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Where to Eat Along the Shimanami Kaido
- When you’re exploring the Shimanami Kaido by bike or by car, you’re bound to get hungry. Your ride won’t go well on an empty stomach, so here are a few places to check out along the way when you need a quick energy boost. Cafe Terrace Nanohana Cafe Terrace Nanohana There are a lot of rest areas along the way, but Cafe Terrace Nanohana is a favorite destination among cyclists for its convenience and its light, but satisfying, food; it’s also an official “cyclist oasis” along the Shimanami Kaido. Salad and seafood options are available for those looking for healthy snacks, as well as carbb-heavy options for cyclists who need the energy. This restaurant is located on the southwestern coast of Innoshima Island, right along the road to Ikuchi Island to the south. Serving food at less than 1,000 yen per meal, this place is sure to be packed at almost any time of day. Shokudo Mitsubachi Shokudo Mitsubachi Shokudo Mitsubachi on Oshima Island is renowned forits now-famous blue cafe area. Since it opened in 2011, this cafe and restaurant has charmed visitors with its carefully designed interior and decadent food. The most popular offering is their daily fish special, but because it’s prepared fresh every day, you need to get there early before it sells out. Other than their fish, they also have more typical Japanese fare, like omurice, curry, and cafe desserts. Okonomiyaki Fu Okonomiyaki Fu A trip to Japan wouldn’t be the same without trying some okonomiyaki, a savory pancake. So you’re in luck, because it’s one of the specialties of this area. Okonomiyaki Fu next to Hakata Beach has a reputation for making mouth-watering food for hungry travelers. They serve up traditional seafood okonomiyaki, but also offer variants like Korean-style okonomiyaki with kimchi and pork. This is also one of the officially recommended stops along the Shimanami Kaido. Patisserie T’s Cafe Tamaya Patisserie T’s Cafe Tamaya Another spot worth checking out while you’re on Hakata is Patisserie T’s Cafe Tamaya. This stylish coffee shop and bakery gives you a chance to look out over the sea while munching on delicious French inspired cuisine. Their menu features Croque Monsieur, quiche, and tarts made with fresh fruit, but they also have curry and pizza if you feel like something a little less French. Their chestnut cake and chestnut creme brulee are incredibly popular options for people with a sweet tooth. For cyclists on the go, the offerings may be too indulgent, but it’s definitely a good stop for people who are looking to relax. Yakiniku Chigusa Yakiniku Chigusa Yakiniku Chigusa is a small, family-owned restaurant near the Oyamazumi Shrine on Omishima Island. Yakiniku is a favorite among meat lovers because it allows diners to enjoy the main attractions with no frills. The owners are really friendly and take a lot of pride in their restaurant. Each table comes equipped with its own grill, so you just order the cuts of meat and cook it according to your taste. It comes with veggies, rice, and miso soup on the side, but the main attraction is the meat, marinated with this shop’s own secret recipe marinade. ©NAVITIME JAPAN. Travel Info Check out our travel tips to make your trip better!
- 14. June. 2018
Getting Around Shimanami Kaido
- The Shimanami Kaido toll road can be a relaxing day trip in your car or an intense cycling trek, depending on what you’re up for. With great museums, food, and even an island full of rabbits, it’s worth exploring; but first, you need to get some wheels. Getting Around Shimanami Kaido The most popular way to get around on the Shimanami Kaido is by bike. Bike rentals are relatively cheap. There are about a dozen bike rental shops along the road run by the Shimanami Kaido. There bikes start at 1,000 yen for a regular bike and you have to pay a 1,000-yen deposit. You can drop your bike off at one of the other locations along the road, but you’ll lose your deposit unless you return it to where you rented it from. The other option is the two Giant rental centers; they have better, more expensive bikes, so you’ll pay more for the deposit and the drop-off fee. There are two Giant rental stations, one at Imabari station and one at Onomichi station. You can rent a simple bike for as little as 4,000 yen or spend a bit more to get something like a road bike with a carbon frame. There’s a special bike path alongside the road, so usually you won’t have to compete with cars. The entire road will take more experienced cyclists about 5–7 hours and novices closer to 10 hours. The good news is that tolls have been waived for cyclists until the end of March 2019. Getting Around Shimanami Kaido Car rental in Japan is pretty affordable, and if you have an international driver’s license, are over 18, and have around 5,000 yen, it’s a relatively painless process. Most websites let you make reservations online in English. The base fee for a small rental car is 5,000 yen per day, but it goes up depending on what type of vehicle you want. There are other fees usually. For example, you might have to pay 1,000 yen for insurance and another fee to drop the car off at a different franchise location. You’re also supposed to return the car with a full tank. Getting a car will definitely shave some time off of your journey and your legs probably won’t be as sore afterward. Getting Around Shimanami Kaido ©NAVITIME JAPAN. Travel Info Check out our travel tips to make your trip better!
- 13. June. 2018
Where to Eat and Drink in Ehime
- While Ehime Prefecture may be somewhat off the beaten track, its eye-catching eateries and abundance of delicious cuisine and beverages are enough to tame people off the well-trodden path and into this western corner of Shikoku. Trendy cafés, microbreweries, and a whole host of regional treats await. Cafe Hatsuyuki Cafe Hatsuyuki You’d be forgiven for thinking that the masterminds behind Hatsuyuki were cafe experts but Cafe Hatsuyuki is, in fact, just a later addition to the Hatsuyukihai sake brewery which sits on the ground floor of the two-storey wooden building. The cafe’s wooden interior and trademark round tables give the spacious room a timeless sophistication while the window seats offer a space to relax while taking in majestic views of the surrounding Tobe rolling hills. Naturally, Cafe Hatsuyuki is a good place to get a taste of the local sake served up in local Tobe-yaki ceramics, but if that’s too strong for lunchtime there are also non-alcohol versions available, as well as a number of soft drinks, teas, and cakes. Cafe Hatsuyuki Sea bream at Hozumitei Sea bream at Hozumitei Like much of Shikoku, the fish scene in Ehime Prefecture is thriving thanks to all that surrounding ocean. At the top of the menu for regional fish dishes is sea bream, known as tai in Japanese. Best served in its natural, raw form, for unbeatable sea bream donburi head to Hozumitei in the southern city of Uwajima. For a close-up taste of the sushi chefs in action you’ll need to reserve seats at the counter, but this seemingly cosy restaurant has hidden rooms with space to seat up to 200 for those wanting to pop by on a spontaneous trip. Sea bream at Hozumitei Fumikaden Café Fumikaden Café As one of the main food hubs of Ehime, Matsuyama City has no shortage of eateries, both traditional and trendy. While food in cafes can be limited, Fumikaden Cafe, just south of the Matsuyama Castle grounds, not only offers both style and comfort but also an extensive menu of Western-inspired dishes from curries and wholesome roast veg salads to Japanese teas and decadent cakes. Citrus fruits Citrus fruits Citrus fruits are an integral part of Ehime’s consumables, especially during the colder months of the year. Ehime comes in at joint first place as the largest producer of mikan, or mandarins, in the country. As a result, many of Ehime’s stores have a distinct mikan theme displaying everything from the conventional mandarin to mandarin desserts and even mikan-infused rice balls. One of Matsuyama Airport’s orange flavoured perks is the popular Orange BAR where it’s not water that comes out of the taps but delicious, freshly pressed orange juice. Dogo Beer and sake Dogo Beer and sake The name Dogo owes its prestige to the famed Dogo Onsen tucked away in the centre of Matsuyama City. However, the area has more to offer than just hot springs, including the Dogo brewery, known as Nikitatsu, which has its own 123-year-old history to bring to the table. Although the brewery has been creating delicious sake using local ingredients for almost 200 years, it has gained new attention in more recent years for its new brand of Dogo beers. Suggested as a post-bathing treat, Dogo Beer has an extra fizz in both its lagers and flavoured ales. ©NAVITIME JAPAN. Travel Info Check out our travel tips to make your trip better!
- 18. February. 2018
- Yamadaya Manju (Uwa Main Shop)
- Japanese Confectionery
- Ehime Pref. Seiyoshi Uwachounomachi 3-288
- Candy Store
- Ehime Pref. Matsuyamashi Nibanchou 3-8-1
- Inaka Cafe Restaurant Jutaro
- Other Coffee Shop
- Ehime Pref. Iyoguntobechou Senzoku 359
- Soba / Udon
- Ehime Pref. Matsuyamashi Minatomachi 3-7-2
Only two menu 1 - pan fried 2 - Inari 1 - pan fried (nabeyakiudon) is as simple gentle taste . 2 - Inari is , traditional Japanese rice balls . Please pay in advance all .
- Tamaya Saint Honore
- Candy Store
- Ehime Pref. Imabarishi Kyoueichou 2-2-54
Ehime Main Areas
Stretched across the northwest corner of Shikoku island, Ehime is a nature-rich prefecture boasting beautiful coastlines and a rural center where mountains play host to 26 of the Buddhist temples that make up the Shikoku Pilgrimage. Matsuyama is home to an original post-feudal castle as well as Dogo Onsen, one of the country’s oldest natural hot springs. The northern city of Imabari marks the entrance to the Shimano Kaido, a road that crosses six spectacular bridges and several islands, forming a route between Shikoku and mainland Honshu.
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