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Enjoy local gourmet food in Hyogo! 7 Gourmet Recommendations

Enjoy local gourmet food in Hyogo! 7 Gourmet Recommendations

2021-09-03 Management office

When you hear the word "local gourmet" in Hyogo Prefecture, you may easily think of "Akashiyaki "or "Kobe Beef ". However, Hyogo Prefecture is characterized by its wide area from east to west and from north to south, as well as its abundance of seafood from both the sea and the mountains. In this article, we will introduce some of Hyogo's local delicacies, from the most famous to the rarest.
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original Kimuraya (family name)

First of all, "Akashiyaki "is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear of Hyogo Prefecture's local delicacies. Akashiyaki looks similar to takoyaki and many people do not know the difference, but the biggest difference is the way it is eaten. Takoyaki is eaten with sauce or mayonnaise, while Akashiyaki is dipped in broth.

Store at the end of the good old arcade street.

The restaurant where you can enjoy this Akashiyaki is "Honke Kimuraya ". It is located about 5 minutes walk from JR Akashi Station along the good old arcade street. Almost 100 years have passed since the opening of "Honke Kimuraya ", where you can enjoy the fluffy Akashiyaki using only fresh octopus as the filling, which is purchased every morning as it has been since the establishment.

Volume of 20 pieces per person

When you order for one person, you will receive 20 pieces of Akashiyaki. 20 pieces may sound like a lot, but when you dip the grilled Akashiyaki into the broth and put them in your mouth, the aroma of kombu broth and egg will spread in your mouth. The seasoning is simple, so you can eat it up quickly and easily. If you are worried about the quantity, you can order one portion for two people.

"Facility Information "
Name: Honke Kimuraya
Address: 5-23 Kajiya-cho, Akashi-shi, Hyogo 673-0884, Japan
Phone number: 078-911-8320
Closed on Mondays and once a month on Tuesdays for an unscheduled holiday
Business hours: 10:00 - 17:00 (close as soon as they run out)
(Hours of operation are subject to change depending on conditions.)
No smoking and no eating: No smoking at all seats

Restaurant Miyasu

The next local gourmet food to be introduced is "Kobe beef ". Kobe beef is a well-known brand of beef produced in Hyogo Prefecture "and Tajima beef ", of which only those that meet strict standards can claim to be Kobe beef. The sweetness of the fat and the tenderness of the meat are the best, and the meat has a good reputation not only in Japan but also overseas.

Enjoy steaks in an upscale atmosphere.

A famous restaurant where you can enjoy the taste of Kobe beef itself in a luxurious steak is within walking distance from Sannomiya Station (about 7 minutes on foot). That is "Restaurant Miyasu ". The restaurant has been loved by Kobe residents for more than 60 years, and you can enjoy Kobe beef steaks grilled to the perfect degree of perfection in a retro atmosphere with a sense of luxury.

Rare steak cross section glows red.

Steak is the main menu item at this restaurant. The steaks are prepared using only the finest Kobe beef ingredients and grilled to perfection, so you can enjoy the full flavor of the beef. While the surface of the steak is grilled to a crisp, the inside is firm, moist, and fluffy, making it a dish that can be enjoyed by both the eyes and the palate. We recommend this restaurant to those who want to enjoy the taste of Kobe beef.

"Facility Information "
Name: Restaurant Miyasu
Address: Awaji Kotsu Building, 3-2-19 Shimoyamate-dori, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo 650-0011, Japan
Phone number: 078-391-3088
Closed: Sunday (but open on Sunday and closed on Monday if Monday is a national holiday)
Office hours:17:00~21:30(L.O.20:30)
(Hours of operation are subject to change depending on conditions.)
No smoking and no eating: No smoking at all seats
URL: http://miyasu-kobe.com/

Awajishima Onion Kitchen, Main Branch

About 30 minutes from Kobe, across the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, is "Awaji Island ". This "Awaji Island "is famous for its onions, and there is even a large onion objet d'art on the island that serves as a photo spot. The "Awaji Island Burger ", made with plenty of onions from Awaji Island, is a local delicacy of Awaji Island.

Awaji Island burger with plenty of onions

Awaji Island burgers with onions as the main ingredient are famous throughout Japan. "Awaji Island Onion Kitchen "'s onion beef burger once won first place in the national local burger grand prix. In addition to the characteristic onion cutlet, onion slices and onion chips are added to condense the flavor of many onions in this dish, so be sure to try it.

Unusual onion soft

Another well-known local gourmet of an unusual kind is "Onion Milk Soft ", which uses onions grown on Awaji Island. The sweetness of the onions condensed in the soft-serve ice cream and the mildness of the milk are a perfect match. Try it while sightseeing.

"Facility Information "
Name: Awajishima Onion Kitchen Main Store
Address: Inside Roadside Station Uzushio, 947-22, Fukura Hei, Minami-Awaji City, Hyogo 656-0503, Japan
Phone number: 0799-52-1157
Closed: Thursday
Hours: Weekdays 9:30-16:30 (L.O.), Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays 9:00-16:30 (L.O.)
(Hours of operation are subject to change depending on conditions.)

Coffee House Rocky

Next, we will introduce a local gourmet "called katsumeshi "from Kakogawa City, located about a 30-minute drive west of Akashi City, famous for its Akashiyaki. "Katsumeshi "is a dish of rice topped with a beef cutlet and a demi-glace sauce. At first glance, it looks like a dish with a strong flavor, but it is served with boiled cabbage on the plate to reset the inside of your mouth so that you can keep eating it.

Demi-glace sauce is generous.

The restaurant where you can eat this katsumeshi is "Coffee House Rocky ". It is a little far from Kakogawa Station, so we recommend that you come by car. The restaurant has a retro atmosphere and plenty of seats, so you won't have to wait long for a table. One bite of the beef cutlet is a luxurious experience, with the flavor of the meat and the richness of the demi-glace sauce intertwined. This is a dish that should be enjoyed by men who value volume because it is served with rice.

店名:Coffee House Rocky
Address: 22-2, Noguchi-cho, Mizutari, Kakogawa, Hyogo 675-0012, Japan
Phone number: 079-556-3920
Closed: Monday (Tuesday if Monday is a national holiday)
Business hours: 8:00 - 21:00 (L.O. 20:30) (katsumeshi and other meal menu available after 11:00)
(Hours of operation are subject to change depending on conditions.)
Smoking ban and smoking:Cigarette sharing

Konishi's bread

Next, we will introduce some of the local delicacies of the Tamba area. The Tamba area can be reached in about an hour by car from Osaka or Kobe, and although it is close to urban areas, it offers rich nature and traditional castle towns. This Tamba area is famous for "black beans ". Black beans produced in Tamba are characterized by being larger and fluffier than other black beans, and are used in high-end dishes such as Osechi.

Bread made with black beans from Tanba is popular

A store where you can enjoy local delicacies using such black beans from Tanba is "Konishi's Bread ". Located in the castle town, about a 5-minute walk from Sasayama Castle, it is a well-established specialty store that has been loved by Sasayama residents for more than 120 years. The specialty menu of this store is "Authentic black bean bread ". Black beans from Tanba, which are cooked for 8-9 hours, are kneaded into the bread dough and baked, giving the bread a slightly sweet taste of black beans and
The savory flavor of the bread is a perfect match.

Beware of sellouts!

The store is accessible from Sasayama Castle and is very popular, so it is often sold out during the tourist season. If you want to be sure to get it, we recommend that you visit the store in the morning. If you cannot forget the taste and want to try it again, you can also buy it at the online store.

"Facility Information "
Store name: Konishi's Bread
Address: 23 Uoya-cho, Tamba-Sasayama, Hyogo Prefecture, 669-2336
Phone number: 079-552-0052
Closed: Tuesday
Business hours: 8:30 - 16:00 (close when sold out)
URL: https://tabelog.com/hyogo/A2807/A280702/28002454/

Himeji Local Sake and Himeji Oden Honpo

Next we will introduce some local gourmet foods of Himeji. Himeji's local gourmet food is "Himeji Oden ". Himeji Oden is oden cooked in a pot and dipped in ginger soy sauce. The taste of oden with ginger soy sauce may seem strong, but the refreshing aroma of ginger makes the dish more palatable.

Choose what you like from a large oden pot

The store where you can eat such Himeji oden is "Himeji Local Sake and Himeji Oden Honpo ". The store is located in the souvenir hall of Piore Himeji, a commercial facility directly connected to JR Himeji Station, so access is excellent. Since the store is located in the food court, you can choose some of your favorite oden ingredients and enjoy them with other Himeji specialties.

Ginger and soy sauce for a crisp taste

"Himeji's local sake and the oden at Himeji Oden Honpo "also features konnyaku shaped like a castle. When you visit Himeji Castle, please try the konnyaku shaped like a castle. Dipping the konnyaku in ginger soy sauce gives it a more refreshing taste than usual oden, and it goes well with sake. This dish is also recommended for those who like to drink.

"Facility Information "
Name: Himeji Local Sake and Himeji Oden Honpo
Address: Souvenir Shop, 188-1, Ekimae-cho, Himeji, Hyogo 670-0927, Japan
Phone number: 079-284-6677
Closed: Unscheduled holidays (same as Peore Himeji Souvenir Hall)
Office hours:11:00~21:30(L.O.21:00)
(Hours of operation are subject to change depending on conditions.)
No smoking and no eating: No smoking at all seats

Grill Ippei

Finally, there is Kobe's fashionable local delicacy "Bifukatsu ". Kobe, being a port city, was one of the easiest places in Japan for foreign cultures to enter. As a result, the culture of Western food has flourished, and beef cutlet is especially famous.

Beef cutlet fried rare

A great restaurant where such "beef cutlets "are delicious is "Grill Ippei ", located about a 10-minute walk from JR Sannomiya Station. The beef cutlet covered with a thin batter is perfectly cooked, and the meat inside is rare and the cross section is a wonderful pink color. The sauce is a rich demi-glace sauce that will keep your chopsticks going. As a famous restaurant close to the station, it is often crowded during lunch time. We recommend arriving early and waiting in line.

Omelette rice is also recommended

Another popular dish at this restaurant is "omu rice ", a typical menu item that is popular among all generations. The rich demi-glace sauce goes perfectly with the ketchup rice wrapped in a very thin egg.

"Facility Information "
Name:Grill Ippei Sannomiya
Address: Sun Heights Sannomiya 1F, 5-5-26 Kotono-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo 651-0094, Japan
Phone number: 078-252-2527
Closed: 3rd Tuesday of every month and every Wednesday
Business hours: Lunch 11:00-15:00 (Lo14:30), Dinner 17:00-21:00 (Lo20:30)
(Hours of operation are subject to change depending on conditions.)
No smoking and no eating: No smoking at all seats
URL: https://tabelog.com/hyogo/A2801/A280101/28031154/


Hyogo is characterized by its large area, both east to west and north to south, which allows for fresh harvests from both the mountains and the sea. For this reason, local gourmet foods have developed in each area. You can visit several areas in a day's drive, so when you travel to Hyogo, be sure to try some of the local delicacies on your drive.

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