Restaurants -WESTERN HARIMA-
Recommended restaurants for visitors from abroad
Staff’s speaking languages
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PIZZERIA RISTORANTE "SAKURAGUMI"
Sakuragumi uses a combination of local and Italian ingredients to recreate the taste and environment of Naples in Italy. Local oyster dishes are especially popular during winter.
“STEAK SENJU” is running business since 1971 at a historical and romantic castle town HIMEJI. Using an old Japanese private house they serve teppan-yaki (roasted on a hot plate), sukiyaki, shabushabu(a hot-pot dish of thinly sliced beef) using Japanese breed of cow and sea foods caught in the Seto Inland Sea. You can enjoy the foods over looking at the Japanese garden.
YODEL FOREST RESTAURANT EDELWEISS
Yodel Forest has a rich natural environment of beautiful green trees and a crystal clear stream, and Restaurant Edelweiss, located in the area serves dishes using locally grown fresh vegetables. Dogs are also welcome at terrace tables.
After being trained in Himeji, Osaka, and Kyoto the owner of Shikinoaji Sara headed overseas where he took on the job of teaching Japanese cuisine for about 15 years in Los Angeles and Mexico. He operated a restaurant in Los Angeles and he speaks both English and Spanish. Shikinoaji Sara’s seating capacity (all non-smoking) is 20 and a reservation for lunch and dinner is necessary. Its main menu consists of original Japanese fish and vegetable dishes but meat dishes are also served on request.
Price: ¥2,300 for lunch including tax
¥5,000 for dinner including tax
SESERAGI AKO PARK HOTEL
All-you-can-eat style lunch (1,500yen) is popular. At dinner time, enjoy European and/or Japanese cuisine made from seasonal sea products. If you have any cultural restrictions or preferences, menu will be arranged upon your request.
Senbon Honjin now renovated as a restaurant was originally an inn officially designated as the lodging for a daimyo during the feudal Edo period and was built about 250 years ago.
UMINOEKI SHIOSAI ICHIBA KUIDOURAKU
Uminoeki Shiosai Ichiba Kuidoraku is located by the seaside at Sakoshi Port, in Banshu Ako, which is well known as the place of the 47 Samurai (Ronin) Chushingura incident. The menu includes a charbroiled barbecue, set dishes and sushi. In winter oysters from Sakoshi are served grilled as a course menu or single dish. During summer dishes using oysters from Miyagi Prefecture and Aioi, small fish, octopus and conger eel are served.
IBONOITO SHIRYOUKAN "SOUMEN-NO-SATO"
"Soumen-no-sato" is a theme park introducing hand-pulled fine wheat noodles unique to the Harima district. It provides visitors the chance to experience historical tradition and taste with "Restaurant Iori" serving not only a set menu but Italian and Chinese style fine wheat noodles throughout all seasons as well. Ibonoito hand-pulled fine wheat noodles, wheat noodles cooled on ice, wheat-flour noodles, soy sauce, local sake and more is on sale and free food sampling is available.
Mochimugi noodles are well known as healthy foods because they include a higher ash content, protein, minerals and dietary fiber than wheat, and also lower cholesterol. The neighborhood also includes the house where the ethnologist Kunio Yanagida was born.
RESTAURANT MAEGURA & NISHIGURA (NADAGIKU SHUZOU)
Many visitors come to Nadagiku Shuzou, which has wooden sake breweries built in 1910 on a site of 10,000㎡. These are unusual even in Hyogo’s sake brewery district. The Chef’s special recommendations are “Sakagura-no-zen” (sake brewery meal set), and “Oogaeshimeshi.”