Yoichi Wagyu is trademarked, A5 Wagyu beef made in Ohtawara, Tochigi. Touted as the “Home of great Wagyu Beef, Ohtawara’s wagyu beef is of the highest quality and full of umami.
Enjoy seasonal shellfish! [Todai Dyaya]
Todai Dyaya is a tourist attraction on Cape Irago, at the point of the Atsumi Peninsula. Freshly gathered shellfish are lined up in the aquarium at the storefront, and you can taste live, seasonal shellfish such as Atsumi Peninsula’s famous gigantic clams and rock oysters. Seafood set lunches and seafood bowls cooked with seasonal local fish are also available.
Enjoy seasonal fresh fish [Ichiba Shokudo]
Delicious ‘Ichiba-don (seafood bowl),’ their signature dish, is made with seasonal, fresh fish that is sent straight from the market. You can take a tour of the fish market and have fun witnessing the live auctions.
Enjoy early spring in Atsumi by picking strawberries! [Nikken Farm]
Strawberries grow in greenhouses that are bathed in sunlight in the warm climate of Tahara City on the Atsumi Peninsula. From January to mid-May, you can pick juicy and sweet strawberries at Nikken Farm.
Aso takana pickles and mustard greens rice
Takana is a traditional vegetable grown in the cold climate and volcanic ash soil of Aso, and it is unique in that it is harvested by hand rather than machine. Pickling Aso Takana with salt and red chili peppers results in Aso Takana pickles. The lush new pickles are also popular, but “takanameshi” is made by fermenting old pickles with lactic acid for half a year. It is then finely chopped, stir-fried in oil, and mixed with rice, and is widely enjoyed at home and in local restaurants.
Charcoal-grilled Akagyu Beef, Akadozuke & Tsukemono pickles
Specializing in Aso grassland-raised and grass-fed red meat, Akagyu beef is served over a hearth along with seasonal vegetables from the area like taro and tofu that has been fried in rich spring water. It is grilled over charcoal before served. To fully experience the life and food of Aso’s farmers, finish your meal with mustard greens rice, traditional pickles like red pickled vegetables, and a soup called “dagojiru” filled with plenty of local vegetables.
Uchinomaki Onsen’s popular specialty “Akagyu Don”
Imakin Shokudo is a popular restaurant in Aso City, Uchinomaki’s hot spring town, where people queue every day. The ”Akagyu Don” is a popular menu item there. Beef thighs are grilled in a sweet and spicy soy sauce and served in a rice bowl with a hot spring egg in the center. You can combine it with eggs or make your own flavor by mixing it with the popular, special red beef miso and wasabi.
Hokuten no Oka Abashiriko Tsuruga Resort
Okhotsk buffet with about 70 dishes inspired by the mountains and seas of Okhotsk. The open-air restaurant serves a variety of delectable dishes. Fresh seafood is available as sashimi or teppanyaki.
Restaurant Shokudo Manma
The special meals made with Okhotsk ingredients are the most popular! It’s safe, secure, and warm, just like your mother made it for you. Relax in our bright, glass-enclosed restaurant with an amazing view of the Abashiri River.