Tag: Food

  • Save-the-Date: 2024 Nakase Cherry Blossom Festival (4/7)

    Save-the-Date: 2024 Nakase Cherry Blossom Festival (4/7)

    The Nakase Cherry Blossom Festival will be held this Sunday, April 7 at the square in front of the Nakase gymnasium in the Nakase district, Sekinomiya. Organized by friendly and welcoming members of the local community, the festival will have multiple food stalls offering Kinzan-yaki, Tajima Beef Yaki, Yakisoba (fried noodles), Karaage (fried chicken), and…

  • KATASHIMA Pâtisserie & Café

    KATASHIMA Pâtisserie & Café

    Opened in 1970, Katashima is a long-established western sweets shop in Yabu City, Hyogo Prefecture. Currently, the company operates four locations across Hyogo and Kyoto Prefecture and one French restaurant. Their confections are made using carefully selected local Tajima ingredients and are truly scrumptious masterpieces that bring joy to customers of all generations. Spots detail

  • Murannaka


    “Murannaka” is a small farmhouse restaurant tucked in a corner of a field surrounded by rice paddies at the foot of a mountain. Opened in 2019 on exclusive farmland, it was the first restaurant in Yabu City to take advantage of the city’s special status as a National Strategic Special Zone. Yabu’s NSSZ status helps…

  • Ohashi


    At walking distance from Yoka roadside station (Michi no Eki Yoka), this Japanese restaurant focuses on providing the ultimate culinary experience by only utilizing local ingredients from local suppliers of the Tajima region and the prefectural Sea of Japan. Handling each ingredient with the utmost respect, owner Chef Dōgaki delicately creates fine dishes that highlight…

  • Uchiyama Strawberry Land

    Uchiyama Strawberry Land

    The largest strawberry tourist farm in the Tajima area! It is located 10 minutes from the Bantan Accessway/Asago Interchange exits. The strawberries are grown at an elevated level preventing any dirt from getting on the fruit, and for the convenience of visitors so they do not have to reach further up or down to grab…

  • Hachibuse Nabe

    Hachibuse Nabe

    Hachibuse nabe is a delicious hot pot dish that can be enjoyed in the Hachibuse Highland area in Sekinomiya. The dish contains duck and fresh vegetables making it the perfect dish to enjoy after a day out on the slopes. Spots detail

  • CLOSED: Call for Participants for a Winter Monitor Tour

    CLOSED: Call for Participants for a Winter Monitor Tour

    The tourism office of Yabu is pleased to announce the opening of registration for a 3-days-2-nights monitor tour on the long weekend of February 23-25, 2024. The tour will consist of visiting a local sake brewery with a history of 150 years to learn and taste Yabu-made sake as well as skiing/snowboarding in the southern…

  • Kyushoku – Pridefully Rooted in Yabu City

    Kyushoku – Pridefully Rooted in Yabu City

    In Japan kyushoku, or school lunches are part of the norm for the majority of elementary school students. The Kyushoku produced in Yabu City is truly impressive and strives to use at least 30% locally made produce with a team of nutritionists who create a monthly menu of well-balanced meals focused on including components of…

  • Asakura Sansho a Magical Spice Grown in Yabu

    Asakura Sansho a Magical Spice Grown in Yabu

    Asakura Sansho is a Japanese pepper grown locally in Yabu City of Hyogo Prefecture. The pepper has a numbing sensation like the Chinese Sichuan pepper, but has fresh citrusy undertones giving it a refreshing taste. The pepper contains more limonene, an active citrus ingredient, than any other sansho pepper and is also known for its…