwano gift. Other popular items include Kuri Gomon, sponge cake with a filling of sweet-simmered chestnuts and bean paste, as well as the subtly sweet confection Tsuwano Uiro (sweet rice jelly).

    津和野の和菓子で有名な源氏巻きを扱う店が10件位あるようで、店構えを見て入店。試食を頂き餡の味が甘過ぎず美味しかったので購入。10日間日持ちするとのこと。

  • Mimatsu Shokudo
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    4.0
    19 Reviews
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    Shimane Kanoashi-gun Tsuwanocho Ushiroda Ro 59-13
    A restaurant in Tsuwano, also known as San'in's Little Kyoto. Facing the Tsuwano River, the shop has an old-fashioned feel and offers light fare such as inari sushi and noodle dishes like udon and soba. Their unusually dark inari sushi is popular. Simmered slowly with a traditional sauce that's been handed down from generation to generation, the savoriness of the condensed soy sauce shines through. Because the vinegared rice also has a strong flavor, it goes great with the lighter soup stocks of the udon and soba noodles. The bite-sized inari sushi is available for takeout and makes a great gift after visiting Inari Shrine.

    This small, unassuming place is at the foot of the path up to the Inari Shrine. Supposedly its the most famous eatery in town. The place is run by an old dude and he has modern and like medieval...

  • Pinorosso
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    4.5
    13 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.

    An exceptional and delicious Italian restaurant in the heart of rural Japan, Pinorosso (the Italian translation of the name of the head chef and owner, Akamatsu Kenji) is shockingly good Italian food...

  • Minoya
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    4.0
    12 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Kanoashiguntsuwanochou Ushiroda A 75-1
    Minoya is a confectionery store in Ushiroda, Tsuwano Town, located around two minutes’ walk from Tsuwano Station. Products available at the store include three varieties of yomogi dango dumplings—anko (sweet bean paste), kinako (soybean flour) and shoyu (soy sauce)—along with kinako mochi dumplings, home-made fruit juice, etc. Minoya also serves meals featuring local cuisine.

    Minoya describes itself as a farm-style restaurant. If the food is what is served on Japanese farms, I want to work on a Japanese farm. Set menus were terrific, a small sampling of several different...

  • Sushi Kappo Aoki
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    4.0
    11 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Kanoashi-gun Tsuwanocho Ushiroda I78-10
    An authentic kappo sushi restaurant a five-minute walk across the tracks from Tsuwano Station. It's a good place to try uzume-meshi, a rice dish that's a specialty of the Iwami region. The shop has a relaxed, nostalgic atmosphere. Dating back to the Edo period, at first glance uzume-meshi looks like another common rice soup called ochazuke. Tradition says its origins lied in hiding the main ingredients beneath the rice to appease Tsuwano's feudal lord, who was appalled by excess. Finely chopped carrots, shiitake mushrooms, kamaboko fish cake, etc. are simmered in a rich soup stock and served with rice in a lidded pot. It's delicious with fresh grated wasabi and nori seaweed, with crispy Japanese parsley accenting the lightly seasoned broth. The dish has been designated one of Japan's five most famous rice dishes by the Imperial Household Agency.

    Beautifully presented fresh and tasty sushi at reasonable prices. Considering this is an inland town it was quite surprising. They have a partial English menu and pictures of the set menus...

  • Saranoki Shointei
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    3.5
    10 Reviews
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    Shimane Kanoashi-gun Tsuwanocho Tonomachi
    A restaurant opposite Tsuwano Catholic Church serving regional cuisine. Guests enjoy seasonal dishes and matcha green tea at the former residence of the third chief retainer of the Tsuwano clan. A Japanese garden visible from the window changes with the seasons. It's known for offering a warm space for the pleasure of eyes, palate, and mind where you dine on fare made with seasonal ingredients. The tranquil tearoom in the garden is the heart of Tsuwano's tea culture. It's modeled after Toinseki, a tearoom in Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto. Genji-maki is a Tsuwano local favorite and the ideal accompaniment for matcha green tea when taking a rest from strolling around Tsuwano.

    地元などで水揚げされた新鮮な魚介類やお肉やとれたて野菜をふんだんに使った季節料理が美味しいです。うずらめしや手打ちそばなど地元料理が美味しいです。

  • Udon Tsurube
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    3.5
    5 Reviews
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    Shimane Kanoashi-gun Tsuwanocho Ushiroda Ro384-1
    An udon noodle shop located about a three-minute walk along the tracks from Tsuwano Station. They serve delicately flavored udon noodles they make themselves painstakingly by hand. The noodles are cooked once you place your order. As this takes a little time, a sign outside the shop warns customers in a hurry. The freshly boiled handmade noodles are delightful, and their spicy curry udon has lots of fans coming from afar.

    津和野駅から右手の方に5分ほど歩くとあります。店頭に「お急ぎの方はご遠慮下さい」と書かれてあるのですが、時間があるので昼食に入りました。カレーうどんを注文しました。うどんの値段は観光地であるし、少し高めかなとも思いますが、ボリュームもあるのでよしとしましょう。定食にするとボリュームありすぎなので、単品にして正解でした。書かれていた通り配膳には時間がかかりましたが、20分ほどと思います。カレーうどん...

  • Sanshodo Kashin-an
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    4.5
    2 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Kanoashiguntsuwanochou Ushiroda B -197
    Sanshodo Kashin-an is a traditional Japanese confectionery store located in 1 Chome, Honcho, Tsuwano Town, Kanoashi County. It sells a range of traditional Japanese confectionery products that includes Genji-maki (a famous Tsuwano region confectionery product that features home-made sweet bean paste made using Hokkaido-grown beans, wrapped in a light-brown casing), Koi no Sato (Yokan gelled sweet bean paste with a crisp texture made using a secret recipe), Ogai (green tea flavored baked confectionery), etc.

    築110年以上の和菓子屋さんです。津和野に溶け込んだ外観も必見です。江戸時代から伝わるという源氏巻きは、国産の原料を使ったもので、ヘルシーなお菓子で、甘さ加減もいいです。

  • Keirando
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    3.5
    2 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Masuda-shi Akebonohonmachi 9-18
    A Japanese sweet shop about 12 minutes on foot from Masuda Station. Look for the chicken logo. They manufacture and sell a variety of Japanese confections and special manju buns, including their Keiran manju that's been a well-loved Masuda treat since their founding. In that 50 years, the recipe for Keiran manju hasn't changed. The addictive Masuda specialty has a fluffy sponge cake outside and a slightly sweet white bean jam filling. Everyone from kids to seniors love the bite-sized buns, and the popular product is the go-to Masuda souvenir.

    口コミ情報を見て益田ポテトを購入しました。「ポテト」の味は意外と薄く、白あんの味を強く感じました。原材料名にもトップに白あんと記載されていました。洋酒も入っているので、ポテト感が薄くなっているのかなと思いました。

  • Art Cafe Sara-no-Ki
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Prefecture Shimane Prefecture Shikano-gun Tsuwano Town
    This is a coffee shop located in Tonomachi-dori Street, Ushiroda, Tsuwano Town. In addition to serving special blended coffee, traditional folk crafts are also available. In the surrounding area there is an annex offering local cuisine and affiliated shops selling specialties and classrooms for hands-on experiences. Access to sightseeing spots in Tsuwano is easy from here, so it can be used as a base for sightseeing.
  • Coffee Roaster KURIKURI
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    Shimane Masuda-shi Akebononishimachi 8-6
    A specialty coffee shop about a five-minute drive from Masuda Station. They sell carefully selected coffee beans from plantations around the world that they roast themselves in a brown and white toned shop. Coffee is a fruit-that's why they strive to keep freshness in mind, performing quality control and other checks daily. Their signature Kurikuri Blend is a rich, dark roast. Besides buying the beans, you can relax with a freshly grounded cup of coffee, taking in the sophisticated atmosphere.
  • Tagosaku
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    Shimane Masuda-shi Akagicho 10-3
    A restaurant about four minutes by car from Masuda Station. They offer fresh seafood and local cuisine with an interior that recalls a traditional Japanese minka house. They have a large tank with fish they use for the meals and serve super fresh nearly transparent squid that you don't often find in urban centers. The restaurant consists of mostly private seating for spending some quality time with friends. Their popular lunchtime Tagosaku Meal Set features fried fish.
  • Hogetsudo
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Kanoashi-gun Tsuwanocho Honmachi 3
    A Japanese sweet shop in Tsuwano, also known as San'in's Little Kyoto. They mainly sell the famous Tsuwano confection known as Genji-maki from a shop decorated with seasonal bonsai trees. Genji-maki is made from high-quality koshi-an bean paste wrapped in a dough made with the richly flavored eggs. It originated with the Yoshimi feudal lords ruling from Tsuwano Castle who revered the Genji gods. It's sliced into three equal parts, making it an easy snack to have at work or home. In addition to the standard koshi-an bean paste, they also sell versions with their own original bean paste. Their range of seasonal confections includes daifuku sweets made with local strawberries from Kimura Farm, sakura-mochi rice cakes that are only available in spring, limited edition summertime pudding, and soft red bean jelly.
  • Sekishin-tei
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    Shimane Kanoashi-gun Tsuwanocho Ushiroda Ro 665
    A restaurant in Tsuwano where waterways run throughout the city. About five minutes on foot from the station in a quiet residential area, it's a great place to enjoy the flavors of a long-standing establishment. The old-fashioned interior modeled after a traditional Japanese house is clean and spacious. They offer abbreviated kaiseki courses and bento boxed lunches, with a focus on local cuisine featuring wild vegetables and other seasonal ingredients. Uzume-meshi, a local Iwami rice dish, consists of hot broth added to rice with various items buried beneath. The delicately flavored dish is a must-try while walking around Tsuwano.
  • Sanshodo
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Kanoashi-gun Tsuwanocho Mori Mura Ha 19-5
    A Japanese sweet shop on the way from Tonomachi-dori Street to Taikodani Inari Shrine. Since their establishment in 1951, they have been making safe and reliably good Japanese sweets with their customers' health and happiness in mind. Their popular Emikomaki is a version of Genji-maki, a Tsuwano local favorite, cut to an easy to eat size and with a cute marking on it. Everyone from kids to seniors loves the subtly sweet treats. Genji-maki is made with mildly sweet smooth red-bean paste wrapped in sponge cake and makes the perfect snack for home, gifts, or handing out at events. They also have a popular monaka wafers made with domestic ingredients including a premium red bean paste filling.
  • Egaki Kamaboko Store
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Hamada Asahimachi 1426-4
    This venerable kamaboko fish cake shop was founded in 1912. They serve the Hamada iconic food Akaten in a charming shop full of history. Akaten is marked by its red color, and is made from ground fish like pollock flavored with chili peppers and then fried. Fried up in a bread crumb coating, its spiciness makes it the perfect dish with rice, and a fantastic snack with alcohol. In addition to being featured in all kinds of news media, the dish received the flavor stamp of approval of famed French chef Kiyomi Mikuni and was selected for his Mikuni Marche line.
  • Gifu
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Masuda-shi Ekimaecho 21-8
  • Sushi Kura Hamada Main Store
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    4.0
    29 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Hamada Asahimachi 1472

    Good local kaiten conveyor belt sushi place. They do a lot of traditional sushi as well as more unusual pieces like the grilled salmon with toasted mayonnaise and green onions (which was popular...

  • Sakae Sushi
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    4.5
    11 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Gotsu-shi Gotsucho 1520-115

    江津市のすし屋さんです。いつも常連で賑わっていますが、握りも良いけどちらしも美味しいです。お持ち帰りもできます。

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