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What to Eat in Nagahama
- In Nagahama, tradition combines with modern cuisine to give visitors an authentic and refreshing eating experience.In a city of longstanding tradition and creativity, it is not surprising to find a combination of old and new tastes in the restaurant scene. The old establishments are a fascinating reminder of Nagahama’s history, while the new are keeping the old castle town at theforefront of today’s hospitality industry. As a visitor to Nagahama City, you can enjoytraditional Japanese flavours in settings that will take you back to a bygone era. You can also take pleasure in new flavour combinations that highlight the richness of japanese food while keeping the experience fresh. Yokarou - Yaki Saba Somen with a Touch of Yesteryear. Yaki Saba Yaki Saba is the most iconic food of Nagahama City; Slow-cooked mackerel on a bed of noodles. Nobody in town does it better the Yokarou, an establishment run out of a traditionalwooden house on the old Hokkoku Kaido highway. This is probably Nagahama’s mostfamous restaurant and crowds line up patiently to get a taste of the noodles while enjoying the comfort of the beautiful tatami rooms. This is Japanese tradition at its best. Momiya Noppei Udon as Featured on Japanese TV. Noppei Udon Along Otemon Street, a short walk north of Kurokabe Square, is another popular dining spot for locals, tourists, and national celebrities. Its claim to fame is the Noppei Udon. A bowl of udon noodles garnished with colorful momiji (maple tree leaf) tofu and a giant shiitake mushroom. In keeping with the comfort theme, guests dine on floor seating in a low-light setting, surrounded by japanese memorabilia. Thanks to the detailed decoration, Momiya has also been the prefered shooting location for Japanese soap operas. Kotetu - Award Winning Ramen Served with a Big Smile Although ramen is not a dish representative of the region, you can savor Kotetu’s award-winning ramen in a laidback atmosphere just a short work south of Kurokabe Square. The shop is run by a young couple whose pork-bone based broth has been awarded thw “Best Ramen” status by popular food critics on a couple of occasions. English is spoken by one ofthe owners and foreigners are welcomed with excitement. Kotetu Ohmi Beef Curry with a View. 96 Cafe is located right at the centre of Kurokabe Square. With a large open terrace at the intersection of Otemon Street and Hokkoku Kaido Road, the place is popular for its lively atmosphere during the warmer months of the year. The cafe offers a varied menu of local and western cuisine, but what stands out on the menu is the Ohmi beef curry and the black soft creams served as dessert. During the Hikiyama Festival, it is also a perfect spot from where to catch the kabuki performances without getting off your seat. 96 Café Nagahama’s Own Craft Beer In a city of craftsmen it is quite fitting to find a local craft beer brewery. Nagahama Roman Brewery is recognize not only in the city but also around the eastern shores of Lake Biwa for its ale, weizen, pilsner, and stout beers. Pint after pint are brewed on the premises and served alongside platters of Ohmi beef, funa zushi, and a mouth-watering menu of pub fare. It is a great place to unwind after a long day of festival parades and sightseeing. As with other eateries in the city, the atmosphere is relaxed and unpretentious. Nagahama Roman Brewery ©NAVITIME JAPAN. Travel Info Check out our travel tips to make your trip better!
Eating Out in Hikone
- Hikone City’s location on the eastern plains of Shiga Prefecture and a closed distance fromLake Biwa, make it a favourable location for agriculture and fishing. The abundance of seasonal produce, water, and the influx of visitors, are the perfect backdrop to create unique dining experiences in the city. The signature dish here as in most of Shiga, is Ohmi Beef. This is one of the top three wagyu meats, along with Kobe Beef, and Matsusaka Beef, and it is a good excuse to make the trip down to Hikone. The culinary offering does not stop here and includes a variety of regional dishes like Nishin Soba and Oyakodon made with red-chicken eggs from Akita. For the daring palettes, the waters of Lake Biwa provide funa zushi, a fermented fish and local delicacy found easily in omiyage shops in central Hikone. Omiyasan Omiyasan Ohmi-ya is an izakaya-style restaurant on Yume-Kyobashi Castle Road specializing on Ohmi beef dishes. As with other restaurants in the neighbourhood you can try the wagyu steak, but the specialty here is a flavourful Ohmi beef okonomiyaki. The meat portions underneath the sauce and eggs are sweet and fulfilling, pairing nicely with the large selection of Japanese sake or draft beer. The gyuudon (beef over rice) bowl is also top-rated and a good alternative. Dinner at Ohmi-ya is not cheap but affordable for the area. Prices range between 2,000 and 3,000 yen per person. Sennaritei Sennaritei This upscale restaurant chain serving top quality Ohmi beef steak has a few locations around Hikone and should be at the top of the list of wagyu fans looking for that melt-in-your mouth feeling in their steak. The locations range from the traditional japanese restaurant setting to a modern dining experience, maintaining service and hospitality equal across all branches. For an Ohmi beef one-stop shop, then visit the Sennari Chinshin Hanabo (せんな り亭 心華房) store on Castle Road, where you can check out the beef museum on the second floor, choose from 8 ohmi beef course dinners at the restaurant, and buypackaged beef as omiyage to take home. Lupan Burgers Lupan Burgers If you are looking to try out the Ohmi beef flavour but do not want to go for a full-on meal, agood and quick alternative is the Ohmi beef burger at Lupan. This burger “cafe” is located atthe beginning of Castle Road when headed towards Hikone Castle and offers a straightforward menu of juicy hamburgers. Bunkyukura Nishin Soba Located on the historic Nanamagari Road, Bunkyukura is a cozy restaurant set in an old andpreserved japanese home. This is an excellent choice for visitors wanting to break away from the crowds and the meat-packed menus. It offers a variety of soba noodle dishes with Nishin Soba being one of the highlights on the menu. The noodles are handmade by the owner who can be seen on occasion at the front of the restaurant while mastering his craft. Hokkori-ya Oyakodon Although Oyakodon is not a dish exclusive to Hikone nor Shiga Prefecture, it is a traditionaldish in Japan and one which Hokkori-ya does with utmost attention to detail. The pride of the restaurant are the red-hen eggs delivered daily from Odate City, Akita. However, these are no ordinary eggs as they come from free-range chickens raised listening to Mozart in the Ou Mountains. Whatever the reason might be, this is one of the best restaurants on Castle Road and in Hikone, and a great place to unwind after a long day of sightseeing. ©NAVITIME JAPAN. Travel Info Check out our travel tips to make your trip better!
- Omi-Imazu Nishitomo Main Shop
- Shiga Pref. Takashimashi Imaduchousumiyoshi 2-1-20
I purchased a lunch box with grilled eel, and had a quick bite in a cold platform. As the eel melted on the tongue, I wished I had had enough time to sit back and enjoy eel in Nishimoto Restaurant.
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- Meat / Fresh Fish
- Shiga Pref. Oumihachimanshi Suwaichou Naka 17
近江牛を味わえるレストランも併設された精肉店。レストランは、休日の食事時は満席で、外で皆さん並んでいました 精肉店では、お肉のほかにコロッケやメンチカツなども売っていて、店舗横のベンチに座って頂けます。こちらは並んでいません。 コロッケは普通のタイプと甘口のすき焼きコロッケがありました。どちらも揚げたて、衣がサクサクで美味しかったです。
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- Tonkatsu Pork Cutlets
- Shiga Omihachiman-shi Azuchicho Kamitoyoura 1012
- Kushikatsu Musashi
- Kushiage/Kushikatsu Fried Skewer Cuisine
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- Shiga Pref. Otsushi Bamba 1-10-18
雄琴温泉に宿泊し、比叡山延暦寺に行った帰り道に ランチで寄らせて頂きました。 部屋は全て個室になっており、なかなかの風情を 出していました。 比叡山延暦寺からは車で約40分。 僕たち5人で訪れたのですが、近江牛のカットステーキランチの松、1人6300円のコースでしたが、 内容もお肉の味も満足の行くものでしたよ。 大事なお客様や家族でのランチにもバッチリだと思います。
Visitors to Shiga prefecture are almost always hopping east across the prefectural border from Kyoto, and they are almost certainly Lake Biwa-bound. Covering an area of 670 square kilometers, Lake Biwa makes up the bulk of Shiga prefecture, with beautiful lakeside paths that offer myriad walking and cycling opportunities, connecting a string of museums, shrines, and picturesque views that finally lead you to Hikone Castle on the eastern side of the lake.
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