Gourmet / Alcohol Spots in Izumo / Iwami Ginzan Area

  • Arakiya
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    4.0
    164 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Taishachoukidukihigashi 409-2
    Continuing for over 200 years since the late Edo period, Arakiya is the Izumo soba shop with the longest history. It is located in a quiet residential area and features a folksy, relaxed interior. Carefully chosen local Izumo soba flour is placed in a stone mill, quality well water is added, and round herring dashi (soup stock) is used to create the elegant taste. While soba supplies last. Approximately 10 minutes on foot from Taisha Station on the Ichibata Electric Railway.

    This soba restaurant serves amazing handmade Japanese soba noodles. You can get them hot or cold. I ordered the 3 tiered cold soba served 3 ways. The one with the raw egg was my absolute favorite...

  • Sobadokoro Tanakaya
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    4.0
    108 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!

  • Kaneya
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    4.0
    88 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Taishachoukidukihigashi Four tuberos 659
    Kaneya is a soba restaurant founded in 1929 in Taisha Town, Izumo City, Shimane Prefecture. The restaurant is famous for donating its soba to the people at the Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine festival. With its good old, simple, private house-like appearance, the store is loved by many well known people with lots of autographs decorating the walls of the restaurant. Kaneya offers authentic Izumo soba, freshly ground, freshly kneaded, and freshly boiled. Their most popular dish is the sanshoku-wariko, with three toppings on a bowl of soba noodles. The noodle’s broth with the sweet flavors of urume iwashi (sardines) and konbu seaweed coming through is particularly well liked.

    日本語は最後です。 To enter this famous soba noodle restaurant, you might have to wait in line for a while, but dont worry. Your turn will come soon. I have ordered three plates Soba. For plates and five...

  • Nihon Zenzai Gakkai Ichigoten
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    3.5
    77 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Taishachoukidukiminami 775-11
    A store specializing in Izumo zenzai (red bean soup) on Shinmon-dori Street in front of the main gate of Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine. It is an antenna shop of the Nihon Zenzai Gakkai (Japan Zenzai Association) aiming at providing more delicious Zenzai from Izumo, said to be the birthplace of zenzai. Inside the store which is run from an old private house, are some rustic looking wooden tables. In addition to the Izumo zenzai with its red and white dumplings in a large grained adzuki bean zenzai, their enmusubi zenzai, which is associated with Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine, is also popular. The nearest station is Izumotaisha-mae Station.

    It is elegant and plain sweetness. Please eat this Zenzai at once. It’s crowded there so wait a moment.

  • Okuizumo Soba Ippuku Izumo Taisha Shinmon-dori Store
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    4.0
    32 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Taishachoukidukiminami 860-8
    At the Ippuku Taisha Shinmon-dori Store, you can enjoy firm handmade soba with a secret, mellow dashi (stock). The original soba sweets available at the adjacent café are also quite popular. You can bring a pet along if you use terrace seating. A lot of souvenirs are available too, so this place is always lively. The most popular souvenir is “sobakarinto.” The new shichimi (seven spice) flavor offers a moderate sweetness with a sharp spicy aftertaste. One minute on foot from Izumotaisha-mae Station on Ichibata Electric Railways.

    彩りが鮮やかで、かなりボリュームがありました!お値段もそれに見合っていたと思います。美味しかったです。

  • Tsuruga Hazumiya
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    4.5
    25 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...

  • Heiwa Soba Main Branch
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    4.5
    22 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Taishachoukidukinishi 2034
    Heiwa Soba is an Izumo Soba noodles restaurant that serves hand-made noodles made using locally-grown brown buckwheat; the buckwheat flour used to make the noodles contains some buckwheat chaff, which helps to give the noodles an especially rich flavor and dark coloration. Since the restaurant was founded in 1950, it has maintained a consistent emphasis on the quality of its hand-made Soba noodles, which are among the Izumo region’s most famous local specialties; Heiwa Soba is so popular that it sometimes has to close early because it has run out of noodles. Besides Warigo Soba (Soba noodles served in three tires of round lacquerware), Yamakake Soba (Soba noodles topped with grated yam) and Zaru Soba (Soba noodles served on a bamboo draining basket with dipping sauce), Heiwa Soba also serves Don (rice bowl) dishes and set meals. Heiwa Soba is located around 15 minutes’ walk from Izumotaisha-mae Station on the Ichibata Electric Railway line.

    割りごそばとかつ丼が人気のお蕎麦屋さんです。たれは若干甘めですがそばとかつ丼は美味しいと思います。出雲大社から少し離れていますが県外のお客さんが行列を造り、駐車場も満杯の時が有ります。早めがお勧めです。

  • Cafe Juru
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    4.0
    25 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Odashi Omorichou C 206
    Cafe Juru is a café located near Iwamiginzan Park in the Omori Town of Ohda City. The café is situated in a renovated traditional farmhouse. It serves food that makes effective use of locally-sourced ingredients, including Gyusuji Torotoro Hayashi, which is made by slowly boiling Shimane Beef tendons, and a special lunchtime set meal (limited to a maximum of 10 diners per day) that features seasonal wild plants.

    あまりハヤシライスは好きでないですが、たまにはいいかと入りました。もう1つはカレーで、味は似てました。少ないです。あとピザがあります他にも少し。ちょうど銀山と街並みの間、観光案内所の近くです。

  • Izumo Taisha Seidamari-mae Zenzai Mochi
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    4.0
    25 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Izumo-shi Taishacho Kizukiminami 840-1
    A long-standing Japanese sweet shop founded in 1873. Located at the Goen Yokocho shopping area across from Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine's main entrance, they sell Japanese confections made of local ingredients. Their limited edition zenzai mochi rice cakes feature sweet bean paste inside the mochi rice. A delectable item with a refreshing sweetness and a saltiness that enhances the flavor of the ingredients, they're ideal for eating while exploring Izumo and make great gifts. They also sell Sukune-mochi, which won the highest prize at the National Confectionery Exposition, as well as pre-made packs of Izumo Zenzai celebratory soup for brightening up important occasions.

    出雲大社の目の前にあります。出雲名物のぜんざいをいただきましたが、店内には座敷とこたつもありました。おみやげにはぜんざい餅が有名のようでした。

  • Izumo Soba Kizuki
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    4.5
    20 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。

  • SANBE BURGER (Izumo Taisha Branch)
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    4.5
    20 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Taishachoukidukiminami 772
    SANBE BURGER is a stylish hamburger store on Shinmon-dori Street in front of the main gate of Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine. The cafe-style place, with dog-friendly terrace seating, is a popular place for lunch with tourists. The stores prized burgers are made with only local ingredients and each patty is made with 100% beef and pork from Shimane. SANBE BURGER’s popular Izumo Special, only available at this store, is a perfect blend of Izumo tomatoes, two types of cheese and a juicy patty. Take-out available. The nearest station is Izumotaisha-mae Station.

    Sightseeing at Izumo Taisha I wanted something tasty. Have been in Japan for 6 weeks and was craving some meat. I was attracted by the 100% local Shimane produce aspect, but leaving that aside, this...

  • Izumo Sunaya Soba Restaurant
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    4.0
    21 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...

  • Hanafusa
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    4.0
    19 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Taishachouhinomisaki 1481-1
    Hanafusa is a popular restaurant located close to Hinomisaki Shrine in Taisha Town, Izumo City, Shimane Prefecture, where guests can enjoy fresh local fish caught the same day. Their signature dish, sea urchin rice bowl, is a lavish meal of lots of seaweed and horse-dung sea urchin on rice. Other popular dishes include their Sea of Japan rice bowl with three to four thick pieces of seasonal fish, as well as their aromatic sazae-yaki (grilled turbo). In addition to the restaurant which can sit up to 25 people, there is also a souvenir shop selling local specialties.

    さて、ここは場所的に岬の先ちょみたいな場所にあってその時についでに食べればいいと思う店でした。 出雲大社からは、車で20分ぐらいで海沿いの山道を抜けていくので、景色を見ならば幾分にはいいですが、食べ物だけのために行くんは辛いです笑。 何が辛いかと言いますと値段設定が街中に比べると安いカモですが行くまでに時間がかかります。^^。 でも、今回うにいくら丼を頼んだのですが、量は結構多い方ですね。値...

  • Kurumaya Shogato Honpo
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    4.0
    17 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Hiratachou 774
    Since it was founded in 1715, this long established store has been selling ginger flavored sweets using age-old recipes passed down from father to only one son. Using only shussai ginger with its small amount of fiber and unique sweetness and aroma, the old-fashioned ginger sweets, made by melting the juice and sugar together over a charcoal fire, produce a delicately fresh aroma and refreshing sweetness with a hint of ginger spiciness coming through. The store also sells sugar with powdered green tea, ginger tea and seasonal ginger sweets. The historical store building that was rebuilt from the ashes of the Great Fire in 1876 and then further refurbished in the early Heisei period is also one of the highlights. The nearest station is Unshu-Hirata Station.

    以前に知人に頂いたことがある生姜糖が美味しく、出雲市にあるお店だとわかり立ち寄る。一枚にのしてあり手で割って小さくしたものを口に頬張ると、甘さの中にピリッと生姜が効いてて美味。

  • Shinmondori Café Pomme Vert
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    4.0
    16 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.

    この時期喫茶店を探すのウロウロ お土産屋さんやお蕎麦屋さんはいっぱい開いているのですが、コーヒーを求めてとなると。 まぁ普通のUCCのコーヒでした。(チョット濃いめ)

  • Sushi Nihonkai (Izumotaisha Seimonmae Branch)
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    4.0
    14 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Taishachoukidukiminami 840-1
    Sushi Nihonkai is a sushi restaurant located in front of the main gate of Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine. Here guests can enjoy the local delicacies of the sea either eat-in or take-away. A popular choice on the menu is their yaki-saba sushi, grilled mackerel soaked in a special sauce. Other favorites include the fatty rockfish sushi, and their excitingly grilled rockfish kushiyaki (grilled skewer), as well as their crab soup which is perfect for warming the body on a cold day. The restaurant also sells packaged products perfect for souvenirs. The nearest station is Izumotaisha-mae Station.

    出雲大社参道から出てすぐの角にありました。のどぐろ丼は小さいですが、お刺身がたくさん乗っていて、おいしくて大満足でした。(800円)

  • Arima Koeido
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    4.0
    13 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Odashi Omorichou Ha 141
    Arima Koeido, founded in the Edo period, is a long-established confectionery store located in Omori Town, Ohda City, Shimane Prefecture, which is famous for the world heritage site, Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine. The store is famous for a sweet called getanoha, which it is said, miners who used to work in the silver mine, liked and ate. The baked confectionery with its simple taste made only with flour, eggs, brown sugar, and sugar, is popular with tourists as a classic souvenir from the Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine. The store's ginzan-ame sweet with its aroma of brown sugar and soybeans is also popular. The purely Japanese style shop with its feeling of days gone by will touch the heart of any traveler.

    昔ながらの景観を楽しめる区域内にあるお店で、 げたのはというお菓子と飴の2品のみを売っているお店です。 げたのはは、ボーロのような素朴な味と固めの歯ごたえがいい感じです。

  • Café Marco
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    4.0
    12 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Taishachoukidukiminami 780-9
    This is a café located in an old private house on Shinmon-dori Street in front of the main gate of Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine. Take a break while strolling around and relax leisurely enjoying home roasted specialty coffee and pancakes, a fashionable galette lunch and much more. In shop there is a counter seat where visitors can overlook the street as well as a private room with floor seating, making it easy to use for a single person or a group. Aiming to be a café that makes good connections, it offers a place to meet others through workshops and parties for small numbers. The nearest station is Izumotaisha-mae Station.

    I bought a coffee icecream (called coffee soft-cream) with iced coffee and bought a package of Enmusubi coffee bean. OMG, both are amazing taste!! I quite regret I didnt buy more beans back...

  • Kuranojo
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    4.0
    11 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Odashi Yunotsuchouyunotsu 7
    A café in Ohda City, Shimane Prefecture operating out of a remodeled building which once belonged to Yakushiyu, the oldest hot spring bathhouse still in existence in the Yunotsu Onsen hot spring district. The stately wood building was constructed in 1919 and is notable for its Western-style design, including beautiful stained glass windows in its white walls, as well as the graceful arches under its eaves. The café makes use of the former men’s changing area and has an old-fashioned atmosphere highly reminiscent of Japan’s Taisho Roman style. The café offers food such as homemade Japanese-style curry and “Edo period bugyomeshi,” a dish whose recipe was once handed down among the Naito family, whose members served as village headsmen in the area for generations. The café’s onsen cappuccinos, decorated with Japan’s hot spring mark, are also popular.

    薬師湯の隣にできたカフェレストランで昔の震湯の建物を利用しているのでレトロ感満載。温泉津の奉行飯という和風な食事とカレーからシフォンケーキなどカフェメニューが充実していて、食事処が少なくなった温泉津では貴重な存在。営業時間は朝11時からで夜の営業はないので、夜飲みたい人には温泉街にある「路庵」がお薦め。

  • Omori Diner
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    4.0
    10 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Oda-shi Omoricho Ha 44-1
    This restaurant is at the entrance to Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine. In 1972, town volunteers gathered money to remodel the Edo period silver mine managerial and administrative Kumagai family sake brewery into a restaurant. There is terrace seating facing the silver mine side, offering a relaxing time amidst the sound of the river below. They offer house-made, firm textured soba, rice bowls, and set meals in their full menu. Since there is an elevator installed, anyone can go up and enjoy the spacious second floor, as well. The view is beautiful through all four seasons, with the cherry blossoms in spring and the gingko leaves in fall being highlights.

    At the end of historical town of Iwami Ginzan, in front of the terminal bus stop, it looks like a cheap choice for tourists. Actually, myself and my family did not expect much. Ordered Ramen...

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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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